TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL VANUATU (TIV) CEO Mr. Wilson Toa and the Deputy Commissioner of the Vanuatu Police Force Mr. Jackson Noal recently conducted a joint awareness on the Right to Information (RTI), Anti-Corruption and Crime Prevention on South Malekula last week.
The TIV CEO and the Deputy Police Commissioner attended a Seventh Day Adventist Youth Program on Lamap on Malekula between Thursday and Monday this week.
More than 300 people from areas around Ramban Village in Lamap, Peskarus Village in Maskelyn and the Blacksands area attended the programs and were able to learn about the RTI Bill in Vanuatu for the first time ever.
“People in the South Malekula have never heard of the Right to Information Bill, this is the first time they have heard of the RTI Bill,” Wilson Toa said.
“The chiefs in South Malekula were happy to hear about the RTI Bill awareness as it will promote more transparency and accountability in the government,” he said.
More than 900 pamphlets of the RTI were delivered to the people around the Southern part of Malekula.