Open Committee Meetings this Week – Committee Series Bill Watch 24/2021

This bulletin notifies the committee meetings open to public attendance at Parliament in Harare in the coming week.

Members of the public interested in virtual attendance at open meetings as observers are welcome to access the meetings via Parliament’s social media pages, https://www.facebook.com/parliamentofzim/ and https://twitter.com/parliamentzim. At physical and hybrid open meetings COVID-19 protocols will be strictly applied for those attending physically, masks, social distancing, numbers present, etc. For those members of the public wishing to attend physically, we suggest phoning Parliament’s Public Relations Department to check whether attendance will be feasible. Telephone numbers are 024 2700181-6.

Monday 28th June at 2 pm

Thematic Committee: Human Rights

Virtual meeting

Oral evidence from Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on child labour in Zimbabwe.

Tuesday 29th June at 9 am

Portfolio Committee: Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services

Hybrid of physical and virtual meeting

Oral evidence from Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage on unpacking the Police Amendment Bill and the Copper Control Amendment Bill.

Venue: Government Caucus Room.

Tuesday 29th June at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Local Government, Public Works and National Housing

Virtual meeting

Oral evidence from National Railways of Zimbabwe [NRZ], Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Delivery Company [ZETDC] and Hwange Colliery Company on a petition from Hwange Residents Trust on lack of service delivery in the Concession Area.

Thursday 1st July at 10 am

Thematic Committee: Peace and Security

Hybrid of physical and virtual meeting

  • Oral evidence from Zimbabwe Electoral Commission on its operational challenges and stakeholder involvement in voter education.
  • Oral evidence from National Peace and Reconciliation Commission [NPRC] on its mandate and functions.

Venue: Senate Chamber.

Portfolio Committee: Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation

Hybrid of physical and virtual meeting

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation on:

  • Progress made on implementation of the National Youth Service Programme.
  • Modalities on the disbursement of the Kurera-Ukondla Youth Fund.
  • Update on the National Youth Bill.

Other Committee Activities

The attached document, supplied by Parliament, lists what other business Parliamentary committees will be engaged in this week.

Reminder

Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can at any time send written submissions to Parliamentary committees by email addressed to clerk@parlzim.gov.zw or by letter posted to the Clerk of Parliament, P.O. Box 298, Causeway, Harare or delivered to Parliament’s Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance in Harare.

Source: Veritas

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