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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 2_DECEMBER_2009_NO._15

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 15

 

 

PARLIAMENT

  

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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SECOND SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

 

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WEDNESDAY, 2ND DECEMBER 2009

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Quarter past Two o‘clock p.m The Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

 

Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Bimha M.C

Biti L.T

Chaderopa F Chambati T.S

Gwiyo                 C.C

Haritatos P

Hove S.R

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa                 N

Kagurabadza M.T

Marima E

Mashakada T Matamisa E.E

Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

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

Mlilo O.S

Mnangagwa E.D

Mohadi            K.C.D

Chamisa N

Chebundo B

Chibaya

Chidhakwa W.K

Chikava B,

Chikwinya S,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

Chinyadza W

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Chombo I.M.C

Denga P

Dongo G.Z

Dumbu F

Dzingirai

Dzinotyiweyi

H.A.M

Dzirutwe G

Gabuza J.G

Garadhi S

Goche N.T

Goto R

A

I

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Kasukuwere

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Khupe T

Kumalo M

Mabhena G

Machacha

Madamombe

Madubeko

Madzimure

Madzore P

Mafios I.D

Mahoka S

Majome F.J

Makamure

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami

Mangena J

Mangoma E.S

Mangwana M.P

Maposhere

Maramba P.H

S

C

S

J

W

R

D

D

Moyo E

Moyo J.N

Moyo G

Moyo S

Mpofu

Mpukuta

Muchauraya P

Muchena O. N

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudenge I.S,

Mudzuri E

Mudzuri H

Muguti C

Mujuru J.T.R

O.M

L

Mukonoweshuro E

Munengami              F

Mungofa P.T

Maramwidze E H

Mare M

 

Munjeyi

Mushonga S.L

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musundire

Musvaire W

Mutinhiri T

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa G.T

Mutseyami C.P

Muza I

Mwonzora D.T

Navava E

Ncube

Ndambakuwa F

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

G

A.L

S

Nguni S.R

Ngwenya B

Nhema             C.D.F

Nkomo S.S

Nyakudanga O

Nyamudeza             S

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyanhongo M.H

Nyaude B

Nyoni S.G.G

Parirenyatwa       D.P

Pasihomusha-Matiza

B.J

Raradza E

Rutsvara R

Sai S

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W

Saruwaka T.J.L

Shoko H

Shoko M

Sibanda

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sindi C

Sululi A

Tachiona

Tazviona R

Timba J.Z

Tsvangirai M

Undenge

Varandeni J

Zhanda T.P

Zhuwao P

Ziteya K.S

Ziyambi

Zwizwai

C.C

M

S

W.Z

M.

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave

Hon F Buka

Hon P. Chanetsa

Hon L. Karenyi

Hon M. Matienga

Hon C Mhandu

Hon R Moyo

Hon W. Mzembi

Hon H. Huruba

 

  1. MR SPEAKER: The Nyamande family cordially invites Hon. members to the memorial service of the late Hon. J. Nyamande on the 5th of December 2009 at 1000 hours at No. 35 Casterns Avenue, Belvedere, Harare.

 

  1. MR SPEAKER: I have to inform Hon. Members that Portfolio Committees will be conducting post budget analysis meetings starting from Thursday 3 December 2009 up to Monday, 7 December 2009.  members will be advised by the respective Committee Clerks the times and venues of their meetings during this exercise.

 

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

 

  1. Business suspended at twenty minutes past two o‘clock until seventeen minutes to three o‘clock p.m.

Seventeen minutes 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 to make further provision for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make provision for ancillary and incidental matters.

 

The Minister of Finance laid upon the Table-

 

Estimates of Expenditure for the year ending December 31, 2009

 

Budget Estimates 2010

 

Finance Bill, 2009 (Departmental Draft)

 

On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs:  Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 8th December 2009.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs: The House adjourned at ten minutes to five o‘clock p.m.

 

L.N.M MOYO

Speaker.

 

 

TUESDAY, 8TH DECEMBER 2009

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion to bring in a Finance Bill (Adjourned 2nd December 2009- The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

 

Question proposed:  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 ancillary and incidental matters-The Minister of Finance

 

 

  1. COMMITTEE: Public Finance Management Bill (H.B. 9, 2009)- The Minister of

Finance

(See Notice of Amendments)

 

  1. COMMITTEE of the Audit Office Bill (H.B. 10, 2009)- The Minister of Finance

 

(See Notice of Amendments)

 

4.   HON DR PARIRENYATWA        HON MUNENGAMI

 

That this House takes note of the first report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare on Drugs and Medicines ( S.C.3, 2009).

