PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 41/2014
[3rd August 2014]
Parliamentary Committee Meetings Monday 4th to Thursday 7th July
Suspension of Committee Meetings 8th to 25th August
At the end of this week, committees will begin a two-week break, resuming meetings on Monday 25th August. During this break the Heroes’ Day and Defence Forces Day public holidays fall on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th August, and are followed by the build-up to the SADC Summit, with the SADC Heads of State and Government meeting on 17th and 18th August.
Reminder about the New Look for this Bulletin
This is the second new-look bulletin in Veritas’ series notifying Parliamentary committee meetings and activities.
Open meetings are listed first with full details – name of committee, date and time of meeting, name of committee, the agenda, venue and names of committee chairperson and clerk.
Proceedings not open to the public are listed next, with date of meeting or other activity, name of committee and the business planned.
Committees not meeting are also listed for the sake of completeness.
Reminder on Emailing Parliament
Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can send written submissions to committees by email addressed to [email protected]
1. Meetings Open to the Public
Members of the public may attend these open 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.
Please note While the following details are based on the latest information received from Parliament, there are sometimes unavoidable last-minute changes to the meetings schedule. Persons wishing to attend open meetings are therefore advised to avoid disappointment by checking with the relevant committee clerk [see names below] that the meeting is still on and/or still open to the public.
Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252940/1.
Monday 4th August at 10 am
Public Accounts Committee
Oral evidence from the Ministry of Transport and Communication and Infrastructure Development and Nationala Railways of Zimbabwe [NRZ] Board and Management on the NRZ 2011 accounts
National Assembly Chamber
Chair: Hon Mpariwa Clerk: Mrs Nyawo [ext 2218]
Portfolio Committee: Mines and Energy
Oral Evidence from Minister of Mines and Mining Development on Gold Sector Mining in Zimbabwe
Chair: Hon Matuke Clerk: Mrs Mataruka [ext 2164]
Portfolio Committee: Higher Education, Science and Technology
Oral evidence on Nanotechnology from the Department of Pharmacy, University of Zimbabwe
Committee Room No 4
Chair: Hon Mataruse Clerk: Mrs Hazvina [ext 2253]
Monday 4th August at 2 pm
Portfolio Committee: Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
Oral evidence from Law Society of Zimbabwe on the Attorney-General’s Office and the National Prosecuting Authority
Chair: Hon Majome Clerk: Ms Zenda [ext 2280/2176]
Thematic Committee: Gender and Development
Oral evidence from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing on Gender Representation in local authorities
Committee Room No 3
Chair: Hon W. Sibanda Clerk: Mr Chiremba [ext 2051]
Tuesday 5th August at 10 am
Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation
Oral evidence from the National Biotechnology Authority on B-T Cotton Farming
Chair: Hon Butau Clerk: Mr Chiremba [ext 2051]
Portfolio Committee: Industry and Commerce
Oral Evidence from the ZISCO Steel Board of Directors and Management on the progress made towards resuscitation of operations at the plant
Committee Room No 311
Chair: Hon Kaukonde Clerk: Ms Masara [ext 2056]
Wednesday 6th August at 9 am
Thematic Committee: Human Rights
Meeting with Justice R. Makarau, Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission on her views regarding the Justice delivery System in Zimbabwe
Committee Room No 4
Chair: Hon Nyambuya Clerk: Mr Manhivi [ext 2057]
Thursday 7th August at 9 am
Thematic Committee: Peace and Security
Oral Evidence from Parks and Wildlife Management Authority of Zimbabwe on the impact of landmines in operation
Committee Room No 2
Chair: Hon Mumvuri Clerk: Mr Kunzwa [ext 2053]
Portfolio Committee: Education, Sport, Arts and Culture
Oral evidence from the ZIFA President Dr. C. Dube on the State of Football in Zimbabwe
National Assembly Chamber
Chair: Hon Mliswa Clerk: Mr Munjenge [ext 2052]
Thursday 7th August at 10 am
Thematic Committee: Indigenization and Empowerment
Oral Evidence from Delta Corporation Limited Works Council on the modalities of the Employee Share Ownership Scheme
Government Caucus Room
Chair: Hon Mavhunga Clerk: Mrs Mafuruse [ext 2228/2179]
2. Proceedings Not Open to the Public
Monday 4th July
Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructure Development
Deliberations on the familiarization tour to NRZ.
Portfolio Committee: Defence and Home Affairs
Consideration of the 2014 1st Quarter report for the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Portfolio Committee: Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry
Consideration of a draft report on the development and rehabilitation of municipal water by the Harare City Council.
Thematic Committee: HIV/AIDS
Consideration of draft itinerary for Fact finding visits to Manicaland and around Harare on the ART Roll out Programme.
Portfolio Committee: Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare
Consideration of Second draft report on the 2014 Budget Performance of the Ministry.
Portfolio Committee: Finance and Economic Development
Consideration of Submission from the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on setting up Statutorily a Zimbabwe Debt Management Office.(Closed meeting)
Portfolio Committee: Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services
Deliberations on the draft report on the State of the Mobile Sector in Zimbabwe.
Tuesday 5th July
Thematic Committee: MDG’s
Review of Work-plan
Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs
Review of Workplan.
Portfolio Committee: Local Government, Rural and Urban Development
Fact finding visit to Coventry Holding Bay and Morton Jaffray Water Works
Portfolio Committee: Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development
Consideration of draft report on the Ministry’s activities and gender mainstreaming in line Ministries.(Closed meeting)
Thursday 7th August
Portfolio Committee: Media, Information and Broadcasting Services
Consideration of the Committees’ draft report on Re-alignment of Media laws and Digitalization Programme.
Portfolio Committee: Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development
Deliberations on oral evidence received from the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Co-operation Development on their Mandate in Housing Co-operations.(Closed meeting)
Portfolio Committee: Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment
Deliberation on the evidence gathered during the public hearings held in Chisumbanje.
3. Committees Not Meeting
One committee will not be meeting during the week:
• Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care
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