Three months ago today, we officially launched Sobanukirwa.rw, the first access to information website in Rwanda.
As a result, citizens in Rwanda now know the location of all health centres in the country, how many genocide denial cases have been taken to court in the last two years and how to get the contact details for any information officer in Rwanda. The health centre data has already been reused on healthsites.io, a project to help the public find health centres in any country.
This is good news but we are working hard with official from different organisations to help information officers understand more about Sobanukirwa so that they can help the public get access to all the information that they need.
We also have dozens of users who have set up accounts on Sobanukirwa to track authorities. This means that Sobanukirwa will alert those users by email as soon as any information is requested or released by organisations they are interested in.
Or you can watch the Rise and Shine Rwanda video below to learn more about Sobanukirwa and the work we are doing: