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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 15 MARCH 2021 NO 32

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No. 32

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

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            TUESDAY, 15TH MARCH, 2022

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m.

The Deputy Speaker in the Chair.

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

 

 

Banda G;

Banda S,

Bhila R,

Bhuda S,

Bushu B.,

Bvute O.,

Chamisa S.,

Chanda G. ,

Chasi F.,

Chidakwa J.,

Chidamba S.,

Chihururu C.,

Chikomba L.,

Chikudo Rueben,

Chikukwa M. R,

Chikuni E.,

Chikwama B.,

Chimbaira G.,

Chimina L.,

Chimwanza J.

Chingosho C. P.

Chinotimba J.,

Chinyanganya M.,

Chipato A,

Chitura L,

Chiyangwa P,

Chombo M,

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,

Gumbo J. M.,

Gwanetsa K. K.,

Gwanongodza E.,

Hamauswa S.,

Houghton J. R,

Jaja J.,

January S.

Kabozo S.,

Kachepa N.,

Kankuni W,

Kapuya F.,

Karikoga T.,

Karumazondo M. T.,

Kashambe M. T.,

Kashiri C.,

Khumalo S. S.,

Kwaramba G.,

Labode M. R.

Maboyi R M.,

Machando P.,

Machingauta C.

Machingura R,

Madhuku J,

Madiwa C.,

Madziva S.,

Mafuta S. V.,

 Mago N,

Makone S.

Makoni R R,

Makonya J,

Mamombe J,

Mandiwanzira S C,

Mangora B.,

Maphosa L.,

Marikisi N.,

Markham A. N.,

Maronge C.,

Masango C. P.,

Masenda N. T,

Mashakada T.

Masiya D.,

Masuku E,

Masuku P.,

Mataranyika D. M.,

Mataruse P.,

Matemadanda V.,

Mathe S,

Matsikenyere N.,

Mavenyengwa R.,

Mavetera T. A.,

Mavhunga M,

Mawite D.,

Mayihlome L,

Mbondah M,

Mchenje S. M.,

Mguni S K,

Miranzi B.

Mkandla M.,

Mkaratigwa E.,

Mkwanda J.,

Mlambo M. M.,

Mliswa M T,

Mliswa T P

Mnangagwa T. M.,

Molokela-Tsiye F D,

Moyo C.,

Moyo E,

Moyo Peter,

Moyo R.,

Moyo T.,

Mpame C.,

Mpariwa P,

Mpofu M. M.,

Mpofu R.,

Muchimwe P T,

Mukapiko D. L.,

Mukuhlani T.,

Mukunyaidze S. E. I.,

Munetsi J.,

Munochinzwa M.

Muponora N.,

Murambiwa O,

Murire J, Rtd. Col. Dr

Musakwa E,

Musanhi K. S,

Musarurwa W.Y.

Mushonga P. M.,

Mushoriwa E.,

Musikavanhu D. A.,

Musiyiwa R.,

Mutambisi C,

Mutodi E.,

Mutomba W.,

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.,

Nkani A.,

Nkomo M,

Nyabani T,

Nyabote R.

Nyamudeza S,

Nyashanu M. Dr,

Nyathi R. R,

Nyati Esther

Nyere C.,

Nyokanhete J,

Nyoni I,

Nyoni S. G. G.,

Paradza K.,

Phuti D.,

Raidza M.,

Rungani A,

Sacco J. K.,

Saizi T.

Samambwa E.,

Samson A.,

Sansole T. W.,

Sanyatwe C.,

Saruwaka T. J. L.,

Seremwe B.,

Sewera J N,

Shirichena E.,

Shongedza E.,

Shumbamhini H.,

Sibanda L.

Sibanda M.,

Sibanda O.,

Sibanda Z.,

Sikhala J.,

Simbanegavi Y.,

Sithole G K,

Sithole James,

Sithole Josiah,

Sithole S,

Svuure D,

Tekeshe D.,

Toffa J.,

Togarepi P.,

Tshuma D.,

Tsuura N.,

Tsvangirai Vincent

Tungamirai T.,

Watson N J,

Zemura L,

Zhou P,

Zhou T,

      Ziyambi ,

 

,

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

Absent with leave

  1. Papers laid upon the Table-

 

            The Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement

            Zimbabwe Land Commission 2020 Annual Report [by Chapter 20:19].

