Advocates call for the intensification of education on RTI bill

Panelists in focus group discussions on the Right to Information (RTI) bill had called for the intensification of education on the bill to get people to demand the passage of it into law.

The panelists observed that people are not making mass demand on the law makers to pass the bill because they have not been educated to know that the mass unemployment, poverty and denial of social services by duty bearers were the results of their denial of specific information which they require to overcome those social challenges facing them. 

The group called on the media, civil society organizations and activists on the RTI to raise the tempo of their campaign and public education to get people to appreciate the effect of their being denied information on their personal development and the progress of the country.

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