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 1st December The Minister of State in Vice President Mujuru’s Office)

 

Question proposedThat 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. Nyamupinga.

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 58 minutes]

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the report of the SADC PF Observer Mission to the Botswana Elections (Adjourned 1st December, 2009-The Minister of State in Vince President Mujuru’s Office)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the report of the Observer Mission to Botswana on the SADC Parliamentary Forum Interim Statement regarding the Botswana General Elections held on 16th October 2009- Hon Mungofa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the importance of an accurate voters roll

(Adjourned 1st December, 2009-The Minister of State in Vince President Mujuru’s Office)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]   Question proposedThat this House:

 

NOTING that an accurate voters roll is central and key to a credible electoral process;

 

ALARMED by the chaotic state of the voters roll in Zimbabwe as evidenced by the presence of names of deceased persons, geriatrics over 100 years old, multiple entries and a multitude of general inaccuracies;

 

CONCERNED that little action has been taken to correct the situation despite several calls to do so from various quarters;

 

CONVINCED that an audit of the voters roll is urgent and necessary to ensure that future elections are credible;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls upon the inclusive government to immediately carry out a comprehensive audit of the voters roll to rid it of all inaccuracies and irregularities- Hon Matutu.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the National Hero, Senator Richard

Chemist Hove (Adjourned 1st December,  2009-The Minister of State in Vince

President Mujuru’s Office)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: That this House expresses its sympathies on the untimely death of the National Hero, Senator Richard Chemist Hove on 22nd August 2009 and resolves that its condolences be conveyed to the family of the late Hon Senator- Hon Ziyambi.

 

  1. FIRST READING: Public Order and Security Amendment Bill (H.B. 11, 2009)Hon Gonese.

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

(Main Estimates of Expenditure (2010)

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, 9TH DECEMBER 2009

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦          QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.      HON. CHIMBETETE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development to explain the reason for the delays in the surfacing of the Binhanya Road which runs from Nyanga to Ruwange and to assure this House that the Ministry has budgeted for its surfacing in the coming budget for 2010.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 21st October] 

 

*2.

 

HON. CHIMBETETE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state the measures the Ministry is putting in place to prevent carnage at Tombo One, which has become a black spot following a number of fatal accidents in that area dating as far back as 1991 to the latest one this year.

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

*3.

 

HON. CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why the Odzani Jombe to Mutare road has not been surfaced as a matter of priority in view of the fact that since 2005 quarry stones and gravel were already piled at the Honde River Bridge.

[Deferred from Wednesday 21st October] 

 

*4.

 

HON. MARAMWIDZE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development to state when the surfacing of the Gutu/Buhera road would be completed.

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

 

*5.

 

 

HON. SANSOLE: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrstructural

Development to inform this House whether the Ministry has any plans to tar the border road from Makunku in Binga District, through Makwa, Chisuma to the Bulawayo/Victoria Falls road.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*6.

 

HON. P.N. SIBANDA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development to state the plans the Ministry has to surface the section of the Karoi- Binga considering that the road appears on the map as tarred but on the ground it is not.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*7.

 

HON. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House:-
i) When the dualisation project of the Harare Beitbridge highway will start given the substantial inflows of the revenue from the recently introduced toll gates; and
  1. ii) What strategy the Ministry has to repair rural roads given the general poor state of these roads across the country.

 

*8.       HON. NDEBELE: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development:

 

  1. i) To give a detailed breakdown of R1 986 million which was disbursed in the Official Opening preparations of Maitengwe and Ramaquabawe

Bridges; and ii)      Whether he is aware of the state of the road from Gwanda to Maphisa and if he could consider undertaking a conducted tour of the road with a delegation so that positive action is taken towards the construction of this road.

 

*9.       HON. MARAMWIDZE: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain if it is logical for Members of Parliament to pay tollgate fees when they are on national duty travels all over the country for 24 hours per day.

