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Persons Bill, 2011
September 23, 2011
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OLDER PERSONS BILL, 2011
of this Bill is to provide for the well-being of older persons,
to provide for the appointment of a Director for Older Persons affairs,
the establishment of an Older Person Board, to create an Older Persons
Fund and to provide for matters connected therewith, or incidental
In more detail,
the individual clauses of the Bill provide as follows –
gives the short title of the Bill and provide for the fixing of
date of operation by President through a statutory instrument.
The terms used in this Bill are defined in this clause.
establishes the office of Director for Older Persons Affairs who
will be responsible for co-ordinating the activities of the Older
Persons Board. The Director will perform his duties in accordance
with such general directions as the Minister may issue from time
establishes the Older Persons Board and also provides for the appointment
of members of the Board by the Minister. This clause also provide
for the appointment of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the
Board, the conditions of service for members of the Board and the
procedure at meetings of the board.
deals with disqualification for appointment as a member of the Board.
In particular, persons not ordinarily resident in Zimbabwe will
not qualify for appointment.
of appointment as members of the Board is provided for by this clause.
A member of the Board may resign voluntarily. The Minister is also
empowered to terminate the appointment of any Board member in circumstances
outlined in this clause.
of the Older Persons Board are provided for by this clause. Basically
the Board will be responsible for formulating and designing policies
meant to ensure the well-being, care and protection of older persons.
This clause also empowers the Board to set up committees to which
certain of its functions may be delegated.
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