Open Committee Meetings Monday 11th to Thursday 12th November



[9th November 2019]

Open Committee Meetings Monday 11th to Thursday 12th November

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development will be
presenting the 2020 National Budget to the National Assembly
on Thursday afternoon, 14th November.

There will be five committee meetings open to the public next week – one on Monday morning, one on Tuesday morning and three on Thursday morning.

The meetings will be held at Parliament in Harare on the dates and at the times and venues indicated below.

Members of the public may attend these 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 November at 8.30 am

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from Sakunda Holdings on the contracts for Command Agriculture and Presidential Input Support with Government.

Venue: Committee Room No. 4

Tuesday 12th November at 10.00 am

Thematic Committee: Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]

Oral evidence from the Perm\anent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Child Care on the quality of health care systems and mechanisms that have been put in place to fight life-threatening diseases in Zimbabwe, such as Cancer, Diabetes and Tuberculosis [TB].

Venue: Committee Room No. 413.

Thursday 14th November at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Energy and Power Development

Oral evidence from ZERA, Solgas Solar, Tokwe-Mukosi (Pvt) Ltd Mini Hydro, Southern Energy, Plum Solar, and Manako (Pvt) Ltd on the state of affairs in the Renewable Energy Sector.

Venue: Committee Room No.  311.

Thematic Committee: Indigenisation and Empowerment

Oral evidence from the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development on Empowerment Policies and Programmes for SMEs and Cooperatives in Zimbabwe.

Venue: Committee Room No.  3.

Thematic Committee:  Peace and Security

Oral evidence from ZCTU, ZFTU and APEX Council on Workers’ Welfare.

Venue: Committee Room No.  4.

Closed Committee Meetings

Most other portfolio committees will be meeting during the week in closed session.

The Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade will be considering its report for the National Assembly on the International Treaties Bill.

The Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services will be deliberating on the public consultations it held on the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill.

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