Bill Watch – Parliamentary Committees Series 4/2014 of 4th February



[4th February 2014]

Committee Meetings Open to the Public: 3rd to 6th January

Veritas apologises for late circulation of this bulletin.

The meetings of Senate thematic committees and National Assembly portfolio committee listed below are the meetings open to the public this week.  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 and note that IDs must be produced.

This bulletin is based on the latest information from Parliament.  But, as there are sometimes last-minute changes to the meetings schedule, persons wishing to attend a meeting should avoid disappointment by checking with the committee clerk [see names below] that the meeting is still on and open to the public.  Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252941.

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

Monday 3rd February at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Transport and  Infrastructure Development

Oral evidence from the Vehicle Inspection Department [VID] on the causes of road carnage

Committee Room No 1

Chairperson: Hon Midzi                             Clerk: MMacheza

Tuesday 4th February at 10 am

Thematic Committee: MDGs [Millennium Development Goals]

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Health on MDGs number 4 and 5 [MDG 4 is to reduce child mortality, MDG 5 is to improve material health]

Government Caucus Room

Chairperson: Hon Chief Mtshane             Clerk: Mrs Hazvina

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation

Oral evidence from AGRIBANK on ways to capacitate the bank

Senate Chamber

Chairperson: Hon Butau                            Clerk: Mr Chiremba

Portfolio Committee: Local Government, Rural and Urban Development

Oral evidence from the Better Harare Commuter Omnibus Association on its mandate and functions

Committee Room No 413

Chairperson: Hon Zindi                              Clerk: Ms Macheza

Portfolio Committee: Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development 

Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development

Committee Room No 4

Chairperson: Hon Nyamupinga                Clerk: Mr Kunzwa

Wednesday 5th February at 9 am

Thematic Committee: Human Rights

Committee Room No 4

Oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission on their mandate and functions

Chairperson: Hon Nyambuya                   Clerk: Mr Munjenge

Thursday 6th February at 9 am

Thematic Committee:  Peace and Security

Oral evidence from the Civil Protection Unit  on measures they have taken to assist victims of floods in Muzarabani and other areas

Committee Room No 2

Chairperson: Hon Mumvuri                       Clerk: Mr Kunzwa

Thursday 6th February at 10 am

Thematic Committee: Indigenization and Empowerment

Oral evidence from the National Indigenization and  Economic Empowerment Board ( NIEEB) on achievements and challenges that the board has faced in various sectors in as far as the implementation of the Indigenization programme is concerned

Committee Room No. 1

Chairperson: Hon Chizema                       Clerk: Mr Ratsakatika

Portfolio Committee:  Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development

Oral evidence from ZAMFI, ZILGA and ZNAHCO on their operations and how they relate with the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises

Government Caucus Room

Chairperson: Hon Mangami                      Clerk: Mr Mazani

Portfolio Committee:   Education, Sport, Arts and Culture

Oral evidence from ZIFA, PSL and Zimbabwe Cricket Union on their mandate and functions

Committee Room No 4

Chairperson: Hon Mliswa                          Clerk: Mr Munjenge  


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