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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 1_APRIL_2009_NO._28

 ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 28

 

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 1ST APRIL 2009

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

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

 

    2
Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Bhebhe A,

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,

Chombo I.M.C

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dokora            L.D.K

Dongo G.Z

Dube C.R.E

Dube M

Dube P

Dumbu F

Dzingirai I H.A.M

Dzirutwe G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T

Gumbo J.M

Gwiyo C.C Haritatos P

Hlongwane M

Hove S.R

Huruba T

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa                 N

Kagurabadza M.T

Mangoma E.S

Maposhere               D

Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E Mashakada T

Masukume N.P.S

Matamisa

Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matienga

Matimba T

Matutu T

Mazikana

Mbwembwe

Mguni N

Mhlanga A

Mkhosi E.T.M

Mlambo M.M

Mlilo O.S

Moyo S

Mpukuta

Muchauraya P

Muchena O. N

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudavanhu E

Mudenge I.S,

Mudiwa S

Mudzuri E

Mudzuri H

Mukanduri S.T

E.E

M

P.H E

L

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Karenyi

Kasukuwere

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Kumalo M

Langa A

Mabhena G

Machacha

Madamombe

Madubeko

Madzimure

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majome F.J

Makamure

Makone T.M

Makuyana

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami

Mangena J

L

S

C

S

J

W

R

M

D

Mukonoweshuro E

Munengami              F

Mungofa P.T

      3  
Munjeyi

Mushonga S.L

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musundire

Musvaire W

Mutinhiri A

Mutinhiri T

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa G.T

Mutseyami C.P

Muza I

Mwonzora D.T

Mzembi W

Navava E

Ncube

Ndambakuwa F

Ndava R

G

A.L

S

Samkange N.T.C    
Sansole T.W

Saruwaka T.J.L

Shirichena E

Shoko H

Shoko M

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sindi C

Sithole A

Sululi A

Tachiona

Tazviona R

Tshuma B

Varandeni J

Zhanda T.P

Ziteya K.S

Zwizwai

M M.  
 

Ndebele G

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Nguni S.R

Ngwenya B

Nhema             C.D.F

Nkomo S.S

Nyakudanga O

Nyamande J Nyamudeza S

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyaude B

Nyoni S.G.G

Pasihomusha-Matiza

B.J

Pemhenayi C.F

Raradza E

Rutsvara R

Sai S

 

 

______________________________________________________

Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave

Chindori Chininga E.

Karenyi L.

Langa A.

Khumalo T.

Mutomba W.

Mnkadla T.

Ndhlovu A.

Nyamande J.

Sibanda C.

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that the Parliamentary Women‟s Caucus meeting scheduled for Thursday 2nd April 2009 and the Empowerment workshop that had been scheduled for 3-6th April 2009 had been postponed to later dates.

 

  1. The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Mutambara, with leave moved that the provisions of Standing Order 106  relating to reports from the

Parliamentary Legal Committee, be suspended in respect of the Appropriation (2008)(Additional) Bill (H.B.1, 2009)

 

Motion put and agreed to:

 

  1. Report from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being an adverse report on the following bill-

 

 

Date Received

 

Appropriation (2008) (Additional) 2009 (H.B. 1, 2009).  . . 1st April 2009

 

Second Reading-forthwith.

 

4. SECOND READING: Appropriation (2008) (Additional) Bill (H.B. 1, 2009) –

The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Mutambara for The Minister of Finance

 

Bill read a second time. Third reading, forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

 

  1. Bill transmitted to the Senate

Date Transmitted

 

            Appropriation (2008) (Additional) 2009 Bill (H.B. 1, 2009)…1st April 2009

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Questions with notice.

 

  1. Committees nominated-

 

Agriculture, Water, Lands and Resettlement

Hon. Chinomona, Hon Denga, Hon. Dube P Hon. Jiri., Hon. Katsande, Hon. Madamombe, Hon. Mahoka, Hon. Makuyana, Hon. Mkhosi E , Hon. Mlambo, Hon. Mlilo, Hon. Raradza, Hon. Varandeni, Hon. Zhanda.

 

Hon Jiri to be Chairperson

 

 

 

Budget, Finance and Investment Promotion

Hon. Beremauro, Hon. Bhebhe A, Hon. Chinyadza, Hon. Cross, Hon.

Khumalo ,M Hon. Madzimure, Hon. Mashakada, Hon. Matshalaga, Hon.

Mudiwa, Hon. Muguti, Hon. Mukanduri, Hon. Ndava, Hon. Nyaude,  

 

Hon. Zhanda to be  Chairprson

 

Education, Sports and Culture

Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chihota, Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Haritatos, Hon. Kumalo Marvellous, Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Mangami, Hon. Mguni N,  Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon. Muza, Hon. Nezi, Hon. Sibanda F.M.

