The Twin-city and its surrounding areas are witnessing an unprecedented increase in advertisement of spiritual doctors, a worrying trend to many citizens in the region.
Posters tagged with some horrific creatures such as snakes and wild animals among others can easily be found on walls along the roads, or erected poles and makeshift sign posts by spiritualists, who claim they have answers to many of life?s problems.
Most of the advertisement and their contents read: answers to financial problems, love potion, lotto numbers, spiritual marriage and diseases, stroke, cancers, business and academic success among others.
The Ghana News Agency spoke with some people in the metropolis who were not happy about the open display of these advertisements, saying they exposed children to, what they termed, ?unruly activities.?
The radio has also become one of the means these voodoos and spiritual practitioners use to advertise their spiritual powers.
Mr Yaw Sarpong, a Senior Technical Assistance at the Geological Survey Department attributed the situation to greediness and insatiable quest to riches by these practitioners who employ all sorts of means to dupe people.
He said: ?You do not need to advertise to show your competence, the people whom you have helped should speak for you.?
Maame Esi, a trader and a mother at the Bishop Essuah Junior High School was disgusted about these advertisements, saying ?we are losing the moral fiber of society.?
Pastor Daniel Kumah of the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Takoradi said these spiritual practitioners could openly advertise just because ?Supposed men of God patronize their services and also advertise themselves on TV, billboards and radios.?
According to him, God did not promise the world a trouble free society but a deliverer to the many who depended on him.
Pastor Kumah said these spiritual practitioners only capitalized on the needs of individuals and pretended to have answers to them.
He said the end of the world was near and cautioned people to be careful of what they did in order not to incur the wrath of God.
Pastor Isaac Ofori-Atta, a regular speaker on Melody FM in Takoradi said hitherto, activities of these practitioners were shrouded in secrecy and even roads leading to their abode had no directional signs.
He questioned the open display of posters by these spiritualists and wondered why they have gained so much confidence lately to advertise their services. GNA