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Ombudsman to shame public officers withholding information

About 80 per cent of public institutions are not disclosing information, research shows

In Summary
  • “We want to discard a culture of secrecy that some public officers have adopted,” the vice chairperson of the commission said.
  • Article 35 of the Constitution stipulates that every citizen has a right of access to information held by the state.

The office of the ombudsman has warned that it will prepare a list of shame against public officers who withhold information from the public.

The Commission on Administrative Justice noted ...

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