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Africa Freedom of Information Centre, with support from the Democratic Governance Facility, brought together members of civil society, community monitors and the media to talk about sustainable ways of increasing citizen participation in monitoring public contracts for better service delivery. AFIC has been training local...

The health sector is one of the key sectors in Uganda and is one of the most funded sectors after Works and Transport, Education and Energy. Over the last three financial years, the budgetary allocation for the health sector has steadily increased. In financial year...

Often in our societies it is the most vulnerable and marginalized populations who suffer the greatest due to limited access to information. This is particularly true for women. In many countries, one-half of the population may be limited in their full enjoyment of the right...

  TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONDUCTING AN END OF TERM EVALUATION FOR THE PROJECT IMPROVING SOCIAL SERVICE DELIVERY TO CITIZENS THROUGH OPEN CONTRACTING IN UGANDA   1.0: Introduction 1.1: About AFIC Africa Freedom of Information Centre is a pan-African membership civil society organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria and established...

We need access to information. No one can make informed decisions on issues that affect them without access to information Through ATI, press freedom and freedom of association can grow. Governments can be held accountable, and corruption can be exposed. When the United Nations was established,...

East African Community countries have been challenged to fully adopt African Mining Vision (AMV) principles and values that outline transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources in the region. The AMV, which was formally adopted by African heads of state in 2009, has not achieved...

Together with GFMD, Deutsche Welle Akademie, Centre for Law and Democracy and Africa Free Press Unlimited we released the report “Road to 2030: Access To Information in the driver’s seat” about the state of public Access To Information (ATI) in 10 countries worldwide. The report analyses...

In December 2019, the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) invited Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) to share its experience of working with  PPDA to promote Open Contracting at a workshop in Nairobi. OCP conducted the workshop in collaboration with the PPRA and Hivos East Africa. The Ksh22 million bathroom...

Since 2011, AFIC has collaborated with PPDA in promoting value for money in public contracting through citizens’ access to information and public participation (open contracting). Through this partnership, the Uganda Contracts Monitoring Coalition (UCMC) was established, its members trained on basic procurement laws, tools for...

In a public notice OTT Tax dated June 29, 2018, Uganda Revenue Authority informed Ugandans that following directives from the government a new tax would be imposed on OTT services involving applications that offer voice and messaging over the internet. This took effect on July...