Information Officers to be appointed to government offices
Legal Reform, Information and Arts has revealed that they would be appointing
Information Officers to all government offices with regard to the Regulation on
the Right to Information from state and government authorities which the
President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom launched as a Presidential Decree.
Maldives Reform process report issued by the Reform Ministry they said that the
main role of this new post of Information officers would be to work under the
right to information regulation. Training programs for the Information officers
would be held by the ministry from 24th June on wards. A similar
program is to be targeted to the media as well.
Information Ministry officials, awareness programs are also planned to take
place in the atolls as well. All government agencies are required to establish
guidelines to process information and announce the details together with name
and designation of Information Officers.