The law instead of enhancing and facilitating free speech rather controls free. Jun 12, 2018 cld urges the ghanaian authorities to incorporate our recommendations into the bill before it is passed, so as to bring it more fully into line with international standards. Ghana has been described as a beacon of hope in africa on account of its good governance and respect for human rights. This guide to law online ghana contains a selection of ghanaian legal, juridical, and governmental sources accessible through the internet. The freedom of information foi act signed into law on may 28, 2011 is an act that gives every nigerian a legal right of access to information, records, and documents held by government bodies and private bodies carrying out public functions. A right to information activist says parliaments delay in passing the right to information bill for ghanaian citizens may be due to politicians misconstruing of the law as one for the media and their fear that it will give too much power to the media. The paper argues that the passage of the right to information bill into law. It is a day set aside by the united nations to focus on. The information is subject to the exemptions that are necessary and consistent with the protection of the public interest in a democratic society, to foster a culture. Right to information rti bill passed into law graphic. Ghanas right to information bill on way to parliament. The rights and obligations of states in disputed maritime ar id.
The right to information bill, 2018 was tabled before parliament on march 21 2017 and. The committee accepted many of the changes proposed by. Provisions to facilitate reconstruction and amalgamation of companies. The right to information bill also, while providing principled ways backed by law for citizens. The preamble indicates that the rti bill is meant for implementing the right to. Analysis of right to information bill centre for law. Oct 16, 2011 the document said the bill was designed to give the ghanaian public the right to access official information and enforces the fundamental human right of the right to information, a right given in article 1 f of the 1992 constitution of ghana.
Act 663, company, ghana, goods, public procurement act 2003. Jul 17, 2016 20160717 the longawaited right to information bill which has been in parliament for more than a decade may not be passed into law after all, as parliament does not appear eager to pass it. Power to acquire shares of shareholders dissenting from scheme or contract which has been approved by majority. The ghana right to information bill, 2010 news ghana. Ghana parliament ends without rti legislation freedom info. In addition to the data below, the links at the bottom of this page will provide you with more information. News ghana is ghanas leading online news portal for business in west africa and around the world. Ebook discovering the empire of ghana as pdf download. It was approved on 28 april 1992 through a national referendum after 92% support. History of ghana gold coast british colony, history of ghana 19661979. Ghana committee approves right to information bill freedom info. Cld urges the ghanaian authorities to incorporate our recommendations into the bill before it is passed, so as to bring it more fully into line with international standards. Right to information law not for media alone coalition. Ghanas human rights court gives life to the right to.
The 2018 cpi scores ghana 41 out of a possible clean score of 100 and ranks the country 78 out of 180 countriesterritories included in this years index. There shall be established by act of parliament within six months after. Freedominfo ghana parliament ends without rti legislation. In ghana, the setting of this study, debates about free secondary education were central in the last three presidential elections.
Ghanas parliament has passed into law the right to information, rti, bill, as at tuesday evening according to an influential local media outlet. Act 527 constitution of the republic of ghana amendment act, 1996. The freedom of information foi act signed into law on may 28, 2011 is an act that gives every nigerian a legal right of access to information, records, and documents held by government bodies and private. The draft law was prepared by the department of the attorney general and. Court order to produce judicial or official records 70. The duration of protection for an eligible work is life of the author plus 70 years. For news about ghana, see accraexpats how to guide page how to keep posted with ghana news official name. The right to information bill 2007 of ghana a critique and recommendations for improvement submitted by commonwealth human rights initiative peoples right to access information has gained wide recognition as an indispensable feature of a functional democracy.
Issued by the right to information coalition the coalition on the right to information, ghana has noted with great concern his excellency john dramani mahamas comments on ghanas right to information rti bill in an interview on dw tv political talk show called conflict zone on october 7. It documents the human rights impact of section 1041b of the 1960 criminal offences act act 29 on the lives of. Ghana parliament passes right to information law after long delays. I want to thank madam speaker and all the members of the house of representatives for hosting us today. The absence of a right to information law has left a vacuum where citizens do not have clarity on whom to approach for official government information, which information may.
Obamas address to ghanaian parliament, 2009 wikisource. In 2003, the government of ghana prepared the first draft of the right to information rti bill to give effect to constitutionally guaranteed fundamental right to information. Discovering the empire of ghana top results of your surfing discovering the empire of ghana start download portable document format pdf and ebooks electronic books free online rating news 20162017 is books that can provide inspiration, insight, knowledge to the reader. Article 21f of the ghanaian constitution guarantees every person the right to. Ghanas draft rti bill contain an enforcement date to ensure certainty. A right to information bill proposed by successive governments has been pending for over a decades. Free speech may be subjected only to reasonable restrictions. Michael gyan nyarko doctoral candidate and academic tutor, centre for human rights. The msg is a tripartite body made up of government, industry and civil society that has the responsibility of. Issued by the right to information coalition the coalition on the right to information, ghana has noted with great concern his excellency john dramani mahamas comments on ghana s right to information rti bill in an interview on dw tv political talk show called conflict zone on october 7, 2015. Loan order for the use of exhibits outside ghana 67. Ghanas history is rich, the ties between our two countries are strong, and i am proud that this is my first visit to subsaharan africa as president of the united states of america. Jan 25, 2010 the right to information coalition rti ghana, a civil society organisation which has been canvassing for the promulgation of the law, has plans to organise a public march involving civil society and mass groups on wednesday, january 27, 2010 to mobilise support for the passage of the bill.
