Vice President

According to him, the passing of the bill is imminent and should happen by the first quarter of 2019.

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This comes on the back of an earlier failed promise by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to ensure that the bill is passed.

Speaking during Ghana’s 61 Independence Day celebration, President Akufo-Addo said the bill would be passed before the end of 2018.

However, with just days to the end on the year, it is now evident that the RTI bill won’t be able to see the light of day this year.

But the Vice President has made a fresh promise, insisting the bill will be passed next year.

He said “it looks like all things being equal, early in the next session of parliament” this bill “by the grace of God” and with “your effort” will be passed.

There have been numerous protests by a section of the media, who have formed a coalition, to push Parliament’s hand to pass the bill.

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However, their efforts have so far been ignored by the law-making body of the country.

Meanwhile, it looks like both the NPP and the opposition NDC agree on the postponement of the RTI bill, with some MPs of both parties insisting the bill should be a priority right now.