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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 14 SEPTEMBER 2021 NO 84

 

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED

 

 

No. 84

 

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF  THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

 

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THIRD SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 14TH SEPTEMBER 2021

The Speaker in the Chair.

 

 

PRAYERS.

 

Members Present

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Quarter past two o’clock pm.

Banda S,

Bhuda S,

Biti L. T.,

Chamisa S.,

Chanda G. ,

Chibagu G.,

Chidakwa J.,

Chidamba S.,

Chihururu C.,

Chikomba L.,

Chikudo Rueben,

Chikukwa M. R,

Chikuni E.,

Chikwinya S.,

Chimbaira G.,

Chimina L.,

Chingosho C. P.

Chinotimba J.,

Chinyanganya M.,

Chipato A,

Chitura L,

Dinar K,

Dube B,

Dube G,

Dube M.,

Dube P,

Dutiro P,

 

Dzepasi G,

Dzuma S.,

Gabbuza J. G.,

Gandawa M. A,

Gezi T.,

Gonese I T,

Gorerino O.,

Gozho C,

Gwanetsa K. K.,

Gwanongodza E.,

Hamauswa S.,

Houghton J. R,

Jaja J.,

January S.

Kabozo S.,

Kankuni W,

Kapuya F.,

Karikoga T.,

Karumazondo M. T.,

Kashambe M. T.,

Kashiri C.,

Khumalo M.,  Khumalo S. S.,  Khupe T. Kwaramba G.,  Labode M. R.

Maboyi R M.,

Machando P.,

Machingauta C.

Machingura R,

Madhuku J,

Madiwa C.,

Madzimure W.,

Madziva S.,

Mafuta S. V.,

Mago N,

Mahlangu S,  Makoni R R,  Makone S.

Makonya J,

Mamombe J,

Mandiwanzira S C,

Mangora B.,

Maphosa L.,

Marikisi N.,

Markham A. N.,

Masango C. P.,

Masenda N. T,  Mashakada T.

Mashonganyika D,

Masiya D.,

Masuku E,

Masuku P.,

Mataranyika D. M.,

Mataruse P.,

Matemadanda V.,

Matiza B. J.,

Matsikenyere N.,

Mavenyengwa R.,

Mavetera T. A.,

Mavhunga M,

Mawite D.,

Mayihlome L,

Mbondah M,

Mchenje S. M.,

Mguni Hlalani

Mguni S K,

Mhere E.,

Mkandla M.,

Mkaratigwa E.,

Mkwanda J.,

Mlambo M. M.,

Mliswa M T,

Mnangagwa T. M.,

Modi R. I,

Molokela-Tsiye F D,

Moyo C.,

Moyo E,

Moyo Peter,

Moyo Priscilla,

Moyo R.,

Moyo T.,

Mpame C.,

Mpariwa P,

Mpofu A.,

Mpofu R.,

Muchimwe P T,

Mudyiwa M.,

Mukapiko D. L.,

Mukuhlani T.,

Mukunyaidze S. E. I.,

Munetsi J.,

Munochinzwa M.

Muponora N.,

Murambiwa O,

Murire J, Rtd. Col. Dr

Musanhi K. S,

Musarurwa W.Y.

Mushayi M.,

Mushonga P. M.,

Mushoriwa E.,

Musikavanhu D. A.,

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Mutambisi C,

Mutodi E.,

Ncube E.,

Ncube Ophar,

Ncube Soul,

Ndebele A.,

Ndiweni D.,

Ndlovu E.,

Ndlovu S.,

Nduna D. T.,

Ngome J.,

Nguluvhe A.,

Ngwenya S.,

Nhambo F.,

Nhari V,

Nkani A.,

Nkomo M,

Nyabani T,

Nyamudeza S,  Nyashanu M. Dr, Nyabote R.

Nyati Esther

Nyathi R. R,

Nyere C.,

  Nyokanhete J,

Nyoni I,

Omar Joosbi,

Paradza J,

Phulu K. I.,

Raidza M.,

Rungani A,  Sacco J. K.,  Saizi T.

Samambwa E.,

Samson A.,

Samukange J. T.,

Sansole T. W.,

Sanyatwe C.,

Saruwaka T. J. L.,

Seremwe B.,

Sewera J N,

Shamu W. K.,

Shava J.,

Shirichena E.,

Shongedza E.,  Shumbamhini H.,  Sibanda L.

