About Us

We are a team of dedicated individuals who strive to provide meaningful service by maintaining high standards and meeting expectations

Who we are

What we do

Our aims and objectives

We are the Information Commission

The Commission is a self-governing, neutral and independent body and is not subject to the direction or control of any person or authority. It is a corporate body with perpetual succession and a common seal capable of suing and being sued in its name.

We foster good governance through enhancing transparency, accountability, integrity in public service and administration, participation of persons in public affairs, including

exposing corruption, to recognize the right to access to information envisaged in Article 28 of the Constitution and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

We have the power to determine the nature, process and undertakings necessary to discharge its mandate in terms, as per Act and including all work necessary for the promotion, monitoring and protection of the right of access to information.

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    Access to information

    The Information Commission strives to promote awareness, educate and popularise the right to access to information.

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    Good governance

    The Commission fosters good governance by enhancing transparency, accountability and integrity in the Public Service and Administration.

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    Monitoring and protection

    The Commission aims to enforce the promotion, monitoring and protection of the right of access to information.

The Board

Learn about the team behind the Commission

John Richardson

Chief Information Commissioner

Antonio Lucas

Commissioner

Desire Payet

Commissioner

Thereza Dogley

Chief Executive Officer

The Board of the Information Commission comprises of a Chief Information Commissioner who is the Chairperson and two other Commissioners. They are appointed by the President of the Republic. They hold office for two years and are eligible for reappointment at the end of their mandate.

The Chief Executive Officer is an ex-officio member of the Board.

Powers & responsibilities

Find an exhaustive list of the powers, duties and responsibilities of the Commission

The Information Commission has, at its own discretion, the power to

Resolve a matter through negotiation, conciliation or mediation where it deems such recourse appropriate

Issue written orders obliging the production of information

Deems necessary or appropriate for the execution of its mandate under this Act

Determine the need for, form of and type of investigation required for the determination or any matter

Examine, reproduce, take extracts from or bold information for as long as is necessary

Require the production of information to which access has been refused on the basis of an exemption under Part III (3) for the purpose, of deciding whether it is an exempt document

The Information Commission may

Determine and issue general directions for the hearing of a matter; including notification of parties

Issue specific directions where issues of sensitivity to the state are concern issue specific directions in matters concerning confidential. information or minors or circumstances which it deems appropriate for such action

Decide on all matters relating to the need for form of, issuing and service of notices and communications

Decide on issues, of representation where necessary

A word from our CEO

Access to information is a fundamental human right, guaranteed under article 28 of our Constitution. The Information Commission is mandated with ensuring that this fundamental right, as expressly articulated in the Access to Information Act 2018 is safeguarded at all times. We endeavour to work with the general public, information holders as well as all other stakeholders to ensure that they know their rights and responsibilities in promoting open government, transparency and accountability, thus advancing the democratic process in our country.
We are committed to provide accurate and timely information. This platform complements the work we do on a daily basis. It is a powerful information and educational tool for the people of Seychelles and dedicated to the younger generation.
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Thereza Dogley Chief Executive Officer

Did you know

In accordance to the Access to information Act, 2018, section 7 (1) the head of every public body shall, in consultation with the Minister responsible for that public body, designate a suitable officer of that body as Information Officer for the purposes of this Act. 

Subject to the Access to Information Act, 2018 everybody has a right to access to information from a public body. A person who wishes to obtain access to information under the Access to Information, Act may make a request in writing to the Information Officer to the concerned public body. Writing includes electronic writing. There are certain exclusions which may not be disclosed and these include military secrets and personal information about third parties, but these excluded items are few in number. 

All request for accessing information should be done directly to the Information Officer in writing.

Within 21 days after request is submitted, you will be notified of the decision in writing. If the request relates to information, which reasonably appears to be necessary to safeguard the life or liberty of a person, the Information Officer shall within 48 hours after the request is submitted notify you of a decision.

The Head of the Information Holder may, on application review a decision taken by the Information Officer under the Access to Information Act. The requestor may apply for a review of any decision of an Information Officer with the Head of Information Holder. 

In the event that the Head of the Information Holder fails to give a decision on a review of your application within 15 days, the requestor may appeal to the Information Commission.

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Contact Details

P.O. Box 1342, KLA Residence, 3rd Floor, Room 9, Mont Fleuri(248) 430-3188enquiries@infocom.sc

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday08:00 - 16:00