Madina MP urges ECOWAS and others to press Akufo-Addo for anti-witchcraft bill assent.

Madina MP Francis-Xavier Sosu has taken decisive action by petitioning several prominent organisations, including the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), UN, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), and Amnesty International, urging them to intervene in the matter of the anti-witchcraft bill awaiting Presidential assent in Ghana.

The bill, which seeks to protect individuals accused of witchcraft in Ghana, was passed by Parliament on Thursday, July 27, 2023. However, President Akufo-Addo has yet to assent to it, citing potential financial implications on the country’s consolidated fund.