Ugandan witch-doctors have used radio up to now to advertise their healing powers. However, this could soon be a thing of the past. The government’s ethics minister, James Buturo, has said that radio stations are contravening the 1957 Witchcraft Act and “…are promoting witchcraft-related activities to the detriment of Uganda’s integrity”.
Witchcraft remains a major problem in Uganda and the government is keen to stamp out its promotion in the country. Radio, with its huge audiences, is key to its plans.