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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 1_AUGUST_2006_NO._4

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No. 4

PARLIAMENT

  

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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SECOND SESSION – SIXTH PARLIAMENT

 

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TUESDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2006

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Quarter past two o‟clock p.m

The Acting Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

N.B. Printer please insert all ticked names in column form. 

 

Absent with leave

Buka F.

Chikomba L.

Chinamasa P.A.

Madzore P. Makova Col C.W Kanzama F.

Mathuthu T.

Mawere M.

Mohadi K.D.

Masawi E.S.

Mutiwekuziva K.K.

Rusere T.

Satiya C.

Zwizwai M.

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

  1. Papers laid upon the Table -

 

The Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development

 

Constitution of the Civil Service Housing Fund [by Chapter 22: 03].

 

            The Minister of Education Sport and Culture

 

ZIMSEC Annual Report 2000

 

ZIMSEC Annual Report 2001

 

ZIMSEC Annual Report 2002

 

ZIMSEC Annual Report 2003

 

ZIMSEC Annual Report 2004

 

The Minister Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

 

            Constitution of Skills Retention Fund [by Chapter 22:03].

 

            Minister of Finance

 

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General to the Board of the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council in Respect of the Financial Statement for the Year Ended December 31, 2000.

 

The Minister of Transport and Communications

 

Financial Statements of the Postal & Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) for the year ended December 31, 2004.

 

Financial Statements of the Universal Services Fund (USF) for the year ended December 31, 2004.

 

  1. The Acting Speaker made an announcement that in order to facilitate the work of Parliament, Committees appointed in the First Session would be allowed to operate until such time that the Committees for the Second Session had been appointed by the Standing Rules and Orders Committee. Committees could thus start meeting with immediate effect.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion to bring in a Finance Bill (Adjourned 27th July 2006 – Minister of Mines and Mining Development)

[Time elapsed: 1 hour 3 minutes]

 

Question again proposed:

 

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

 

On the motion of the Minister of Finance: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

(House in Committee)

 

            Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure during the year ending 31 December, 2006 (Cmd. R.Z. 2 of 2006).

 

Vote 1 – “Office of the President and Cabinet”: $7 217 419 228 000, put and                   agreed to.

 

Vote 2 – “Parliament of Zimbabwe”: $748 041 846 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 3 – “Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare”: $4 499 624 463 000, put                       and agreed to.

 

Vote 4 – “Defence”: $17 735 557 538 600, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 5 – “Finance”: $73 180 704 767 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 7 – “Audit”: $80 569 651 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 8 – “Industry and International Trade”: $291 700 791 000, put and agreed                              to.

Vote 9 – “Agriculture”: $3 825 125 501 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 10 – “Mines and Mining Development”: $277 690 479 000, put and agreed                                to.

 

Vote 11 – “Environment and Tourism”: $713 649 409 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 12 – “Transport and Communications”: $10 882 465 388 000, put and                                 agreed to.

Vote 13 – “Foreign Affairs”: $2 009 826 160 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 14 – “Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development”:

$3 360 345 402 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 15 – “Health and Child Welfare”: $15 030 714 864 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 16 – “Education, Sport and Culture”: $30 870 568 940 000, put and agreed                                to.

 

Vote 17 -  “Higher and Tertiary Education”: $11 988 648 778 000, put and agreed                                 to.

 

Vote 18 – “Youth Development and Employment Creation”  $325 544698 000,                                put and agreed to.

Vote 19 – “Home Affairs”: $21 019 214 315 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 20 – “Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs” $6 725 322 111 000, put                                and agreed to.

 

Vote 21 – “Information and Publicity”: $156 183 065 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 22 – “Small and Medium Enterprises Development”, $271 803 003 000, put                                 and agreed to.

 

Vote 23 – “Energy and Power Development”: $47 483 050 000, put and agreed                                to.

Vote 24 – “Economic Development”: $284 908 449 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 25 – “Science and Technology”: $146 598 132 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 26 – “Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development”:

$53 485 551 000, put and agreed to.

