Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 22-2015



[27th June 2015]

Open Committee Meetings Monday 29th June to Thursday 2nd July

Open meetings scheduled for the week are as indicated below.

These details 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 relevant committee clerk [see below] that the meeting is still on and open to the public.  Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252940/1.

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.  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.

Monday 29th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee:  Transport and Infrastructure Development

Oral evidence from National Handling Services on their operations

Committee Room No.  1

Chairperson: Hon Nduna

Clerk: Ms Macheza

Public Accounts Committee

1  Oral evidence from  the Ministry of Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development and the Grain Marketing Board on the Value for Money Audit Report

2  Oral evidence from  the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, the GMB Board and Management on management of the Strategic Grain Reserve by GMB and the 2011-2014 GMB accounts

Committee Room No.  4

Chairperson: Hon Mpariwa

Clerk: Mrs Nyawo

Portfolio Committee:  Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Oral evidence from  the Town Clerk of Victoria Falls municipality on the increment of rates in the tourism sector by 650%

National Assembly chamber

Chairperson: Hon A Ndhlovu                 

Clerk: Mr Mazani

Portfolio Committee:  Mines and Energy

Oral evidence from the State Procurement Board on the tendering system in the electricity sector

Senate chamber

Chairperson: Hon Matuke

Clerk: Mrs Maturuka 

Tuesday 30th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development

Oral evidence from  the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development on their First and Second Quarter Budget Performance Report

Committee Room No.  4

Chairperson: Hon Nyamupinga

Clerk: Mr Kunzwa

Thematic Committee: MDGs

Government Caucus Room

Oral evidence from  the Commercial Farmers Union on MDG 1 [alleviation of extreme poverty and hunger]

Chairperson: Hon Chief Mtshane

Clerk: Mrs Maturuka

Tuesday 30th June at 10.30 am

Portfolio Committee:  Health and Child Care

Committee Room No.  1                                         

Oral evidence from  the Association of Health Care Funders of Zimbabwe on non-compliance by medical aid societies to settle medical claims

Chairperson: Hon Labode                      

Clerk: Mrs Mafuruse

Wednesday 1st July at 9.00 am

Thematic Committee: Human Rights

Oral evidence on the State of Human Rights in Zimbabwe

Committee Room No. 4

Chairperson: Hon Nyambuya

Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Thursday 2nd July at 9.30 am

Thematic Committee: Indigenisation and Empowerment

Oral evidence from the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Mashonaland East Province, on the establishment of Community Share Ownership in Mashonaland East

National Assembly chamber

Chairperson: Hon Chizema

Clerk: Mrs Mafuruse

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment

Oral evidence from the National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board [NIEEB] on the engagement of Brainworks Capital to provide consultancy services

Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Wadyajena

Clerk: Mr Mazani

Thursday 2nd July at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee:  Media, Information and Broadcasting Services

Oral evidence from  the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe [BAZ] on the government position on community radio stations

Committee Room No.  311

Chairperson: Hon Dehwa

Clerk: Mr Chiremba

Other Committee Meetings and Activities

Please note that the following are CLOSED MEETINGS not open to the public.

Early Child Marriages  The Thematic Committee on Gender and Development will meet to deliberate on oral evidence received from the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Services on early child marriages.

Reports on Bills   The Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development will meet to consider its draft reports on the Public Debt Management Bill and the Joint Ventures Bill following the public hearings on these two Bills.  The report on the Public Debt Management Bill is expected to be presented to the National Assembly during the week.

Upcoming Public Hearings on Curriculum Review  The Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport, Arts and Culture will meet to consider the itinerary for public hearings on curriculum review in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.


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