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Work on RTI bill during recess – Kyei Mensah-Bonsu urges MPs

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

The leadership of Parliament has asked MPs working on the Right to Information Bill to work during the recess period to enable the house pass it when it resumes. The Right to Information Bill was laid in parliament on the last day of sitting before it adjourned for a 6-week break. The Bill has been in and out of Parliament ...

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RTI Bill laid in Parliament

The Right to Information Bill has been laid before Parliament by the Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Kpemka. The Bill has since been referred to the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs of Committee of Parliament. This comes after Cabinet fully approved the Bill on Thursday. But on the floor of the House, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrissu, raised concerns with the ...

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GBA commends Govt’s efforts to get RTI Bill passed

The Ghana Bar Association

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has lauded efforts by the presidency to ensure that the Right to Information Bill is finally passed. The Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia, on Monday announced that a revised Bill has been submitted to the cabinet for further deliberation. Speaking to Citi News the Vice President of the Ghana Bar association Anthony Gordon Jnr said the ...

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RTI Coalition hits the streets over passage of RTI Bill

nana akufo addo

Members of the Right To Information [RTI] coalition, Action Campaign, have asked President Akufo-Addo to fulfill his promise of having the RTI Bill passed into law before the current session of Parliament ends. The members took to the principal streets of Accra on Monday morning, distributing flyers to get citizens involved in the advocacy to get the Bill passed. Speaking ...

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RTI Bill ‘meaningless’ without covering private sector- Prof. Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, has said the Right to Information Bill will be more meaningful if it goes beyond dealing with the public sector to include the private sector. The Speaker says making access to information from the public sector mandatory through the passage of the Bill without including private businesses, will lead nowhere. In Prof. Oquaye’s ...

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Kyei Mensah-Bonsu blocked passage of RTI bill – George Loh

George Loh

Former Vice Chairperson on Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, George Loh, has accused the Majority Leader of Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, of obstructing the passage of the Right to Information Bill (RTI) when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was in power. According to him, the bill was far advanced and needed only three readings in Parliament to become ...

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Pass RTI bill if you want to fight corruption – MP tells Nana Addo

Ahmed Ibrahim

A Deputy Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, is asking President Akufo-Addo to ensure the passage of the Right to Information Bill if he is indeed committed to fight corruption. Ahmed Ibrahim says although the President has set up the Special Prosecutor Office, the institution will be ineffective without the passage of the Right to Information Bill into law. Speaking to ...

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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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