The Speaker of Parliament Rt Honourable Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has given a strong assurance that parliament will pass the Right to Information Bill (RTI) by February 2019.
According to him, while Parliament is committed to passing the RTI bill, there are some individuals creating the impression that the house has shown no commitment in passing the bill.
He said, while Parliament is working hard to pass the bill, they are some people who are acting as if the house is droning off the bill. This is fallacious and I want the media to correct this mis-impression.
The Speaker said the house has done 80% of the bill and will surely pass it on or by end of February 2019.
He called on individuals and civil society groups to desist from mounting pressure on the House to pass the bill.
He said, ” the public should please trust us and leave us alone for now to do a good job. We are committed to passing the bill and we are working towards it. No civil society organization should jump in our backs at this belated hour and behave as if they are the one ones interested in passing the bill.”