Right to Information Bill to be presented in January

Dec 28, 2015 (LBO) – The Right to Information Bill will be presented to Parliament in January, Mass Media and Parliament Reforms Ministry Secretary Wajira Narampanawa said.

This follows the government promise to strengthen the right to information during the 100-day programme, Narampanawa said according to the Department of Government Information.

He said the Right to Information Bill will have to be passed in Provincial Councils before being passed in Parliament. The Southern Provincial Council has passed the Bill. It will be presented to the Western Provincial Council on January 5.