PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 8/2019
[17th March 2019]
Open Committee Meetings: Monday 18th to Thursday 21st March
The National Assembly portfolio committee meetings listed below, to be held this week at Parliament in Harare, will be open to the public. [As the Senate will still be in recess, thematic committee business is adjourned until the week beginning Monday 25th March.]
Members of the public may attend the meetings – but 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 that the meeting concerned is still on and open to the public. Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 2700181 and 2252940/1.
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 at Parliament’s Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance in Harare.
Monday 18th March at 10.00 am
Public Accounts Committee
Oral evidence from Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (ZINARA) on the audit observations and recommendations by the Auditor-General in the 2017 Parastatals and State Enterprises Report.
Venue: Committee Room 4
Portfolio Committee: Environment and Tourism
Oral evidence from Minister of Environment and Tourism on wetland protection and preservation in Zimbabwe.
Venue: Committee Room 413
Tuesday 19th March at 10.00 am
Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture, Climate and Water
Oral evidence from the Grain Millers Association on the support provided by Government towards the procurement of grain wheat.
Venue: Senate Chamber
Wednesday 20th March
No open meetings
Thursday 21st March at 10.00 am
Portfolio Committee: Youth, Sports and Recreation
Oral evidence from the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation on the setting-up of the Sports and Recreation Commission board, the Empowerment board and the National Arts Council Board.
Venue: Committee Room 2
Closed Meetings on Bills
Microfinance Amendment Bill [link]
The Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development will be considering its itinerary for the public hearings on this Bill [closed meeting].
Tripartite Negotiating Forum Bill [link]
The Portfolio Committee on Labour and Social Welfare will be considering the draft report on the TNF Bill [closed meeting].
Education Amendment Bill [link]
The Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education will be considering the Bill and preparing for its public hearings on the Bill [closed meeting].