A case of access to information in Uganda

The right of access to information is tightly linked to other fundamental rights such as access to education, health or food. It is also necessary for realising an open, transparent and accountable governance. Without information, citizens are unable to identify causes of poor public service delivery, monitor the effectiveness of... Read more

Global FOI Advocates Ask World Bank To Reverse Closure of Its Access to Information Programme

Tuesday, June 7, 2016:  African Freedom of Information (FOI) advocates, supported by their counterparts around the world, have launched a campaign for a reversal of the decision by the World Bank to downgrade its access to information programme. In a letter to the Bank's President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, endorsed by... Read more

Ghana Parliament delays RTI Bill debate

The Ghana parliament has postponed the debate on the RTI bill over fears of  possible abuse related to the exemption clauses. The decision has been taken in order to give parliamentarians room for extensive consultations. Members disagreed on one of the ten clauses relating to the exemptions for the Office of the... Read more

Disclosure of election funding necessary

  Although elections and access to information are critical issues of governance, to access information on election funding is quite challenging in Uganda and Sengal. This is because of the absence of a law that mandates the practice. From the study conducted by AFIC and Article 19 West Africa on election financing... Read more

Political Inteferance Hindering Success of Government Projects

  Public projects and contracts are intended to improve the lives and livelihoods of the citizens in the country. However, most of the public contracts in Uganda don’t fully achieve their goal due to political interference from leaders who have become the main beneficiaries instead of the citizens. Speaking during a stakeholder... Read more

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Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) is a pan-African NGO and resource centre that promotes the right of access to information through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing and capacity building.

On 22-23 September 2006, representatives of 30 civil society organisations from 16 countries in Africa met in Lagos to discuss ways to promote the right of access to information held by public authorities and, in particular, to share experiences regarding strategies for advancing the adoption of laws that fully protect this right. Read More...

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