Pass the Right to Information Act: Ghana’s good governance depends on it

Posted on August 6, 2012

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“President Mills tirelessly worked to improve the lives of the Ghanaian people. He helped promote economic growth in Ghana in the midst of challenging global circumstances and strengthened Ghana’s strong tradition of democracy.” tribute from President Obama

Late President Mills with President Obama at the White House


“He helped promote economic growth in Ghana in the midst of challenging global circumstances and strengthened Ghana’s strong tradition of democracy. Under his leadership, the United States and Ghana deepened our partnership in the promotion of good governance and economic development.” tribute from President Obama

Crucial to good governance in Ghana is the passage of the Right to Information act that has been before the Ghanaian parliament for three years. Already in this blog I have mentioned it in context with the death of President Mills. Now with the transition of executive power almost complete, the coalition pushing the acts passage are demanding its passage.

I am not a citizen of Ghana and therefore can’t vote. But in this democracy that celebrates freedom of speech, I am entitled to an opinion. I hope that the coalition keeps pushing and pushing to make this the issue that the election hangs on.

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