Sibanda M.,

 

 

 

Sibanda O.,

Sibanda Z.,

Sikhala J.,

Singo L,

Sithole G K,

Sithole James,

Sithole Josiah,

Sithole S,

Tekeshe D.,

Toffa J.,

Togarepi P.,

Tongofa M.,

Tshuma D.,

Tsunga R,

Tsuura N.,

Tungamirai T.,

Watson N J,

Zemura L,

Zhou P,

Zhou T,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution

 

 

 

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Printed by Order of the National Assembly

 

Absent with leave

 

 

  1. Report from the Parliamentary Legal Committee being adverse report on the following Statutory Instrument:

Date Received

 

Statutory        Instrument         202         of         2021,         High         Court                 Rules

2021…………………………………………………………....14th September, 2021.

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House of the following changes to the membership of Portfolio Committees by the MDC-T Party which were occasioned by recalls and deaths:

 

  • Lindani Moyo, Hon. Base Miranzi and Hon. Sawuke January would serve on the Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services;

 

  • Reuben Chikudo, Hon. Lwazi Sibanda and Hon. Phelela Masuku would serve on the Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development;

 

  • Virginia Mafuta and Hon. Jasmine Toffa would serve on the Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development;

 

  • Shakespear Hamauswa would serve on the Portfolio Committee on the Portfolio Committee on Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services;

 

  • Judith Chimwaza and Hon. Sibonile Nyamudeza would serve on the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade;

 

  • Cathrine Gozho would move from the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development to the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development;

 

  • Lindiwe Maphosa would move from the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care;

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  • Spiwe Mchenje would move from the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education; and

 

  • Godfrey Dube would move from the Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services to the Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development.

 

  1. Mutambisi, seconded by Hon. Tekeshe, moved: That Orders of the Day and Notices of Motions Nos. 1 to 33, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 34 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committees on Budget, Finance and Economic Development and the Expanded Sustainable Development

Goals on the 2021 Post-Budget Feedback Meetings (Adjourned 29th June, 2021

Hon. T. Moyo)

                                                                                         [Days elapsed: 21]

 

 Question again proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committees on Budget, Finance and Economic Development and the Expanded Sustainable Development Goals on the 2021 Post-Budget Feedback Meetings (S. C. 20, 2021).  – Hon. Dr. Nyashanu.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Mutambisi, seconded by Hon. Tekeshe, moved: That the House reverts back to Notice of Motion No. 14.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Ndiweni, seconded by Hon. Mpariwa, moved: That this House takes note of the  Report of the 49th plenary Assembly Session of the SADC – Parliamentary Forum  held virtually from 25 to 27 June 2021.

 

Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

 

  1. Mutambisi, seconded by Hon. Tekeshe, moved: That the House reverts back to Notice of Motion No. 10.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Mokone, seconded by Hon. Nyabani, moved: That this House takes note of the       First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting  Services on the Petition received from Youth Broadcasting FM (Y-FM) regarding the  issuance of Community Radio Station Licences (S.C. 26, 2021).

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Mutambisi, seconded by Hon. Tekeshe, moved: That Orders of the Day and Notices of Motions Nos. 11 to 31, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 32 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the proposal for the Executive to declare a specific day to celebrate women’s achievements in the development and liberation of the country. (Adjourned 5th August, 2021 Kashiri)

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

Question again proposed: That this House:

 

MINDFUL of the important significance that Public holidays, national monuments and historical artifacts and the naming of public assets play in the country as symbols of cultural identity;

 

ALSO MINDFUL that public holidays contribute immensely to national identity as they reflect national values, vision and aspirations of the citizenry on issues that reflect gender equality, equity and demonstrate national commitment to constitutionally shared values and principles;

 

CONCERNED that there is no public holiday set aside to commemorate achievements, contributions and the role played by women in the cultural. Political, socio and economic development spheres of the country;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the country has recognized specific holidays to honour the roles played by some groups in the society, for example the 21st February movement, National Youth Day, Workers Day and Heroes Day and Defence Forces Days;

 

COGNISANT that the International Women’s Day commemorations are held annually on the 8th of March to honour the role played by women in the struggle for the emancipation and their contribution to their respective Nations in the past, present and future and yet in Zimbabwe this day is not a formal public holiday;

 

REALISING that other countries in the region have set aside public holidays that are related to their historical background and economic development including women’s achievement;

 

FURTHER COGNISANT of the critical roles played in the first and Second Liberation War by women such as Nehanda Nyakasikana, the spiritual leaders and other.

