Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 41-2014

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 41/2014

[3rd August 2014]

Parliamentary Committee Meetings Monday 4th to Thursday 7th July

Suspension of Committee Meetings 8th to 25th August

At the end of this week, committees will begin a two-week break, resuming meetings on Monday 25th August.  During this break the Heroes’ Day and Defence Forces Day public holidays fall on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th August, and are followed by the build-up to the SADC Summit, with the SADC Heads of State and Government meeting on 17th and 18th August.

Reminder about the New Look for this Bulletin

This is the second new-look bulletin in Veritas’ series notifying Parliamentary committee meetings and activities. 

Open meetings are listed first with full details – name of committee, date and time of meeting, name of committee, the agenda, venue and names of committee chairperson and clerk.

Proceedings not open to the public are listed next, with date of meeting or other activity, name of committee and the business planned.

Committees not meeting are also listed for the sake of completeness.

Reminder on Emailing Parliament

Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can send written submissions to committees by email addressed to clerk@parlzim.gov.zw

1.  Meetings Open to the Public

Members of the public may attend these open meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may listen but not speak.  The meetings are at Parliament in Harare.  If attending, please use the entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets.  Please note that IDs must be produced.

Please note  While the following details are based on the latest information received from Parliament, there are sometimes unavoidable last-minute changes to the meetings schedule.  Persons wishing to attend open meetings are therefore advised to avoid disappointment by checking with the relevant committee clerk [see names below] that the meeting is still on and/or still open to the public. 

Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252940/1.

Monday 4th August at 10 am

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Transport and Communication and Infrastructure Development and Nationala Railways of Zimbabwe [NRZ] Board and Management on the NRZ 2011 accounts

National Assembly Chamber

Chair: Hon Mpariwa                        Clerk: Mrs Nyawo [ext 2218]

Portfolio Committee: Mines and Energy

Oral Evidence from Minister of Mines and Mining Development on Gold Sector Mining in Zimbabwe

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Matuke                                   Clerk: Mrs Mataruka [ext 2164]

Portfolio Committee: Higher Education, Science and Technology

Oral evidence on Nanotechnology from the Department of Pharmacy, University of Zimbabwe

Committee Room No 4

Chair: Hon Mataruse                                Clerk: Mrs Hazvina  [ext 2253]

Monday 4th August at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee: Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

Oral evidence from Law Society of Zimbabwe on the Attorney-General’s Office and the National Prosecuting Authority

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Majome                        Clerk: Ms Zenda [ext 2280/2176]

Thematic Committee: Gender and Development

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing on Gender Representation in local authorities

Committee Room No 3

Chair: Hon W. Sibanda                  Clerk: Mr Chiremba  [ext 2051]

Tuesday 5th August at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation

Oral evidence from the National Biotechnology Authority on B-T Cotton Farming

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Butau                                      Clerk: Mr Chiremba [ext 2051]

Portfolio Committee: Industry and Commerce

Oral Evidence from the ZISCO Steel Board of Directors and Management on the progress made towards resuscitation of operations at the plant

Committee Room No 311

Chair: Hon Kaukonde                              Clerk: Ms Masara  [ext 2056]

 

Wednesday 6th August at 9 am

Thematic Committee: Human Rights

Meeting with Justice R. Makarau, Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission on her views regarding the Justice delivery System in Zimbabwe

Committee Room No 4

Chair: Hon Nyambuya                             Clerk: Mr Manhivi [ext 2057]

Thursday 7th August at 9 am

Thematic Committee: Peace and Security

Oral Evidence from Parks and Wildlife Management Authority of Zimbabwe on the impact of landmines in operation

Committee Room No 2

Chair: Hon Mumvuri                       Clerk: Mr Kunzwa [ext 2053]

Portfolio Committee: Education, Sport, Arts and Culture

Oral evidence from the ZIFA President Dr. C. Dube on the State of Football in Zimbabwe

National Assembly Chamber

Chair: Hon Mliswa                                    Clerk: Mr Munjenge [ext 2052]

Thursday 7th August at 10 am

Thematic Committee:  Indigenization and Empowerment

Oral Evidence from Delta Corporation Limited Works Council on the modalities of the Employee Share Ownership Scheme

Government Caucus Room

Chair: Hon Mavhunga                             Clerk: Mrs Mafuruse [ext 2228/2179]

2.  Proceedings Not Open to the Public

Monday 4th July

Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructure Development

Deliberations on the familiarization tour to NRZ.

Portfolio Committee: Defence and Home Affairs

Consideration of the 2014 1st Quarter report for the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Portfolio Committee: Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Consideration of a draft report on the development and rehabilitation of municipal water by the Harare City Council.

Thematic Committee: HIV/AIDS

Consideration of draft itinerary for Fact finding visits to Manicaland and around Harare on the ART Roll out Programme.

Portfolio Committee: Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

Consideration of Second draft report on the 2014 Budget Performance of the Ministry.                                       

Portfolio Committee: Finance and Economic Development

Consideration of Submission from the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on setting up Statutorily a Zimbabwe Debt Management Office.(Closed meeting)

Portfolio Committee: Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services

Deliberations on the draft report on the State of the Mobile Sector in Zimbabwe.

Tuesday 5th July

Thematic Committee: MDG’s

Review of Work-plan

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs

Review of Workplan.

Portfolio Committee: Local Government, Rural and Urban Development

Fact finding visit to Coventry Holding Bay and Morton Jaffray Water Works

Portfolio Committee: Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development

Consideration of draft report on the Ministry’s activities and gender mainstreaming in line Ministries.(Closed meeting)          

Thursday 7th August

Portfolio Committee: Media, Information and Broadcasting Services

Consideration of the Committees’ draft report on Re-alignment of Media laws and Digitalization Programme.

Portfolio Committee: Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development

Deliberations on oral evidence received from the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Co-operation Development on their Mandate in Housing Co-operations.(Closed meeting)

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment

Deliberation on the evidence gathered during the public hearings held in Chisumbanje.

3.  Committees Not Meeting

One committee will not be meeting during the week:

  • Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care

 

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