All set for hectic week in Parliament

HARARE - It will be a hectic week in Parliament as thematic and portfolio committees resume sitting today after a long break — since December 20 last year.

The august House resumed sessions at the end of last month after it adjourned in December but its committees had not yet started.

The committee meetings will open with 11 committees, including the gender, HIV and Aids, being held closed sessions to consider the draft report on gender-based violence and review government’s work plan, respectively.

This was revealed in a schedule for thematic and portfolio committee meetings for the week ended February 6 and published by Parliament.

Three other committees on transport and infrastructure development, defence, home affairs and security as well as environment, water and tourism will also meet in closed sessions.

The mines and energy committee will consider the draft report on the state of the gold sector in the country, while their higher education counterparts will review the cadetship programme.

On the other hand, members of the public will be able to attend the finance and economic development committee, which today receives oral evidence from Finance ministry and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) officials on the RBZ Debt Assumption Bill.

However, the same committee will also consider the Draft Bill Report on the RBZ Debt Assumption Bill under a closed session.

The justice and parliamentary affairs committee will also meet and at the same time as the information, and technology committee to adopt the mobile sector report.

According to the schedule, other committee meetings will take place throughout the week.

 

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