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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 04 OCTOBER 2011 NO. 05

 

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 5

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH  SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

 

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TUESDAY 4TH   OCTOBER 2011

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Quarter past two o'clock p.m. The Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members     Present
Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Chaderopa

Chambati T.S

Chibaya

Chidhakwa W.K

Chikava B,

Chimbetete W.M Chimhini D.A,

Chinomona M.M

Chinyadza W

F

A

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dongo G.Z

Dumbu F

Dzingirai I

Dzirutwe G

Garadhi S

Goto R

Gwiyo           C.C

Haritatos P

Hove S.R

Huruba T

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa                 N

Kagurabadza M.T

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Karenyi L

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo S.S,

Kumalo M

Mabhena G

Machacha              C                                      Mudiwa S                                           Nyaude B

Madubeko              J                                      Mudzuri E                                          Rutsvara R

Madzimure          W                                      Mudzuri H                                          Sai S

Madzore P                                                     Munengami       F                             Samkange N.T.C

Mahlangu T                                                   Mungofa P.T                                     Sansole T.W

Mandebvu N.T                                              Munjeyi            G                               Saruwaka T.J.L

Mangami              D                                      Mushonga S.L                                   Shirichena E

Mangena J                                                      Mushore L                                          Shoko H

Maposhere            D                                      Musumbu E                                        Shoko M

Matibe T.P                                                      Musundire A.L                                 Sibanda       C.C

Matibenga L.G

Matienga              M

Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Mazikana           P.H

Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Musvaire W

Mutomba W

Muza I

Mwonzora D.T

Navaya E

Ncube S

Ndava R

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sibanda P.N

Sindi C

Tachiona

Tazviona R

Undenge

M

S

Moyo E                                                          Ndebele G                                          Varandeni J

Moyo G                                                          Ndhlovu A                                         Zhanda T.P

Moyo R                                                          Nemadziva N                                      Zhuwao P

Moyo S                                                          Nezi W                                                Zinyemba M

Muchauraya P                                               Ngwenya B                                         Zwizwai M.

Mudarikwa S                                                 Nyakudanga O

Printed by Order of the House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absent with leave

Hon. Chivamba K, Hon. Chitima A, Hon. Khumalo N. M, Hon. Majome J, Hon.

Maramba P.H, Hon. Masaiti E, Hon. Matamisa E, Hon. Matshalaga O, Hon.

Mombeshora, Hon. Ndhlovu A, Hon. Nkomo S. S,  Hon. Sululu A 

 

 

  1. The Speaker made an announcement regarding a Joint Caucus Meeting to be held on Wednesday 5 October 2011 in the House of Assembly Chamber at 9 o'clock in the morning.

 

 

  1. The Deputy Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion moved: That Notices of Motions No.s 1 to 5 for today, stand over, until Order No. 13, for today, has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

  1. Bhasikiti seconded by Hon. Chikava moved:   That the condolence motion on the death of  Solomon Mujuru which was superseded  by a lack quorum  be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 43.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

  1. The Deputy Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion moved:

That Notices of Motions No.s 7 and No. 8, for today, stand over, until Order No. 13, for today, has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Matimba seconded by Hon. Karenyi moved: That the motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Urban and Rural Development on the Public Hearings on the State of Service Delivery by the Municipalities of Harare, Chitungwiza and Norton (S. C.6, 2010) which was superseded by prorogation of the Third  Session of the Seventh Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 43 .

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs moved:  That Notice of Motion No. 10 for today, stand over, until Order No. 13, for today, has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

             

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 22nd  September – The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

      [Time Elapsed: 3 hours 06 minutes]

 

Question again proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows:-

 

May it please you, your Excellency, the President:

 

We, the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament – Hon Zhuwao

 

On the motion of the Minister  of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the alleged corruption involving the National

Soccer Team – (adjourned 22nd September – Deputy Minister of Women's             Affairs Gender and Community Development).

 

       [Day elapsed 1]

 

Question again proposed:

 

THAT WHEREAS sport unifies the people for the world and Zimbabweans in  particular, sport plays an integral role in building a fit body that forms a basis             for a strong mind.

 

AND WHEREAS sport has become a big business and therefore needs proper            attention like any economic sector in the country and has to be developed and        run professionally and ethically.

 

CONCERNED by the manner in which government through the Ministry of           Education, Sports and Culture has failed to come up with a comprehensive        sports  policy that  creates the conducive environment for sports development  and advancement.

 

AWARE of the FIFA statutes that guarantee the independence of the soccer    bodies affiliated to it as far as interference is concerned.

