Committees Series 19/2020 - Open Committee Meetings Monday 22 to Friday 26 June

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 19/2020

[21st June 2020]

Open Meetings for Monday 22nd to Friday 26th June 2020

Please note:  Parliament has warned that due to current restrictions on gatherings in light of COVID 19, public attendance at open committee meetings will be limited.

There will be several open Portfolio Committee meetings during the coming week, as listed below.  All the meetings are about current issues of public interest, but Veritas draws special attention to the meetings to hear evidence:

  1. From the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Zimbabwe Energy Regulation Authority and National Oil Infrastructure Company on fuel supply and leakages
  2. From the Secretary of Finance and Economic Development on the Financial Adjustments Bill.

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.  Masks and social distancing will be required.

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 22nd June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Higher and Tertiary Education

Oral evidence from the  Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development on the preparedness of colleges and universities to open amid a surge in cases of COVID-19.

Venue: Committee Room No. 4

Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructural Development

Oral evidence from the Passengers Association of Zimbabwe on the petition regarding the delay in the implementation of SI 129 of 2015, Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use) Regulations.

Note; These lengthy and important regulations are available on the Veritas website [link]

Venue: National Assembly

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Sports, Culture and Recreation

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation on the administration of the Youth Relief Fund

Venue: Committee Room 1

Monday 22nd June at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee: Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services

Oral evidence from the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs on how the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on COVID 19 is handling security matters.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Wednesday 24th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs

Oral evidence from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Minister of Finance and Economic Development on welfare of diplomats abroad.

Venue: Committee Room 4

Thursday 25th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Energy and Power Development

Oral evidence from the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Zimbabwe Energy Regulation Authority and National Oil Infrastructure Company on fuel supply and leakages.

Venue: Committee Room No. 1

Thursday 25th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement on the Ministry’s preparedness for the 2020 Winter Cropping Season.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Thursday 25th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Women Affairs

Oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Integrated Traders Association on the state of SMEs sector.  

Venue: Government Caucus Room

Friday 26th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Public Accounts

Oral evidence from the Secretary for Finance and Economic Development on the Financial Adjustments Bill.

Venue: Senate Chamber

 

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