Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 4-2016

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 4/2016

[26th February 2016]

Parliamentary Committee Meetings: 29th February to 3rd March

All Senate Thematic Committees and National Assembly Portfolio Committees will meet during the week commencing Monday 29th February. 

The Coming Week’s Open Meetings

Committee meetings that will be open to the public are listed below.

Information for members of the public wishing to attend

Members of the public may attend open meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may observe and listen but not speak.  The meetings are at Parliament in Harare.  If attending, please use the entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Please note that IDs must be produced.

These details are based on the latest information from Parliament.  But, as there are sometimes last-minute changes to the meetings schedule, persons wishing to attend should avoid disappointment by checking with the committee clerk [see above] that the meeting concerned is still on and open to the public.  Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252940/1.

Monday 29th February at 10 am

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from  the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on the 2014 Auditor-General’s report.

Venue: Committee Room No. 4

Chairperson: Hon Mpariwa

Clerk: Mrs Nyawo

Portfolio Committee:  Mines and Energy

Oral evidence from  Pito (Pvt) Ltd and Helcraw Electrical (Pvt) Ltd on their tenders to ZESA Holdings 2010 to 2015

Venue: Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Matuke

Clerk: Mr Mrs Mataruka

Portfolio Committee:  Higher Education, Science and Technology

Oral evidence from  the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development

Venue: Committee Room No. 3

Chairperson: Hon Mataruse

Clerk: Mrs Hazvina

Monday 29th February at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee:  Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services

Oral evidence from  the Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services on the acquisition of Telecel by Government

Venue: Committee Room No. 311

Chairperson: Hon Chamisa

Clerk: Mr Munjenge

Tuesday 1st March

No open meetings

 

Wednesday 2nd March at 10 am

Portfolio Committee:  Industry and Commerce

Oral evidence from  from the Permanent Secretary for Industry and Commerce on the implementation of the Consignment Based Conformity Assessment Programme through Bureau Veritas  [Note: The relevant statutory instrument is available from Veritas in soft copy – use this link or see addresses at the end of this bulletin.  It is the Control of Goods (Open General Import Licence) (Standards Assessment) Notice, published on 18th  December in SI 132/2015,]

Venue: Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Mhere

Clerk: Mr Mazani

Thursday 3rd March at 9 am

Thematic Committee: Peace and Security

Oral evidence from  the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on the state of Ports of Entry

Venue: Committee Room No. 4

Chairperson: Hon Mumvuri

Clerk: Mr Kunzwa

Thursday 3rd March at 9.30 am

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment

Oral evidence from  the Minister of  Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment

Venue: Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Wadyajena

Clerk: Ms Zenda-Mudzvova

Other Committee Activities in the Coming Week

Committee activities NOT open to the public include the following:

Visits

- The Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport, Arts and Culture will be paying a familiarisation visit to the ZIFA Village

- The Thematic Committee on HIV/AIDS will be visiting Seke Teachers College and the Catholic University

Consideration of Bills

Zimbabwe National Defence University Bill – the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services will be finalising its report on this Bill.

Special Economic Zones Bill and Public Finance Management Amendment Bill – the Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development will be deliberating on the briefings it has received on these two Bills.

 

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