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Committee Meetings Open to the Public: 23rd to 27th January

The two meetings listed below will be open to members of the public, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. members of the public can listen but not speak. The meetings will be held at Parliament in Harare, entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets.

Note: This bulletin is based on the latest information released by Parliament on 20th January. But, as there are sometimes last-minute changes to the schedule, persons wishing to attend a meeting should avoid possible disappointment by checking with the relevant committee clerk [see below] that the meeting is still on and still open to the public. Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252936. If attending, please use the Kwame Nkrumah Ave entrance to Parliament. IDs must be produced.

Monday 23rd January at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructure Development

Oral evidence from ZINARA [Zimbabwe National Road Administration] on tollgate fees collection and progress made in 2011

Committee Room No. 1

Chairperson: Hon Chebundo Clerk: Ms Macheza

Thursday 26th January at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Media, Information and Communication Technology

Oral evidence from the ZIMPOST Managing Director on the operations of ZIMPOST

Committee Room No. 413

Chairperson: Hon S. Moyo Clerk: Mr Mutyambizi

Other Committee Business

Other committees will be meeting during the week, but in closed session for purposes such as preparing for future meetings and considering draft reports.

Forthcoming public hearings: the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare will be considering its itinerary for public hearings on hospital user fees.

Reports under consideration cover the following subjects:

• the state of prisons [Thematic Committee on Human Rights]; the CMED audit [Public Accounts Committee];

• the Electoral Amendment Bill [Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal Affairs, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs];

• residential care institutions [Public Services, Labour and Social Welfare];

• operations of Air Zimbabwe; familiarization tour of ZESA power stations; ZESA service delivery to the nation [Portfolio Committee on State Enterprise and Parastatals];

• local authority service delivery in Gutu and Chiredzi [Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development];

• vocational training centres [Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development];

• education sector challenges[ Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture].

These reports, once adopted, will only become public when presented to the Senate [thematic committees] or the House of Assembly [portfolio committees] when sittings resume at the end of February.

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