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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 2_MARCH_2010_NO._24

 

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 24

 

 

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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TUESDAY 2ND MARCH 2010

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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

Chaderopa F Chambati T.S

Huruba T

Jiri M

Kachepa                 N

Kagurabadza M.T

Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matienga                 M

Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Matshalaga              O

Matutu T

Mavima L.D Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mhlanga A

Mkhosi E.T.M

Mnangagwa E.D

Mnkandla T

Mohadi            K.C.D

Mombeshora D.T

Moyo E

Moyo J.N

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpukuta                   L

Muchauraya P

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudenge I.S,

Mudzuri E

Mudzuri H

Mukanduri S.T

Mukonoweshuro E

Munengami              F

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi G

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musvaire W

Mutambara AG

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Karenyi

Kasukuwere

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Kumalo M

Mabhena G

Machacha

Madamombe

Madubeko

Madzimure

Madzore P

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majome F.J

Makone T.M

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami

Mangena J

Mangoma E.S

Mangwana M.P

Maposhere

Maramba P.H

L

S

C

S

J

W

D

D

Chamisa N

Chanetsa P.T.

Chebundo B

Chibaya A

Chikava B,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

Chinyadza W

Chiota P.C

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dongo G.Z

Dumbu F

Dzingirai

Dzinotyiweyi

H.A.M

Dzirutwe G

Garadhi S

Goche N.T

Gonese I.T

Goto R

I
Maramwidze E H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E

Gwiyo                 C.C

Hlongwane M

Hove S.R

Mutinhiri T

Mutsekwa G.T

Mutseyami C.P

Mwonzora D.T

Mzembi W

Navava E

Varandeni J

Zhuwao P

Zinyemba M

Ziteya K.S

Ziyambi W.Z Zwizwai M.

 
 

Ncube S

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Ndhlovu A

Ndlovu M. M

Nemadziva N

Ngwenya B

Nhema             C.D.F

Nkomo S.S

Nyakudanga O

Nyamudeza             S

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyanhongo M.H

Nyoni S.G.G

Raradza E

Sai S

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W

Saruwaka T.J.L

Shamu W.K

Shirichena E

Shoko H

Shoko M

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sindi C

Sithole A

Sululi A

Tachiona                M

Tazviona R

Tshuma B

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave

Hon. J.M. Gumbo

Hon. A. Langa

Hon. O. N. Muchena

Hon. W. Nezi

Hon. D. Parirenyatwa

 

 

  1. The Speaker made a ruling, based on current practice, and to facilitate compliance of Members’ motions with provisions of Standing Order No. 36 which states that the Speaker can order the discharge of a motion from the Order Paper, amend it before publication or withhold it from publication if it is in contravention of Standing Order No. 36 or is out of order. Members are required to submit their motions by 11:00 a.m. of the day on which notice is to be given.

 

  1. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Notices of Motions No.s 1 to 4 for today be stood over until Order No. 5 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Bhasikiti seconded by Hon. Mukanduri moved: That this House calls upon the Hon. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and the Hon. Deputy Prime

Minister Arthur Mutambara to engage the European Union, the United Nations, the British and the American Governments to urgently and unconditionally remove the illegal sanctions imposed, at their instigation on the government and people of Zimbabwe as confessed in the British Parliament by the Foreign Affairs Secretary Mr. David Miliband.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Mutambara the House adjourned at seventeen minutes to five o’clock p.m.

L.N.M MOYO

Speaker.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 3rd MARCH 2010

 

 

                    QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦          QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

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

  1. 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

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

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]
*2.

 

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.

[Deferred from Wednesday, 10th February]

*3. HON. CHEBUNDO: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural   Development to explain:

i)        why the National Railways of Zimbabwe chose to dismiss Mr. Norman Mthupa over an alleged case of theft of diesel which he was cleared by the Magistrate Court of Law in Kwekwe as evidenced by [CR83/09/03

CR 2811-12/03]; ii)    why he should not be reinstated; and whether this does not border on unfair labour practice and victimization by the Supervisor.

