Ministry updates Chief Directors on RTI operationalisation strategy ahead of 2020

Source The Ghana Report/Gloria KAFUI Ahiable

The Information Ministry has updated Chief Directors on the Right to Information (RTI) operationalisation strategy that is needed for the successful and full implementation of the law.

A day’s workshop held in Accra for Chief Directors on the operationalisation strategy for the RTI law ahead of its implementation in January 2020.

The one-day meeting was also to enable the Chief Directors to share ideas on the final preparations for the operationalisation of the act.

Discussing possible challenges anticipated during the implementation stage, officials of the Ministry outlined interim measures required to respond to expected challenges at the beginning of its implementation.

The Chief Directors were drawn from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the country.

The RTI law seeks to give effect to Article 21 (1) of the 1992 constitution which states that “All persons shall have the right to information subject to such qualifications and laws as are necessary for a democratic society”.

Information Ministry has already been working on a roadmap which includes recruitments of RTI officers, establishing Information centres in all government offices, the establishment of the RTI Commission and completion of various administrative protocols.

The ACT which takes effect from January 2, 2020, is expected to make it easier for persons to request for and receive information from public institutions in Ghana.

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