 

Hon.  Mangami to be Chairperson

 

Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade

Hon.Gumbo J.M, Hon. Chirongwe, Hon. Jembere, Hon. Maramwidze, Hon. Matutu T, Hon. Mukanduri, Hon. Ndlovu A, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Nyamande, Hon. Rutsvara, Hon. Sibanda D, Hon. Sindi, Hon. Tshuma.

 

Hon.  Mukanduri to be Chairperson

 

Health and Child Welfare

Hon. Chebundo, Hon. Chikava, Hon. Dube M, Hon. Kachepa, Hon. Karenyi, Hon. Makuyana, Hon. Maramba, Hon. Matshalaga, Hon. Mudavanhu, Hon.

Munengami, Hon. Ndebele G, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Parirenyatwa D, Hon. Shoko H,

 

Hon. Parirenyatwa  to be Chairperson

 

Higher Education, Science and Technology

Hon. Chanetsa, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Dumbu, Hon. Khumalo Martin, Hon.

Kumalo Marvellous, Hon. Mafios, Hon. Maramwidze, Hon. Matamisa, Hon. Matibenga, Hon. Mguni N, Hon. Mpofu N, Hon. Muza, Hon. Ndhlovu A, Hon. Zhuwao.

 

Hon. Mpofu N to be Chairperson

 

                Home Affairs and Defence

Hon. Huruba, Hon. Madzore , 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.

 

Hon.  Madzore to be Chairperson

 

            Industry and Commerce

Hon. Chihota, Hon. Chinyadza, Hon. Dube P, Hon. Hove, Hon. Kanzama, Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Masukume, Hon. Mavima, Hon. Mharadza, Hon.

Mutomba, Hon. Mutseyami, Hon. Nyaude, Hon. Sansole

 

Hon. Mutomba to be Chairperson

 

Justice, Legal Affairs, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs

Hon. Gonese, Hon. Kapesa,  Hon. Mangami, Hon. Mangwana, Hon. Matiza, Hon. Matutu T Hon. Mkandla T.Z, Hon. Mushonga S.L, Hon. Mutinhiri, Hon. Mwonzora, Hon. Parirenyatwa, Hon. Shoko M, Hon. Tshuma B.

 

Hon Matutu  to be Chairperson

 

Local Government, Rural and Urban Development

Hon. Baloyi , Hon. Karenyi  -, Hon. Chikwinya, Hon.Chinomona, Hon. Dube M, Hon. Garandi, Hon. Kagurabadza, Hon. Kanzama, Hon. Karenyi, Hon. Kapesa, Hon. Matimba, Hon. Mkandla T.Z, Hon. Nyakudanga, Hon. Samkange.

 

Hon. Karenyi to be Chairperson

 

Media, Information and Communication Technology

Hon. Chaderopa, Hon. Chimanikire –, Hon. Chanetsa, Hon. Hlongwane, Hon. Mandebvu, Hon. Matonga, Hon. Mudarikwa, Hon. Pemhenayi, Hon. Jembere, Hon. Muchauraya, Hon. Mudiwa, Hon. Musumbu, Hon. Varandeni.

 

Hon. Chimanikire to be Chairperson

 

            Mines and Energy

Hon. Chindori-Chininga, , 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.

 

Hon. Chindori-Chininga to be  Chairperson

 

                Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism

Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Bhebhe A,  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.

 

Hon. Bhebhe to be Chaiperson

 

Public Accounts

Hon. Chikava,–, , Hon. Haritatos, Hon. Mangena, Hon. Mashakada Hon. Matiza, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Muguti , Hon. Musundire, Hon. Sai, Hon. Saruwaka, Hon. Sululu.

 

Hon Mashakada to be Chairperson

 

            Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

 

Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chimanikire, Hon. Chirongwe, Hon. Chivamba, Hon.

Goto, Hon. Gwiyo, Hon. Khumalo S.S, Hon. Madau, Hon. Matibenga, Hon. Sai, Hon. Sibanda F.M, Hon. Zinyemba.

 

Hon. Zinyemba to be Chairperson

 

Public Works and National Housing

Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Jiri, Hon. Kachepa, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Mabhena, Hon.

Mbwembwe, Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Ndambakuwa, Hon. Ndebele G, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Shirichena.

 

Hon. Mupukuta to be Chairperson

 

Small and Medium Enterprise Cooperative Development

Hon. Chimbetete, Hon. Chirume, , Hon. Masvaire, Hon. Matibe, Hon. Moyo R , Hon. Munjeya, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nemadziva, Hon. Nyamudeza, Hon. Tazviona, Hon. Zhuwao, Hon. Zinyemba.

 

Hon. Moyo to be Chairperson

 

State Enterprises and Parastatals Management

Hon. Chikwinya, Hon. Denga, Hon. Dube C, Hon. Kagurabadza, Hon. Hon.