 

*4. HON. SHIRICHENA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain:

i)                whether there are any plans to complete the tarring of the Zvishavane-           Rutenga road which was started in 1990; and

ii)              when the construction of the Zvishavane-Mataga-West Nicholson road

which links Mberengwa East, Mberengwa South and Mberengwa West with the rest of the country would be completed.

 

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

i)        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. ii)           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. iii)        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, 10th February]

 

*6.

 

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 10th February]

 

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

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 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 10th February]

 

*8. HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban

Development to explain 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.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

 

*9.

 

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.

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

 

*10.

 

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.

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

 

*11       HON. SHIRICHENA: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to inform the House when the Ministry would resolve the      boundary dispute among the following Chiefs in Midlands, Chief Mketi, Chief Madyebadza and Chief Mazetese in Masvingo.

 

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

  1. whether he is aware that Chinhoyi City Council is not performing efficiently due to over-staffing, as the 500 workers are way beyond the staff compliment of 250 which is required; and
  2. the reasons being the additional workers were politically recruited and what the Ministry is doing to address the problems of excess staff.

 

 *13.

 

HON. F. M SIBANDA: To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and Management to state:

i)        the significance and importance of the Matebeleland Zambezi Water

Project to Matebeleland and the nation at large; ii)   the policy regarding the nationalisation of the project from the private

partners and its impact to the stakeholders, and international organizations, visa-viz funding and clearance from other countries that are also stakeholders in the Zambezi water; iii) whether the MZWP is a political gimmick that was mooted in 1912 by previous regimes but without any progress noted; iv)      how and when the government  would account for funds currently

held by the Matebeleland Zambezi Water Trust (WZWT); and when consultations would begin with the stakeholders and particularly the shareholders within MZWT.

*14.

 

HON. 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 10th February]

 

*15.

 

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 for ZINWA to repair pumps at Chilonga Irrigation Scheme and what has been done to date.

*16.

 

 

HON. SITHOLE: To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry to explain:

i)        what package is there to encourage communities in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area to develop cultural tourism related enterprises; and ii)     whether there are any opportunities which can be taken advantage of during the 2010 World Cup show case in South Africa.

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

 

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

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

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

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

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

   
*18.

 

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 10th February]

 

*19. 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 Officers by giving them force numbers; ii)      whether this will not compromise the police profession as these people 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.

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

 

*20. HON. MANGAMI: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain the measures the Ministry is taking to assist:

  1. i) women who got National Identity Documents (I.Ds), without possessing birth certificates, soon after independence through the assistance of their husbands and brothers, get replacement I.Ds;
 

 

 

ii)              those women without children, who are being requested to bring their children, as their witnesses, when they apply for new birth certificates inorder to acquire identity cards; and

iii)             those with short birth certificates who are having difficulties in getting long birth certificates as these are only being processed in Harare.

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

*21.

 

HON. S. L. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of 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 10th February]

 

*22. 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 10th February]

 

*23.

 

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 charge 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.

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

 

*24. HON. SARUWAKA: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare why his Ministry is not reinstating Mr. Cleopas Njopera as driver in compliance with the determination and directive by the Labour Court LC/MC/32/06 on 13 May 2009.

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

 

*25. 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.

 

*26       HON. F. M. SIBANDA: To ask the Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture to state:

  1. the role and importance of Early Childhood Education Development (ECD) classes which have been included in the primary school education system;
  2. the professional qualification, experience and suitability of the Early

Childhood Education teachers or educators; iii)the policy of government in as far as the payment of wages and allowances for the Early Childhood Education teachers is concerned;

  1. iv) whether it is correct that the parents or School Development

Associations (SDAs) are solely responsible for the welfare and salaries of these teachers; and

how the determination to have these classes at various locations throughout the  country is arrived at.

