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Parliament passes RTI bill

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Ghana’s parliament on Tuesday, 26 March 26 passed the Right to Information Bill.

It now awaits presidential assent.

The Bill was passed after its third reading.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, during his third state of the nation address to parliament on Thursday, 21 February 2019, said he was ready to sign the Bill into law as soon as it was passed by parliament.

“Mr Speaker, I’m happy to state that as you know, Parliament has virtually completed its deliberation on the Right to Information Bill and any moment from now the nation will hear the news of its long-anticipated passing. I will happily assent to it as soon as it’s brought to my table,” President Akufo-Addo said.

The bill was initially drafted in 1999. It got reviewed in 2003, 2005 and 2007 but was only presented to parliament in 2010. It was brought back to the sixth parliament but could not be passed till the expiration of that parliament on 6 January 2016.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FMa

Source: Laud Nartey