Information strong foundation of democracy : PM Prachanda

Posted on: August 22, 2016 | views: 243

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said more systematic dissemination of information is essential to realize people's aspiration for change and prosperity. Information dissemination that unites the

entire country and people is needed in the present transition when the constitution is being implemented, he said.

Speaking at a programme organized by the National Information Commission (NIC) to mark the 9th National Information Day in the capital today, Prime Minister Dahal stressed on the need of effective enforcement of the right to information to guide the society towards the path to stability and prosperity, and also to make the people creative.

Also speaking at the programme, Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki called for strengthening postal services after establishing information centres at the local level. He said there is no need for all to enter Singh Durbar if they get information at their own local level.

Democracy would be strengthened if the people acquired the right information, he said.

 Similarly, Parliamentary Development Committee Chair Rabindra Adhikari said that the government activities would not be transparent unless the political parties maintained the same. He urged political parties for transparency in economic and other affairs as it is directly linked with reforms of the democracy.  

Similarly, chief secretary Dr Somlal Subedi shared that the government is working to reach the Kathmandu-centered information to the local level and creating the environment for easily enjoying 32 fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.  
        
Chief Information Commissioner Krishna Hari Banskota said that the government is doing its business by issuing letters by stamping 'confidential' and 'highly confidential' on them, which he termed as a trend of 'hiding the information'.