Makamure, Hon. Matibe, Hon. Mavima, Hon. Mkhosi E, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Mushore, Hon. Ndava, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Ziteya, Hon. Ziyambi.

 

Hon. Mavima to be Chairperson

 

Transport and Infrastructure Development

Hon. Baloyi, Hon. Chebundo , 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,

 

Hon. Chebundo to be Chairperson

 

            Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development

Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chirume, Hon. Matienga, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Dumbu,

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

Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Shirichena, Hon. Sithole,

 

Hon Matienga to be Chairperson

 

 

  1.         On the motion of Hon Gonese, seconded by Hon. Kanzama: The House adjourned at sixteen minutes to five o‟clock p.m. until Tuesday 12th May 2009 at a quarter past two o‟clock in the afternoon.

 

L.N. Moyo   Speaker.

 

 

TUESDAY 12TH MAY 2009 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

 

1          Adjourned debate on motion on the distribution of agricultural inputs (Adjourned 26th March 2009-The Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

            Question proposed:  That this House-

 

APPRECIATING that agriculture is the backbone of the economy of Zimbabwe,

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the issue of food security for all Zimbabwe is a priority for the all inclusive government,

 

 REALISING that the distribution of inputs, which is basically, a civilian function was not done in a fair and transparent manner.

 

DISMAYED that endemic and debilitating corruption has plagued the input distribution programme,

 

REALISING that agricultural production has been adversely affected by lack of forward planning and timeous provision of agriculture inputs,

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES THAT;

 

  1. The inputs for the 2009/2010 agricultural season be distributed to disadvantaged rural farmers by the end of July 2009;

 

  1. A completely transparent system of distribution of agricultural inputs be put in place,

 

  • All elected officials, namely councillors and Members of Parliament who are the trustees of the people, be actively involved in the input distribution programme- Hon Mwonzora.

 

Amendment proposed by Hon Gonese:

 

                        to delete, all the words after;

“….put in place”.

 

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

18th March 2009 – The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Khupe) 

 

[Time elapsed: 11 hours 59 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 postponement of the opening of schools from the 13th to the 27th of January 2009 (Adjourned 18th March 2009 – The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Khupe)

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question proposed:  That this House-

 

WORRIED by the postponement of the opening of schools from the 13th of January 2009 to the 27th of January 2009;

 

CONCERNED by the uncertainty surrounding the education sector as manifested by the delay in the marking of Grade 7, „O‟ and  „A‟ Level examinations and the threat by teachers not to go back to work unless their demands are met;

 

SHOCKED by the unwarranted interference in the operations of “Trust” schools and other private educational institutions;

 

ALARMED by the failure of those who claim to be in charge to find answers to the crisis in the educational sector which resulted in most students failing to attend lessons in 2008;

 

DISTURBED by the fact that this situation may deteriorate in 2009;

 

            NOW, therefore, calls upon those responsible to take a holistic approach and find solutions to the crisis – Hon Mhashu.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the structural dislocation of Zimbabwe‟s economy (Adjourned 3rd March 2009- The Minister of Defence)

 

[Days Elapsed: 4]

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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 13th MAY 2009

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦          QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.    HON. A. BALOYI: To ask The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural        Development to inform the House whether or not the Ministry has made provision       for the construction of the Chiloya Bridge over the Lundi River, which is critical        for commuting between Chiredzi South and the rest of the country and is also        critical for the implementation of the GLTP project.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

*2. 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]

 

*3. HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare if the Ministry is aware that the Sister-in-Charge of Nyava clinic, ward 15 in Bindura South, closed the clinic at 1100 hours to attend a political rally leaving people who needed medical attention stranded and to state the measures put in place to contain such cases of misconduct.

 

 

                                                                                       [Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

.           HON. MADAMOMBE:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare:

  1. i) to inform this House what the Government policy is on people living with

HIV/AIDS; and ii)         why the clinics are charging $5 fees for consultation and collection of ARV drugs which in most cases are donated by different international organisations.

[Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

*4. HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural evelopment to inform the House when traditional leaders will start conducting their business in a non-partisan manner, in view of the fact that in Bindura South Constituency, Chief Masembura appears to be unaware of the new political order obtaining in Zimbabwe and continues to harass those perceived to be non-ZANU PF subjects.

 

 

                                                                                       [Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

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

Development to explain the purpose of having special interest councillors in Local       Government Councils who, as losing candidates, tend to create a lot of problems        for the sitting Councillors.

