BILL WATCH: Committee meetings this week

via BILL WATCH: Committee meetings this week – The Zimbabwean 7 June 2015

There are several open meetings scheduled for this week, as indicated below.

These 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 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 may attend these open meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may observe and 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.

Monday 8th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Oral evidence from the Permanent Secretary for Finance and Economic Development on the 15% VAT on Hotel Accommodation

Committee Room No. 1

Chair: Hon Ndhlovu Clerk: Mr Mazani

Monday 8th June at 2 pm

Thematic Committee: HIV/AIDS

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development on HIV and AIDS information dissemination in Universities.

Government Caucus Room

Chair: Hon Timveos Clerk: Mrs Khumalo

Tuesday 9th June at 10 am

Thematic Committee: MDG’s

Oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) and Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) on programmes aimed at ensuring food security.

Government Caucus Room

Chair: Hon Mtshane Clerk: Mrs Hazvina

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs

Oral evidence from Permanent Secretary for Finance and Economic Development on funding of embassies.

Committee Room No. 3

Chair: Hon Midzi Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Wednesday 10th June at 10.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Industry and Commerce

Oral evidence received from the Deputy Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment on measures taken by the Ministry to review the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act so as to improve the investment opportunities in the country.

National Assembly Chamber

Chair: Hon Mhere Clerk: Ms Masara

Thursday 11th June at 9.00 am

Portfolio Committee: Education, Sport, Arts and Culture

Oral Evidence from the Zimbabwe Cricket on its activities, achievements and challenges.

National Assembly Chamber

Chair: Hon Matangaidze Clerk: Mr Munjenge

Thematic Committee: Indigenization and Empowerment

Oral evidence from Mudzi Rural District Council on mining activities in their district.

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Mavhunga Clerk: Mrs Mafuruse

Friday 12th June at 9 am

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation

Oral Evidence from the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on the State of the Agricultural Sector in Zimbabwe.

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Butau Clerk: Mr Chiremba


Meetings Closed to the Public

This part of the bulletin explains what the other committees will be doing in their closed meetings, and what committee reports are in the pipeline for eventual presentation to the Senate or the National Assembly, as appropriate, when completed.

Some committees will be reviewing their work plans or deliberating on evidence previously received.

Reports being prepared

One committee will be working on a report, as follows:

Portfolio Committee: Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

Report on Preparedness of ZEC to conduct by-elections.