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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 17 AUGUST 2021 NO 75

 

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED

 

 

No. 75

 

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF  THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

 

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THIRD SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 17TH AUGUST 2021

 

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The Speaker in the Chair.

 

 

PRAYERS.

 

Members Present

Chasi F.,

Banda G;

Chibagu G.,

Banda S,

Chiduwa C.

Bhila R,

Chihururu C.,

Bhuda S,

Chikomba L.,

Bushu B.,

Chikudo Rueben,

Bvute O.,

Chikukwa M. R,

Chamisa S.,

Chikuni E.,

Chanda G. ,

Chikwama B.,

 

 

Quarter past two o’clock pm.

Chimbaira G.,

Chimina L.,

Chimwanza J.

Chingosho C. P.

Chinotimba J.,

Chinyanganya M.,

Chipato A,

Chitura L,

Chiyangwa P,

 

 

Dube B,

Dube G,

Dube M.,

Dube P,

Dutiro P,

Dzuma S.,

Gabbuza J. G.,

Gandawa M. A,

Gezi T.,

Gonese I T,

Gorerino O.,

Gozho C,

Gwanetsa K. K.,

Gwanongodza E.,

Hamauswa S.,

Houghton J. R,

Jaja J.,

January S.

Kabozo S.,

Kachepa N.,

Kankuni W,

Kapuya F.,

Karikoga T.,

Karumazondo M. T.,

Kashambe M. T.,

Kashiri C.,  Khumalo M.,  Khupe T. Kwaramba G.,  Labode M. R.

Maboyi R M.,

Machando P.,

Machingauta C.

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.,

Markham A. N.,

Masango C. P.,

Masenda N. T,  Mashakada T.

Mashonganyika D,

Masiya D.,

Masuku E,

Masuku P.,

Mataranyika D. M.,

Mataruse P.,

Matemadanda V.,

Mathe S,

Matsikenyere N.,

Mavenyengwa R.,

Mavetera T. A.,

Mavhunga M,

Mawite D.,

Mayihlome L,

Mbondah M,

Mchenje S. M.,

Mguni Hlalani

Mguni S K,

Mhere E.,

Miranzi B.

Mkandla M.,

Mkaratigwa E.,

Mlambo M. M.,

Mliswa M T,

Mliswa T P

Mnangagwa T. M.,

Molokela-Tsiye F D,

Moyo C.,

Moyo Peter,

Moyo Priscilla,

Moyo R.,

Moyo T.,

Mpame C.,

Mpariwa P,

Mpofu M. M.,

Mpofu R.,

Muchimwe P T,

Muchinguri O C Z,

Mudarikwa S,

Mudyiwa M.,

Mugweni C. T.,

Mukapiko D. L.,

Mukuhlani T.,

Mukunyaidze S. E. I.,

Munetsi J.,

Munochinzwa M.

Muponora N.,

Murire J, Rtd. Col. Dr

Musakwa E,

Musanhi K. S,

Musarurwa W.Y.

Mushonga P. M.,

Mushoriwa E.,

Musikavanhu D. A.,

Musiyiwa R.,

Muswere J.,

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In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution Hon. Mthuli   Ncube

 

Mutambisi C,

Mutodi E.,

Mutomba W.,

Ncube E.,

Ncube Ophar,

Ncube Soul,

Ndebele A.,

Ndiweni D.,

Ndlovu S.,

Nduna D. T.,

Ngome J.,

Nguluvhe A.,

Ngwenya S.,

Nhambo F.,

Nhari V,

Nkani A.,

Nkomo M,  Nyabani T,

Nyabote R.

Nyamudeza S,

Nyashanu M. Dr,

Nyathi R. R,

Nyati Esther

Nyere C.,

  Nyokanhete J,

Nyoni I,

Paradza K.,

Raidza M.,

Rungani A,  Sacco J. K.,  Saizi T.

Samambwa E.,

Samson A.,

Samukange J. T.,

Sansole T. W.,

Sanyatwe C.,

Saruwaka T. J. L.,

Seremwe B.,

Sewera J N,

Shamu W. K.,

Shirichena E.,

Shongedza E.,  Shumbamhini H.,  Sibanda L.

