Public Hearings – PVO Amendment Bill and Persons with Disabilities Bill

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Public Hearings – PVO Amendment Bill and Persons with Disabilities Bill

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 10/2024

The Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Thematic Committee on Gender Development have jointly announced a series of public hearings to discuss:

  • The Private Voluntary Organisations Amendment Bill, which will impose severe restrictions on the activities of private voluntary organisations (i.e. non-governmental organisations), and
  • The Persons with Disabilities Bill, which seeks to confer additional rights on persons with disabilities with a view to integrating them fully in society.

The hearings will be conducted by two teams, and the times, dates and venues will be as follows:

Team A:

Date Place Times Venues Bill to be Discussed
Monday 13th May Nkai 9 – 11 a.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

Agape Hall

Agape Hall

Persons with Disabilities Bill

PVO Amendment Bill

Tuesday 14th May Bulawayo 10 am. – 12 pm.

2 – 4 p.m.

Lobengula Hall

Selbourne Hotel

Persons with Disabilities Bill

PVO Amendment Bill

Wednesday 15th May Gwanda 9 – 11 a.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

Constituency Hall

Constituency Hall

Persons with Disabilities Bill

PVO Amendment Bill

Thursday 16th May Masvingo 9 – 11 a.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

Mucheke Hall

Civic Centre

Persons with Disabilities Bill

PVO Amendment Bill

Friday 17th May Gweru 9 – 11 a.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

Mutapa Hall

Theatre Hall

Persons with Disabilities Bill

PVO Amendment Bill

Team B:

Date Place Times Venues Bill to be Discussed
Monday 13th May Mutare 10 am. – 12 pm.

2 – 4 p.m.

Sakubva Hall

Sakubva Hall

Persons with Disabilities Bill

PVO Amendment Bill

Tuesday 14th May Marondera 10 am. – 12 pm.

2 – 4 p.m.

Mbuya Nehanda Hall

Mbuya Nehanda Hall

Persons with Disabilities Bill

PVO Amendment Bill

Wednesday 15th May Bindura 10 am. – 12 pm.

2 – 4 p.m.

Chipadze Hall

Chipadze Hall

Persons with Disabilities Bill

PVO Amendment Bill

Thursday 16th May Chinhoyi 10 am. – 12 pm.

2 – 4 p.m.

Chinhoyi Hall

Chinhoyi Hall

Persons with Disabilities Bill

PVO Amendment Bill

Friday 17th May Harare 10 am. – 12 pm.

2 – 4 p.m.

Waterfalls Hall

Ambassador Hotel

Persons with Disabilities Bill

PVO Amendment Bill

Persons in military uniforms, signs of rank, flags or badges and political party regalia will not be allowed access to the hearings.

These public hearings provide an opportunity for citizens, legal experts, and civil society organizations to express their views on the Bills.  The committees will consider these views as they deliberate on potential legislative changes.

Written submissions

Written submissions and correspondence are welcome and should be addressed to

The Clerk of Parliament

Attention: Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

  1. O. Box CY298

Causeway

Harare

 Submissions can also be sent by email to clerk@parlzim.gov.zw

Telephone contacts:

Telephone (0242)252956/252933 +263 8688 007 715

Macheza Sithabisiwe (Committee Clerk) ext. 1472

Muchimba Faro (Public Relations Officer) ext. 1192

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