Ghana Right to Information Bill to be passed next year – Majority Leader

Bagbin2Mr. Alban S.K. Bagbin, Majority Leader in Parliament, has said the Right to Information (RTI) Bill would be passed in the first quarter of next year.

He said huge amendment work has been done on the Bill and has been fine-tuned to enhance Ghana’s democracy.

The Majority Leader gave the assurance at a Constituency Forum at Nadowli on Saturday.

The RTI Bill, when passed into law, would provide a hierarchy of administrative avenues to ensure citizens get access to information and make the resort to the law courts for such information a last option.

Mr Bagbin attributed the delay in passing the Bill to lack of office accommodation for civil society organisations and other stakeholders, including Members of Parliament to work together.

Mr. Bagbin who is the incumbent Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency, gave the assurance that with the completion of the Job 600 facility for Members of Parliament to be used as offices, it would help fast track work on the RTI Bill.

Source: GNA

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