Sibanda M.,

Sibanda O.,

Sibanda Z.,

Sikhala J.,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sithole G K,

Sithole James,

Sithole Josiah,

Sithole S,

Svuure D,

Tekeshe D.,

Toffa J.,

Togarepi P.,

Tongofa M.,

Tshuma D.,

Tsuura N.,

Tsvangirai Vincent

Tungamirai T.,

Watson N J,

Zemura L,

Zhou P,

Zhou T,

Ziyambi ,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the National Assembly

 

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Absent with leave

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House of the death of Hon. Zenzo Sibanda, Member of Parliament for Tsholotsho South, on Wednesday, 11 August 2021 and invited Hon Members to rise and observe a minute of silent in respect of the late Member of Parliament.

 

  1. Reports from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being adverse reports on the following Bills and Statutory Instruments-

 

Date received

Police Amendment Bill (H.B. 2, 2021)

 

Guardianship of Minors Amendment Bill (H.B 7, 2021)

 

Copper Control Amendment Bill (H.B. 3, 2021)

 

All Statutory Instruments published in the Gazette during the  month of July  2021. …………………………………….………17th August, 2021.

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that on 19 July 2021, a Petition was received from Rugare Wetlands Association beseeching Parliament to ensure that Local Authorities and relevant Government Agencies properly manage the sewage system in Rugare and the surrounding suburbs. Petitioners had also requested Parliament to encourage National Railways of Zimbabwe as the land owner in that area to avail a lease agreement to the Rugare Wetlands Association for proper management of wetlands and public streams in Rugare.  The petition was referred to the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

 

  1. The Speaker also informed the House that another Petition had been received from Headlands Residents Committee requesting Parliament to investigate cases of lack of transparency, abuse and misappropriation of residents’ funds by officials at the Headlands Growth Point amid lack of service delivery by Makoni Rural District Council. The Petition had since been referred to the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works, National Housing and Social Amenities.

 

  1. The Speaker further informed the House that another Petition had been received from Mr Steven Mazinefu of 4611 Glen Norah A, Harare, requesting Parliament to comprehensively review Statutory Instrument No. 33 of 2019 Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) on the amendment of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Act. The Petition had been referred to the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.

 

  1. Finally the Speaker informed the House of the Petition received from Berias Brian Trust, requesting Parliament to investigate some alleged constitutional irregularities. The Petition was deemed inadmissible as the petitioners did not comply with the Rules of the Procedure on Petitions and they had been accordingly informed.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved:

 

THAT WHEREAS Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states of governments or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

WHEREAS the Treaty for the Establishment of the African Medicines Agency was adopted by the African Union on the 5th February 2019;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is a signatory to the aforesaid Treaty. WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of becoming a Party to the aforesaid Treaty.

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Treaty shall be conditional upon its ratification by Member States in accordance with their constitutional procedures;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the aforesaid Convention be and is hereby approved.

 

Motion out and agreed to.

 

  1. COMMITTEE: Pensions and Provident Funds Bill (H.B. 17, 2019)The Minister of Finance and Economic Development).

 

(House in Committee)

On Clause 1, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development moved:

The deletion of “Pensions” and substitution with “Pension”,

Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 1, as amended, put and agreed to.

On Clause 2, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development moved:

On page 6, in line 11, the deletion of “approved by the Commissioner” and substitution with “published in a Notice by the Commission in the Gazette”             On page 10, in line 17, the insertion of “including members, pensioners, former             members, deferred pensioners and participating employers;” after “of the fund”;   Amendments put and agreed to.

Clause 2, as amended put and agreed to.

On Clause 3, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

On page 10, in line 32, the deletion of sub-clause 3.

Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 3, as amended, put and agreed to.

On Clause 4, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

Clause 4 of the Bill amended on page 10, in line 34, by the deletion of “in consultation with” and the substitution with “under the direction of”.

Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 4, as amended put and agreed to.

On Clause 5, Hon Mushoriwa moved for the deletion of clause 5 and the renumbering of subsequent clauses.

Clauses 6 to 14 put and agreed to.

On clause 15 (3), to delete on paragraph 6 (a) the phrase after beneficiaries and substitute for “as shall be provided in the regulations”.

Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 15, as amended, put and agreed to.

