Liberian Commissioner Tells Agencies to Comply With Law

22 October 2015

Liberia’s information commissioner has issued a directive to agencies telling them to comply with the 2010 freedom of information law or face administrative and legal action.

An administrative circular issued by Commissioner Mark Bedor-Wla Freeman sets a deadline for institutions to appoint public information officers (PIOs). Many agencies also have not made reports to the IIC as stipulated under the law.

Freeman has also been public in saying that financial from the Liberian government is inadequate, as described in an article in The Liberian Observer about his remarks on Right to Know Day.

“We are looking for alternative sources of funding to carry out activities, especially those in our five-year strategic plan,” he told FreedomInfo.org.

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