Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 23-2014

BILL WATCH

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 23/2014

[6th May 2014]

The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

will hold its Final Public Hearing on the Electoral Amendment Bill
in Harare on Wednesday 7th May

Time and venue of hearing

10.00 am    Senate Chamber, Parliament Building, Harare.

Committee chairperson        Hon Majome

Committee clerk                   Miss Precious Zenda

Queries to                            Miss Zenda on cell 0772 281 533

                                                    or by email to zendap@parlzim.gov.zw

The public hearing gives the public an opportunity to express their views on the Electoral Amendment Bill.   Stakeholders, political parties, interested groups, organisations and all members of the public are welcome to attend the hearing, at which they will be given the opportunity to make representations.  These will be considered by the portfolio committee in compiling a report to be tabled in the National Assembly.  The Bill may come up in the National Assembly as early as Tuesday 13th May, so there is no time to be lost.

If you want to make oral representations at the hearing, signify this to the committee clerk before the hearing, if possible, so that she can notify the chairperson to call on you.  An oral representation is more effective if followed up in writing.  If you are providing a written copy, it is advisable to take as many copies as possible with you for circulation at the hearing.

Attendance at the public hearing

If attending, please use the entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets.  Note that IDs must be produced.

Written submissions

Written submissions and correspondence are also welcome, but should be submitted without delay.  They can be:

- sent by email – addressed to clerk@parlzim.gov.zw, or

- delivered – if delivering, use the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance to Parliament, between Second and Third Streets, Harare, or

- sent by post – addressed to The Clerk of Parliament, Attention: Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs , P.O. Box CY298 Causeway, Harare. 

The Electoral Amendment Bill

The Bill was gazetted on the 3rd January.  Both the Bill and the Electoral Act itself are available in soft copy from Veritas at the addresses given at the end of this bulletin. 

 

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