Guest Column: John Makamure
Several draft pieces of legislation are expected to come before Parliament before the First Session of the 9th Parliament comes to an end around August/September as government tries to step up alignment of laws with the Constitution to remove provisions that stifle fundamental freedoms and create an enabling legal environment for the attraction of both domestic and foreign direct investment.
The National Assembly is currently seized with the Companies and other Entities Bill, and the Tripartite Negotiating Forum Bill.
The responsible portfolio committees have undertaken public hearings on the Bills and are now finalising their reports for tabling in the House.
For those who were unable to attend hearings, there is still a window of opportunity for interested parties to make their written submissions on the Bills before the portfolio committee reports are finalised.