Malawi  Access to Information Act roll out almost ready – Minister

Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology Mark Botomani  has said the operationisation of the Access to Information law is almost ready.

Botomani:  Government says it will operationalise the long-awaited access to information (ATI) law 

Government spokesperson Mark Botomani said the meeting on the operationisation of the law was put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Botomani has said this as the country commemorates World Press Freedom Day today.

“We are almost there. We will hold the last meeting on the operationisation of the ATI when the coronavirus situation calms down,” said Botomani.

President Peter Mutharika signed the ATI into law three years ago in what was seen as government tactic to stop donor countries under CABS from withdrawing their aid to Malawi.

Botomani said it has taken long to operationerise the law because the ministry of Information was working with the ministry of Justice to come up with rules and legal regulations on the law.

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Chenike Mei
Chenike Mei
2 years ago

Only in Malawi, corrupt ministers who have been exposed of stealing still remain in their positions, that’s why we will always remain poor, in the western world such idiots would have honorably resigned or fired but alas in Malawi if u are a dpp where thieving and oppressions of the poor is the norm no such thing can happen…….dpp pure evil……..!

2 years ago

Always shifting goal posts. This time giving Covid 19 as an excuse.

2 years ago

a bottoman zintu zinazi ngati simukuziziwa kulibwino muzingokala chete , ma bill anu enawa ife tilibe nawo nchito chifukwa social media ilipo kale ikumatiuza , zinazi muzingodya ndi ntawi yanu

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