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14:23
14:23

Red Tape, Cost Cited as Obstacles to Information Access Twaweza 14 1

According to the Access to Information Act, every citizen has a right of access to information and records in the possession of the State or any public body, except where the release of the information is likely to prejudice the security or sovereignty of the State or interfere with the right to the privacy of any other person.
17:43
17:43

Don't Use Official Secrets Law To Deny Citizens Access To Information Twaweza East Africa 4 1 Top story

It is emerging that civil servants at different levels have tended to use archaic laws like the Official Secrets Act to deny citizens access to public information and records.
10:23
10:23

Journalists, CAOs Disagree On Access to Information Guidelines 3 1

The CAOs put up guidelines that to access any information or talk to any district official, a journalist must seek permission from them as stipulated in access to information regulations 2011
16:12
16:12

Culture of Secrecy Blots 12 Years of Information Law united nations 1 4 Top story

Journalists and researchers in Uganda still struggle to access information from government officials, 12 years after the law on access to information was enacted. In 2005, Parliament passed the Access to Information Act, thereby operationalising, at least in principle, Article 41 of the Constitution which provides for the right of every citizen of access to information in the possession of the State or any other organ or agency of the State.
19:30
19:30

Secrecy Law Aiding Public Officials to Deny Citizens Information 1 5

Harmonising laws on access to information emerged as a major issue today when public officials, policy makers, civil society, and scholars gathered in Kampala to commemorate the International Day on Access to Information. Participants noted that despite the enactment of access to public information law 12 years ago; several public officers in Uganda still hide under the Official Secrets Act, a 1964 piece of legislation that barred public officials from disclosing information to the public.
09:41
09:41

Residents, State Attorney Clash Over Case 2 1

The two officials were dragged to court by residents in March this year for allegedly withholding public information concerning the price of water and destruction their houses in the town council.
15:25
15:25

Lwengo officials on Trial for Withholding Public Information lwengo water crisis

Janat Nabateregga, the Lwengo Town Clerk and Hajj Nasir Mutazibwa, the LC3 Chairperson are wanted to respond to concerns raised in a private criminal suit filed by water consumers for denying them access to information on the cost of water.
14:59
14:59

Gulu Journalists Demand Review of Access to Information Laws 2

Journalists in Gulu demand a government review of laws and public service regulations that hamper the operationalization of the Access to Information Act.
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