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Access to Information Bill goes to Attorney General for clearance

General News Access to Information Bill goes to Attorney General for clearance

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo

Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo has disclosed that the Access to Information Bill has been submitted to the Attorney General for clearance.

Speaking during a stakeholder’s consultative workshop on the draft national information and media policy today, Mr. Kasolo says the process towards the enactment of the access to information bill is on track.

Mr. Kasolo explains that the technocrats who were engaged to work on the bill have finished their work.

He says the bill has since been submitted to the Attorney General for clearance before it is tabled in Parliament for consideration and enactment.

And Mr. Kasolo says government through the ministry of information and broadcasting services has also embarked on a broad range of measures aimed at achieving countrywide media coverage and access to information.

He stresses that government is also working on a project to set up television stations in all the ten provinces of the country in line with its vision to take information closer to the people.

9 COMMENTS

  1. These ldiots are a bunch of morons. One talks about engaging the CIA to gag the media (online) while the other craps about taking the AIB to the AG for clearance.
    LT, what’s with your profile picture? Lungu desperately needs a dentist to fix that gap in his mouth. Can’t you use your logo for your profile picture?

    • Pls use use your brain not your backside to blog … This is not ZWD and UPND where profenity is king. State facts not refuse

    • @ Zed

      As evidently you consider yourself a member of ruling intelligentsia, can you please clarify:

      1. Government position on “engaging” CIA to “gag” online forum dealing with Zambian internal issues?

      2. After reading recent interview given by current Acting AG, I am concern that he may just be “proof” reading the Bill for spelling mistakes and not going into “legalities” of compatibility with the Constitutional provisions.

      Your civilized and learned comment will be highly appreciated.

    • Our learned Solicitor General is also Acting AG.
      For more info on his “expertise” in approving legal documents, check yesterday Post.

  2. Chumbumunsholwa the office of the AG known as AG chambers does not stop functioning because one person has been fired. There are many lawyers that work there and give opinion. At the moment the Solicter General is acting as AG.

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