BILL WATCH 38-2019 Parliament Invites Public Comments on Three Bills

BILL WATCH 38/2019

[25th July 2019]

Parliament Invites Public Written Comments on Three Bills:

(1) Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill

(2) Freedom of Information Bill

(3) Coroner’s Office Bill

Parliament has in separate public notices dated 23rd July invited the public to make comments on the above-mentioned Bills.  In each case the deadline for receipt of written submissions is Friday next week, 2nd August

How to Submit Comments

The notices follow a standard form, setting out the reason for the invitations, addresses for submission of comments, and a contact person at Parliament for clarification of queries, as follows:

Section 141 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that:

“Parliament must—

           (a) facilitate public involvement in its legislative and other processes and in the processes of its committees;

           (b) ensure that interested parties are consulted about Bills being considered by Parliament, unless such consultation is inappropriate or impracticable …”.

In compliance with this constitutional provision, and as part of public consultations meant to enhance participatory democracy, the Parliament of Zimbabwe is inviting comments on the … Bill, for consideration by the relevant Committee(s).

All comments must be submitted to the following e-mail addresses: bills@parlzim.gov.zw or clerk@parlzim.gov.zw. Alternatively, written submission can be sent to: Parliament of Zimbabwe, Corner Third Street and Kwame Nkrumah, PO Box CY 298, Causeway, Harare. All submissions must be received on or before Friday 2nd August 2019.

Targeted public and stakeholder consultations on this very important Bill will be conducted in due course on dates to be advised.

For any clarification, you may get in touch with Mrs Luciah Nyawo, Assistant Clerk of Parliament on email nyawol@parlzim.gov.zw

Copies of the Bills are Available

The Bills are available on the Veritas website using the following hyperlinks:

Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill [link]

Freedom of Information Bill [link]

Coroner’s Office Bill [link]

 

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