October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020

“International Day of universal Access o Information on 28th/09/2020

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With just few days to commemorate “International Day of universal Access o Information on 28th/09/2020, Non government organisations (NGOs) have expressed dissatisfaction over the violation of access to information. NGOs include transparency international Uganda, African Freedom of information centre, and Sauti Za Wananchi Twaweza East Arica say many people find it difficult to access information which keeps them in darkness with its associated problems. Gilbert Sendugwa, executive director, Africa Freedom of information Center says African governments should effectively adopt and implement access to information in line with model law on access to information for African union member states adopted by the African commission on human and people’s Rights in 2013. . Ekado Francis, head of information, Transparency international Uganda urged government to actively undertake awareness of citizens of their right to information and how they can exercise it under the law. In the same vein, Marie Nanyanzi, program officer Sauti za Wananchi Twaweza East Africa called upon government to adopt and effectively implement measures to promote transparency of Covid 19 procurements and access to information on Covid 19 response in general.

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