The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation has been recognised as the most transparent public entity with regards to access to information. The Namibia press agency quotes Emilia Paulus, lead researcher for Namibia Media Trust, as saying that the MLIREC was awarded because they were fast to respond to the researcher who approached the Ministry as a normal citizen, adding that their response was also relevant and accurate. “There was one specific question that the Ministry could not answer but they went an extra mile to refer me to Ministry of Trade and Industry,” said Paulus, adding that the ministry’s website was also up to date, as well as its social engagement with the public.