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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 15_JULY_2009_NO._35

 

 

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 35

 

PARLIAMENT

OF ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FIRST SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY, 2009

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

The Acting Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

 

Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Bhebhe A,

Bimha M.C

Biti L.T Chaderopa F Chambati T.S Chamisa N  Chanetsa P.T.

Chebundo B

Chibaya A Chidhakwa W.K

Chikava B,

Chikwinya S,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

Chinyadza W

Chiota P.C

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dongo G.Z

Dube C.R.E

Dzirutwe G  Gabuza J.G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T

Goto R

Gumbo J.M

Gwiyo C.C

Hove S.R

Huruba T

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa N Kagurabadza M.T

Kapesa R

Karenyi L

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Kumalo M

Mabhena G

Machacha C Madamombe S Madubeko J Madzimure W Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Makuyana M Mandebvu N.T

Mangami D Mangena J

Maposhere D Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E Mashakada T Masukume N.P.S

Matamisa E.E

Matienga M Matimba T

Matshalaga O Mavima L.D Mazikana P.H Mhandu C

Mhlanga A

Mkhosi E.T.M

Mlambo M.M

Mombeshora D.T

Moyo G

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpariwa P

Mpukuta L Muchauraya P

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudenge I.S,

Mudiwa S

Muguti C

Mukanduri S.T

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi G Mushonga S.L

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musvaire W

Mutambara AG

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa G.T

Mutseyami C.P

Mwonzora D.T

Mzembi W

Navava E

Ncube S

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Ngwenya B

Nkomo S.S

Nyakudanga O

Nyamande             J

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyaude B

Nyoni S.G.G

Pasihomusha-

Matiza B.J

Pemhenayi C.F

Raradza E

Rutsvara R

Sai S

Sansole T.W

Shamu W.K

Shirichena E

Shoko H

Shoko M

Sibanda

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sibanda P.N

Sindi C

Sithole A

Sululi A

Tazviona R

Varandeni J

C.C
Zinyemba M

Ziteya K.S

Ziyambi W.Z

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Printed by Order of the House

Absent with leave

 

  1. Papers laid upon the Table

 

            The Minister of Mines and Mining Development

 

Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe 2007 Annual Report by [Chapter 21:04].

 

            The Minister of Finance

 

            Resources Mobilisation Fund of the Public Service Commission by [Chapter 22:03].

 

Zimbabwe National Dress Fabric Fund by [Chapter 22:03].

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Questions with notice.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development: The House adjourned at ten minutes past four o’clock p.m.

 

  1. Madzimure Acting Speaker.

 

 

THURSDAY, 16TH JULY 2009

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF FINANCE:

 

That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to make further provision for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

(Notice given in terms of Standing Order No. 94)

 

(Supplementary Budget)

 

2.         HON MANGAMI  HON CHIMHINI

 

That this House takes note of the report of the delegation to the Second Forum of African Parliamentarians for Education (FAPED) II Workshop held from 5 to 6 May 2009 in Dakar, Senegal.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on addressing poverty in the rural areas

(Adjourned 14th July 2009- Hon J.M Gumbo)

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

            Question proposed: That this House-

 

SHOCKED by the levels of abject poverty that perpetually assail the inhabitants of communal areas;

 

CONCERNED by the fact that 70% of the national population live in these poverty stricken areas and yet 95% of them have little or no income to meet their basic needs;

 

AWARE that past governments have perennially failed to economically empower communal dwellers preferring instead to issue food hand-outs;

 

EXTREMELY DISTURBED by policies of past governments, which

concentrated on erecting social infrastructure whilst ignoring the critical role of productive investment in the development process;

 

ALARMED that economic dualism and the vicious cycle of poverty pervading the communal areas is being exacerbated by the persistent failure of the Government to initiate policies and programmes to redress the same;

 

FURTHER AWARE that the combined effect of over-population, lack of economic opportunities, and poor incomes, have catalysed a self-reinforcing process of environmental destruction in rural areas, in general, and communal areas in particular;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the deliberate indifference to the plight of communal people, and the parochial, puny and paternalistic policies enunciated by the institutions of government controlling the allocation of national resources;

 

NOW, THEREFORE;

 

  1. Calls upon Government to put in measures to eliminate the abject poverty debilitating the communal areas;
  2. Expresses its support for the initiation of policies and programmes aimed at eliminating the dual economic structure existing in Zimbabwe and to

 

concomitantly integrate the communal areas into the modern economy; and

  • Requests the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Investment Promotion to undertake an urgent in-depth study and analysis of the problem, and recommends comprehensive measures which will ensure the allocation of the requisite material and human resources needed to extricate communal Areas from their state of underdevelopment- Hon Chinyadza.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the report of the delegation to the SADC Parliamentarians’ Policy Dialogue on Poverty and Social Transfers

