The Sunyani High Court 2 chaired by, Justice Douglas Seidu has fined Kwaku Ameyaw of Faaman in Jaman South of the Bono region GHS 22,000 for infringement of the fundamental human rights of persons with HIV/AIDS in the person of Sakyiwaa Cynthia also from Faaman.
The legal team leader of the plaintiff, Anita Delight Danquah told this reporter that the defendant, Kwaku Ameyaw may lose most of his properties when he fails to pay the GHS 22,000 fine to compensate Sakyiwaa Cynthia.
The lawyer said it is an unpardonable mistake by law to use any abusive word, words or any form of ill statement to address HIV/AIDS or any physically challenged persons with their deformities. She said the culprit could be fined, jailed or both.
Sakyiwaa Cynthia, a mother of four who has lost her husband says due to the bitter insults rained on her by Kwaku Ameyaw as a poor HIV patient, her store at Faaman has now collapsed due to stigma.
Sakyiwaa Cynthia is pleading with the public for financial support to relocate.
Owusu Sarpong, who is an HIV/AIDS activist in the Bono East region and advocating for their rights, led to the success story of Sakyiwaa Cynthia.
He said the stigmatization of HIV/AIDS patients is their major challenge, denying many of them to go for drugs in their catchment area.
Owusu Sarpong praised Sunyani High Court for their judgement which will serve as a deterrent to others.