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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 15_MAY_2012_NO._33

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 33

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH  SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

 

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TUESDAY 15TH MAY 2012

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Quarter past two o'clock p.m. The  Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Buka F,

Chaderopa             F

Chambati T.S

Chanetsa P.T,

Chebundo B,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

Chinyadza W,

Chirongwe R,

Kachepa           N

Kagurabadza

M.T

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Karenyi             L

Kasukuwere      S

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Khupe T

Kumalo M

Mabhena G

Machacha         C

Madubeko J Madzimure W

Madzore P

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majome F.J

Makamure R

Makuyana       M

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami          D

Mangena J

Mangwana M.P

Maposhere           D Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E

H

Mare M

Masaiti              E

Mashakada T

Matamisa           E.E

Matibe T.P

Matienga              M

Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Matonga                B

Matshalaga           O

Matutu T

Mavima             L.D

Mazikana           P.H

Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mhlanga A

Mkhosi E.T.M

Mlambo M

Moyo E

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpofu     O.M

Mpukuta       L

Muchauraya P

Muchena O. N

Muchinguri O.C. Z.

Mudarikwa S

Mudavanhu E

Mudenge I.S,

Mudiwa S

Mudzuri E

Mudzuri H

Muguti C

Mukanduri S.T

Munengami           F

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi                G

Mushonga S.L

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dongo G.Z

Dube M

Dube P,

Dzingirai I

Dzirutwe G

Garadhi S

Goche N.T.

Goto R

Gwiyo

Haritatos

C.C
Hlongwane M

Hove S.R

Huruba T

Jembere E

Jiri M

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musundire        A.L                                      Nyakudanga O           Sibanda F.M

Musvaire W                                                   Nyamudeza       S        Sibanda P.N

Mutambara AG                                             Nyamupinga                        Sindi C

Mutinhiri A                                                    B.B                                   Sithole A

Mutomba W                                                  Nyaude B                          Sululu A

Muza I                                                           Pasihomusha-                                          Tachiona                                                                    M

Mwonzora D.T                                              Matiza B.J                    Tazviona R

Mzembi W  Raradza E  Timba J.Z Navaya E  Samkange Tshuma B

Ncube                    S                                       N.T.C                          Varandeni J

Ndambakuwa F                                             Sansole T.W                   Zhuwao P

Ndava R                                                         Shamu W.K               Zinyemba M

Ndebele G                                                     Shirichena E              Ziyambi W.Z

Ndhlovu A                                                     Shoko H

Nemadziva N                                                Shoko M

Nezi W                                                          Sibanda         C.C

Ngwenya B                                                    Sibanda D.S

Printed by Order of the House

 

 

                                   Apologies

 

                               Hon. Chidakwa, Hon. Chinamasa, Hon. Langa, Hon. Mombeshora,

Hon. Murerwa,  Hon. Mnkandhla Hon. S.S. Nkomo,

 

 

  1. Papers laid upon the Table

 

                                    The Minister of Finance

 

Printflow Audited Financial Statements 31 December 2009 [By Chapter 22:18]

 

                                   Printflow 2010 Annual Report [By Chapter 22:18]

 

                  Amendment of the Traffic and Legislation Fund Constitution; [By Chapter

                                   22:18]

 

Amendment of the New Vehicle Security Registration Number Plate

Revolving Fund Constitution ;  [By Chapter 22:18]

 

                                    Memorandum to Members of Parliament on Amendment of the Traffic and       Legislation Fund Constitution. [By Chapter 22:18]

 

                                    New Vehicle Security Registration Number Plate Revolving Fund Constitution        [By Chapter 22:18]

 

Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management

 

Allied Timbers (Pvt) Ltd & its Subsidiaries. Annual Report 2009. [By Chapter

                                   22:19]

 

Allied Timbers (Pvt) Ltd & its Subsidiaries. Annual Report 2010. [By Chapter

                                   22:19]

 

 Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion

 

Zimbabwe Medium Term Plan 2011-2015 Provincial Launch Report

January 2012.. [By Chapter 22:19]

 

Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion 2011 Economic

                                   Report.  [By Chapter 22:19]

 

The Planning Bulletin: The Official Publication of the Ministry of Economic    Planning and Investment Promotion. January March 2012, Vol 2, No. 1. [By

            Chapter 22:19]

 

 The Minister of Finance

State Procurement Board Annual Reports [By Chapter 22:19]

 

 

            Minister of Water Resources Development and Management   Report on the  African Ministers' Council on Water(AMCOW) AFRICASAN 3  Conference  [By Chapter 22:19]

 

                                   Report on the World Water Week [By Chapter 22:19]

 

                                    The Minister of Finance

 

Accountant General's Department consolidated statement of financial           performance.[By Chapter 22:19]

 

                                    The Minister of Health and Child Welfare

 

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General  on the management of HIV care        and Treatment programme[By Chapter 22:19]

 

                                The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management

 

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General on Deforestation in Peri- Urban      and resettlement areas as coordinated by the Forestry Commission and          Environmental Management Agency.[By Chapter 22:19]

 

                                   The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development

 

ZINARA Toll Fund Audited Statement:September 01,2009 to September        30,2010.[By Chapter 22:19]

 

                                    The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education

 

Harare  Institute of Technology:Financial statements for the year ended 31  December 2010. [By Chapter 22:19]

 

                                    The Minister of Finance

 

Comptroller and Auditor -General for the Financial Year Ended December 31,

2009 Finance Accounts Revenue Statements Appropriation Accounts and

Accounts of Miscellaneous Funds Vol. I[By Chapter 22:19]

 

Comptroller and Auditor -General for the Financial Year Ended December

31, 2009  Narrative Report on Appropriation Accounts Vol. II [By Chapter

                                         22:19]

 

Comptroller and Auditor -General for the Financial Year Ended December

31, 2009  Parastatals and State Enterprises  Vol. III[By Chapter 22:19]

                         

                                          The Minister of Energy and Power Development

 

2010 Group Annual Report ZESA Holdings (Pvt) (Ltd)[By Chapter 22:19]

 

Zimbabwe Electricity Regulatory Commission Financial Statements and

Management Letter for the year Ended December 31 2010.[By Chapter 22:19]

 

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General to the The Minister of Energy      and Power Development in Respect of the Financial Statements of  Zimbabwe    Electricity Regulatory Commission for the year Ended 31 December 2009 [By        Chapter 22:19]

 

Rural Electrification Agency Annual Report 2010 [By Chapter 22:19]

 

  1.   MR SPEAKER:I have to inform the House that following the Minister                         of

Local  Government,  Rural and Urban Development's decision to approach the Supreme

Court  regarding the proposed amendment of the Urban Councils Act, debate on          Order  No. 18  for today stands suspended in terms of Standing Order No. 62(d),      until a  judicial decision on the matter has been made.

 

I have to advise Hon Members  not to  switch languages during debates as this  may result in the distortion of their contributions .Hon Members should stick to  one language of choice so that interpretation is done efficiently and effectively.

 

I also have to inform Hon Members that those who registered to go on

the familiarisation tour of Deven Engineering (Pvt) Ltd, that the

trips will be

undertaken in       groups of twenty members at a time.

 

The first group  will visit on  Wednesday 16 May 2012, while the  second group

will visit on Thursday 17 May 2012.  Departure time on both days

will be at

0900 hrs, from the Nelson Mandela  Avenue entrance.

 

Hon Members are also advised to check for further details from their pigeon

holes. Other interested Hon Members may contact the Public

Relations

Department at Pax House, 3rd Floor South Wing, Office No. 4 or phone

extension 2310 or 2143.

 

Hon. Members are also advised that  the                Zimbabwe

Parliamentarians on HIV

andAIDS (ZIPAH) is currently updating its membership database.

Membership

forms have been distributed in the members pigeon holes.  Some can be collected

from Parliament staff at Pax House.  Both new and old members are encouraged

to  fill in the forms so that they can become Bona Fide members and  participate

in  Zipah activities. At the launch of Zipah on 1st  march 2012,

officiated by his

excellency, the president,  Zipah resolved to  embark on group

Voluntary

Counselling and Testing (VCT) and Male Circumcission (MC) by

the  end ofJune

 

Hon Members wishing to participate  in these programmes are

kindly

requested to indicate by completing  forms that have been placed in their pigeon          holes.

