Scrapping Rape Examination Fee?

Scrapping Rape Examination Fee?
Spread the love

Scrapping Rape Examination Fee?

Ghanaian actor Ama K. Abebrese has started a petition pushing for the government to scrap the medical fees associated with the medical examination needed to determine if someone has been raped.

During her campaigning, Ama found out that there is already a law in place in Ghana that prohibits sexual assault victims from paying for their medical exams – but it is rarely enforced.

Scrapping Rape Examination Fee?

The minimum doctor’s fee for filling out a police medical form is 300 cedi ($40, £31) – twice the average monthly earnings for a worker.

One victim and her uncle told BBC Africa that they paid for “everything the doctor did in the hospital” and that they were given a receipt.


Felicity Gitonga
Felicity Gitonga is the founder of Africa Business News. abn, freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories.

Wueh! 47 Independent Candidates To Contest For President In August Elections

Previous article

Chitembwe Atemwe, Judicial Service Commission Recommends

Next article

More in Africa

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *