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PPP lauds govt, parliament for RTI law

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has lauded the government and parliament for finally overseeing the passage of the Right to Information (RTI) bill into law after almost two decades.

It urged the Attorney-General to immediately work on the Legislative Instrument (LI) that will aid the successful implementation of the law.

In a statement signed and issued in Accra by the National Secretary of the party Murtala Mohammed, it said, “The Progressive People’s Party will like to applaud the government and parliament for passing the Right to Information Bill into law with few lacunas.

“We commend the boldness of the executives in finally accepting the challenge to pass the bill into law during their tenure of office, a novelty other regimes could not do, individuals, media houses, civil societies and other groups that campaigned vigorously for 22 years to get the bill passed must equally be lauded,” the statement said.

“The party urges the government not to delay in the final hurdles to make the law functional, as we applaud the government for a good job done, we caution the government not to engage in delay tactics regarding the Legislative Instrument that will make the law functional.

“We implore the Attorney-General to immediately work on the Legislative Instrument (LI) that will aid the successful implementation of the law which will bring about probity, accountability, transparency in all government dealings, offer the citizenry the opportunity to monitor government policy and project from the beginning to end and also help curtail corruption and nepotism in public sector.

“The media and people must take advantage of the law and turn it into a sunshine in government deals and agreement for the benefit of all, as we applaud the government and parliament for a good job done, we caution the government not to engage in delay tactics regarding the Legislative Instrument that will make the law functional,” the statement said. -citinewsroom.com

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