Gauging local authorities’ responsiveness to Right to Information requests – experiences from three districts in Ghana – part II

In the spirit of enforcing access to information law in Ghana, the Government of Ghana passed the Right to Information Law (Act 989) in 2019. The law is expected to create an obligation for public institutions to provide information and make it easier for people to enjoy their basic rights to access information.

It has been more than two years since the law came into full force. Yet, citizens are denied access to information when they request information under the Act. For seven months now, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), through its established citizen groups, has monitored Local Assemblies’ responsiveness to access to information requests using Ghana’s Right to Information (RTI) law.

The exercise which was carried out in three districts in Ghana, namely Ejura Sekyedumase, Sagnarigu, and Ada East sought to assess how Local Assemblies are responding to RTI applications by citizens.

To learn about the findings, click here to read the full report.

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