Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 28-2014

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 28/2014

[19th May 2014]

Committee Meetings Open to the Public Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

The Parliamentary committee meetings listed below will be open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd May. 

Tuesday 20th May at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Health and Child Care

Oral evidence from the National Blood Service of Zimbabwe on the organization’s programmes.

Committee Room No 1

Chair: Hon Labode                         Clerk: Mrs Mafuruse

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on Government’s preparedness to support 2014 winter cropping season.

Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Butau                Clerk: Mr Chiremba

Portfolio Committee: Local Government, Rural and Urban Development

Oral evidence from the Mayor of Harare on the Airport Road and Coventry Bay and their current state of salaries arrears.

National Assembly

Chairperson: Hon Zindi                  Clerk: Ms Macheza

Portfolio Committee: Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development

Oral evidence from the Registrar General on how they are assisting women and the elderly in passport application and birth registrations, their gender mainstreaming strategies and challenges they are facing in fulfilling their mandate.

Committee Room No 4

Chairperson: Hon Nyamupinga                Clerk: Mr Kunzwa

Wednesday 21st May at 9 am

Thematic Committee: Human Rights

Oral evidence from the Commissioner General of Prisons Zimbabwe and Correctional Service on the status of prisons.

Committee Room No 4

Chair: Hon Nyambuya                         Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Thursday 22nd May at 9 am

Thematic Committee: Peace and Security

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Home Affairs on the country’s border controls and the challenges faced in curbing illegal movements across the borders.

Committee Room No 2

Chair: Hon Mumvuri                           Clerk: Mr Kunzwa

Thematic Committee: Indigenization and Empowerment

Oral evidence from Gwanda and Umguza Community Share Ownership Trust on its operations.

National Assembly

Chair: Hon Chizema                          Clerk: Mr Ratsakatika

Portfolio Committee: Education, Sport, Arts and Culture

Oral evidence from the Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture on the policy on incentives and how to improve the image of ZIMSEC.

National Assembly

Chairperson: Hon Mliswa             Clerk: Mr Munjenge

 

Thursday 22nd May at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Media, Information and Broadcasting Services

Oral evidence from Transmedia on their, operations, challenges, financing and the digitalization programme.

Committee Room 413

Chairperson: Hon Dehwa                 Clerk: Mr Mutyambizi

 

Portfolio Committee: Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development

Consideration of the Ministerial Statement on Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development.

Government Caucus

Chairperson: Hon Mangami             Clerk: Mr Mazani

Friday 23rd May at 8.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Industry and Commerce

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce on the state of local industries.

Committee Room 311

Chairperson: Hon Kaukonde            Clerk: Mrs Masara

 

Members of the public may attend these meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may listen but not speak.  The meetings are at Parliament in Harare.  If attending, please use the entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets.  Please note that IDs must be produced.

The above details 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 relevant committee clerk [see names below] that the meeting 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 clerk@parlzim.gov.zw

 

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