Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 16-2014



[4th April 2014]

Committee Meetings Open to the Public Monday 7th April

The Parliamentary committee meetings listed below will be open to the public on Monday 7th April.  Open meetings for the other days of next week will be notified in a separate bulletin.

Monday 7th April at 10 am

Thematic Committee: Gender and Development

Oral evidence from Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe [ACCZ]

Committee Room No 3

Chair: Hon W. Sibanda                  Clerk: Mr Chiremba

Portfolio Committee: Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Oral evidence from DTZ Mining Company on environmental legislation and policies

Government Caucus Room

Chair: Hon A. Ndhlovu                   Clerk: Mr Mazani

Monday 7th April at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee: Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

Oral evidence from the Attorney-General’s Office on their operations and functions

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Majome                        Clerk: Ms Zenda

Portfolio Committee: Health and Child Care

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Health and Child Care on:

  1. the policy that governs the operations of Premier Service Medical Aid Society [PSMAS]
  2. the policy on the maternity user fee
  3. an update on the current status of Ekhusileni Hospital

Committee Room No 1

Chair: Hon Labode                         Clerk: Mrs Mafuruse

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.  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.


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

Other Committee Activities on Monday 7th April

Other Committees will be holding closed meetings engaging in activities such as:

Fact-finding/familiarisation visits

The Portfolio Committee on Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services will have a familiraisation tour to ZIMPOST


Registrar-General’s Office  The Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services will be deliberating on its fact-finding visit last week to the Registrar-General’s Offices at Makombe Building and KG VI barracks

Gold-mining sector  The Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy will be deliberating on oral evidence received during last week’s open meeting from the ZRP Minerals and Border Control Unit.


The bulletin notifying open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8th, 9th and 10th April will be distributed as soon as possible.


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