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Falconer: More Jícans utilising Access to Information Act
2013-09-28 13:05:28 | (0 Comments)
Minister with responsibility for information, Sandrea Falconer, is seeking to assure Jamaicans of the Portia Simpson Miller-led administrationís commitment to protecting, strengthening and advancing the public's right to access information.
Sandrea Falconer, minister with responsibility for information File
Speaking in observance of International Right to Know Day, she said officials must remain committed to the highest of levels of probity, transparency, accountability and public participation.
She also noted that the number of requests to public authorities monitored by the Access to Information Unit during the first four years of full implementation of the Act averaged 460.
She said that number has jumped to an average of 960 during the last three years.
According to Senator Falconer, the majority of requests for information have been favourably responded to with full or partial access being granted.
She says less than one per cent of applications for information have been refused.
Senator Falconer is calling for all to meaningfully reflect on the important rights guaranteed by the Access to Information Act and how they can play a part in strengthening Jamaicaís democratic traditions.
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