 

*27.     HON. F.M. SIBANDA: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to state:

  1. 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;
  2. how many students per Province of Zimbabwe benefited;
  • the selection criteria since inception to date;
  1. the status of 2009-2010 applicants to the same universities in South

Africa;

  1. 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
  2. the condition of the welfare and privileges of Freedom of Association of the students in the said Universities that is in political terms.
  [Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

 

*28.

 

 

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 10th February]

*29.

 

HON. MUTSEYAMI: To ask the Minister of Media, 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.
*30. HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity to     explain why ZBC always reports negatively about the Prime Minister, a case in point being on 1 December where the Hon. Prime Minister delivered a good speech in the House which was welcomed by all legislators including ZANU PF, but when it came to ZBC, the Prime Minister was castigated for his speech.

 

*31.

 

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 10th February]

*32. 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; iii)           why farmers that were give land to grow cane are taking off sugar-             cane and growing maize; and

  1. iv) where the harvested crops are as Grain Marketing Board is reportedly empty.

 

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

  1. i) 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 ii)      what the long-term strategy in resolving the challenges at the company

is.

[Transferred Wednesday 10th February]

 

 

*34.     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.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

 

*35.     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.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 10th February]

 

*36.     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.

 

*37.     HON. MUTSEYAMI: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain:

  1. 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; and iii)      whether the issuing of copper export permit does not directly promote vandalism of copper based infrastructure belonging to NRZ, ZESA, TELONE etc;

 

[Transferred Wednesday 10th February]

 

 

            ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

1.                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).

 

2.   HON. PARIRENYATWA        HON. CHEBUNDO

 

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare on Health Care Financing (S.C.2, 2010).

 

3.   HON. GONESE              HON. T. KHUMALO

 

That this House-

 

COMMENDING the people of Zimbabwe on a fairly decent election on 29 March 2008.

 

CONCERNED by reports of alleged levels of murder, torture, rape, arson and looting that took place after the harmonized elections of 29 March 2008.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the levels of lawlessness, abuse of the rule of law and abuse of state institutions in this violence.

 

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE RESOLVES THAT:

A Select Committee of the House be appointed to investigate the violence that took place after the March 28 elections and report its findings to Parliament.

 

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

2nd February 2010 The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Khupe)

 

Time elapsed: 3 hours 58 minutes]

 

Question proposed:  That a respectful Address be presented to the President of

Zimbabwe as follows-

 

May, it please you, Your Excellency, the President:

 

 

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

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Vice President of Zimbabwe Hon Joseph Wilfred Msika (Adjourned 11th February, 2010- The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Khupe).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House expresses its sorrow on the death on

Wednesday 5 August 2009 of the Vice President of Zimbabwe Hon. Joseph Wilfred Msika;

 

NOTES with pride the sterling role he personally played in the liberation of Zimbabwe;

 

APPRECIATES with profound gratitude the patriotism he rendered in bringing unity, tranquility and progressiveness among the people of Zimbabwe,

 

APPLAUDS his selfless dedication to ensure a better and prosperous Zimbabwe; and

 

RESOLVES that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to the Nation and to the family of our deceased hero - Hon. Chirongwe.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) Advocacy Capacity Workshop

(Adjourned 10th February 2010 Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Mutambara).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

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

Delegation to Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) Advocacy Capacity Workshop for Anglophone African Women Parliamentarians mobilized to reduce Maternal Mortality held on 22nd to 27th November 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa- Hon. Chikava.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need for government to support farmers with agricultural inputs and irrigation facilities to alleviate poverty (Adjourned 9th February, 2010-Deputy Prime Minister Mutambara.).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED by the perennial droughts experienced during the past few   years;

 

        NOTING government’s efforts to support farmers through the provision of              inputs;

 

AWARE that the alleviation of poverty remains as a priority in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals; and

         FURTHER noting the late disbursement of inputs.