 

  1. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs, moved : That Orders of the Day Nos. 1 to 3 for today, stand over, until Order No. 23 has been disposed

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

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

                                      27th  March  – The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)     

 

   [Time elapsed: 4 hours 40 minutes]

 

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 Zhuwao

 

On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

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

Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism on Conservancies and Forestry

Plantations (S.C. 11, 2012) –(Adjourned  28th March  – The Minister of

                                         National Housing and Social Amenities)   

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

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

Portfolio Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism on      Conservancies and Forestry Plantations (S.C. 11, 2012) – Hon Nezi 

  

            On the motion of The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Matienga seconded by Hon. Sithole moved:

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development on the Challenges and

Constraints Affecting the Operations of Vocational Training Centres in

Zimbabwe (S.C. 10, 2012)

 

On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs: The House adjourned at five minutes to five o' clock p.m.

L.N.M.MOYO

Speaker.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 16TH MAY 2012

              

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

    ♦ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

    * QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.    HON. BALOYI: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to state:

i)the measures the Ministry is taking to curb the increasing rate of raids on    livestock along the Sango and Chikwalakwala border line in Chiredzi; and ii)  the Ministry's plans in finding a lasting solution to cross border cattle rustling in the Sengwe and Matibi II communal lands.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

*2.      HON. SULULU: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain to the House            the action that has been taken by the police to arrest violent and rowdy people who             disrupted the following approved public gatherings;

  1. The meeting addressed by the United States Ambassador Charles on 20th                        July 2011 in Kwekwe, where youths, journalists and the public were                                assaulted in  full view of the police force;

 

  1. the public hearing in the Government Caucus on the Human Rights Commission Bill on 23rd July 2011, where  some Members of Parliament,             Journalists and the public were assaulted again in full view of the  police
  2. The measures the Ministry has  put in place to avoid such embarrassing             actions from re-occurring.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

*3       HON. BALOYI:  To ask the Co - Ministers  of Home Affairs

 

  a) Whether they are aware of the incident involving ZRP details that resulted in
  the death  of a border jumper at the Bubi River Bank in Chikwalakwala and to
  b)  Explain what measures have been taken to bring the culprits to book and to
 

 

prevent recurrence of such incidents.
*4. HON MAKAMURE:  To ask the Co - Ministers of Home Affairs to explain the
  following to the House
  a)  Government's Policy or the procedures regarding the sale of stray or lost cattle
  b)  Measures which have been put in place to assist the rural people who have no
 

 

access to the Media to be informed about such auctions of stray cattle.
*5. HON MUCHAURAYA:  To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain the
  position regarding the Commissioner General of Police's Post.

 

 

 

*6.   HON. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of State in the President's Office to explain

to the House why the following members of the Central Intelligence           Organisation have been allowed to hold political party positions as Central           Committee Members of ZANU PF whilst they are still in full-time employment of           the state:

  1. Tabeth Kanengoni from Mashonaland Central
  2. Jesca Chidza from Manicaland, and
  • Lazma Humbe from Manicaland

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

*7.     HON. GARADHI: To ask the Ministry of Local Government, Urban and Rural

Development to explain the Ministry's position with regards to former Golden              Kopje Mine employees who are being evicted by Chinhoyi City Council because             of their party affiliation.

 

                                                                                           [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

 

*8.      HON CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Local Government Rural and Urban

Development to explain to the House why for seven years now, the Mutasa District

Development Fund has not been able to service or maintain roads such as Honde          Green to Ngarura - Rupinda, Muterere to Mandeya2, Hauna to Mandeya 2 via           Loretto and any other roads  under its jurisdiction.

 

 

*9.       HON CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Local Government Rural and Urban Development to advise the House what steps a community can take against traditional leaders, such as village head Shepherd Sagambe, Mutirowaenda

  Katambarare and Ndai Dondo, a ZANU P.F. Chairperson in Ward One,
  Mutasa North Constituency, who force people to bring National Identity cards
  to their homesteads and use the Identity Cards to appoint villagers as Party
  structure officials to cells and branches and bar people from attending any other
 

 

 

political rallies other than ZANU P.F. rallies.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

*10. HON . NDEBELE:  To ask the Minister of Local Government Rural and Urban
 

 

Development to inform the House
  i)Why he appoints councillors who lost their posts during 2008 elections and
 

 

those who abused council funds during their term into position of authority.
  ii) Whether it is government policy to elect special interest councillors from
 

 

 

ZANU P.F. Only.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

*11. HON CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Local Government Rural and Urban
 

 

Development to explain:
  i)  Whether it is government policy to allow District Administrators such as Mr
  Dhliwayo of Mutasa District, to summon village heads to political meetings
 

