The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will conduct nationwide public hearings from the 16th to the 22nd of this month to gather views on the electoral reform and insolvency bills.

In line with delivering credible polls, the Parliamentary Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will conduct nationwide public hearings to hear public views on the amendment of the electoral and insolvency bills.

The electoral amendment bill gazzetted on the 18th of September seeks to ensure the smooth running of the new registration of voters.

Addressing a media briefing in the senate chambers, chairperson of the committee Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi said one of the amendments seek to ensure that prospective voters with voting slips should also appear in the voters roll.

Cde Ziyambi said the public should inspect the voters roll to establish if their names are captured.

For one to be an eligible voter one should have a registration slip and have his/her name in the voters roll.

Also to be discussed in the public hearings is the insolvency bill which is aimed at rescuing companies in distress by targeting input from professionals who are well versed in turnaround strategies.

The hearings will start on the 16th of this month in Mutare and then move to Masvingo, Bulawayo, Gweru, Kadoma and Kwekwe.

Cde Ziyambi advised the public coming to give input during the hearings to comply with parliamentary rules by not wearing political party regalia.