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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 13_DECEMBER_2011_NO._20

 

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 20

 

 

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, 13TH  DECEMBER, 2011

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Quarter past two o'clock p.m.

The Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

   
Members   Present
Baloyi A,

Bhasikiti K,

Chambati     T.S

Chamisa N

Chebundo B,

Chikwinya S,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete

W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga

E.T.C,

Chinomona

M.M

Chiota P.C

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Dongo G.Z

Dzingirai I

Dzirutwe G

Gabbuza J, G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T Goto R Gumbo J.M.

Gwiyo            C.C

Hlongwane M

  Hove S.R

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kagurabadza

M.T

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Karenyi           L

Kasukuwere    S

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Mabhena G

Machacha        C

Madubeko        J

Madzimure W

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majome F.J

Makamure      R

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami D

Mangwana M.P

Maposhere      D Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E

H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti            E

Mashakada T

Matamisa        E.E Matibe T.P

Matienga        M

Matimba T

Matonga          B

Matutu T

Mavima L.D Mazikana P.H

Mbwembwe

E

Mhashu F.G

Mhlanga A

Mkhosi

E.T.M

Mlambo M

Mnangagwa

E.D

Mnkandlha T

Moyo G

Moyo S

Mpariwa P

Mpukuta

L

Muchaur

aya P

Muchinguri

O.C. Z.

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudiwa S

Mudzuri E

Mudzuri H

Mukanduri

S.T

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi      G

Mushonga

S.L

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musundire

A.L

Musvaire W

Mutambara

AG

Mutasa

D.N.E

Mutinhiri A

Mutomba W

  Mutsekwa G.T

Muza I

Mzembi W

Navaya E

Ncube               S

Ndambakuwa F

Ndava R

Ndhlovu A

Ndlovu M. M

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Ngwenya B

Nkomo S.S

Nyakudanga O

Nyaude B

Nyoni S.G.G

Pasihomusha-

Matiza B.J

Raradza E

Rutsvara R

Sai S

Samkange

N.T.C

Sansole T.W

Saruwaka T.J.L

Shirichena E

Shoko M

Sibanda        C.C

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sibanda P.N

Sindi C

Sithole A

Tachiona M

Tshuma B

Undenge           S

Varandeni J

Zhanda T.P

Zinyemba M

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

             

 

 

                                      Apologies

Hon. Chombo I.M.C , Hon. Chidakwa W, Hon. Langa A, Hon. Kachepa N,

Hon. Ndebele G, Hon. Ziteya K

 

  1. Papers laid upon the Table-

 

    The Minister of Public Service 

 

2010 Annual Report by [Chapter 22:19]

 

             

              The Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion

 

Planning Bulletin by [Chapter 22:19]

 

 

 The Minister of Finance

 

POSB Annual Report 2010 by [Chapter 22:19]

 

             

              The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education

 

              Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 December 2010:  Harare Institute of              Technology by [Chapter 22:19]

             

 

  1. The Speaker informed all Members of Parliament that the Business of all Committees of Parliament would be adjourned on Thursday 16 December 2011  and would resume on Monday 16 January 2012.

 

 

  1. The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Prof. Mutambara moved: That Order of the             Day No.1, for today, stands over, until Order No. 13 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 22nd  November – The Deputy Minister  of Media, Information and Publicity).

 

   [Time elapsed: 3 hours 41 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 Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Prof. Mutambara moved: That Notices of Motions No.s 3 and 4, for today, stand over, until Order No. 13 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

  1. Chikwinya, seconded by Hon H. Mudzuri, moved:

 

That this House :

 

            AWARE of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) Article XIX (19) which seeks             to ensure immediate processing of all applications in terms of the Broadcasting       Services Act to achieve freedom of expression in a multi-party democracy.

 

            DESIROUS of ensuring the opening up of airwaves and ensuring the operation  of as many media houses as possible.

 

            CONDEMNING the unilateral re-appointment of the Broadcasting Authority of  Zimbabwe (BAZ) board by the Minister of Information and Publicity against the  provisions of the Broadcasting Services Act as amended in 2007.

 

            FURTHER condemning the recent irregular issuance of commercial          broadcasting licences to the two politically aligned players, that is, Zimpapers       Talk Radio and AB Communications.

 

Now therefore, resolves to:

  1. Call for the dissolution of the current BAZ Board unilaterally appointed by the Minisiter of Media, Information and Publicity on 30 September 2009.
  2. Have implementation of the provisions of BSA as amended in 2007 that provides for the BAZ Board to be appointed by His Excellency the President in consultation with the Parliamentary Standing Rules and Orders Committee.
  • Call for the immediate withdrawal of licences to Zimpapers Talk Radio and AB Communications to allow for further consultations by all stakeholders.

 

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Prof. Mutambara:  Debate          adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Bills returned from the Senate without amendments-

 

[Date received]

 

            Finance (No. 2 )Bill (H.B. 6, 2011)  Appropriation (2012)  Bill (H.B. 6, 2011)

Appropriation (2011) Amendment  Bill  (H.B. 8, 2011)..........13th December 2011.

 

  1. On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Prof. Mutambara: The House  adjourned at three minutes past six o'clock p.m.

L.N.M. MOYO

Speaker.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY,  14TH DECEMBER,  2011

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

    ♦ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

    * QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.    HON. BALOYI: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to state:

i)the measures the Ministry is taking to curb the increasing rate of raids on    livestock along the Sango and Chikwalakwala border line in Chiredzi; and ii)  the Ministry's plans in finding a lasting solution to cross border cattle rustling in the Sengwe and Matibi II communal lands.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

 

*2.         HON. SANSOLE: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the  House:

  1. whether the Ministry is aware that armed gangs from Zambia are invading the

Lower Zambezi Valley and driving out stolen herds of cattle from the

Cheziya, Makwa and Msuna areas across the Zambezi river into Zambia; and

  1. if there are any plans to increase police patrols in these areas in order to curb cattle rustling.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

 

*3.       HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the                House:

  1. i) whether it is government policy to allow audio visual material to be illegally reproduced and sold on the market as evidenced by a memorandum dated                    5/04/11 written by the Chief Staff Officer  Operations to all Police Officers                        Commanding Provinces:  Ref: INFOR DCC"Temporary  Measure: Protection of                      International

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November 2011]

 

 

*4.      HON. SULULU: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House:

  1. what action has been taken by the police to arrest violent and rowdy people who disrupted the following approved public gatherings;
  2. On 20th July 2011 in Kwekwe the United States Ambassador Charles Ray was humiliated and stopped from addressing a police cleared youth                        development meeting. The youths, journalists and the public were                         assaulted in full view of our police force;
  3. On 23rd July, 2011 Members of Parliament, from ZANU PF and two MDC formations, journalists and the public were assaulted again in full             view of our police force during the public hearing in the Government             Caucus on the Human Rights Commission Bill; and       ii)   what measures the Ministry has  put in place to avoid such embarrassing             actions from re-occurring.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

 

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

 

  1. Whether the police are acting within the law when they deliberately shatter windscreens  of  commuter omnibuses for alleged traffic offenders when there                    are other lawful ways of  arresting offending motorists;

 

  1. The risk to other road users caused by the windscreen shattered by the

Police;

 

  • The Ministry's Policy regarding vehicles with shattered windscreens remaining on the road and

 

  1. Whether the Ministry has a policy for compensating vehicles with shattered

 

windscreens.

 

 

*6.   HON. MANGAMI: To ask the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to             inform the House:

  1. i) what happened to building grants which used to be given to                  schools; and ii)if the same grants could be extended to primary schools.

