A former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong has charged pastors to cease displaying children on TV and social media as self-confessed witches and wizards.
According to him, the practice is breaking families apart and exposes the children involved to social stigma and abuse.
“We are having challenges where 13- and 14-year-old children are being paraded on television in the name of testimonies, [saying]: ‘I am a witch’”.
“Can that child get back to school? To do what in class after saying: ‘I killed my mother, I killed my father’? So, social protection must even be on the religious front,” he told Benjamin Akakpo on Class 91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Wednesday, 30 January 2019.
Dr Opuni-Frimpong, therefore, called on the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection to clamp down on such preachers.