 

*10.     HON. JIRI:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to explain:

  1. Why Rural District Councils have been operating without audited financial statements over the years as evidenced by the Chikomba Rural District Council whose last audited accounts were produced in 2003.
  2. What measures the Ministry is taking to address cases of gross maladministration in the running of Council Affairs where some assets have been misappropriated over time Chikomba Rural District Council is a case in point.
  • What criteria has been used to employ the staff in the Administration of Councils and to state whether it is by merit or nepotism.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

 

*11.     HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to explain what the ministry has done to ensure that it complies with Article 14 of the GPA, which calls for the depoliticisation of the office of the traditional chiefs.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

 

*12.     HON. S. L. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to inform the House:

  1. i) what the government policy is towards housing cooperatives that purchased unserviced and undivided pieces of Peri-Urban land since year

2000 in contravention of the Regional, Town and Country Planning Act

(Chapter 29:10) Section39; ii)          if there is any government waiver in the requirements of Section 39 of the

Regional, Town and Country Planning Act (Chapter 29:10); iii)           whether the Ministry is aware that unscrupulous property developers are trying to use premises of  the Regional, Town and Country Planning Act (Chapter 29:10 to dishonour several contracts they entered into since the year 2000 to detriment of several poor households who invested their savings in buying these unserviced and unapproved subdivisions; and

  1. iv) if the Ministry of Local Government Urban and Rural Development could come up with a Statutory Instrument to retrospectively regularise the above mentioned scenario.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

 

*13.     HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to explain:

  1. i) The circumstances surrounding the suspension of headman Andrew

Moses Sahumani by the District Administrator on 2nd January 2009; ii) Whether there is a time frame for such suspensions which badly incapacitate the functions of traditional leaders as justice delayed is justice denied; and

iii) Whether District Administrators, Assistant District Administrators and Chief Executive Officers of Councils are allowed to engage in politics given that those in Mutasa District are publicly showing their allegiance to a particular political party resulting in a collision path with the MDC dominated Rural District Council.

*14.

 

HON. MARAMWIDZE: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to explain why the ZANU PF Councilors who lost in last year's elections are finding their way back in the Council through the so called ―Special Interest‖ Councilors  What is their special interest duty there as if the winning councilors are failing to do their work.
*15.

 

 

HON. BEREMAURO: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to inform the House who administers resettlement areas, is it the Ministry of Lands, DDF or local authority.
*16.

 

HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to explain what the ministry has done to ensure that it gives life and meaning to the letter and spirit of Article 14 of the GPA, which calls for the depoliticisation of the office of the traditional chiefs.
*17.

 

HON. VARANDENI: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House:

 

i) whether there are any plans to repair bridges and roads damaged by

Cyclone Eline and Cyclone Japhet linking Zaka, Bikita  and Chiredzi North Constituencies; and

 

ii)if the Ministry allows the local authorities to hire the services of donors who have  the machinery to maintain the roads.

*18.

 

HON. SHOKO: To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and Management to inform the House when the suburbs of Unit ‗O‘, N, G, M, and N in Chitungwiza South Constituency would get piped water and to explain the problem being faced.

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

*19.

 

HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of State Enterprises and Parastatals to confirm:

i)                whether or not the Ministry of State Enterprises and Parastatals Management recently flighted advertisements for CVs for persons wanting to become board members of various state enterprises.

ii)              when the Ministry would assume control function of appointing members to the Board as it currently falls under various Ministries in terms of the legislation creating the enterprises in question;

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*20. HON. A. SITHOLE: To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and Management to:

i)        explain whether the Ministry is aware that Chilonga Irrigation Scheme in Chiredzi District has not been operating for almost two years; and  ii)           state whether the Ministry is aware that engines from the irrigation scheme which were taken to Masvingo for repairs have not been  returned to date.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*21. HON. SANSOLE: To ask the Minister of Water Resources, Development and Management:

  1. i) whether he is aware that Deka River has been polluted by the following companies which discharge them toxic waste into the river,

Hwange Colliery Company, South Mining and ZESA; and ii)       assure the House that the Ministry will take appropriate remedial action to ensure that this practice is discontinued and to make provision for alternative sources of clean water for the communities and livestock in the vicinity of Deka river.

 

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]
*22.

 

HON. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and Management to inform the House:

 

i)        The progress to date on the Chikombedzi Growth Point water supply project; ii)      When the progress will be completed given its importance to the growth of the town through attracting investors; and iii)           Why it has taken so long to for ZINWA to repair pumps at Chilonga

Irrigation Scheme and what has been done to date;

*23.

