Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries

Report on taxi fares

Informal Resolution | 25 January 2018
Ministry of District Administration, Tourism & Transport

An applicant requested a copy of the Report on the Public Transport Unit (PTU)’s taxi fares completed by Deloitte. Access was withheld because the Report had not yet been submitted to the Ministry, and the applicant appealed the matter to the Ombudsman.

During our investigation we confirmed that the Report had not yet been received by the Chief Officer or the Chairman of the Public Transport Board and therefore DATT was neither required, nor authorised to disclose it. Upon our suggestion, the engagement letter and the Department of Tourism’s Departmental Tenders Committee Evaluation Report were disclosed to the applicant in the spirit of the FOI Law, and the applicant withdrew the appeal.