November 2019

Bill Watch 64/2019 of 26th November Coming up in the National Assembly This Week

BILL WATCH 64/2019

[26th November 2019]

Only the National Assembly will be Sitting This Week

The Senate will Not Meet Until Tuesday 3rd December

Coming up in the National Assembly on Tuesday 26th November

2020 National Budget Debate

Resumption of the Budget debate is on the Order Paper for today, Tuesday 26th November. 

Public Accounts Committee [PAC] Report - Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (Compliance Issues)

INTRODUCTION
1.1 Section 119 of the Constitution, gives Parliament power to ensure that provisions of the Constitution are “upheld and that the State and all institutions and agencies of government at every level act constitutionally and in the national interest.”
1.2 Section 299 of the Constitution confers the Public Accounts Committee with unlimited oversight powers over all State revenues and expenditure. It states that

Proposed Amendments for Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Bill [REVISED]

The Committee Stage of this Bill is due to be resumed on 26th November 2019 in the National Assembly.  The extract from the Order Paper for that date [downloadable below]  sets out all the amendments proposed for consideration during the Committee Stage.   Please note that these amendments differ from those posted on this website some months ago.  We refer particularly to amendments to clause 7 of the Bill now proposed by Hon Misihairabwi-

Parliamentary Committees Series 43/2019 - Open Committee Meetings 25th to 29th November

BILL WATCH

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 43/2019

[23rd November 2019]

Open Committee Meetings Monday 25th to Friday 29th November

There will be seven committee meetings open to the public.

The meetings will be held in Parliament Building, Harare, on the dates and at the times and venues indicated below. 

SI 2019-246 Collective Bargaining Agreement: Medical and Allied Industry

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in terms of section 80 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], approved the Collective Bargaining Agreement set out in the Schedule, which was registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01]: —
1. The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be cited as the Collective Bargaining Agreement: Medical and Allied Industry, 2019.

SI 2019-245 Collective Bargaining Agreement: Motor Industry

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in terms of section 80 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], approved the publication of the Collective Bargaining Agreement set out in the Schedule. This agreement further amends the agreement published in Statutory Instrument 35 of 2011, registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01].

SI 2019-244 Collective Bargaining Agreement: Motor Industry

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in terms of section 80 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], approved the publication of the Collective Bargaining Agreement registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], set out in the Schedule, which further amends the principal agreement published in Statutory Instrument 35 of 2011.

GOVERNMENT OF ZIMBABWE CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND for the period ended 31 August 2019

ACCOUNTANT GENERAL’S REVIEW
 
Mandate
 
Section 38 of the Public Finance Management Act [Chapter 22:19] requires Treasury to publish consolidated financial reports in the Gazette within thirty days after the end of each month.
 

Companies and Other Business Entities Act

To provide for the constitution, incorporation, registration, management and internal administration of companies and winding up of companies and private business corporations; to enable the voluntary registration of other business entities; to ensure the removal of defunct companies and private business corporations by re-registering all existing companies and private business corporation

Teachers’ Unions Petition to Parliament

On Tuesday 12th November 2019 the Speaker announced in the National Assembly that Parliament had received a petition from the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association to (1) align the Public Service to the Constitution and (2) to ratify International Labour Organisation [ILO] Conventions 51 and 154 in order to ensure industrial harmony;, fair labour standards and social justice in the Public Service.

The Speaker informed MPs that the petition had been referred to the Portfolio Committee for Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.

 

Finance Bill (No.3) – 2020 National Budget – Departmental Draft, November 2019

This is only the Departmental Draft of the Bill, i.e., not the final Bill to be presented to the National Assembly.  It was made available by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development for information of MPs after the Minister of Finance and Economic Development presented the 2020 National Budget in the National Assembly on Thursday 14th November 2019.

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