The Right to Information (RTI) is a law that enhances the constitutional mandate to inform and seek information from state institutions. The law primarily is held by any member of the public or some private institutions as enshrined in the 1992 constitution. The RTI law was first drafted into bill by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in 1999.
Subsequently, it has been reviewed on three (3) separate occasions that is in 2003, 2005 and 2007 before making it way to parliament in 2010. However it was finally passed into law in 2019 after His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assented to it. The law provides for the operationalization of the constitutional right to information held by public and some private institutions, subject to exemptions that are necessary and consistent with the protection of public interest in a democratic society like Ghana.