Methodist society supports alleged ‘witches’ camp

The Gender and Family Life Issue Assembly (GFLIA) of the Methodist Church has presented food items, educational materials and clothing valued at GHC 1700 to the alleged ‘witches’ camp in Gnanie, a suburb of the Yendi Municipality.

The items include cartons of fruit drinks, milk, milo, bags of rice, sugar, gallons of cooking oil and bales of second hand clothing.

The Reverend Mrs Paulina Owusu Buadu, Director of GFLIA, handed over the items to the Chief of the Community, Mr Alhassan Sey, at a brief ceremony on Saturday in Gnanie.

She explained that the gesture was part of activities marking the group’s Seventh National Conference, which among other issues, was aimed at reaching out to the less privileged in society.

The three-day conference on the theme, “Connexionality, Working Together and Exhibiting the Fruits of the Tree of Life,” brought together about 250 delegates nationwide to take stock of the group’s activities and to strategize for the last quarter of the year.

Rev. Mrs Buadu said, “As a women’s  group we deem it as a responsibility to help the destitute and the needy, especially these mothers and fathers who have been accused of witchcraft.

“I would like to also call on the community members, especially the youth, to desist from labelling old women as witches and rather care for them as the Bible encourages the youth to be concerned for our old parents.”

Mr Sey, who received the items, thanked the group for the kind gesture and appealed to the Government through the Ghana Education Service and philanthropists to support the children with school facilities to enable the children to have access to formal education.

“This is important because education is the light of everyone,” he said.

Source: GNA

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