 

HON. CHIMBETETE: To ask the Minister of Water Resources, Development and Management to inform the House,

 

i)        Whether the Ministry is aware that the Nyanga District Council has

serious problems in terms of its water supplies because of the ineptitude of ZINWA whose handover of the water reticulation systems is long overdue and has resulted in unrealistic changes; ii)      When the Nyanga District Council would take over the water distribution so that residents are assured of water supplies and charged reasonable amounts and attend to repairs timeously which in the past has been carried out by artisans from Harare

*24.

 

 

HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of State Enterprises and Parastatals to explain:

i)        how the various private companies established by state enterprises relate to the Audit Office and whether they are audited by the CAG and if they submit reports to Parliament; ii)           whether there are any standard guidelines with respect to these companies on corporate governance issues and how Ministries deal with board appointments for subsidiary companies;  iii)      whether these companies are not a means of evasion by the Parastatal Executives of compliance with statutes creating Parastatals, for instance on matters of conditions of service; and iv)            to what extent Ministers ensure that subsidiaries are complying with Parastatals-creating statues vis-à-vis Parastatal-owned companies.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*25. HON. A. SITHOLE: To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry to explain:
  1. what package is there to encourage communities in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area to develop cultural tourism related matters; and
  2. whether there are any opportunities which can be taken advantage of during the 2010 World Cup show case in South Africa.
 

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]
*26.

 

 

HON. A. SITHOLE: To ask the Minister of Environmental and Natural Resources Management to explain:

i.        if he is aware that in the 2008/2009 cropping season farmers from Chiredzi District lost crops from elephants and were killed by elephants trying to protect their crops; ii.         what the Ministry is doing to protect the people's lives in both communal and resettlement areas; iii.      how far the Ministry has capacitated local authorities to allow villages both in communal and resettlement areas to manage veld fires; and

iv.        what stops Zoological Society which is assisting National Parks in developing Gonarezhou Park from being registered.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*27.

 

 

HON. BALOYII: To ask the Minister of Environmental and Natural Resources Management to explain:

i)        What the Ministry is doing to take advantage and build on the

Boundless Southern Africa Expedition's or the Kingsley Holgate

Expedition's – awareness campaign early this year; and ii)   What the Ministry is doing about wildlife in resettled areas given reported rampant poaching and the deadly veldfires that consumed vast forests and killed several people this year;

*28.

 

 

HON. MUTSEYAMI: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain:

i)        the Ministry's position with regards to the export of scrap copper; ii)     why the Ministry allows the export of copper scrap in view of the fact that Zimbabwe has not mined copper ever since the closure of

Mhangura Copper Mine;

iii)      whether the issuing of copper export permit does not directly promote vandalism of copper based infrastructure belonging to NRZ, ZESA,

TELONE etc; iv)      when the births and deaths registration department would conduct mobile registration exercise in outreach areas;

v)              whether the Ministry would extend the mobile births and deaths registration exercise to urban centres; and

vi)            how the Registrar-General general handles registration requirements for orphaned and vulnerable children who do not have guardians.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*29. HON. P.N. SIBANDA: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House the measures that the Ministry has put in place to curtail the threats to livestock posed by poachers and illegal immigrants in the Binga area and to explain if the Binga ZRP Station is adequately equipped to deal with the situation.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

 

*30.     HON. CHEBUNDO: To ask the Minister of Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to state:

 

i)        Why the Ministry is compulsory enrolling all the General Hands from the Police Stations and Camps, as Regular Police by giving them force numbers; ii)    Whether this will compromise the police profession as these do not possess the usual pre-requests for enrollment as members of the police force; and

iii) What value addition does this have on the up keeping of the rule of

law.
*31.

 

HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain:

i)      Whether it is the government policy for police officers not to arrest army personnel for criminal offences because the army personnel are seniors to police officers;

ii)    Whether he is aware that army personnel from 3 Brigade Mutare confiscated an MDC Party flag on 13 October 2009 at Hauna Growth

Point and threatened MDC councilors resulting in case No/ (REF CR

31/10/09 RUDA POLICE) being reported; and iii) What action has since been taken to return the MDC Party flag and bring to the errant soldiers so that the public may have confidence in the police force.

*32.

