PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 16/2018
[21st May 2018]
Open Committee Meetings Monday 21st to Thursday 24th 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.
Although only the Senate is sitting this week, two already scheduled meetings of the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy remained on the programme notified by Parliament today, the first this morning [not listed below because notice of it was received too late to be usefully included in this bulletin] and the second on Wednesday, which please note is subject to confirmation.
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 2700181 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Wednesday 23rd May at 9.00am
Portfolio Committee: Mines and Energy
Oral evidence from former President Mugabe on diamond mining revenues (subject to confirmation).
Venue: Senate Chamber
Chairperson: Hon Mliswa
Committee Clerk: Mrs Mataruka
Thursday 24th May at 10.00 am
Thematic Committee: Indigenisation and Empowerment
Oral evidence from the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Settlement on Agricultural Development in Zimbabwe.
Venue: Committee Room 1
Chairperson: Hon Senator Mavhunga
Committee Clerk: Mrs Mafuruse
Note: Veritas strongly suggests a phone call to Parliament to check on this meeting, coming as it does the day before the Africa Day public holiday.
What Other Committees Will be Doing
In closed session other Thematic committees will be occupied as follows:
Consideration of a Draft Itinerary for fact finding visits on the challenges being faced by BEAM beneficiaries in primary and secondary schools
This will be undertaken by the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development.
Consideration of a Draft Report on SDG No. 2
This will be undertaken by the Thematic Committee on SDGs.
Consideration of a Draft Report on disability rights
This will be undertaken by the Thematic Committee on Human Rights.
Deliberations on oral evidence received from local Universities on peace building
This will be undertaken by the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security.