 

addressed by Mr Jabulani Sibanda.
  ii)  How the families of the deceased Village Heads, Edward Chijara, Tonganayi
  Mamombe and Paul Mukariri will be compensated after a lorry belonging to Mr
  L.P. Masamvu an aspiring ZANU P.F.  Parliamentary candidate, overturned and
  killed the three village heads  and injured more than forty other heads on their
 

 

 

way to a political meeting at the District Administrators Offices.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

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

 

Development to explain why
  i)  Chikomba Rural Ditrict Council is allowed to run its affairs unprofessionally
 

 

and without control.
  ii)   The Council does not entertain submissions made by rate payers during the
 

 

time of budget consultation
  iii)  The Council allows people to operate garages along streets e.g  near Total
  garage in Chivhu.

 

  1. Vendors are allowed to sale sadza at unhealthy places and the market            opposite Vics Tarven.

 

  1. The budget does not reflect the Essar Mine's contribution to the community.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*13.    HON MUSHONGA:  To ask the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development to:

 

  1. Explain the Ministry's Policy regarding the release of information on         Chiadzwa Diamond Mines in view of the conflicting figures given by the              chairperson of the Minerals Marketing Cooperation of Zimbabwe and the Deputy          Minister of Mines Mining Development on diamond production.

 

  1. Explain the Ministry's policy in reporting to Parliament regarding the following mining companies operating at Chiadzwa Diamond Fields in view of the fact that only three companies are usually mentioned:

 

  • Mbada Diamonds which is run by MMCZ and Reclamation Company of South Africa
  • CANDILE run by ZMDC and retired Zimbabwe National Army Commanders.
  • ANGIN run by the Chinese and Zimbabwe National Army
  • Central Intelligence Organisation and partners
  • Zimbabwe Republic Police and Partners
  • Zimbabwe Prison Services and Partners
  • Marange Resources
  • Block Wood Mining
  • Condurango Investments

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*14.   HON MUSHONGA:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to           disclose all the Companies mining diamonds at Chiadzwa Diamond Fields, the           total quantities that are mined per month and remittances to the Consolidated    Revenue Fund in terms of taxes, royalties and the government's share of            dividends.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*15.   HON MUSHONGA:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to;

 

 

i)inform the House whether it is true  that after operation Hakudzokwi there is  theft and pilfering of diamonds which are sold in Mozambican markets and;

State the measures the Ministry is taking to stop the leakages.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

 

*16.     HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to shade              light on the activities of the Chinese at Mupedzapasi in Mbire District.

 

*17.      HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain          to the House why Trojan Nickel Mine is not carrying out mining activities despite       enunciation of the use it or lose it principle provided for in the Medium Term

Plan.

 

*18.     HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minster of Mines to clarify whether the Chinese at             Mupedzapasi in Mbire District are prospecting or mining uranium in view of the             alleged loads of ore seen driven out of the area.

 

*19.     HON JIRI: To ask the Minister of Energy to explain why:

 

  1. The ZESA cable from Sherwood to Chivhu has serious breakdowns on a monthly basis.

 

  1. Chivhu had less problems when it was connected to the ZESA cable from

Gweru and,

 

  • It takes more than two weeks to attend to breakdowns on the cable from          Marondera to Kwenda Mission school.

 

                                                                                           [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November  2011]

 

*20.     HON SHOKO:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain to

the House

  1. The Ministry's policy regarding ZESA transformers which get damaged due to          theft of transmission oil.
  2. The ownership of those boxes considering the contribution of the community           towards the repair and maintenance of those transformers.

 

 

*21.     HON SHOKO:  To ask the Minister of Energy to explain why electricity bills for             ordinary citizens continue accumulating in light of continued power outages.

 

 

*22.      HON CHEBUNDO:  To ask the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to explain the        measures the Ministry is taking to avert the closure of Sable Chemical Industries Limited which is facing numerous challenges.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*23. HON CHEBUNDO:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to explain the
  measures the Ministry is taking to address the unethical management operations
  and  contractual policies for inputs and the welfare of workers at Sable Chemicals
 

 

 

Industries Limited.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

*24. HON CHEBUNDO:  To ask the Minister of Finance whether
  i)  the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is still involved in " quasi - fiscal
  activities' as evidenced by its continued involvement in gold mining operations at
 

 

Carslone Mine in Kwe-kwe.
  ii)  The Minister of Finance can confirm the claim by certain Reserve Bank of
  Zimbabwe Board Members that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has entered into
  an agreement with a  new investor company which took over mining operations
  and RBZ equipment to transfer the tribute from Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to
 

