Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo here on Tuesday gave assent to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, nearly two months after it was passed by the parliament.
The purposes of the law, as set out in its preamble, are to provide for the implementation of the constitutional right to information held by any public institution, and to foster a culture of transparency and accountability in public affairs.
In his remarks, before giving assent to the Act at a brief ceremony at the seat of government, Akufo-Addo said the law will enhance the quality of governance of the West African country, and provide a critical tool in the fight against corruption in public life.
“I am very happy that this law has finally been passed,’ Akufo-Addo said.
The Act was passed by parliament on March 26 after almost two decades of back and forth that saw it move in and out of parliament to enable several policy changes and amendments to be done. Enditem