He said Ghana has a very good human rights record on the African continent, but the existence of the witches? camps is not good for the country since it is against the human rights of the alleged witches.
Mr Cretz made the pledge in Tamale on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy call on Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru, Northern Regional Minister, as part of a day?s working visit to the region.
The Ambassador has since proceeded to the Gnaani witches? camp in Yendi, to donate educational materials to the Gnaani Primary School, familiarize himself with issues at the camp, and later launch a research project at the Northern Regional House of Chiefs.
Mr Cretz said the U.S Government was undertaking several projects in the Northern part of Ghana, to ensure development was brought to the people, and noted that issues of witchcraft were inconsistent with modern Ghana.
Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru lauded the efforts of the U.S government, and appealed to it to assist the region in areas of conflict resolution to ensure peace. GNA