 

             The Minister of Mines and Mining Development

            Mining Promotion Corporation 2022 Strategic Plan [by Chapter 10:31].

 

            Minister of Mines and Mining Development

 

            Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation 2022 Strategic Plan

            [by Chapter 10:31].

            Minister of Mines and Mining Development

 

            Mineral Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe [Chapter 10:31].

 

 

  1. Hon. Togarepi, seconded by Hon. Tekeshe, moved: That Orders of the Day and Notices of Motions Nos. 1 to 12, 14 to 15, 17 to 23, 25 to 26 and 28, for today, stand over until Orders of the Day and Notice of Motion Nos. 24, 27, 13 and 16, in that order, have been disposed of.

            Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works, National Housing and Social Amenities on an inquiry into the implementation of devolution in Zimbabwe (S.C. 45, 2021).- Adjourned 15th February 2022Hon Togarepi)

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 13]

 

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 an inquiry into the implementation of devolution in Zimbabwe (S.C. 45, 2021) - Hon. Chikukwa

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

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

        on Local Government, Public Works, National Housing and Social Amenities

        on the Hatcliffe Extension Residents Association’s Petition on the lack of

        requisite infrastructural development, multiple billing and security of tenure.

        (S.C. 39, 2021- Adjourned 23rd November 2021- Hon. Mutambisi)

 

                                                                                                [Days elapsed: 18]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works, National Housing and Social Amenities on the Hatcliffe Extension Residents Association’s Petition on the lack of requisite infrastructural development, multiple billing and security of tenure. [S.C. 39, 2021] – Hon. Chikukwa

 

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Hon. Musarurwa, seconded by Hon. Nduna, moved:

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation that attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow, Scotland from 31 October to 12 November 2021 (S.C. 1, 2021).

 

On the motion of Hon. Musarurwa, seconded by Hon. Nduna: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Special Maize Programme/ Command Agriculture (Adjourned 3rd March, 2022 – Hon. T. Moyo).

                                                                                                                                           [Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question again proposed: 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) – Hon. B. Dube.

 

On the motion of Hon. Togarepi, seconded by Hon. Nduna: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. On the motion of Hon. Togarepi, seconded by Hon. Tekeshe: The House adjourned at eighteen minutes to six o’clock p.m.

                                     HON. T. GEZI,

Deputy Speaker.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 16TH MARCH, 2022

 

       QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

*1.       Hon Mokone: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House when the electrification of the houses in Spitzkop north and some parts of Garikai in the town of Gwanda will be done considering that these houses have gone without electricity power since 2004.

 

[Deferred 2nd March 2022]

*2.       Hon Hamauswa: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House on the state of preparedness of the power utility personnel to attend to rain induced faults which have seen most parts of Warren Park Constituency going for days without electricity.

[Deferred 2nd March 2022]

 

*3.       Hon. Mpofu:   To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House whether there are any compelling reasons for ZESA not to attend to faults considering that the issue of lack of availability of transport which had been an issue in the past has since been addressed through the provision of vehicles by the President.

                                                                                    [Deferred 9th March 2022]

*4.       Hon. Mpofu:   To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to   explain to the House the emerging trend where  some miners who have money resort to paying  for services rendered by fully employed ZESA employees a situation that has led to them  getting preference at the expense of essential Government institution such as clinics which are not getting due attention.

                                                                                    [Deferred 9th March 2022]

 

*5.       Hon Mokone: To ask Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement to inform the House what it is that which is delaying the transfer of the Water plant from Zinwa to the Gwanda Municipality despite promises in 2021 that this will be expeditiously done.

 

[Deferred 2nd March 2022]

 

*6.       Hon Hamauswa: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement to inform the House why no new boreholes were drilled in the Warren Park Constituency despite the promises made in 2019 that 3 boreholes will be drilled in the area, a situation which has led to residents resorting to using contaminated water.

[Deferred 2nd March 2022]

 

*7.       Hon Hamauswa: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House whether it is true that the Ministry awarded a Chinese company rights to mine in Warren Park and if so, the Minister to confirm:

 

  1. a) Whether the affected residents were engaged on this development.
  2. b) What measures were put in place to ensure that the people of Warren Park would not be negatively affected by the mining activities considering that extraction of gravel poses devastating health hazards to the community.

