It gives me immense pleasure to know that ‘Right to Information Week 2015\' will be observed throughout the country from 28 September, 2015 as a recognition of the citizen\'s right to access to information.
RTI Act plays a prominent role in setting up a well governed society by promoting transparency and accountability in state affairs. Free flow of Information strengthens citizens\' right of access to information as well as empowers people to exercise their right in both society and state levels. Right to Information is the fundamental and constitutional right of the people. Present government passed the Right to Information Act, 2009 prioritizing the right of people to access information and to that effect ensured free flow of information in the country. As a result, people have got the opportunity to obtain all information.
Information Commission has taken different measures to apprise people the very basics of right to Information with the help of public as well as private radios and television networks and print media. As a result, people are becoming more and more aware of the right to information and well versed with the techniques of using this Act. The role of Right to information Act is very important in establishing good governance and democracy in the country. I believe, people will be more enlightened through their participation in different programmes organized throughout the week and will be accustomed to use it to make state affairs more transparent and accelerated.
I wish every success of the programmes to be held during the ‘Right to Information week’.
Khoda Hafez, May Bangladesh Live Forever.