Computer Human Interaction: A Blessing or Curse for Ghanaian Youth?

Adam Andani, Mohammed and Adibah, Yusuf and Mpawenimana, Abdallah Saidi (2019) Computer Human Interaction: A Blessing or Curse for Ghanaian Youth? International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 9 (3). 884-901.. ISSN 2222 -6990

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Information and Communication Technology ICT and Traditional African Religion TAR (Voodoo/Vodou) promote the integration of socio-cultural, political and economic system of the people in Africa. However, the youth, (Sakawa Boys) merge technology with religion to commit internet fraud. Sakawa is the use of evil occult powers to commit internet fraud by possessing the mind of the foreign cyber target. These Sakawa boys manipulate vodou powers by performing certain frightening rituals for spiritual empowerment before logging into the internet. This has brought different changes to the socio-cultural and ideological bases of Ghanaians. This study reviewed literature on the causal factors, their modus operandi and the consequences of technology human interaction in Ghana. The Internet and Vodou rituals are found to be the major driving force for Sakawa boys to practice their trade. The consequences of the activities of these boys included infertility, mental illness, sickness or death for the perpetrators and the victims of their ritual sacrifices. Based on traditional ethos, this has transformed the preferences and social values of the youth in Ghana.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyber-Crime, Trafficking, Internet Accessibility, Modus Aperandi, Credit Card, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Mohammed
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 01:03
Last Modified: 29 May 2023 01:32

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