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[caption id="attachment_1275" align="alignleft" width="836"] MISA's Mr. Thabani Moyo (left) and Mr. Gilbert Sendugwa (right) share a light moment shortly after the announcement[/caption]   The Africa Freedom of Information Centre’s executive director, Mr. Gilbert Sendugwa has been elected to the governing council of IFEX for a consecutive two-year...

The Africa Freedom of Information Centre joins the freedom of information advocates worldwide in congratulating Ghana over the passing of its Right to Information law. This has come after about two decades of protracted talks and a number of changes at Osu Castle, the Presidential residence...

          Human capital development in developing countries is affected by lack of adequate investment and leakage of the little resources that are devoted to uplift communities. What happened to the Kasenge Primary School in northwest Uganda’s Nebbi District can help illustrate this. In 1994 the community, with...

Over the last nine years, four African countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania have made concerted effort towards institutional reform for transparency and citizen participation in infrastructure with focus on strengthening policy and institutional frameworks, by embracing CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative. To consolidate...

This extract was published in the Ministry of Works and Transport Handbook, 2018; CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative is the leading global initiative improving transparency and accountability in public infrastructure. CoST works with government, industry and civil society to promote the disclosure, validation and interpretation of data from infrastructure projects....

OVERVIEW Authority.  The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) was established under the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act 2003. Under the Act and the Regulations issued there under, the Authority is mandated to regulate  public procurement and disposal of public assets in the Uganda. The Authority regulates over 300...

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...

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...

  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...

  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...

On Thursday 28th April, the Kenya National Assembly remarkably approved the Access to information Bill. The bill allows the public to seek for any information from government, and obligates public servants to make sure they provide that information, or risk bulky fines or jail terms....

  A human rights court in Ghana has ordered for the disclosure of the controversial contract between the Ministry of Transport and Smartyy’s Productions for the rebranding of 116 buses, and documents relating to the contract, following legal action by seven Ghanaians and citing the...

    On Tuesday April 13th 2016, during the  58th Session, the ACHPR’s deliberated on Mali’s State Report.  The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information and also the Chairperson to the commission appreciated the plurality of media in Mali. However,...