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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 28_FEBRUARY_2007_NO._34

 

 

No. 34

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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WEDNESDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY, 2007

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

Acting Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS.

Members present

 

   
Bushu Chief S.

Butau D

Chamisa N

Chandengenda D. J.

Chapfika D.

Chebundo B

Chibaya A

Chidarikirre F E  Chigudu T.

Chigwedere  A S

Chikomba L

Chimanikire G

Chimbaira G

Chimombe Chief G.

Chimutengwende C

Chinamasa P A

Chihota P C

Chininga E T C

Chipanga T S  Chisvuure E.

Chiurayi E.

Damasane A.

Dandawa Chief T.

Gabbuza J. G.

Gonese I. T

Gula Ndebele S Gumbo J. M.

Gumbo R E N

Gwanetsa, K.K

Gwetu M

Kadzima P

Kangai K. M

Kanzama F

Karimanzira D. I

Katsande A

Khumalo N. M

Mabika Chief J.

Machaya J. M. K

Made J. M

Madzimure W

Madzore P

Mahofa S. B

Majange C

Makova C W

Malinga A. M

Malisa Chief C.

Maluleke T. H

Mangwana M P

Marumahoko R                                        Mnangagwa E. D                                     Mzembi W

Masawi E. S         Moyo L Ncube D. M  Mashakada T.              Mpariwa P                 Ncube F. D.

Matamisa E E                                          Mubau T.                                                  Ncube W

Matonga B                                               Muchena O. N.                                        Ndlovu S. D

Matshalaga O                                           Mudzimurema Chief P.M                       Nyauchi E

Mathema C                                              Mugabe L                                                 Nyoni S

Mathuthu T A                                          Muguti E.                                                 Pote C. M

Matuke L                                                  Mukahlera T. L. A.                                 Rusere T

Matutu T                                                  Mungofa P.                                              Sansole J

Mawere M                                                Mupukuta L. S                                         Satiya C

Maziriri E.                                                Musa C. J                                                 Sibanda G. J.

Mdlongwa E                                            Mushoriwa E.                                          Sikhala J

Mhashu F                                                  Mushohwe C C                                        Steveson B G

Midzi A. B                                               Mutasa D N E                                          Zhuwao P

Mkosi E. T. M                                         Mutsekwa  C                                            Zwizwai M

 

Absent with leave

Dokora, L.D.K

Khupe, T

Matshalaga, O

Misihairabwi-Mushonga. P.

Mugabe, S. Mutiwekuziva, K.K Mutomba, W.

Parirenyatwa, D.P Shana Chief N.Z.J.

 

  1. The Speaker recognised the presence in the Speaker’s Gallery of members of staff from Public Affairs and Parliamentary Support Trust.

 

  1. Reports from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being adverse reports on the following Bills-

 

                                                                                                                               Date Received

 

National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill ----------------------------28 February 2007         (H.B. 13, 2006)

 

Consideration – tomorrow.

 

Census and Statistics Bill (H. B. 12A, 2006) --------------------------------28 February 2007

 

Consideration – tomorrow.

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Questions with notice.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the 2006 Year End Monetary Policy Statement.

(Adjourned 27th February 2007The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities)

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the motion on the 2006 Year End Monetary Policy Statement presented on Wednesday, the 31st January 2007 by the Reserve Bank Governor, Dr. Gideon Gono – Hon Mashakada.

 

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

 

     [Day elapsed:  1]

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines,

Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 27th    February 2007The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities)

 

[Days elapsed:  4]

 

 Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines, Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (S. C. 39, 2006) - Hon Gabuzza.

 

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 two minutes to four o’clock pm.

 

 

  1. M. Kangai

Acting Speaker

 

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THURSDAY, 1ST MARCH 2007

 

NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF BILL

 

THE  MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS:  Bill to provide for the suppression of foreign and international terrorism, including mercenary activities; to repeal the Foreign Subversive Organisations Act [Chapter 11:05]; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto – [Suppression of Foreign and International Terrorism Bill H.B. 1, 2006]

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. CONSIDERATION: National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 13, 2006) – The

Minister of Economic Development

(Clauses 4 and 11 under consideration)

 

  1. CONSIDERATION: Census and Statistics Bill (H. B. 12A, 2006) - The Minister of

Economic Development

(Long title, Clause 2, title of Part II, Clause 3, title of Part III and Clause 7 under consideration).

