Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees 14/2014 of 23rd March



[23rd March 2014]

Committee Meetings Open to the Public 24th to 27th March

The Parliamentary committee meetings listed below will be open to the public during the week commencing Monday 24th March.

Members of the public may attend the meeting, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may listen but not speak.  The meeting is at Parliament in Harare.  If attending, please use the entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets.  Note that IDs must be produced.

The above details 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 relevant committee clerk [see names below] that the meeting is still on and open to the public.  Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252940/1.

Monday 24th March at 8.15 am

Portfolio Committee: Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services

Oral evidence from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe [POTRAZ] on their role, mandate and operations

Committee Room No 311

Chair: Hon Chamisa                            Clerk: Mr Munjenge

Monday 24th March at 10 am

Portfolio Committee:  Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services

Consideration of submissions from Ministry of Home Affairs on Zimbabwe Republic Police programmes and activities

Committee Room No 2

Chair: Hon C. Sibanda                        Clerk: Mr Daniel

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and National Social Security Authority [NSSA] on the 2011 and 2012 NSSA accounts

Committee Room No 4

Chair: Hon Mpariwa                            Clerk: Mrs Nyawo

Monday 24th March at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee: Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

Oral evidence from NSSA  and the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on NSSA investment projects  Zimbabwe Urban Workers Council on challenges being faced by its members and possible solutions.

Committee Room No 1

Chair: Hon Chikwama                         Clerk: Ms Masara

Tuesday 25th March at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs

Oral evidence from Ambassador Bimha, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, on regional integration efforts, prospects and challenges

Committee Room No 3

Chair: Hon Porusingazi                       Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation

Oral evidence from the Agricultural Marketing Authority [AMA] on the purchase and sale of grains by both private and public dealers

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Butau                                 Clerk: Mr Chiremba

Portfolio Committee: Local Government, Rural and Urban Development

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing on operational challenges faced by ZUPCO

National Assembly

Chair: Hon Zindi                                   Clerk: Ms Macheza

Wednesday 26th March at 9 am

Thematic Committee: Human Rights

Oral evidence from the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the state of the justice delivery system in Zimbabwe

Committee Room No 4

Chair: Hon Nyambuya                        Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Thursday 27th March at 9.30 am

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment

Oral evidence from Chisumbanje Ethanol (Green Fuel) on their level of compliance with the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment legislation

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Wadyajena                       Clerk: Ms Zenda

Thursday 27th March at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Education, Sport, Arts and Culture

Oral evidence from the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe on guidelines used in awarding tenders for the construction of national symbols like the Joshua Nkomo statue

Committee Room No 4

Chair: Hon Mliswa                               Clerk: Mr Munjenge


Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can at any time send written submissions to Parliamentary committees by email addressed to


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