Contrary to the fact that women are mostly branded as witches in society and, therefore, carry the burden of shame and often lynched or ostracised, there is a growing phenomenon in a witches’ camp at Gnani in the Yendi Municipality where the population of alleged wizards is on the increase.

The male population at the camp near Yendi in the Northern Region keeps increasing by the day following the number of men who are now being accused of witchcraft in certain communities in the region. The camp is now a home to a total of 1,028 people comprising 313 women, 105 men and 610 children who have been chased out of their communities for allegedly causing the death or inflicting sickness and misery on relatives, friends or neighbours at their respective localities. FULL REPORT