 

[Deferred 2nd March 2022]

 

*8.       Hon Markham: To ask the Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to confirm to the House whether the Supreme court judgement Case number SC263/21 (Cosmo vs Patel /meadows Pvt ltd) which ruled that both EMA and City of Harare were not following due processes in their allocations of EIA and Development permits that the Minister has and to explain;

 

  1. a) What additional measures have been put in place to empower EMA to protect the wetlands and to consult widely instead of just protecting the developer
  2. b) Whether EMA will not support the delisting of the area as a RAMSAR sight to which we are signatories.
  3. c) Whether, the Ministry supports the judgment, and insists that future EIA requested by developers be published.

[Deferred 2nd March 2022]

*9.       Hon. Mpofu: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House

  1. a) whether or not Mwana Africa is in a position to renew tribute agreements countrywide considering that the company has a stake in half of the country`s gold claims where economic livelihoods of rural communities are depended on;

  1. b) What the Ministry considers as practicable and sustainable in as far as employment creation, with the 2030 vision in mind, is concerned.

          [Deferred 9th March 2022]

 

*10.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to explain to the House:

  1. How much money has been paid for hiring ZUPCO buses and omnibuses for the period ending 31 December, 2021
  2. What is the daily rate being paid per bus or vehicle
  3. How many liters of fuel are allocated to each hired bus per day.
  4. How many ZUPCO buses are allocated to commute between Central Business District and Dzivaresekwa segregated into the available routes namely Dzivaresekwa Mainland, Dzivaresekwa Extension and Glaudina and other surrounding areas.

 

*11.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to explain to the House:

  1. what size of Land did the Ministry originally allocated to Yamurai Government Primary School in Dzivaresekwa Extension
  2. explain how and why Yamurai primary School land has over the years been reduced and is settled by individuals and companies
  3. whether those who occupied the land are illegal or legal settlers and If so, to explain what action is the Government doing to remove them.

*12.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to inform the House, the number of sites of public Primary schools which are available in each of the following residential areas in Dzivaresekwa Extension

  1. Phase 1
  2. Phase 2
  3. Nehanda
  4. Federation
  5. Vision and new Settlement
  6. Glaudina area

*13.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to inform the House, the number of sites of public secondary schools which are available in each of the following residential areas in Dzivaresekwa Extension:

  1. Phase 1
  2. Phase 2
  3. Nehanda
  4. Federation
  5. Vision and new Settlement
  6. Glaudina area

*14.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to state to  the House, the number of private school sites in Dzivarasekwa Extension which has been given to private players in the following areas;

  1. Beneficiaries who were given the land and for what period?
  2. Stand number
  3. Size of the land
  4. Consideration paid if any?

 

 

 

*11.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House the state of the level of Zimbabwe’s indebtedness as at December 31 2021 specifically segregated in the following:

 

  1. Treasury Bills
  2. Government overdraft at RBZ
  3. Ordinary loans
  4. Government External Debt
  5. State enterprises debt
  6. Local Authorities debt

*12.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House the state of the level of Zimbabwe indebtedness in respect of Government Contingent Liabilities as at December 31 2021 specifically segregated in the following;

  1. Government External Guarantees
  2. Government Guarantees to State entities [state the entity, amount and beneficiary
  3. Government Guarantees given to Local authorities [state the local authority, amount and beneficiary
  4. Government Guarantees given to Private entities such as local Banks [state the Organization, amount and beneficiary
  5. Government Guarantees given to Individuals [state the amount and beneficiary.

 

*13.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to inform the House:

  1. What plans does the Ministry have in construction of additional Government secondary schools in Dzivaresekwa
  2. what plans are available for construction of new primary schools in Dzivaresekwa Extension Phase 1, Phase 2, Nehanda, Federation and Vision and other surrounding settlements
  3. why the Ministry has failed to construct additional blocks at Yamurai Primary School in Dzivaresekwa Extension
  4. what measures your Ministry is taking to assist students at Yamurai Primary School who are walking more than 3 km to sit for their ZIMSEC examination at Gombo Primary school in mainland Dzivaresekwa.

