Public Hearings on Electoral Amendment Bill

BILL WATCH

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES

[21st May 2012]

The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

will hold Public Hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill

from Friday 2nd May to Wednesday 7th May

The programme is as follows:

Friday 2nd May Rushinga

10.30 am Rushinga, District Administrator’s Office

Saturday 3rd May Gweru and Inyati

10.00 am Gweru Civic Centre

2.00 pm Inyati Community Centre

Sunday 4th May Plumtree and Bulawayo

11.00 am Plumtree Town Hall

4.00 pm Bulawayo City Hall

Monday 5th May Masvingo and Nyika

12 noon Masvingo Civic Centre

2.30 pm Nyika Growth Point

Tuesday 6th May Mutasa

9.00 am Mutasa District Administrator’s Office

Wednesday 7th May Harare

10.00 am Parliament, Senate Chamber.

Committee chairperson Hon Majome

Committee clerk Miss Precious Zenda

Queries to Miss Zenda on cell 0772 281 533

or by email to [email protected]

Attendance at the public hearings

The purpose of the public hearings is to give 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 hearings, 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 a 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.

Written submissions

Written submissions and correspondence are also welcome and can be:

• sent by email – addressed to [email protected], or

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

• sent by post should be 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.

Veritas makes every effort to ensure reliable information, but cannot take legal responsibility for information supplied

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