 

 

Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

*7.   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

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

*8.    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.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

 

*9.     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.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

*10.     HON. MAHLANGU: To ask the Minister of 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.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

 

*11.     HON. JIRI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, to explain  why

 

 

 

            i)  Chivhu District Hospital has no casualty department
 

 

            ii) There is still a shortage of doctors.
                iii ) Nharira Hospital has not been furbished and what the Ministry's plans
 

 

            are regarding refurbishment of this hospital and
              iv ) Private health providers are charging exorbitant fees  for X-rays,
              Blood Tests and  refuse to accept Premier Medical Aid Services
 

 

            membership cards.
*12. 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.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

*13. 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.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

*14.   HON. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation           Development to explain how the US$70 million restocking fund allocated in the           2011 financial year was distributed to the Provinces.

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November 2011]

 

*15.   HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation                  Development to explain what plans the ministry has to address the Cold Storage              Commission workers' plight considering that the workers have not been paid their                salaries for some time.

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

 

*16. HON. MANGAMI: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

Development to inform the House

  1. i) if there are any plans to build a silo in the Midlands Province and if so when this would happen:  ii) the ratio of farmers to AREX Offices in the country: and iii) how the Ministry intends to employ qualified officers who currently are not

 

                                                                                               [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November  2011]

 

*17. HON. GARADHI: To ask the Ministry of Local Government, Urban and Rural

Development to explain the Ministry's position with regards to former Golden           Kopje Mine employees who are being evicted by Chinhoyi City Council because of              their party affiliation.

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

 

*18.  HON. GARADHI: To ask the Ministry of Local Government, Urban and Rural

Development to explain the circumstances surrounding the reinstatement of            Chinhoyi City Council Town Clerk who was found guilty of corruption and was               fired but is still in office, purportedly  because of orders from the the Ministry.

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

             

 

*19. HON. MANGAMI: To ask the Minister of Public Service to inform the House

  1. i) how long one is expected to remain in an acting capacity before confirmation can be done in the Ministry of Education for example; and ii) the relevance of the RBM in view of the current demoralisation of workers  who are not rewarded for their performance.

 

                                                                                               [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

 

 

*20.    HON. GARADHI: To ask the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development to explain            the Ministry's plans regarding the resuscitation of Alaska smelting plant whose            closure has had a negative impact on the people's lives both socially and                          economically

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November  2011]

 

*21.    HON JIRI:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain to the            House why service station operators are required to pay for various licenses for               example council, fire, environment and energy while their profits margin are as              small as $0.05 per litre.

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

 

 

 

*22.     HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Finance  to explain how ministries which                    receive budget transfers late in November or December could utilise the budget              allocation meaningfully before the expiry of the financial year without             surrendering the funds back to treasury.

 

 

                                                                                             [Deferred from,Wednesday 23rd  November 2011]

 

*23.    HON.CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities to

inform the House  how many government houses have been constructed or                 purchased by government from 1980 to date and if  the Minister could give a              breakdown of the houses by Province; and

 

                                                                                                [Transferred, Wednesday 23rd November 2011]

 

*24.     HON. JIRI : To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to                inform  the  House what  the Ministry's plans are  regarding the maintenance of                the following  roads  from Nharira bridge to Sadza and Dorowa Mine.

 

*25.     HON. SANSOLE :  To ask the Minister of Youth Development, indigenisation and

Empowerment to explain

  1. i) The criteria used in the disbursement of funds under the Youth Development Fund and            ii) to explain  why, according to the list of beneficiaries published in the Herald of                      6th October 2011, Matebeleland North had only 7 beneficiaries, while other                            provinces such as Harare (152) Mashonaland Central (85), Mashonaland  East                (70), Mashonaland West (70) Masvingo (71), Midlands (73), Bulawayo (38) and                  Matebeleland South (47).

