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EDWARD KOFI GHUNNEY V. JUSTINA ANSAH AND ATTORNEY-GENERAL

(2019) JELR 67940 (HC)

High Court  •  SUIT NO: GJ696/2017  •  22 Jul 2019  •  Ghana

Coram
HIS LORDSHIP ERIC KYEI BAFFOUR ESQ. JUSTICE OF THE HIGH COURT

Judgement

Notwithstanding much education that has gone into reversing peoples attitude towards persons living with the HIV virus, much results cannot be said to have been achieved as evidenced by persistent stigmatization in society. The prejudice that attends with the labelling of a person as HIV positive with its resultant discrimination and being avoided as if a mere handshake alone portends profound disaster for one like the contraction of an ebola virus makes any accusation against a person as an HIV positive person not a light one to be ignored. Sensing the debilitating smoke of rumours of being HIV positive at the National Blood Service Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, where he worked as a driver and claiming the source of that rumours to be that of 1st Defendant, the very head of the National Blood Service, the institution responsible for replenishing the stock of blood for use, Plaintiff conceived and birthed the writ on the 11th of May, 2017, which was later amended seeking the following r…

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