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls on this August Assembly to urge the Executive to emulate other countries in the region by declaring a specific day to celebrate women’s achievements in the development and liberation of the country. - Hon. Madiwa.

 

On the motion of Hon. Mutambisi, seconded by Hon. Mpariwa: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Mutambisi, seconded by Hon. Mpariwa: The House adjourned at five o`clock pm.

 

 

 

HON. ADV. J.F.N. MUDENDA,

Speaker.

 

                     

WEDNESDAY, 15TH SEPTEMBER, 2021

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦            QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*            QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1. HON MURAMBIWA: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain to the House;

 

  1. when the Ministry will refurbish a transformer that services Deketa Primary and Secondary School as well as the Business Centre in Ward 21, Zaka West Constituency which was destroyed sometime back.

 

  1. when the electricity poles that were damaged will be repaired in ward 29, in the Zaka West Constituency.

[Deferred 18th August 2021]

 

*2. HON MAVENYENGWA: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain to the House when will the Ministry install electrical transformers at the following places;   Nhema Clinic Ward 10, Govo Primary School ward 11 and Chiate Primary School Ward 4, in  Zaka North Constituency
 

 

                                                                                    [Deferred 18th August 2021]
*3 HON. CHINYANGANYA: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to
  inform the House when the transformer in Waverly, Kadoma is going to be replaced
  since people have been living in darkness for quite some time.
                                                                                       
*4. HON HAMAUSWA: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreational Facilities to inform the House the measures that Government has put in place to rehabilitate sporting facilities such as 3 Football pitches, a basketball ball pitch and other open spaces for other sporting activities in the Warren Park Constituency.
   

[Deferred 18th August 2021]

 

 

*5. HON HAMAUSWA: To ask the Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to inform the House what efforts have been made by the Ministry to promote the image of Meriki Shopping Centre in Warren Park D as one of the viable centres to promote domestic tourism.
 

 

                                                                                           [Deferred 18th August 2021]
*6.

 

HON M KHUMALOTo ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House    when  the    construction of the Dongamuzi Rural Health  Centre in Lupane West Constituency will commence considering that annual budget allocations have been provided over the years and yet no work has been done to date.
*7. HON. CHINYANGANYA: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labor and Social
  Welfare to inform the House when former employees of David Whitehead and
  Scotford Textiles who were retrenched some decades ago are going to receive
 

 

their packages.
*8. HON. TSUURA: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to
  inform the House what Government policy is regarding the operation of NGOs who
  are duly registered under the laws of Zimbabwe, but are being a banned from
  operating, on a directive by a Provincial Development Coordinator.
*9.

 

HON. CHINYANGANYA: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to inform the House when funds to complete Rimuka Primary School are going to be availed.
*10. HON. CHINYANGANYA: To ask the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting
  Services to inform the House when the Kadoma ZBC transponder is going to be solar
 

 

powered so that the transmission is not lost when there are power outrages.
*11. HON. TSUURA: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to
  inform the House-
  a) what the Government policy is regarding the age of consent to sexual intercourse
  considering that the promised alignment of the Criminal Law (Codification and
  Reform) Act with the Constitution has not yet been tabled before Parliament.
  b) Whether or not the inconsistencies with the Constitution of the Acts of Parliament
  as evidenced by the one that provides for an age of consent lower than the age
  prescribed in the supreme law of the land, do not create confusion.
*12. HON. TSUURA: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to
  inform the House what government’s policy is towards the current recruitment of
  High Court Judges considering that pronouncements attributed to the Honourable
  Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on some of the disciplinary
  challenges in the judicial system stem from the recruitment process and to elaborate
  on whether the citizens should expect another constitutional amendment.
*13. HON. TSUURA: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform  
  the House measures taken by government to curb corruption at Beitbridge Border  
  Post.  
*14.

 

HON. TSUURA: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform the House whether Police conduct residential patrols in residential areas considering a spike in cases of armed robberies in residential areas.  
*15. HON. TSUURA: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform  
  the House the relevant authority responsible for ferrying bodies of people who died at  
  their homes to mortuaries for post-mortems and other services and to state why the  
  Police have since stopped to provide this service.  