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the 2006 Year End Monetary Policy Statement.

(Adjourned 28th February 2007The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities) 

 

[Days elapsed:  2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the motion on the 2006 Year End Monetary Policy Statement presented on Wednesday, the 31st January 2007 by the Reserve Bank Governor, Dr. Gideon Gono – Hon Mashakada.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines,

Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 28th    February 2007The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities)

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

 Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines, Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (S. C. 39, 2006) - Hon Gabuzza.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare (Adjourned 20th February 2007The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Days elapsed:  2]

 

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

Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare (S.C. 32, 2006) – Hon. Mawere.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Home Affairs (Adjourned 6th December 2006Governor and Resident Minister for Manicaland)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Home Affairs on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Defence (S.C. 33, 2006) – Hon. Makova.

 

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

Defence and Home Affairs (Adjourned 6th December 2006The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities)

               [Day elapsed: 1] Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Home Affairs on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Home Affairs (S.C. 38, 2006) - Hon. Makova.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture (Adjourned 29th November 2006The Minister of Mines and Mining Development).

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio

Committee on Education, Sport and Culture on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of Science and Technology Development (S.C. 37, 2006) – Hon. Mhashu.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Special Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on Financial Management (S.C. 34, 2006) – (Adjourned 29th November 2006) – The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities) in the Public Sector.

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Second Special Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on Financial Management in the Public Sector (S.C. 34, 2006) – Hon. Chief Chimombe.

 

  1. Adjourned Debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture – (Adjourned 29th November 2006The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of higher and Tertiary Education (S.C. 35, 2006) – Hon. Mhashu

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Fifth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare (Adjourned 29th November 2006The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

 Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Fifth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (S.C. 26, 2006) - Hon. Chebundo.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Gender and Women’s Affairs (Adjourned 29th November 2006The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs)

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Gender and Women’s Affairs on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministries of Youth Development and Employment Creation, Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development and Small and Medium Enterprise Development (S.C. 30, 2006) - Hon. Mahofa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report Of The Portfolio Committee On Education, Sport And Culture (Adjourned 7th November 2006The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

                                        [Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note Of The First Report Of The Portfolio Committee On Education, Sport And Culture On The Half-Year Budget Performance Of The Ministry Of Education, Sport And Culture (S.C. 27, 2006) - Hon. Maluleke.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local

Government (Adjourned 7th November 2006The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio committee on Local Government on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministries of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development and Rural Housing and Social Amenities. (S.C. 28, 2006) – Hon. Zinyemba.  

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Adjourned 7th November 2006The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of The Portfolio

Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Half-Year Budget

Performance for the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. (S.C. 29, 2006)  - Hon Chipanga.  

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and

Communication,  (Adjourned 31st October 2006Hon. J. M. Gumbo)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Communication, on the effects of the Mid-Term Monetary Policy on the supplementary budget allocations for the departments in the Ministry of Transport and Communications. (S.C. 25, 2006) – Hon. L. Mugabe.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the high levels of corruption (Adjourned 31st October 2006 J. M. Gumbo)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED with high levels of corruption in the public and private  sectors.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED with the existence of rent-seeking activities, patronage, clientelism, racketeering, black market activities, trafficking  and  smuggling activities in the economy.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED with the high levels of asset stripping and  plundering of public and private assets.

 

THIS HOUSE calls upon government to seriously address this cancer in our society – Hon. Madzimure.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development (Adjourned 4th October 2006The Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development on the Mid-Term Fiscal and Monetary Policies for 2006, (S.C. 24, 2006) - Hon. Butau.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Land Reform, Resettlement and Agriculture (Adjourned 28th September 2006The Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

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

Committee on Lands, Land Reform, Resettlement and Agriculture on the State of Preparedness by the Agricultural Sector for the 2006/7 Summer Crop Season (S.C. 23, 2006) – Hon Gabbuza.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the physical assault on Zimbabwe Congress of Trade

Union’s leaders (Adjourned 4th October 2006The Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED by the savage and brutal physical assaults on Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) leaders, workers and other peace loving Zimbabweans who were exercising their democratic right to express themselves;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the degrading and inhuman conditions the arrested persons were subjected to upon their incarceration;

 

      DISTURBED by the government’s lack of tolerance for any form of dissent;

 

FURTHER DISTURBED by Government’s failure to observe international labour conventions and adhere to acceptable international standards in dealing with demonstrations;

 

      NOW THEREFORE this House:

  1. condemns the persons responsible for the physical assaults and inhuman treatment; and
  2. calls upon government to institute investigations into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book - Gonese.

