Due to the lock-down economic growth in the country is projected to be between -2.2 to -1.2 this year
With the economy experiencing an unprecedented period of stress due to multiple factors such as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, leading to a higher incidence of poverty and impoverishment, the government has been urged to cancel all debt payments.
This was urged by speakers at a forum organised by the Tax Justice Alliance and the Centre of Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) on Thursday. Continue reading
Right to Information (RTI) is the tool that empowers citizens to question their government and its policies. RTI or Freedom of Information (FOI) has helped to expose corruption, lack of accountability, and lack of transparency in parts of the world where it has become part of the legislation. Continue reading
As of today, the only continent left without a case of Coronavirus-COVID 19 in Antarctica. The economic, social and political focus of the international comity right; from Tokyo to New York and Germany to Jamaica is vested to find an effective way to whitewash the contagious virus. In this time of crucial decision making at the level of government, availability, and disclosure of information to the public becomes preeminent. The current times call for greater transparency and maximum proactive disclosure of information by government departments. Continue reading