Open Meetings Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July 2020

BILL WATCH

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 20/2020

Please note:  Parliament has warned that due to current restrictions on gatherings in light of COVID 19, public attendance at open committee meetings will be limited.

There will be open Portfolio Committee meetings during the coming week, as listed 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.  Masks and social distancing will be required.

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 29th June at 8 am

Portfolio Committee: Primary and Secondary Education

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Deaf Zimbabwe Trust and Junior Parliament on schools opening in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Venue: National Assembly

Monday 29th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Defence Home Affairs and Security Services

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Affairs on how the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on how it is Covid-19 is handling security matters in light of the prevailing pandemic.

Venue: Committee Room 1

Tuesday 30th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Health and Child Care

Oral Evidence from the Health Services Board on the management of funding for Covid-19 pandemic response.

Venue: National Assembly

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and

Rural Resettlement on the Ministry’s preparedness for the 2020 winter cropping season.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Wednesday 1st July at 9 am

Portfolio Committee: Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, its Parastatals and sector stakeholders on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the tourism sector.

Venue: Committee Room No. 4

Wednesday 1st July at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Oral evidence Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade,

Minister of Finance and Economic Development and the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on the welfare of Zimbabwean Diplomats abroad.

Venue: Senate Chamber

Thursday 2nd July at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructure Development

Oral Evidence from (1) the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development and (2) the Zimbabwe Passengers Transport Organization on the delays in implementation of SI 129 of 2015, regarding the delay in the implementation of SI 129 of 2015, Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use) Regulations.

Note; These lengthy and important regulations are available on the Veritas website [link]

Venue: Senate Chamber

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