Oti: Rights to Information Commission pays courtesy to Chief of Dambai.

Oti: Rights to Information Commission pays courtesy to Chief of Dambai.

The Right to Information Commission paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Dambai and Ninfahene of Thonke Traditional Area, Nana Kweku Beyonnor II yesterday, 16th July, 2022 at his palace. 
The courtesy call was for the Commission to officially announce their presence in the Capital of Oti Region, Dambai ahead of the Commission's public lecture on Monday, 18th July, 2022 to create awareness and educate the public on the Right to Information Act, 2019 (Act 989).
Speaking on behalf of the Commission, Nana Kwame Duah II, a member of the Governing Board of the Commission said, "The Right to Information Commission was created by law to Promote, Protect, Monitor and Enforce the right given the people by the 1992 Constitution which stipulates that persons have access to information. In this regard, the Commission is here in Dambai as part of its promotional mandate to engage with the public through the media and also hold a public forum on Monday, 18th July, 2022 where individuals will be allowed to ask questions." He added that, "As custom demands, the Commission cannot embark on such exercise without seeking for permission and blessings of the owner of Dambai and hence, the Commission is here to ask for such so that it can begin its work".
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Yaw Sarpong Boateng Esq., added that, "The Commission is a new office and hence will need the support of everyone, both young and old, for the betterment of making information accessible to all." He reiterated that the Commission will do everything to be fair in all its dealings and used the opportunity to ask of an office space in Dambai where the Commission can operate from as its Oti Regional office.
The Chief was pleased for the honour and assured the Commission that, he will make sure he secures an office accommodation for the Commission as soon as possible. He prayed for the Commission and gave his blessings and permission for the Commission to begin its exercise in the Oti Region.
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