Public Hearings on Electoral Amendment Bill

BILL WATCH PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SERIES [12th October 2011]

Public Hearings on Electoral Amendment Bill: 17th to 24th October:

Marondera, Headlands, Mutasa, Mutare, Nyika, Masvingo, Plumtree,

Lupane, Bulawayo, Gokwe, Kadoma and Harare

The House of Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal Affairs, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs will be holding public hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill [electronic version of Bill available from [email protected]]. The programme is as follows:

Monday 17th October

1. Marondera – Ambuya Nehanda Hall: 10.00 am

2. Headlands – Headlands Hall: 2 pm

Tuesday 18th October:

1. Mutasa – Mutasa Rural District Council, DC Centre: 10 am

2. Mutare – Sakubva Beit Hall: 4 pm

Wednesday 19th October:

1. Nyika – Nyika Growth Point: 12 noon

2. Masvingo – Mucheke Hall: 4 pm

Thursday 20th October:

Plumtree – Town Council Hall: 12.30 pm

Friday 21st October:

1. Lupane – Lupane Community Hall: 12 noon

2. Bulawayo – Small City Hall, 5 pm

Saturday 22nd October

Gokwe – Cheziya Community Hall: 2 pm

Sunday 23rd October

Kadoma – Rimuka Hall: 10 am

Monday 24th October

Harare – Senate Chamber, Parliament Building – 10 am

The chairperson of the Portfolio Committee is Hon Douglas Mwonzora MP. The committee clerk is Mr Shepherd Manhivi.

The portfolio committee seeks public input on the Bill at these hearings. Interested groups and organisations and all members of public are invited to attend the hearings, at which they will be given the opportunity to give evidence and make representations. Contributions made will be considered by the portfolio committee in compiling a report to be tabled in the House of Assembly when the Bill undergoes its Second Reading.

If you want to make oral representations at a hearing you should signify this to the Committee Clerk so that he can notify the chairperson to call on you. An oral submission is more effective if it is followed up in writing. If you are making a written submission, it is advisable to take as many copies as possible for circulation at the hearing.

If you are unable to attend a hearing, written submissions and correspondence may be addressed to: The Clerk of Parliament, Attention: Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal Affairs, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs, P.O. Box CY298, Causeway, Harare. If delivering, please use the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance to Parliament, between Second and Third Streets.

For further information please contact the committee clerk, Mr Shepherd Manhivi. Telephone 04-700181, 252936. Cellphone: 0772 247864. Email [email protected]

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