Bill Watch 38/2019 [Parliament Invites

Public Comments on Three Bills] 25 July 2019

BILL WATCH 38/2019
[25th July 2019]
Parliament Invites Public Written Comments on Three Bills:
(1) Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill
(2) Freedom of Information Bill
(3) Coroner’s Office Bill
Parliament has in separate public notices dated 23rd July invited the public to
make comments on the above-mentioned Bills. In each case the deadline for
receipt of written submissions is Friday next week, 2nd August.
How to Submit Comments
The notices follow a standard form, setting out the reason for the invitations,
addresses for submission of comments, and a contact person at Parliament for
clarification of queries, as follows:
Section 141 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that:
“Parliament must—
(a) facilitate public involvement in its legislative and other processes and
in the processes of its committees;
(b) ensure that interested parties are consulted about Bills being
considered by Parliament, unless such consultation is inappropriate or
impracticable …”.
In compliance with this constitutional provision, and as part of public
consultations meant to enhance participatory democracy, the Parliament of
Zimbabwe is inviting comments on the … Bill, for consideration by the
relevant Committee(s).
All comments must be submitted to the following e-mail addresses: or Alternatively, written
submission can be sent to: Parliament of Zimbabwe, Corner Third Street
and Kwame Nkrumah, PO Box CY 298, Causeway, Harare. All submissions
must be received on or before Friday 2nd August 2019.
Targeted public and stakeholder consultations on this very important Bill will
be conducted in due course on dates to be advised.
For any clarification, you may get in touch with Mrs Luciah Nyawo, Assistant
Clerk of Parliament on email
Copies of the Bills are Available
The Bills are available on the Veritas website using the following hyperlinks:
Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill [link]
Freedom of Information Bill [link]
Coroner’s Office Bill [link]
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