 

  1. HON PORUSINGAZI

HON. MUSHORIWA

 

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign      Affairs, Industry and International Trade on the Management Contract between Ziscosteel      and Global Steel Holdings Limited (S.C. 31, 2006)

 

  1. HON. MUGABE

HON. D. M. NCUBE 

 

NOTING the publication of the report by the investigator into the Zimbabwe congress of      trade unions (ZCTU) presented to the minister of public service, labour and social welfare;

 

   APPRECIATING that the report exposed and unearthed gross mismanagement and abuse  of funds;

 

   ALARMED by the violation of guidelines on retention of records and the opening of unauthorised bank accounts and the use of unauthorised signatories to the accounts;

 

   SHOCKED by the ZCTU unconstitutional salary payments to is president, Mr. Lovemore Matombo; and the illegal dismissal of the ZCTU’s trustees;

 

    AND NOW THEREFORE RESOLVES THAT,

 

  1. the minister of labour should deal with the matters in terms of section 120 of the labour act to bring order on the labour movement; and

 

  1. the trustees who had been illegally dismissed should resume their duties with immediate effect.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the 19th State of the Nation Address (Adjourned 27th February 2007 The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Time elapsed: 23 minutes]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

Conveys its profound gratitude to His Excellency The President for his 19th State of the Nation Address to Parliament;

 

Expresses its commitment to and support for the views contained in His Address; and

 

That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the President, informing Him of the sentiments of the House – Hon. Kanzama.

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

 

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WEDNESDAY, 7TH MARCH 2007

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

 

 QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.     HON. MALINGA: To ask the Minister of Finance to state:

  1. a) what the Ministry was doing to help the pensioners who use the People’s Own Savings Bank (P.O.S.B.), but find it to be un-user friendly and whether consideration could be given to the idea of preferential treatment for those above 60 years of age in order to assist them; and
  2. e) whether the Ministry had plans to install benches in the banking halls for the pensioners.

[Transferred from Wednesday, 28th February, 2007]

 

 

 

*2.    HON. J. M. GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to explain      the reasons why student teachers receive lower allowances than other students in other

government departments such as AREX.

 

[Transferred on Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

*3.  HON. J. M. GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain Government Policy on contract workers and whether he is aware that some workers have worked for very long periods without contributing to the pension fund a situation which will lead to them getting nothing on retirement.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

*4. HON  MUSA: To ask the Minister of Water Resources and Infrastructural Development        when the Mudzi River bridge on the Nyamuyaruka-Gozi Road is going to be upgraded     and constructed, since it has claimed more than 60 lives in the past ten years.

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NOTICES OF MEETINGS

 

THURSDAY, 1ST MARCH 2007

 

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000 hrs

 

JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: Hon Chipanga

(Chairperson), Hon Sen. F. Bayayi, Hon Chief J. Bidi, Hon F. E. Chidarikire, Hon T. S. Hon I. T. Gonese, Hon J. M. Gumbo, Hon W. Madzimure, Hon Sen. S. Mahere, Hon A.

Malinga, Hon Chief C. Malisa, Hon Sen T. J. Mapfumo, Hon Sen. Chief C. H. H.

Marange, Hon T. Matutu, Hon M. Mawere, Hon P. Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Hon Sen.

Chief L. K. Mtshane, Hon Chief P. M. Mudzimurema, Hon Sen Chief C. E. Negomo. Clerk – Ms. Macheza

 

Committee Room No. 2 at 1000hrs

 

MINES, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM: Hon J. G. Gabbuza

(Chairperson), Hon D. Butau, Hon D. J. Chandengenda, Hon E. Chindori-Chininga, Hon

Chief T. M. Dandawa, Hon Sen G. Dube, Hon Sen. Chief S. Gambiza, Hon A. Katsande,

Hon J. M. Machaya, Hon Sen. Chief V. Maduna, Hon C. W Makova (Rtd Col), Hon Sen. T. Mohadi, Hon Sen. S. Msipha, Hon Sen. V. Muchenje, Hon. Sen. V. Muchicho, Hon P.

