Public Hearing on Electoral Amendment Bill

BILL WATCH

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 24/2014

[6th May 2014]

There has been a last-minute change of venue for the Public Hearing on

the Electoral Amendment Bill in Harare on Wednesday 7th May

This important public hearing will now be held at the NEW AMBASSADOR HOTEL, Kwame Nkrumah Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Harare – across the road from Parliament’s Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance.

The time and date remain unchanged at 10 am, Wednesday 7th May.

Committee chairperson Hon Majome

Committee clerk Miss Precious Zenda

Queries to Miss Zenda on cell 0772 281 533

or by email to [email protected]

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.

Written submissions

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