*16.    HON.  MAYIHLOME: To ask The Hon Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development to inform the House-

  1. why the repairs and upgrading of the Mawabeni - Mbizingwe – Old Bulawayo road end at a Council boundary instead of connecting to the Old  Bulawayo road thereby               bringing full economic benefits to the corridor as a whole.
  2. when will the upgrading of the Beitbridge - Victoria Falls Road will commence.

 

*17.    HON.  MAYIHLOME: To ask the Minister for Local Government and Public Works to             inform the House-

  1. when the Ministry is going to stop and reverse illegal settlements in Communal and A1 settlement areas of Umzingwane.
  2. why the district devolution fund for Umzingwane District for 2021 not been

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

 

  1. HON. S. K. MGUNI HON. I. NYONI

[Days elapsed: 21]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Industry    and Commerce on the Fact-finding Visits to Sable Chemicals, Lancashire Steel and     ZISCO Steel (S. C. 3, 2021).

 

2.        HON. TONGOFA HON. E. MASUKU

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation on the Petition from Gwanda Community Youth Development Trust regarding youth participation in decision-making. (S.C. 17, 2021).

 

 

 

3.          HON. NYOKANHETE

HON.  MPARIWA

[Days elapsed: 15]

That this House:

 

COGNIZANT that Zimbabwe is always prone to natural and man-made disasters prompting the need for risk management plans to be put in place at all times;

 

MINDFUL that the effects of these disasters affect women and children mostly who are always the most vulnerable in most cases;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 5, 6 and 13 emphatically underpin the need for social protection and well-being of every citizen regardless of the social status in society;

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING that the National Development Strategy (NDS 1) supported by the National Social Protection Policy Framework is designed to implement appropriate social protection safeguards for vulnerable groups;

 

NOTING WITH DISMAY that disasters associated with climate change are always on the increase in the country leading to environmental damages and displacements as evidenced by Tokwe Mukosi floods, Cyclone Idai and the Covid-19 pandemic;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS upon the EXECUTIVE to;

 

  1. come up with policies that enhance gender responsive risk reduction strategies for scourges like the Covid-19 pandemic.
  2. further mainstream gender sensitive policies and legislation.
  3. prioritize resource allocation to programmes associated with reduction of disasters in the country.
  4. enhance the capacity of women in risk management programmes and ensure that they are adequately represented in all decision making position that have to do with issues of disaster management.

 

4.           HON. DR. NYASHANU

HON. DR. MASHAKADA

 

[Days elapsed: 15]

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development on the Consolidated Budget Performance Reports for Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and Institutions under its purview. (S.C. 28, 2021).

 

  1. HON. B. DUBE  HON. MBONDIAH

[Days elapsed: 13]

That this House considers and adopts the Third Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Special Maize Programme/ Command Agriculture, (S.C. 24, 2021).

 

6.        HON. MISIHAIRABWI-MUSHONGA       HON. T. MOYO

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education on Strategic Interventions to address the challenges being faced in the Education Sector (S.C 32, 2021)

 

 

7. HON. SHAMU  HON. MOYO

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on the Virtual Conference held with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Republic of China (S.C.36, 2021).

 

 

8.        HON. GABBUZA  HON. NDIWENI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             [Days elapsed: 5]

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development on the Operations of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (S. C. 23, 2021).

 

9.         HON. MADIWA             HON. MOLOKELE TSIYE

 

[Day elapsed: 3] That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Women Affairs, Community and SMEs Development on the fact-finding visits to assess the impact of Covid 19 on the SMEs sector and provision of workspaces (S.C. 43, 2021).

 

 

10.      HON. PRISCILLA MOYO                HON. MISIHAIRABWI-MUSHONGA

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the 40th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, June 2021 Sessions.

 

 

11.      HON. GONESE              HON. MADIWA

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

COGNISANT of the significance of public holidays as symbols of cultural and national identity worldwide;

 

ALSO COGNISANT that public holidays reflect the national vision, and aspirations of the citizenry in general, as well as national commitment to constitutionally shared values and principles;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that Zimbabwe recognizes specific holidays to honour the roles played by distinct societal groups such as the 21st February Movement, National Youth Day, Workers’ Day and Heroes Day, amongst others;

 

CONCERNED that Zimbabwe has not yet designated a public holiday to commemorate the rights of children considering that this societal group comprises about 50 percent of the country’s population (Zimbabwe Statistics Agency, 2016) and its strategic role towards the achievement of sustainable development;

 

ALSO CONCERNED that children continue to suffer deprivation of their rights in areas such as access to food, education and medical health care, with 4.1 million children in the country estimated to be in need of lifesaving and humanitarian assistance (UNICEF, 2021);

 

ENCOURAGED that Zimbabwe is a party to the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child and African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, as well as hold annual celebrations thereto.