 

HON. S. L. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister Health and Child Welfare to explain:

i)        why Howard Hospital in Mazowe Central has virtually become a referral hospital for patients from Harare and whether the Ministry is aware that as a result of the dollarisation of the currency these urban patients are literally elbowing out rural people who cannot afford to pay US$10 to get a medical card; ii)        whether the Ministry is aware that the donor funded distribution of ARVs and ancillary drugs to people living with HIV and AIDS is inadequate at Howard Hospital resulting in patients going for months without the life prolonging drugs; and iii)    when Rosa Government Hospital in Mazowe Central would be

accorded the referral status in order for it to distribute the life prolonging drugs in view of its central location, accessibility and less congested as people from Harare do not overcrowd it.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

 

*33.

 

 

HON. SANSOLE: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the House when the designated Hwange District Hospital at ―Five Miles‖ would be completed and to state when clinics at Milonga, Sidinda and Songwa would be fully equipped and operational.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*34. HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the House:

 

 

i)        if he is aware that two doctors at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital are

using government facility for their private patients e.g Doctor Mvurume is conducting operations using government facility for personal gain; and ii)     if it is allowed for doctors to change 3 beasts for service when a patient wants treatment at the government hospital he refers patients to his surgery and charge them 3 beasts for treatment.

*35.

 

 

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

i)          what progress has been made as regards the FIFA Goal Project; ii)             what progress has been made in the renovation of the National Sports

Stadium; and to state; and iii)             when the National Sports Stadium would be open for the first game.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*36.

 

HON. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to explain the strategy if any the Ministry have to promote sporting talent in rural areas such as Sengwe and Matibi 11 in Chiredzi, given the lack of local private corporates such as those that support and/or promote sport in urban centres.
*37.

 

 

HON. MUCHAURAYA: To ask the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity whether there is any political will on the part of government to free the airwaves from the ZBH monopoly and if so how this has been demonstrated.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*38. HON. S. L. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of State for State Security in the President‘s Office to inform the House:
i) whether it is government policy for members of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) to join political parties and hold provincial party positions whilst still in active service of the state; and
ii)       whether the Minister is aware that the Deputy Director, Elias Kanengoni Special Projects in the CIO, holds a provincial party position in ZANU PF Mashonaland Province and if so, what action the Ministry is going to take in order to make sure that the civil service remains apolitical and professional.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

 

*39.     HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to explain:

 

i)       Why there is still no activity at Mupotedzi Irrigation Project which was

established in 2004 even long after the Minister gave an assurance to this House that the required transformer would be installed as per request;   ii)             Whether staff deployed to work on the project are on government payroll as they have been idle for the past four months;   iii)            Whether it is government policy that no other partner can take over and

fund the completion of the government initiated project and to state why Government has not approached such bodies like the EU to support this important project; and

  1. iv) Whether the producer price of 6 cents per kilogramme of tea which being offered to tea growers from Zindi and surrounding areas by Eastern Highlands tea estates is a fair price on the market and if not, whether the outgrowers could be assisted to get value for money for their produce.

 

*40. HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of State Enterprises and Parastatals to explain:

 

iii) Whether he is aware that the Katiyo Estate workers have not received their salaries since May 2009 even though the Minister assured this

House that a recovery plan for ARDA Project was in place; and iv) What the long-term strategy in resolving the challenges at the company is.

 

*41.

 

HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment if he is aware that young people are being trained country wide especially in Chinhoyi at Chemagamba Police Station and to explain the kind of training those youths are being subjected to.
*42. HON. SIBANDA F.M: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to state:

 

i)           The number of students who have been selected and benefited to study

at Fort Hare and other Universities in South Africa since the inception of the Presidential Scholarship Programme to South Africa; ii)              How many students per Province of Zimbabwe benefited;

iii)             The selection criteria since inception to date;

iv)             The status of 2009-2010 applicants to the same universities in South

Africa;

v)               The Minister's response that the selection of would be beneficiaries of

the said programme is undemocratic and biased against students/applicants from other Provinces; and vi)     The condition of the welfare and privileges of Freedom of Association of the students in the said Universities that is in political terms.

 

*43. HON. BEREMAURO: To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlements to inform the House why the Ministry issued an offer letter for Rydings School of Karoi in favour of Gerald Mlotshwa when the District Land Committee, Provincial Land Committee and the late Vice president Msika had recommended that the offer letter be issued to Rydings School Parent Association.

