Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 14-2018 - Open Meetings Monday 7th to Thursday 10th May 2018

BILL WATCH

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 14/2018

[5th May 2018]

Open Committee Meetings Monday 7th to Thursday 10th May

The committee meetings listed below, to be held at Parliament in Harare, will be open to the public. Members of the public may attend the meetings as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may observe and listen but not speak. If attending, please use the entrance to Parliament 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 [names provided below] that the meeting concerned is still on and open to the public. Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252940/1.

Reminder: Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can at any time send written submissions to Parliamentary committees by email addressed to clerk@parlzim.gov.zw or by letter posted to the Clerk of Parliament, P.O. Box 298, Causeway, Harare or delivered to Parliament’s Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance in Harare.

Monday 7th May at 9.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Mines and Energy

Oral evidence from Bikita Minerals, Coal Mineral House, Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation and Kamativi Minerals

Venue: Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Mliswa

Committee Clerk: Mrs Mataruka

Monday 7th May at 10.00 am

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from the Secretary for Finance and Economic Development on the Auditor-General’s findings on the Fund Accounts for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development for the year ended 31st December 2016

Venue: Committee Room 4

Chairperson: Hon Mpariwa

Committee Clerk: Mr Ratsakatika

Monday 7th May at 2.00 pm

Portfolio Committee: Finance and Economic Development

Oral evidence from the Secretary for Finance and Economic Development

Venue: Committee Room 4

Chairperson: Hon Chapfika

Committee Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Tuesday 8th May at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture and Resettlement

Oral evidence from :

  • Ferts Seeds and Grains (Pvt.) Ltd. – on their operations and supply of fertiliser for the Presidential Input Scheme and Command Agriculture
  • Cotton Company of Zimbabwe – on their contribution to the Cotton Sector

Venue: Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Wadyajena

Committee Clerk: Mrs Hazvina

Thursday 10th May at 9.00 am

Thematic Committee: Peace and Security

Oral evidence from local Universities on their role and impact on peace-building processes in Zimbabwe and the region

Venue: Committee Room 4

Chairperson: Hon Senator Mumvuri

Committee Clerk: Ms Masara.

What Other Committees Will be Doing

In closed session other committees will be occupied as follows:

Tour of Registrar-General’s Office

This will be undertaken by the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services.

Companies and Other Business Entities Bill

The Portfolio Committee on  Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will be continuing its consideration of this Bill.

Public Health Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care and the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS will be considering the report on their joint public hearings on this Bill.

ZBC and Election Coverage

The Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and Communication Technology and Cyber Security will be deliberating on oral evidence received from  

New Curriculum

The Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education, Sport and Arts will be deliberating on its report on the New Curriculum.

Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery

The Thematic Committee on Human Rights will be considering its draft report. 

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