(Adjourned 17th June 2009- The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Mutambara)

 

[Day Elapsed: 1]

            Question proposed: That this House

 

Takes note of the report of the delegation to the SADC Parliamentarians’ Policy Dialogue on Poverty and Social Transfers held in Johannesburg, South Africa – Hon Chimanikire.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the media environment in Zimbabwe

(Adjourned 17th June 2009 – Hon Gonese)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

             Question proposed:  That this House-

 

CELEBRATING the consummation of the Global Political Agreement, in particular its expressed commitment to reforming the media environment in Zimbabwe as stated in Article 19 of the same;

 

CONCERNED by the slow progress made towards achieving media plurality and diversity;

 

DISTURBED by the Executive’s failure to bring before Parliament for amendment the legislation that curtails media freedom;

 

NOTING the continued bias and lack of paradigm shift in the public media, particularly the Herald and the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation;

 

ALARMED by the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity’s brazen and unbridled contempt of a High Court ruling that declared the Media and Information Commission illegal;

 

DISTURBED by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe’s failure to grant broadcasting licenses to other private players in line with the provision of the Global Political Agreement;

 

CONCERNED by the slow pace of constituting the Zimbabwe Media Commission;

 

NOW, THEREFORE;

 

  1. Calls on the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity to constitute the Broadcasting and Services Board (BAZ) which should immediately start granting licenses to other media players by August the 6th 2009;
  2. Calls on the Executive to bring before Parliament for amendment or repeal all pieces of legislation that curtail media freedom;
  • That the public media, particularly the Herald and the ZBC, provide balanced and fair coverage to all parties in line with Article 19 (d) and (e) of the GPA;
  1. That the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity must respect the rule of Law and abide by the High Court ruling that nullified the existence of Media, Information Commission;
  2. That the constituting of the Zimbabwe Media Commission be quickened and brought to finality and closure by July 15th 2009; and
  3. That this Parliament commits itself to supporting a Constitution that guarantees, specifically, media freedom – Hon Chikwinya.

 

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

16th June 2009 – The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Khupe) 

 

[Time elapsed: 13 hours 04 minutes]

Question proposed

 

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

 

May it please you, your Excellency the President:

 

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the structural dislocation of Zimbabwe’s economy (Adjourned 16th June 2009- The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon

Khupe)

 

[Days Elapsed: 6]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED WITH the structural dislocation of Zimbabwe’s economy, macroeconomic dysfunctionality and the pervasive levels of failure by the state.

 

DISTURBED BY the high levels of poverty, unemployment and suffering of the people of Zimbabwe.

 

CONCERNED BY the collapse of the public education, public health and public transport infrastructure in the country.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED BY the deeply seated humanitarian crisis, the absence of the rule of law, the food crisis and the extent of deprivation and want by our people.

 

ALARMED BY the high levels of corruption, looting, avarice, asset stripping, patronage and clientelism prevalent in the country.

 

CONCERNED BY THE militarization and politicization in the distribution of food.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the deliberate indifference to the crisis by those in control.

 

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE RESOLVES;

 

  1. i) To express its strong concern to the responsible authorities and urge all concerned to direct their energies towards the rebuilding of Zimbabwe.

 

  1. To call for the crafting of policies to address these challenges being faced by Zimbabweans- Hon Biti.

 

8.         HON. GONESE              HON. MAJOME

 

 That this House-

 

COMMENDING the people of Zimbabwe on a fairly decent election on 29 March 2008.

 

CONCERNED by the reports of alleged murder, torture, rape, arson and looting that took place after the harmonized elections of 29 March 2008.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by levels of lawlessness, abuse of the rule of law and abuse of state institutions in this violence.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE RESOLVES THAT:

A select Committee of Parliament be appointed to investigate the violence that took place after the March 28 elections and report its findings to Parliament – Hon. Gonese

 

9.         COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

 

 

WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY 2009 

 

QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦          QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.    HON. S. MOYO: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development:-

  1. how safe it is for Zimbabweans to use passenger trains in view of the serious signal problems faced by the NRZ; and
  2. what plans the Ministry has regarding the hundreds of old wagons that have been lying idle at various railway stations countrywide over the years since they have been depreciating with time.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 17th June 2009]

 

*2.    HON. D. A. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development:-

 

  1. when the Jombe- Mutare road which starts from the Bvuma turn-off will be tarred since it is an important link and a shorter route to Mutare; and
  2. to state why these gravel roads have not been maintained for years a situation that has led to bus operators withdrawing services from the area thus prejudicing fruit growers in the area.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 17th June 2009]

 

*3.       HON. P. N. SIBANDA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform this House whether the Binya-Karoi road is in the Ministry’s plans for tarring, as this route is shorter and therefore cheaper than the one that goes via Bulawayo.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 17th June 2009]

