The Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (Cap.496) aims to establish a right to information held by public authorities in order to further promote accountability and transparency in Government.

In terms of Article 17(1) of the Freedom of Information Act, every relevant public authority shall publish information describing the authority’s structure, functions and responsibilities together with a general description of the categories of documents held and a description of all manuals and similar types of documents which contain policies, principles, rule or guidelines in accordance with which decisions or recommendations are made in respect of members of the public as well as a statement of information that needs to be available to members of the public who wish to obtain access to official documents from the public authority.
Application Forms (and Complaints Forms) are available for download from this website or from the Freedom of Information website at
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