On Friday, I was talking to the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice and we will be communicating within the course of this week. We should be able to hear from them and they have proposed a few amendments to what we had drafted but I am meant to believe that we are moving in the right direction.
“She told me that the few suggestions that were made are based on the modern laws. Like I said life is dynamic, we need to move with the current thinking,” Mr Malupenga said.
He said his ministry had enough room to accommodate progressive ideas.
“We have the national information and media policy review pending and we have the Access to Information Bill and we have several other legislation reviews pending. All these are opportunities to incorporate progressive ideas,” Mr Malupenga said.
He also urged journalist to report professionally because the role of the media in shaping the destiny of the nation could not be over-emphasised.
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