On Clause 16, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

Clause 16 of the Bill is amended on page 20, in line 25, by the insertion after “exempt a participating employer” of “with the approval of at least fifty per centum of the employees so affected,”

Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 16, as amended, put and agreed to.

On Clause 17, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

Clause 17 of the Bill is amended on page 21 in line 6 to 9 after sub-clause (5) by the         deletion of sub-clause 6 and the substitution with the following sub-clauses:

“(6) Where a participating employer fails to remit pension contributions for a period of three months, the Commissioner shall direct the employer to remit such contributions to the fund within such period as the Commissioner may specify:

Provided that before giving the direction to the participating employer, the

Commissioner shall invite representations from such employer, to give reasons for the non-remittance of contributions.

(7) For purposes of subsection (6), every inspector appointed in terms of this Act shall have powers to demand information from the participating employer in relation to pension contributions, including—

  • banking details of the employer;
  • where the employer alleges that the contributions were remitted, proof of payment of such contributions;
  • where contributions were not paid, reasons for non-payment of contributions;
  • names of employees who or ought to have benefited from the contributions; (e) any other information the inspector may consider necessary and relevant.

(8) Where a participating employer fails to comply with a direction made by the Commissioner in terms of subsection (6), the Commissioner shall direct the bank of such employer to remit outstanding pension contributions to the fund, either by way of a single instalment or such number of instalments as the Commissioner may specify.”; and the subsequent sub-clauses shall be renumbered accordingly.

Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 17, as amended, put and agreed to.

Clauses 18 to 22, put and agreed to.

On Clause 23, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

On page 23, line 38, the deletion of sub clause 23 (a).

Clause 23 of the Bill is amended on page 24, in line 5, by the deletion of sub clause 23 ( c ) and in line 12, by the deletion of “three funds” and its substitution with “one fund”.

Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 23, as amended, put and agreed to.

Clauses 24 to 30 put and agreed to.

On Clause 31, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

Clause 31 of the Bill is amended on page 30, in lines 28 to 29 by the deletion of “or any  other person who is approved by the Commission or who is a member of a class of persons  approved by the Commission”.          Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 31, as amended, put and agreed to.

On Clause 32, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

Clause 32 of the Bill is amended on page 31, in lines 9 to 12 by the deletion of sub-clause (3).

On Clause 32 (4), Hon Mushoriwa moved for the deletion of the words “Unless exempted by the Commission”.

Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 32, as amended, put and agreed to.

On Clause 33, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

Clause 33 of the Bill, on page 32 is amended by the insertion of a new sub-clause 8 as follows -

“(8) Any person who fails to comply with this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a category 1 civil penalty.”            Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 33, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

Clause 34, put and agreed to.

On Clause 35, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

Clause 35 of the Bill is amended on page 33—

  • in line 10 by the deletion of “all or” after “invest”;
  • on page 33 in lines 41 to 43 by the deletion of the proviso.

Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 35, as amended, put and agreed to.

Clause 36 to 53 put and agreed to.

On Clause 54, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development moved for the deletion     of “six months” and its substitution with “four months”.

Amendment put and agreed to.

Clause 54, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

Clauses 55 to 64 and Schedule, put and agreed to.

 

Bill to be reported with amendments.

 

(House resumed)

 

Bill reported with amendments.

 

Bill referred to the Parliamentary Legal Committee.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Togarepi, seconded by Hon. Mpariwa: The House adjourned twenty-two minutes to six o’clock pm.

 

 

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

Speaker.

 

                       

WEDNESDAY, 18TH AUGUST, 2021

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.
* QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.
*1. HON. MAYILOME: To ask the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs to explain to the House the criteria used to confer National Hero status considering that some juniors during the liberation struggles are being conferred national hero status whilst former senior commanders are not.

[Deferred 4th August 2021]

*2.

 

HON. MAYILOME: To ask the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs to explain to the House the circumstances surrounding the procrastination in the establishment of Military Cemeteries at Provincial capitals.

[Deferred 4th August 2021]

 

*3. HON. N. MGUNI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House what plans are being put in place to reduce the walking distance that people at Kezi in Matopo South Constituency have to travel in order  to have the COVID-19 vaccination administered.

[Deferred 4th August 2021]

*4.

