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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 12_NOVEMBER_2009_NO._10

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 10

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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SECOND SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

 

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THURSDAY, 12TH NOVEMBER 2009

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Quarter past Two o’clock p.m

The Acting Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

Baloyi A,

Cross E.G

Khumalo N.M,

Madamombe S Madubeko J Mangena J

Maramba P.H

Matimba T

Matshalaga O Mbwembwe E

Mudau M

Munjeyi G

Mutambara AG

Navava E

Ncube S Nyamupinga B.B

Shoko M

Sithole A

Zinyemba M

Ziteya                                                                                                                                              K.S

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave

Hon W.K Chidhakwa

Hon Dr O.N Muchena

Hon G. Dzirutwe

Hon T. Huruba

Hon S. Mahoka

Hon J. Majome

Hon T. Matamisa

Hon W. Nezi

Hon B.J Pasihomusha-Matiza

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that Hon. Members attending the Medium Term Plan half day workshop at the Harare International Conference Centre, on Monday, 16 November 2009 would be catered for as from Sunday 15 November 2009 at the Rainbow Towers.

 

  1. On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof Mutambara the House adjourned at seventeen minutes past two o’clock p.m. until Tuesday, 17th November 2009 at a quarter past two in the afternoon.

 

M.N. KHUMALO

Acting Speaker.

 

 

TUESDAY, 17TH NOVMBER 2009

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. SECOND READING: Public Finance Management Bill (H.B. 9, 2009)-The Minister of Finance

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the SECOND READING of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill (H.B. 7, 2009)- (Adjourned 10th November, The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Mutambara).

 

            Question proposed:  That the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill (H.B. 7, 2009) be now read the second time- The Minister of Finance.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 11th November The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof Mutambara)

 

Question proposedThat 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. Nyamupinga.

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 50 minutes]

  1. HON. MATUTU

HON. MUCHAURAYA

 

That this House:

 

NOTING that an accurate voters roll is central and key to a credible electoral process;

 

ALARMED by the chaotic state of the voters roll in Zimbabwe as evidenced by the presence of names of deceased persons, geriatrics over 100 years old, multiple entries and a multitude of general inaccuracies;

 

CONCERNED that little action has been taken to correct the situation despite several calls to do so from various quarters;

 

CONVINCED that an audit of the voters roll is urgent and necessary to ensure that future elections are credible;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls upon the inclusive government to immediately carry out a comprehensive audit of the voters roll to rid it of all inaccuracies and irregularities.

 

  1. HON MUNGOFA

HON SHIRICHENA

 

That this House takes note of the report of the Observer Mission to Botswana on the SADC Parliamentary Forum Interim Statement regarding the Botswana General Elections held on 16th October 2009.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the National Hero, Senator Richard

Chemist Hove (Adjourned 11th November 2009-The Deputy Prime Minister

Hon Prof Mutambara)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House expresses its sympathies on the untimely death of the National Hero, Senator Richard Chemist Hove on 22nd August 2009 and resolves that its condolences be conveyed to the family of the late Hon Senator Hon Ziyambi.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion to bring in a Bill to amend the Public Order and

Security Act [Chapter 11:17] (Adjourned 11th November 2009-The Deputy

Prime Minister Hon Prof Mutambara)

 

[Days elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to amend the Public

Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17] to ensure that the public gatherings are

regulated in a manner that will allow Zimbabweans to fully exercise their fundamental democratic right to engage, to express themselves through the medium of peaceful assembly and association and the Bill will also clarify some of the existing provisions in the current Act-Hon Gonese.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the criteria used to declare national heroes and heroines (Adjourned 4th November 2009 The Deputy Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment).

