Minister Hon. Mohamed Maleeh Jamal meets with the Information Commissioner Mr. Hussain Fiyaz Moosa to discuss collaboration towards open governance and increased transparency.
Minister congratulated Mr. Fiyaz on his appointment as the Information Commission and confirmed his commitment to work with Information Commissioner's Office to further develop and enhance open governance and the public's right to information in the Maldives. He briefed the Commissioner on the ongoing initiatives including the GOV.MV and development of the digital transactions law and GEMS 2.0, all of which will help further the mandate of the Information Commissioner.
The Information Commissioner highlighted the need for an open data platform, harmonizing of government agency websites and the need to work with National Archives to enhance digital archiving. In addition, the Commissioner briefed the Minister on his plans for a national conference in this area.
During this meeting, the Minister and Commissioner agreed to work together in all these areas. In particular, Information Commissioner's Office to become a key stakeholder in developing GOV.MV, the single online platform for all government information and services.