The Action Coalition and Namibia Media Trust yesterday launched the Namibia Transparency Assessment 2020, subtitled “The citizens’ analysis of government openness”. The study assesses whether public institutions proactively make relevant information available via an online presence in the form of a website or social media accounts. It further evaluates to what degree information is made available to citizens upon request. The study found that the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation was the most open public organisation in Namibia with both the website and Facebook page of the Ministry containing up-to-date information, while the organisation responded timeously to information requested. The overall findings of the study did show though that public officials and citizens still need to be educated on the importance of Access to Information in people’s lives and that this lack of understanding has led to limited citizen participation in the national discourse.