 

SHOCKED by the negative responses of the Sports and Recreation

Commission,  Zimbabwe Football Association and the police towards the  reports      of corruption involving the national soccer team  which is rife.

 

NOW THEREFORE this House resolves,

 

  1. That a Committee of this House be established to investigate and make recommendations on the following:

 

  1. the role of the Ministry of Education Sport, Arts and Culture in Sport and make recommendations on the following; and
  2. the role played by the Sports and Recreation Commission and ZIFA in the commission of the Asiagate scandal.

 

  1. that all administrators implicated in the commission of corruption in soccer be referred to the police and the Anti-Corruption Commission- Madzimure.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister  of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs : The House adjourned at ten minutes to three o'clock p.m.

 

L.N.M. MOYO

Speaker

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 5TH  OCTOBER,  2011

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

* QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.       HON SIBANDA F.M: To ask the Minister of Finance to inform the House:

  1. i)          the Ministry's policy as regards the allegedly soiled USD notes that some   shops, particularly O.K. Zimbabwe in Bindura, have not accepted as a     result of the Bindura Standard Bank's refusal to bank these notes,              ii)        how the community should react to this unwarranted behaviour by    such banks and stores.
  • whether the nation should suffer at their hands simply because                      Zimbabwe does not print the currency.

 

  1. how the Ministry in particular and government in general are                  protecting the suffering masses in this regard.
  2. how far this anomaly has spread in Zimbabwe.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 21st  September, 2011]

 

*2.       HON CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Finance to inform the House how the Ministry intends to deal with banks that are exploiting clients through high bank charges and not paying out any meaningful interests.

 

*3.       HON JIRI: To ask the Ministry of Finance to explain to the House :

 

  1.   i)  Why they are failing to give change to customers after  purchasing goods and        resort to credit notes and sweets.
 

 

 

  ii) Why retail shops are short changing people through fixed exchange rates.
*4.

 

 

HON. D SIBANDA: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain:

i)  why  records of birth certificates  for all  districts in the country dating as far     back as 1982  are  only kept in Harare, a situation which forces people to travel     that far to get these valuable documents; and ii) why the Ministry is not entering data on such birth certificates into the      computer for easy access by  the Provinces.

*5. HON SITHOLE: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain to the House:

i)      the criteria  used in allocating new vehicles to relevant police stations countrywide; and

ii)    how the Ministry expects Rural Police Stations to operate effectively when they do not have vehicles at their disposal as is the case with Ndali Police Station in Chiredzi District of Masvingo Province.

 

 

 
*6. HON. CHIMHINI : To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs whether the Ministry  could consider deploying traffic police to alleviate the problems faced by the members of the public due to the increase in traffic volumes and failure by  motorists to observe traffic regulations during peak hours.

 

 

*7.    HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to  quantify the contribution to the GDP by the Arts and Culture sector and inform the House how the Ministry intends to promote this sector which has the potential to generate revenue for the fiscus.

 

*8.       HON. MAHLANGU: To ask the Minister Education, Sports, Arts and Culture to inform the House:

  1. i) what the Ministry has done so far in accelerating the achievement of Millennium Development Goal No. 2 (MDG2); ii) the Ministry's progress in achieving this goal by 2015;
  • the challenges being faced by the Ministry in achieving this goal; and
  1. what the Ministry is doing to overcome these challenges.

 

*9.       HON CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Labour and Social  Service to inform the  House whether there are any plans to increase the survivors pension fund payout  since the current amount is paltry.

 

*10.    HON. MAHLANGU: To ask the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare to explain to            the House:

  1. How much Beam allocation has been disbursed to Bulawayo Province so far this year and a  breakdown for each constituency;
  2. The criteria used to select the beneficiaries of the fund and state who does it; and
  • advise the House on the control mechanisms put in place by the Ministry to ensure  that the Ministry  curbs corruption and that the money is disbursed on a       non-partisan basis.

 

*11.   HON. MAHLANGU: To ask the Minister Labour and Social Welfare to inform the

House:

  1. i) what the Ministry has done to ensure that sufficient funding is available to all the Ministries in order to accelerate the achievement of MDGs; ii) whether the country is on track in achieving Millennium Development Goals      by 2015;
  • what the Ministry has done so far in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals 1  and 8;
  1. the challenges being faced by the Ministry in realising these MDGs and what the Ministry is doing to overcome them;
  2. what the Ministry is doing to ensure that it engages the Members of Parliament on the MDGs for their representative function and budget scrutiny; and
  3. how the amount of money hat has been availed so far by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other developmental partners,                  including the Government to ensure the achievement of the MDGs by 2015.

 

*12.   HON. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of State in the President's Office to explain           to the House why the following members of the Central Intelligence           Organisation have been allowed to hold political party positions as Central           Committee Members of ZANU PF whilst they are still in full-time employment of           the state:

 

Tabeth Kanengoni from Mashonaland Central          Jesca Chidza from Manicaland

Lazma Humbe from Manicaland

 

*13.    HON. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to inform to the House :

  1. Why the Zimbabwe Government is refusing to handover Protais Mpiranya who was the commander of the Rwandan Army's Presidential Guards during the Rwandan Genocide and to explain
  2. the government policy on genocide perpetrators in Rwanda and Ethiopia particularly those who committed rape, sexual offences including violence and murder.

 

*14.       HON. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and                Irrigation  Development to explain to the House:

  1. why the barley tobacco delivered to the auction floors has not been

purchased;

  1. what assurances the government is giving to ensure our barley tobacco farmers are encouraged to continue growing more barley tobacco; and             iii) whether the government has an intervention strategy in as far as the growing                  of barley tobacco is concerned.

 

*15.      HON SULULU:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation              Development to inform the House weather:

  1. i) ARDA Silobela is still under the Ministry or now privately owned; ii) the benefits accrued by the local people from the operations of ARDA silobela;

iii) who the beneficiaries of the outputs from ARDA; and iv) whether the money from its operations is disbursed to the Treasury.

 

*16.      HON. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to explain to              the House the  government policy  regarding all nurses graduating from              government training institutions and programmes which are not related to              conditions of the government bonding scheme.

 

*17.     HON. MAHLANGU: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the

House:

  1. what strides the Ministry has taken to ensure that Mpilo and Central Hospitals improve the state of health delivery system which of late has been a cause of concern for  Bulawayo residents and those in surrounding areas;
  2. what the Ministry is doing to curb corruption which has seriously affected the state of delivery system in the two hospitals; and
  • when the Ministry is going to to start building a third referral hospital for Bulawayo which it promised ten years ago since the current two hospitals Mpilo and Central are failing to cope with the increasing number of patients.

 

 

*18.     HON. MAHLANGU: To ask the Minister Health and Child Welfare to inform the

House:

  1. what the Ministry has done so far to ensure that it achieves Millennium Development Goal 4, 5 and 6 (MDGs) which relate to reducing child mortality,     improving maternal health and combating HIV and AIDS, malaria and other     diseases by 2015;
  2. the challenges the Ministry is facing in achieving these MDGs; and iii) what the Ministry is doing in to overcome these challenges and ensuring these MDGs achievable by 2015.

 

*19.     HON. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to              explain to the House why;

  1. i) Zimbabwe is the only country which mines Diamonds without any                         relevant Diamond Mining Law. ii) diamonds in SADC countries belong to the State.
    • mining companies get less than twenty percent (20%) of the

proceeds of their mining operations.

  1. there is so much secrecy in the mining companies operating in              the Chiadzwa Diamond Fields in terms of those involved and what they                         are producing and also what the state's share is.

 

*20.     HON. D. SIBANDA: To ask the Minister for Water Resources Development and        Management to inform the House when Bulawayo would have its  water supplies      pumped up from Mtshabezi Dam to alleviate the water shortages in the City .

 

*21.     HON. D. SIBANDA: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education  to inform  the House  what the government policy is as regards the  students' loans and

 

 

grants which the Ministry used to provide.
*22. HON. D. SIBANDA: To ask the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister Khupe in her
  capacity as the President of the Global Power Women Network Africa, to  to
  inform the House  what key interventions  have been advocated for in order to
  ensure that women and girls are protected from  HIV/AIDS infections.
*23. HON. D. SIBANDA: To ask the Hounorable Deputy Prime Minister Khupe, in her
  capacity as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Campaign  on the Accelerated
  Reduction of Maternal  Mortality,   to inform the House  the progress that has
  been made in scrapping the user fees as part of the millennium development goals
  aimed at improving maternal health so that t mortality rate is reduced by at least
 

 

75% by the year 2015.
*24. HON. MAHLANGU: To ask the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
  Management to inform the House:

i)                the challenges the Ministry is facing in order to achieve the Millennium     Development Goal No. 7 (MDG 7) of Ensuring Environmental Sustainability     by 2015;

ii)              what the Ministry has done so far to ensure that it overcomes these challenges;      and

iii) how much has been availed to the Ministry so far towards the achievement of      this goal (MDG 7).

