People’s Party defends media on ATI bill Opposition People’s Party (PP) has defended the media in Malawi over incessant assertions that the press will abuse the law on Access to Information (ATI) once the ATI bill is passed.
Earlier, some stakeholders said there will be chaos in the country if the bill is enacted into law. But in an interview with Malawi24, PP spokesperson Ken Msonda said access to information bill will help all sectors to achieve transparency and accountability.
“That is fear for unknown, this bill is very important and we believe the media will handle it in a professional manner, we have a media that is responsible, they know what to do”
“We believe our media will mind protecting nation security despite access to information law if the bill will be successful in the national assembly,” said Msonda. Msonda further urged the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government to allow the bill to be tabled in parliament.
Government sent back the bill for redrafting arguing that there are some errors that need to be checked before it is tabled in Parliament.