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

  1. HON. GWIYO

HON. ZINYEMBA

THAT WHEREAS, Section 13(1) of the Privileges, Immunities and Powers of  Parliament Act [Chapter 2:08] states that if a witness appears before a Committee  of Parliament and answers fully and faithfully all questions put to him, the           witness shall be entitled to apply for and be issued with a certificate by the  Speaker or the Chairman of the Committee, as the case may be, stating that the  witness was upon his examination so required to answer and did so answer all        such questions;

 

            WHEREAS the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service,         Labour and Social  Welfare, Hon. Zinyemba, has issued a Certificate of Privilege            in favour of Mr. Lovemore Vambe who had been suspended by Willowvale      Mazda Motor Industries for statements made to the Committee during an oral  evidence session held on the 14th of November 2011;

 

            AND WHEREAS Section 13(3) of the Privileges, Immunities and Powers of  Parliament Act [Chapter 2:08] states that a certificate issued in terms of  subsection (1) shall not be produced unless the production has been authorized by

Parliament; and

 

            NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 13(3) of the Privileges, Immunities and            Powers of Parliament Act Chapter 2:08, this House resolves that the issuance and

production of the aforesaid certificate be approved.

 

 

2. HON. KARENYI  HON.  KAPESA

 

 

That this House takes note of the Report on the Third Quarter Budget  Performance of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban  Development for the year 2011.

 

  1.  HON. R. MOYO

             HON. N. NEMADZIVA

 

That this House:

 

AWARE that Air Zimbabwe has been operating at a loss since 1990.

 

CONCERNED that  the current majority shareholder which is the Government of     Zimbabwe has failed to initiate a sound turnaround strategy for this parastatal,

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that  the current fleet is is old, outdated and beyond   resuscitation,

WORRIED by the serious erosion of brand Zimbabwe by the airline nationally   and internationally.

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Government of Zimbabwe to;  i) put the current fleet to pasture; and

  1.            ii) privatize Air Zimbabwe;

 

  1. ADJOURNED debate on the motion on the unilateral reappointment of the          Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe Board by the Minister of Information and          Publicity (Adjourned 13th December – The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof.

            Mutambara).

 

[Day elapsed:  1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House :

 

            AWARE of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) Article XIX (19) which seeks             to ensure immediate processing of all applications in terms of the Broadcasting       Services Act to achieve freedom of expression in a multi-party democracy.

 

            DESIROUS of ensuring the opening up of airwaves and ensuring the operation  of as many media houses as possible.

 

            CONDEMNING the unilateral re-appointment of the Broadcasting Authority of  Zimbabwe (BAZ) board by the Minister of Information and Publicity against the  provisions of the Broadcasting Services Act as amended in 2007.

 

            FURTHER condemning the recent irregular issuance of commercial          broadcasting licences to the two politically aligned players, that is, Zimpapers       Talk Radio and AB Communications.

 

Now therefore, resolves to: iv) Call for the dissolution of the current BAZ Board unilaterally appointed by the Minisiter of Media, Information and Publicity  on 30 September 2009.

  1. v) Have implementation of the provisions of BSA as amended in 2007 that provides for the BAZ Board to be appointed by His Excellency the President in consultation with the Parliamentary Standing Rules and Orders Committee. vi) Call for the immediate withdrawal of licences to Zimpapers Talk Radio and AB Communications to allow for further consultations by all stakeholders - Chikwinya

 

5.         HON. TSHUMA             HON.  MUSHONGA

 

That this House:

 

NOTING the universal principles of etiquette and decorum observed by    legislatures to ensure that the institution of Parliament maintains its integrity:

 

AWARE, therefore, that Officers of Parliament are bound by values of honesty,  integrity, professionalism and respect;

 

            DISTURBED by the blatant failure to uphold the aforementioned values by the       Clerk of Parliament, Mr Austin Zvoma, as demonstrated by the following          misdemeanors which brought the image of the Parliament of Zimbabwe into  dispute;

 

  1. Failure to conduct elections of the Speaker on 25th August 2008 in            accordance to  section 39 of the Constitution and Standing Order No. 6 as              noted by the Supreme Court Ruling nullifying the afore election.

 

  1. Unprocedurally and unilaterally deferring the sitting of the House of

Assembly on 22nd March 2011,

 

  • Disdain for the legal advice from the Attorney General regarding the           status of the Matobo North Constituency following the Supreme Court's             Ruling  on the 2008 election of the Speaker of the House of Assembly.

