right to information in public bodies in tanzania: a critical analysis of the law and practice

Topics: Rights, Human rights, Government Pages: 50 (17589 words) Published: March 31, 2014
I, Kitime Eliud, do hereby declare that, this paper is my original work. It has not been, and is not currently being submitted for a degree in any other university.


The undersigned certifies that he has read and hereby recommends for the acceptance by the Mzumbe University a research paper entitled the right to information in public bodies in Tanzania; A critical analysis of the law and practice. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws

Mr. Yohana Seme.


This research paper is Copyright material. It is protected under the Berne Convention, the Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act, (Cap.218, R.E 2002), and other international and national enactments in that behalf, on intellectual property. It may not be reproduced by any means, in full or in partial without the permission of the author.

This work is dedicated to my beloved parents Mr and Mrs Kitime who throughout the course encouraged and supported me morally and financially.


CAP = Chapter
Co = company
DPP = Director of Public Prosecution IBID = Ibidem
ICT = Information Communication Technology EC = European Community
Etc = et cetera
LHRC = Legal and Human Right Centre
MISA = Media Institute Southern Africa MISA-TAN = Media Institute Southern Africa- Tanzania Chapter Org. = organisation
Op-cit = opera- citate
Pp = pages
RTI = Right to information
TANU = Tanganyika African National Union TBC = Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation US = United States
UNDP = United Nations Development Programme Www = World Wide Web

First and foremost I would like to thank our Almighty God for his grace and unconditional love it is because of him I have reached this stage of my life. The completion of this work would not have been possible without the assistance of a number of people to who is greatly honored and indebted. Also I am obliged to thank my supervisor Mr. Yohana Seme for his tireless efforts of guiding me despite his busy schedule but he made this work appear to appear in the way it is readable and understandable. Also I would like to thank Mr. John Stephen for his recommendations that made success of this work. My special thanks go to my parents Mr and Mrs Kitime , who have always been there to endlessly offer me their moral and financial support, and constantly encourage me to work harder and dream higher. They have been there through all the times. I am forever grateful. I further sincerely appreciate the support and cooperation I got from Hon. F S K Lwila of Iringa district court who was my supervisor for encouraging me in the process of undertaking this research study and also to take me in real court practice

This research is much confined to the examination and analysis of the right to information in public bodies in Tanzania. It deals with how the right to information is enforced by public bodies in our country. It also deals with analysis of the legal framework on the right to information that is various laws governing the enforcement of the right to information by public bodies. Moreover it concerns with how the...
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