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FoI bill important in upholding good governance – Finish Minister

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Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda (right) talks to visiting Finland International Development Minister Heidi Hantala when she called on him at his office
Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda (right) talks to visiting Finland International Development Minister Heidi Hantala when she called on him at his office

Visiting Finish Minister of International Development Heidi Hautala says the implementation of the Freedom of Information Bill (FoI) bill into a piece of legislation will help uphold good governance and reduce corruption levels in the country.

Speaking when she visited Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda at his office this morning, Ms. Hautala asked the Minister on the progress of the FoI Bill.

And responding to her question, Mr. Lubinda said the bill was still being studied by the Ministry of Justice who will later pass it on to parliament.

Mr. Lubinda who is also chairperson of the African Network for Parliamentarians against Corruption expressed confidence that once the bill gets to parliament it will be implemented into law as it plays a critical role in the fight against corruption.

He added that the Fol bill will provide for the maintaining of checks and balances in all sectors of development.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. why this long mr. minister? infact let me ask you as to why the pf govt. (my govt.) is taking long to give us, your masters, our people driven constitution. if our president can state that he will rule this country according to the biblical 10 commandments, why then can’t you allow him to rule us by our approved constitution of the land? cos its only through the same that he will rule this country according to our wishes. not whats contained in the flawed one we have now.

  2. Help me get it right, is Mr. Given Lubinda still APNAC chairperson? What about Cornelius Mweetwa?

  3. IT IS GOOD BUT YOU KNOW WE HAVE RECKLESS POLITICIANS LIKE HAKAINDE WHO WILL ABUSE IT. ITS GOOD THE BUDGET HAS GONE THROUGH AND IT IS ANOTHER VICTORY TO PF GOVT. HAKAINDE TRIED TO SHOOT IT DOWN BUT AS USUAL HE KISSED DUST.

  4. the justice minister is still studying it and am sure his not going to be done studying it in the remaining 4 years. pf behave like ill mannered kids set to do bad all the times, their willing to defend a colonial public order act yet they claim to be studying the bill on information. pf has so much to hide just the one year they have been in power so citizens forget about the later but be assured public order act is at heart to them.

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