RTI Bill to receive priority attention in Parliament next week

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The highly anticipated Right to Information Bill currently before Parliament is set to receive priority attention at the consideration stage in coming weeks according to an assurance given by the Majority Leader and leader of Government Business, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.

He told Members of Parliament on Friday during the reading out of the business Statement for next week that the consideration stage for the Bill would commence on Monday, July 9, 2018 saying that, “much attention would be given to it during the week”.

The RTI Bill has been at the consideration stage for sometime now ever since it was introduced to the House in the first meeting. However, it has received very little attention until now.

Interestingly, the Bill has been one of the longest lingering bills in Parliament spanning several Parliaments and governments in the fourth Republic.

The Majority Leader, at a recently held Civil Society Parliamentary Assessment programme dubbed the Crystal Ball Series, promised that the Bill would be passed before the House rises by the end of this month.

The Civil Society coalition for the passage of the RTI Bill has been advocating for some amendments which they consider to be very critical to be effected in order to ensure the passage of a credible Right to Information Bill.

Source: Clement Akoloh || afriwakeradio.com


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