 

                  NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls for:

  1. Timeous disbursements of inputs to farmers
  2. Establishment of irrigation schemes in all districts- Goto.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the Status of the University of Zimbabwe (Adjourned 4th February, 2010 –The Minister of State Enterprises and Parastatals).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

          Question Proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the Status of the University of Zimbabwe (S.C. 1, 2010) - Hon. S. Ncube

 

 

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

Public Accounts on the Special Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-

General for the First Quarter of the 2009 Financial Year (S.C. 3, 2010) (Adjourned 4th February, 2010 –The Deputy Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment).

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question Proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on the Special Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General for the First Quarter of the 2009 Financial Year (S.C. 3, 2010) - Hon. Mashakada.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the report of the SADC PF Observer Mission to the Botswana Elections (Adjourned 2nd February - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Khupe)

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

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 Vice 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 Vice 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.

 

        13.       THE MINISTER OF ECONOMIC PLANNING AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION

 

THAT WHEREAS, SUB SECTION (1) of Section 111B of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty, or agreement acceded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states or governments or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, the Agreement for the Promotion and Reciprocal

Protection of Investments between the Government of the Republic of

Zimbabwe and the Government of the Republic of South Africa was signed on 27 November 2009 between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Government of the Republic of South Africa;

 

AND WHEREAS, Article 12 (1) of this Agreement provides that it shall enter into force 30 days after receipt of the last notification that both parties have completed their respective constitutional requirements;

 

AND WHEREAS, the Government of Zimbabwe, having signed the aforesaid

Agreement and is desirous of operationalising it; and

 

NOW THEREFORE, the House of Assembly ratifies the same and

undertakes to faithfully fulfill and carry out the stipulations therein contained.

 

        14.       THE MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

 

THAT WHEREAS, SUB SECTION (1) of Section 111B(1) of the

Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty, or agreement acceded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states or governments or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, the Governments of the Republic of Zimbabwe entered into a Memorandum Of Understanding on Cooperation on Water Supply and

Wastewater Management Policy and Technology on 18 August 2009 in

Incheon, Republic of Korea;

 

AND WHEREAS, Article 11 of the aforesaid Memorandum Of

Understanding provides that the Memorandum Of Understanding shall enter into force upon ratification by the Parties; and

 

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

 

        15.       THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER HON. T. KHUPE

 

That this House takes note of the National Women’s Economic Development (WED) Plan whose aim is to facilitate women’s full participation in the restoration and transformation of capacities for suitable economic growth and development in Zimbabwe.  The WED Plan is inspired and guided by the already existing National Gender Policy and the National Gender Implementation Work Strategy of 2008.

 

        16.       COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

 

 

BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

  1. Public Order and Security Amendment Bill (H.B. 11, 2009)-Hon Gonese. (Referred 2nd February, 2010)

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

Thursday, 4 March, 2010

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 1

 

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT: Hon. Moyo

(Chairperson), Hon. Chimbetete, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Makuyana M, Hon. Masvaire, Hon. Matibe, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Munjeyi, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Muza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nemadziva, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Nyamudeza, Hon. Tazviona, Hon. Zhuwao, Hon. Zinyemba. Clerk Ms. Mushunje

 

 

Monday, 8 March 2010

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 413

 

MINES AND ENERGY:  Hon. Chindori-Chininga (Chairperson), Hon. Dube P, Hon.

Dzingirayi, Hon. Katsande, Hon. Kay, Hon. Haritatos, Hon. Makamure, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Mare, Hon. Marima, Hon. Mudarikwa, Hon. Mudiwa, Hon.

Mungofa, Hon. Munjeyi, Hon Munengami, Hon. Musvaire, Hon. Muza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nemadziva, Hon. Shoko H.  Clerk-Mr. Manhivi

 

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 1

 

PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE:  Hon. Zinyemba

(Chairperson), Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chimanikire, Hon. Chirongwe, Hon. Chivamba, Hon. Goto, Hon. Khumalo T, Hon. Khumalo S.S, Hon. Mudau, Hon. Sai, Hon. Sibanda F.M. Clerk – Ms Mushunje

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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