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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 24_NOVEMBER_2011_NO._17

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ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 17

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH  SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

 

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THURSDAY, 24TH  NOVEMBER, 2011

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

 

PRAYERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members   Present
Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Biti L.T

Buka F,

Chaderopa F Chambati T.S

Chamisa N

Chanetsa P.T.

Chibaya A

Chikava B,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

Huruba T

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa           N

Kagurabadza

M.T

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Karenyi             L

Kasukuwere S

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Langa A

Mabhena G

Machacha         C

Madubeko         J

Madzimure W

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majome F.J

Makamure R

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami          D

Mangena J

Mangoma E.S

Mangwana M.P

Maposhere           D Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E

H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E

 Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matienga              M

Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Matonga                B

Matshalaga           O

Matutu T

Mazikana           P.H

Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mhlanga A

Mkhosi E.T.M

Mlambo M

Mlilo O.S

Mnangagwa E.D

Moyo E

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpariwa P

Mpukuta       L

Muchauraya P

Muchena O. N

Muchinguri O.C. Z.

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudavanhu E

Mudenge I.S,

Mudiwa S

Mudzuri E

Mudzuri H

Muguti C

Mujuru J.T.R

Mukanduri S.T

Munengami           F

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dongo G.Z

Dumbu F

Dzingirai

Dzinotyiweyi

H.A.M

Dzirutwe G

Gabuza J.G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T

Goto R

Gumbo J.M

Gwiyo

Haritatos P

Hove S.R

I

C.C

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi                G                                      Nezi W                             Shoko H

Mushonga S.L                                               Ngwenya B                      Shoko M

Musumbu E                                                   Nhema C.D.F             Sibanda D.S

Musundire        A.L                                      Nkomo J L                 Sibanda F.M

Nkomo S.S

Musvaire W                                                                                               Sindi C

Nyakudanga O

Mutambara AG                                                                                      Sithole A

Nyamudeza       S

Mutinhiri A                                                                                             Sululu A

Nyamupinga

Mutomba W                                                 Tachiona                                                                                                           M

B.B

Mutsekwa G.T                                                                                    Tazviona R

Nyaude B

Mutseyami C.P                                                                                     Timba J.Z

Nyoni S.G.G

Muza I                                                                                                   Tshuma B

Pasihomusha-

Mwonzora D.T                                                                                Tsvangirai M

Matiza B.J

Mzembi W                                                                                         Varandeni J

Raradza E

Navaya E                                                                                             Zhanda T.P

Rutsvara R

Ncube                    S                                                                              Zhuwao P

Sai S

Ndambakuwa F                                                                                Zinyemba M

Samkange

Ndava R                                                                                           Ziyambi W.Z

N.T.C

Ndebele G

Sansole T.W

Nemadziva N

Shirichena E

Printed by Order of the House

             

 

                                      APOLOGIES

Hon I.M.C Chombo,  Hon Chindori – Chininga,  Hon Matamisa, Hon

Chidhakwa, Hon Ziteya

 

 

  1. The Speaker made an announcement regarding the delivery of the Budget Statement at a quarter to Three o’clock p.m.

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that Honourable Members were invited to a post budget workshop on Monday 28 November 2011 to be held at a venue            to be advised.

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that Portfolio  Committees would be conducting            post budget analysis meetings starting from  Monday 28 November 2011 up to            Thursday, 1st December 2011.

 

  1. The Speaker drew the attention of the House to an error on today's Order Paper where notices of motions Nos. 3 and 4 were inadvertently included and should be deleted with the rest of the orders being numbered accordingly.

 

  1. THE SPEAKER : I also have to inform Honourable Members that pursuant to the Chair's ruling on 4th August 2011, that there exists a prima facie case of contempt of Parliament on the matter involving Mr. Gwaradzimba, a Committee on Standing Rules and Orders met on Monday 3rd October 2011 and appointed the Committee on Privileges which shall consists of the following members :-

 

  1. I) Hon Mnangagwa ii) Hon Majome  iii) Hon Mushonga  iv) Hon Mangwana
  2.            vi) Hon P. Dube

 

Hon Mangwana to be the Chairperson.

 

  1. THE SPEAKER : On Tuesday 22nd November 2011, the interim Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Investment Promotion, Hon. Madzimure, presented a Report to the House that the Committee had received information charging its Chairperson, Hon. Zhanda, with impropriety in the course of the Committee inquiry into the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

 

The report states that the Committee had received a letter from the  Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr. Gideon Gono, alleging that Hon.  Zhanda, through unnamed emissaries, had demanded certain favours from  him. It is further alleged that Hon. Zhanda threatened that if he did not get  those favours, he would use his parliamentary position to harass Dr. Gono.  Dr. Gono had appeared as a witness before the Committee during the  course of its inquiry on more than one occasion.

