via Capacity Building Seminar – The Zimbabwean 17 February 2015 by Veritas
PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 5/2015
[17th February 2015]
Capacity Building Seminar; Additional Open Meetings on 19th February;
Capacity Building Seminar
This week Parliament will resume a series of seminars that are meant to capacitate MPs in the conduct of committee business. In this regard, the following Portfolio Committees will attend the Capacity Building Seminar that will be convened in the Senate Chamber on Wednesday 18th February at 9.00 am:
1. Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment
2. Transport and Infrastructure Development
3. Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services
4. Environment, Water, Climate and Tourism.
Please note that this capacity building seminar will not be open to the public. Only Committee members will be allowed to attend.
Meetings Open to the Public on Thursday
Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 4/2015 contained an incomplete list of Thursday’s open committee meetings. To avoid confusion we set out below a complete list of open meetings scheduled for Thursday morning.
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.
Thursday 19th February at 9 am
Thematic Committee: Peace and Security
Oral evidence from the Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development regarding the food security situation in Zimbabwe
Committee Room No. 4
Chair: Hon Senator Mumvuri Clerk: Mr Kunzwa
Thursday 19th February at 9.30 am
Portfolio Committee: Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment
Oral evidence from the Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment on the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment legislation
Chair: Hon Wadyajena Clerk: Ms Zenda-Mudzvova
Thursday 19th February at 10 am
Portfolio Committee: Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development
Oral evidence from the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development on the management of Housing Cooperatives
Chair: Hon Mangami Clerk: Mr Mazani
Portfolio Committee: Education, Sport, Arts and Culture
Oral evidence from Ministry of Sports Arts and Culture.
Committee Room No. 2
Chair: Hon Mliswa Clerk: Mr Munjenge
Portfolio Committee: Media, Information and Broadcasting Services
Oral evidence from ZBC on the outcome of the forensic Audit Report.
Committee Room No. 311
Chair: Hon Dhewa Clerk: Mr Chiremba
Reports Being Prepared by Committees
This part of the bulletin is to explain 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 are reviewing their work plans or deliberating on evidence previously received. Other committees will be working on reports, as follows:
Thematic Committee: MDG’s
Report on MDG’s
Thematic Committee: Human Rights
Report on the State of the Justice Delivery System in Zimbabwe
Portfolio Committee: Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare
Report on the operations of NSSA
Portfolio Committee: Public Accounts
National Railways of Zimbabwe Accounts for 2011.
[Please note that these reports will not become available until they have been tabled in the appropriate House and the committee chairperson has moved that the House take note of the report. Please do not request a report from Veritas until we have announced that we have it available.]
Committee Report Available
The report of the Senate’s Thematic Committee on Gender-based Violence in Churches was presented to the Senate on 10th February. It is now available in soft copy on Veritas’ website www.veritaszim.net or on request from the addresses given below.
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