Parliamentary committees series 26/2018


Open Committee Meetings Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd November

During the coming week there will be open committee meetings on Monday morning and afternoon, Tuesday morning and Thursday morning, as set out below.  For a note on what other committees will be doing in closed meetings, please see the end of this bulletin.

The meetings will be held at Parliament in Harare and will be open to the public. Members of the public may attend the meetings as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may observe and listen but not speak. If attending, please use the entrance to Parliament on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Please note that IDs must be produced.

The details given in this bulletin are based on the latest information from Parliament. But, as there are sometimes last-minute changes to the meetings schedule, persons wishing to attend should avoid disappointment by checking with the clerk of the committee that the meeting concerned is still on and open to the public. Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252940/1.

Reminder: Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can at any time send written submissions to Parliamentary committees by email addressed to or by letter posted to the Clerk of Parliament, P.O. Box 298, Causeway, Harare or delivered to Parliament’s Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance in Harare.

Monday 19th November at 10 am

Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development on the operations of Hwange Colliery Company Ltd.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Note:  At is previous meeting on 12th November the committee heard evidence from the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on his order, effective 30th October 2018, placing the company under reconstruction in terms of section 4 of the Reconstruction of State-Indebted Insolvent Companies Act.  The Act is available here on the Veritas website.

This reconstruction order appoints Bekithemba Moyo, co-founder and director of DBF Capital partners, to be the administrator of the company, together with two assistant administrators under his control and direction – Mutsa Mollie Jean Remba, the current managing partner of Dube, Manikai & Hwacha, and Munashe Shava, a chief operating officer and project leader at Great Dyke Investments, Harare.  The reconstruction order suspends the company’s board of directors.  The Minister has also given notice that he will apply to the High Court for confirmation of order.  

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from the Permanent Secretary for Finance and Economic Development on the Ministry’s audited accounts for 2017 and the Auditor-General’s report on the accounts.  This report can be downloaded here [link].

Venue: Committee Room 4

Monday 19th November at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development on the status of Air Zimbabwe and Zim Airways.

Venue: Committee Room 311

Tuesday 20th November at 10.00 am

Thematic Committee on SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals]

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development on progress made in the attainment of SDGs.

Venue: Committee Room 413

Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Climate and Water

Oral Evidence from (1) the Permanent Secretary for Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement and (2) the General Manager and Board of the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) on the performance of  the Parastatal,disposal of GMB assets and the recruitment procedure that was followed in engaging the current GMB Manager

Venue: Senate Chamber

Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing

Oral evidence from:

(1)  the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing on the mandate of the UrbanDevelopment Corporation (UDCORP)

(2)  the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) on its current state of affairs.

What Other Committees will be doing in Closed Session

Thematic Committee on Human Rights

This Senate committee will be considering the Annual Report of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission for 2017.

Thematic Committee on Indigenisation and Empowerment

This committee will be preparing for oral evidence on the new Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Policy to be heard on a later occasion from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

This committee will be preparing for public hearings to be held at a later date on the Tripartite Negotiating Forum Bill[link].

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