 

HON. N. MGUNI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House  the measures being put in place to address enquiries from people affected and afflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

[Deferred 4th August 2021]

 

*5.

 

HON KASHIRI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care, to explain to the House when  the Ministry will construct a mortuary at Hurungwe Rural District Hospital.

 

*6.

 

HON MUNETSI: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain to the House:

a)          When Chiendambuya – Mayo – Chikare Road will be resurfaced.

 

b)          When construction will commence on the Chinyika River Bridge in Ward 9      in Makoni.

 

c)          When the Datatan Road in Ward 9 Makoni North is going to be upgraded.

 

[Deferred 4th August 2021]

 

 

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

 

  1. when the Ministry will refurbish a transformer that  services Deketa Primary and Secondary

 

  1. School as well as the Business Centre in Ward 21, Zaka West Constituency which was destroyed sometime back.

 

  1. When the electricity poles that were damaged will be repaired in ward 29, in the ZAKA West Constituency.
   
*8.

 

 

HON MAVENYENGWA: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain to the House when will the Ministry install electrical transformers at the following places;   Nhema Clinic Ward 10, Govo Primary School ward 11 and Chiate Primary School Ward 4, in  Zaka North Constituency
*9.

 

HON MURAMBIWA: To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Service to inform the House when the network coverage will be provided for the following areas in Zaka West Constituency; Wards 22, 23, 24 27 and 33.
*10.

 

HON KASHIRI: To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services to inform the House when will the Ministry install mobile network transmitters in Ward 12, at Mudzimu Business Centre, Magunje Hurungwe Constituency where GMB and COTTCO depots are located.
*11.

 

 

 

HON MAVENYENGWA: To ask the Minister of Information Communication

Technology, Postal and Courier Services to inform the House when the Ministry will install mobile network transmitters for Wards 1 and 4, in the Zaka North Constituency.

*12. HON MURAMBIWA: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural
 

 

Resettlement to inform the House when the Bangala Center Pilot Irrigation Scheme will be commissioned taking into account that the Scheme was approved in 2017.
*13.

 

HON KASHIRI: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to inform the House when the Ministry will construct Government Administrative Offices/Complex for Hurungwe at Magunje Growth Point
*14.

 

HON  HAMAUSWA: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreational Facilities to inform the House the  measures that Government has put in place to rehabilitate sporting facilities such as  3 Football pitches, a basketball ball pitch and other open spaces for other sporting activities in the Warren Park Constituency  .
*15.

 

HON HAMAUSWA: To ask the Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to inform the House what efforts have been made by the Ministry to promote the image of Meriki Shopping Centre in Warren Park D as one of the viable centres to promote domestic tourism.
*16. HON HAMAUSWA: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Gender,  Small to Medium Enterprises and Development to inform the House when the Ministry, in liaison with

the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works and Harare City Council are going to designate spaces for informal sector business activities  in Warren Park as thousands of people do not have any livelihood for their survival following the collapsing of their workplaces due to the   Covid 19 induced lockdown.

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.         HON. TOGAREPI HON. MPARIWA

   
*17.

 

HON S HAMAUSWA: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to             inform the       House

when the Ministry will publish the names of all the people who benefited from COVID 19 allowances or other related government support amid claims by most people in the Warren Park  Constituency who are complaining that they have not received any  support at all.

*18. HON  HAMAUSWA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development

to inform the  House

the measures that the Ministry has put in place  to ensure that  areas prone accident , along the  Bulawayo Road, particularly from the Showgrounds zone right up to the White House area, are redesigned as a way of curbing road traffic accidents along that route.

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

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

 

 

2.        HON. MKARATIGWA             HON. SVUURE

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee Mines and

Mining Development on the Fact Finding Visits to Areas Affected by Mining Accidents (S. C. 19, 2021).

