Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees 26/2014 of 12 May



[12th May 2014]

Committee Meetings Open to the Public Tuesday, Thursday

The Parliamentary committee meetings listed below will be open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday 13th and 15th May.

Tuesday 13th May at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Health and Child Care

Fact finding visit to United Bulawayo Hospital, Mpilo Hospital, Ingutsheni Mental Hospital, Ekhusileni Medical Hospital, Thorngrove T.B. Hospital and Esigodini District Hospital

Committee Room No 1

Chair: Hon Labode                         Clerk: Mrs Mafuruse

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation

Oral evidence from Tobacco Industry Markerting Board (TIMB) on the licensing of tobacco players, regulations governing tobacco contract farming, auction floors and buyers.

Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Butau                Clerk: Mr Chiremba


Thursday 15th May at 9 am

Thematic Committee: Peace and Security

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Defence and Home Affairs on border patrols and human trafficking.

Committee Room No. 2

Chairperson: Hon Mumvuri                          Clerk: Mr Kunzwa

Thematic Committee: Indigenization and Empowerment

Oral evidence from Bikita and Uzumba-Marambapfungwe Community Share Ownership Trust on its operations.

National Assembly

Chairperson: Hon Chizema                       Clerk: Mr Ratsakatika

Thursday 15th May at 9.30 am

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment

Oral evidence from Hon. Kasukuwere, the former Minister of Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment on pledges made by mining companies in Marange.

Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Wadyajena                    Clerk: Ms Zenda


Members of the public may attend these meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they 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.  Please 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.


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