Info Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has introduced that the Proper to Info Fee (RTIC) has been granted prosecutorial energy by the Workplace of the Legal professional Normal to go after people and establishments who flout the RTI Act.
Talking to journalists at a press convention in Accra to offer replace on the implementation of the RTI Act so far, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah acknowledged that the transfer is aimed toward strengthening the Fee’s mandate and making certain that its choices have been correctly enforced.
“The RTIC is absolutely backed by legislation to sanction people and establishments that don’t comply. Moreover, it has prosecutorial powers from the AG to prosecute offenders beneath the Act,” he stated.
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah emphasised that the Fee’s capacity to prosecute offenders was essential to the efficient implementation of the RTI Act, which was handed in 2019.
He additionally famous that the Fee had been working diligently to make sure that Ghanaians have been conscious of their rights beneath the legislation and had entry to the data they wanted.
He stated because the introduction of the Act, some 478 public establishments within the nation have established info models and have been assigned designated RTI officers to facilitate the implementation of the legislation. Moreover, he stated 320 designated RTI officers have been assigned to varied public establishments to make sure compliance with the Act.
This, the Minister defined this varieties a part of a broader technique to put measures in place that may make sure the efficient implementation of RTI Act.
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