Journalists clad in Right to Information Bill (RTI) t-shirts in parliament today were confronted by police officers in Parliament in their attempt to storm the house and also to register their displeasure over failure to pass the bill into law.
The peace walk was organised by Media Coalition on the RTI.
The RTI bill was laid before Parliament by the Deputy Attorney General Joseph Kpemka Dindiok in March this year.
It has been 22 years since the first RTI bill was drafted under the auspices of the Institute of Economic Affairs, IEA and 16 years since the Executive arm of government in 2002 drafted the first RTI bill.
The draft Executive Bill was subsequently reviewed in 2003, 2005 and 2007 but was never laid in Parliament until February 5, 2010.
The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) earlier this month accused the governing New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of colluding against the Right to Information (RTI) bill.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah