Bill Watch – Parliamentary Committees Series 6/2014 of 7th February



[7th February 2014]

The Parliamentary committee meetings listed below will be open to the public during the coming week.

Members of the public may attend these meeting, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may listen but not speak.  All 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 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 252940/1]

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

Monday 10th February at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructure Development

Oral evidence from bus operators on the causes of road damage

Committee Room No 1

Chairperson: Hon Midzi                             Clerk: Ms Macheza

Portfolio Committee: Higher Education, Science and Technology

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology on the Cadetship Programme

Committee Room No 4

Chairperson: Hon Hon Mataruse              Clerk: Mrs Hazvina

Monday 10th February at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee: Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the administration of BEAM

Committee Room No 1

Chairperson: Hon Chikwama                  Clerk: Ms Masara

Portfolio Committee: Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services

Committee Room No 311

Chairperson: Hon Chamisa                    Clerk: Mr Munjenge

Tuesday 11th February at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Mines and from the Ministry of Local Government on gender mainstreaming

Committee Room No 4

Chairperson: Hon Nyamupinga              Clerk: Mr Kunzwa

Wednesday 12th February

No meetings

Thursday 13th February at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Education, Sport, Arts and Culture

Oral evidence from ZIFA and PSL on their mandate and functions

Committee Room No 4

Chairperson: Hon Mliswa                          Clerk: Mr Munjenge

What Other Committees Will be Doing

All the other committees are also scheduled to meet, but in closed session.  These closed meetings will be for such purposes as:

  • ·        deliberating on evidence received at previous meetings, reviewing work plans and preparing questions for witnesses due to appear before them at future meetings
  • ·        considering Bills [the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development will be considering the Sovereign Wealth Fund Bill] [soft copy available – see addresses at the end of this bulletin]
  • ·        going on familiarisation or fact-finding visits or tours [the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy will be touring the Diamond Technology Centre].


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