PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 33/2019
Public Hearings Monday 9th to Thursday 12th August
on the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill
The Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development will conduct public consultations on the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Bill (H.B. 4,2019) from Monday 9th September to Thursday 12th September 2019.
Copies of the Bill can be downloaded from the Veritas website using this hyperlink.
The public consultations will take the form of public meetings in Harare, Mutare, Gweru and Bulawayo in accordance with the programme shown in the table below.
|Harare||New Ambassador Hotel||2.00 pm|
|Mutare||Mutare Holiday Inn||2.00 pm|
|Gweru||Gweru Civic Centre||2.00 pm|
|Bulawayo||Small City Hall||10.00 am|
Attendance at the Public Consultations
Members of the public, interested groups and organisations are invited to attend these meetings and express their views to the portfolio committee members on the provisions of the Bill. But any person wearing military uniform, signs of rank, flags or badges or political party regalia will not be allowed access to the meetings.
Purpose of the Public Consultations
Parliament is obliged by section 141 of the Constitution to facilitate public involvement in its legislative processes and to ensure that interested parties are consulted about Bills to be considered by Parliament. Hence the holding of these public consultations by the portfolio committee. The committee will in due course present a report to the National Assembly when it considers the Bill – and this report will, for the benefit of all MPs, include feedback received from those attending these public consultations.
The meetings, therefore, provide an opportunity for anyone to engage with the MPs on the committee to ensure that they are made aware of public opinion on the Bill’s provisions and any suggestions for changes that people feel should be made to the Bill.
Written submissions and correspondence are also welcome. And it may be helpful to the committee if oral submissions made at a meeting are supported or supplemented by written submissions. Written submissions can be handed in to the Parliamentary officials at one of the meetings. Alternatively, anyone unable to attend a meeting can address his or her written submission or correspondence to:
The Clerk of Parliament
Attention: Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Development
PO Box CY 298
or have it delivered to Parliament at corner Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and Third Street, Harare or emailed to [email protected].
Queries and Further Information
Parliament’s telephone numbers are: (024) 2700181-8, 2252936-50.
Mrs Mataruka (Committee Clerk) : extension 2062
Sibonisiwe Nkala (Public Relations Officer) : extensions 2310/2143
Fax: (024) 2252935
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