Open Meetings : Week Ending 8th October – Committees Series 36/2021

This week only three urgent committee meetings are scheduled – on account of the imminent opening of the Fourth Session of the present Parliament on Thursday 7th October. Two of the meetings are open to the public. [The closed meeting is of the full Public Accounts Committee to consider the draft report on the explanations offered to the Committee by the State-owned Enterprises and Parastatals that failed to submit their 2019 annual accounts to the Auditor-General by the statutory deadline.] The two open meetings are listed below.

How to Follow Open Meetings on the ZOOM Platform

For assistance in following the proceedings in open meetings on the ZOOM platform as observers, interested persons should contact the following for the meeting IDs and passcode: Parliament’s Public Relations Office, Tel: +263 242 700181-6 or +263 242 252936 – 55.

Monday 4th October at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Lands, Agriculture

Oral evidence on the engagement of the ARDA Chief Executive Officer from (1) the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement and (2) Agricultural and Rural Development Authority [ARDA].

Friday 8th October at 10 am

Public Accounts Committee: Sub-committee on Local Authorities’ Accounts

Oral evidence on issues raised in 2019 Auditor General’s Report from the following Local Authorities:

  • Chiredzi Town Council;
  • Shurugwi Town Council; and
  • Chinhoyi Municipality.

Note: The Auditor-General’s Report is available on the Veritas website.


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