Ngani Witches Homes/Camps
The Ngani-Tindang Witch Camp is found near Ngani in the Yendi District in the Northern Region. This camp is a settlement where women suspected of being witches fleed for safety, usually in order to avoid being lynched by family members and neighbours.
The witch camp has a vulnerable resident adult population of about 374 with women constituting 81% (221) and 19% (53) men of which most of them are aged above 70.
Inmates are given protection by the local chieftain and in return, pay him and work in his fields.
Listen to stories of many women in such camps are widows to know how their relatives accused them of witchcraft in order to take control of their husbands’ possessions.
Science and psychologists seem to agree that some of these accusations of witchcraft can be out of depression fueled by menopause and other psychological disorders.
It will sad you to even realize older women and people with various forms of disabilities are commonly accused of witchcraft which they cannot deny.
Once they are found guilty of the accusation they must leave their homes and all their belongings behind.
Locate Ngani approximately 90km east of Tamale and about 432km from the capital city, Accra. There are number of join a minibus, trotro or metro bound for Yendi.
Join another car from Yendi to Tindan/Ngani.