The Coalition on the Right to Information was established in 2007 and has undertaken several projects to raise awareness on the need for a right to information legislation in Ghana.
The coalition has also lobbied a number of influential people as part of its advocacy. Presently, the Coalition is constituted by at least eighty organisations spread out in all ten regions of the country.
Notable ones are the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Media Foundation for West Africa, Ghana Bar Association, Ghana Journalist Association, Legal Resource Centre, the Centre for Environmental Law and Development Media Rights Agenda, Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana, Ghana Integrity Initiative, Ghana News Agency, Ghana Journalists Association, Publish What You Pay-Ghana, Integrated Social Development Centre, POS Foundation, Third World Network, IBIS, Human Rights Advocacy Centre and Netright.
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), which serves as the secretariat for the Coalition on the Right to Information-Ghana (RTI Coalition), has as one of its core mandates of CHRI- promotion of the right to access to information.
It is therefore well placed to provide technical expertise to the coalition. CHRI offices are located at Asylum Down, a prime area of Accra with easy access to major institutions in the country.
CHRI is equipped with four computers, one scanner and a printer, among other things. In addition, there are five permanent staff with constant inflow of interns from all over the world.
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