A Civil Society Organisation in the country has expressed worry over government’s silence in addressing issues that need immediate attention.
This is coming at a time when government has delayed tabling of the Access to Information (ATI) bill, a development which made CSOs to give government a seven day ultimatum to respond on the progress of the bill. General Secretary for Citizen Alliance, which is one of the CSOs in the country, Wilson Asibu, said government’s silence is worrisome as it has delayed in addressing issues that need immediate attention.
“It is worrisome that government has delayed to address issues that needs immediate attetion and as CSO’s we are yet to meet to discuss the way forward on the delays to table Access to Information bill,” said Asibu.
On the part of government, Leader of the House in Parliament Francis Kasaila said Malawians should put their trust in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as the bill will be tabled in March next year.
“DPP government will deliver what it promised and Malawians should trust government that it shall fulfil its promises,” said Kasaila.
He further said that the president has not been inconsistent as others say and he has the mandate to scrutinise an issue before delivery.