May 10, 2018

Chairman of the Communications committee, Ken Ohene Agyapong has given assurance to civil society that their input would be taken seriously and captured in the final document that would be presented to the plenary when the House resume next week Tuesday.

The joint committee on Communication Legal and Parliamentary Affairs held a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday to solicit the views of civil society on the Right to Information Bill 2018 which is currently before the House and had gone through first reading.

Mr. Ken Ohene Agyapong assured the civil society that as the joint committee meets in Koforidua over the week to look at the Bill clause by clause, views expressed by the civil society would be captured as the report is being prepared to be presented to the plenary.

He further added that it is not an easy task to just present a report to the plenary from the committee level, as critical work has to go into it other than that when presented to the plenary the work will be dismantle and the committee embarrassed if a proper work is not presented.

“I know that a lot of work has been done on this Bill which has been re-introduced this will be the last lap for the Bill is pass what we are going to do as a committee is to fine tune it”, he said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/