MISA Botswana celebrates Right To Information Day

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The Botswana chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa, celebrated the Right to Information Day on 27 September 2013. The ceremony which was held at the chapter's offices named this year's most open and most secretive public institution in the country.

Once again, the Department of Information Services was named the most secretive public institution in Botswana while the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) scooped the most open public institution.

The aim of the survey was to assess the level of transparency in government and public institutions in the country. Other government institutions which were surveyed this year include, the Ministry of Education & Skills Development, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, Ministry of Lands and Housing and Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources.

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