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Group gives gov't 10 days to pass RTI Bill

Written by  Mar 14, 2018
A group calling itself Coalition on the Right To Information campaigners, has given government a 10 day ultimatum to pass the Right to Information Bill (RTI). Speaking at a press conference, the Executive Secretary of Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, Beauty Emefa said it was about time the media and all stakeholders put pressure on government to pass the Right To Information Bill so it will help to deliver more information to the state without any interference. According to her, president Nana Akufo Addo announced on 6th March, 2018 that, the RTI Bill will be laid before Parliament and passed before Parliament rises, so they will make sure that the government will fulfill its own promise to pass the RTI Bill into law. The right to information is a fundamental human right guaranteed by the country’s 1992 Constitution and recognised as a right under international conventions on human rights. The bill, when passed, will give substance to Article 21 (1) (f) of the Constitution which states: “All persons shall have the right to information subject to such qualifications and laws as are necessary in a democratic society.”
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