Right to Information
The Right to Information Act, 2019 (ACT 989) was passed by Parliament of Ghana in 2019, and assented to by the President same year to give constitutional right to access to information held by public institutions.
The Securities and Exchange Commission recognizes the importance of the RTI law to foster a culture of transparency and accountability in public affairs particularly in a democratic society like Ghana.
Our RTI implementation plans and procedures are guided by five fundamental principles relevant to access to information. These principles are legal guarantees of access to information, proactive disclosure, access to information implementation and procedures, adherence to best international standards and respect for individuals’ right to privacy. In accordance to the law, the Right to Information Officer is located at the Company Secretary desk with Ms. Dorothy Yeboah-Asiamah as the first contact to such cause.
The Securities and Exchange Commission, still encourages the general public to adhere to all COVID-19 protocols, in line with this we advise applicants seeking information under this law to fill and complete the RTI form found in the manual below.
In accordance with Section 18 of the RTI Act, 2019, application to access information within the Securities and Exchange Commission can be made in writing or orally.
Application in writing must satisfy the following:
- Addressed to the Information Officer of Securities and Exchange Commission
- Contain sufficient description or particulars to enable the information to be easily identified.
- Indicate the form and manner of access required.
- State the capacity of the applicant to the satisfaction of the information officer to whom the application is made, if the application is made on behalf of another person.
- State the name of the applicant, an address to which a communication or notice can be sent.
- Provide identification of the applicant.
- To be signed by the applicant.