Public Consultations on the Freedom of Information Bill

BILL WATCH

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 31/2019

Public Consultations on the Freedom of Information Bill

Parliament has in notices published today announced that the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services will hold public consultations on the Freedom of Information Bill (H.B. 6, 2019) from 19th August 2019 to 30th August 2019.

The Committee will cover various areas as follows:

Date Place Venue Time of Public Hearing
Monday
19 August
Harare

Bindura

New Ambassador Hotel

Hala Africa Kimberly Hotel

0900 hrs

1400 hrs

Tuesday
20 August
Marondera Mbuya Nehanda Hall 0800 hrs
Wednesday
21 August
Penhalonga/Tsvingwe Methodist Church Hall 0900 hrs
Thursday
22 August
Masvingo Civic Centre 0900 hrs
Tuesday
27 August
Plumtree

Bulawayo

Dingumuzi

Bulawayo City Hall

1000 hrs

1430 hrs

Wednesday
28 August
Tsholotsho St. Joseph’s The Worker Mission 1000 hrs
Thursday
29 August
Kwekwe

Kadoma

Mbizo Youth Centre

Rimuka Hall

1100 hrs

1430 hrs

 

Attendance

The public, interested groups and organizations are invited to attend these consultations.

But all those wearing military uniforms, signs of ranks, flags or badges and political party regalia will not have access to the public hearing.

Written submissions

Written submissions and correspondences are welcome and should be addressed to:

The Clerk of Parliament

Attention: Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services

P.O. Box CY 298

Causeway

Harare

Submissions can also be made by email through email address [email protected]

Queries

Telephone: (024) 2700181-8, 2252936-50

Maria Hlasera (Committee Clerk) Ext. 2062

  1. Njovana (Public Relations Officer) Ext. 2236

Fax: (024) 2252935

About the Freedom of Information Bill

Soft copies of the Bill are available on the Veritas website [link].  Also available on the website is our e-bulletin Bill Watch 40/2019 [link] which contains comments on the Bill.

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

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