Open Committee Meetings Monday 9th to Thursday 12th March

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 9/2020

Open Committee Meetings Monday 9th to Thursday 12th March

There will be committee meetings open to attendance by the public in Parliament Building, Harare, this week, as 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 9th March at 9.00 am

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from the Grain Marketing Board, Croco Motors and Valley Seeds on payments made by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe [RBZ] for supply of inputs for Command Agriculture and Presidential Input Programmes

Venue: Committee Room No. 4

Monday 9th March at 9.30 am

Portfolio Committee: Higher and Tertiary Education

Oral evidence from the from the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education and Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education [ZIMCHE] on the recent higher and tertiary education fees hikes

Venue: National Assembly chamber

Monday 9th March at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services

Oral evidence from the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage on petitions received from the Coloured Community and the Chikunda Tribe

Venue: Committee Room No. 1

Portfolio Committee: Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Oral evidence from the  Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry on the country’s position regarding the CITES ban on elephant export and trade.

Venue: Committee Room No. 413

Monday 9th March at 2.00 pm

Portfolio Committee: Public Service and Social Welfare

Oral evidence from the  Minister of Public Service and Social Welfare on Government policy regarding distribution of food under the Food Deficit Mitigation Programme

Venue: Committee Room No. 2

Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructural Development

Oral evidence from ZINARA on ZINARA’s capability to repay the Development Bank of Southern Africa loan

Venue: Committee Room No. 311

Portfolio Committee: Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services

Oral evidence from POTRAZ and the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services on the state of infrastructure sharing by mobile network service providers

Venue: Committee Room No. 413

Tuesday 10th March at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Minister of Health and Child Care

Oral evidence from the  Permanent Secretary for Health and Child Care on issues during the inquiry into the Petition by the Zimbabwe Senior Hospital Doctors Association regarding the deplorable state of affairs of the health service delivery system in Zimbabwe.

Venue: Committee Room No. 1

Thursday 12th March at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Industry and Commerce

Oral evidence from the National Bakers Association of Zimbabwe on the overview of the operating environment in the baking industry and the causes of the recent increase in the price of bread

Venue: Committee Room No. 1

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Sports, Culture and Recreation

Oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Football Association [ZIFA] on the state of stadiums in the country.

Venue: Committee Room No. 2

Thematic Committee: Peace and Security

Oral evidence from the Minister of Health and Child Care on the state of the health sector.

Venue: Committee Room No. 4

 

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