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Passing RTI is just a first test---Minority Leader

Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu has said what is important after the passage of the Right to Information Bill, is to walk the road map in other to get its institutionalization and implementation with the adequate finance and resource.

According to the Tamale South lawmaker his disappointment is the oversight Ministry, “I do not think it should have been the Information Ministry, we all know the state of that Ministry country wide”, he lamented in an interview. 

He further pointed out that phones cannot be used in combating white criminality and corruption, there is the need for deeper transparency and accountability by public officers and institutions.

“Take for instance if government signs national identification contract for one $1.2 billion dollars, as we speak now I have not seen any document to that effect, any Ghanaian has the right to demand that he or she want to see what is binding in the contract between government and an entity to provide the ID”.

According to him, India with its huge population carried out the ID exercise at a less cost; “the public ought to know”.

He used the opportunity to thank the media collation for the passage of the Right to Information Bill and the same time the civil society coalition for the passage of the RTI in law.

 Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com

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