Right to Information (RTI) Month launched to increase awareness


This year’s Right to Information (RTI) Month has been launched with the aim to sustain the awareness creation efforts the RTI Commission has embarked upon.

The objective of the celebration this year is also to improve the deliberative platforms provided for the implementation of the law and best practices that have helped some pioneers of the RTI law to be successful in their jurisdiction.

The month-long celebration scheduled for this month is on the theme: “The Importance of the Online Space for Access to Information.”

The Right to Information Act, 2019 (ACT 989) was passed by the Parliament of Ghana in 2019, and assented to by the President the same year to give constitutional right to access to information held by public institutions.

Its purpose is to promote transparency and accountability by empowering people to access information on central and local governments as well as non-governmental organisations, which are publicly funded.

Consequently, the RTI Commission was established to oversee the implementation of Act 989 and as part of its education, has set up the yearly celebrations in September.