Right to Access Information Law (SL0010)
Action Plan: Sierra Leone Action Plan for 2014-2016
Action Plan Cycle: 2014
Lead Institution: ￼￼￼Ministry of Information and Communication
Support Institution(s): Open Government Initiative
Policy AreasAccess to Information, Capacity Building, Legislation & Regulation, Right to Information
￼The Right to Access Information Act was passed in October, 2013 as part of Government’s response to a clarion call to improve transparency across Government by making information readily available and accessible. Government has worked collaboratively with civil society and donor partners to develop the Right to Access Information Act and implementation has leveraged on support from partners; however, we need to put pressure to ensure full implementation. GoSL is vested in ensuring that the Right to Access Information Act tenets take root in Sierra Leone and engender greater transparency in Government wide transactions. Some training has been undertaken of Information Officers and a Right to Access Information Act implementation readiness assessment is currently underway but the process needs to be supported and nurtured to achieve the desired results. Actions Required/Milestones for Completion:
a) Regulations to implement the Right to Access Information Act developed.
b) 250 public information officers in 13 Districts within the first year of implementation trained.
c) Public sensitization campaigns launched for both Government and non-government users.
d) Public Information Commission established with Commissioner(s) identified.