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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:17

Govt confirms Access to Information Bill will be tabled in November sitting of Parliament'

Written by  Lydia Kalonde

Lilongwe, November 4, 2015:  Government has disclosed that the long awaited Access to Information Bill will still be tabled in the coming November 2015 National Assembly sitting amid rumors that it will not.

In a press statement, government through, its spokesperson, Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education, Jappie Mhango crushed rumors spread by some media reports suggesting that government is not ready with the Bill.

“This clarification has been necessitated by some media reports suggesting that government is not ready with the Bill, which implies, therefore, that the commitment of the President will not be fulfilled,” reads part of the statement.

The Press Statement further explain that the fact of the matter is that the processing of the Bill is at a very advanced stage, and everything is being done in keeping with the President’s commitment to the people of Malawi.

 “It is worth reminding the public that passing of the Access to Information Legislation was part of the campaign promises of the Democratic Progress Party (DPP), which was given the mandate to govern. As such passing of that Bill is one of the priorities of Government, “ reads the statement.

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