The much awaited Access to Information Bill (ATI) will not find its way in the forthcoming parliamentary meetings as the Malawi government is not ready to present it in the house, Malawi24 has learnt.
According to some media reports, cabinet ministers are yet to approve the bill to be discussed in the national assembly. A statement by minister of information, tourism and civic education, Jappie Mhango, indicates that the bill is yet to be approved by cabinet ministers.
“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,” reads the statement in part.
Earlier on, leader of the national assembly, Francis Kasaira, has also indicated that the bill will not make it to parliament if cabinet failed to approve it for debate in the house. Kasaira said the bill might be ready in the next four weeks.