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UHRC calls for amendment of provisions used to deny citizens information

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC is pushing for the amendment of several provisions in the laws of Uganda that seek to deny citizens access to information. Mariam Wangadya, the UHRC chairperson says despite the constitutional provisions on access to information, a section of public officers are …

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Concern rises on exorbitant fees to access public information

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Organizations promoting access to information and journalists have asked government to prevail over Public offices charging exorbitantly for access of information in Public interest. The Access to information Act provides that information should be mandatorily disclosed in Public interest at no fee. Although the …

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Uganda Human Rights Commission calls for free internet access

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission has called for the establishment of free internet access facilities in all districts of Uganda. The call comes as Uganda prepares to join the world to commemorate the International Day for Universal Access to Information on September 28, under the …

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Youths call for equitable, sustainable education options amidst pandemic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youth rights advocates have blamed the government for impeding young people’s access to information. They note that while young people would access most of their reproductive health information at school, education institutions are now closed, yet alternatives like the internet are unaffordable to many. Jacob …

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NIRA, telecoms now able to verify customer information

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification and Registration Authority- NIRA and telecom companies are now able to match and verify customer’s information against the national identification database. This follows the provision of connectivity to the Application Programming Interface (API) at NIRA, according to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). …

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