PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 17/2021
[16th May 2021]
Committee Meetings Open to Public Attendance
on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th May 2021
This bulletin notifies the only committee meetings open to public attendance this week at Parliament.
Members of the public interested in virtual attendance at open meetings as observers are welcome to access the meetings via Parliament’s social media pages – https://www.facebook.com/parliamentofzim/ and https://twitter.com/parliamentzim.
At physical and hybrid open meetings COVID-19 protocols will be strictly applied for those attending physically – masks, social distancing, numbers present, etc. For those members of the public wishing to attend physically, we suggest phoning Parliament’s Public Relations Department to check whether attendance will be feasible. Telephone numbers are 024 2700181-6.
The three open meetings are as follows:
Monday 17th May at 10.00 am
Portfolio Committee: Information Communication Technology, Postal & Courier Services
Oral evidence from the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal & Courier Services concerning the status of telecommunication companies in terms of access to foreign currency for the acquisition of telecommunication infrastructure across Zimbabwe.
Venue: National Assembly chamber
Monday 17th May at 2.00 pm
Thematic Committee: Gender and Development
Oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Indigenous Women Farmers’ Trust on the level of women’s participation in Pfumvudza and Command Agriculture during the 2020/2021 agricultural season,
Venue: Committee Room No. 4
Tuesday 18th May at 10.00 am
Portfolio Committee: Information, Media and Broadcasting Services
Oral evidence from the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services on the state of the operating environment of media practitioners.
Venue: Senate Chamber
Hybrid of physical and virtual meeting
Other Committee Activities This Week
For readers interested in knowing what other committees will be during this week, we attach a schedule provided by Parliament [FIRST DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENT BELOW] listing:
- What is scheduled to be discussed in closed meetings;
- A programme of Fact-Finding Visits to be paid to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) Roll-Out Institutions by the Senate’s Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS;
- A programme of Fact-Finding Visits to be paid to cotton farmers growing hybrid cotton varieties in the Chinhoyi area by the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement.
Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can at any time send written submissions to Parliamentary committees by email addressed to email@example.com 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.