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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 25 AUGUST 2021 NO 79

 

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED

 

 

No. 79

 

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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WEDNESDAY, 25TH AUGUST, 2021

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Quarter past two o’clock pm.

The Acting Speaker in the Chair.

 

 

PRAYERS.

 

Members Present

   
Banda G;

Banda S,

Bhila R,

Bhuda S,

Bushu B.,

Bvute O.,

Chadzamira R. E.,

Chamisa S.,

Chanda G. ,

Chibagu G.,

Chidakwa J.,  Chidamba S.,  Chiduwa C.

Chihururu C.,

Chikomba L.,

Chikudo Rueben,

Chikukwa M. R,

Chikuni E.,

Chikwama B.,

Chimbaira G.,

Chimina L.,

Chimwanza J.

Chingosho C. P.

Chinotimba J.,

Chinyanganya M.,

Chipato A,

Chitura L,

 

Chombo M,

Dube B,

Dube G,

Dube M.,

Dube P,

Dutiro P,

Dzepasi G,

Dzuma S.,

Gabbuza J. G.,

Gandawa M. A,

Garwe D.,

Gonese I T,

Gorerino O.,

Gozho C,

Gwanetsa K. K.,

Hamauswa S.,

Houghton J. R,

Jaja J.,

January S.

Kabozo S.,

Kachepa N.,

Kambamura P.,

Kankuni W,

Kapuya F.,

Karikoga T.,

Karumazondo M. T.,

Kashambe M. T.,

Kashiri C.,

Kazembe K.,

Khumalo M.,  Khumalo S. S.,  Khupe T. Kwaramba G.,  Labode M. R.

Maboyi R M.,

Machando P.,

Machingauta C.

Machingura R,

Madhuku J,

Madiro M,

Madiwa C.,

Madziva S.,

Mafuta S. V.,

Mago N,

Makone S.

Makoni R R,

Mamombe J,

Mandiwanzira S C,

Mangora B.,

Maphosa L.,

Marikisi N.,

Markham A. N.,

Maronge C.,

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,

Mguni N,

Mhere E.,

Mhlanga J. N.,

Mhona F T,  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 E,

Moyo Peter,

Moyo Priscilla,

Moyo R.,

Moyo T.,

Mpame C.,

Mpariwa P,

Mpofu M. M.,

Mpofu R.,

Muchimwe P T,

Muchinguri O C Z,

Mukapiko D. L.,

Mukuhlani T.,

Mukunyaidze S. E. I.,

Munetsi J.,

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Munochinzwa M.

Muponora N.,

Murambiwa O,

Murire J, Rtd. Col. Dr

Musabayana D.,

Musakwa E,

Musanhi K. S,

Musarurwa W.Y.

Mushonga P. M.,

Mushoriwa E.,

Musikavanhu D. A.,

Musiyiwa R.,

Mutambisi C,

Mutodi E.,

Mutomba W.,

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 J,

Paradza K.,

Porusingazi E.,

Raidza M.,

Rungani A,

Rwodzi B.,  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.,

Shava J.,

Shirichena E.,

Shongedza E.,

Shumbamhini H.,

 

 

 

Sibanda L.

Sibanda M.,

Sibanda O.,

Sibanda Z.,

Sikhala J.,

Simbanegavi Y.,

Sithole G K,

Sithole James,

Sithole S,

Svuure D,

Taruvinga F.,

Tekeshe D.,

Toffa J.,

Togarepi P.,

Tongofa M.,

Tshuma D.,

Tsuura N.,

Tsvangirai Vincent

Tungamirai T.,

Watson N J,

Zemura L,

Zhemu S,

Zhou P,

Zhou T,

Ziyambi ,

 

         
         

 

In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution

 

 

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Printed by Order of the National Assembly

 

Absent with leave

 

  1. The Acting Speaker informed the House that on 24th August 2021, Parliament received a Petition from the 31st July Movement of Hatfield, beseeching Parliament to oversee the promotion of good governance and the upholding of the Constitution by urgently coming up with electoral reforms, measures to end rampant corruption and to uphold children’s rights. The petition was deemed inadmissible as the petitioners did not comply with the Rules of Procedure on Petitions and the petitioners were notified accordingly.

 

  1. Question without notice.

 

  1. Questions with notice.

 

 

 

 

  1. Bills received from the Senate:-

 

[Date received]

Cyber and Data Protection Bill (H.B. 18B, 2019)

 

Forest Amendment Bill (H.B. 16B, 2019)…………………………25th August, 2021

 

 

  1. Mutambisi, seconded by Hon. Tekeshe moved: That Notices of Motions and Orders of the Day Nos. 1 to 30, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 31 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. CONSIDERATION: Pension and Provident Funds Bill (H. B. 17A, 2019) - The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

Amendments in Clauses 1 to 5, 15 to 17, 23, 31 to 33, 35 and 54 put and agreed to

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and Bill as amended, adopted.

 

Third reading, with leave, forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

 

  1. Bill transmitted to the Senate-

 

[Date Transmitted]

 

Pension and Provident Funds Bill (H. B. 17A, 2019)………….. 25th August, 2021

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development: The House adjourned at eighteen minutes past five o’clock pm.

 

 

HON. T. A. MAVETERA,

Acting Speaker.

 

                       

THURSDAY, 26TH AUGUST, 2021

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  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.

