PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 22 - 2018 Open Meetings Mon 22 to Thursday 25 October



[20th October 2018]

Open Committee Meetings Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th October

Although both the Senate and the National Assembly are have not sat since Thursday 11th October and will only resume sitting on Tuesday 30th October, MPs were not relieved from Parliamentary duties for the same period.  Most of the Senate’s Thematic Committees and the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committees held their inaugural meetings during last week, starting on 15th October; these meetings were to consider their work plans and were not open to the public. 

Countrywide public consultations on 2019 Budget  As already set out in detail in our Parliamentary Committee Series bulletins 20 and 21/2018 of 18th and 19th October, public consultations on next year’s Budget will be conducted at various centres all around the country from 22nd to 26th October, by the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care and, jointly, by the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development and the Thematic Committee on Sustainable Development Goals.

This bulletin covers meetings open to the public starting on Monday 22nd October.  Two important Portfolio Committees will be holding closed meetings – Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development [to formulate its work plan] and Lands, Agriculture, Climate and Water [inaugural meeting].

Next Week: Open Meetings at Parliament to Hear from Ministries

and Sector Stakeholders: 2019 Budget Consultations

Most Portfolio Committees will be holding open meetings to hear oral evidence on the 2019 Budget requirements and/or consultations from:

  • the Ministry or Ministries they supervise, and
  • Sector Stakeholders.

These meetings will be held at Parliament in Harare and 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 clerk of the committee 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 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 22nd October at 9 am

Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development

Ministry being heard:  Mines and Mining Development

Venue: Senate Chamber

Monday 22nd October at 10 am

Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services

Ministries being heard:  Defence and War Veterans Affairs; Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage

Venue: Committee Room No. 311

Environment and Tourism

Ministry being heard:  Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Venue: Committee Room No. 413

Monday 22nd October at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee on Labour and Social Welfare

Ministry being heard: Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

Venue: Committee Room 1

Portfolio Committee on ICT and Courier Services

Ministry being heard: Information Communication Technology and Courier Services

Venue: Committee Room 413

Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development

Ministry being heard: Transport and Infrastructural Development

Venue: Committee Room 311

Tuesday 23rd October  at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Ministry being heard: Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Venue: Committee Room No. 4

Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing   

Ministry being heard: Ministry of Local Government, Public Works  and  National  Housing

Venue: Committee Room No. 2

Portfolio Committee on Primary  and Secondary Education

Ministry being heard: Ministry  of  Primary  and Secondary Education

Venue: National Assembly chamber

 Wednesday 24th October

No meetings

Thursday 25th October at 10 am

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Legal  Affairs

Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

Venue: National Assembly chamber

Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development

Ministry of Energy and Power Development

Venue: Committee Room No. 311

Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs and SME’s

Ministry   of   Women   Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development

Venue: Committee Room 413

Portfolio Committee on Youth, Sports and Recreation

Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation

Venue: Committee Room No. 3

Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce

Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Venue: Committee Room No. 1

Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and  Broadcasting Services

Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services

Venue: Senate Chamber.


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