Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 35-2016



[24th October 2016]

Open Parliamentary Committee Meetings: 24th to 27th October

The committee meetings referred to below, all to be held at Parliament, will be open to the public.  This means that members of the public may attend the meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may observe and listen but not speak.  If attending a meeting, please use the entrance 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 700181 and 252940/1.

Reminder: Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can at any time send written submissions to Parliamentary committees by email addressed to

Meetings for Consultations with Ministries on 2017 National Budget 
Monday to Thursday 24th to 27th October

Most Portfolio Committees will this week be meeting representatives of the Ministries they oversee for consultations on the 2017 National Budget.  A table listing the committees concerned, and the dates, times and venues of their meetings, is attached to this bulletin.  

These meetings precede the Pre-budget Seminar to be held at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair [ ZITF] grounds in Bulawayo from Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th November, to which all members of Parliament have been invited.

Pre-Budget Strategy Paper and other relevant documents

MPs have already attended their Pre-Budget Briefing and received the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development’s Pre-Budget Strategy Paper for 2017 [BSP] dated 6th October.  The BSP draws priority policy areas from the Zim Asset, the recently released Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (IPRSP 2016–2018), as well as other sectoral policies and programmes.  For guidance purposes it provides revenue projections and some key indicative expenditure ceilings. 

Available on the Veritas website, using the links provided below, are—

Pre-Budget Strategy Paper for 2017

Zim Asset

Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (IPRSP 2016–2018)

One Other Open Meeting

Thursday 27th October at 9.30 am

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment

Oral evidence from  the Zimbabwe Youth Council on its mandate and activities

Venue:  Senate Chamber, Parliament Building

Chairperson: Hon Wadyajena

Clerk: Miss Zenda


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