Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees 15/2014 of 30 March



[30th March 2014]

Committee Meetings Open to the Public 31st March to 3rd April

The Parliamentary committee meetings listed below will be open to the public during the week commencing Monday 31st March.

Members of the public may attend the meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. may listen but not speak.  The meetings are 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 31st March at 10 am

Public Accounts Committee

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the:

1.   Appropriation Account for the 2011 financial year

2.   Courts and Administration Fund Account for the 2010 financial year

3.   Deeds and Companies Office Account for the 2010 financial year.

Committee Room No 4

Chair: Hon Mpariwa                            Clerk: Mrs Nyawo

Portfolio Committee: Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Oral evidence from FAO [Food & Agriculture Organisation], DTZ [Development Trust of Zimbabwe] and Mimosa Mining Company on environmental policy and legislation, and on wild life, natural resources and sustainable forest management

Government Caucus Room

Chair: Hon A. Ndhlovu                        Clerk: Mr Mazani

Portfolio Committee: Mines and Energy

Oral evidence on the gold sector from:

1.   ZRP [Zimbabwe Republic Police] mineral squads and

2.   Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Matuke                              Clerk: Mrs Mataruka

Monday 31st March at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee: Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

Brief from the Prosecutor-General on the operations and functions of the National Prosecuting Authority

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Majome                             Clerk: Ms Zenda

Tuesday 1st April at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Local Government, Rural and Urban Development

Oral evidence from the Mayor of Harare on the circumstances surrounding the suspension and reinstatement of the Town Clerm

National Assembly

Chair: Hon Zindi                                   Clerk: Ms Macheza

Wednesday 2nd April

No open meetings

Thursday 2nd April at 9.30 am

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment

Oral evidence from the Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment on indigenisation policy and economic policy

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Wadyajena                       Clerk: Ms Zenda


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

Other Committee Activities

Committees not holding open meetings will also be meeting, for activities such as:

Fact-finding visits

Registrar-General’s Office   The Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services will be paying a fact-finding visit to the Registrar-General’s Offices at Makombe Building and Kaguvi Building.

Marondera and Murehwa hospitals  The Thematic Committee on MDGs will be considering its itinerary for visits to these hospitals.

Young women’s projects  The Portfolio Committee on Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development will be considering its final draft itinerary for visits to these projects.


Justice delivery system  The Thematic Committee on Human Rights will be deliberating on oral evidence received from the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

Flood victims  The Thematic Committee on Peace and Security will be deliberating on oral evidence received from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing on the current situation regarding relocation of flood victims.


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