 

the new investor company.
  iii)  There is a formal agreement between Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the
  new investor to take over both the tribute and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
 

 

mining equipment.
  iv)  The new investor's operations are registered with the Mining Commissioner
  or the investor is using
 

 

 

 

the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe licenses.

v) There are any mitigating measures in place for creditors bank loans and the workers' welfare.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*25. HON CHIMBETETETo ask the Minister of  Finance  to explain to the House why
  ZIMRA is auctioning cars whose owners are Zimbabweans who have failed to
  pay duty and how proceeds from the  auction will be shared between ZIMRA and
 

 

the owner.
 

 

                                    [Transferred, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]
*26. HON CHIMBETETE:  To ask the Minister of finance to inform  the House why
                 ZIMRA is auctioning cars  whose Zimbabwean owners have failed to pay
duty and to further explain how the proceeds from the auction would be distributed
  between the owners and ZIMRA.

*27.      HON CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to state the plans  the Ministry has to ensure that Malaria drugs and testing kits are made available

  in malaria prone districts such as Mutasa District in view of the serious shortage
 

 

of Malaria drugs and testing kits in these districts.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

 

*28. HON MADUBEKO:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural
  Development to inform the House  the progress made by the Ministry regarding
 

 

the construction of the Lower Gweru - Gweru Road.
*29. HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development
  to inform the House when the regrading and surfacing of the  remaining  section
 

 

of Denda - Nyava road will be done.
*30. HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minster of Transport and Infrastructural Development
to explain to the House why Kanyemba Border Road and Mkumbura Border Road
 

 

in Mashonaland  Central have not been surfaced.
*31. HON SANSOLE:  To ask the Minster of Transport and Infrastructural Development
 

 

to justify:
  i) The requirements for motor vehicles to have new number plates each time there
 

 

is change of ownership, and
  ii)  the high selling cost of US$160 for each number plate considering the low
 

 

production cost.
*32.

 

HON BALOYI:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture to
  a) Outline the programme for irrigation development using the  Tokwe Mukosi
  water in the Lowveld and the surrounding area of the  lake once the project has
 

 

been completed.
 

 

b)  Inform the House of the roll out plan for  the project.
*33. HON BALOYI:  To ask the Minister of Water Resources to inform the House
 

 

progress made regarding  the Chikombedzi water supply projects.
*34. HON MADUBEKO:  To ask the Minister of Water Resources, Development and
  Management to inform the House on the progress made on the Gwayi Shangani
  Dam Construction and if he could make a statement.

 

*35. HON MADUBEKO:  To ask the Minister of Education Sport Arts and Culture to
  inform the House on the progress made regarding the teaching of infants in their
 

 

mother language.
*36. HON MUCHAURAYA:  To ask the Minister of Media Information and Publicity to
  inform the House
  a)  On when the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) Board is going to
  be appointed, and Whether continued delays  in the appointment of the Board is
 

 

not in violation of the provisions of the GPA.
*37. HON MUCHAURAYA:  To ask the Minister of Defence to inform the House

whether  there are any plans to compensate the victims of Gukurahundi.

 

*38. HON CROSS:  To ask the Minister of Public Service to state:
  i)  The policy regarding the payment of civil service pensions and the position
 

 

regarding the payment of pensions to former federal civil servants.
*39. HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minster of Labour and Social Services to explain the
  Ministry's policy regarding the provisions of food and other welfare assistance to
  families residing in mining areas were operations have been suspended, for
  example Bindura Nickel Cooporation at Trojan, Shangani in Bulawayo and
 

 

 

Mwana Africa at Freda Rebecca Mine.
*40. HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minister of Labour and Social Services to inform  the
  House of its  plans to resolve pending labour issues at Trojan Nickel Cooporation
  and Mwana Africa as this has resulted in more than 4 000 families suffering from
 

 

a wide range of social ills especially food shortages.
*41. HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology
to explain to the House why Econet boosters in Bindura South, Mbire and Rushinga
  in Mashonaland Central Province have not been activated considering the time
 

 

 

 

that has lapsed since they were erected.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

   
1. HON. CHIKWINYA
 

 

HON. MATONGA
  That the First Report of the Portfolio committee on Media, Information and
  Communication Technology on the State of Public Media in Zimbabwe which
  was superseded by the prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament be restored on the Order Paper.

