Thank Mutharika for ATI bill – Govt boasts

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Government has praised President Peter Mutharika for the just passed Access to Information (ATI) bill saying the proposed law would not have been tabled if Mutharika was not in power.

Speaking after Members of Parliament legislators passed the bill in to law, government’s spokesperson Malison Ndau said the passing of the legislation shows that Mutharika is the pillar of the nation.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika not taking chances this time around.

“As government we are very happy and excited that the long waited bill has passed, we believe that this has happened because our president is a leader who understand and gives an ear to what his people want, in Malawi we have had some presidents in the past but they failed to accept the reality so as a party and government we want to thank the president for accepting that the bill should be tabled in Parliament,” said Ndau.

He added that this was one of the of the promises the Democratic Progressive Party made when it was campaigning for the 2014 tripartite elections and shows that the party and Mutharika do not make empty promises just to get favours from the nation.

Speaking on the same, leader of opposition in the house Lazarus Chakwera said he was happy that government has done one of the most important things Malawians have been waiting for.

On his part, chairperson of the Parliamentary Media and Communications Committee Sam Kawale congratulated his fellow members in the committee for doing everything possible to make sure that the bill becomes a law.

MISA-Malawi Thoma Khanje said it is another birthday in the history of Malawi since the bill has been a song for over 10 years.

“We feel grateful and we want to congratulate government, the opposition and all stakeholders who pumped in their efforts to make this dream become a reality and we believe that government will support whatever that is accompanied by this law,” he said.

The bill was scheduled to be tabled in Parliament last week but it was postponed to Tuesday this week which was again shifted for Wednesday when it was passed late in the day.

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  1. Amalawipabwinotatayilagalundithuchilichonsetizichitakugwadangatiiwowandimulunguwathuthuchichulukileolamulakomafundozawonzanzii!Olocheleatakodiotsakwezamanjabanjikutienaatsamalalezikoli.ZikomomaMPotsusakupaliyamentmumapitakondicholingachomangaMWotsatienawa,aa!basikumangokukokaningatingolo

  2. ATI Bilu singasinthe moyo wa a Malawi ambiri poyerekeza ndi Land bilu yomwe inadusa. ATI ndi yokomela atola nkhani osati osaukafe. Osusawo akanalepheresa land bulo bola osati Ati za zii! Vuto andale amadusisa mabilu okomela iwowo osati ife anthu wamba. Ndiye musangoti a Malawi asangalala ndi biluyi, boza mwasangalaka ndi inu manedia ife tikuzunzika m’mizimu

  3. Wat if Mr president refuzd to put his signature ndibwenzi pano mukuti chani? Tiyeni tikamakamba zinthu we should to look both size of the story coz Mr president he has got all powers

  4. APM has many reasons to smile on because the ATI bill has been discussed and passed during his first term in Office when Kamuzu, Bakili, Bingu and Joice’s eras didn’t tackle this!

  5. Govt has praised The president ! Which govt? Of which we are having three arms namely: judiciary, legislature& excective. And then your god which you praise is in the govt itself!kkkkkkkkkk

  6. iwe Peter Muntharika don’t take malawians as fools this propaganda must stop all malawians knows that dpp thieves didn’t want this bill to pass cos of their bloody dirty hands and dpp and udf mp voted against it only 6mp frm govt voted for the bill to pass bt the lest dpp refuse by voting NO

  7. Mhu . First It Was Multipartism{ Major Divisions Of The Nation} Then Decentralisation { Redistribution Of Corruption} Now Is ATI { ASCENDANCY TO INDIVIDUALISM} Malawi , Malawi Malawi, How Many Times Have I Called You? Get Ready For ENTROPY And Guess You What? Next Is . . . H.E DR H.KAMUDZU BANDA{ RIP} SAID,” MATIPATE NDI NKHONDO” LERO ENA WE’RE REGRETING. INENSO NDIKUTI ATI LAW WILL STRIPE OFF THE RULING ELITE ITS POWERS THEREBY RESULTING IN TOTAL ANARCHY/ SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST .A NEW WORLD ORDER? KAYA TIONE , TIKAMAFA SITITHAWA ZIMENEZO

  8. Which government is this praising Peter for this? Is it not his side that did not want to table discuss and pass it. Did it not take the voting which fell on the opposition side to discuss it? Why my one speaking o behalf of government think Malawians s did not know you did not want it to be tabled. Besides the donors noose was getting tighter for government

  9. let me thank the opposition parties for putting more pressure to the ruling party for the bill to get passed, once again thank you Mr President for your signature, this bill wil help you soon when you are out of government.

  10. kkkk mwafulumira nako ka propaganda kanuka. Ife timamvetsera nawo dzulo zaku parliament and mene zinaliri zinali ngati a Opposition anali ngati a boma ndipo a boma ngati otsusa kkkk bravo opposition for passing the bill. Sizonamizana mwalemba apazi kkkk

  11. MMMMMM you pipo musatichititse manyazi apa don’t you know that President has got powers not to sign the bill? If he is not satisfied. Learn to appreciate what somebody has done

  12. yeah. .ndi zoona. . Kamuzu anakanika, Bakili naye anakanika, Bingu sanayesere ndikomwe. . J B kutali tali sanayese kuyesakomwe. .. koma achikulile APM zatheka….. 🙂 #my_President_is_doing_his_job 😉