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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 30_MARCH_2006_NO._47

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No. 47

PARLIAMENT

  

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FIRST SESSION – SIXTH PARLIAMENT

 

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THURSDAY, 30TH MARCH 2006

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Quarter-past two o’clock p.m. Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

N.B. Printer please insert all ticked names in column form. 

 

Absent with leave

Bidi J. Chief  Chapfika D.

Chindori-Chininga E.T Gwachiwa C.D Langa A.

Machirori S.

Masawi E. S.

Mathuthu T.A

Midzi A.B

Nguni S. R Nhema F.

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

 

  1. Papers laid upon the table-

 

Hon P. Misihairabwi-Mushonga 

 

Hon P. Misihairabwi-Mushonga, as Chairperson, brought up the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the value for money audit on the protection and conservation of wildlife by Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (S.C. 3, 2006).

 

Minutes of proceedings and Minutes of Evidence of the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the value for money audit on the protection and conservation of wildlife by Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (S.C. 3, 2006).

 

  1. Hon Matamisa withdrew and apologized for the statement she made during the debate on Operation Garikai/Hhlani Kuhle that the Clerk of Parliament had been allocated a house under the operation. She stated that she had not meant to tarnish the image of the Clerk of Parliament and had since verified that the Clerk of Parliament had not been allocated a stand or house under the Operation.

 

  1. The Speaker made an announcement that all Committee Meetings and visits scheduled for Monday 3rd April 2006 were cancelled.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Orders of the day No.s 1, 3 and 4 for today stand over until Order of the day No. 2 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

5.         THE  MINISTER OF ENERGY AND POWER DEVELOPMENT

 

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

 

WHEREAS the Southern Power Pool is a regional body that was formed in April 1995 through the signing of an Inter-Governmental Memorandum of Understanding, mindful of the Southern African Development Community Protocol on Energy which provides that the Organisations was established to enable power utilities in the region;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Agreement is conditional upon its ratification by the signatory parties in accordance with their respective Constitutional procedures;

 

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

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

6.         THE MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS

 

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

 

AND WHEREAS the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe signed the

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime on 12th December 2000 at Palermo, Italy;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Convention is conditional upon the ratification by the signatory parties in accordance with their respective Constitutional procedures;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of subsection (1) of section 111B of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this Parliament resolves that the aforesaid Convention be and is hereby approved.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion in reply to the President’s 18th State of the Nation Address.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until Tuesday.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Notice of motion No. 7 for today, stands over, until order of the day No. 23 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Hon Mashakada seconded by Hon Biti moved: That this House:

 

ALARMED by the chronic state of macro economic instability characterised by hyper inflation, weak domestic currency, dual interest rates and persistent negative growth since 2000;

 

CONCERNED that parastatals are bleeding the economy, thereby,  worsening the fiscal position and reinforcing the national debt without any accountability;

 

FURTHER concerned that the state of economic collapse is unprecedented in the whole world since World War II;

 

SHOCKED by the decay in various infrastructure and collapse in the provision of public services to the people;

 

DISTURBED by the extent of poverty, hunger and deteriorating living standards in the country;

 

AND NOW THEREFORE RESOLVES THAT:

 

Government comes up with a comprehensive national development strategy to arrest the decline and;

 

Government implements macro-economic and structural policies to cause sustainable growth and development so as to eradicate poverty in Zimbabwe and steer the economy on to a recovery path.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until Tuesday.

 

  1. The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education made a Ministerial Statement on fees charged by tertiary institutions and the costs borne by Government per student.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Notice of Motion 9 stands over, until Notice of Motion  of the day No. 7 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to

 

  1. Hon Misihairabwi-Mushonga second by Hon Chimanikire moved: That this House:

 

TAKES note of the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the value for money audit on the protection and conservation of wildlife by Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (S.C. 3, 2006).

 

On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until Tuesday.

 

  1. Report from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being an adverse report on the following Bill:-

 

Date received

 

National Biotechnology Authority Bill (H.B. 11, 2005)……..…30 March 2006

 

Second reading – Tuesday.

 

  1. Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved that Order of the Day No. 9, stands over, until Order of the day No. 23 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs:

The House adjourned at twenty minutes to five o’ clock p.m. until Tuesday 4th April 2006 at a quarter past two o’clock p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. L. NKOMO

Speaker.

