Juba, 28th July 2018. Journalists are not reporting about oil and its effects on people and animals as it harms natural resources, says a Member of Parliament representing Yei River State.
Alfred Taban regrets that the Ministry of Petroleum is not explaining the dangers of oil and the issues happening to update the media.
The ministry is focus is only on the rates of the fuel in the market, he points out.
Taban says communities should be aware about the oil and its advantages and disadvantages and the compensation that people are in need of.
Commissioner of Access to Information Commission, Nicodemus Ajak Bior tells the Ministry of Petroleum to produce a periodical report and details about the production of oil barrel and the rates.
He says local media have the right to get information from the Ministry of Petroleum.
Ajak advises journalists to confront officials with the law if they deny for them information.
The speakers made the remarks on Thursday during the training on oil for development awareness at AMDISS.