 

*14.     Hon. Masango Chinhamo: To the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to inform the House:

  1. why teachers are paying for accommodation and food during the period when they are marking public examinations.
  2. how long it takes for a non-teaching staff to be upgraded as a teacher after attaining the requisite qualifications.

 

 

*14.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House;

  1. How much money has been allocated by ZINARA to Dzivaresekwa constituency under City of Harare in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for rehabilitation of roads in Dzivaresekwa.
  2. What measures the ministry is taking to reduce cases of road accidents along Bulawayo road at a place called Whitehouse in Snake Park.
  3. When is the Ministry going to rehabilitate the road from Bulawayo road turning at Glaudina suburb[commonly known as Pamuzinda] passing through Dzivaresekwa Extension and Dzivaresekwa Presidential Guard connecting  with Mount Hampden where new Parliament is being built.
  4. What plans does the Government have so that there be a 3-kilometer road and a bridge which connect Dzivaresekwa mainland and Dzivaresekwa Extension  considering high crime rate in the area.

 

*15.     Hon. Sanyatwe: To the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House when the government will complete the construction of Rwenya Bridge in ward 1 in Fombe, Nyanga.

*16.     Hon. Sanyatwe: To the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House when the Ministry will rehabilitate 3 bridges in Avilla ward, that were destroyed by Cyclones.

 

*15      Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of National Housing and Social to inform the House:

  1. list of owners of the stands in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 in Dzivaresekwa Extension stating the address and the name of the legal owner
  2. measures being taken to settle disputes of double allocation
  3. what measures the Ministry is taking to ensure that the roads and sewer system in Phase 1 Dzivaresekwa Extension do compliant to City of Harare standards
  4. what measures are being taken into consideration to ensure that Dzivaresekwa Phase 2 has sewer and water reticulation
  5. explain when the Ministry will construct water and sewer system is building additional three floor flats in Dzivaresekwa Extension at a place where we have existing three floor flats which have no water and sewer system. Could the Ministry explain when the water and sewage system will be operational .

*16.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform the House:

  1. whether or not the Government entered into a contract with Garsu Pasaulis a subsidiary of Belgium company Semlex for the production and printing of passports and;
  2. to give a breakdown of the financial terms of the contract specifying the cost of the passport to end user and how much is the Government going to get from each passport and how much for Garsu Pasaulis

 

*17.     Hon. Masango Chinhamo: To the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform the House;

  1. when Murereka ZRP Station is going to have proper infrastructure to operate from instead of a house they are currently using as an office.
  2. when Murereka ZRP Station is going to be provided with a service vehicle.

 

*18.     Hon. Sanyatwe: To the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to inform the House what government plans are in as far as assistance to communities facing acute hunger due to poor rains, is concerned in the following areas of Nyanga; Fombe ward 1, Kazozo ward 3, Katerera ward 5, Ruwangwe ward 4, Gotegote ward 7 and 9, Nyatsanga, Nyamahumba, Munemo, Avilla Renzva ward 2 and 10, Nyadowa, Sabvure, Bariri ward 11.

*19.     Hon. Nyabote: To the Minister of Industry and Commerce to inform the House what progress have been made in promoting value addition of raw granite stone considering the June 2019 government policy pronouncement banning the export of raw granite stones.

 

 

            ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. Hon. masango

             Hon. Gandawa

 

                                                                                                                                   [Days elapsed: 5]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services on Benchmarking Visit to Rwanda held from 10th to 15th October 2021 (S.C.6, 2021).

  1. Hon. B. Dube

Hon. Raidza

 

          [Days elapsed: 17]

That this House considers and adopts the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on Challenges faced by the Auditor General (S.C. 1, 2021)

  1. Hon. J. Sithole

Hon. Molekele

 

                                                                                                     [Day elapsed: 1]

That the motion on the rights of Persons with Disabilities which was superseded by end of the Third Session of the 9th Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 77.

  1. Hon Dr Nyashanu

Hon. Mushoriwa

                                                [Days elapsed: 17]

 

That the Motion on the Report 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 which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the 9th Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 77.

