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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 29_NOVEMBER_2006_NO._22

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED

 

No. 22

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, 29TH NOVEMBER 2006

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

The Acting Speaker in the Chair    
 

PRAYERS.

 

Members present

 
Bhebhe A

Bushu S. Chief

Butau D

Chamisa N

Chandengenda D. J.

Chapfika D.

Chibaya A

Chidarikirre F E  Chigudu T.

Chigwedere  A S

Chikomba L

Chimanikire G

Chimbaira G  Chimombe Chief G.

Chisvuure E.

Chiurayi E.

Chiwewe W  Chombo I M. C  Coltart D.

Dandawa Chief T.

Dokora L. D. K.

Gabbuza J. G. Gumbo J. M.

Gumbo R E N

Gwachiwa  C

Gwetu M

Kadzima P

Kangai K. M

Kanzama F

Kasukuwere S

Katsande A

Kaukonde R J

Mabika Chief J

Machaya J. M. K

Made J. M

Madubeko J

Madzore P

Mahofa S. B

Majange C

Malinga A. M

Malisa Chief C

Maluleke T. H

Mangwana M P

Marumahoko R Mashakada T.

Matamisa E E

Matimba K. M

Matonga B

Mathema C

Matuke L

Matutu T Mawere M

Maziriri E.  Mdlongwa E Mguni N.

Mhashu F

Midzi A. B

MisihairabwiMushonga. P.

Mnangagwa E. D

Moyo L

Mpariwa P

Mpofu O M

Mudenge I S

Mudzimurema

Chief P. M

Mugabe L  Muguti E.

Mukahlera T. L. A.

Mungofa P.

Mupukuta L. S

Murerwa H. M.

Musa C. J

Mushore L.

Mushohwe C C  Mutezo M.

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa  C

Mzembi W

Ncube D. M  Ncube F. D.

Ncube W

Ndlovu M M

Nguni S R

Nhema C D F

Nyauchi E

Nyoni S

Pote C. M

Sakabuya M

Satiya C

Shana Chief N Z J  Sibanda G. J.

Sibindi T

Sikhala J

Steveson B G

Zinyemba M

Zwizwai M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absent with leave

Chinamasa P. A.

Chief Dandawa T. M.

Gwetu M. M.

Langa A.

Makova C. W.

Mathuthu T. A. Mkosi E. T. M Mushoriwa E.

Mutiwekuziva K. K.

Nhema F. D. C.

Porusingazi E.

Rusere T.

 

 

  1. Papers laid upon the Table –

 

           Hon. Mhashu

 

      Minutes of Proceedings and Minutes of Evidence 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)

 

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

 

Minutes of Proceedings and Minutes of Evidence 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)

 

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)

 

           Chief Chimombe

 

Minutes of Proceedings and Minutes of Evidence of the Second Special Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on Financial Management in the Public Sector (S.C. 34, 2006)

 

Second Special Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on Financial Management in the Public Sector (S.C. 34, 2006)

 

  1. Questions without Notice

 

  1. Questions with Notice

 

  1. Mhashu, seconded by Hon. Pote, moved: 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)

 

On the motion of the Minister of Mines and Energy: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Chief Chimombe, seconded by Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga, moved: 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)

 

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

 

  1. Mhashu, seconded by Hon. Pote, moved: 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)

 

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

 

  1. The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities moved: That Notices of Motions Nos. 5 and 6 and Orders of the Day Nos. 7 to 16 for today stand over until Order of the day No. 17 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 29th

November 2006The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs)

 

[Time elapsed: 58 minutes]

 

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

 

That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows: –

 

May it please you, your Excellency the President: We the Members of the Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament – Hon. Chief Chimombe.

 

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

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities: The House adjourned at eleven minutes to six o’clock p.m.

 

 

  1. M. Kangai

Acting Speaker

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THURSDAY, 30th NOVEMBER 2006

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF FINANCE: That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to make further provision for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

(Notice given in terms of Standing Order No. 93)(Budget Statement)

 

2.  HON. MAWERE  HON. MPARIWA

 

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).

 

3. HON. MAKOVA              HON. MUTSEKWA

 

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 Home Affairs (S.C. 38, 2006).

 

 4. HON. MAKOVA              HON. MUTSEKWA

 

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).

 

  1. HON. L. MUGABE

Hon. D. M. Ncube

 

That this House-

 

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.

 

     6. 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. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 29th November

2006The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities)

 

[Time elapsed: 78 minutes]

 

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

 

That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows: –

 

May it please you, your Excellency the President: We the Members of the Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament – Hon. Chief Chimombe.  

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion 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) (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 of 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).

