Open Committee Meetings: Monday 11th to Thursday 14th March



Open Committee Meetings: Monday 11th to Thursday 14th March

The National Assembly portfolio committee meetings listed below, to be held this week at Parliament in Harare, will be open to the public.  [As the Senate is in recess for this week and next, thematic committee business is adjourned until the week beginning Monday 25th March.]

Members of the public may attend the meetings – but 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 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 11th March at 8.30 am

(1) Public Accounts Committee &
(2) Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development

Oral evidence from Governor of the Reserve Bank on the 2019 Monetary Policy Statement, export incentives, allocation of foreign currency and other Reserve Bank activities.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Monday 11th March at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee:  Environment and Tourism

Oral evidence from the Forestry Commission on the State of the Forestry Sector in Zimbabwe.

Venue: Committee Room 413

Tuesday 12th March at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee:  Lands, Agriculture, Climate and Water

Oral evidence from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board, Boka Tobacco Floors and Zimbabwe Tobacco Association on their operations and preparedness for the 2019 Tobacco Marketing Season.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Wednesday 13th March

No meetings

Thursday 14th March at 10.00 am

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

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Sports and Recreation

Oral evidence from the  Minister of Youth on the appointment of Boards of various entities under the Ministry.

Venue: Committee Room 2

Portfolio Committee: Information, Media and Broadcasting Services

Oral evidence from the  Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services on Media Policies in Zimbabwe and the issuance of all licences by the Authority.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Closed Meetings on Bills

Tripartite Negotiating Forum Bill

On Monday morning the portfolio committee on Labour and Social Welfare will be deliberating on evidence received during the public hearings on the TNF Bill [closed meeting].

Consumer Protection Bill

On Thursday morning the portfolio committee on Industry and Commerce will be considering the draft report on the public hearings on the Consumer Protection Bill [closed meeting].

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