CHRI’s Accra Office has been working to promote knowledge about the value of Access to information. In Ghana, the right to receive information is guaranteed by its 1992 Constitution.
CHRI Africa Office had been instrumental in bringing together organisations to form the Coalition on the RTI in Ghana and also served as the Coalition’s secretariat. In a victory for human rights in the country, after 17 years of advocacy efforts and struggle, Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo signed the RTI Act in law on 21 May 2019. You can read more about the details of the struggle for the RTI Act in Ghana here.
Now that the Right to Information law has come into being, CHRI plans to begin the process of creating citizen awareness to encourage the use of RTI in public fora, and media advocacy, among other things.