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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 12_DECEMBER_2006_NO._27

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No. 27

PARLIAMENT

  

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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SECOND SESSION – SIXTH PARLIAMENT

 

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TUESDAY, 12TH DECEMBER 2006

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

The Acting Speaker in the Chair    
 

PRAYERS.

 

Members present

 
Bidi N. Chief

Bushu S. Chief

Chamisa N

Chandengenda D. J.

Chapfika D.

Chebundo B

Chibaya A

Chidarikirre F E

Chigwedere  A S

Chikomba L

Chimanikire G Chimombe Chief G.

Chinamasa P A

Chihota P C

Chipanga T S

Chisvuure E.

Chiurayi S. M.

Damasane A.

Dokora L. D. K.

Gabbuza J. G.

Gonese I. T

Gumbo J. M.

Gwachiwa  C

Gwetu M

Kadzima P

Kangai K. M

Kanzama F

Kasukuwere S

Karimanzira D. I

Katsande A

Kaukonde R J

Khumalo N. M

Langa A

Mabika Chief J

Machaya J. M. K

Made J. M

Madubeko J

Madzimure W

Madzore P

Mahofa S. B

Majange C

Makova C W

Malinga A. M

Malisa Chief C

Maluleke T. H

Matamisa E E

Matimba K. M

Matshalaga O

Mathuthu T A

Matuke L

Matutu T

Maziriri E.  Mdlongwa E Mguni N.

Mhashu F

Mkosi E. T. M

Moyo L Mpariwa P  Mubau T.

Mudzimurema

Chief P. M

Mugabe L  Muguti E.

Mukahlera T. L. A.

Mungofa P.

Mupukuta L. S

Murerwa H. M.

Musa C. J

Mushoriwa E.

Mutiwekuziva K K

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa  C

Ncube D. M

Ncube F. D.

Ncube W

Ndlovu M M

Ndlovu S. D

Nyanhongo M H

Nyauchi E

Pote C. M Sakabuya M

Samkange N.

Sansole J

Satiya C

Shana Chief N Z J

Shumba I. M.

 

Sibanda G. J.

 

Sibindi T

Steveson B G

Zinyemba M

Ziyambi Z W I

Zwizwai M

 

 

Absent with leave

Chindori-Chininga E. T.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, with leave, moved: That provisions of Standing Orders Nos 105 and 106 regarding procedures in respect of reports from the Parliamentary Legal Committee and stages of bills respectively, be suspended in respect of the Finance (No. 2) Bill (B 14, 2006).

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Order of the Day No. 1, for today stands over until Orders of the Day Nos. 2 and 3 have been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Order of the Day No 2, for today stands over until Order of the Day No 3 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. SECOND READING: Census and Statistics Bill (B. 12, 2006) - The Minister of Finance.

 

Bill read a second time.  Committee - tomorrow.

 

  1. Reports from Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being adverse reports on the following bills -

 

Date Received

 

Finance (No. 2) Bill (H.B. 14, 2006)

 

             Appropriation (2007) Bill (H.B. 15, 2006)……………………………..12th December 2006

 

Second Reading – Today.

 

  1. SECOND READING: Finance (No. 2) Bill (B. 14, 2006) - The Minister of Finance.

 

Bill read a second time.  Committee - forthwith.

 

(House in Committee)

 

Clauses 1 to 16, put and agreed to.

 

On Clause 17,

 

The Minister of Finance moved:

 

To insert the following proviso to subsection (7):

 

“Provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, the Commissioner shall waive penalties under circumstances where the tax-payer fails to forecast profits within a ten per centum margin of error.”

 

Amendment put and agreed to.

 

Clause 17, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

Clauses 18 to 45, put and agreed to.

 

On Clause 46,

 

The Minister of Finance moved:

 

To delete in sub section (4) (a) the words “not less than ten years” and substitute “not less than two years.”

 

Amendment put and agreed to.

 

Clause 46, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

Clauses 47 to 51, put and agreed to.

 

Bill to be reported with amendments.

 

(House Resumed)

 

Bill reported with amendments. Referred to the Parliamentary Legal Committee.

 

 

  1. SECOND READING: Appropriation (2007) Bill (B. 15, 2006) - The Minister of Finance.

 

Bill read a second time.  Third Reading, forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

 

  1. SECOND READING: National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H. B. 13, 2006) - The Minister of Industry and International Trade.

 

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Industry and International Trade: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Report from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being an adverse report on the following bill -

 

Date Received

 

Finance (No. 2) Bill (H.B. 14 A, 2006)…………………………….…12th December 2006.

 

Consideration – forthwith.

 

Amendments in clauses 17 and 46 put and agreed to, and Bill, as amended adopted.

 

Third Reading, forthwith.

