Bill Watch Committee Series 6/2019



[3rd March 2019]

Open Committee Meetings :
Monday 4th March to Thursday 7th March

The committee meetings listed below, to be held at Parliament in Harare, will be open to the public. Members of the public may attend the meetings – but as observers only, not asparticipants, 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 committee clerk that the meeting concerned is still on and open to the public. Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 2700181 and 2252940/1.

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

Monday 4th March at 10.00 am

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from Governor of the Reserve Bank on the operations of ZAMCO [Zimbabwe Asset Management Company], the Reserve Bank’s debts, the Government’s Overdraft Facility with the Reserve Bank, and the issuance of bond notes and coins.

Venue: Committee Room 4

Tuesday 5th March at 10 am

Portfolio Committee:  Lands, Agriculture, Climate and Water

Oral evidence from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board on their preparations for the 2019 Tobacco Marketing Season.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Portfolio Committee: Health and Child Care

Oral evidence from the  Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe on its mandate and operations in relation to medicine supply in the country

Venue: Committee Room 1

Wednesday 6th March at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Health and Child Care

Oral evidence from the  Minister of Health and Child Care on the policy measures to improve the supply of medicines in public health institutions and to address price distortions in the market.

Venue: Committee Room 1

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Oral evidence from the  Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on the Government’s re-engagement efforts.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Wednesday 6th March at 10.30 am

Thematic Committee: Indigenisation and Empowerment

Oral evidence from the  Minister of Industry and Commerce on the Indigenisation and Empowerment Policy

Venue: Committee Room 3

Thursday 7th March at 10.00 am

Thematic Committee: Peace and Security

Oral evidence from the  Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the drought relief programme.

Venue: Committee Room 4

Portfolio Committee: Energy and Power Development

Oral evidence from the:

  • Reserve Bank Governor on the foreign currency allocation to the fuel sector during the 2018 festive season, after the announcement of the new fuel price and the reason for the continued existence of fuel queues at service stations
  • Permanent Secretary for Finance and Economic Development on how excise duty on fuel is being implemented
  • Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority [ZERA] on the impact of the fuel price increase on the market and whether the arbitrage opportunities have been closed
  • Minister of Energy and Power Development on the policy direction for the fuel sector in view of the current challenges.

Venue: Committee Room 311

Portfolio Committee: Women Affairs and SMEs

Oral evidence from the  Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the status of gender-related Bills.

Venue: Committee Room 413

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