RIGHT TO INFORMATION

RIGHT TO INFORMATION

POS Foundation represents the youth on the Coalition of the Right to Information (RTI) which is spearheaded by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Africa office in Accra. The Foundation played a key role in the advocacy and activities for the passage of an effective RTI Law. POS Foundation led the team on an awareness campaign to all the Regions ahead of the Members of Parliament’s (MPs) Regional Consultation on the RTI Bill, while monitoring the consultation process. Representing the youth on the coalition, the Foundation has been mostly responsible for the mobilization and active participation of all protests and matches that have
also helped increase pressure on policy makers to push the bill to its current state, now in Parliament.

POS Foundation on behalf of the coalition have engaged Student-journalists at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and other groups sensitizing them on the bill, its short falls as well as calling on them to push for the speedy passage of the bill. POS Foundation’s boss (RTI steering committee member) who worked at the
RTI secretariat on part time basis continues to serve as a resource person on RTI program organized by different national NGO’s at different parts of the country of which include the RTI Campaign by the Center for Democratic Development-CDD, Women manifesto and others.

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