Information and Broadcasting Minister Mwansa Kapeya says government will launch a campaign to allow Zambians know the benefits of the Freedom of Information Bill
February 12, 2014 - Information and Broadcasting Minister Mwansa Kapeya says government will embark on a vigorous campaign to enable people throughout the country know the benefits of the Freedom of Information Bill
Mr. Kapeya says following the fact finding study tour undertaken in the United States, his ministry will embark on a vigorous campaign to educate the Zambian people on the benefits of the Access to Information Bill (ATI) which is still in its draft form in Zambia.
The Minister was in the United States on a comparative study tour of Freedom of Information supported by the United States Department of State.
Mr. Kapeya, said the study tour was a success adding that the United States was a country of choice to study the freedom of information because it has been in existence since 1966.
The Minister thanked the Meridian International Center, the State Department and several other organizations for sharing their success and failures in the process adding that this will help Zambia as the country goes through the process.
Mr. Kapeya was seen off at Dulles International airport by Zambia's ambassador to the United States Palan Mulonda.