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January 21, 2014 Posted by: Vibe Ghana The Right to Information Coalition of Ghana has said it would engage professional organizations, religious bodies, educational institutions and traditional authorities to intensify sensitization on the bill. The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Ghana Medical Association, students and youth clubs in institutions would also be engaged to understand the principles underpinning the advocacy for RTI law that meets international standards. Mrs. Ugonna Ukaigwe, a member of the RTI Coalition, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra said the bill when passed into law would ensure that government became accountable and transparent in its dealings with the public. He said the bill, which is before Parliament, would help the governm
Friday, 17 January 2014 15:26

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The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-government organisation working for the practical realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth. CHRI is based in New Delhi, India, and has offices in London, UK and Accra, Ghana. Further information can be accessed at CHRI's website ( We are currently recruiting for the following positions: Police Reforms Programme (i)     Programme Officer, Police Reforms Programme The position is a fine opportunity for a young professional committed to human rights and access to justice, to work on some cutting edge issues in the field, and become skilled at the complex process of putting commitment and knowledge to use for systemic change.  Job Description The programme
Pune’s traditional katta culture, wherein like-minded people gather informally to chat in public places, has now, RTI, as the new topic of discussion
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:57

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Government in Pakistan has yet again taken a step forward in ensuring accountability and transparency of the Government. After enacting Right to Information and Access to Time Bound Public Service Laws, the provincial government is poised to introduce Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Conflict of Interest Act 2014 to prevent public office holders, including governor, chief minister and speakers of the provincial assembly, from seeking private interests while exercising public duties.
Monday, 09 December 2013 16:09

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Sahibzada Muhammad Khalid, BPS-22 retired officer, was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner by the government on Friday for three years under Section 24 of the Law with immediate effect. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Governor signed the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013. The CIC’s appointment is a step forward towards making the RTI Act effective. Similarly, according to another official handout, the Provincial Government constituted a committee to identify and select two members of the Information Commission in line with Section 24 of the Act. The law makes K-P the first province to have implemented the RTI as a law. Links: