President Nana Addo Dakwa Akufo-Addo has assented to the Right To Information (RTI) Bill which was approved by Parliament on 26 March 2019.
Mr Akufo-Addo signed the Bill at the seat of government, the Jubilee House in Accra on Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
The RTI Bill stayed in Ghana’s Parliament for close to two decades despite calls from the media and civil society groups for its passage.
The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) promised during the 2016 election campaign to pass the Bill into law if they were voted for.
The NPP government has since been under pressure from civil society groups and the media to pass the Bill into law.
Below is Akufo Addo’s tweet on the RTI bill
Earlier today, I gave assent to the Right to Information Act, at a brief event at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency. I am happy that deliberations on the RTI Bill were concluded in my time as President of the Republic, and in the time of the 7th Parliament. pic.twitter.com/1xNgffcN5s
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) May 21, 2019