 

[Day elapsed 1]

 

Question proposed:

 

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

 

  1. Adjourned Debate on motion 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) – (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 on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of Health and Child        Welfare (Adjourned 29th November 2006The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs)

 

[Day 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)

 

[Day 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, on the effects of the Mid-Term Monetary Policy on the supplementary budget allocations for the departments in the Ministry of Transport and Communications

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

 

[Days 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 on the Mid-Term Fiscal and Monetary Policies (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. Committee of Supply

 

 

WEDNESDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2006

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

 

 QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

  1. HON GUMBO: to ask the Minister of Finance to state:-
  2. how much it cost the Reserve Bank to undertake Operation Sunrise (Zuvarabuda);
  3. the total value of the old bearer cheques collected;
  4. what will happen to the old bearer cheques still not exchanged particularly in the rural areas;
  5. why the RBZ limited exchanges to $100 000 000 (old bearer cheques) per week without coming up with an alternative way of disposing the excess;
  6. how the limit of $100 000 000 (old bearer cheques) was determined considering   that ordinary people were keeping more than that amount at home in cash to meet           everyday expenses and realizing that most rural people do not have bank accounts.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  • HON. M. GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Finance to explain the criteria used in allocating development resources to provinces and districts in view of their varying sizes.

 

  • HON. M. GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Finance to give the reasons why the government’s system of payment still remains centralized while departments have since been decentralized e.g. water bills for hospitals.

 

                                                                                   [Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON. MALINGA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communication to state:
  2. how far the Government had gone in its efforts to raise the $875m needed for the installation of the Central Train Communication system;
  3. the efforts being made to improve the National Railways of Zimbabwe staff complement, which had dropped from 21 000 in 1980 to the current 9 000;
  4. the steps being taken by N.R.Z to augment the 5 338 wagons, out of a total requirement of 7 412 wagons needed to service the 2 759 km of local rail, as the shortage now threatens the importation of fertilizer and wheat.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON. MALINGA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communication to state:
  2. 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;

  1. e) whether the Ministry had plans to install benches in the banking halls for the pensioners.

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON. MUSA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communication to explain why the             following roads have not been maintained:

 

  1. Mutoko – Rwenya Road
  2. Rwenya – Nyamapada Road
  3. Suswe – Mutawatawa Road
  4. Nyamuyaruka – Mazoe Bridge Road

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON MUSA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communications to state whether the Ministry has designed the Mudzi River Bridge and to advise the House when construction is likely to start on the bridge.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON MUSA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communications to table in Parliament maintenance programmes, indicating allocations for each district or area covered and to explain why road shoulders have not been maintained for years.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON GABBUZA: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to explain why Siabuzuba Clinic in Sikalenge Ward and Chibila Clinic in Sinamagonde Ward have not been completed despite receiving funding in the 2006 budget.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON GABBUZA: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to explain why Lusulu and Chinego Clinic’s which have been wired and tubed are still    not electrified  and state the plans the Ministry has for completion of the         projects.

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON. J. M. GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to give an indication as to when nurses will be transferred from the Salary Service Bureau and if he could elaborate on the steps the Ministry has taken so far to implement this policy.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON. MALINGA: To ask the Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to explain:
  2. what the Ministry is doing to reduce congestion in prisons, considering that from 2003 to date, a total of 3 618 prisoners country wide have died of TB, AIDS related      infections, Pneumonia, Gastroenteritis, and malnutrition.
  3. the Ministry’s efforts towards improving the availability of drugs and Ante-Retro        Virals (ARVs) to prisoners. 
  4. the steps the Ministry is taking to improve the diet of prisoners.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 29th November, 2006]

 

  1. HON. J. M. GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Education Sports and Culture 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]

 

  1. HON. J. M. GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain the 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]

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BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

  1. Interception of Communications Bill (H.B. 4, 2006) - The Minister of Transport and Communications – (Referred 28th November 2006)

 

  1. National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 13, 2006) – The Minister of Industry and International Trade – (Referred 28th November 2006)

 

  1. Census and Statistic Bill (H.B. 12, 2006) – The Minister of Finance – (Referred 28th November 2006)

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NOTICE OF MEETING

 

THURSDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER 2006

 

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: Hon. Chipanga

(Chairperson), Hon. Senator Bayayi, Hon. Chief Bidi, Hon. Chidarikire, Hon Gonese,

Hon. Gumbo J. M, Hon Senator Mahere, Hon. Malinga, Hon. Madzimure, Hon. Chief

Malisa, Hon. Matutu, Hon. Senator Mapfumo, Hon. Senator Marange, Hon. Mawere,

Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Hon. Senator Mtshane, Hon. Chief Mudzimurema. Clerk – Ms Macheza

 

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