‘I stand by comments on RTI Bill, criticize me if you want’ – K.T Hammond

Adansi Asokwa MP, K.T Hammond

Citi FM, Wed, Nov 14, 2018

by Marian Ansah

Adansi Asokwa Member of Parliament, KT Hammond says he is unfazed by the response from civil society to his position on the Right To Information (RTI) Bill.

According to him, even though he welcomes their criticism of his stance on the Bill, he believes some of the comments made about him are unwarranted.

His remarks follow statements from the Media Coalition on RTI and Occupy Ghana that questioned his stance on the Bill.
The Coalition had alleged that the NPP MP had “taken advantage of the situation to stop the House from considering the Bill by raising the issue of quorum.”

Speaking to Citi News, KT Hammond maintained that the RTI Bill in its current form is dangerous for governance.

“What I found a little bit more disappointing was when one suggested that they didn’t think I had the document and they didn’t think I had understood it. That is below the belt. They [CSOs] should give me a little bit more credit.

“They may not like my views but to suggest that I do not a know thing about RTI is a bit unfair. I did not expect that they will clap for me. I knew that this Bill will not enure to the benefit of the entire country. I have suggested that this is a Bill that the media is interested in and I stand by it. Criticize me, but give me a little bit more credit.”....

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