Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 15-2016



[9th May 2016]

Parliamentary Committee Meetings: 10th to 12th May

Open Meetings This Week

Several committee meetings will be open to the public for the remainder of this week, Tuesday to Thursday.  Our apologies for not having been able to give timeous notice of the open meetings held today, Monday. 

Tuesday 10th May at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Local Government, Rural and Urban Development

Oral evidence from the Public Policy Research Institute on the Petition regarding the Alignment of Local Government Laws.

Venue: National Assembly chamber                                                    

Chairperson: Hon Zindi                                                                                                              

Clerk: Ms Macheza

Note: The Government’s Local Government Amendment Bill is currently being printed by the Government Printer prior to gazetting and introduction into Parliament.  The Bill is not yet publicly available.

Portfolio Committee:  Foreign Affairs

Oral evidence from Permanent Secretary for Industry and Commerce on trade policies meant to promote the Ease of Doing Business in Zimbabwe

Venue: Committee Room No. 3

Chairperson: Hon Paradza

Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Thematic Committee:  SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals]

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Health and Child Care on SDG 3 [“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”]

Venue: Government Caucus Room

Chairperson: Hon Chief Mtshane

Clerk: Mrs Mataruka

Wednesday 11th May at 9.00 am

Thematic Committee: Human Rights

Oral evidence from the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Welfare on the distribution of food aid in Zimbabwe

Venue: Committee Room No.  4

Chairperson: Hon Nyambuya

Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Thursday 12th May at 9.30 am

Portfolio Committee:  Education, Sport, Arts and Culture

Oral evidence from the ZIFA President on ZIFA’s achievements and challenges. 

Venue: Committee Room No.  311

Chairperson: Hon Khanye

Clerk: Mr Munjenge

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.

The details given in this bulletin 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 that the meeting concerned is still on and open to the public.  Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252940/1.


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