A range of public outreach events
have been scheduled for Right to Know Week 2010, which kicked off Sunday with a
worship service at Savannah United Church.
Spearheaded by the Information
Commissioner’s Office, this second RTK week will continue through 2 October
under the theme Just Ask…what you need to know.
Planned events include an Open
House tea at the ICO’s Elizabethan Square offices on Tuesday afternoon, a
Government House reception for information managers, an ICO fact-sharing visit
to Cayman Brac and a meet-and-greet at George Town Hospital on Friday
Also scheduled are presentations to
students and service clubs, a GIS Spotlight TV segment and media debates on a
range of FOI-related issues.
While touching on current matters,
from appeals and hearings to FOI decisions, ICO officials will also remind the
public how they can access government records using the Freedom of Information
“FOI is for everyone,” said
Information Commissioner Jennifer Dilbert. “Financial records, policy
statements, decision and statistical reports represent some of the request
trends. However, anyone, anywhere, can make a request.” She encouraged all
residents to learn how they can benefit from FOI provisions.
The schedule of activities will coincide with
the International Right to Know Day, Tuesday, 28 September.
ICO staff and government
information managers will engage in other outreach efforts such as distributing
giveaways and answering questions at shopping centre venues.
For more information on RTK
activities, or for more information on making an FOI request, contact the ICO
on 747-5405 or [email protected]