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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...

“We were forcibly evicted and tortured by Uganda Police. We had to run for our precious lives, " Hassan Serwaada, a Kasanda Gold Mining machinery operator, said in a community awareness dialogue. This dialogue was organised in the newly established Kasanda District by the Africa Freedom of Information...

This article was originally published on the IFEX website. The original can be found here. Twenty-eight civil society groups are calling on the African Commission on Human and People's Rights to broaden rather than limit civil society observation and participation in its activities. The Chairperson,African Commission on Human...

It was on July 10, 2019 when the Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) was invited by the World Bank Country Office in Uganda to its special Matooke Lunch.  The matooke lunch is a very competitive meeting space to which the Bank selectively invites institutions and individuals with topical...

GFMD, in collaboration with Deutsche Welle Akademie and Free Press Unlimited, in consultation with the Centre for Law and Democracy and Africa Freedom of Information Centre are pleased to announce the release of the “Road to 2030: Access to Information in the driver’s seat” – a report on the state of public Access to...

“As a country that has experienced conflict and a major public health crisis such as the Ebola pandemic, Liberia appreciates the value of access to information in combating problems of this scale, and knows firsthand what lack of information can mean for a society -...

Mr Sendugwa attends to one of the groups during the ATI filling process at Fairway Hotel Close to 80 people flocked to the Fairway Hotel and Spa for a workshop aimed at skilling a select set of women, men and the youth who are presently involved in private business...

    Jeff Thindwa, the Program Manager for the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) in the Governance Global Practice at the World Bank. He was in Uganda earlier in April to attend the Africa Freedom of Information (AFIC) and World Bank - Uganda Country office organised Social...

  The Minister of State for Planning in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. David Bahati, has lauded the Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) for putting people at the fore front of the programmes they support. “I appreciate the support of World Bank...