Coalition urges Parliament to pass bill


The Western Regional Chapter of the Right to Information (RTI) Coalition on Wednesday renewed calls to Parliament to pass the Right to Information Bill into law to deepen the country’s democracy.

It said parliament must pass the RTI Bill that would stand the test of time and meets international standards.

Mr. Emmanuel Papa Assan, Focal Person of the Western Regional Chapter of the Coalition, made the call at a meeting of the chapter at Takoradi.

He said some countries in the sub-region had passed their bills into law but Ghana, regarded as a leading democracy in Africa, had not done so.

Mr. Assan said the RTI law was a constitutional provision and without it Ghana cannot call itself democratic.

He said the law would promote transparency, accountability and enable people’s participation in governance while helping to minimize corruption and inefficiency in the public sector.

source : GNA