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RIGHT TO INFORMATION LAW IS NOT FOR PROFIT MAKING.. EXECUTIVE SECERTARY RTI COMMISSION

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The Executive Secretary of Right to Information Commission, Yaw Sarpong has cautioned institutions not to use Right to Information law to retrieve monies from people.

According to him the bill is not set as a profit making entities inasmuch as the law does not permit such act.

Mr. Sarpong made the assertion at the press conference by Right to Information Commission to celebrate Right to Information week 2022.

 

He said in 2021, the board of the commission instituted an annual RTI week celebration with week long activities.The week celebration he said is set aside to coincide with the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). The IDUAI is set for 28th September each year which is set aside by the United Nations to celebrate Access to Information across the globe. The he said is the second event for Ghana since the inception of Act 989.

Touching on the theme” Artificial Intelligence, E-Governance, and Access to Information,” is aimed at encouraging institutions and individuals to appreciate the use of the technology to enhance easy access to Information all in a bid to press for greater participation of the public on the governance system.

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