Public Consultations on Consumer Protection Bill

BILL WATCH

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 4/2019

[24th February 2019]

Public Consultations on Consumer Protection Bill :
Monday 25th February to Friday 1st March

The National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce will hold public consultations on the Consumer Protection Bill from Monday to Friday this week.  The committee’s member will be divided into two teams and will cover various areas as shown below.

A Note on the Consumer Protection Bill

The Bill is available on the Veritas website here [link].  The official explanatory memorandum is included with the Bill.

Purpose: To protect consumers of goods and services by establishing the Consumer Protection Agency, and regulation of Consumer Advocacy Organisations, and also to repeal the Consumer Contracts Act[link] .

Gazetted:  21st December 2018.

Attendance at the Public Consultations

Members of the public, interested groups and organisations are invited to attend these consultations – and to present their views on the Bill for inclusion in the Portfolio Committee’s report to the National Assembly in due course.

TEAM A

Gweru, Bulawayo, Gwanda, Lupane & Masvingo

Date Place Venue Time
Monday 25 Feb Gweru Gweru Civic Centre 9.00 am
Tuesday 26 Feb Bulawayo Large City Hall 9.00 am
  Gwanda Gwanda Hotel 2.30 pm
Wednesday 27 Feb Lupane Lupane Community Hall 11.00 am
Thursday 28 Feb Masvingo Masvingo Civic Centre 2.00 pm

 

TEAM B

Chinhoyi, Bindura, Marondera, Mutare & Harare

Date Place Venue Time
Monday 25 Feb Chinhoyi Cooksey Memorial Hall 11.00 am
Tuesday 26 Feb Bindura Bindura Country Club 10.00 am
Wednesday 27 Feb Marondera Hope Fay Hotel & Conference Centre 10.00 am
Thursday 28 Feb Mutare Sakubva Beit Hall 9.00 am
Friday 1 March Harare New Ambassador Hotel,
Rainbow Room
9.00 am

 

Anyone wearing on military uniform, signs of ranks, flags or badges or political party regalia will not be allowed access to the public consultations.

Written submissions and correspondence on the Bill are also welcome and should be addressed to:

The Clerk of Parliament

Attention: Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce

P.O. Box CY 298

Causeway, Harare

or by email to [email protected] .

Queries may be made on telephone numbers (0242) 700181 or 252936 – 50 to:

Sithabisiwe Macheza (Committee Clerk), extension 2052

Mercy Chidemo or Sibonisiwe Dube-Nkala (public relations officers), extension 2236.

Fax: (0242) 252935

Reminder: Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can at any time send written submissions to Parliamentary committees by email addressed to [email protected] or by letter posted to the Clerk of Parliament, P.O. Box 298, Causeway, Harare or delivered at Parliament’s Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance in Harare. 

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

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