People’s Party defends media on ATI bill

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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.

Ken Msonda

Msonda: Backs the media.

“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.

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  1. Why did they not table the bill in the two years they were in Govt,? Zachamba zimenezo ife ayi , ngat mwakhuta chash-get ,musasokoneze mwatikwan musileko anthu anfundo zazelu aziyankhula PP ndekut chan , inu mwatikwana, Go to hel PP

  2. Guyz koma Koma a Ken Nsonda aja mutu sugwira ntchito eti? Adali kuti iwowo mesa adali m’boma momwemo ndieno lero aziti chan? Lero akufuna aziona maliseche azawo pamene awo ankabisa m’zaka ziwiri zija ndi kuba ndalama.isaaa! Kodi a PP mumaganiza ngati nkhululu etii?

  3. Palibe Chipan Chomwe Chidzalamulile Mwachilungamo Chifukwa Chipan Cha MCP,UDF,DPP,PP Onsewa Anaba Ndalama Pochoka Boma Komaso DPP Idzabaso Ndalama Pochoka, Amalawi Sitimachedwa Kuiwala

  4. Why did they not table the bill in the two years they were in Govt,? This now comes as mere propaganda to fool some people so they can believe that the party still has something to offer

  5. Nthaw Zambiri Muthu Ukakhala Panja Pa ground Umachuluka Mzelu Mkumat Ndkanakhala Ine Ndkanaheda Kapena Ndkamenyu Bulet Kuiwala Kut Watulusida Momo,ukanakhala Kut Umasewera Bwno Akanakutulutsa?Shame On Pp

  6. Aaaaaah zachamba basi. Go to hell PP sindinu nomwe munakana muli boma just bcoz maiko ena mu africa akakana kupanga pass the bill maiko awo. Mukungolimbikira ntunda wopanda madzi. cheap politics.