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Universities should enlighten Malawians about ATI — MHRC

The Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has urged higher learning institutions to play a vital role in disseminating information about the Access to Information (ATI) law to enhance transparency and accountability in public institutions.

Chifundo Harawa, MHRC’s Civil and Rights Officer, believes this would also ensure that Malawians are empowered with the right to access information.

He made the remarks during an ATI orientation workshop for staff members at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Thyolo.

Professor Wilson Mandala, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for MUST, commended MHRC for the orientation, stressing that ignorance of the law is not an excuse.

MUST becomes the sixth public university to have an orientation on the ATI law after it was assented to three years ago by President Dr Lazarus Chakwera.

 

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