Pass a Credible Right to Information Law!

Pass a Credible Right to Information Law!

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Citizens Movement Against Corruption started this petition to The Parliament of Ghana

Under article 93(2) of the Constitution the legislative power of Ghana is vested in Parliament and is exercised in accordance with the Constitution. No person or body other than Parliament has the power to pass any measure with the force of law except by or under the authority conferred by an Act of Parliament. Further more Article 21 (1) (f) of the constitution, states that: "All persons shall have the right to information, subject to such qualifications and laws as are necessary in a democratic society".  In spite of this right of the Ghanaian citizen to be able to access information on public and other issues, the  Right To Information (RTI) bill has been in and out of parliament, since it was first drafted by the executive arm of government in 2002. Various stakeholders believe that the long delay in passing this particular bill is a result of political attempts to restrict citizens access to vital information on Government policies, contracts, actions etc.

Passing a credible RTI will enable citizens to be adequately informed and empowered to participate in democratic processes and to hold successive governments and leaders accountable. Ultimately this is likely to reduce the incidence of corruption, embezzlement, misapplication of public funds etc.

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