 

 

TUESDAY 4TH APRIL 2006

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.         THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

 

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

 

WHEREAS the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters was concluded in Luanda, Angola on the 3rd of October, 2002;

 

WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Protocol is conditional upon its ratification by the parties in accordance with their constitutional or other procedures;

 

AND WHEREAS Article 28 of the aforesaid Protocol provides that the protocol shall be ratified by the signatory states in accordance with their Constitutional or other procedures;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of subsection (1) of Section 111B of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the aforesaid Protocol be and is hereby approved.

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR STATE ENTERPRISES, ANTI-CORRUPTION AND ANTI-MONOPOLIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET.

 

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

 

AND WHEREAS the States Parties adopted the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 9 December, 2003 at Merida, Mexico;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Convention is conditional upon the ratification by the State Party in accordance with their respective Constitutional procedures;

 

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

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR STATE ENTERPRISES, ANTI-CORRUPTION AND ANTI-MONOPOLIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET.

 

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

 

AND WHEREAS the African Union Convention on Preventing and

Combating Corruption was adopted by the Assembly of the African Union on 11 July, 2003 at Maputo, Mozambique;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Convention is conditional upon the ratification by the State Parties in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures;

 

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

 

  1. SECOND READING: National Biotechnology Authority Bill (H.B. 11, 2005)The Minister of Science and Technology Development.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the President’s 18th State of the Nation Address (Adjourned 30th March 2006The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

            Question proposed. That this House:

 

Conveys its profound gratitude to His Excellency, the President for his 18th 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 Baloyi

 

6.         HON P. MPARIWA        HON W. MADZIMURE

 

THAT this House expresses its sorrow on the sudden death on Thursday 23rd

February, 2006 of the Hon. Member for Budiriro, Gilbert Mutimutema Shoko;

 

PLACES on record its appreciation for the services rendered by this gallant son of Zimbabwe, as a national liberator, veteran Trade Unionist and Parliamentarian to the Nation; and

 

RESOLVES that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to Mrs Shoko and the entire Shoko family.

 

  1. HON SIKHALA

HON MGUNI

 

That this House:

 

SHOCKED by the recent tuition fees hikes in all tertiary institutions of higher learning by more than 2000 percent;

 

DISTURBED by that  the high fee structures  created segregation and destroy  the careers of several aspiring professionals from poor backgrounds;

 

RESOLVES that  government reverses the abnormal hike of tuition fees  to affordable levels;

 

CALLS  on government to increase the grants and loan stipends to students so as to enable them to meet the academic demands of tertiary education; and

 

REQUESTS  that this House takes immediate action to stop all tertiary institutions of higher learning from increasing fees without government’s  approval.

 

  1. HON BITI

HON KHUPE

 

That this House:

 

TAKING note with great relief the abundance of rain in the 2005-2006 agricultural season;

 

CONCERNED however by low levels of agricultural activity particularly in regard to tobacco and grain production on the farms;

 

FURTHER concerned by the uneven and unequal distribution of agricultural inputs to the Provinces;

 

DISTURBED by the rampant existence of parallel non-agricultural activities on Model A1 and A2 farms;

 

FURTHER DISTURBED by the growing food deficit and the increasing dependence on international donor assistance to feed the people of Zimbabwe;

 

RESOLVES that this House-

 

CONDEMNS the non-productive use of land by some farmers in Model A1 and Model A2 farms.

 

ACKNOWLEDGES the sterling efforts of the International Community in feeding a substantial number of Zimbabweans and;

 

DIRECTS the Portfolio Committee on Lands and Land Reform and Resettlement  to conduct an audit of land use in Model A1 and A2 farms in the 2005 – 2006 agriculture season.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion the Report of the Public Accounts Committee

on  protection and conservation of wildlife by Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (S.C.3, 2005) (Adjourned 30th March 2006The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Days elapsed: 1]

 

            Question proposed. That this House-

 

TAKES note of the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the value for money audit on the protection and conservation of wildlife by Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (S.C. 3, 2006) – Hon MisihairabwiMushonga.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on macro economic instability since 2000 (Adjourned 30th March 2006The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Days elapsed: 1]

 

            Question proposed. 

