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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 15 OCTOBER 2013 NO 9

No. 9

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FIRST SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

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TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER, 2013

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Quarter past two o’clock pm The Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

 

 

 

Banda T; Bhebhe A;  Bhudha S.

Bunjira R

Butau D

Chakona P

Chamisa N

Chapfika D

Chasi F

Chibagu G

Chidavaenzi E

Chibaya A

Chidhakwa S

Chigudu M

Chigumba C C.

Chikomba L

Chikukwa M

Chikuni E

Chikwama B

Chikwinya N

Chikwinya S

Chimanikire G

ChimeneM M

Chimwamurombe A Chinanzvavana C

Chinomona M M

Chinotimba J

Chiota P C

Chipanga K

Chipato A

Chirisa F

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chitura L

Chivamba K

Chiwa D

Chiwetu J Z

Cross E G

Damasane S A.E;

Dhewa  W

Dube S

Dziva T M

Gandawa G

Gava M

Gezi T

Tasungunurwa; G I

Gumbo E.

Gumbo S.

Gumbo Joram

Gwanetsa K K

Gwanongoza E

Haritotas P

Hlongwane M

Holder J

Hungwa  G

Jaboon J

Kachepa N

Kadungure D A

Kanengoni T R Kasukuwere S

Katsande A

Kaukonde R J

Kaundikiza M  Kazembe K Khanye N

Khumalo M

Khumalo T

Khupe T

Kuruneri C

Kwaramba G

Labode M R

Langa A

Mabuwa C

Machingauta C

Machingura R

Mackenzie I

Madanha M

Madondo T

Madubeko J

Madzimure W

Madzore P

Madzore S

Mahiya M

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majaya B

Majome F J

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Makunde T

Makweya M

Mandipaka O

Mangami D

Mangwende S

Manyengavana M

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Maridadi J

Marumahoko R

Masamvu L

Mashakada T

Mashange W

Mashayamombe S Mashonganyika D

Masiya D

Masuku P

Matambanadzo M

Matangaidze T

Matangira T R

Mataruse P

Mathe G

Matibenga L G

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matuke L

Mavenyengwa R

Mavima P

Mawere M

Mawere M RN S

Mbwembwe E

Mguni O

Mhere E

Mhlanga A

Mhlanga N J

Mhona F T

Midzi A B M

Misihairambwi P M

Mkandla M

Mlambo W B.J;

Mliswa T P

Mnangagwa E

Mohadi K C

Moyo F  Moyo G Moyo L Moyo R

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M Mpofu R

Mpofu S  Mtingwende T

Muchenje F

Muchenje M S

Mudambo T

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Muderedzwa R

Mudzuri E

Mafunga A

Mukanduri S T

Munochinzwa M

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F Murai E

Musanhi K S

Musanhu S K

Mushohwe C

Musiiwa A

Musundire A L

Musvaire W

Mutematsaka C

Mutezo M

Mutinhiri A

Mutseyami P

Mutsvangwa C

Muzenda T M Muzhavazhe J

Muzondiwa E S

Muzungu -  Masaiti E

Muzembi W

Ncube A

Ncube D M Ncube H  Ncube O  Ncube S

Ndebele A

Dlovu A

Ndlovu D M;

Ndlovu M S

Ndlovu N

Ndoro L F

Nduna D

Nguni S R

Nhema C F.D.;

Nkatazo M M

Nkomo M

Nkomo M

Nkomo R

Nkomo S S

Nleya L

Nyahwo A

Nyamupinga B B

Nyathi B

Nyere C

Nyoni S G G

Paradza K

Passade J

Pedzisai

Pemhenayi B

Phiri F P

Porusingazi E

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Rungani A

Ruvai E

Samkange J T

Sansole T W

Shamu W K

Shongedza E

 

Shumba K D

Sibanda D

Sibanda D P

Sibanda L

Sibanda M

Sibanda Z

Sithole G K

Simbanegavi Y

Sindi C

Tarusenga U  D

 

Thembani S Z

Toffa J

Tongofa M

Tshuma B

Tshuma D

Tsogorani J

Tsomondo C

Vutete M

Wadyajena J M

Watson N J

Zemura L

Zhou P

Zhou T

Zindi I

Ziyambi Z

Zvidzai S

Zwizwai M

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave

Hon Beremauro;   Hon Khumalo M;  Hon Chombo IMC;

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that the Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa and the Proudly Zimbabwean Foundation were inviting all Hon. Members to an Anglican Community Cleanup campaign and environmental day to be held at Avondale Shopping Centre, on 26 th October from 0800 hours to 1630 hours.

 

  1. Committee nominated: Standing Rules and Orders: Speaker, Hon. Mudenda (Chairperson), President of the Senate Hon. Sen. Madzongwe ((Deputy Chairperson); Deputy Speaker; Hon.

