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Author: AFIC

Through the World Bank-supported Global Programme for Social Accountability (GPSA) under the Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) in collaboration with the Uganda Contracts Monitoring Coalition (UCMC) undertook a process of monitoring the agriculture procurement process in selected districts of Ntungamo, Nebbi, Mubende and, Nakaseke...

In 2016, Africa Freedom of Information Center (AFIC) in collaboration with the Uganda Contracts Monitoring Coalition (UCMC) recruited and trained 40 community monitors in Ntungamo district on access to information and contract monitoring with support from the World Bank’s Global Social Accountability Partnership. Over the...

Until February 2017, Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)’s and Uganda Contracts Monitoring Coalition (UCMC)’s efforts to access contracts in the select local governments were futile because contracts’ information disclosure was a new animal in the eyes and ears of the public officials. Most of...

Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)- CoST International’s- Africa Regional Manager has learned with deep regret the demise of our friend and leader, Mr Alfredo Jose Cantero. Alfredo believed that transparency matters and that public officials were important in making transparency deliver for the people. This...

Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Mr Matia Kasaija has launched a framework to enhance Public Procurement outcomes through effective collaboration between the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA), Procuring and Disposing Entities (PDEs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The...

It notes that informed citizens and responsive public institutions help to drive the needed reforms that ensured mismanagement, inefficiencies, corruption and the risks posed to the public from poor infrastructure are minimized....

Every year, governments spend huge sums of money through contracts, on everything from pencils and paper to building major infrastructure projects such as airports. Open contracting is the bricks and mortar of public benefit, where taxpayers’ money gets converted into schools, roads and hospitals, into things...

The right of access to information guaranteed by Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter) is an invaluable component of democracy, as it goes a long way in facilitating participation in public affairs. The importance of the right...

In light of the foregoing, we call on governments in Africa to work with civil society organisations to draft bills and adopt laws that respect, at a minimum, the following principles: Access to information is the right of everyone: Anyone may request information. There should be...

AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION: AFIC has collaborated with the African Union Commission especially the Department of Political Affairs as well as the Department of Civil Society and Diaspora. Our collaboration has centred on promoting the advancement of the right of access to information in Africa in the...