Bill Watch

BILL WATCH 51/2016

[23rd November 2016]

The National Assembly is Sitting This Week but not the Senate
The Senate will Resume on 29th November
The President’s State of the Nation Address will be on Thursday 1st December
The 2017 National Budget will be presented on Thursday 8th December

Government Wants Bond Notes Bill to be Fast-Tracked

BILL WATCH 50/2016

[21st November 2016]

The National Assembly is Sitting This Week but not the Senate
The Senate will Resume on 29th November

Budget Day will be Thursday 8th December

“Bond Notes Bill” Gazetted 

BILL WATCH 49/2016

[3rd November 2016]

Parliamentary Monitoring of Statutory Instruments

Introduction

Two controversial statutory instruments have been published in the Gazette recently, both of which are likely to have far-reaching effects on the national economy and on the lives of ordinary people.  They are:

BILL WATCH 48/2016

[1st November 2016]

Bond Notes Regulations made under Presidential Powers Act

Yesterday, Monday 31st October, the Government gazetted regulations intended to validate:

the controversial forthcoming issue of bond notes by the Reserve Bank, and

more than a little belatedly, the bond coins previously issued by the Reserve Bank and still in circulation; and

BILL WATCH 47/2016

[13th October 2016]

Both Houses Sat This Week and will Continue on Tuesday 11th October

Last week’s Bill Watch 46/2016 dated 7th October concentrated on the President’s speech of 6th October at the ceremonial opening of the Fourth Session of the present Parliament, particularly the Government’s legislative agenda for the session announced in the speech.  This bulletin—

BILL WATCH 46/2016

[7th October 2016]

President  Mugabe Opens Fourth Parliamentary Session and Announces Government’s Legislative Agenda
Parliament Will Meet Again on Tuesday 11th October

Yesterday, Thursday 6th October, President Mugabe presided over the official opening of the Fourth Session of the present Parliament.   

BILL WATCH 45/2016

[4th October 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament Resume Sitting Today 4th October

The Official Opening of the Fourth Session will be on Thursday 6th October

Both Houses to Resume Sitting Tuesday 4th October

BILL WATCH 44/2016

[20th September 2016]

Police One-Month Ban on Demonstrations in Harare

Immediately Challenged in High Court

SI 101A recycled as GN 245: Demos Banned until 15th October

BILL WATCH 43/2016

[14th September 2016]

Police Prepare to Recycle SI 101A with a Two-Month Ban on Demonstrations

The following notice appeared in yesterday's [13th September] issue of The Herald

“NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROHIBITION ORDER

BILL WATCH 42/2016

[12th September 2016]

Police use POSA to Issue Order to Prohibit Public Carrying of Weapons in Harare

Overshadowed by the reaction prompted by SI 101A/2016 [prohibiting of public demonstrations in Harare Central Police District for two weeks], the simultaneous order imposing a three-month police ban on the carrying of weapons in the same area has gone relatively unnoticed. 

BILL WATCH 41/2016

[8th September 2016]

The National Assembly Will Meet Today

To Hear the Mid-Term Fiscal Policy Review Statement

BILL WATCH 40/2016

[2nd September 2016]

Police Ban Public Demonstrations in Harare Central Police District

for Two Weeks Friday 2nd September to Friday 16th September

 

BILL WATCH 39/2016

[1st September 2016]

The National Assembly is in Recess until 8th September

The Senate is in Recess until the Next Parliamentary Session

The Next [4th] Session of the Present [8th] Parliament will Start on 4th October

Next Parliamentary Session to Start Tuesday 4th October

BILL WATCH 38/2016

[31st August 2016]

The National Assembly is in Recess until 8th September

The Senate is in Recess until the Next Parliamentary Session

The Next [4th] Session of the Current [8th] Parliament will Start on 4th October

Government Gazette of 26th August

Acts

BILL WATCH 37/2016

[30th August 2016]

The National Assembly is in Recess until 8th September

The Senate is in Recess until 4th October

National Assembly

BILL WATCH 35/2016

[17th August 2016]

Parliamentary Sittings Resumed on Tuesday 16th August

No Mid-term Fiscal Policy Review This Week

The latest information is that the Mid-term Fiscal Policy Review will not be presented this week.  A date for its presentation will be announced in due course. 

Parliament is not expected to sit next week.

BILL WATCH 35/2016

[17th August 2016]

Parliamentary Sittings Resumed on Tuesday 16th August

No Mid-term Fiscal Policy Review This Week

The latest information is that the Mid-term Fiscal Policy Review will not be presented this week.  A date for its presentation will be announced in due course. 

Parliament is not expected to sit next week.

BILL WATCH 33/2016

[25th July 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Continue Sitting This Week

One Vacancy Filled, Two New Vacancies Declared

Mazoe North By-election result

BILL WATCH 32/2016

[18th July 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Sit Again on Tuesday 19th July

Land Commission Bill: Parliament Calls for Comments

BILL WATCH 31/2016

[14th July 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament are in Recess until Tuesday 19th July

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