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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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