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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 13_JULY_2005_NO._13

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No.13

PARLIAMENT 

OF ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE

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FIRST SESSION – SIXTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 13TH JULY 2005

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Quarter-past two o’clock p.m.

 

Acting Speaker in the Chair.

 

PRAYERS.

 

 

Members Present

N.B. Printer please insert all ticked names in column form. 

 

Absent with leave

 

Buka F Chiwewe W.

Kaukonde R. J

Mathuthu T.A

Mutezo M.T.A

Nyanhongo H.M

Nguni S.R

Sakabuya M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

  1. Paper laid upon the Table -

 

Mr. J. M. Gumbo

 

Report of the delegation to the SADC Parliamentary Forum Observation Mission to the 2005 Mauritius Parliamentary Elections held on 3rd July 2005.

 

  1. The Acting Speaker made an announcement that the Standing Rules and Orders Committee meeting, which was scheduled for Thursday 13th July 2005, had been postponed to Monday 18 July 2005.

 

  1. Questions without Notice.

 

  1. Questions with Notice.

 

 

  1. Mr J. M Gumbo, seconded by Mrs Matamisa, moved: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the SADC Parliamentary Forum Observation Mission to the 2005 Mauritius Parliamentary Elections held on 3rd July 2005.

And it being six o’clock pm, the Acting Speaker interrupted business under consideration in terms of Standing Order 33 (2)

Debate to resume - tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The House adjourned at four minutes past six o’clock p.m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.                                                                                                MADZONGWE  Acting Speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

 

  1. SECOND READING: Attorney-General’s Office Bill (H.B. 4, 2005)-The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs 

 

  1. Resumption of debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 2005

Mauritius Elections(Interrupted 13th July) - Mr Coltart

Day elapsed:1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the SADC Parliamentary Forum Observation Mission to the 2005 Mauritius Parliamentary Elections held on 3rd July 2005 – Mr J.M Gumbo.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the shortage of food, drugs, foreign currency and energy. (Adjourned 12th July - Mr Biti)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

TAKING NOTE of the massive food, drugs, foreign currency and energy shortages;

 

CONCERNED with the continued unabated collapse of the public amenities in health, transport and education;

 

DISMAYED at the lack of any concrete, meaningful and decisive reversal programme by government;

 

DISTURBED by the shrinking economy and failing state particularly in areas of service provision;

 

RESOLVES that the government immediately addresses the critical shortages of shortages of food, energy and public sector amenities;

 

CONDEMNS the absence of existing comprehensive monetary and fiscal reversal strategy;

 

FURTHER CONDEMNS the clear lack of strategy and leadership on the part of this Government – Mr Biti

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (adjourned

12th July 2005 – Mr J. M Gumbo)

 

[Time elapsed: 4 hours 16 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- Mr Mzembi

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

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WEDNESDAY, 20TH JULY 2005

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1. MR. SIKHALA: TO ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs whether he is aware that the State Indebted Insolvent Companies Act breaches the constitutional provision on property rights, and if so what corrective measures he intends to take, especially in light of the fate of ShabanieMashava Mines.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*2. MR. SIKHALA:  To ask The Minister of Finance to enlighten the House on the source of the Productive Sector Investment Facility and to name the accounting organs/institutions of those funds.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*3. MR. SIKHALA:  To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to comment on the Executive’s involvement in the administration of private companies in the name of national interests without resorting to the courts as provided for in our bankruptcy laws, citing the case of  Shabanie-Mashava Mines.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*4. MR. SIKHALA:  To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to clarify the steps involved in the specification of companies, explaining how companies are placed under state- appointed administrators.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*5. MR. SIKHALA:  To ask the Minister Industry and International Trade to provide statistics on foreign investment, given that Zimbabwe is under spot light against a background of international concern about the rule of law and property rights.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*6. MR. SIKHALA:  To ask the Minister of State for Indigenisation and

Empowerment to define the ministries’ policy on indigenisation particularly in light of the recent takeover of assets owned by black individuals through state instruments like what happened to Mutumwa Mawere, James Makamba and Jefrey Munzwimbi.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*7. MR. SIKHALA: To ask the Minister of State Enterprises, Anti-Monopolies and Anti Corruption to:

(a) inform this august House on the  process used in the appointment of  Mr A.

