Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 5-2018 Open Committee Meetings



3rd February 2018

Open Committee Meetings Monday 5th to Thursday 8th February

The committee meetings listed below, to be held at Parliament in Harare, will be open to the public. Members of the public may attend the meetings 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 Parliament 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 5th February at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development on its 2018 policies, programmes and activities

Venue: Committee Room No 3

Chairperson: Hon Dr Mataruse  


Portfolio Committee: Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality

Oral evidence from the Hwange Local Board on the management, treatment and distribution of water in Hwange.

Venue: Committee Room 413

Chairperson: Hon Yeukai Simbanegavi

Portfolio Committee: Mines and Energy

Oral evidence from Sakunda Holdings on operations at the Dema Emergency Diesel Peaking Power Plant.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Mliswa

Tuesday 6th February at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs, Industry and Commerce

Oral evidence on special economic zones from Dr Gideon Gono. Chairperson of the Special Economic Zones Authority.

Venue: Committee Room No 4

Chairperson: Hon Paradza

Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Thursday 8th February at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Media, Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security

Oral evidence from the Minister of Information Communication Technology on—

·        Government’s decision to invest $40 million in TELECEL

·        the Cybercrime Bill.

Venue: Committee Room No 1

Chairperson: Hon Chakona

Clerk: Mr Munjenge

What Other Committees Will be Doing

Portfolio Committee on Labour and Social Welfare

This committee will be making country-wide fact-finding visits to old people’s homes.

Closed session meetings in Parliament

Other portfolio committees will not be idle.  For instance, the following committees will be meeting in closed session—

Transport and Infrastructural Development

To consider the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Audit Report [this is in preparation for the public hearings the on 12th and 13th February on the Civil Aviation Amendment Bill, which will give effect  to recommendations made by ICAO in this report] [see Bill Watch Committee Series 4/2018 of 2nd February]

Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services

To consider an Annual Report on Human Trafficking.

Health and Child Care

To consider and adopt the itinerary for the committee’s public hearings on the Public Health Bill.

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