 

  1. Adjourned debated on motion on the SECOND READING of the Guardianship of Minors Amendment Bill (H. B. 7, 2021)- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Adjourned 24th August, 2021 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and

Parliamentary Affairs)

 

 Question proposed:  That the Guardianship and Minors Amendment Bill (H.B. 7, 2021) be now read a second time - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  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 19th August, 2021- Hon. Togarepi)

 

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. CONSIDERATION: Cyber and Data Protection Bill (H.B. 18B, 2019)-The Minister of Higher Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development

 

(Amendments in Clauses 5, 6, 37 and new Clause 37 under consideration)

 

  1. CONSIDERATION: Forest Amendment Bill (H.B. 16B, 2019)-The Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry 

 

(Amendment in Clause 5 under consideration)

 

  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: 11]

                                                                                                         

 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 24th August, 2021 Mutambisi).

 

[Days elapsed: 76]

 

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.

 

9.         HON. TOGAREPI HON. MPARIWA

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

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.

 

 

10.      HON. JOSIAH SITHOLE             HON. MOLOKELE

 

[Days elapsed: 19]

 

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.

 

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

[Days elapsed: 16]

 

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).

 

12.       HON. TONGOFA HON. E. MASUKU

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

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).

 

13.      HON. MOKONE            HON. NYABANI

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

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)

 

14.        HON. NYOKANHETE

HON.  MPARIWA

[Days elapsed: 10]

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.

 

15.         HON. DR. NYASHANU

HON. DR. MASHAKADA

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

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: 8]

 

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: 8]

 

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).

 

  1. HON. NDIWENI

              HON. MPARIWA

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

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.

 

19.      HON. MISIHAIRABWI-MUSHONGA  HON. T. MOYO

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

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)

 

20.      HON. MISIHAIRABWI-MUSHONGA  HON. E. NCUBE

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

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)

 

  1. HON. E. NCUBE

             HON. MADIWA

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

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)

 

22.      HON. SHAMU             HON. MOYO

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

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).

 

23.      HON. SHAMU  HON. GWANETSA

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

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).

 

24.     HON. GABBUZA  HON. NDIWENI

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development on the Operations of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (S. C. 23, 2021).

 

25.      HON. PRISCILLA MOYO                HON. MISIHAIRABWI-MUSHONGA

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the 40th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, June 2021 Sessions.

 

26.      HON. GONESE              HON. MADIWA

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

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.

 

27.      HON. MISIHAIRABWI-MUSHONGA  HON. MOLOKELE

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

That this House expresses its profound sorrow on the untimely passing on Thursday, 29th July, 2021 of the late Former First Lady, Mrs Janet Banana;

 

Places on record its appreciation for the services, which the late Former First Lady rendered to the nation;

 

Resolves that its profound sympathies be conveyed to the Banana Family, relatives and the entire Nation.

 

  1. HON. S. MATHE

             HON. E. MASUKU

 

That this House expresses its profound sorrow on the untimely passing on after a short illness on Wednesday, 11th August, 2021 of the late Member of Parliament for Tsholotsho South Constituency, Hon. Zenzo Sibanda;

 

Places on record its appreciation for the services which the late Hon. Member rendered to Parliament and the nation at large;

 

Resolves that its profound sympathies be conveyed to the Sibanda Family, relatives and the entire Tsholotsho South Constituency.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education on the Operations of Private Schools during Covid – 19

Pandemic Lockdown (Adjourned 24th August, 2021 – Hon. Mutambisi)

 

                                                                                                   [Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Third 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) – Hon. MisihairabwiMushonga

  1. Adjourned debate on motion of the Third 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 (Adjourned 24th August, 2021 – Mutambisi)

 

                                                                                                    [Days elapsed:2]

 

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the 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) – Hon. Chikukwa

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the Petition from the Sunningdale 1

Residents Association (SIRA) (Adjourned 19th August, 2021 – Hon. Mutambisi)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: 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) – Hon Mayihlome.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to promote youth inclusion and influence on public policy in order to enhance their participation in the broader economic sphere

(Adjourned 19th August, 2021 – Hon. Mutambisi)

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

 

Question proposed: 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-

 

  1. have access to appropriate education and training;
  2. have opportunities to associate and to be represented and participate in political, social economic and other spheres of life;
  3. are afforded opportunities for employment and other avenues to economic empowerment;
  4. have opportunities for recreational activities and access to recreational facilities; and
  5. 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 – Hon Mavetera

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee Mines and Mining Development on the Fact Finding Visits to Areas Affected by Mining Accidents (Adjourned 18th August, 2021 – Mkaratigwa)

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question proposed: 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) – Hon. Mkaratigwa

 

 

  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: 9]

 

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 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)

 

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

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: 14]

Question proposed: That this House-

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: 17]

 

 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: 17]

 

  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: 21]

 

              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: 21]

 

            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. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER, 2021

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦            QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*            QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1. 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.

[Deferred 18th August 2021]

 

*2.

 

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
                                                                                                [Deferred 18th August 2021]
*3. 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.
 

 

                                                                                          [Deferred 18th August 2021]
*4. 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.
 

 

 

[Deferred 18th August 2021]

*5.

 

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.

 

 

                                                                                              [Deferred 18th August 2021]
*6. 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.
 

 

 

[Deferred 18th August 2021]

*7. 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.
                                                                                                [Deferred 18th August 2021]

 

 

 

BILL UNDER          CONSIDERATION BY      THE    PARLIAMENTARY            LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

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

 

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