Parliamentary Committees Series 25/2021 – Bill Watch

Open committee meetings this week [5th to Friday 9th July] ,but all meetings will be virtual

On Wednesday 30th June the Speaker made the following announcement in the National Assembly:

“Following the announcement by His Excellency the President, Dr. E. D. Mnangagwa on COVID-19 lockdown, all Committee workshops, public hearings and field visits have been suspended with immediate effect. In the event Committees have to hold urgent meetings, these should be conducted strictly on the virtual platform in order to comply with the guidelines on the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

This coming week, therefore, there will be far fewer Portfolio Committee meetings and all these meetings will be on the virtual platform. Six meetings will be in “open session” and are listed below. It will be possible to follow the proceedings on the virtual platform – anyone wishing to do so should contact Parliament’s Public Relations Office on 024 2700181 – 6 or 024 2252936 – 55 for assistance on how to do so.

Monday 5th July at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development

Oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Manpower and Development Fund [ZIMDEF] on its operations and projects.

Portfolio Committee: Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Oral evidence from the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on the ‘NO QUESTIONS ASKED POLICY” towards gold supplied to Fidelity Printers and Refineries by artisanal miners.

Monday 5th July at 2 pm

Portfolio Committee: Budget, Finance and Economic Development

Oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority [ZIMRA] Board on the filling of the vacant post of Commissioner-General.

Wednesday 7th July at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Health and Child Care

Oral evidence from the Vice-President and Minister of Health and Child Care on issues raised in the petition of the Retail Pharmacists Association for pharmacists to be considered for administrative posts in the Ministry.

Thursday 8th July at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Energy and Power Development

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Energy and Power Development on the 2021 First Quarter Budget Performance Report.

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement

Oral evidence from the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe on the payment of outstanding debts to cotton farmers.

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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