  1. Gwaradzimba as the administrator of Shabani-Mashava Mines Holdings

(SMMH);

(b) furnish this House with Mr Aafarus.M. Gwaradzimba’s remuneration   package; and

( c) confirm if SMMH funds were used to finance the Tsholotsho gathering in late 2004.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*8   MR. SIKHALA:To ask the Minister of State Enterprises, Anti-Monopolies and Anti Corruption to enlighten this House on the indebtedness of SMMH since the appointment of an administrator and to provide a breakdown of application of the funds.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*9 MR  SIKHALA: To ask the Minister Mines and Mining Development to inform the House on why a South African based company owned by a Jewish family, J. G. Petrow has been given the exclusive rights to market our asbestos when the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe is responsible for marketing all minerals.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*10 MR. CHAMISA:   To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development to explain:

  • why the Kuwadzana Library has not been completed for such a long time since the local community is starved of library services; and
  • why the Harare City Council is reluctant to accept the donation for the Library that was raised by the local Member of Parliament.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*11 MR. CHAMISA:   To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and, Urban Development to inform the House:

  • what the Ministry intends to do to alleviate the plight of residents of Kuwadzana Extension who do not have facilities such as shops, tower lights and standard roads;
  • why it has taken a long time for Kuwadzana Extension to be officially handed over to the local city council by the Government and when this handover is expected.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*12 MR. GWETU:  To ask the Minister of Water Resources and Infrastructural Development to report to this House the progress on the Zambezi Water Project particularly the Gwayi/Shangani phase.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*13 MR. MUSA: To ask the Minister of Water Resources and Infrastructural Development when Chipara Dam on the Mudzi river is going to be constructed.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*14 MR. MUSA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communication when  the Mtoko-Rwenya road is going to be surfaced and why it has taken such a  long time.

[Deferred from Wednesday 6 July 2005]

 

*15  MR. MUSA :To ask the Minister of Transport and Communication why the            Rewenya-Nyamapanda road has not been maintained for some time.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*16 MR. BALOYI:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development if he is aware that the fuel shortage has severely cut off the supply of food stuffs to remote areas like Chikombedzi, Malapoli, Dhavhata and Gezani areas in Chiredzi South and to explain to the House how the ministry intends to assist in ensuring that the plight of the people in those areas is alleviated.

[Transferred from 13th July 2005]

 

*17 PROF J MOYO: To ask the Minister of Agriculture to;

  • confirm media reports that land clearing equipment normally used for land preparation for the summer cropping season had been redeployed for use under “Operation Garikai/ Hlalani Kuhle”
  • explain how this redeployment of equipment would impact on the 2005 cropping season.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*18 PROF J. MOYO : To ask the Minister of Local Government , Public Works and Urban Development how the $3 trillion that has been made available to underwrite the cost of “Operation Garikai. Hlalani Kuhle” has been allocated and distributed among the affected local authorities, how the funds are being accounted for, and whether the $3 trillion is the total budget for the operation this year and if not what the total amount required for this year is.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*19 PROF J MOYO : To ask the Minister of Industry and International Trade to give reasons for the critical shortage of basic commodities  and explain what the ministry is doing to ensure their availability.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*20 PROF J MOYO : To ask the Minister of Industry and International Trade to explain;

  • the shortage of local brands of beer when more expensive foreign brands such as Heinken and Windhoek Lager imported using scarce foreign currency are available in most of the retail outlets.
  • what the ministry is doing to alleviate the shortage ahead of the coming summer season

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*21 PROF J MOYO to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to;

  • explain Zimbabwe’s policy position regarding the two African countries that should be permanent members of the United Nations Security Council as part of the proposed reform of the world body.
  • inform the House on the criteria used by Government to arrive at the said policy position and choice of countries.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*22 MR. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of State for National Security, Lands, Land

Reform and Resettlement in the President’s Office what is the Ministry doing to assist A2 Sugarcane farmers in Chiredzi who have not been paid for the sugar delivered to the miller because the former white farmers are contesting both the land and crop

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*23 MR MADZIMURE : To ask the Minister of Education, Sport and Culture to explain:

  • why the construction of the “A” level block at Kambuzuma High 1 has been stalled for the past three years.
  • when completion of the project is expected and what the ministry is doing to ensure this.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

*24 PROF J. MOYO: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain what the Government is doing to improve the availability of fuel given that the recent price adjustments have not resulted in an improvement of the situation.

[Deferred from Wednesday 13th July 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

  1. Labour Amendment Bill (H.B. 1, 2005)- The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare (Referred 22nd June, 2005).

 

  1. General Laws Amendment Bill (H.B. 5, 2005)-The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Referred 22nd June, 2005).

 

  1. Education Amendment Bill (H.B. 6, 2005)- The Minister of Education, Sport and Culture (Referred 22nd June, 2005).

 

  1. Harare Institute of Technology Bill (B. 24A, 2004) – The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education. (Referred 7th July, 2005).

 

 

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