 

  1. Hon. Nyabani

Hon. Raidza

 

That this House-

 

DISTURBED by the excessive and prevalent abuse of drugs by youths countrywide;

 

NOTING the situation is exacerbated by the unemployment rate among youths who consequently end up spending most of their time idle and end up resorting to taking all sorts of drugs;

 

CONCERNED that such abuse of drugs has devastating consequences on our future generations and the Nation as a whole;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government

 

  1. To put in place measures that will curb the abuse of drugs by youths through self-help projects so as to keep our youths fully occupied all the time.
  2. Set up rehabilitation centres and Hospitals to assist our youths who are addicted to drugs to the extent of treating such abuse as a way of life.
  3. Legislate for stiffer penalties for the importation of those substances that give rise to incidents of drug abuse in the country.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference – (Adjourned 15th March, 2022- Hon Musarurwa).

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow, Scotland from 31st October to 12th November, 2021 (S.C. 1, 2021) -Hon Musarurwa

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development on the Operations of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority – (Adjourned 10th March, 2022- Hon T. Moyo).

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: 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) - Hon Gabbuza.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services on the State of Media and Broadcasting Services on the State of the media in Zimbabwe. (S.C. 40, 2021 – (Adjourned 8th March 2022- Hon Mokone).

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services on the State of Media and Broadcasting Services on the State of the media in Zimbabwe. (S.C. 40, 2021) – Hon. Mokone.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Special Maize Programme/ Command Agriculture (Adjourned 15th March, 2022 – Hon.Togarepi).

                                                                                                                                           [Days elapsed: 5]

 

Question proposed: 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) – Hon. B. Dube.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 76th Executive Committee and the 43rd Conference of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) (Adjourned 2nd March, 2022 – Hon. T. Zhou).

 

[Day elapsed: 6]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report of the 76th Executive Committee and the 43rd Conference of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) held in Djibouti from 10th to 15th October 2021 - Hon T. Zhou.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the State of Service Delivery and Infrastructure at Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Establishments. (Adjourned 1st March, 2022 – Hon. T. Moyo).

[Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the State of Service Delivery and Infrastructure at Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Establishments. - Hon Mayihlome

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on reparations for colonial injustices perpetrated on Zimbabwe (Adjourned 1st March, 2022 – Hon. T. Moyo).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   [Days elapsed: 9]

            Question proposed: That this House-

 

            MINDFUL that at the attainment of Zimbabwe` s Independence in 1980 the         Government of the First Republic extended an olive branch of peace as an         endeavour to show its unwavering commitment to reconciliation with the            erstwhile enemies as a way of fostering peace, tranquillity and lasting unity;

            DISTURBED that the imperialists and their surrogates deliberately sought to         undermine such noble gestures by Government and resorted to diabolic        strategies at the instigation of their paymasters and embarked on a smear campaign meant to vilify all noble efforts to achieve everlasting peace for the         First Republic and its generations to come;

            COGNISANT that the same forces of imperialism supported by their kith and       kin have always been at the forefront of the under develop campaign of our motherland and have shamelessly perpetrated the most heinous crimes ever on   the black majority since the inception of colonialism;

            CONDEMNING IN THE STRONGEST OF TERMS the unethical practice by     our former colonizers who decultured our people and portrayed our land as      that of uncivilized and poverty stricken tribesmen all in the quest to entrench their hegemony and to grab the land for their personal aggrandisement, with     no form of reparation to the dispossessed black majority, the rightful owners          of the land;

            NOTING WITH DISDAIN that more than four decades after the attainment of    our independence there are some die hard imperialists who still suffer from      nostalgia and dream of repossessing our land, our heritage, through spurious       and unfounded arguments that they deserve reparation from our Government             for the land that was rightfully repossessed and handed over to its owners, the       people of Zimbabwe,

            NOW, THEREFORE, in view of the foregoing,

  1. Calls upon our citizens to stand firm in solidarity and thwart any attempts by forces of imperialism to even raise in any for issues to do with any form of compensation to such misguided malcontents;
  2. Demand restitution from the countries that caused untold sufferings to the Black majority and unduly benefitted from the economic resources of our land;
  3. Demand reparation for each of the years that the country laboured under the bondage of colonialism; and
  4. Strongly condemn the imposition of sanctions on Zimbabwe for repossessing its land from imperialists – Hon. Togarepi.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion that leave be granted to bring in a Private Member’s Bill – (Adjourned 23rd, February 2022 – Hon Dr. Col. (Rtd) Murire)

 

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

            Question proposed: That leave be granted to bring in a Private Member’s Bill to provide for the establishment of Institute of Chartered Loss Control Management, which shall be administered as set out in this Bill; to provide for establishment of a Council; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing – Hon Dr. Col. (Rtd) Murire

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the reburial of freedom fighters countrywide

         – (Adjourned 22nd February, 2022 - Hon. Raidza)

 

 

 

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 9]

 

Question proposed: MINDFUL that the Independence of Zimbabwe was attained after exceptional and selfless sacrifices by our freedom fighters who waged the struggle for independence against all odds;

ALSO MINDFUL that some of the gallant sons and daughters of the soil lost their lives at the prime of their youthful years and have been buried in various unknown graves scattered all over the country in areas where they operated;

CONCERNED that more than forty years after independence some of our gallant heroes and heroines are still not yet decently interred as they continue to lie in some unknown graves where they were buried en masse by the oppressive colonial regime;

NOTING the urgent need to identify such graves wherever they exist so that the souls of our departed dear comrade can be finally laid in eternal peace,

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon this House to

  1. Assist in disseminating information to the masses of this country which will lead to the identification of graves of our freedom fighters;
  2. Urge the Executive to set up Committees countrywide to ensure that no late freedom fighter fails to get a decent burial as this resonates extremely well with the selfless sacrifice they made to liberate this country; and
  3. Sensitize the public through Hon Members of this august House on the indelible footprints that tell the unforgettable history of this great Nation - Raidza

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation of the Portfolio

 Committee on Local the Parliament of Kenya – (Adjourned 22nd February, 2022 - Hon. Togarepi)

 

 

                                                                                                        [Days elapsed:10]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works, National Housing and Social Amenities to the Kenyan Parliament on a Benchmarking Visit on Implementation of Devolution- Hon. Chikukwa

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on access to menstrual hygiene products for women and girls – (Adjourned 17th February, 2022 - Hon. Togarepi)

 

                                                                                                [Days elapsed: 10]

 

Question proposed: That this House-

MINDFUL that menstrual hygiene day is marked on May 28 every year.

 

ALSO MINDFUL the ability of women and girls to manage their menstruation and health as they could not access menstrual hygiene products during the lockdown period was affected negatively by the Covid-19 due to reduction in income levels.

 

COGNIZANT that government has endeavored to ensure that sanitary were remains affordable to women and girls through Statutory Instruments Nos. 65 of 2018, 3 of 2020 also the introduction of programs on free sanitary wear in rural schools to assist children from disadvantaged families.

 

NOTING disadvantaged children are accessing sanitary wear despite concerted efforts by various stakeholders to assist the Ministry of Health and Childcare in the noble cause to address menstrual hygiene challenges.

 

NOW, THEREFORE calls upon the Ministry of Health and Child Care to:

 

  1. Empower women and girls who are already in the sewing industry to double their efforts in proving sanitary wear;

  1. Donate to school girls the much needed materials for sanitary wear;

and

  1. Ensure uniformity in the procurement of sanitary ware so that all

      women and girls benefit and in particular the girls from disadvantaged

      communities of the country – Hon. Masango.

  1.   Adjourned debate on the motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce on the 2021 First Quarter Budget Performance Reports for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce – (Adjourned 15th February 2022Hon Togarepi)

                                                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 14]

            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce on the 2021 First Quarter Budget Performance Reports for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. - Hon. Svuure

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to curb gender-based violence-

        Adjourned 8th December 2021Hon Kwaramba)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 15]

                                               

Question proposed: That this House-

NOTING with concern that since the outbreak of COVID 19 there has been a sharp increase of gender-based violence (GBV) especially domestic violence in the country;

AWARE that Zimbabwe is a signatory of UN international and regional treaties and protocols against GBV, amongst them CEADW, SADC Protocol on Gender and Development;

ACKNOWLEDGING the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE campaign) that calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, to end GBV;

Aware that this year’s theme for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”

RECOGNIZING the efforts that the government has been taking to curb the scourge of GBV through policies and activities in provinces and districts;

WORRIED that if urgent measures are not taken to reduce the prevalence of GBV, there is real risk that GBV will be a real pandemic within the COVID 19 crisis;

NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS upon the Executive to do more to curb GBV among communities by, among others;

  1. deploying more GBV mobile services in districts and provinces; and
  2. building more safe houses - Hon Kwaramba

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on 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- Adjourned 23rd November 2021Hon Mutambisi)

 

                                                                                               [Days elapsed: 19]

 

Question proposed: 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)- Hon Shamu

 

 

  1. 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. (Restored 2nd November, 2021 – The Minister of Justice,

      Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

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.      (Restored 2nd November, 2021 – The Minister of      Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

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. Second reading: Public Finance Management Amendment Bill (H.B. 4, 2021) – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

  1. Second reading: Insurance Bill (H.B.1, 2021) – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

  1. Second reading: Insurance and Pensions Commission Amendment Bill (H.B. 6, 2021) – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

  1. Second reading: Health Services Amendment Bill (H.B. 8, 2021) – The Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the annual Report of the Zimbabwe Gender

            Commission for the year 2020 (Adjourned 23rd November, 2021- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)         

                                                                                                [Days elapsed: 15]

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

Zimbabwe Gender Commission for the year 2020 presented to this House in

terms of Section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe – The Minister of Women’s Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises

 Development         

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the annual report of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission for the year 2020 (Adjourned 10th March, 2022The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Day elapsed: 2]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the annual report of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission for the year 2020, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

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

     10th March, 2021- Hon T. Moyo)

[Days elapsed: 31]

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 Mutambisi.

 

  1. Committee of Supply.

 

____________________________________________________________________

 

TUESDAY, 10TH MAY, 2022

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

 

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

     on Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement on the Case of

     the Elusive US 28.2 Million Distributed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to

     the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) for Wheat Imports

     (Adjourned 3rd March, 2022- Hon. Wadyajena)

[Days elapsed: 20]

            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement on the Case of the Elusive US 28.2 Million Distributed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) for Wheat Imports [S.C. 2, 2021]- Hon. Wadyajena.

 

_____________________________________________________________________

                                                      

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

  1. 1. Amendment of State Universities Statutes Bill (H. B. 13, 2021) – The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development. (Referred 17th February, 2022)

 

  1. 2. Labour Amendment Bill (H. B. 14, 2021) – The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. (Referred 17th February, 2022)

 

  1. 3. Child Justice Bill (H. B. 11, 2021)The Minister of Justice, Labour and

Social Welfare, (Referred 17th February, 2022)

 

  1. 4. Children’s Amendment Bill (H. B. 12, 2021) – The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. (Referred 17th February, 2022)

  1. Private Voluntary Organisation Amendment Bill (H. B. 10, 2021) – The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. (Referred 17th February 2022)

 

  1. 6. Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill (H.B. 5A, 2020) - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. (Referred 10th March, 2022)

 

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

 

            Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill, 2020 (H.B. 5, 2019)

 

Amendment of Clause 6

By the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

In Clause 6(1) on page 4 of the Bill, delete paragraph (a)  on lines 15, 16 and 17 and substitute:¾

     “(a)   a Chairperson, being a person who is eligible for appointment as a High Court judge or is a sitting judge or former judge, appointed by the President (after consultation with the Judicial Service Commission) from a list of not fewer than seven nominees submitted by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders of Parliament in terms of section 237(1) of the Constitution; and”.

 

 

                                                   AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 13

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS:

 

In Clause 13 on page 7 of the Bill, insert after line 42 the following paragraph to sub-clause (2):-

“(c) where the action complained of is the subject of an internal disciplinary process

by the appropriate security service at the time the complaint is received by the

commission:

 

Provided that if the Commission is of the view, after consulting with the appropriate security service and taking into account any of its concerns, that the internal process in question has taken too long, then the Commission may fix a reasonable period within which such process must be concluded, in default of which the Commission may itself thereafter entertain the complaint.”

 

 

Insurance and Pension Commission Amendment Bill, 2021 (H. B. 6, 2021)

INSERTION OF NEW CLAUSE

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

On page 4 after line 13 of the Bill, after the clause 4 (“Functions and Powers of the Commission”), insert the following clause:—

“4 Delegation of functions by Commissioner

 (1) Subject to the Insurance and Pension Commission Act [Chapter 24:09], the Commissioner may delegate to any officer employed by the Commission any functions that is conferred or imposed upon him or her by this Act, other than this power of delegation.

(2) Any officer to whom a function has been delegated in terms of subsection (1) shall exercise it subject to the Commissioner’s directions.

(3) A delegation in terms of subsection (1) —

  • may be revoked or modified by the Commissioner at any time; and
  • shall not preclude the exercise by the Commissioner of the functions so delegated.

 (4) Anything done by an officer in the exercise of a function delegated to him or her by the Commissioner in terms of subsection (1)

  • may be set aside or revised, subject to this Act, by that officer or by the Commissioner; and
  • shall be deemed, until set aside, to have been done by the Commissioner.

(7) This section shall be construed as being additional to and not as derogating from, the Commissioner’s powers of delegation under any other law.”

And to renumber subsequent clauses accordingly

 

Police Amendment Bill, (H B 2, 2021)

INSERTION OF NEW CLAUSE

by hon. mayihlome l

       The Bill is amended by the insertion of the following clauses before clause 15 in line 7 of

page 5—

                         “15. Amendment of section 35 of Cap 11:10

                                Section 35 of the principal Act is amended by the insertion after subsection (3) of the following subsection—

            (4) The officer or board of officers, as the case may be, presiding at a trial in terms of this Act, shall have powers to issue a warrant of arrest against any accused member who fails to appear before such a court of a single officer or board of officers without just cause:

            Provided that such accused member has been summoned, notified or warned to appear before such officer or board of officers.”.

INSERTION OF NEW CLAUSES

       The Bill is amended by the insertion of the following clauses before clause 19 in line 28 of

page 5—

              “19. New section inserted in Cap 11:10

            The principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 61—

    61A. Protection of Police property

        (1) The Minister may, by notice in a statutory instrument, declare and make known what mark or marks applied to any arms, clothing, equipment, animal, vehicle, aircraft or boat shall denote the property of the Police Service therein.

                              (2) Any person who—

  • with fraudulent intent, applies to any arms, clothing, equipment, animal, vehicle, aircraft or boat any mark referred to in subsection (1); or
  • fraudulently defaces or conceals any mark referred to in subsection (1) on any arms, clothing, equipment, animal, vehicle, aircraft or boat; or
  • unlawfully receives, possesses, sells or delivers any arms, clothing, equipment, animal, vehicle, aircraft or boat bearing any mark referred to in subsection (1) or forbid den by or under this Act to be sold, pledged or otherwise dis posed of;

                         shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level six or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one  year or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

    (3) In any prosecution for a contravention of subsection (2) the burden of proving that he had no fraudulent intent in applying, defacing or concealing any mark referred to in subsection (1) or, as the case may be, that the receipt, possession, sale or delivery of any arms, clothing, equipment, animal, vehicle, aircraft or boat was lawful shall lie upon the accused.

  1. Repeal and substitution of section 66 of Cap 11:10

                                Section 66 of the principal Act is repealed and substituted by—

  1. Wearing of uniforms, badges, etc of Police Force

                                (1) In this section—

                                    “uniform” means any article or apparel including a badge, button, braid

                         or insignia worn with any particular items of clothing and tie designed for the Police Service.

        (2) No person shall be allowed to be in possession of, manufacture, trade, sale, exchange or dispose of or wear any uniform designed for the Police Service or anything which might reasonably be mistaken for any such uniform or as to be likely to deceive, unless the person—

  • is a member of the Police Force entitled by reason of his appointment, rank or designation to wear such uniform, badge or button; or
  • has been granted permission by the Commissioner to wear such uniform, badge or button.

        (3) Any person who contravenes Subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level six or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year or to both such fine and such imprisonment.”;

 and the subsequent clauses shall accordingly be renumbered.

Amendment of Clause 20

       Clause 20 of the Bill is amended in line 39 of page 5 by the insertion of sub-clause (2)

after paragraph (c)—

              “(2) Section 72(“Regulations”) of the principal Act is amended in subsection (2) by the insertion of paragraph (o) after paragraph (n)—

(o) the appeals procedure of the decision made by the delegate of the Commissioner-General on matters regarding any policy, directive, Standing Orders or Regulations.”.

 

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