Whistleblowers� Protection Bill finally reaches parley

The much-awaited Whistleblowing Bill will be presented before the third meeting of the first session of the 11th Parliament scheduled to commence in the next fortnight.

The main objective of the Bill, which has been gazetted, is to “provide for the manner in which a person may, in the public interest, disclose information adverse to the public interest; to provide for the manner of reporting and investigation of disclosures of impropriety and the protection against victimisation of persons who make the closures; and to provide for related matters”.

President Ian Khama first mentioned the Bill, during the 2009 State of the Nation Address.

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