Parliamentary Committees Series 08/2021 - Open Committee Meetings - 22 & 23 March 2021

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 8/2021

[21st March 2021]

Committee Meetings Open to Public Attendance

Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd March

There will be committee meetings open to public attendance on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd March.  These meetings are listed below.  Open meetings scheduled for Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March will be notified in a separate bulletin to be issued later.

Members of the public interested in virtual attendance at the meetings as observers are welcome to access the meetings via Parliament’s social media pages – https://www.facebook.com/parliamentofzim/ and https://twitter.com/parliamentzim.  

Or, in the case of meetings indicated as Zoom meetings below, contact Parliament’s Public Relations Department for log-in details – phone numbers 024 2700181-8.

At physical meetings COVID-19 protocols will be strictly applied – masks, social distancing and numbers present.  For those members of the public wishing to attend physically, we suggest phoning Parliament’s Public Relations Department to check whether attendance will be feasible.

Monday 22nd March at 9.30 am

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from ZESA Holdings executives on the ZESA Forensic Audit Report.  The agenda is the same as last week, when the ZESA delegation came insufficiently prepared and were told to come back this week fully prepared.

Venue:  Committee Room No. 4

Monday 22nd March at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Mines and Mining Development

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development on the status of the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Monday 22nd March at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee:  Budget, Finance and Economic Development

Hybrid meeting – both Zoom and physical

Oral evidence from the  Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe [RBZ] on the on the recently announced Monetary Policy Statement and the foreign currency auction system.  The Monetary Policy Statement of February 2021 is available here [link].

Venue:  Senate Chamber

Portfolio Committee: Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

Zoom meeting

Oral evidence from the  Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the petition received from Emthonjeni Women’s Forum on the need to review the Labour Act.

Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructural Development

Hybrid meeting – both Zoom and physical

Oral evidence from (1) the Permanent Secretary for Transport and Infrastructural Development and (2) the Commissioner-General of Police on measures being taken to reduce road carnage on Zimbabwe’s highways.

Venue:  Government Caucus Room

Tuesday 23rd March at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Zoom meeting

Oral evidence from:

  1. ZIMTRADE on the National Export Strategy post-COVID-19 and Trade Protocols to be utilised during the COVID-19 era
  2. Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency [ZIDA] on its mandate, mission and vision.

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

Hybrid meeting – both Zoom and physical

Oral evidence from (1) the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries, Climate and Rural Resettlement and (2) CBZ Agro-Yield management on the contract into between Government and CBZ Bank to supply farmers with inputs and loans under the Command Agriculture Scheme.

Venue:  Senate Chamber

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 to Parliament’s Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance in Harare.

 

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