Sensitization Of RTI Act 989 For ISD Regional Office
The Right to Information Officer for the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC), Mrs. Josephine Dake-Abrahams, on the 14th of February, 2023 held an RTI sensitization program for the Regional Office of the Information Services Department (ISD).
The program which, was held in the office of the Regional Information Officer (RIO), was attended by the RIO, Mr. Stephen Adjah, a Director of the VRCC, Mr. Yahuza Dimmie, Technical Officers from the Cinema section, and officers from the Municipal Information Office amongst others.
In his welcome remarks, the Regional Information Officer stressed the need for the sensitization and admonished participants to take keen interest in bringing themselves up-to-speed on the ACT and what it seeks to achieve.
The RTI Officer took the participants through a background of the RTI Law, the legal foundation, why RTI, the oversight body of RTI, The exempt clauses, the processing of applications, sanctions, reviews and appeals amongst others.
The program was very interactive and educative and saw almost all the participants asking thought-provoking questions which all were addressed by the RTI Officer.
The Regional Information Officer expressed his warmest appreciation to the RTI Officer for the knowledge impacted describing the training as an eye opener.