Gender Commission Public hearings

The Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development will hold their final joint public hearing in Harare today Monday 4th May, at the following time and place:

9.00 am to 12 noon Senate Chamber, Parliament.

The committees held public hearings last week in Mutare, Masvingo, Bulawayo and Gweru.

Members of the public welcome to attend and contribute

The purpose of these public hearings is to give the public an opportunity to express their views on the Zimbabwe Gender Commission Bill. Stakeholders, interested groups, organisations and all members of the public are welcome to attend the last hearing tomorrow, at which they will have the opportunity to make representations.

If you want to make oral representations at the hearing, signify this to a committee clerk before the hearing, if possible, so that he can notify the chairperson to call on you. An oral representation is more effective if followed up in writing. If you are providing a written copy, it is advisable to take as many copies as possible with you for circulation at the hearing.

Written submissions

Written submissions and correspondence are also welcome and can be:

• sent by email – addressed to [email protected], or

• delivered – if delivering, use the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance to Parliament, between Second and Third Streets, Harare, or

• sent by post addressed to: The Acting Clerk of Parliament, Attention: Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and Thematic Committee on Gender and Development, P.O. Box CY298 Causeway, Harare.

Queries about the public hearing can be addressed to the committee clerks:

Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development

Clerk: Mr Kunzwa

Thematic Committee on Gender and Development

Clerk: Mr Chiremba

Contact details

Parliament’s telephone numbers: (04) 700181-8, 252936-50

Extensions 2053 [Mr Kunzwa] and 2051 [Mr Chiremba].

Committee Meetings Open to the Public Monday 4th May

Members of the public may attend these open meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may observe and 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.

Monday morning at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry on the 15% VAT on hotel accommodation.

Venue: National Assembly chamber

Chairperson: Hon A Ndhlovu Clerk: Mr Mazani

Portfolio Committee: Mines and Energy

Oral evidence from Rio Zimbabwe on its power generation programme.

Venue: Please check at Parliament reception

Chairperson: Hon Matuke Clerk: Mrs Maturuka

Monday afternoon at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee: Finance and Economic Development

Presentation on debt resolution strategies by the International Monetary Fund Resident Representative.

Venue: Committee Room No. 4

Chairperson: Hon Chapfika Clerk: Mr Ratsakatika

Portfolio Committee: Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services

Oral evidence on the status of Telecel from the Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services.

Venue: Committee Room No. 311

Chairperson: Hon Chamisa Clerk: Mr Munjenge

Note: Open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be notified in a separate bulletin to be issued as soon as possible.

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