Mungofa, Hon L. Mushore, Hon Sen. T. V.  Muzenda, Hon M. M. Ndlovu, Hon J. Sansole, Hon T. Sibindi, Hon Z. Ziyambi. Clerk - Ms. Dube

 

Committee Room No. 3 at 0800 hrs

 

YOUTH, GENDER AND WOMEN’S AFFAIRS: Hon S. B Mahofa (Chairperson), Hon Chief S. Bushu, Hon B. Chebundo, Hon A. Chibaya, Hon L. Chikomba, Hon Sen. R. Goto, Hon C. Gwachiwa, Hon F. Kanzama, Hon P. Madzore, Hon Sen. E. Makono, Hon E.

Matamisa, Hon Sen T. Z. Matanga, Hon S. G. Mugabe, Hon T.Mukahlera, Hon Sen Chief W. Nemakonde, Hon C. Satiya, Hon M. Zinyemba. Clerk – Ms. Gondo

 

 

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

EDUCATION, SPORT AND CULTURE: Hon F. G. Mhashu (Chairperson), Hon Sen.

A Chimbudzi, Hon Sen. J. J. Chindanya, Hon S. M. Chiurayi, Hon L. D .K. Dokora, Hon J.

Madubeko, Hon T. H. Maluleke, Hon E. Maziriri, Hon N. Mguni, Hon Sen. S Mkusha, Hon L. Moyo, Hon Prof. J. N. Moyo, Hon L Mupukuta, Hon W. Mutomba, Hon G.

Mutsekwa, Hon C Pote, Hon Chief Z. J. N Shana, Hon. I. Shumba,Hon Sen. Chief M. L. W. Sengwe. Clerk - Mrs. Sunga

 

MONDAY 5TH MARCH 2007

 

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000hrs

 

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS: Hon L. Mugabe (Chairperson), Hon N.

Chamisa, Hon L. Chikomba, Hon G. Chimbaira, Hon S. M. Chiurayi,  Hon Sen. E. Jacob,

Hon Sen F. R. Magadu, Hon E. Mdlongwa, Hon Sen J. Moyo, Hon Prof J. N. Moyo, Hon

  1. M. Ncube, Hon Sen R. Ndlovu, Hon E. Porusingazi, Hon C Pote, Hon Sen S. Sai, Hon J. Sikhala, Hon Z. Ziyambi, Hon M. Zwizwai. Clerk – Ms. Mukono

 

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE: Hon P. Misihairabwi – Mushonga (Chairperson), Hon N. Chamisa, Hon Sen Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon Chief G. M.

Chimombe, Hon Sen C. Gava, Hon P. Kadzima, Hon K. M. Matimba, Hon D. C.

Mavhaire, Hon L Moyo, Hon L. Mupukuta, Hon C. J. Musa, Hon F. D. Ncube, Hon Sen G.

Nyoni, Hon Sen K. G. Patel, Hon C. Satiya, Hon L. G. B. Stevenson, Hon Sen S. Thembani. Clerk – Mr. Daniel

 

Committee Room No. 4 at 1400hrs

 

BUDGET, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Hon. D. Butau

(Chairperson), Hon. Chief J. Bidi, Hon T. L. Biti, Hon. A. Bhebhe, Hon. Sen. B. Chikava,

Hon Sen. Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon F. Kanzama, Hon Sen Kabayanjiri, Hon T. Khupe, Hon. Sen Khumalo, Hon C. Majange, Hon Sen J. T Malinga, Hon T. Mashakada, Hon L. Matuke, Hon E. Mushoriwa, Hon W. Mzembi, Hon. D.M. Ncube. Clerk - Mrs. Khumalo

 

Committee Room No. 1 at 1400 hrs

 

PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE: Hon. M. Mawere

(Chairperson), Hon. A. Baloyi, Hon. Sen Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon A. Chibaya, Hon Sen. L.C. Gumbura, Hon M. Gwetu, Hon Sen. P. Haritatos, Hon Sen. P. Madiro, Hon T.

Matutu, Hon E. Maziriri, Hon P. Mpariwa, Hon L. Mushore, Hon Sen. A. S. Nyathi, ,  Hon. I. Shumba Clerk – Mrs. Nyakauta

 

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