 

 

3.        HON. JOSIAH SITHOLE         HON. MOLOKELE

 

[Days elapsed: 15]

 

That this House;

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that Sections 3, 6, 22, 56 and 83 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provide for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;

 

INSPIRED by Government initiatives over the years to implement and fulfill the provisions of section 19 of the Constitution;

 

COGNISANT that the Government of Zimbabwe is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD);

 

 

MINDFUL that achievements gained following the enactment of the Disabled Persons

Act of 1992,  the adoption of the National Disability Policy in 2021, signing of the  United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities in 2013  and the subsequent enactment of the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe are threatened with imminent reversal should the government fail to expeditiously implement the  provisions of the domestic and international protocols that Zimbabwe has agreed to be bound to;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that programmes relating to Persons with Disabilities should always be prioritized by all ministries and coordinated by the Department of Disability Affairs in the Ministry of Public Services, Labour and Social Welfare.

 

DISMAYED that the parent ministry is ill funded to prioritize and handle programmes on disability within government ministries.

 

CONCERNED that Persons with disabilities experience diverse vulnerabilities as they are prone to abuse and exposure to various forms of unfavourable socio-economic conditions throughout the country;

 

NOW THEREFORE, requests for the establishment of a Parliamentary Caucus that deals directly with issues affecting persons with disabilities from a comprehensive and holistic perspective.

 

4.           HON. MAYIHLOME HON. CHIDAKWA

[Days elapsed: 11]

 

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

Home Affairs and Security Services on the Petition from the Sunningdale 1 Residents  Association (SIRA) on the continued alienation and marginalization of the coloured  community due to the double zero identity classification code. (S. C. 22, 2021).

 

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

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

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

 

6.         HON. TONGOFA HON. E. MASUKU

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

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

 

7.         HON. CHIKUKWA HON. GABUZZA

[Days elapsed: 10]

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 Inquiry  into the State of Waste Management in Zimbabwe (S.C. 23, 2021).

 

8.        HON. MOKONE             HON. NYABANI

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

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

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services on the Petition received from Youth

Broadcasting FM (Y-FM) regarding the issuance of Community Radio Station  Licences (S.C. 26, 2021)

 

9.        HON. NYOKANHETE             HON.  MPARIWA

[Days elapsed: 6]

That this House:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS upon the EXECUTIVE to;

 

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

 

10.       HON MAVETERA              HON MUSARURWA

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

That this House:

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES, that

 

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

Transformation Agenda;

 

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

 

  1. Hon Members pursue innovative initiatives and strategies that bring together the

Youth sector and the various stake holders for the purposes of promoting

participation and mainstreaming in public and private sector programming in the country

 

11.         HON. DR. NYASHANU

HON. DR. MASHAKADA

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

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

 

  1. HON. DUBE           HON. NDUNA

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

That this House considers and adopts the Second Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Analysis of Vote 8 for the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2018 (S.C. 12, 2021).

 

  1. HON. DUBE

HON. MBONDIAH

[Days elapsed: 4]

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).

 

14.      HON.  NDIWENI               HON. MPARIWA

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the 49th plenary Assembly Session of the SADC – Parliamentary Forum held virtually from 25 to 27 June 2021.

 

15.      HON JOSIAH SITHOLE         HON T. MOYO

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

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

 

16.  HON JOSIAH SITHOLE  HON MISIHAIRABWI

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Primary and

Secondary Education on the operations of Private Schools during Covid – 19 Pandemic Lockdown. (S.C 33, 2021)

 

17.      HON MISIHAIRABWI-MUSHONGA        HON E. NCUBE

 

That this House takes note of the joint Report of the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education and Public Service, Labor and Social Welfare on the petition from Teachers Unions on teachers’ welfare. (S.C 35,  2021)

 

 

 

18.      HON E. NCUBE             HON MADIWA

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development on the petition received from Emthonjeni Women’s Forum on Sexual Harassment in the work place (S.C. 29, 2021)

 

19.      HON SHAMU             HON MOYO

 

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).

 

20.      HON SHAMU             HON GWANETSA

 

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

 

 

21.      HON GONESE             HON MADIWA

 

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

 

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

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that Zimbabwe recognizes specific holidays to honour the roles played by distinct societal groups such as the 21st February Movement, National

Youth Day, Workers’ Day and Heroes Day, amongst others;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

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

 

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Fifth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Climate and Tourism on Dinde Community Petition (S.C. 25, 2021)       – (Adjourned 22nd July, 2021 – Togarepi).

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Fifth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Climate and Tourism on Dinde Community Petition (S.C. 25, 2021)– Hon Musarurwa.

