It is recalled that the Commission in February requested public feedbacks in drafting the Legislative Instrument which it will subsequently be presented to Parliament.
“What the L.I is supposed to do is to make up for some of the loopholes in the law but is not supposed to redraft the law. But the law we have it but the L.I we’re working on to make sure it’s a more representative regulation”, Executive Secretary, Yaw Sarpong told Komla Adom on TV3 Midday Live.
The RTI coalition, on the other hand, maintains a different viewpoint. According to the coalition, one of the two key constraints impeding the law’s effective implementation is the lack of an L.I.
At an event in Accra to dedicate the RTI Commission’s headquarters, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah praised the commission’s seven-member governing board for their efforts since its inception in October 2020.
He however said there are other key areas that need to be given priority including the need to have the L.I in place.
“Continue to work with us to quickly complete the Legislative Instrument (L.I) that needs to be laid before parliament so that the necessary impetus can be given to the Act to function fully”, he said.
Source; Ghanapubliceye.com/Jennifer Owusu