Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 1-2018



Open Committee Meetings Week Ending 19th January

The committee meeting listed below, to be held at Parliament in Harare, will be open to the public. Members of the public may attend the meeting as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may observe and listen but not speak. If attending, please use the entrance to Parliament 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 [name provided below] 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 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.

Monday 16th January at 9.00 am

Mines and Energy

Oral evidence from the Minister of Mines and Mining Development, boards and parastatals, on the Ministry’s plans and programmes to address the urgent issues relating to the Mining Sector in Zimbabwe

Venue: Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Mliswa

Clerk: Mrs Mataruka

Note:  All other committee meetings this week will be in closed session, where committee members will be either finalizing their reports on the Post-Budget Consultations they held last week or considering their work plans following the reorganization of portfolio committees [see below].

Reorganisation of Portfolio Committees

In the National Assembly on 19th December the Speaker announced that The Speaker further advised the House that following the Cabinet reshuffle by President Mnangagwa, wherein government Ministries were streamlined and reduced to 22 Ministries, the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders (CSRO) had re-aligned Portfolio Committees to 15 Portfolio Committees, including the Public Accounts Committee, and appointed Chairpersons to Portfolio Committees as follows:

1.             Transport and Infrastructural Development – Hon. Chitindi;

2.             Defence and Home Affairs – Hon. T. Dube;

3.             Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology – Hon. Dr. Mataruse;

4.             Public Accounts – Hon. Mpariwa;

5.             Mines and Energy – Hon. T. Mliswa;

6.             Finance and Economic Development – Hon. D. Chapfika;

7.             Labour and Social Welfare – Hon. M. Mudyiwa;

8.             Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs – Hon. F. Chasi;

9.             Media, Information and Communication Technology and Cyber Security – Hon. Dhewa;

10.         Health and Child Care – Hon. Dr. Labode;

11.         Foreign Affairs,  Industry and Commerce – Hon. K. Paradza;

12.         Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement – Hon. J.M. Wadyajena;

13.         Local Government, Public Works and National Housing – Hon. Madhana;

14.         Women and Youth Affairs – Hon. P. Misihairabwi-Mushonga;

15.         Primary and Secondary Education, Sport and Arts – Hon. K. Musanhi.

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