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 Section 141 of the Constitution. 

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill has caused a lot of anxiety in the country as it seeks to pave way for the introduction of controversial Bond Notes as legal tender at par with the US Dollar. The Committee has split into two teams and will conduct public consultations simultaneously across the country as indicated in the table below. 

TEAM 1

 DAY  TIME  PLACE  VENUE  ACTIVITY
 Tues 29/11/16  1000-1200 hours  Masvingo  Flamboyant Hotel  Submissions from Members of the Public
 Wed 30/11/16  1000-1200hours  Mutare  Amber Hotel  Submissions from Members of the Public
 Thurs 01/12/16  1000-1200 hours  Marondera  Hopefay Hotel and Conference Centre  Submissions from Members of the Public
 Fri 02/12/16 10001200 hours   Chinhoyi  Chinhoyi Hall  Public hearing Submissions from Members of the Public
 Sat 03/12/16 1000-1200 hours  Bindura  Hala Hotel  Submissions from Members of the Public
   1400-1600 hours  Harare  Crown Plaza Hotel  Submissions from Members of the Public

 

TEAM 2

 DAY  TIME  PLACE  VENUE  ACTIVITY
 Tue 29 Nov 2016  1000 to 1200 hours  Gweru  Fairmile Hotel  Submissions from Members of the Public
 Wed30 Nov 2016  1000- 1200hours  Bulawayo  Rainbow Hotel  Submissions from Members of the Public
 Thur 1 Dec, 2016  1000- 1200 hours  Gwanda  Gwanda Hotel  Submissions from Members of the Public
 Fri 2 Dec 2016  1000-1200 hours  Lupane  Lupane Community Hall  Public hearing Submissions from Members of the Public
 Sat 3 Dec  2016  1000-1200 hours  Bindura  Hala Hotel  Submissions from Members of the Public
   1400-1600 hours  Harare  Crown Plaza  Submissions from Members of the Public

 

Interested stakeholders who are not able to attend the public hearings, have an opportunity to file written submissions to Parliament using the following email address; clerk@parlzim.gov.zw

 

Public views gathered through the public consultations will form part of the Committee’s report recommendations to be tabled at the Second Reading Stage of the Bill in Parliament.