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of Retired General Tapfumaneyi Ruzambo Solomon Mutusva Mujuru (Superseded by lack of quorum on 22nd September).

 

[Day elapsed:1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House expresses its profound sorrow on the sudden,  untimely and tragic death on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 of  Retired

General Tapfumaneyi  Ruzambo Solomon Mutusva Mujuru Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army and former Hon Member of Parliament;

 

PLACES on record its deepest, proud and sincere appreciation of the grand,       sterling and services par excellence the late Retired General and former

Member of Parliament rendered to the Nation;

 

JOINS the rest of the country in mourning and consoling the Hon Vice

President Amai Mujuru the widow of our hero; and

 

RESOLVES THAT its deepest and heartfelt sympathies be conveyed to the entire Mujuru family- Hon. Bhasikiti.

 

 

2.         HON CHIKWINYA         HON GONESE

 

That the motion on the unconstitutional statements made by some Service  Chiefs  which was  superseded by prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh              Parliament be  restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 43.

 

  1. HON. CHINDORI-CHININGA           HON.  KAGURABADZA

 

That the motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines          and Energy on the state of affairs at Shabani-Mashava Mines which was    superseded by prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament  be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 43 .

 

  1. HON. DUMBU

            HON. M. MATIENGA

 

That this House

 

SADDENED by the tragic and untimely death of the Honourable Minister of

Public Service and member of Parliament for Gutu South, Professor Eliphas        Mukonoweshuro on the 5th of August 2011;

 

 

NOTING that  the loss  was felt by the whole nation, which mourned a        committed and dedicated luminary of our struggle for independence,     democracy, freedom and justice;

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE  Conveys its, profound condolences to        the widow of our departed leader;

 

 

Expresses its deep sorrow and sadness at the tragic and unexpected loss of life;

 

 

Takes this opportunity to celebrate the life of a man who rendered sterling         services to the nation both before and after independence.

             

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development (Adjourned 26th September – Hon. D. Sibanda).

 

      [Day elapsed: 2]

 

            Question proposed:   That this House takes note of the First report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Urban and Rural Development on the public hearings on the state of service delivery by the Municipalities of Harare, Chitungwiza and Norton. (S.C. 6, 2010)- Hon. Matimba.

 

 

6.         THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

 

That  the National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 10, 2010) which was superseded by the prorogation of the Third  Session of the Seventh Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage at which the Bill had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 131 (1).

7.         THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

 

THAT WHEREAS, subsection 111/B of the Constitutions of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign States or governments or international organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament.

 

WHEREAS the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement was signed in Mauritius on 29th August 2009 at a signing ceremony between the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) and the European Union (EU);

 

AND WHEREAS the government of Zimbabwe is a signatory to the interim Economic Partnership Agreement, and is desirous of becoming party to the interim Economic partnership Agreement;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said Agreement is conditional upon its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of subsection  (1) of section 111B of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved for ratification.

 

 

8.         THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

 

 

THAT WHEREAS subsection (1)  o section 111B of the constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, Treaty or Agreements acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority to the President with one or more Foreign States or Governments or International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

WHEREAS the International Coffee Agreement was concluded in London, United Kingdom on 28th September 2007 at the Conference convened by the International Coffee Organisation (ICO);

 

AND WHEREAS the government of Zimbabwe is Signatory to the International Coffee Organisation, and is desirous of becoming party to the International Coffee Agreement 2007;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said Agreement is conditional upon its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective Constitutional procedures;

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of sub-section (1) of the section 111B of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved for ratification.

 

 

9.         THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

 

 

THAT WHEREAS, subsection (1) of section 111B of the constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any  convention, Treaty or Agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more Foreign States or governments  or international Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

WHEREAS the 2nd Revised Cotonou Agreement was concluded in Brussels, Belgium on 19th March 2010 at the Extraordinary Joint ACP – EU Ministerial Meeting and signed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 22nd June 2010 during the joint ACP – EU Council of Minister's;

 

AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe is signatory to the Cotonou

Agreement, and is desirous of becoming party to the 2nd revised Cotonou Agreement;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said Agreement is conditional upon

its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective constitutional  procedures;

 

NOW THEREFORE,  in terms of subsection (1) of section 111B of the Constitution, this House resolves that the afore-said Agreement be and is hereby approved for ratification.

