Ashaiman MP sues EC over information snub

Ashaiman MP Ernest Henry Norgbey sues the Electoral Commission for he has described as a blatant “violation” of his right to information

The Ashaiman Member of Parliament (MP) has sued the Electoral Commission Tuesday, for declining his request for some procurement information.

Ernest Henry Norgbey had requested for procurement information from the Commission regarding some IT services.

But the Commission refused to provide the information to the lawmaker on technical grounds.

Related: EC USES ‘TECHNICALITY’ TO DENY ASHAIMAN MP ACCESS TO PROCUREMENT RECORDS

Electoral Commission boss, Jean Mensa

In a letter written to the MP, the Electoral Commission said it could not release the information because Parliament has not passed the Fees and Charges Regulation needed for the implementation of the Right To Information Act.

Dissatisfied with the EC’s response, Mr Henry Norgbey has filed an application at the High Court, Human Rights Division seeking for some reliefs.

“A declaration that the refusal, failure or neglect of the Respondent to furnish the Applicant with information on the matters specified in paragraph 9 of the affidavit accompanying the instant application is without any lawful or rational basis and/or amounts to a violation, a continuing violation and/or a threatened violation, of the Applicant’s right to information guaranteed by article 21(1)(f) of the Constitution,” the Writ read.

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