 

 

The report was made in terms of Select Committee Rule No.13 of the  House of Assembly Standing Orders.  That rule provides that:

 “If any information comes before any Select Committee charging any  member, the Committee shall not proceed further upon such information

          but shall report it without delay to the House…..”

 

 

Accordingly, the Chair is required to make a ruling on whether the  allegations contained in the report establish a prima facie case warranting  further investigation of this matter by a Privileges Committee. It is the view  of the Chair that a prima facie case exists where the allegations against a  member point to conduct that, on the face of it, constitutes breach of  privilege or contempt of Parliament.

 

  After studying the report of the Committee on Budget, Finance and  Investment  Promotion and the letter written to Hon. Zhanda in his capacity  as Chairperson of the Budget, Finance and Investment Promotion  Committee, the Chair notes that the allegations against the Hon. Member  are of a serious nature and establish a prima facie case as contemplated by  Standing Order 38(d). Accordingly, the Chair rules that there exists a  prima facie case of breach of privilege or contempt of Parliament against  the Chairperson of the Committee on Budget, Finance and Investment  Promotion, Hon Zhanda.

 

  1. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That  pursuant to the Speaker's ruling that there was a prima facie case of breach  of privilege on the matter involving the Hon Zhanda and the Governor of  the Reserve Bank Dr. G. Gono,  the issue be referred to the Committee on

 

Motion put and negatived.

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that members of the Zimbabwe Women Parliamentary Caucus  (ZWPC) had been invited to attend the Strategic Plan

Review meeting on Friday 25th  November  at 0900hrs in the Senate Chamber.

 

  1. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs, with leave, moved: That the provisions of the Standing Orders No.s 22, 33 (2) , 34 (5) , 105, 106 and 109 regarding the automatic adjournment of the House at five minutes to seven o’clock p.m. and at twenty-five minutes past one o’clock p.m. on a Friday, private members motions taking precedence on Wednesdays after question time and that question time shall be on Wednesdays, the referral of Bills to Portfolio Committees, procedures in connection with the Parliamentary Legal Committee and Stages of Bills respectively, be suspended, for today and for the remaining series of sittings this year, in respect of the following; business relating to the Budget and the Committee of Supply, the Finance Bill [H.B 6, 2011] and the Appropriation Bill (2012) Bill [H.B 5, 2011],

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

  1. Business suspended at twenty four minutes to three o'clock p.m. until a quarter to three o’clock p.m. At a quarter to three o’clock p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

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

 

The Minister of Finance laid upon the Table-

 

Final Estimates of Expenditure for the year ending December 31, 2012

 

Budget Estimates for the year ending December 31, 2012

 

Finance Bill,  (Departmental Draft)

 

On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs:               Debate adjourned until Thursday 1st December 2011.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs  : The

House adjourned at nine minutes to five  o'clock p.m. until Thursday  1st            December 2011 at a quarter past two o' clock in the afternoon.

 

L.N.M. MOYO

Speaker.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 1ST DECEMBER, 2011

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1.  Adjourned debate on motion that leave be granted to bring in a Finance Bill  (Adjourned 24th November – The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary  Affairs).

       

 Question proposed:  That leave be granted to bring in a Bill and to make further             provisions for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make              provisions for ancillary and incidental matters connected therein or thereto -The             Minister of  Finance.

 

                        2.         THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

 

That  the National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 10, 2010) which      was  superseded by the prorogation of the Third  Session of the Seventh  Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage at which the Bill had  reached in terms of Standing Order No. 131 (1).

 

                              3.         THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

 

THAT WHEREAS, subsection (1) of section 111B 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 or governments  or international Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

WHEREAS the 2nd Revised Cotonou Agreement was concluded in Brussels, Belgium on 19th March 2010 at the Extraordinary Joint ACP – EU Ministerial Meeting and signed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 22nd June 2010 during the joint ACP – EU Council of Minister's;

 

AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe is signatory to the Cotonou Agreement, and is desirous of becoming party to the 2nd revised Cotonou Agreement;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said Agreement is conditional upon

its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective constitutional  procedures;

 

NOW THEREFORE,  in terms of subsection (1) of section 111B of the Constitution, this House resolves that the afore-said Agreement be and is hereby approved for ratification.

