Land grabs and other issues involving human rights are to be investigated by the country’s top human rights body.
Birth registration is coming to the countryside, as the authorities act to increase the number of children with birth certificates and proper registration.
Civil society groups will meet this weekend to discuss the government’s plan to join the Open Government Partnership, an international standard to improve government transparency and fight corruption.
The Union government has asked MPs to approve an additional K2.2 trillion for the 2014-15 financial year, as it revealed that tax revenues for the year are likely to be 20 percent higher than initial forecasts, pushing the tax to GDP ratio close to 9pc.
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) process is to be expanded to the state and region level by the end of October, civil society leaders say.