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Ghana

Right to Information (GH0003)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Ghana Action Plan 2013-2014

Action Plan Cycle: 2013

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Information (MOI), National Media Commission (NMC).

Support Institution(s): Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Coalition on the Right to Information Bill (CRTI), Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Legislation & Regulation, Right to Information

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

The Government of Ghana has, since 2010, been working very hard on a major instrument of transparency in the shape of a Right to Information Bill which is currently pending before Parliament. To give transparency a badly needed shot in the arm, Government undertakes to work hand-in-hand with Parliament to ensure the early passage of the Bill. To achieve this undertaking, Government will support every effort to ensure an immediate resolution of all outstanding issues between Parliament and CSO supporters of the Bill. Actions:
• Convene a weekend retreat of the Coalition on Right to Information Bill and the Parliamentary Committee on Communications and the Parliamentary Committee on Legal, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs in order to thrash out the necessary compromises on the Bill
• Pass the Right to Information Bill by the end of 2013.
• Disseminate information and educate the public on the Law.


Ghana's Commitments

  1. Open Contracting and Contract Monitoring

    GH0020, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  2. Anti-Corruption Transparency

    GH0021, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  3. Beneficial Ownership

    GH0022, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  4. Fiscal Transparency and Accountability

    GH0023, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  5. Extractives Sector Transparency

    GH0024, 2017, Extractive Industries

  6. Right to Information

    GH0025, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  7. Civic Participation and Accountability

    GH0026, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  8. Technology and Innovation

    GH0027, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Starred commitment Open Contracting

    GH0014, 2015, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  10. RTI

    GH0015, 2015, Right to Information

  11. Citizen’s Participation

    GH0016, 2015, Public Participation

  12. Fiscal Openness

    GH0017, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  13. Starred commitment Revenue Management

    GH0018, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  14. Open Data

    GH0019, 2015, Open Data

  15. Fiscal Responsibility

    GH0001, 2013, Legislation & Regulation

  16. Fiscal transparency

    GH0002, 2013, Capacity Building

  17. Right to Information

    GH0003, 2013, Capacity Building

  18. Human Rights and Anti-Corruption

    GH0004, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  19. Extractive Sector Revenue Management

    GH0005, 2013, Extractive Industries

  20. Investment Oversight

    GH0006, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  21. Citizen Participation

    GH0007, 2013, Capacity Building

  22. Code of Conduct Bill

    GH0008, 2013, Asset Disclosure

  23. Audit Reports

    GH0009, 2013, Audits and Controls

  24. National Broadcasting

    GH0010, 2013, Civic Space

  25. E-Immigration

    GH0011, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration

  26. Financial Management

    GH0012, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration

  27. Starred commitment Policy Portal

    GH0013, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration