Among the observations includes; section 53(2) of the Right to Access of Information which requires laying of regulations made by the Commissioner of Information to be approved by parliament before publishing. Kiir said the clause is inappropriate and as such the August House deleted it.
He also raised a concern on the clause referring officials to release information as bonafides and on good faith. Kiir challenges the clause and demanded for its deletion, explaining the phrase “good faith” is subjective, saying it is a sweeping statement.
After the Presentation of the President’s observations by the Chairperson of the Information Committee in the parliament, Hon. Joy Kwaje, the Speaker Manasseh Magok subjected some of the clauses for voting and passed them.
The bills now await the signature of the President to become laws.