The Ministry of Information has held a day’s workshop in Accra for Chief Directors on the operationalization strategy for the Right to Information (RTI) Law ahead of its implementation in January 2020.The meeting was also to enable the Chiefs to share ideas on the final preparations towards operationalization of the ACT.
Discussing possible challenges anticipated during the implementation stage, officials of the Information 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) (f) 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”.
The Ministry of Information 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 2nd is expected to make it easier for persons to request for and receive information from public institutions in Ghana.