Open Meetings Week Ending Friday 13 May: Committee Series 15/2022

Open committee and thematic meetings [meetings that are open to attendance by members of the public as observers only] are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings this week, as shown below.

Tuesday 10th May at 10 am

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

  • Physical meeting
  • Venue: Senate Chamber

Oral evidence from the from Sub-Sahara and Voedesel on their preparedness for the 2022 Tobacco Marketing Season.

Portfolio Committee: Health and Child Care

  • Physical meeting
  • Venue: National Assembly Chamber

Oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Educational Scientific Social and Culture Workers Union on the welfare of workers of the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council.

Thematic Committee: Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]

  • Virtual meeting

Oral evidence from Musasa Project on efforts to eliminate all harmful practices such as early child marriages and forced marriage for girls and women.

Thursday 12th May at 10 am

Thematic Committee: Peace and Security

  • Physical meeting
  • Venue: Senate Chamber

Oral Evidence from;

  • Ministry of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare on the measures being taken by the Ministry to mitigate food security deficit in the country.
  • Grain Marketing Board (GMB), on how the GMB ensures national food security through sustainable management of grain reserves.
  • Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Development on the promotion and sustenance of the agriculture sector to ensure food security in Zimbabwe as well as to inform the Committee on the current food security situation.

Friday 13th May at 9am

Public Accounts Committee: Sub-committee on Central Government Accounts

  • Physical meeting
  • Venue: Senate Chamber

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works on the Ministry’s 2022 Audited Accounts. This is a continuation of last week’s meeting. . The Auditor-General’s report on the accounts is available on the Veritas website.

How to Follow Virtual and Hybrid Open Meetings on the ZOOM Platform

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

Other Committee Activities This Week

Closed session meetings

Other Parliamentary committees will not be idle this week. What they will be doing in closed session is indicated in the full Schedule of Committee Meetings ­– supplied by Parliament – available on the Veritas website here .

Consultations on Child Justice Bill Targeting Children in High Schools and Junior Parliamentarians

All this week two teams of Parliamentarians and support staff will be visiting high schools in various places in all provinces to consult the target children in high schools and junior Parliamentarians on this Bill. Copies of the Bill are available for downloading on the Veritas website here. Schools to be visited are listed on the last two pages of the Schedule of Committee Meetings here .

Source: Veritas

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