Chinomona, Deputy President of the Senate; Hon. Chimutengwende, Minister of Finance; Hon.

Chinamasa, Hon. Dr. Sekeramayi, Hon. Mnangagwa, Hon. Nyoni, Hon. Khupe, Hon. J. M.

Gumbo, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Toffa, Hon. Dr. Shumba, Hon. Tsomondo, Hon. Kazembe, Hon. Chamisa.  The rest of the Committee Members would be announced the following day.

 

  1. The Speaker also informed the House that the inaugural meeting of the Standing Rules and Orders Committee would be held on Wednesday 16 th October 2013, at 1100 hours in Committee Room No. 4.

 

  1. The Speaker invited all Hon. Members to the 2013 Pre-budget seminar to be held from 31 st October to 3 rd November 2013 at Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 3rd October – The     Minister of State for Provincial Affairs- Harare).

 

[Time elapsed: 5hrs 04 mins]

 

Question again proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows: -

 

May it please you, your Excellency the President:

 

We the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament- Hon Mbwembwe.

 

            On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. S. S. Nkomo seconded by Hon. Matibenga moved:

 

That this House-

 

NOTING that Zimbabwe was once the breadbasket of Southern Africa and has now been reduced to a basket case;

 

DISTURBED by the Government’s lack of precautionary programmes to avert hunger in the face of a poor rainy season;

 

CONCERNED  by the acute shortage of food which has resulted in more than two million people facing starvation particularly in Masvingo, Midlands, Matebeleland and Manicaland Provinces;

 

MINDFUL of the fact that in Zimbabwe more than 2.2 million people are in need of food to avert starvation;

 

NOW, THEREFORE:

 

Resolves to set up a Parliamentary Committee to enquire into the food shortage crisis that is currently engulfing Zimbabwe; and

 

Calls upon Government to implement an urgent non-partisan drought and starvation mitigation programme.

 

On the motion of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Harare: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Harare: The House adjourned at

eight minutes past six o’clock pm.

 

 

  1. F. MUDENDA,

Speaker.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 16TH OCTOBER, 2013

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

 ♦ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

 * QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1. HON.  CHINOTIMBA:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National

Housing to explain whether it is government policy for Local Authorities to employ

Zimbabwean citizens and issue residential stands on a partisan basis  and

 

 

 to state the measures that government has put in place to curb such malpractices.
*2.

 

 HON. GONESE:  To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry to give an update on  progress made by the Ministerial Task-Force mandated to investigate the invasion of the Save Conservancy and recommendations made to government in that regard.
*3.

 

HON. D. SIBANDA:  To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain  why the Registrar General, Mr Tobaiwa Mudede and the Chairman of Civil Service

Commission, Dr. Mariyawanda Nzuwah are still in the employment of the state after they have reached their retirement age.

*4.

 

HON. GONESE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain:
 

 

i)    the circumstances surrounding the inordinate delay in the completion of the Harare       International Airport Road linking with Enterprise road; and

 

ii)  why Municipal land was transferred to a contractor prior to  completion of the  project.

*5.

 

HON. GONESE:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, mechanization and Irrigation Development to state the tonnage of grain Zimbabwe has imported from Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and other neighboring countries during this year.
*6.

 

HON. MARIDADI:  To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to state when the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act will be amended to ensure that suspects and  accused persons, that is, defendants in criminal proceedings are accorded the rights to which they are entitled under sections 50 and 70 of the new Constitution.
*7. HON ZINDI:  To ask the Minister of  Home Affairs to give this House statistics regarding fatal acceidents that occur as a result of other motorist ramming behind stationery broken down haulage trucks or fuel tankers from 2009 to date

 

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

  1. HON. KHUPE

HON. DR LABODE

 

That this House:

 

ALARMED by the number of women dying from breast and cervical cancer in Zimbabwe;

 

CONCERNED by the unavailability of cancer treatment in Zimbabwe;

 

DEEPLY WORRIED by the lack of accessibility to cancer treatment in Zimbabwe;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that cancer treatment is not affordable especially to the majority of women;

 

DEEPLY SADDENED that cancer treatment is not available, accessible and affordable;

 

NOW, THEREFORE:

 

Recommends the introduction of a cancer levy in order to save many lives; and

 

Calls for the establishment of cancer treatment units in every district.

 

 

  1. HON. HLONGWANE             HON. DR. KEREKE

 

That this House:

 

CONCERNED by the high rate of de-industrialisation in Zimbabwe’s major cities and towns continuously in the last 12 years;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the levels of unemployment currently experienced in Zimbabwe;

 

DEEPLY WORRIED by the sanctions induced poverty levels that have blighted Zimbabweans for the past 12 years;

 

PERTURBED by the alarming brain and skills drain experienced by Zimbabwe’s economy in the last decade;

 

ALARMED by the arrogant unilateralism of the West which imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe without engaging in exhaustive dialogue;

 

NOW, THEREFORE:

 

Calls on the European Union, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America to lift all forms of sanctions they imposed on Zimbabwe.