 

                              4.         HON MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

 

 THAT WHEREAS, subsection 111 B 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 r more foreign states or governments  or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

            WHEREAS the Trade Agreement between the Government of the  Republic of           Zimbabwe and the Government of the State of Kuwait was concluded in Kuwait       on 25/10/1997

 

   AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe is a signatory to  the Trade

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of       Zimbabwe and the          Government of the State of Kuwait, and is  desirous to becoming Party to the

Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the

Government of the State of Kuwait,

 

            AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said agreement is conditional  upon        its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective Constitutional            procedures;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, in terms of subsection (1) of section 111 B of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved for ratification.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 22nd  November – The Deputy Minister  of Media, Information and Publicity).

 

   [Time elapsed: 3 hours 41 minutes]

 

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

 

May it please you, your Excellency, the President:

 

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

 

 

 

  1. HON. MOYO

            HON. N. NEMADZIVA

 

That this House;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Government of Zimbabwe to;          i) put the current fleet to pasture; and

  1.            ii) privatize Air Zimbabwe;

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Minister of Public Service Hon. Prof. Mukonoweshuro  (Adjourned  22nd November – The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Publicity).

 

[Days elapsed:  4]

 

            Question proposed:  That this House:

 

SADDENED by the tragic and untimely death of the Honourable Minister of

Public Service and member of Parliament for Gutu  South, Professor  Eliphas

Mukonoweshuro on the 5th of August 2011;

 

NOTING that  the loss  was felt by the whole nation, which mourned a       committed and dedicated luminary of our struggle for independence,             democracy, freedom and justice;

 

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE  Conveys its, profound condolences to            the widow of our departed leader;

 

Expresses its deep sorrow and sadness at the tragic and unexpected loss of  life;

 

Takes this opportunity to celebrate the life of a man who rendered  sterling        services to the nation both before and after independence. -  Hon. Dumbu

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan African

Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters  (Adjourned  15th November – The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof.

Mutambara).

[Days elapsed:  3]

 

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

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010 (Adjourned 15th November – The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

 

[Days elapsed:  2]

 

            Question proposed:  That this House:

 

            COGNIZANT  of the  need to publish in the  gazette and to enforce            all        delegated legislation in conformity with the relevant Principal        Acts;    DISTURBED that the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General)  Regulations

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

             

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the unconstitutional statements made by some Service Chiefs. (Reinstated 25th October 2011 – The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)               

 

 [Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House  taking note of the provisions of the

Constitution, the Defence Act; Chapter 11.02, the Police Act Chapter 11.10, Prison Act Chapter 7.11 and the Public Service Act Chapter 11.04 which all demand neutrality of the military, police and prison officers and the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) as well as ordinary civil servants

 

          NOTING FURTHER THE provisions of Article XIII of the GPA  which

requires neutrality and de-politicization of state organs and  state institutions.

 

            CONCERNED  by recent statements by some Service Chiefs

            NOW, THEREFORE, this House

 

  1. Condemns the unconstitutional and treasonous statements that bring into disrepute the professional institutions of the Army and the Police.

 

  1. Requests the relevant institutions to reaffirm their loyalty to the constitution and the laws of Zimbabwe and

 

  1. Directs relevant authorities to carry out investigations into the said utterances

and the unconstitutional statements and make such findings public. -  Hon.                 Chikwinya

 

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

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

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

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

  [Day elapsed: 2]

             

 

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

 

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

(Main Estimates of Expenditure (2012)

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,         30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37 and 38)

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY,  7TH DECEMBER,  2011

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

    ♦ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

    * QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

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

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

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

 

*2.         HON. SANSOLE: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the  House:

  1. whether the Ministry is aware that armed gangs from Zambia are invading the

Lower Zambezi Valley and driving out stolen herds of cattle from the

Cheziya, Makwa and Msuna areas across the Zambezi river into Zambia; and

  1. if there are any plans to increase police patrols in these areas in order to curb cattle rustling.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

 

*3.       HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the                House:

  1. i) whether it is government policy to allow audio visual material to be illegally reproduced and sold on the market as evidenced by a memorandum dated                    5/04/11 written by the Chief Staff Officer  Operations to all Police Officers                        Commanding Provinces:  Ref: INFOR DCC"Temporary  Measure: Protection of                      International

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November 2011]

 

 

*4.      HON. SULULU: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House:

  1. what action has been taken by the police to arrest violent and rowdy people who disrupted the following approved public gatherings;
  2. On 20th July 2011 in Kwekwe the United States Ambassador Charles       Ray was humiliated and stopped from addressing a police cleared youth                        development meeting. The youths, journalists and the public were                         assaulted in full view of our police force;
  3. On 23rd July, 2011 Members of Parliament, from ZANU PF and two MDC formations, journalists and the public were assaulted again in full             view of our police force during the public hearing in the Government             Caucus on the Human Rights Commission Bill; and       ii)   what measures the Ministry has  put in place to avoid such embarrassing             actions from re-occurring.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

 

*5.   HON. MANGAMI: To ask the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to             inform the House:

  1. i) what happened to building grants which used to be given to                  schools; and ii)if the same grants could be extended to primary schools.

