Securing Greater Government Transparency

A group of non-government organizations recently got together to
initiate a campaign for the passage of a law on the peoples' right to
access official information on matters of public concern. Calling
themselves the Access To Information Network, the network is composed
of NGOs working on different issues, with different constituencies, and
at different locations. The group is committed to expand the network
and reach out to other NGOs, people's organizations, government
officials, the private sector, and concerned individuals.

A group of non-government organizations recently got together to
initiate a campaign for the passage of a law on the peoples' right to
access official information on matters of public concern. Calling
themselves the Access To Information Network, the network is composed
of NGOs working on different issues, with different constituencies, and
at different locations. The group is committed to expand the network
and reach out to other NGOs, people's organizations, government
officials, the private sector, and concerned individuals.

It has been noted that, while engaged in their individual spheres of
work, the members of the network have the common experience of finding
it difficult to access certain important official information from
government bodies. This only confirms that despite the Constitutional
guarantee giving the people the right to information on matters of
public concern, denial of access to information remains widespread.

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