THE Prime Minister Acting, Hon Manasseh Maelanga has accepted the petition by the civil society organisations and assured the nation that the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is bringing back the Anti-Corruption Bill in the upcoming Parliament meeting in October.
Maelanga made his remarks in front of more than a hundred members of civil society organisations (CSOs) and the media after he was handed the petition at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet entrance yesterday morning, Tuesday September 19, 2017.
The Prime Minister Acting also stressed the importance of putting a stronger Anti-Corruption Bill to Parliament is because it concerns everyone and not just leaders.
He also said that the Bill is currently before the Cabinet and the DCCG will bring it back to Parliament next month.
The Deputy Prime Minister’s response was received with some reactions of agreement from the peaceful protesters.
Addressing the Prime Minister Acting, spokesperson for the CSOs Dr Huddie Namo referred to the morning’s event as one that “…marks the dawn of a new day on civil society activism and participation in the affairs of the country”.
“It was our desire and the desire of the government to bring it (the ACB) back by October next month.”
More than 4,000 members of the civil society have signed the petition.