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Joint Ventures Bill, 2015

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

The Bill seeks to provide for the implementation of joint venture agreements between contracting authorities and counterparties and to establish a set of rules governing public-private procurement. It also seeks to establish a Joint Venture Unit within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Public Debt Management Bill, 2015

PUBLIC DEBT MANAGEMENT BILL, 2015

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

The Bill seeks to provide for the management of public debt in Zimbabwe. It also seeks to provide for the functions and administration of the Public Debt Management Office which is a department that currently exists within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Draft Consumer Protection Bill, 2014

To promote a fair, efficient and transparent marketplace for consumers and business, to promote consumer rights to basic needs (food, shelter, health, education and clothing), to provide for improved standards of consumer information, to prohibit unfair competition, marketing and business practices, to promote responsible consumer behaviour, to provide relief to parties to consumer contracts where the contracts are unfair or contain unfair provisions or where the exercise or non-exercise of a power, right or discretion under such a contract is or would be unfair

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology - HB 9-2014

MEMORANDUM

The purpose of this Bill is to establish the establish the Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.
The main provisions of the Bill arc explained below:

Part I
Clause 1
sets out the short title. Clause 2 provides the definition of tcnns used in the Bill.
 

Sovereign Wealth Fund of Zimbabwe Bill (as amended by Nat Assembly 3 Sept 2014) - HB 6A-2013

Original version: H.B. 6, 2013
Gazetted:  10th January 2014

National Assembly

First Reading & referred to Parliamentary Legal Committee: 

PLC report (non-adverse): 

Second Reading: 

Committee Stage (amendments):  3rd September 2014 

Referred back to PLC:  3rd September 2014 

PLC report [non-adverse]:   16th September 2014

Third Reading & Transmission to Senate as H.B. 6A, 2014:   17th September 2014

NOTE BY VERITAS

RBZ Debt Assumption Bill - HB 7-2014

H.B. 7, 2014.

Gazetted:  Friday 13th June 2014.

 

RESERVE BANK OF ZIMBABWE (DEBT ASSUMPTION) BILL, 2014

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

This Bill seeks to provide for settlement of certain liabilities incurred by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.  The State, in terms of the Bill, assumes the debts specified in the Schedule which are subject to validation.

Sovereign Wealth Fund Bill - Committee Stage Amendments

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND BILL [H.B. 6, 2013]

NOTE BY VERITAS ON AMENDMENTS PROPOSED
BY MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING

 

After this Bill received its Second Reading in the National Assembly the  Minister of Finance and Economic Planning notified Parliament that he wished the following amendments to be made during the Committee Stage.   The Committee Stage is due to be take place after the National Assembly resumes sitting on 13th May.

National Prosecuting Authority Bill - HB 2013-08

NATIONAL PROSECUTING AUTHORITY BILL, 2013

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

                                                                                   

The purpose of this Bill is to make provision for the establishment of the National Prosecuting Authority Board (“the Board”), and to set out the powers of the Board as required by section 259 (10) of the Constitution.  In more detail the Parts of the Bill provide as follows—

Part I

Trafficking In Persons Bill, HB 5-2014

This Bill seeks to domesticate the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (“the Protocol”, for the contents of which see the First Schedule to this Bill), supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime.  Conformably to the Protocol, the Bill will provide for the prohibition, prevention and prosecution of the crime of trafficking in persons and the protection of victims of trafficking in persons.  It also seeks to appoint a Committee on Trafficking in Persons with a mandate

Electoral Amendment Bill - HB 7-2013

This Bill will amend the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] (“the principal Act”), principally to make the following changes to it:

(a)          to bring the Act into conformity with the provisions of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of Zimbabwe, 2013 (“the new Constitution”), in particular, with respect to the indirect party-list election of 60 Senators, 60 women members of the National Assembly and 80 members of the non-metropolitan provincial councils;

Financial Adjustments Bill - HB 4-2014

MEMORANDUM

If a Government Ministry or Department spends money in any financial year in excess of the amount appropriated, or for a purpose for which nothing was appropriated, the Minister of Finance is required by section 307 of the Constitution to cause a Bill condoning the unauthorised expenditure to be introduced in the National Assembly seeking condonation of the unauthorised expenditure, no later than sixty days after the extent of the unauthorised expenditure has been established.

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