 

*4.       HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Ministers of State for National Healing to inform the House:

  1. whether they are aware that on the 19th and 20th March 2009,  ZANU PF officials in Bindura South Constituency, namely, Matangira and Muzondo addressed rallies denouncing and rejecting the Global Political Agreement and the inclusive Government  and that these officials questioned the integrity of the three principals to the Global Political Agreement; and
  2. whether any measures will be taken to ensure that people are not misled at rallies.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

*5.       HON. JIRI: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban

Development,

  1. why Rural District Councils have been allowed to operate year in year out without audited financial statements .e.g. Chikomba district councils last audited accounts were produced in 2003 or before;
  2. what the Ministry is doing about the gross mal-administration in the running of council affairs, particularly by those of Chikomba Rural District Council where assets have been personalized and misappropriated for a period in excess of five years; and
  • what arrangements have been put in place to address the above concerns with the urgency they require.

[Deferred: Wednesday 13thApril 2009]

 

*6.       HON MADZIMURE:  To ask the Minister of Defence to inform the House what happened to guns that were allegedly issued for campaign purposes to retired army officers and war veterans during the period 29 march 2008 to 30 June 2008.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*7.       HON. F.M. SIBANDA:  To ask the Minister of Defence to state:-

  1. the correct position of the Defence Forces regarding the political order as signed on 15th September 2008 and the measures the Ministry is taking to ensure that the entire Defence Forces uphold the Global Political Agreement (G.P.A).

 

  1. the steps the Ministry is taking to protect junior soldiers from unwarranted threats by their Commanders for supporting the new political order as signed on the 15th September 2008.

 

  [Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]
*8.

 

HON. NYAMANDE:  To the Minister of Defence whether the service Chiefs still maintain that they will not salute the Prime Minister, Hon. Morgan Richard Tsvangirai and to explain their absence during the swearing in of Prime Minister by His Excellency, the President.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*9.

 

HON. P. N. SIBANDA: To ask the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity whether the Ministry has plans to replace the radio booster at Kamativi Tin Mine as it used to supply television and radio reception to Kamativi and Binga.

[Transferred: Wednesday, 17th June 2009]

*10. HON.C.R.E. DUBE: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development:-

i)       what the Ministry’s policy on the refurbishment and rehabilitation of thermal power stations in urban centers apart from Hwange Power Station is; and

ii)     how much contribution to the national grid these thermal power stations would make if they were to be fully operational.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 17th June 2009]

 

*11.

 

 

HON. D. A. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare:-

i)      what the ministry is doing about the constant electricity load shedding at Hauna district hospital which has a mortuary and theatre that go for hours on end without electricity since the hospital cannot afford to purchase diesel to keep the generator running; and

ii)    whether the ministry can proffer a possible solution to keep the hospital functioning properly.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 17th June 2009]

*12.

 

 

HON. N. MASUKUME: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to explain:-

i)      why the Ministry expels pregnant student nurses when the government has invested a lot of money from its coffers, an alternative should be found so as to retain manpower in the hospitals;

ii)    what the Ministry’s position is on buildings that were constructed but have gone for years without operating for example Munyamani clinic in

Mwenezi west Constituency; iii) the Ministry’s plans regarding the follow up on vapositori parents who do not send their children for immunization as these are at high risk of contracting infectious diseases; and

iv)what the Ministry is doing to alleviate the problem of shortage of ambulances in Mwenezi District.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 17th June 2009]

*13. HON. M. SHOKO: To ask the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment:-

i) to explain the logic behind the creation of youth zones in Chitungwiza; and

  1. ii) to elaborate whether the youths manning these zones earn a salary and explain the rationale of employing more people at a time when Government is struggling to pay teachers and nurses salaries.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 17th June 2009]

 

*14. HON. F. M. SIBANDA: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House:

 

  1. what action the Ministry intends to take against members of the Bulawayo Traffic Police who are demanding bribes from commuter omnibus drivers on a daily basis;
  2. why there are always 5 road blocks in Bulawayo on the following roads

(a) Pumula –Khami road to the city, (b) Plumtree road to the city, (c) Luveve road to the city as these stage managed road blocks delay workers to their workplaces;

  • what the ministry is doing to protect innocent commuters and commuter omnibus drivers so that they move about freely conducting their daily business;
  1. why road worthy vehicles are impounded when the drivers refuse to pay bribes to the Bulawayo Traffic Police Officers;
  2. what the ministry doing is to correct this ugly and unprofessional behavior by police; and
  3. when police officers will be retrained in human rights issues as agreed upon in the G.P.A signed on the 15th of September 2008.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 17th June 2009]

 

*15.

