Political U-turn - Minority MPs now opposed to Right To Information Act

Political U-turn - Minority MPs now opposed to Right To Information Act

According to reports, outgoing minority MPs have threatened to walk out of Parliament if the sitting Majority decide to pass the Right To Information Act.

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Political U-turn - Minority MPs now opposed to Right To Information Act

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According to minority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the outgoing government's flurry of activity during it's final days in the wake of the NDC's defeat at the polls contravenes the Presidential Transition Act 2012 (845), activities that have garnered staunch criticism from the NPP transition team. Some have said that the government's lack of consultation with the incoming administration before making appointments, and issuing contracts is a sure sign of bad faith.

According to the Minority leader, the group would like the sitting government to consult the NPP transition team in for them to come back to the table.

Nevertheless, with very few days before the sitting parliament is disbanded, the Speaker of the House has reiterated that he is prepared to pass the bill into law.

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"We have a bill before us and I am doing my work as Speaker of Parliament," he said, adding, "The Presidential Transition Act is not Parliamentary Transition Act."

These comments by the Speaker didn't go down too well with the Minority leader.

"If that is the way the Speaker wants to go then with respect we will not want to be part of it," he said.

The Minority MP's newfound opposition to the RTI Act has attracted criticism from pro-democracy groups and Human Rights activists alike, with the Regional Coordinator of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Mina Mensah, and and Host of Joy FM's Samson Lardi voicing out their discontent for the Minority's sudden opposition to the bill.

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Political U-turn - Minority MPs now opposed to Right To Information Act

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