Opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has described the Patriotic Front (PF) government’s failure to table the Access to Information Bill in the current session of Parliament as not surprising.
On Friday last week, during the Vice President’s question time, Guy Scott told parliament that his government regretted not bringing forth the already approved Bill but that the Bill is now due to go to a sub committee of legislation of a Cabinet after which it is expected to be ratified by Cabinet itself before the Bill is eventually tabled in Parliament.
This was contrary to what Dr. Scott had announced early this month that the PF government would table the Access to Information Bill in the current session of Parliament.
MMD vice president for politics Michael Kaingu has also described the failure by the PF government table the Bill in the current session of Parliament as one of the many failed promises the PF government has allegedly been telling the Zambian people.
Dr. Kaingu has observed that such a failure to present the Bill as was promised by the PF is a typical disadvantage of allegedly implementing socialist policies in a Democratic country.
Dr. Kaingu was speaking in an interview with Qfm.