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30-Oct-2009  
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The Brong Ahafo Regional Chapter of the Coalition of the Right to Information Ghana, a non- governmental organisation, has advocated the speedy passage of the information bill into law to promote a transparent and accountable Public Service.

The organisation said at a press conference in Sunyani on Thursday that, the country's fledging democracy would undergo metamorphosis if consistent and best international practices were adopted.

"This will certainly produce a radical qualitative advancement in the desire for freedom, justice and democracy," Mr Kweku Yeboah, Regional Secretary of the coalition said.

He explained that participatory democracy and the right to information was particularly essential to good governance.

"It is only when those who are to participate in governance are well informed that they can contribute meaningfully to governance," he said.

Mr Yeboah who is also the Regional Programmes Director of the National Commission for Civic Education said the right to information and transparency in governance constituted the foundation of empowering the citizenry to contribute to good governance and the rapid development of Ghana.

Rev. Dr. Franklin Kwesi Biney member of the coalition said it recognised the vitality of public access to information in fighting corruption and promoting public participation in national activities.
 
 
 
 
 

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