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Byline: Laud Nartey
The Coalition on the Right to Information (RTI) has expressed disappointment about the seriousness of Parliament in passing the RTI Bill, stating that a letter written to the Coalition by the Joint Committee says absolutely nothing about the substantive proposals.
The areas the Coalition had issues included exemption clause, internal reviews, timeliness, an independent commission, appeals to the Supreme Court, private bodies, duty of public and private bodies to keep proper records, proactive disclosure, and the transitional provisions.
In a letter written and signed by Ebenezer Ahumah Djietror, Principal Assistant Clerk, Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, which was sighted by Public Agenda, indicated that the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) should be the implementing body of the RTI law that is on the independent commission, but the coalition disagrees with the committee …