 

MINDFUL that other state parties, including regional countries have established public holidays to commemorate the rights of children in recognition of the crucial importance of this key group to national development.

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls on this august House to urge the Executive to emulate   other regional countries by declaring a specific day to commemorate the rights of children in Zimbabwe.

 

12. HON. TOGAREPI HON. MPARIWA

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

That this House takes note of the Annual Report of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament of Zimbabwe presented by the Liaison and Coordination Committee.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and Women Affairs, Community, Small and

Medium Enterprises Development on the petition received from Emthonjeni

Women’s Forum on Sexual Harassment in the work place (S.C. 29, 2021- Adjourned  9th September 2021 – Hon. E. Ncube)

 

                                                                                                        [Day elapsed: 2]

 

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

Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development on the petition received from Emthonjeni Women’s Forum on Sexual Harassment in the work place (S.C. 29, 2021)- Hon. E Ncube

 

 

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

Affairs and International Trade on the 2020 First, Second, Third and Fourth Quarter

Budget Performance Reports for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International  Trade (S.C. 37, 2021- Adjourned 9th September 2021- Hon. Togarepi)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on the 2020 First, Second, Third and Fourth Quarter Budget Performance Reports for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (S.C. 37, 2021- Hon. Shamu).

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on the untimely death of the late Former First Lady, Mrs Janet Banana (Adjourned 26th August, 2021 – The Minister of Justice,

Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

Question proposed: That this House expresses its profound sorrow on the untimely passing on Thursday, 29th July, 2021 of the late Former First Lady, Mrs Janet Banana;

 

Places on record its appreciation for the services, which the late Former First Lady rendered to the nation;

 

Resolves that its profound sympathies be conveyed to the Banana Family, relatives and the entire NationHon. Misihairambwi-Mushonga..

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion of the second Report of the Public Accounts Committee (Adjourned 7th September, 2021 – Hon Mutambisi)

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question proposed: That this House considers and adopts the Second Report of the

Public Accounts Committee on the Analysis of Vote 8 for the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2018 (S.C. 12, 2021)- Hon. B. Dube.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion of the joint Report of the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education and Public Service, Labor and Social Welfare on the           petition from Teachers Unions on teachers’ welfare. (S.C 35, 2021) (Adjourned 26th

          August, 2021 – Hon. Misihairambwi-Mushonga)

                                                                                                                [Days elapsed: 5]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the joint Report of the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education and Public Service, Labor and

Social Welfare on the petition from Teachers Unions on teachers’ welfare. (S.C 35, 2021) – Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

 

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

Secondary Education on the Operations of Private Schools during Covid – 19 Pandemic          Lockdown (Adjourned 24th August, 2021 – Hon. Mutambisi)

 

                                                                                                   [Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education on the operations of Private Schools during Covid – 19 Pandemic Lockdown. (S.C 33, 2021) – Hon. MisihairabwiMushonga

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works, National Housing and Social Amenities on the Inquiry into the State of Waste Management in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 24th August, 2021 – Mutambisi)

 

                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 7]

 

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local  Government, Public Works, National Housing and Social Amenities on the Inquiry into the State of Waste Management in Zimbabwe (S.C. 23,

2021) – Hon. Chikukwa

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the Petition from the Sunningdale 1

Residents Association (SIRA) (Adjourned 19th August, 2021 – Hon. Mutambisi)

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

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

Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the Petition from the

Sunningdale 1 Residents Association (SIRA) on the continued alienation and marginalization of the coloured community due to the double zero identity classification code. (S. C. 22, 2021) – Hon Mayihlome.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to promote youth inclusion and influence on public policy in order to enhance their participation in the broader economic sphere

(Adjourned 19th August, 2021 – Hon. Mutambisi)

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

 

Question proposed: That this House:

 

DESIROUS to uphold the Constitution and to protect it at all times;

 

COGNISANT that Section 20 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that the State and all institutions and agencies of government at every level must take reasonable measures including affirmative action programmes, to ensure that youths, that is to say people between the ages of fifteen to thirty- five years-

 

  1. have access to appropriate education and training;
  2. have opportunities to associate and to be represented and participate in political, social economic and other spheres of life;
  3. are afforded opportunities for employment and other avenues to economic empowerment;
  4. have opportunities for recreational activities and access to recreational facilities; and
  5. are protected from harmful cultural practices, exploitation and all forms of abuse.

ALSO, COGNISANT that the founding values and principles which bind the State and all institutions and agencies at every level include, among other things, recognition of the rights of Youths,

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that any measures and programmes for the Youths must be inclusive, nonpartisan and national in character;

 

DESIROUS to promote Youth inclusion and influence in public policy with the main objective of increasing and improving youth participation in the broader economic sphere in order to harness the Youth demographic dividend

 

NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES, that

 

  1. A Caucus of influencers and Youth experts, led by sitting Hon Members of the National Assembly, be assembled to focus on policies and frameworks that drive the Youth Agenda Sector towards the National Economic and Social Transformation Agenda;

 

  1. Hon Members of Parliament in their various Constituencies prioritise Youths in resource allocation and programming;

 

  1. Hon Members pursue innovative initiatives and strategies that bring together the Youth sector and the various stake holders for the purposes of promoting participation and mainstreaming in public and private sector programming in the country – Hon Mavetera

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee Mines and Mining Development on the Fact Finding Visits to Areas Affected by Mining Accidents (Adjourned 18th August, 2021 – Mkaratigwa)

 

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee Mines and Mining Development on the Fact Finding Visits to Areas

Affected by Mining Accidents (S. C. 19, 2021) – Hon. Mkaratigwa

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 65th Session of the Commission on         the Status of Women on women’s full and effective participation and decision making  in public life as well as the elimination of violence for achieving gender equality and  the empowerment of all women and girls (Adjourned 3rd August, 2021 –   Mutambisi)

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women on women’s full and effective participation and decision making in public life as well as the elimination of violence for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls held virtually from 15th to 26th March 2021 – Hon Kwaramba.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the proposal for the Executive to declare a specific day to celebrate women’s achievements in the development and liberation of the country. (Adjourned14th September, 2021 Mutambisi)

 

 

[Days elapsed: 11]

Question proposed: That this House:

 

MINDFUL of the important significance that Public holidays, national monuments and historical artifacts and the naming of public assets play in the country as symbols of cultural identity;

 

ALSO MINDFUL that public holidays contribute immensely to national identity as they reflect national values, vision and aspirations of the citizenry on issues that reflect gender equality, equity and demonstrate national commitment to constitutionally shared values and principles;

 

CONCERNED that there is no public holiday set aside to commemorate achievements, contributions and the role played by women in the cultural. Political, socio and economic development spheres of the country;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the country has recognized specific holidays to honour the roles played by some groups in the society, for example the 21st February movement, National Youth Day, Workers Day and Heroes Day and Defence Forces Days;

 

COGNISANT that the International Women’s Day commemorations are held annually on the 8th of March to honour the role played by women in the struggle for the emancipation and their contribution to their respective Nations in the past, present and future and yet in Zimbabwe this day is not a formal public holiday;

 

REALISING that other countries in the region have set aside public holidays that are related to their historical background and economic development including women’s achievement;

 

FURTHER COGNISANT of the critical roles played in the first and Second Liberation War by women such as Nehanda Nyakasikana, the spiritual leaders and other.

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls on this August Assembly to urge the Executive to emulate other countries in the region by declaring a specific day to celebrate women’s achievements in the development and liberation of the country. - Hon. Madiwa.

           

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on domestic resource mobilization for the repayment of              debts and resuscitation of the economic sector (Adjourned 20th July, 2021 Hon. Dr.         Khupe)

 

 

[Days elapsed: 19]

Question proposed: That this House-

MINDFUL that domestic resource mobilization is essential in ameliorating the burden of repayment of overdue debts and bringing about normalcy in the resuscitation of the economic sector in the country;

ACKWOLEDGING the inalienable rights of the people to better living conditions

through the utilization of their country’s diverse mineral resources such as the untapped lucrative coal bed methane gas which still lies untapped in Lupane yet it can generate millions of revenue to the state;

COGNISANT that the natural methane gas reserves in Lupane which were discovered several decades ago have the potential to strengthen the economy of the country in a very short time by boosting the energy generation capacity;

FURTHER COGNISANT that Zimbabwe is not a party to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global standard for the good governance of mineral resources which seeks to address the key governance issues in the extractive sector;

NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS upon the Executive to;

  1. Expeditiously find a reliable investor to convene operation on the methane gas        resources on a Build-Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis.
  2. Prioritize the engagement of locals in this project in view of their background knowledge of the prevailing conditions in the area.
  3. Consider joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) as a matter                of urgency in view of the benefits that can be accrued along the value chain starting             from the point of extraction right up to where government generates revenue- Hon. 