 

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

 

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

Question proposed:

 

 

That this House:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

           

 

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

 

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

Question proposed:

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

ACKWOLEDGING the inalienable rights of the people to better living conditions

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

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS upon the Executive to;

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

              Dr. Khupe.

 

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

Goals on the 2021 Post-Budget Feedback Meetings (Adjourned 29th June, 2021 Hon. T. Moyo)

                                                                                               [Days elapsed: 13]

 

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Findings of the Inquiry on the Petition from Women and Land on Farmer-Miner Disputes (Adjourned 17th June, 2021

Mutambisi)

                                                                                               [Days elapsed: 13]

 

 Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development on the Findings of the Inquiry on the

Petition from Women and Land on Farmer-Miner Disputes (S. C. 18, 2021. – Hon.

Mkaratigwa

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the incapacitation of teachers due to poor remuneration and the state of the public education (Adjourned 10th June, 2021 Hon Mushoriwa).

 

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

              Question proposed:  That this House,

 

COGNISANT that education is a basic right enshrined in Zimbabwe’s Constitution and that the state has a duty to provide learners with resources and teaching facilities depending on the availability of resources;

 

NOTING, the unprecedented turbulence caused by the Covid 19 pandemic to the country’s public education system;

 

AWARE that the incapacitation of teachers due to poor remuneration and conditions of service has worsened the state of the public education system;

 

CONCERNED that the disturbances in the education sector have further widened the gap between the children of the rich and poor in Zimbabwe as the former access education while the latter do not have the same privileges;

 

SHOCKED that the Executive has not enacted policies to address the plight of teachers thereby threatening the future of millions of learners.

 

NOW THEREFORE, recommends that the Portfolio Committees on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare; and Primary and Secondary Education jointly conduct:

 

  1. an inquiry to determine whether the ideological shift by the Executive

arm of Government from centre left to centre right which favors the                  rich at the expense of the poor is desirable to Zimbabwe;

 

  1. public hearings to assess whether there has been no dereliction of duty by the Ministers of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and Primary and Secondary Education in the ongoing deterioration of the public education system in Zimbabwe; and

 

  1. an investigation into whether Members of the Executive are not benefitting from the chaos in the public education system by luring students from failed public schools to their personal private colleges and schools which offer Cambridge examinations instead of the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC).

 

  1. To proffer recommendations to this House on measures that need to be taken to address the crises in the public education system in the country-Hon Mushoriwa.

 

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

ICT, Postal and Courier Services and Primary and Secondary Education (Adjourned

10th June, 2021 The Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry).

 

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

            Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the First Report of the Joint Portfolio Committee on ICT, Postal and Courier Services and Primary and Secondary Education on provisions of online classes for learners during the COVID 19 pandemic period.  S.C. 14, 2021- Hon Peter Moyo.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development on the Petition on Fees Increases in Tertiary Education Institutions (Adjourned 9th June, 2021 – Hon Maphosa)

                                                                                                                                                     [ Days elapsed: 18]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development on the Petition on Fees Increases in Tertiary Education Institutions. (S. C. 13, 2021) – Hon Maphosa

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 2021 Virtual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations (Adjourned 8th June, 2021The Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities)

 

[Days elapsed: 20]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report of the 2021 Virtual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations under the theme “Fighting corruption to restore trust in government and improve development prospects held on the 17th and 18th February 2021-Hon. Mavenyengwa.

 

  1. SECOND READING: Copper Control Amendment Bill, (H. B. 3, 2021) - The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage.

 

  1. SECOND READING: Police Amendment Bill, (H. B. 2, 2021)- The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage (Referred 21st July, 2021).

 

  1. SECOND READING: Guardianship of Minors Amendment Bill (H. B. 7, 2021)- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary.

 

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

 

Question proposed:  That the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill

(H.B. 5, 2020) be now read a second time - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2020 (Adjourned 22nd July, 2021- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

                                                                                                         

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

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 3rd August, 2021 Mutambisi).

 

[Days elapsed: 72]

 

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

 

May it please you, your Excellency the President:

 

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

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

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

 

  1. Pensions and Provident Fund Bill (H. B. 17, 2019) - The Minister of Finance and Economic Development (Referred 17th August, 2021).
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