Ghana Police fined for not complying with RTI request

IGP Dampare
George Akuffo-Dampare is the Inspector General of Police.

The Ghana Police Service has been fined hundred thousand cedis for its refusal to comply with the Right to Information, RTI Commission’s directives, which required granting an applicant access to requested information.

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, CHRI, Africa, had sought information on the status of cases involving Police brutalities.

Despite addressing the request to the Inspector General of Police, the Police Service completely ignored it.

The RTI Commission in a statement highlighted the Respondent’s failure to make decisions on the applicant’s request, along with their disregard for the Commission’s letter.

The amount shall be payable to the Commission not later than 14 days after receipt of the decision of the Commission by the Respondent.

Source: Citinews

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