 

Bill read the third time.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The House               adjourned at twenty six minutes past four o’clock p.m. until Tuesday 19th December, 2006               at a  quarter past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

  1. M. Kangai

Acting Speaker

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TUESDAY, 19th DECEMBER 2006

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary

 

That

 

WHEREAS section 280(6) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Chapter 9:23] provides that the Minister of Justice. Legal and Parliamentary Affairs may, by statutory instrument amend or replace the Standard Scale of fines whenever the Minister considers such an amendment to be necessary.

 

AND WHEREAS section 280(6) provides that the statutory instrument may not be made  unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has laid before

Parliament, for its approval, a draft statutory instrument for the amendment of the 1st  Schedule to the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act;

 

NOW THEREFORE This House resolves that the said statutory instrument be and is hereby approved.

 

  1. COMMITTEE: Census and Statistics Bill (B. 12, 2006) - The Minister of Finance.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on Second Reading of the National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H. B. 13, 2006) (Adjourned 12th December 2006 - The Minister of Industry and International Trade).

 

Question proposed: That the National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H. B. 13, 2006) be now read a Second time.

 

  1. GABUZZA

HON. KATSANDE

 

That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines,

Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (S.C. 39, 2006)

 

 5.  HON. MAWERE  HON. MPARIWA

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. (S.C. 32, 2006).

  1. HON. L. MUGABE

Hon. D. M. Ncube

 

That this House-

 

NOTING the publication of the report by the investigator into the Zimbabwe congress of trade unions (ZCTU) presented to the minister of public service, labour and social welfare;

 

APPRECIATING that the report exposed and unearthed gross mismanagement and abuse of funds;

 

ALARMED by the violation of guidelines on retention of records and the opening of unauthorised bank accounts and the use of unauthorised signatories to the accounts;

 

SHOCKED by the ZCTU unconstitutional salary payments to is president, Mr. Lovemore Matombo; and the illegal dismissal of the ZCTU’s trustees;

 

AND NOW THEREFORE RESOLVES THAT,

 

  1. the minister of labour should deal with the matters in terms of section 120 of the labour act to bring order on the labour movement; and

 

  1. the trustees who had been illegally dismissed should resume their

duties with immediate effect.

 

   7.    HON. PORUSINGAZI HON. MUSHORIWA

 

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign  Affairs, Industry and International Trade on the Management Contract between Ziscosteel  and Global Steel Holdings Limited (S.C. 31, 2006).

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence

(Adjourned 6th December 2006The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

      Question proposed:

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and  Home Affairs on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Defence (S.C. 33,  2006).

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Defence (Adjourned 6th December 2006The Minister of Rural Housing and Social 

      Amenities)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:

 

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence  and Home Affairs on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Home Affairs  (S.C. 38, 2006).

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture (Adjourned 29th November 2006The Minister of Mines and Mining Development).

 

[Day elapsed 1]

 

Question proposed:

 

 That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of Science and

Technology Development (S.C. 37, 2006) – Hon. Mhashu

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion of the Second Special Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on Financial Management (S.C. 34, 2006) – (Adjourned 29th November 2006) – The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

 

[Day elapsed 1]

 

Question proposed:

 

That this House takes note of the Second Special Report of the Committee on Public

    Accounts on Financial Management in the Public Sector (S.C. 34, 2006) – Hon. Chief

Chimombe

 

  1. Adjourned Debate on motion of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture – (Adjourned 29th November 2006The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

 

[Day elapsed 1]

Question proposed:

 

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education,

Sport and Culture on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of higher and

Tertiary Education (S.C. 35, 2006) – Hon. Mhashu

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Fifth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare (Adjourned 29th November 2006The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

 Question proposed:

 

That this House takes note of the Fifth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (S.C. 26, 2006) - Hon. Chebundo

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Gender and Women’s Affairs (Adjourned 29th November 2006The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed:

 

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Youth,

Gender and Women’s Affairs on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministries of

Youth Development and Employment Creation, Women’s Affairs, Gender and

Community Development and Small and Medium Enterprise Development (S.C. 30, 2006) Hon. Mahofa

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report Of The Portfolio Committee On Education, Sport And Culture (Adjourned 7th November 2006The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

                                        [Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note Of The First Report Of The Portfolio

Committee On Education, Sport And Culture On The Half-Year Budget Performance Of The Ministry Of Education, Sport And Culture (S.C. 27, 2006) - Hon. Maluleke

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local

Government (Adjourned 7th November 2006The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio committee on Local Government on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministries of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development and Rural Housing and Social Amenities. (S.C. 28, 2006) – Hon. Zinyemba  

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of The Portfolio Committee on Justice,

Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Adjourned 7th November 2006The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of The Portfolio

Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Half-Year Budget

Performance for the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. (S.C. 29, 2006)  - Hon Chipanga  

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and

Communication,  (Adjourned 31st October 2006Hon. J. M. Gumbo)

 

[Day elapsed: 1] Question proposed:

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Communication, on the effects of the Mid-Term Monetary Policy on the supplementary budget allocations for the departments in the Ministry of Transport and Communications. (S.C. 25, 2006) – Hon. L. Mugabe

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the high levels of corruption (Adjourned 31st October 2006 J. M. Gumbo)

 

[Days elapsed 1]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED with high levels of corruption in the public and private  sectors.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED with the existence of rent-seeking activities, patronage, clientelism, racketeering, black market activities, trafficking  and  smuggling activities in the economy.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED with the high levels of asset stripping and  plundering of public and private assets.

