Hubtel Ghana donated 10 HP laptops to the Right to Information (RTI) Commission as part of the company’s CSR commitments to deepen Ghana’s democracy. Hubtel’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mr. Ernest Kwesi Apenteng said Hubtel was “more than happy to be part of the birth and foundation” of the the RTI Commission. Mr. Apenteng said the company hoped that the assistance would help enhance the tenets of democracy by enhancing public access to information.
Justice K.A. Ofori-Atta, Board Chairman of the RTI Commission received the laptops and thanked the management of Hubtel for the donation and assured the management team that the laptops would be put to their best use to help achieve the Commission’s mandate of promoting, monitoring, protecting and enforcing the right and access to information in Ghana.
Executive Secretary of the commission Mr. Yaw Sarpong Boateng called on other organizations to emulate Hubtel’s gesture to help not only the Right to Information Commission, but also other government entities which require help to operate effectively.
The RTI Bill was passed on March 26, 2019 by the Parliament of Ghana and received presidential assent on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The Act provides for implementation of the constitutional right to information held by any public institution and aims to foster a culture of transparency and accountability in public affairs. The RTI Commission was inaugurated in 2020 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with the mandate of ensuring that state institutions provide the right information to the public as stated in the Right to Information Act, 2009..