 

 

Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

*6.   HON. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of State in the President's Office to explain           to the House why the following members of the Central Intelligence           Organisation have been allowed to hold political party positions as Central

Committee Members of ZANU PF whilst they are still in full-time employment of           the state:

 

Tabeth Kanengoni from Mashonaland Central

Jesca Chidza from Manicaland

Lazma Humbe from Manicaland

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

*7.    HON. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to inform to the House :

  1. Why the Zimbabwe Government is refusing to handover Protais Mpiranya who was the commander of the Rwandan Army's Presidential Guards during the Rwandan Genocide and to explain
  2. the government policy on genocide perpetrators in Rwanda and Ethiopia particularly those who committed rape, sexual offences including violence and murder.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

 

*8.     HON. MAHLANGU: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the

House:

  1. what strides the Ministry has taken to ensure that Mpilo and Central Hospitals improve the state of health delivery system which of late has been a cause of concern for  Bulawayo residents and those in surrounding areas;
  2. what the Ministry is doing to curb corruption which has seriously affected the state of delivery system in the two hospitals; and
  • when the Ministry is going to to start building a third referral hospital for Bulawayo which it promised ten years ago since the current two hospitals Mpilo and Central are failing to cope with the increasing number of patients.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

*9.     HON. MAHLANGU: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the

House:

  1. what the Ministry has done so far to ensure that it achieves Millennium Development Goal 4, 5 and 6 (MDGs) which relate to reducing child mortality,     improving maternal health and combating HIV and AIDS, malaria and other     diseases by 2015;
  2. the challenges the Ministry is facing in achieving these MDGs; and iii) what the Ministry is doing in to overcome these challenges and ensuring these MDGs achievable by 2015.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

   
*10. HON. D. SIBANDA: To ask the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister Khupe in her
  capacity as the President of the Global Power Women Network Africa, to  to
  inform the House  what key interventions  have been advocated for in order to
 

 

ensure that women and girls are protected from  HIV/AIDS infections.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

*11. HON. D. SIBANDA: To ask the Hounorable Deputy Prime Minister Khupe, in her
  capacity as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Campaign  on the Accelerated
  Reduction of Maternal  Mortality,   to inform the House  the progress that has
  been made in scrapping the user fees as part of the millennium development goals
  aimed at improving maternal health so that t mortality rate is reduced by at least
  75% by the year 2015.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

*12.   HON. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation           Development to explain how the US$70 million restocking fund allocated in the           2011 financial year was distributed to the Provinces.

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November 2011]

 

*13.   HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

Development to explain what plans the ministry has to address the Cold Storage              Commission workers' plight considering that the workers have not been paid their                salaries for some time.

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

 

*14. HON. MANGAMI: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

Development to inform the House

  1. i) if there are any plans to build a silo in the Midlands Province and if so when this would happen:  ii) the ratio of farmers to AREX Offices in the country: and iii) how the Ministry intends to employ qualified officers who currently are not

 

                                                                                               [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November  2011]

 

 

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

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

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

 

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

Development to explain the circumstances surrounding the reinstatement of            Chinhoyi City Council Town Clerk who was found guilty of corruption and was               fired but is still in office, purportedly  because of orders from the the Ministry.

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

             

 

*17. HON. MANGAMI: To ask the Minister of Public Service to inform the House

  1. i) how long one is expected to remain in an acting capacity before confirmation can be done in the Ministry of Education for example; and ii) the relevance of the RBM in view of the current demoralisation of workers  who are not rewarded for their performance.

 

                                                                                               [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

 

 

*18.    HON. GARADHI: To ask the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development to explain            the Ministry's plans regarding the rescuscitation of Alaska smelting plant whose            closure has had a negative impact on the people's lives both socially and                          economically

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November  2011]

 

*19.    HON JIRI:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain to the            House why service station operators are required to pay for various licenses for               example council, fire, environment and energy while their profits margin are as              small as $0.05 per litre.

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

 

 

 

*20.     HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Finance  to explain how ministries which                    receive budget transfers late in November or December could utilise the budget              allocation meaningfully before the expiry of the financial year without             surrendering the funds back to treasury.

 

 

                                                                                             [Deferred from,Wednesday 23rd  November 2011]

 

*21.    HON.CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities to

inform the House  how many government houses have been constructed or purchased by                  government from 1980 to date and if  the Minister could give a breakdown of                 the houses by Province; and

 

                                                                                                [Transferred, Wednesday 23rd November 2011]

 

 

 

 

 

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