Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 14-2013



[14th June 2013]

The Parliamentary committee meetings listed below are open to the public during the coming week.  Public hearings being conducted during the week will be covered in a separate bulletin.

Members of the public may attend these meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may listen but not speak.  All meetings are 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 meetings schedule, persons wishing to attend should avoid disappointment by checking with the committee clerk [see names below] that the meeting is still on and open to the public.  Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252941.

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

Monday 17th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructure Development

Oral evidence from the Board of Directors of Air Zimbabwe on the operational challenges faced by Air Zimbabwe

Committee Room No 1

Chairperson: Hon Chebundo                  Clerk: Ms Macheza

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on the 2009 and 2010 Comptroller and Auditor-General’s annual reports

Committee Room No 4

Chairperson: Hon Chinyadza                 Clerk: Mrs Nyawo

Monday 17th June at 2 pm

Thematic Committee: Gender and Development

Oral briefing from the Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion on the Ministry’s contribution towards promotion of gender equality in Zimbabwe

Committee Room No 3

Chairperson: Hon Sibanda                     Clerk: Ms Masara

Tuesday 18th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Local Government, Rural and Urban Development

Oral evidence from the Secretary for Local Government, Rural and Urban Development and Harare Water Department on issues relating to water supplies

Committee Room No 413

Chairperson: Hon Karenyi                       Clerk: Mr Daniel

Portfolio Committee: Industry and Commerce

Oral evidence from (1) the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Company Board of Directors on the operations of the company and level of investment generated through the ZITF since 2010; (2) the Secretary for Mines and Mining Development on the role of the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development in the resuscitation of operations at New Zimbabwe Steel Ltd

Committee Room No 311

Chairperson: Hon Mutomba                    Clerk: Miss Masara

Thursday 20th June at 11 am

Thematic Committee: Indigenisation and Empowerment

Oral evidence from the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment on the indigenisation policy

Committee Room No 311

Chairperson: Hon Mtingwende               Clerk: Mr Ratsakatika

Recent Portfolio Committee Reports

In the House of Assembly the last two weeks have seen several portfolio committee reports being introduced by speeches from the committee chairpersons: 

  • First Quarter Budget Performance Report of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development [Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development]
  • Local Authorities [Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development]
  • Management of Dam Construction and Water Supply Projects by the Zimbabwe National Water Authority [Public Accounts Committee]
  • Diamond Mining with Special Reference to Marange Diamond Fields [Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy]
  • Chrome Mining in Zimbabwe [Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy]
  • Access to Financial Resources for Small and Medium Enterprises [SMEs] in Zimbabwe [Portfolio Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises Development]


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