By Abigail Asiamah
The Corporate Affairs Officer of the Right to Information (RTI) Commission, Christiana Oppong Adom, has emphasised that state and private institutions must strictly adhere to legal requirements when seeking access to certain categories of information.
In an interview on GTV’s Breakfast Show, she stated that the RTI Commission acts as a vigilant overseer, ensuring that access to information is properly monitored and guided. This oversight guarantees that individuals seeking information are directed through the correct channels.
She also explained the recourse available in case of any denial of information and outlined the steps one can take.
“If the officers refuse to provide you with the information, you have the option to report to the internal review. You can also write to the head of the Right to Information Commission. From there, the commission will take it up and address the matter accordingly,” she stated.
According to her, the process maintains transparency, integrity, adherence to the law and procedures surrounding access to information.
“Certain classes of information may be exempt, but it’s crucial that these exceptions strictly adhere to the law,” she added.
These guidelines serve as a valuable resource for individuals seeking access to information, reaffirming the commission’s commitment to upholding the principles of transparency and accountability.