BILL WATCH PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SERIES

Public Hearings on Social Protection Programmes: 20th to 23rd May:
Mashonaland Central, Matabeleland North, Masvingo and Manicaland

The Senate Thematic Committee on MDGs [Millennium Development Goals] will be holding five public hearings in rural centres round the country from Friday 20th to Monday 23rd May [see below for details of venues and times].

The committee is enquiring into social protection programmes in Zimbabwe.

Members of the public are invited to attend these public hearings and to provide the committee with information relating to the objectives of its enquiry, which are:

to establish whether social programmes are accessible to deserving communities in remote parts of the country

to establish whether social programmes are reaching the deserving beneficiaries

to find out whether recipients in formal institutions are accessing social welfare assistance

to assess the effectiveness of social protection programmes in addressing MDG 1 eradicating extreme poverty and hunger

to recommend action for improved social protection systems in Zimbabwe.

The chairperson of the Thematic Committee is Hon Senator Chief Mtshane. The committee clerk is Mrs Lucia Nyawo.

Details of the Public Hearings

Friday 20th May: Rushinga

Rushinga District Administrators Office: 9.30 am

Saturday 21st May: Bubi

Inyati Council Hall: 2.30 pm

Sunday 22nd May: Masvingo [two hearings]

Mucheke Hall: 10.30 am

Nyika Growth Point (Council Offices): 2.30 pm

Monday 23rd May: Mutasa

Mutasa District Council District Administrators Office: 9 am

For more information please contact the committee clerk, Mrs Lucia Nyawo. Telephone 04-700181. Mobile 0772 892 769. Email [email protected]

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