 

 

                                                                                       [Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

*6. HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development to inform the House when tobacco farmers can expect to get reimbursement of funds realized from their 2007/08 tobacco sales which were allegedly misappropriated by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

 

 

[Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

 

*7.       HON MUDIWA:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain:

 

  1. the issue surrounding the relocation of the people of Chiadzwa since the governor of Manicaland has been quoted in the press as having visited the area and given them a deadline to vacate the area by may 2009;
  2. whether an environment impact assessment has been done for the proposed mining area according to section 97 of the environmental management act and whether stakeholders were consulted;
  • whether an explanation was given to the people of Chiadzwa as to why they have to be; and
  1. whether there is a feasibility report dealing with the effect of the intended relocation showing the impact on the education and culture of the people and how the issue of compensation is going to be addressed.
  [Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*8.

 

HON KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development whether the Ministry:

i)        is aware that Redwing Mine in Penhalonga, a gold mine operated by Metallon Gold of Zimbabwe, has closed down due to flooding as the water pumps at this mine are malfunctioning or cannot be repaired and new ones have not been bought because the RBZ is alleged to have withdrawn money from the mine‟s Foreign Currency Account (FCA) and did not reimburse it; ii)      can advise when this money is going to reimbursed; and

iii) can inform the House if there are measures in place to ensure that over 1000 employees who were laid off get their retrenchment packages.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

*9.

 

HON. MUCHAURAYA: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House whether the relatives of the eighty-three diamond panners who were allegedly buried in two mass graves in Dangamvura, Mutare, in 2008 were notified of the burial.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*10.

 

HON NYAMANDE:  To ask the Minister of Finance to explain what people of Makoni Central should do with their old bank notes that have been made obsolete by the introduction of new bank notes as they feel that they have been prejudiced of their hard earned cash.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*11. HON MADZIMURE:  To ask the Minister of Finance to:-

 

  1. inform this House whether an independent audit of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe‟s activities vis-à-vis the distribution of farm mechanization equipment and agricultural inputs will be carried out; and
  2. furnish this House with the names of the beneficiaries of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe‟s farm mechanization and input distribution schemes.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*12.     HON. F.M. SIBANDA:  To ask the Minister of Finance to state:-

  1. i) the measures that were put in place to prevent abuse of the USA$ 100 vouchers given to civil servants as allowances; and
  2. II) if any corrective measures have been taken against Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe employees who were given USA$ 100 allowance since they are not civil Servants.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

.

 

*13. HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Finance whether the allegation that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe intercepted and withdrew funds totaling $720 000 from Foreign Currency Accounts of several companies, among others, the

Zimbabwe Coffee $231 000, Tanganda Tea Company $134 000, Non Governmental Organisation $95 000, and Small Scale traders $260 000, is true and if the Minister could make a statement on when the RBZ would reimburse the said funds so that the companies can conduct their normal operations.

 

 

                                                                                       [Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

   

 

*14. HON. GWIYO: To ask the Minister of Finance to inform the House which vote of the 2009 Budget caters for the Prime Ministers Office.
 

 

 

 

[Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

 

 

 

.  
*15

 

HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs if they are aware that Matangira and Muzondo, ZANU PF officials in Bindura South have been threatening residents in the Constituency each time they hold rallies and if they could inform the House what action would be taken to stop such intimidation.

[Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

*16.

 

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]

 

*17.

 

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

i)                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).

 

ii)              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]

 

*18.     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]

 

 

 

*19.     HON. A. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Information Communication            Technology to spell out the Ministry‟s policy and strategy to ensure that cell            phone network operations licensed by the Government of Zimbabwe will roll             out networks to cover all areas of the country, in particular the rural areas of            Sengwe and Chikombedzi Growth Points in Chiredzi South.

 

 

[Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

.*20     HON. MUCHAURAYA: To ask the Minister of Water Resources, Development and Management when the people of Makoni South will eventually have access to the water at Osborne Dam since it is not benefitting the local community.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*21.       HON. A. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and

Infrastructure when the Ministry plans to complete the construction of the             Tokwe Mukorsi Dam in Masvingo Province and whether the Government            allocated funds for this project in the current fiscal year.

 

 

                                                                                       [Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

 

 

*22      HON. MADAMOMBE:  To ask the Minister of Water Resources, Development and Management to inform this House:

 

 

  • what progress has been made regarding the handover take over of water management from ZINWA to the Local Authorities; and
  1. to state financial and material support that has been given to local authorities by the Government for the management of the water reticulation system.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

*23.     HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education whether he is aware that the RBZ is alleged to have withdrawn some money from the Africa University‟s Public Sector Management Programme‟s Foreign Currency Account (FCA) and did not reimburse the University resulting in the stalling of the programme and if he could inform the House when the money would be refunded so that the programme can resume its normal operations.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*24. HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education if he is        aware that a number of university students seeking work related attachments are         failing to do so as the economy in its current state cannot absorb them and if he         could state if there are any plans to assist these students so that they can complete          their studies with minimum delay.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday 1st April 2009]

 

 

 

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