BILL WATCH SPECIAL [6th June 2010]

House of Assembly Portfolio Committees and Senate Thematic Committees: Open Meetings 7th to 11th June

The meetings listed below are open to members of the public, as observers only, not as participants. [See note at the end of this bulletin on public attendance and participation at different types of committee meetings.] Note: This bulletin is based on the latest information provided by Parliament late on 4th June. Last-minute changes are, however, possible. So, if you wish to attend any of the following meetings, Veritas recommends that you avoid possible disappointment by first checking with the relevant committee clerk that the meeting is still on and open to the public. Parliaments telephone numbers are Harare 700181 or 252936-55.

Meetings of Special Interest

Monday morning: Public Service Commission acting chairperson giving evidence on ghost workers in the civil service

Monday afternoon: Reserve Bank Governor giving evidence on Reserve Bank debts

Monday 7th June at 10 am

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from Acting Chairperson of Public Service Commission on ghost workers in the civil service

Committee Room No. 4

Chairperson: Hon Mashakada Clerk: Mrs Nyawo

Portfolio Committee: Mines and Energy

Oral evidence from management of Shabanie and Mashaba Mines on their operational challenges

Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Chindori-Chininga Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Monday 7th June at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee: Budget, Finance, Economic Planning and Investment Promotion

Oral evidence from Reserve Bank Governor on Reserve Bank debts

Committee Room No. 4

Chairperson: Hon Zhanda clerk: Mr Ratsakatika

Portfolio Committee: Justice, Legal Affairs, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs

Oral evidence from University of Zimbabwe Vice-Chancellor on quality of law students UZ is currently producing

Committee Room No. 413

Chairperson: Hon T. Matutu Miss Zenda

Tuesday 8th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Health and Child Welfare

1. Report back on measles outbreak outreach

2. Oral evidence from Dr Vera on road accident emergency front

Committee Room No. 1

Chairperson: Hon Parirenyatwa Clerk: Mr Ndlovu

Portfolio Committee: Agriculture, Water, Lands and Resettlement

Oral evidence from the Attorney-General on negotiations re unpaid balance from 1998 maize deal between Zimbabwe and Zambia

Committee Room No. 4

Chairperson: Hon Jiri Clerk: Miss Mudavanhu

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade

Oral evidence from ZIMRA on operational improvements at Chirundu and Beitbridge Border Posts

Committee Room No. 3

Chairperson: Hon Mukanduri Clerk: Ms Macheza

No Meetings on Wednesday 9th June

Thursday 10th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development

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

Committee Room No. 3

Chairperson: Hon Matienga Clerk: Mrs Khumalo

Thursday 10th June at 11 am

Thematic Committee: Indigenisation and Empowerment

Oral evidence from National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board on its programmes and activities

Government Caucus Room

Chairperson: Hon Mutsvangwa Clerk: Mr Ratsakatika

Public Attendance at and Participation in Committee Meetings

Not open to the public: Portfolio and thematic committee meetings in which the committees are doing private business e.g. setting workplans, deliberating on reports and findings, or drafting reports for Parliament, or when the committees make field visits. [Veritas does not list these in these bulletins.]

Open to the public to attend as observers only: Portfolio and thematic committee meetings where oral evidence is being heard. [As listed above.] If attending, please use the Kwame Nkrumah Ave entrance to Parliament. IDs must be produced.

Stakeholders by invitation: At some committee meetings stakeholders [and those who notify Parliament that they consider themselves stakeholders and are accepted as such] are invited to make oral or written representations and ask questions. [These meetings will be highlighted in these bulletins.]

Public Hearings: When committees call for public hearings, members of the public are free to submit oral or written representations, ask questions and generally participate. [Veritas sends out separate notices of these public hearings.]

Note: Zimbabweans in the Diaspora can send in written submissions to stakeholders meetings if they consider themselves stakeholders, and to public hearings, by emailing their submissions to

Veritas makes every effort to ensure reliable information, but cannot take legal responsibility for information supplied.

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