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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 22_OCTOBER_2008_NO._7

No. 7

 

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 22ND OCTOBER 2008

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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,

Bhebhe A,

Bimha M.C

Biti L.T

Chaderopa F Chambati T.S

Chamisa N

Chanetsa P.T.

Chebundo B

Chibaya                   A

Chidhakwa W.K

Chikava B,

Chikwinya S,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

Chinyadza W

Chiota P.C

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dokora             L.D.K

Dongo G.Z

Dube C.R.E

Dube M

Dube P

Dumbu F

Dzingirai I Dzirutwe

G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T

Goto R

Gumbo J.M

Gwiyo                  C.C

Hlongwane M

Hove S.R

Huruba T

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa                   N

Kagurabadza M.T

Mangwana M.P

Maposhere               D

Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E

Matamisa              E.E

Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matienga                 M

Matimba T

Matshalaga               O

Matutu T

Mazikana              P.H

Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mhlanga A

Mlambo M.M

Mlilo O.S

Mnangagwa E.D

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Karenyi L

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M

Khumalo T

Kumalo M

Mabhena

Machacha

Madamombe

Madubeko

Madzimure

Madzore P

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majome F.J

Makamure

Makone T.M

Makuyana

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami

Mangena J

Mangoma E.S

G

C

S

J

W

R

M

D

Mnkandla T

Mohadi K.C.D

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpariwa P

Mpofu N

Mpukuta

Muchauraya P

Muchena O. N

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudavanhu E

Mudenge I.S,

Mudiwa S

Mudzuri E

L
Mudzuri H

Muguti C

Mukanduri S.T

Mukonoweshuro E

Pemhenayi C.F

Raradza E

Rutsvara R

Sai S

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W

Saruwaka T.J.L

Munengami

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi

Mushonga S.L

Musumbu E

Musundire

Musvaire W

Mutasa D.N.E

Mutinhiri T

Mutsekwa G.T

Mutseyami C.P

Muza I

Mwonzora D.T

Mzembi W

Navava E

Ncube

Ndambakuwa F

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Ndlhovu A

Ndlovu M. M

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Ngwenya B

F

G

A.L

S.

Shamu W.K

Shirichena E

Shoko H

Shoko M

Sibanda

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sibanda P.N

Sindi C

Sithole A

Sululu A

Tachiona

Tazviona R

Timba J.Z

Tshuma B

Varandeni J

Zhanda T.P

Zhuwao P

Ziteya K.S

Ziyambi

Zwizwai

C.C

M

W.Z

M.

Nhema              C.D.F

Nkomo S.S

Nyakudanga O

Nyamande J Nyamudeza S

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyanhongo M.H

Nyaude B

Nyoni S.G.G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave Langa A.

Masukume N.P.S Mguni N.

Zinyemba M..M.

 

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that the bus for the ZNCC Business Manifesto launch and cocktail would leave the Nelson Mandela Entrance for HICC at 1630 hours today.

 

  1. The Speaker announced the appointment of the following Hon. Members to the Pan African Parliament: J.M Gumbo, Chief F.Z Charumbira, P. Mpariwa, K. Rugara and P. Dube.

 

 

  1. Hon Gonese seconded by Hon Mpariwa moved: That Orders of the Day Nos. 1 and 2, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 3 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Hon Chinyadza, seconded by Hon Mushonga moved: That

 

AWARE that Zimbabwe consumes 2 million tones of maize annually and that only 400 000 tonnes is available from what was actually produced this last growing season and what has been provided by the State in the form of imports so far this year;

 

ALSO AWARE that of the 350 000 tonnes of wheat needed to meet national consumption, no more than 100 000 tonnes can be provided from domestic production and imports;

 

COGNISANT of the fact that the national annual demand for soyabeans is about 240 000 tonnes with only 60 000 tonnes available to meet this demand;

 

ACCEPTING that the total imports from the international Community in the current year will not exceed 400 000 tonnes of cereals and that the total national deficit of cereals and oil seeds will be over 800 000 tonnes;

 

NOTING that the above statistics infer that the nation faces hunger and starvation of endemic proportions;

 

CONCERNED by the persistent failure of the State institutions to distribute the little food available in a transparent and non-partisan manner;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the lacklustre attitude of the responsible State institutions and their apparent failure to effectively deal with this national disaster;

 

NOW THEREFORE this house resolves that;

 

  1. The food crisis be declared a national disaster;

 

  1. The Portfolio Committee responsible for Lands and Agriculture investigates and reports on this issue as a matter of urgency.

 

  1. That this Committee makes recommendations on how the Country can actively engage the donor community in alleviating the impact of hunger in Zimbabwe; and

 

  1. Initiate proposals to obviate the recurrence and intensification of the problem in future.

 

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 fourteen minutes to five o’ clock until Tuesday, 11th November 2008.

 

  1. N. MOYO

Speaker.

 

 

TUESDAY, 11TH NOVEMBER 2008 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.         HON. GONESE              HON. MAJOME

 

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 and report its findings to Parliament.

 

  1. HON. BITI

HON. T. KHUMALO

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the food crisis in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 22nd October, 2008-The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

 

[Day Elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House-

 

AWARE that Zimbabwe consumes 2 million tones of maize annually and that only 400 000 tonnes is available from what was actually produced this last growing season and what has been provided by the State in the form of imports so far this year;

 

ALSO AWARE that of the 350 000 tonnes of wheat needed to meet national consumption, no more than 100 000 tonnes can be provided from domestic production and imports;

 

COGNISANT of the fact that the national annual demand for soyabeans is about 240 000 tonnes with only 60 000 tonnes available to meet this demand;

 

ACCEPTING that the total imports from the international Community in the current year will not exceed 400 000 tonnes of cereals and that the total national deficit of cereals and oil seeds will be over 800 000 tonnes; NOTING that the above statistics infer that the nation faces hunger and starvation of endemic proportions;

 

CONCERNED by the persistent failure of the State institutions to distribute the little food available in a transparent and non-partisan manner;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the lacklustre attitude of the responsible State institutions and their apparent failure to effectively deal with this national disaster;

 

NOW THEREFORE this house resolves that;

 

  1. The food crisis be declared a national disaster;

 

  1. The Portfolio Committee responsible for Lands and Agriculture investigates and reports on this issue as a matter of urgency.

 

  1. That this Committee makes recommendations on how the Country can actively engage the donor community in alleviating the impact of hunger in Zimbabwe; and

 

  1. Initiate proposals to obviate the recurrence and intensification of the problem in future (Hon Chinyadza).

 

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

21st October, 2008 – The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities) 

 

[Time elapsed: 8 hours 14 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. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

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