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Gender Minister monitors registration of Ngani Witch Camp inmates onto LEAP

BY: Daily Graphic
The alleged witches listening to Nana Oye Lithur

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur recently visited the Ngani Witch camp in the Northern Region to monitor the registration of inmates onto the LEAP programme.

There are about 300 alleged witches and 110 alleged wizards in the Ngani witch camp. These together with over 600 of their children and grandchildren will be enrolled onto the LEAP and NHIS.

Nana Oye said as part of measures to capture as many vulnerable persons in social intervention programmes as possible, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is targeting inmates of witch camps, leprosariums and orphanages for the LEAP programme.

Two hundred and twenty-two inmates of leprosariums are already on LEAP while 400 inmates of the Ngani Witch Camp in the Northern Region are being targeted to be included in the programme.

In all over 813 witches and wizards are to be registered in the Northern region onto the LEAP, this automatically will make them beneficiaries of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) free of charge.

The enthusiastic inmates of the camp who lined up to be registered onto the LEAP were appreciative of the government’s decision.

Nana Oye also donated items including clothing, toys, soap and books to the inmates and their children.