PPDC tasks MDA on information disclosure

Public Private Development Centre (PPDC)

THE Public Private Development Centre (PPDC) has tasked Ministries, Department and Agencies on information disclosure using the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

Mrs Chinonye Akubuo, Programme Manager, PPDC, made the call at the end of the maiden subnational of FOI compliance and transparency ranking in Yola on Wednesday.

She said that the Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board ADSUBEB  won the award which was the first of its kind in the state for their proactive disclosure of information.

“So, we are encouraging other MDAs to proactive in disclosing their information best on the FOI Act.

“We are being empowering MDAs and different stakeholders on access to information using the FOI Act, right now it has not been domesticated but can also work within the state”, she said.

According to her, some people are ignorant of the law on the disclosure of information on the website and need to be educated.

He added that centre would do its best on enlighten the MDAs to know more concerning what the Act says.

In her remarks, Nnenna Eze, Communications Officer, PPDC, also said that more MDAs need to comply with the Act for development because it was only through that way that they could see proper development happening at the state level.

According to her, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Adamawa are doing were doing well and there is still more room for improvement.

“That is why we are here to always provide technical support to CSOs to hold government responsible”, she said.

Mr Joseph Markus, Director-General, Adamawa State Bureau of Public Procurement (ASBPP), described the event as timely and important.

He said that ASBPP, being a major driver in the implementation of government programme and activities up to standard, had gone through critical reforms which were championed by partners (NAN)