 

  1. Condescending attitude towards Honorable Members of this August                     House and in particular, the Office of the Speaker.

 

  1. Issuance of press statements contemptuous of Honourable Members of                this House, and:

 

  1. Tempering with the records of the proceedings of this House by

expunging some material from the Hansard of 29 March 2011 without the            authority of the House;

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, this House places on record its disapproval of the outward  behaviour and actions exhibited by the Clerk of Parliament, Mr Austin Zvoma,           and further resolves to invoke provisions of 48 (2) of the Constitution of            Zimbabwe to dismiss Mr Austin Zvoma from the service of Parliament forthwith         through a secret ballot process. 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Minister of Public Service Hon. Prof. Mukonoweshuro  (Adjourned  1st   December  – The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara).

 

[Days elapsed:  5]

 

            Question proposed:  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. -  Hon. Dumbu

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan African

Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters  (Adjourned  1st   December – (The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof.

Mutambara).

[Days elapsed:  4]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report on the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters workshop that was held in Gaborone Botswana in July 2011 to promote the involvement of the committee and members of Parliament on Trade, Customs and Immigration in Regional Integration efforts – Hon. Mutomba.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010 (Adjourned 1st   December – The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

 

[Days elapsed:  3]

 

            Question proposed:  That this House:

            COGNIZANT  of the  need to publish in the  gazette and to enforce all             delegated legislation in conformity with the relevant Principal Acts;

 

DISTURBED that the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General)  Regulations

Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010, as read with the minimum requirements for

Indigenisation Implementation Plans for businesses in the  mining sector GN  114/2011, do not conform with the Government's Policy of economic revival         which aims at  encouraging Direct Foreign Investment;

 

CONCERNED that the responsible Minister promulgated the Indigenisation          Empowerment Regulations without due regard for private enterprises and            industries which are critical for Zimbabwe's  economic recovery;

 

CONDEMNING the practice by the responsible Minister to invoke            delegated legislation on foreign owned companies without Cabinet Authority, in  contravention of bilateral agreements, a situation which puts the Government's  credibility into disrepute;

 

NOW THEREFORE, resolves that the responsible Minister withdraws forthwith the Indigenisation and Empowerment Regulations and replaces them with revised versions which address  broad based empowerment programmes – Hon. Musundire.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the unconstitutional statements made by some Service Chiefs. (Adjourned 1st   December – The Deputy Prime Minister Hon

Prof. Mutambara)                          

 

 [Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House  taking note of the provisions of the

Constitution, the Defence Act; Chapter 11.02, the Police Act Chapter 11.10, Prison Act Chapter 7.11 and the Public Service Act Chapter 11.04 which all demand neutrality of the military, police and prison officers and the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) as well as ordinary civil servants

 

          NOTING FURTHER THE provisions of Article XIII of the GPA  which

requires neutrality and de-politicization of state organs and  state institutions.

 

            CONCERNED  by recent statements by some Service Chiefs

            NOW, THEREFORE, this House

 

  1. Condemns the unconstitutional and treasonous statements that bring into disrepute the professional institutions of the Army and the Police.

 

  1. Requests the relevant institutions to reaffirm their loyalty to the constitution

and the laws of Zimbabwe and

 

  1. Directs relevant authorities to carry out investigations into the said utterances and the unconstitutional statements and make such findings public. -                   Chikwinya

 

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

Mines  and Energy on the state of affairs at Shabani  Mashava Mine (S.C.10,

                                           2011) (Adjourned 25th October - Hon. Gonese)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

 

           Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the

Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the State of Affairs at     Shabani-Mashava Mines (S.C.10, 2011). - Hon Chindori-Chininga

 

 

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

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 22nd                  November – The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof Mutambara).

 

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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. SECOND READING : National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 10,    2010) -  The Minister of Industry and Commerce. 

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

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