 

  1. HON. MATAMISA        HON. GUMBO

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Fifth Ordinary Session of the

Second parliament of the Pan-African Parliament  (PAP)

 

  1. HON. MOYO

HON. N. NEMADZIVA

 

That this House:

 

AWARE that Air Zimbabwe has been operating at a loss since 1990.

 

CONCERNED that the current majority shareholder which is the Government of     Zimbabwe has failed to initiate a sound turnaround strategy for this parastatal,

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that the current fleet is old, outdated and beyond               resuscitation,

 

WORRIED by the serious erosion of brand Zimbabwe by the airline nationally         and internationally.

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Government of Zimbabwe to;

  1. i) put the current fleet to pasture; and ii) privatize Air Zimbabwe;

 

  1. HON. CROSS

HON. MATSHALAGA

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on              Budget, Finance and Investment Promotion on the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority      (ZIMRA's) operations at Border Posts (S.C. 9, 2012).

 

  1. HON. KARENYI

HON. NYAKUDANGA

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local

Government, Rural and Urban Development on Service Delivery to the Local Authorities of Gutu and Chiredzi (S.C.13, 2012)

 

 

 

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

Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism on Conservancies and Forestry    Plantations (S.C. 11, 2012) –  (Adjourned  15th May   – The Minister of

                                         Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio            Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism on Conservancies             and Forestry Plantations (S.C. 11, 2012) – Hon Nezi   

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on           Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development  (SC 10, 2012) –

             (Adjourned  15th May   – The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary             Affairs)- Hon. Matienga

 

 

[Day Elapsed 1]

 

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

Committee on Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development on the

Challenges and Constraints Affecting the Operations of Vocational Training Centres in Zimbabwe (S.C. 10, 2012)

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion that leave be granted to bring in a Bill to amend the

Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act in Section 121 by the Repeal of Subsection

                                         3 (Adjourned 27th March -Hon. Gonese )

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to amend the

Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act in Section 121 by the Repeal of Subsection

 - Hon. Gonese

              

             

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

Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (S.C. 5, 2012)-(Adjourned 22nd March – Hon. Sibanda D).

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (S.C. 5, 2012) -Hon Chebundo.

 

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

Accounts on the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the             Management of Government Vehicles by CMED (Private) Limited  (S.C. 3,      2012)  (Adjourned 22nd March – Hon. Gonese).

 

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the First Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor

General on the Management of Government Vehicles by CMED (Private)

Limited  (S.C. 3, 2012) – Hon. Chinyadza

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee         on  Education, Arts  and Culture on Primary and Secondary schools        textbooks tendering and distribution process under the Education            Transition Fund.(S.C. 6, 2012) – (Adjourned 28th March –  The Minister      of  Education, Sport Arts and Culture)

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question Proposed:  That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on  Education, Arts  and Culture on Primary and Secondary schools textbooks tendering and distribution process under the Education Transition Fund.(S.C. 6, 2012) – Hon. Mangami.

 

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

Health and Child Welfare on the state of affairs at NatPharm (S.C. 2, of 2012) –       (Adjourned 22nd March - Hon. Sibanda D).

 

Question proposed:That this House takes note of the First Report of the   Committee on Health and Child Welfare on the state of affairs and NatPharm  (S.C. 2, of 2012) - Hon. Parirenyatwa. 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Urban Development  on the Third Quarter Budget Performance     of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development for the year

                                       2011.(S.C.5, 2012)   (Adjourned 15th  March – Hon Chinomona)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

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

Committee on Local Government and Urban Development  on the Third

Quarter Budget Performance of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and

Urban Development for the year 2011.(S.C.5, 2012) – Hon. Karenyi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on          Public Works and National Housing on Phase Two Willowvale Flats Housing

Project on   (S.C.8, 2012)   (Adjourned 28th  March – the Minister of National

                                         Housing and Social Amenities)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

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

Portfolio Committee on Public Works and National Housing on Phase Two

Willowvale Flats Housing Project (S.C. 8, 2012). - Hon Mupukuta

 

  1. SECOND READING : Urban Councils Amendment Bill (H.B. 5, 2011) - Matimba

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters (Adjourned  13th  March  – The  Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Days elapsed:  6]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report on the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters workshop that was held in Gaborone Botswana in July 2011 to promote the involvement of the committee and members of Parliament on Trade, Customs and Immigration in Regional Integration efforts – Hon. Mutomba.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General)

Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010 (Adjourned  13th  March  – The  Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed:  5]

 

            Question proposed:  That this House:

 

             COGNIZANT  of the  need to publish in the  gazette and to enforce all        delegated legislation in conformity with the relevant Principal Acts;

 

DISTURBED that the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General)  Regulations

Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010, as read with the minimum requirements for

Indigenisation Implementation Plans for businesses in the  mining sector GN        114/2011, do not conform with the Government's Policy of economic revival      which aims at  encouraging Direct Foreign Investment;

 

CONCERNED that the responsible Minister promulgated the Indigenisation              Empowerment Regulations without due regard for private enterprises and       industries which are critical for Zimbabwe's  economic recovery;

 

CONDEMNING the practice by the responsible Minister to invoke              delegated legislation on foreign owned companies without Cabinet Authority, in             contravention of bilateral agreements, a situation which puts the Government's  credibility into disrepute;

 

NOW THEREFORE, resolves that the responsible Minister withdraws forthwith the Indigenisation and Empowerment Regulations and replaces them with revised versions which address  broad based empowerment programmes – Hon. Musundire.

 

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

Mines  and Energy on the state of affairs at Shabani  Mashava Mine (S.C.10,

                                          2011) (Adjourned 25th October - Hon. Gonese)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

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

Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the State of Affairs at  Shabani-Mashava Mines (S.C.10, 2011). - Hon Chindori-Chininga

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development (Adjourned 26th September – Hon. D. Sibanda).

   [Day elapsed: 2]

              

            Question proposed:   That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Urban and Rural Development on the public hearings on the state of service delivery by the Municipalities of Harare, Chitungwiza and Norton. (S.C. 6, 2010)- Hon. Matimba.

 

20.       COMMITTEE :Zimbabwe Human  Rights Commission Bill (H.B. 2, 2011)- The              Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs

 

                  (See Notice of Amendments)

 

  1. SECOND READING : National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 10, 2010) - The Minister of Industry and Commerce. 

 

  1. COMMITTEE: Consideration of an Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on the Electoral Amendment Bill  (H.B. 3, 2011) - The  Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 15th        May   – The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)   

 

   [Time elapsed: 4 hours 40 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 Zhuwao

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

 

Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011 (H.B. 2,2011)

 

AMENDMENTS OF CLAUSE 1 (“SHORT TITLE”)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 5 of the Bill, delete clause 1 on lines 9 and 10 and substitute the  following:

 

                                         “1  Short title

 

      This Act may be sited as the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Act [Chapter

            10:30].”

 

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 2 (“INTERPRETATION”)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 5 of the Bill, in the definition of “human rights violation”, delete the proviso thereto between lines 36 and 38.

On page 6 of the Bill, delete the definition of “visitor” between lines 10 and 12.

 

SUBSTITUTION OF CLAUSE 4 (“FUNCTIONS OF COMMISSION”)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 6 of the Bill, delete clause 4 and substitute the following:

 

“4   Additional functions of Commission

 

In addition to the functions and powers set out in section 100R(6) and (7) of the Constitution, the Commission shall have the following functions and powers-

 

  • to conduct investigations on its own initiative or on receipt of complaints;

 

  • to visit and inspect prisons, places of detention, refugee camps and related       facilities in order to ascertain the condition under which inmates are kept there,       and to make recommendations regarding those conditions to the Minister     responsible for administering the law relating to those places or facilities;

 

  • to visit and inspect places where mentally disordered or intellectually         handicapped  persons are detained under any law in order to ascertain the           conditions under which those persons are kept there, and to make           recommendations regarding those conditions to the Minister responsible for         administering the law relating to those places; and

 

  • to ensure and provide appropriate redress for violations of human rights and   for injustice;

 

  • to co-operate with Human Rights Institutions belonging to international,         Continental or Regional organisations of which Zimbabwe is a member.”

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 6 (“EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND OTHER STAFF OF COMMISSION AND CONSULTANTS)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 7 of the Bill, in Sub-section (1) of this clause, delete paragraph B between lines 4 and 7 and substitute:

“(b) employ such other staff as maybe necessary for the proper exercise                     of its functions, and engage consultants where necessary:

Provided that  the Commission shall consult the Minister and the Minister                    responsible for Finance on the extent to which additional public moneys                  maybe required for this purpose.”