 

Resolves to submit this motion, together with a covering letter to the European Parliament, the

European External Action Service, the United States Congress, the Australian Parliament, New Zealand Parliament and the House of Commons, encouraging them to urge their governments to lift all forms of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.

 

 

  1. HON. MARIDADI

HON. CHIMANIKIRE

 

That this House:

 

ALARMED by the intermittent power cuts to both domestic and commercial consumers as a result of load-shedding and faults;

 

CONCERNED by the lack of capacity by ZESA to attend timeously to faults;

 

DEEPLY WORRIED by the ever increasing gap between demand and supply;

 

ALSO DEEPLY ALARMED by the lack of investment into the power sector by the shareholder;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the flight of qualified and experienced personnel which has adverse effects on the electricity supply industry;

 

NOW, THEREFORE:

 

Resolves that the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy conducts an inquiry into the power sector in Zimbabwe.

 

 

  1. Adjourn debate on the motion on food shortages in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 15th October – The

            Minister of State for Provincial Affairs - Harare)

 

That this House-

 

NOTING that Zimbabwe was once the breadbasket of Southern Africa and has now been reduced to a basket case;

 

DISTURBED by the Government’s lack of precautionary programmes to avert hunger in the face of poor rainy season;

 

CONCERNED  by the acute shortage of food which has resulted in more than two million people facing starvation particularly in Masvingo, Midlands, Matebeleland and Manicaland Provinces;

 

MINDFUL of the fact that in Zimbabwe more than 2.2 million people are in need of food to avert starvation;

 

NOW, THEREFORE:

 

Resolves to set up a Parliamentary Committee to enquire into the food shortage crisis that is currently engulfing Zimbabwe; and

 

Calls upon Government to implement an urgent non-partisan drought and starvation mitigation programme.

 

 

 

  1. HON B. TSHUMA

HON. P.D SIBANDA

 

That this House -

 

            AWARE that the Government of Zimbabwe has a duty of transparency and accountability in respect of        its stewardship of national assets in pursuit of the national interest.

 

FURTHER AWARE of our commitment to promote gender equality and empower women as envisaged      by millenium development goal number 3 and more fully by our constitution.

 

DEVASTATED by the violence unleashed by the Board of Directors of the Hwange Colliery Company            Limited on the women who moved to gather at the corporations General Office in Hwange on the 7th of  October 2013 intending to peacefully press on the Board the urgency of the need for payment of long          overdue wages by the company to its employees.

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE:

 

Calls upon the Government of Zimbabwe as the majority shareholder of the Hwange Colliery Company

Limited, to exercise its ownership to provide the relief sought by the community stakeholder.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the terrorist attacks on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya (Adjourned 3rd October - The Minister State for Provincial Affairs- Harare).

 

 

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

 

RECALLS attacks by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya;

 

DEEPLY SADDENED by the death of sixty-two people and one hundred and seventy-five people who sustained injuries as a result of this terrorist attack;

 

NOW, THEREFORE:

 

Condemns the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya; and

 

Expresses its condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and our solidarity with the people of Kenya at this trying time - Hon. G. Moyo.

 

 

  1. HON. GONESE

HON. MAJOME

 

That this House:

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and all existing laws have to be aligned to the new Constitution;

 

RECOGNISING that the current pieces of legislation must reflect the thrust and spirit of the progressive dispensation brought about by the new Constitution;

 

WORRIED that the Executive seems to lack the necessary commitment and enthusiasm to expeditiously attend to this matter;

 

CONCERNED  that the lack of certainty regarding which laws are not consistent with the letter and spirit of the new Constitution will result in the lack of clarity on the legal position on various issues;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Executive to urgently take steps to amend a number of laws to align them to the Constitution.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Health Sector in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 1st October - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

 

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

 

ALARMED by the deteriorating nature of the health sector in Zimbabwe which include the health infrastructure and services;

 

CONCERNED by government’s lack of adequate attention, time and effort into averting the health crisis;

 

DEEPLY WORRIED by the expanding gap between the private and public health delivery systems;

 

ALSO DEEPLY ALARMED by the reports from Harare Central Hospital where mothers are delivering babies on the floor;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the shortage of basic services such as water at government institutions;

 

NOW THEREFORE:

 

Resolves that the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care conducts an inquiry into the health sector in Zimbabwe - Hon. Dr. Labode.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 3rd October – The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs- Harare).

 

[Time elapsed: 7hrs 04 mins]

 

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 Mbwembwe.

 

10 .     COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

 

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