PFMA amendments weak on implementation of Auditor General recommendations
The Public Finance Management Amendment Bill was last week introduced in Parliament and referred to the Parliamentary Legal Committee to examine if any of its provisions contravene the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Mutare Residents Slam the NPRC Bill
The public hearing on the National Peace and Reconciliation Bill held at the Mutare Civic Centre hall kicked off at a super-charged note as some War Veterans demanded the singing of the Zimbabwe National Anthem before proceedings could start.
Day Two Proceedings on the NPRC Bill Public Hearings
Two public hearings on the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (NPRC) took place simultaneously today in Gweru and Masvingo, respectively.
Parliament Embarks on Public Consultations on Bond Notes Legislation
The Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development will be conducting public consultations on the above-mentioned Bills. The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Patrick Chinamasa, had intended to fast-track the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill in Parliament this week.
Citizens Call For Comprehensive Electoral Reforms
Members of the public urged government to implement comprehensive electoral reforms to ensure credibility of elections, which have in the past often been characterized by allegations of rigging, violence, unfairness among other electoral malpractices. This was said at a public hearing conducted by the Portfolio Committee on Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on Monday 24 October 2016 in the Senate Chamber.