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Services Amendment Bill 2007 (H.B. 19, 2007)
in Gazette Extraordinary on Friday 14th December, 2007
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Services Amendment Bill,
of this Bill is to amend the Broadcasting Services Act (“the
principal Act”) with a view to clarifying or improving certain
of its provisions.
clauses of the Bill are explained more fully below.
This clause sets out the Bill’s short title.
This clause inserts a definition of “Committee on Standing
Rules and Orders” in the principal Act, which is required
in connection with the new manner of appointing the Broadcasting
Authority of Zimbabwe.
Clauses 3 and
Clause 3 seeks to insert a new “purposive” section in
the principal Act setting out the broad aims and objectives of the
principal Act. Under clause 4, the exercise of the functions of
the Minister and the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe are specifically
subjected to those overriding aims and objectives.
Clauses 5 and
5 seeks to reconstitute the existing Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe
Board. Three of its members will be appointed by the President from
a list of six nominees submitted by the Committee on Standing Rules
and Orders, and that Committee will also have a consultative role
in the appointment of the other nine members. Under clause 6 the
Committee on Standing Rules and Orders will also have a role in
the disciplining, suspension or dismissal of members of the Board.
This clause proposes to mitigate the rule contained in section 8
of the principal Act that Zimbabweans alone must wholly own or control
[Note by Veritas:
The memorandum in the printed Bill ends here; it does not mention
clauses 8 to 20 of the Bill]
BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
To amend the Broadcasting Services Act [Chapter 12:06].
the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe.
This Act may be cited as the Broadcasting Services Amendment Act,
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