Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 02-2013



[5th February 2013]

Parliamentary Committee Meetings Will Continue This Week



Late arrival of information from Parliament meant Veritas was unable to circulate details of the committee meetings open to the public yesterday, Monday 4th February.  The only remaining meetings open to the public this week are the two detailed below.

Open Meetings on Tuesday 5th February at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: State Enterprise and Parastatals

Consideration of financial statements for October and November 2012

Committee Room No 2

Chairperson: Hon Mavima                      Clerk: Ms Chikuvire

Portfolio Committee: Industry and Commerce

Oral evidence from ZISCO workers unions’ representatives at New Zimbabwe Steel Ltd regarding resuscitation of operations at the plant

Committee Room No 311

Chairperson: Hon Mutomba                    Clerk: Ms Masara

The meetings will be open to members of the public, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. members of the public can listen but not speak.  They will be at Parliament in Harare.  If attending, please use the entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets and note that IDs must be produced.

This bulletin is based on the latest information from Parliament.  But, as there are sometimes last-minute changes to the schedule, persons wishing to attend should avoid disappointment by checking with the committee clerk that the meeting is still on and open to the public.  Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252941.

Note on Yesterday’s Meetings

Most of yesterday’s meetings were in closed session to deal with work plans, but there were three meetings open to the public:

Public Accounts Committee: for Oral evidence from the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare on the 2009 and 2010 annual audit reports

Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare:  for oral evidence from the National Employment Council for Willowvale Motor Industry on NEC operations and the challenges faced by employees in the sector

Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance, Economic Planning and Investment Promotion: consideration of Microfinance, Securities Amendment and Income Tax Bills.  [Note: The Committee will be seeking expert guidance on these Bills and will return to them in due course and may hold public hearings.  Persons wishing to make representations should contact the committee clerk, Mr Ratsakatika, on 252941 or 700181.]


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