The right to information bill was passed in 2019 after parliamentary approval and fully endorsed by the President. All those who committed efforts to ensure the passage of the bill were commended by the public and this marked a major step in the history of Ghana aimed at promoting transparency and accountability.
It was also intended to help curb the menace of fake news and grant the public full access to data held by the government and institutions. RTI was the panacea to increasing dissatisfaction with the secrecy surrounding government business and decisions. The law is to curb corruption, secret deals in our state agencies, and the need to promote openness at all levels of our governance structure.
Manasseh Azure Awuni, an investigative reporter requested from the Ghana Police Service information and the institute refused despite the inspector general of police approval and directive. This he made known on his Facebook page and it has surprised a lot of people considering how the masses esteem the police chief.
George Akuffo Dampare is a gentleman, commended for his boldness in his quest to bring sanity to the governance of mother Ghana. He is the youngest IGP ever to be appointed in the fourth Republic and his charisma is awesome. How then does any unit under his command defy his command? This revelation is somehow disturbing.
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