Speaker stresses on disseminating poll-related information

KATHMANDU: Speaker Onsari Gharti has urged the authorities concerned to effectively disseminate the information related to local level elections to the voters.

Relaying election-related information effectively means to accommodate all people in the polls, she said.

She was speaking at the inaugural of  the National Conference-2074, which aims at creating awareness of the right to information with the theme of 'Foundation for Democracy: Right to Information.'

The programme was organised by the National Information Commission in the Capital.

"Right to information will play a crucial role in making democratic system accountable. The Article 27 of the new constitution has recognised and guaranteed the right to information as fundamental rights," she said.

Also on the occasion, Chief Commissioner of the Commission Krishna Hari Baskota complained that although the executive, judiciary and legislature make information easily available to all, the case with other grass roots-level bodies is bleak.

Likewise, President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists Dr Mahendra Bista stressed the need for all people to acquire information through the Right to Information Act. The one-day conference will issue a declaration.