 

*44. HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs to inform the House:

 

  1. i) the current number of prisoners held by the Zimbabwe Prisons

Services; ii)       prisoners waiting trial; iii)       prisoners awaiting sentence; iv) prisoners serving sentence; and

  1. v) undergoing civil imprisonment.

 

*45.      HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs to inform the House:

 

  1. i) what is being done to de-congest the prisons; ii) what is the average death rate in Zimbabwe's prisons per month; and iii)    what is the most prominent cause of death.

 

*46.      HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban             Development to inform the House:

 

i)        if he is aware that Chinhoyi Council is not functioning properly because of over-staffing, the staff compliment required is 250 people but now it is 500 workers; ii)       the reasons being the additional workers were politically recruited and what the Ministry is doing to address such a problem; and iii)        that people need service and Chinhoyi Council is incurring unnecessary expenses on paying for excess staff.
*47.

 

 

HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the House:

i)        if he is aware that two doctors at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital are

using government facility for their private patients e.g Doctor Mvurume is conducting operations using government facility for personal gain; and ii)    if it is allowed for doctors to change 3 beasts for service when a patient wants treatment at the government hospital he refers patients to his surgery and charge them 3 beasts for treatment.

*48.

 

HON. VARANDENI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform

the House what they are doing with to the shortage of malaria tablets Quartementher and BCG for children in clinics mostly in Bikita South Constituency.

*49.

 

 

HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment if he is aware that young people are being trained country wide especially in Chinhoyi at Chemagamba Police Station and to explain the kind of training those youths are being subjected to.
*50. HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain why load shedding is getting worse in Chinhoyi with some sections of the town going for more than 5 days without electricity

 

*51. HON. VARANDENI: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to explain:

 

  1. why AICO Africa took ¼ of the farmers shares after the privatisation of

COTTCO;

  1. why the Minister cannot give new farmers virgin land than to take fields of good farmers that reduces yield on crops;
  • why farmers that were give land to grow cane are taking off sugar-cane and growing maize; and

iii) where the harvested crops are as Grain Marketing Board is reporting              empty.

 

*52. HON. MUTSEYAMI: To ask the Minister Information and Publicity to explain the scientific formulae that is used in determining broadcasting licensing fees and why do we study the licensing regime elsewhere in the region.

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

 

Public Finance Management Bill, 2009 (H B 9, 2009)

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 28

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE

On page 23 of the Bill, after subclause 28(4) insert the following—

―(5) The Minister may through the appropriate portfolio committee of Parliament, seek the views of Parliament in the preparation and formulation of the national annual budget, for which purpose the appropriate portfolio committee shall conduct public hearings to elicit the opinions of as many stakeholders in the national annual budget as possible.‖.

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 35

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE

On page 25 of the Bill, in subclause 35(3) delete in line 4 the words ―four months‖ and substitute with ―three months‖.

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 47

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE

On page 30 of the Bill, delete in line 8 the words ―six months‖ and substitute with ―thirty days‖.

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 75

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE

On page 39 of the Bill, in line 18 insert after ―any time‖ the words ―after giving reasonable notice in writing to the trustee or trustees concerned‖.

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 82

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE

On page 44 of the Bill, from line 4 to line 37, delete the words ―balance sheet‖ and ―profit and loss account‖ wherever it occurs and substitute with ―statement of financial position―and statement of comprehensive income‖ respectively.

 

 

AUDIT OFFICE BILL, 2009 (H.B. 10, 2009)

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 14

 

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE

On page 10 of the Bill delete subsection (1) (a) and substitute with the following:-

―(a) a retired judge of the High Court or Supreme Court appointed by the President on the recommendation by the Minister who shall be chairperson of the Commission;‖.

 

―(b) a member of the Public Service Commission;‖

 

and redenominated the subsequent paragraphs accordingly.

 

DELETION OF CLAUSE 23

 

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE

 

On page 14 of the Bill, delete clause 23 and renumber the subsequent clauses accordingly.

 

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

 

Thursday, 10 December, 2009

 

At 1000 hours in Government Caucus Room

 

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS:  Hon. Mashakada (Chairperson), Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chikava, Hon. Hove, Hon. Mangena, Hon. Matiza, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Muguti, Hon. Musundire, Hon. Sai, Hon. Sululu, Clerk – Mrs Nyawo.

 

 

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