CPP's National Chairperson Propagates for Rehabilitation Centres for Vulnerable Women
Nana Akosua Sarpong has appealed to the Minister for Gender and Social Protection to give much attention to the needs of old women who for obvious reasons found themselves at the Witches Camp's.
The National Chairperson of the Convention People's Party (CPP), Nana Akosua Sarpong Kumakuma has raised concerns over basic social challenges facing local folks in the Ghanaian society.
According to her, successive governments have done very little in providing assistance and social Support to dwellers in rural areas especially aged women.
Nana Akosua who addressed Journalists after touring the Gambaga Witches Camp in the North East Region out of agony called on the State authority to help fix country, stating that nothing seems to be working in the Ghana.
She implored the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection to take key responsibility's and the welfare of vulnerable person's in the country especially aged women who are currently seeking shelter at some camp's.
"The Gender Ministry are supposed to take care of this vulnerable women, what is going on in this country looks as if everything is broken down and indeed it needs to be fixed, No one cares for the less privilege in this country, the problem of every ghanaian should be a problem of the state".
She admonished that the free social services being offered to the poor women at the various Witches Camp in the country by Chief's and caretakers is the prime responsibilities of the Gender Ministry and government.
She commended carekers of the Witch Camps, revealing that they offer free social services to the needy women including free medical care and shelter.
"If the camp's caretakers or the Chief's hadn't provided a place for the women, how will they have survive".
She urged the state to establish a rehabilitation centres in the regions for women who have been rejected by the families to reside.
According to her, a nation that rejects and look unconcern on the living condition of of it's citizenry cannot survive.
She therefore appealed to the Minister for Gender and Social Protection to give much attention to the needs of old women whom for obvious reasons found themselves at the Witche Camp's.
Meanwhile, she used the opportunity to share clothes and food items to some women at the Gambaga Witches Camp.
As part of the visit, she paid a courtesy call on the overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional area, Naa Mahami Shariga at the Nayiri palace in Nalerigu.
By Ibrahim Nurudeen