 

10.       HON MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

 

 

            THAT WHEREAS, subsection 111 B of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides            that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or              under the authority of the President with one r more foreign states or governments  or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

            WHEREAS the Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of       Zimbabwe and the Government of the State of Kuwait was concluded in Kuwait  on 25/10/1997

 

            AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe is a signatory to the Trade

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the

Government of the State of Kuwait, and is desirous to becoming Party to the

Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the

Government of the State of Kuwait,

 

            AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said agreement is conditional upon            its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective Constitutional    procedures;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, in terms of subsection (1) of section 111 B of the  Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby  approved for ratification.

 

 

 

11.       THE MINISTER OF ECONOMIC PLANNING AND INVESTMENT

 

 THAT WHEREAS, subsection (1) of Section 111/B of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states or governments or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

WHEREAS the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran was signed on the 9th day of May 1999;

 

WHEREAS Article 13 of this Agreement provides that it shall enter into force and be binding on the date of submission of the last instrument of ratification by one Contracting Party to the other Contracting Party;

 

AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe, having signed the aforesaid

Agreement and is desirous of operationalizing it;

 

NOW THEREFORE,  the House of Assembly ratifies the same and undertakes to faithfully fulfill and carry out the stipulations therein contained.

 

 

12.       THE MINISTER OF ECONOMIC PLANNING AND INVESTMENT

 

 THAT WHEREAS, Subsection (1) of Section 111/B of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states or governments or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

WHEREAS the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Government of the Republic of Botswana was signed on the 21st March 2011;

 

WHEREAS Article 20 of this Agreement provides that it shall enter into force

thirty (30) days after the date of the letter of the two notifications;

 

AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe, having signed the aforesaid

Agreement  is desirous of operationalizing it;

 

NOW THEREFORE,  the House of Assembly ratifies the same and undertakes to faithfully fulfill and carry out the stipulations therein contained.

 

 

13.       THE MINISTER OF ECONOMIC PLANNING AND INVESTMENT

 

 THAT WHEREAS, Subsection (1) of Section 111/B of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states or governments or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

WHEREAS the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Government of the Republic of India was signed on the 10th February 1999;

 

WHEREAS Article 14 of this Agreement provides that it shall be subject to ratification and shall enter into force one month after the date of exchange of Instruments of Ratification;

 

AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe, having signed the aforesaid

Agreement  and is desirous of operationalizing it;

 

NOW THEREFORE,  the House of Assembly ratifies the same and undertakes to faithfully fulfill and carry out the stipulations therein contained.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 22nd  September – The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

      [Time Elapsed: 3 hours 06 minutes]

 

Question proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows:-

 

May it please you, your Excellency, the President:

 

We, the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament – Hon Zhuwao

 

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

THURSDAY 6TH OCTOBER  2011

 

At 1000 hrs in Committee Room No. 413

 

MEDIA, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:   Hon. S.

Moyo (Chairperson) Hon. Baloyi, Hon. Chaderopa, Hon. Hlongwane, Hon. Mandebvu, Hon. Matonga, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Mudarikwa, Hon. Jembere, Hon. Muchauraya, Hon.

Mudiwa, Hon. Musumbu, Hon. Sibanda, Hon. Varandeni, Hon. Ziyambi. ClerkMr

Mutyambizi

 

At 1000 hrs in Committee Room No. 3

 

WOMEN, YOUTH, GENDER AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

Hon Matienga (Chairperson) Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Chirume, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Dzingirayi, Hon. Goto, Hon. Kagurabadza, Hon. Masukume, Hon. Matibenga, Hon.

Matienga, Hon. Mharadza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Shirichena, Hon.

Sithole A  Clerk Mr Kunzwa

 

At 1000 hrs in Committee Room No. 4

 

EDUCATION, SPORTS AND CULTURE: Hon. Mangami -(Chairperson)

Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chihota, Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Dumbu, Hon.

Haritatos, Hon. Kumalo Marvellous, Hon. Khumalo S., Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Mangami

  1. , Hon. Mguni N, Hon. Mhashu F.G., Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Muza, Hon. S.M Ncube, Hon. Nezi, Hon. Sibanda F.M. - Clerk - Ms Chikuvire

 

At 1000 hrs in Committee Room No. 1

 

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Hon. Moyo (Chairperson) Hon. Chimbetete, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Makuyana M,

Hon.Maramwidze, Hon. Masvaire, Hon. Matibe, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Moyo R, Hon. Munjeyi, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Muza, Hon. Navaya, Hon.

Nemadziva, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Nyamudeza, Hon. Tazviona, Hon. Zhuwao, Hon. Zinyemba.   Clerk Mrs Hazvina-Mushunje.

 

 

 

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