Asokore, Feb 23, GNA – Mr George Yiadom-Boakye, the assembly member for Koforidua-Asokore Ahenfie, has appealed to the electorate to support the Right to Information (RTI) Bill because when passed into law, it would help them to participate in the democratic governance of the country.

He said the ordinary Ghanaian had the right to question the rationale behind any policy but no law binds the authorities to give them that explanation and so the RTI law was important since it would address all issues of national interest.

Speaking at a Film show on the success story of the RTI law in South Africa at the Asokore community on Thursday, as a means of reaching out to the people, Mr Yiadom-Boakye said the campaign for the RTI law was not about politics.

He explained to the people that the RTI Law was a constitutional requirement but had been relegated to the background and that the bill was before parliament and they must demand from their Members of Parliament (MPs) to pass the bill into law.

Mr Boakye-Yiadom said the law would not benefit journalists alone but also the whole population.

The Eastern Regional Coalition on the RTI organized the Film Show as part of the campaign to sensitize the people on the need to support the RTI bill and to ensure that parliament as a matter of urgency debated on the bill.


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