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RTI competing with other Bills – Ama Dokuaa

A Deputy Minister for Information, Ama Dokuaa Asiamah Agyei, has noted that the delay in passing the Right to Information Bill, is largely because other equally important Bills are also fighting for attention. She thus explained that, the delay does not mean the Bill is not a priority, and that other bills from different sectors have also been on the ...

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RTI Bill: Open letter to 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament [Article]

I trust this finds you very well.  I have decided to use this medium to communicate with you because I read something attributed to you which I find very disturbing. Before I get to what I read, I don’t think we as a Coalition thanked you enough for the role you played in supporting the advocacy for the passage of ...

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Loud Silence Media to organise forum on RTI bill

Communications firm, Loud Silence Media, is organizing a forum to discuss the benefits of the passage of the Right To Information (RTI) bill and its ensuing effects in Washington DC, US. Washington DC-based Ghanaian filmmaker and communication specialist Kevin Taylor, who is the founder of Loud Silence Media, said the forum, which will be held in March 9, 2018, is ...

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Pass RTI bill to help fight against corruption- US Ambassador

Mr. Robert Jackson, United States Ambassador to Ghana, has added his voice to the growing calls on government to pass the Right to Information Bill (RTI) to show that the country is truly serious about press freedom. He said “Ghana will host the World Press Freedom Day in May, this year. I believe that it will be fantastic for it ...

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Ghana doesn’t need RTI bill – Casely Hayford

Anti corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely Hayford has suggested that it will be unnecessary for Parliament to pass the Right to Information (RTI) Bill, which has consistently been before the House for well over a decade. There has been a rise in the number of calls for the RTI Bill to be passed after former Attorney General, Martin Amidu’s nomination as ...

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Cabinet yet to hold talks on RTI bill – Hamid

Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, has said that Cabinet is yet to hold discussions on the Right to Information (RTI) bill. This is despite assurances from government that the bill will be passed soon. The bill was laid before Cabinet after the last Parliament failed to pass it, although the passage has been pending for over a decade. As Ghana marks ...

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Special Prosecutor will struggle without RTI bill – Asiedu Nketia

The Office of the Special Prosecutor will struggle without the Right to Information (RTI) bill, General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said. According to him, without the bill, the Special Prosecutor will find it difficult retrieving information especially from government offices. “The most important bill, even more important than the Special Prosecutor office ...

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Occupy Ghana demands timelines for passage of RTI Bill

Pressure group, Occupy Ghana, has called on government to publish the dates detailing when it will lay the Right to Information Bill before Parliament for passage. According to the group, the delays with the passage of the Bill, which has been in parliament for almost a decade, were inexcusable. Despite extensive work on the Bill by the previous Parliament, they ...

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Stop long talk and pass RTI Bill – Group charges

A coalition calling itself the Right to Information Coalition, is skeptical of a new assurance from government on the passage of the Right to Information Bill which has been on the drawing board for well over a decade. Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah, is on record to have hinted of a July 2018 timeline for a possible passage of ...

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July 2018 latest target for passage of RTI Bill

The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has proposed a new timeline for the passage of the much talked about Right to Information Bill. According to him, Parliament would finish work on the bill by the second meeting of the next session of the house which translates to about July 2018. The Right to Information Bill, which seeks to ...

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