The Access to Information Bill was finally passed in the National Assembly yesterday but still needs to be reviewed by the National Council before it can finally be inked into law by the President. Under the law, which aims to promote the public’s free access to information from both public and private entities, the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology will be required to appoint an Information Commissioner and a Deputy Information Commissioner to promote the right to access to information among the public through awareness campaigns, educational and training programmes. All public entities will also be required to assign personnel as Information Officers to facilitate the provision of information to the public within their entities.