 

Vote 27 – “Rural Housing and Social Amenities”: 82 511 064 000, put and                                agreed to.

Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure to be reported without amendment.

 

[Time elapsed: 1 hour 35 minutes ]

(House resumed)

 

Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure reported without amendment

 

Report of the Committee of Supply to be adopted - Tomorrow

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 26TH

July 2006The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities)

 

[Time elapsed: 5 minutes]

 

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

 

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 the 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. Chief Chimombe

 

 

On the motion of The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities: The House adjourned at twenty-six minutes past five o‟clock p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. E. Chidarikire Acting Speaker.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2006 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS 

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

*    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

  1. HON MUSA: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Urban Development to explain:

 

  1. whether the Ministry is aware that the City of Harare has issued a licence, to operate a lodge to  the owner of Number 12 Catalina Road, Ridgeview, about 200  metres from the Harare Institute of Technology.

 

  1. the council by-laws governing the licencing and operations of lodges in residential areas.

 

  1. HON. CHEBUNDO: To ask the Minister of State For National Security, lands, Land Reform and Resettlement in the President‟s Office to make clear the       current official policy position on the land redistribution exercise in view of the       unclear and often conflicting statements over the past two years?

 

  1. HON. CHEBUNDO: To ask the Minister of State for National Security, Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement in the President‟s Office to explain the Ministry‟s position on;

 

  • the new spates of take-over of the remaining highly productive and already partitioned farms in the Kwekwe Administrative District, in particular and Midlands Province in general, by senior politicians, their relatives, and workers, the majority of whom seem to be interested in occupying the farm houses etc. and not farming;
  • the alleged corruption in the allocation of Land by the Kwekwe District Land Redistribution Committee.
  • the one person one farm policy, seeing that this is being disregarded; and
  • the economic consequences of the destructive take-over of critical productive entities such as:

 

  1. Brandford farm, „T/A Kenan Investments,‟ a major poultry producing company supplying 70% of the Midlands Retail and SMEs poultry markets requirements, the hospitality industry and food markets in

Masvingo, Bulawayo, Harare, Victoria Falls, Beitbridge and other areas.

  1. the Bornwell Estates who are mass producers of agricultural produce; and iii. Kwekwe Commercial farms that produced 1000 tonnes of burley in 2005 alone, which was 47% of the national output.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF RURAL HOUSING AND SOCIAL AMENITIES.

 

That provisions of Standing Orders Nos 105, and 106 relating to procedures in  connection with the Parliamentary Legal Committee and stages of Bills  respectively, be suspended in respect of the Finance Bill (H. B. 10, 2006) and the  Appropriation (Supplementary) (2006) Bill (H. B. 11, 2006).

 

  1. HON MASHAKADA       HON MUSHORIWA

 

THAT THIS HOUSE takes note of the First Half 2006 Monetary

Policy Review Statement presented to the nation by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Dr Gideon Gono.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion to bring in a Finance Bill (Adjourned 1st August 2006 – The Minister of Finance).

 

[Time elapsed: 2 hrs 33 mins]

Question proposed:

 

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

 

  1. Adoption of the report of the Committee of Supply on the Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for the year ending December 31, 2006.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 26TH

July 2006The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities)

 

[Time elapsed: 5 minutes]

 

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

 

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 the 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. Chief Chimombe.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL

COMMITTEE

 

  1. Petroleum Bill (H. B 5, 2006) - Minister of Energy and Power Development (Referred 26th July 2006).

 

  1. Judicial Service Bill (H.B. 7, 2006) - The Minister Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Referred 26th July 2006).

 

  1. Interception of Communications Bill (H.B. 4, 2006) - The Minister of Transport and Communications (Referred 26th July 2006).

 

  1. Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (H.B. 3, 2006) - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Referred 26th July 2006).

 

  1. Gazetted Land (Consequential Provisions) Bill (H.B. 8, 2006) - The Minister of State for National Security, Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement in the President’s Office(Referred 26th July 2006).

 

  1. Domestic Violence Bill (H.B. 9, 2006) - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Referred 26th July 2006).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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