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Harare public hearings on the 2013 National Budget
Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust
October 23, 2012

The Budget, Finance and Investment Promotion Portfolio Committee will be conducting a public hearing on the 2013 National Budget on Thursday 25 October 2012 at the Rainbow Towers in Harare at 1400 Hours. The public hearing will be preceded in the morning by a meeting between the Committee and invited representatives of business organizations.

Last week, the Committee criss-crossed the length and breadth of the country gathering public views on the 2013 National Budget, which the Minister of Finance is due to present to Parliament on Thursday 15 November 2012. On Thursday this week, the Committee will wrap up the public consultation process and compile its report whose recommendations will be submitted to the Minister of Finance at the Pre-Budget Seminar scheduled for 1 - 4 November 2012.

The objective of these public consultative meetings is to engender a participatory policy framework based on a bottom-up approach to strategic policy making in Zimbabwe, a departure from the previous tradition. These public finance management reforms are in line with the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act, passed by Parliament in 2009, which are aimed at broadening the democratic space in economic governance. In this regard, all stakeholders are encouraged to seize this opportunity and meaningfully participate in the 2013 Budget formulation process.

Those who are not able to attend the public hearing are free to send their written submissions to:-

The Clerk of Parliament ATT: Portfolio Committee Budget, Finance and Investment Promotion P. O. Box CY 298, Causeway, Harare.

For more information, please contact the Budget Committee secretariat; Mr. Christian Ratsakatika and Ms. Precious Sigauke, on the following contact details: Tel: +263-4-700181/252941, Mobile: 0772 428 946 and 0773 473 233, Email: and, respectively.

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