Parliamentary Committees Series 36 - 2019 - Open Committee Meetings 23rd to 26th September

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 36/2019

[21st September 2019]

Open Committee Meetings Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th September

The portfolio committees mentioned below will be meeting in open session next week.  These committee meetings will be held at Parliament in Harare on the dates and at the times and venues within the Parliament building indicated below    

Members of the public may attend these 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 clerk@parlzim.gov.zw 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  23rd September at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee:  Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services   

Pre-Budget consultative meeting with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage and its departments

Venue: Committee Room No. 1

Portfolio Committee: Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development

Pre-Budget consultative meeting with the Ministry of  Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development

Venue: Committee Room No.  2

Portfolio Committee:  Environment and Tourism

Pre-Budget consultative meeting with the Ministry of  Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry and stakeholders.

Venue: Committee Room No.  413

Monday  23rd September at 2.00 pm

Thematic Committee: HIV and AIDS and Portfolio Committee: Health and Child Care [JOINT MEETING]

Oral evidence from the National AIDS Council [NAC], National Pharmaceutical Company [NATPHARM], Medical and Allied Substances Control Authority [MASCA] and Country Co-ordinating Mechanism: on the Petition on shortage of ARVs and the failure by the Government to settle the Global Fund shortfall of US$6 million.

Venue: National Assembly Chamber.

Tuesday  24th September at 9.30 am

Portfolio Committee:  Health and Child Care

Pre-Budget consultative meeting with the Ministry of  Health and Child Care and stakeholders

Venue: Committee Room No. 1.

Tuesday  24th September at 10 am

Thematic Committee: Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]

Oral evidence from the  Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry on measures to protect the environment from veld fires and the impact thereof.

Venue: Committee Room No.  413

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Pre-Budget consultative meeting with the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Venue: Committee Room No.  4.

Portfolio Committee:  Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Pre-Budget consultative meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and stakeholders

Venue: Committee Room No.  4

Wednesday 25th September at 10.00 am

No meetings

Thursday 26th September at 8.30 am

Portfolio Committee:  Primary and Secondary Education

Pre-Budget consultative meeting with the Ministry of  Primary and Secondary Education and stakeholders.

Venue: National Assembly Chamber.

Thursday  26th September at  9.00 am

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from:

  • the Governor of the Reserve Bank on payments for Command Agriculture
  • FSG, Pedstock Investments and Solution Motors on the supply of inputs and equipment for agriculture.

Venue: Committee Room No. 3

Thursday  26th September at 10 am

Portfolio Committee:  Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

Pre-Budget consultative meeting with the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and stakeholders

Venue: National Assembly Chamber.

Portfolio Committee:  Women Affairs and SMEs

Oral evidence from  sector stakeholders on their 2020 budge priority proposals for the Ministry

Venue: Committee Room No.  413

Portfolio Committee:  Industry and Commerce

Pre-Budget consultative meeting with the Ministry of  Industry and Commerce and stakeholders.

Venue: Committee Room No.  1

Portfolio Committee:  Information, Media and Broadcasting Services

Pre-Budget consultative meeting with the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services and stakeholders

Venue: Senate Chamber

Thematic Committee: Peace and Security

Oral evidence from the ZCTU, ZFTU and Apex Council on the general conditions of workers in the country.

Venue: Committee Room No.  4

Other Committees’ Activities for the Week

State of Soccer in Zimbabwe

The Portfolio Committee on Youth, Sports and Recreation will be meeting in closed session on Thursday morning to hear oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Football Association [ZIFA].

Public Hearings

Two Portfolio Committees will be conducting public hearings around the country from Monday to Friday.  They are the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development which will be conducting public hearings on the 2020 National Budget [see our Parliamentary Committee Series bulletin 35/2019] and the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development [still to be advised]

 

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