 

 

HON. M. SHOKO: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform this House:

i)         whether or not those who brutally murdered Yona Genti, Ngoni Waite,

Archford Chipiyo and an identified youth on 17 June 2009 near the Skyline Golf Club Compound (RRB No. 0333672) have been apprehended and to state the progress that has been made in bringing the culprits to book; and ii) why the police have refused to release the post mortem results to Yona Genti’s parents.

*16.

 

HON. B CHEBUNDO: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain why the Ministry is failing to uphold the rule of law at the Inogo Farm in Kwekwe where arson and assaults which are committed with impunity have become the order of the day.
*17.

 

HON. C. SINDI:  To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality to state:-
i) why some small local tourist attractions, such as the Murehwa famous breathing mountains , the Gandavaroyi falls in Gokwe North District, the Chinhoyi Caves and many others around the country are not adequately developed to give local and international tourists a variety of tourist attractions to choose from; and
ii)       if there is need to identify and rebrand such attractions in order to augment the inflow of the much needed foreign currency.

 

*18.     HON. DZINGIRAYI: To ask the Minister of Public Service to explain:

 

  1. if the Ministry is aware that it is a criminal offence to pretend to be remunerating someone when infact there is no salary at all; and
  2. what is happening to the dollar component of the salary which appears on the pay advice slips but does not reflect in bank statements.

 

 

 

NOTICES OF MEETINGS

 

THURSDAY, 16TH JULY 2009

 

Committee Room No.3 at 1000 hours

 

            Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development

Hon. Matienga (Chairperson), Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chirume,  Hon. Chitima,

Hon. Dumbu, Hon. Goto, Hon. Khumalo T, Hon. Mharadza , Hon. Navaya,

Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Shirichena, Hon. Sithole. Clerk – Mrs Khumalo

 

Committee Room No.413 at 1000 hours

 

Education, Sports and Culture

Hon. Mangami, (Chairperson) Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chihota, Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Haritatos, Hon. Kumalo Marvellous, Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Mguni N, Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon. Muza, Hon. Nezi, Hon. Sibanda F.M. Committee Clerk- Ms Mudavanhu

 

MONDAY, 20TH JULY 2009

 

Committee Room No. 311 at 1000 hours

 

                Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism     

Hon. Bhebhe A (Chairperson), Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Machacha, Hon. Mahoka, Hon. Marima, Hon. Matienga, Hon. Mazikana, Hon.

Mpofu N, Hon. Ndambakuwa, Hon. Nezi, Hon. Saruwaka, Hon. Shoko M,

Hon. Sibanda. – Clerk – Mr Ndlovu

 

Committee Room No. 3 at 1000 hrs

 

Higher Education, Science and Technology

Hon Mpofu N (Chairperson), Hon. Chanetsa, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Dumbu, Hon. Khumalo Martin, Hon. Kumalo Marvellous, Hon. Mafios, Hon.

Maramwidze, Hon. Matamisa, Hon. Matibenga, Hon. Mguni N, Hon. Muza,

Hon. Ndhlovu A, Hon. Zhuwao. – Clerk Miss Mudavanhu

 

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000 hrs

 

Transport and Infrastructure Development

Hon. Chebundo, (Chairperson,) Hon. Baloyi, Hon. Dongo, Hon. Dzirutwe, Hon. Huruba, Hon. Machacha, Hon. Madamombe, Hon. Mandebvu, Hon.

Mhlanga,  Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Mushore, Hon. Ncube S, Hon. Nyakudanga,

Hon. Rutsvara. Clerk – Ms Macheza

 

Committee Room No. 2 at 1000 hours

 

                Home Affairs and Defence               

Hon. Madzore, (Chairperson) Hon. Huruba, Hon. Mafios, Hon. Mutinhiri, Hon. Ziteya, Hon. Mangena, Hon. Mhandu (Rtd) Major C, Hon. Moyo R, Hon. Mutseyami, Hon. Mwonzora, Hon. Sibanda P N, Hon. Sululu. Clerk – Mr Daniel.

 

Committee Room 311 at 1400 hrs

 

Public Works and National Housing

Hon. Mupukuta (Chairperson), Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Jiri, Hon. Kachepa, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Mabhena, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon.

Ndambakuwa, Hon. Ndebele G, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Shirichena.  Clerk – Ms

Macheza

 

Committee Room No. 413 at 1000 hrs               Mines and Energy

Hon. Chindori-Chininga (Chairperson), Hon. Dube C, Hon. Dzingirayi, Hon. Katsande, Hon. Kay, Hon. Makamure, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Mare, Hon.

Mudarikwa, Hon. Mungofa, Hon. Musvaire, Hon. Ncube,  Hon. Nemadziva, Hon. Shoko.  Clerk - Mr Manhivi

 

 

 

 

 

 

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