Chief bemoans labelling elderly as witches, wizards

BY: Elorm Kojo Ntumy
Nana Kwame Asamoah Yeboah-Afari with some beneficiaries
Nana Kwame Asamoah Yeboah-Afari with some beneficiaries

The Adantemhene of the Akwamu Traditional Area, Nana Kwame Asamoah Yeboah-Afari, has bemoaned the labelling of aged persons as witches or wizards by sections of the Ghanaian society.

“This unfortunate situation is rife all across the country and it must be stopped,” Nana Yeboah-Afari said at a ceremony to present food items and chairs worth more than GH¢5,000 to the Akwamufie chapter of the Shepherd’s Centre for Ageing Ghana (SCAG).

The donation was part of activities to mark the first anniversary of his enstoolment as the Adantemhene of the Akwamu Traditional area.


Nana Yeboah-Afari, who is also the Executive Director of the Royal Senchi Hotel, said old age came with many challenges, hence it was necessary to provide support to the aged rather than neglect and condemn them.

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The Chairman of the SCAG, Mr Maxwell Manukure Akoto, expressed gratitude to Nana Yeboah-Afari and advised the aged to adopt healthy lifestyles.

The centre is a community based non-profit making organisation dedicated to empowering older adults to lead productive and independent lives.

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Reverend Dr Seth Senyo Agidi founded the centre to help the elderly live in dignity and in good health.