 

[Days elapsed: 2]       Question proposed: That this House:

 

DISTURBED by the current situation where national heroes and heroines are declared in a partisan and biased manner;

 

NOTING that several deserving Zimbabweans have not been accorded the heroes and heroines status;

 

CONVINCED that it is undesirable for the organ of a political party to determine such national issues;

 

ACCEPTING that an objective and bipartisan process will restore confidence in the process;

 

NOW THEREFORE this House resolves to set up a committee, which will examine the matter and make appropriate recommendations to the House- Hon F.M Sibanda.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the first report of the Public Accounts Committee (Adjourned 3rd November 2009 The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Days elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the first report of the Public Accounts Committee on the State of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s Office (S.C.2, 2009)- Hon Mashakada.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development – (Adjourned 22nd October The Deputy Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment).

 

[Days elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the operations of ZINARA (S.C. 1, 2009)- Hon Chebundo

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 18TH NOVEMBER 2009 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦   

 

 QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
* QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.  

 

HON. CHIMBETETE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development to explain the reason for the delays in the surfacing of the Binhanya Road which runs from Nyanga to Ruwange and to assure this House that the Ministry has budgeted for its surfacing in the coming budget for 2010.

[Deferred from Wednesday 21st October] 

 

*2. HON. CHIMBETETE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform this House what measures the Ministry is putting in place to prevent carnage at Tombo One, which has become a black spot following a number of fatal accidents in that area dating as far back as 1991 to the latest one this year.

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

*3.

 

HON. CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why the Odzani Jombe to Mutare road has not been surfaced as a matter of priority in view of the fact that since 2005 quarry stones and gravel were already piled at the Honde River Bridge.

[Deferred from Wednesday 21st October] 

 

*4.

 

HON. MARAMWIDZE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development when the surfacing of the Gutu/Buhera road would be completed.

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

 

*5.

 

HON. CROSS:  To ask the Minister of Finance to:

i)        inform the House the total cost incurred in the setting up of Toll Gates on all major roads; ii)   indicate the estimated costs of the operation, the revenue collected from Toll Gates, state the amounts allocated to date for operation of the Toll Gates system ; and  iii) State the amounts allocated to ZINARA for the maintenance of the National Road Network.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

*6. HON. NDEBELE:  To ask the Minister of Finance whether he is aware that the foreign currency exchange cross rate in Matebeleland, Midlands and parts of Masvingo Provinces is US$1 to R7.50 and to state what the Ministry is doing to remedy the situation.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

 

*7. HON. JIRI:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to explain:
  1. Why Rural District Councils have been operating without audited financial statements over the years as evidenced by the Chikomba Rural District Council whose last audited accounts were produced in 2003.
  2. What measures the Ministry is taking to address cases of gross maladministration in the running of Council Affairs where some assets have been misappropriated over time Chikomba Rural District Council is a case in point.
  • What criteria has been used to employ the staff in the Administration of Councils and to state whether it is by merit or nepotism.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

 

*8.       HON. SHOKO: To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and Management to inform the House when the suburbs of Unit ‘O’, N, G, M, and N in Chitungwiza South Constituency would get piped water and to explain the problem being faced.

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

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BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

  1. Audit Office Bill, (H.B. 10, 2009)- The Minister of Finance (referred 4th November 2009).

 

  1. Financial Adjustments Bill, (H.B.8, 2009) The Minister of Finance (referred 4th November 2009).

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

Monday, 16 November, 2009

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 311

 

NATURAL RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM: Hon P. Dube

(Chairperson), Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chinomona, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Kachepa, Hon.

Karenyi, Hon. Machacha, Hon. Mahoka, Hon. Marima, Hon. Matienga, Hon. Mazikana, Hon Mkhosi, Hon. Ndambakuwa, Hon. Nezi, Hon. Saruwaka, Hon. Shoko M, Hon. C.C Sibanda, Hon. P.N SibandaClerk Mr. Ndlovu.

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 4

 

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS:  Hon. Mashakada (Chairperson), Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chikava, Hon. Hove, Hon. Mangena, Hon. Matiza, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Muguti, Hon. Musundire, Hon. Sai, Hon. Sululu, Clerk – Mrs Nyawo.

