The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) seeks to engage the services of an audit firm to audit its accounts for the period of January 01, 2019, to December 31, 2019, in accordance with its policies and international standards. Details are found below.
The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) is a Pan-African, membership, non-governmental organization, and resource center that engages different actors to advance the right of access to information on the African continent. It was registered in Uganda in October 2010 and strives for an Africa where all citizens are able to exercise their right of access to information. AFIC is comprised of 41 civil society organizations and think tank across 21 African countries, namely: Botswana, Cameroon, DR. Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
AFIC promotes ATI through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing, and capacity building. It promotes democratic rule and socio-economic justice for African citizens through fostering a culture of increased transparency, integrity, and accountability among governments, regional and international bodies.
AFIC’s programs are organized around two spheres namely; access to information and open contracting. Our work on access to information recognizes this as both a human right and an accountability tool. As a human right, we promote the ratification and domestication of African Union treaties that recognize the right to information as well as adoption and effective implementation of access to information laws. As an accountability tool, we create awareness and build the capacity of citizen groups to understand and demand accountability from duty bearers. In respect to open contracting, we recognize that more than 50% of national budgets are spent through public procurement, yet outcomes and value for money are undermined by vices such as corruption, fraud, and collusion all of which thrive under the veil of secrecy. We aim for open contracting- disclosure, public participation, and government feedback to become a norm in Africa.