Open Committee Meetings Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th December

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 45/2019

Open Committee Meetings Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th December

There will be six committee meetings open to the public during the week.

The meetings will be held in Parliament Building, 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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Monday 2nd December at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Mines and Mining Development

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development on the legal framework governing the Gold Production Sector.

Venue: Senate Chamber.

Monday 2nd December at 2.00 pm

Portfolio Committee: Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services 

Oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Academic and Research Network (ZARNet) on its operations.

Note: ZARNet provides Internet and ICT services to the academic and research sector which include kindergarten schools, primary schools, secondary schools, vocational training colleges, university, tertiary colleges, research Institutions, government institutions, and affiliate institutions.

Venue: Committee Room No.  413.

Tuesday 3rd December at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs

Meeting with ZIMTRADE to unpack the National Export Strategy.

Venue: Committee Room No.  4.

Thursday 5th December at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Energy and Power Development

Oral evidence from Independent Power Producers and ZERA [Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority] on the state of 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 the  Health Services Board, the Zimbabwe Medical Association and the Nurses Association on the conditions of health workers in the health sector.

Venue: Committee Room No.  4.

Business to be Conducted in Closed Meetings

Portfolio Committee: Defence. Home Affairs and Security Services

The committee will be meeting to hear the Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Affairs unpack the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Bill and the various Treaties on Radiation Protection that will be coming before the National Assembly for approval in terms of section 327 of the Constitution.

Portfolio Committee: Information, Media and Broadcasting Services

The committee will meet to deliberate on the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill.

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