 

THIS HOUSE calls upon government to seriously address this cancer in our society –

Hon. Madzimure

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development (Adjourned 4th October 2006The Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Day elapsed: 1] Question proposed:  

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget,

Finance and Economic Development on the Mid-Term Fiscal and Monetary Policies for 2006, (S.C. 24, 2006) - Hon. Butau

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands,

Land Reform, Resettlement and Agriculture (Adjourned 28th September 2006The

Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Land

Reform, Resettlement and Agriculture on the State of Preparedness by the Agricultural Sector for the 2006/7 Summer Crop Season (S.C. 23, 2006) – Hon Gabbuza

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the physical assault on Zimbabwe Congress of Trade

Union’s leaders (Adjourned 4th October 2006The Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed 3]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED by the savage and brutal physical assaults on Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) leaders, workers and other peace loving Zimbabweans who were exercising their democratic right to express themselves;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the degrading and inhuman conditions the arrested persons were subjected to upon their incarceration;

 

      DISTURBED by the government’s lack of tolerance for any form of dissent;

 

FURTHER DISTURBED by Government’s failure to observe international labour conventions and adhere to acceptable international standards in dealing with demonstrations;

 

      NOW THEREFORE this House:

  1. condemns the persons responsible for the physical assaults and inhuman treatment; and
  2. calls upon government to institute investigations into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book - Gonese

 

 23COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 13th DECEMBER. 2006

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

 

 QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

  1. HON. MALINGA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communication to state:
    1. how far the Government had gone in its efforts to raise the $875m needed for the installation of the Central Train Communication system;
    2. the efforts being made to improve the National Railways of Zimbabwe staff complement, which had dropped from 21 000 in 1980 to the current 9 000;
    3. the steps being taken by N.R.Z to augment the 5 338 wagons, out of a total requirement of 7 412 wagons needed to service the 2 759 km of local rail, as the shortage now threatens the importation of fertilizer and wheat.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON. MALINGA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communication to state:
    1. what the Ministry was doing to help the pensioners who use the People’s Own Savings Bank (P.O.S.B.), but find it to be un-user friendly and whether consideration could be given to the idea of preferential treatment for those above 60 years of age in order to assist them;
    2. e) whether the Ministry had plans to install benches in the banking halls for the pensioners.

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON. MUSA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communication to explain why the following roads have not been maintained:

 

  1. Mutoko – Rwenya Road
  2. Rwenya – Nyamapada Road
  3. Suswe – Mutawatawa Road
  4. Nyamuyaruka – Mazoe Bridge Road

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON MUSA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communications to state whether the Ministry has designed the Mudzi River Bridge and to advise the House when construction is likely to start on the bridge.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON MUSA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communications to table in Parliament maintenance programmes, indicating allocations for each district or area covered and to explain why road shoulders have not been maintained for years.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON. M. GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to explain the reasons why student teachers receive lower allowances than other students in other

government departments such as AREX.

 

[Transferred on Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON. M. GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain the Government Policy on contract workers and whether he is aware that some workers have worked for very long periods without contributing to the pension fund a situation which will lead to them getting nothing on retirement.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

 

WEDNESDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2006

 

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE PRESIDENT ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE TO PARLIAMENT.

 

(Addressing in terms of section 46 of the Constitution) 

 

 

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

  1. Interception of Communications Bill (H.B. 4, 2006) - The Minister of Transport and Communications – (Referred 7th November 2006)

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

MEMORANDUM

 

Bills to be transmitted to the Senate

Date Transmitted

  1. Finance (No. 2) Bill (B. 14 A, 2006)

 

  1. Appropriation (2007) Bill (H.B. 15, 2006)………………………..13th December 2006

 

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NOTICE OF MEETING

 

MONDAY 18th DECEMBER 2006

 

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS: Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga (Chairperson) Hon. Chamisa,

Hon. Chief Chimombe, Hon. Senator Gava, Hon. Kadzima, Hon. Matimba, Hon. Senator Mavhaire, Hon. Moyo L, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Ncube F D., Hon. Senator Nyoni, Hon.

Senator Patel, Hon. Satiya, Hon. Stevenson, Hon. Senator Thembani - Clerk- Mr. Daniel

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