Most Dominican Government agencies fail transparency test -  More than half of the government agencies of a total of 85 rank below 65 percent in the 200-04 Public Information Law application index, according to the fourth survey conducted on adherence to the legislation.

Several civil society organizations established the results in a scale from 0 to 100 percent on the legislation’s application index, from observations in the offices and Web sites of the agencies.

Among those with a failing score were the State Works Supervisory Office and the Highways and Avenues Embellishment Department, with a Law application index of 0 percent, whereas the National Police, Immigration Agency, Reservas Bank and the Hydraulic Resources Institute (Indrhi) barely scored between 3.5 to 11 percent.

Also below 50 percent figure the Security Social Institute, the Economic Cafeterias, Customs Agency, National Assets Agency and the Drugs Control Agency.

On the other end figure Industry and Commerce in fourth place with 93.8%; the Office of the Presidency for Communication and Information Technology, 95.2% and the Civil Aviation Institute, 97.5%.

The Institutionalism and Justice Foundation, Citizen Participation, the Dominican League of Advertising Agencies and the organizations Transparency International and Citizen Action conducted the review, which ranked the Justice Ministry the highest with a 98.5% compliance indexts.

Go back | Date: 23 Nov 2009
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