The bill is to ensure free flow of information and to protect public officers for giving out information in their possession. Issued by the right to information coalition the coalition on the right to information, ghana has noted with great concern his excellency john dramani mahamas comments on ghanas right to information rti bill in an interview on dw tv political talk show called conflict zone on october 7, 2015. Ghana is the gateway to west africa and welcomes your business. Data on ghana introduction in addition to the data below, the links at the bottom of this page will provide you with more information. Republic of ghana in africa, ghana ranks 24th by size out of 54 countries, 14th by population and th by population density. Ghana is a multiparty constitutional democracy founded on elections by open and free universal adult suffrage. Ghana is about to enact a right to information law now the right to information bill to provide a legal framework for making public sector information accessible to the public. This guide presents the most important information about ghanas traffi c laws and enforcement. The ghana right to information bill, 2010 seeks to provide for the implementation of the right to information guaranteed under article 211f of the constitution of the republic of ghana, 1993. Ghana committee approves right to information bill.
A copy of the license is included in the section entitled gnu free documentation license. The right to information rti bill was passed on 26 march 2019 by the parliament of ghana, awaiting the presidents signature. A highly accessible, easy to use app version of the constitution of ghana the supreme law of the republic of ghana. The information professionals role in the right to. Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics. News ghana is ghana s leading online news portal for business in west africa and around the world.
All ghanaians above 18 years of age are eligible to vote into office an executive president for a maximum of two fouryear terms. Ghanas human rights court gives life to the right to information. As a driver, you need to know what the laws say and how the rules are implemented by the uniformed services along the route. Since secondary education is much more expensive than primary education, and making secondary. The paper revealed the genesis of freedom of information foi bill in nigeria and the organizations instrumental to its enactment. Ag ghana constitution pages 1 50 text version fliphtml5. Our products include consolidated statutes of ghana, acts of the fourth republic of ghana, ghana law reports, index to the law reports, the law journals of ghana, univ. Browse and navigate ghana constitution in easy, natural real time and advanced. Ghanas constitution of 1992 with amendments through 1996. It also mandates organizations to preserve its information in such manner that will. Under the theme a forum on the newly passed right to information rti law for media practitioners, anyenini, a highprofile journalist and. Kindly find below links to download available documents for use.
You are free to copy, distribute and display this work and to make derivative works, provided you give. Analysis of right to information bill, ghana, june 2018. The evoluation of ghana law since independence assembly is curtailed, however, by the necessity for presidential assent before a bill can become effective, 6 by the prohibition of amendments of the annual estimates money bills submitted by the cabinet,7 and is at least qualified by the special. Datacenta limited is an electronic publishing company that has computerized ghanaian legal materials on cdrom and on the internet. Comment right to information bill of republic of ghana article 19, london, 200x index number.
The university of ghana business school regenerated itself at the start of the 20042005 academic year as a full fledge faculty of the university of ghana headed by a dean with six academic departments, namely, the departments of accounting, finance, marketing, operations and management information systems, organization and human resource. Ghana is about to enact a right to information law now the right to information bill to provide a legal framework for. Transmission and return of material to and from outside ghana admissibility in ghana of evidence obtained outside ghana 71. Republic of ghana in africa, ghana ranks 24th by size out of 54 countries, 14th by population and th by population. Right to information bill rti roadmap last sunday, the minister of information, mr kojo oppong nkrumah, stated that the government was preparing a road map for the implementation of the rti law. Journalists in ghana yesterday joined their counterparts the world over to observe world press freedom day. Ghanas parliament has failed to pass a right to information bill despite years of promises by the president and government leaders. Assemblies of god, ghana constitutionand byelaws the general council of the assemblies of god, ghana avenor junction, p. Constitution and other laws of ghana, there is no specific definition of national security. Information as to compromises with members and creditors. The right to information coalition rti ghana, a civil society organisation which has been canvassing for the promulgation of the law, has plans to organise a public march involving civil society and mass groups on wednesday, january 27, 2010 to mobilise support for the passage of the bill. The multistakeholder group msg of the ghana extractive industries transparency initiative gheiti has produced and will formally launch the countrys 2015 mining, oil and gas eiti audit reports, published on april 30th, 2018. Government print department, 1963 corporation law 311 pages.119 1465 1332 1467 1453 682 882 1208 1182 583 327 1628 779 450 665 1541 520 1289 1317 99 21 1028 934 194 273 490 223 369 257 738 1292 1416 1104 179