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 3

 

HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:  Hon. Bhebhe A

(Chairperson), Hon. Chanetsa, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Dumbu, Hon. Khumalo Martin, Hon. Kumalo Marvellous, Hon. Mafios, Hon. Maramwidze, Hon. Matamisa, Hon.

Matibenga, Hon. Mguni N, Hon. Mnkandla, Hon. Muza, Hon. S.M. Ncube, Hon. Ndhlovu A, Hon. Zhuwao, Clerk – Miss Mudavanhu.

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 1

 

Transport and Infrastructure Development:  Hon. Chebundo (Chairperson), Hon. Baloyi, Hon. Chanetsa, Hon. Dongo, Hon. Dzirutwe, Hon. Huruba, Hon.

Machacha, Hon. Madamombe, Hon. Mandebvu, Hon. Mhlanga,                                                                  Hon. Mushore, Hon. Ncube S, Hon. Nyakudanga, Hon. Raradza, Hon. Rutsvara,

Clerk - Ms Macheza

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 311

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND NATIONAL HOUSING:  Hon. Mupukuta (Chairperson) Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Chirume, Hon. Chimbetete, Hon. Jiri, Hon. Kachepa, Hon. Mabhena, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Ndambakuwa, Hon. Ndebele G, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Shirichena, Hon. Sindi, Clerk – Mr Mazani.

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 1

 

PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE:  Hon. Zinyemba

(Chairperson), Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chimanikire, Hon. Chirongwe, Hon. Chivamba, Hon. Goto, Hon. Khumalo T, Hon. Khumalo S.S, Hon. Mudau, Hon. Sai, Hon.

Sibanda F.M. Clerk – Ms Mushunje

 

Tuesday, 17 November, 2009

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 4

 

AGRICULTURE, WATER, LANDS AND RESETTLEMENT: Hon. Jiri (Chairperson), Hon. Chinomona, Hon Denga, Hon. Dube P, Hon. Katsande, Hon. Madamombe, Hon.

Mahoka, Hon. Makamure, Hon. Makuyana, Hon. Mkhosi E, Hon. Mlambo, Hon.

Mlilo, Hon. Raradza, Hon. Sai, Hon. Varandeni, Hon. ZhandaClerk - Mr. Ndlovu.

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 311

 

INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE: Hon. Mutomba (Chairperson), Hon. Chihota, Hon. Chinyadza, Hon. Dube C, Hon. Dube P, Hon. Hove, Hon. Kanzama, Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Matshalaga, Hon. Madzimure, Hon. Masukume, Hon. Mavima, Hon. Mharadza, Hon. Nyaude, Hon. Sansole, Hon. Sithole, Clerk – Mr. Ratsakatika.

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 1

 

HEALTH AND CHILD WELFARE: Hon. Parirenyatwa D (Chairpeson), Hon.

Chebundo, Hon. Chikava, Hon. Dube M, Hon. Kachepa, Hon. Karenyi, Hon.

Makuyana, Hon. Maramba, Hon. Matshalaga, Hon. Mudavanhu, Hon. Masukume, Hon. Munengami, Hon. Ndebele G, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Shoko H- Clerk- Ms.

Mukono

 

At 0945 hours in Committee Room No. 2

 

STATE ENTERPRISES AND PARASTATALS MANAGEMENT:  Hon. Mavima

(Chairperson), Hon. Chikwinya, Hon. Denga, Hon. Kagurabadza, Hon. Matibe, Hon.

Mavima, Hon. Maramba, Hon. Mlilo, Hon. Mkhosi E, Hon. Mushore, Hon. Ndava, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Ziteya, Hon. Ziyambi.

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No 413

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, RURAL AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT:  Hon. Karenyi

(Chairperson), Hon. Baloyi, Hon. Karenyi, Hon. Chikwinya, Hon.Chinomona, Hon.

Dube M, Hon. Garandi, Hon. Kanzama, Hon. Kapesa, Hon. Matimba, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Musvaire, Hon. Mudau, Hon. Mkandla T.Z, Hon. Nyakudanga, Hon. Samkange.

 

 

 

 

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