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. However, he changed his mind yesterday and allowed the Bill to be subjected to public scrutiny in conformity with Sec

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

Communities Cry Foul over Social Benefits from Mining Operations

Residents in Hwange and Mberengwa told the Portfolio Committee on Mines, Energy and Power Development that their communities were not benefiting much from mining operations in their respective communities. They said this today during public hearings being conducted by the Committee on the Mines and minerals Amendment Bill. They said that the Bill should include water-tight provisions that make corporate social res

Citizens Lambast Government for Policy Inconsistencies on the Economy

Participants in Bulawayo and Mvurwi lambasted government for policy inconsistencies on the economy and the confusion this was causing to citizens and investors. They said this during public consultations on the 2017 National Budget being conducted by the Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development across the country. This

Public Consultations on the 2017 National Budget

The Finance and Economic Development Portfolio Committee will be conducting public hearings across the country on the 2017 National Budget starting on Monday 12 September 2016 as shown in the schedule below.

The objective of these pu

2017 National Budget Consultations Kick-off

The Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development kicked-off its public consultations on the 2017 National Budget in Mutare and Masvingo yesterday afternoon, respectively. In order to cover as much ground as possible, the Committee split into two sub-committees (Team A and Team B). Team A is covering the northern part of th

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Speaker of Parliament Meets Civil Society in Bulawayo

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda, met civil society organizations (CSOs), media practitioners and members of the business community in Bulawayo on Thursday 19 May 2016. A total number of 147 participants attended the Speaker’s Public Dialogue Forum; 49 female and 98 male participants repres...

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Parliament committee influences changes to draft income tax law

The Budget, Finance and Investment Promotion Portfolio Committee of Parliament this week managed to influence significant changes to the New Income Tax draft law, thanks to public hearings convened by the committee to receive citizen input on this important piece of legislation. The committee had resolved to block parliamentary approval of the New Income Tax Bill following a huge public outcry against some of the

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