 

On page 7 of the Bill, insert after the end of subclause (1) on line 7 the following subclause, and renumber the subsequent subclauses (2), (3) and (4) as subclauses (3), (4) and (5) accordingly:

 

“(2) In order for a person to be appointed as Executive Secretary of the Commission, he or she must -

 

  • be qualified to be appointed as a judge of the High Court or the Supreme

Court; or

 

  • have a graduate or postgraduate qualification in human rights law or humanitarian law or a related discipline.”

 

 AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 9 (“JURISDICTION OF COMMISSION TO  CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS”)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 8 of the Bill, in subclause (4)(a), delete in lines 24 and 25  the words “the aggrieved person was a citizen, resident or visitor of Zimbabwe at the time when the action or omission complained of occurred and”.

 

             AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 10(“MANNER OF MAKING  COMPLAINTS”)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 8 of the Bill, in subclause (1), delete in line 42 the words “in that notice” and substitute “in those regulations”.

 

  AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 12(“MANNER OF CONDUCTING INVESTIGATIONS”)

 

On pages 9 and 10 of the Bill delete subclause (6) and substitute the following subclause

:-

 

“(6) The Minister may, at any stage during the investigation of a complaint by the commission, to produce to the Commission a certificate in writing signed by him or her to the effect that the  disclosure of any evidence or documentation or class of evidence or documentation or class of evidence or documentation specified in the certificates is, in his or her opinion, contrary to the public interest on the grounds that it may prejudice the defence, external relations, internal security or economic interests of the state , whereupon the Commission shall make arrangements for evidence relating to that matter to be heard in camera at a closed hearing and shall take such other action as may be necessary or expedient to prevent the disclosure of that matter.”

 

On page 10 of the Bill, in subclause (7), delete in line 7  the word “notice” and substitute

“certificate”.

 

On page 10 of the Bill, in the subclause (7) (b), delete in lines 13 and 15 the word

“notice” and substitute “certificates”.

 

On page 10 of the Bill, insert after subclause (8), the following subclause:

 

“(9)  For the avoidance of doubt it is declared that the law relating to the competence or compellability of any person on the grounds of privilege to give evidence, answer any questions or produce any book or document before the Commission, shall apply.”

 

 

Renumber the subsequent subclause (9) as subclause (10) accordingly.

 

 

 

BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE.

 

  1.           Older  Persons Bill (H. B.1,2011) – The Minister of Labour and Social       Services. (Referred 20th March, 2012)                       2.        Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill (H.B. 2, 2012)The Minister of      Justice and Legal Affairs. (Referred 15th May, 2012)

_______________________________________________________________________

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES Thursday 29th March 2012

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 413

 

Media, Information and Communication Technology – Hon. S. Chikwinya

                                         (Chairperson)

Hon. Baloyi, Hon. Chaderopa, Hon. Hlongwane, Hon. Mandebvu, Hon. Matonga, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Mudarikwa, Hon. Jembere, Hon. Muchauraya, Hon. Mudiwa, Hon. Musumbu, Hon. Sibanda, Hon. Varandeni, Hon. Ziyambi. Clerk - Mr Mutyambizi

 

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 1

 

           Small and Medium Enterprise Cooperative Development –  Hon. R. Moyo

(Chairperson)

            

Hon. Chimbetete, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Makuyana M, Hon. Maramwidze Hon.

Masvaire, Hon. Matibe, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Moyo R, Hon.

Munjeyi, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Muza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nemadziva, Hon.

Ngwenya, Hon. Nyamudeza, Hon. Sai, Hon. Sindi, Hon. Tazviona, Hon.

Zhuwao, Hon. Zinyemba. - Clerk  - Ms Mushunje

 

 

              

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 3

 

             Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development – Hon Matienga              (Chairperson)

Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Chirume, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Dzingirayi, Hon. Goto, Hon. Kagurabadza,Hon. Masaiti,  Hon. Masukume, Hon. Matienga, Hon. Mahlangu, Hon. Mharadza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon.

Shirichena, Hon. Sithole A.  Clerk  - Mr Kunzwa

 

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 4

 

Education, Sports and Culture- Hon. Mangami  (Chairperson)

Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chihota, Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Dumbu,

Hon. Haritatos, Hon. Kumalo Marvellous, Hon. Khumalo S., Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Mangami, Hon. Mhashu F.G, Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon.

Muza, Hon. S.M Ncube, Hon. Nezi, Hon. Sibanda F.M.    Clerk - Ms Chikuvire

 

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