              Dr. Khupe.

 

  1. COMMITTEE: Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument 202 of 2021, of High Court Rules 2021- Samukange.
  2. Adjourned debate on motion on the SECOND READING of the Copper Control Amendment Bill, (H. B. 3, 2021) - The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage. (Adjourned 7th September, 2021 – Hon Mutambisi)

 

Question proposed: That the Copper Control Amendment Bill, (H. B. 3, 2021) be now read a second time - The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on the SECOND READING of the Police Amendment Bill, (H. B. 2, 2021)- The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural  Heritage.  (Adjourned 7th September, 2021 – Hon. Mutambisi)

 

Question proposed: That the Police Amendment Bill, (H. B. 2, 2021) be now read a second time - The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage.

 

  1. Adjourned debated on motion on the SECOND READING of the Guardianship of Minors Amendment Bill (H. B. 7, 2021)- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary  Affairs (Adjourned 26th August, 2021 – Hon. Mutambisi)

 

 Question proposed:  That the Guardianship of Minors Amendment Bill (H.B. 7, 2021) be now read a second time - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. Adjourned debated on motion on the SECOND READING of the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill (H.B. 5, 2020) - The Minister of Justice, Legal and  Parliamentary Affairs (Adjourned 19th August, 2021- Hon. Togarepi)

 

Question proposed:  That the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill (H.B. 5, 2020) be now read a second time - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation

Commission for the year 2020 (Adjourned 22nd July, 2021- The Minister of Justice,        Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed: 15]

                                                                                                         

 Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2020, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 323 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which states that every Commission must submit to Parliament, through the appropriate Minister, an annual report on its operations by no later than the end of March in the year following the year to which the report relates – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.                    

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 24th August, 2021 Mutambisi).

 

[Days elapsed: 80]

 

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. Togarepi.

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

TUESDAY, 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2021

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

HON. MURIRE HON. NGULUVE

 

That this House

 

WHEREAS the Private and Security Guards (Control) Act Chapter 27:10 provides for the appointment of a controller of Private investigator and Security Guards and, in particular, for the licensing of Private investigators and Security |Guards as individuals and corporate entities for the purposes of carrying out private investigation of cases and provision of private security services;

 

DISTURBED that the Act neither takes into account the broader perspectives of loss control, of which security and investigation are components, as a practice or profession hence leaving propriety investigation and security departments out of the regulatory framework;

 

REALIZING private investigation and security management as a practice and profession has potential to provide positive contributions to national security if granted professional self – regulating mechanism in terms of training, operation and structural arrangement under a structured legal framework;

 

CONCERNED that private security organization (PSOs) are transforming into private military security companies (PMSC) with capability to discharge combat operations and the attendant national security threat thereof;

 

NOTING that our universities and other institutions of higher education now produce loss control graduates who wish to be collectively formed into professional associations and embark on continuing professional development which can only be provided by legally designated professional associations;

 

CONCERNED that the Private Investigator and Security Guards Control Act does not provide for establishment and registration of such self-regulating professional private investigation and security guards management associations;

 

DISTURBED that the same Act has no provision for standards for professional service and code of conduct of members in the practice of private investigation and security guards management;

 

COGNISANT that the Minister of Home Affairs in terms of Section (2) of the Act, by Statutory Instrument may designate an association of Private investigators or security Guards for the purposes of the definition of “designated association” in Section (1).

 

Now, therefore, calls upon the Minister to repeal the act so as to bring proprietary private investigation, security guard and loss control departments into the regulatory framework and to provide a clear definition of designated association as envisaged by Section (2) of the Act so as to enable its implementation.

 

 

 

 

BILL UNDER          CONSIDERATION BY      THE    PARLIAMENTARY            LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

Public Finance Management Amendment Bill (H. B. 4, 2021) - The Minister of Finance and  Economic Development (Referred 21st July, 2021).

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