 

ALARMED by the chronic state of macro economic instability characterised by hyper inflation, weak domestic currency, dual interest rates and persistent negative growth since 2000;

 

CONCERNED that parastatals are bleeding the economy, thereby,  worsening the fiscal position and reinforcing the national debt without any accountability;

 

FURTHER concerned that the state of economic collapse is unprecedented in the whole world since World War II;

 

SHOCKED by the decay in various infrastructure and collapse in the provision of public services to the people;

 

DISTURBED by the extent of poverty, hunger and deteriorating living standards in the country;

 

AND NOW THEREFORE RESOLVES THAT:

 

Government comes up with a comprehensive national development strategy to arrest the decline and;

 

Government implements macro-economic and structural policies to cause sustainable growth and development so as to eradicate poverty in Zimbabwe and steer the economy on to a recovery path Hon Mashakada.

  1. Adjourned Debate on motion on the AWEPA Meeting on HIV and AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children held in Lilongwe-Malawi in August 2005. (Adjourned 29th March 2006 The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed;

        

That this House-

 

Takes note of the report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the AWEPA  conference on HIV and AIDS, Orphans and Vulnerable Children from 7-8 August 2005 in Lilongwe, Malawi – Hon. Mahofa.

 

  1. Adjourned Debate on motion on lack of transparency in the allocation of houses and commercial stands under operation Garikayi/Hlalani Kuhle.

(Adjourned 29th March 2006 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed;

 

That this House:

 

CONCERNED with the lack of transparency in the allocation of houses and commercial stands under operation Garikayi/Hlalani Kuhle;

 

DISTURBED that nine months down the line the victims of Operation Murambatsvina are still homeless;

 

CONDEMNS government for violation of human rights through Operation

Murambatsvina;

 

CALLS for an audit of the allocation of Operation Garikai /Hlalani Kuhle houses and community stands – Hon Moyo.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Special Report of the Public Accounts Committee on Financial Management in the Public Sector. (Adjourned 28h

March 2006The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

(Day elapsed: 1)

Question  proposed.

 

That this House:

 

TAKES note of the Special Report of the Public Accounts Committee on

Financial Management in the Public Sector (SC. 2, 2006) –MisihairabwiMushonga

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the resolution of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights on the situation of Human Rights in Zimbabwe.

(Adjourned 28th March 2006The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)           

 

[Days elapsed: 3]       Question proposed. That this House:

 

NOTING the resolution of the African Commission on Human and People’s rights on the situation of human rights in Zimbabwe passed in Banjul on the

5th of December 2005; and

 

 

FURTHER NOTING that the resolution and the calls made in it appear to have been ignored to date by the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe;

 

CONGRATULATES AND THANKS the African Commission on Human

and People’s Rights for speaking out so boldly and frankly on behalf of the victims of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.

 

CALLS on the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe to implement without delay the specific calls made by the African Commission to ensure that the Republic of Zimbabwe compiles with her obligations in terms of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights adopted by the eighteenth

Assembly of Heads and States and Government in June 1981 in Nairobi,

Kenya – Hon. Coltart

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the collapse of infrastructure and services in cities and towns (Adjourned 28th March 2006 -The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

Question  proposed: That this House-

 

ALARMED by the collapse of infrastructure and services in our cities and towns;

FURTHER ALARMED by the outbreak of cholera in our capital city in December.

 

DISMAYED by the removal of elected councils and their replacement by appointed commissions which have manifestly failed to improve the running of our cities;

 

DEMANDS that the Minister of Local Government and Urban Development immediately cease interfering with elected councils and take immediate steps to restore democratic local government.-Ms. Stevenson

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the condolence motion on Mrs Coreta Scott King (Jnr) )

– (Adjourned 28th March 2006The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed

 

That this House –

 

CONVEYS its profound condolences to the Martin Luther King family on the death of Mrs King (Jnr)

 

TAKES this opportunity to celebrate the life of a woman who represents an era that redefined the black civil rights movements.

 

EXPRESSING appreciation for the role that she and other women played during the civil rights movement Hon Misihairabwi-Mushonga.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First 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. 6, 2005] – (Adjourned 7th

February 2006 – Hon J. M. Gumbo

 [Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House Takes note of the First 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. 6, 2005] – Hon Chebundo.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Mr Morgan Tsvangirai’s anti-government and anti-Zimbabwe campaign (Adjourned 13th October 2005 - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).  

 

[Day elapsed:1]

Question proposed: That this House -

 

RECALLING that since the defeat of his party, the Movement for

Democratic Change (MDC), in the 2000 general elections, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai embarked upon an anti-government and anti-Zimbabwe campaign amongst western countries;

 

NOTING that Mr Tsvangirai has persistently advocated and campaigned for sanctions against Zimbabwe;

 

ALSO RECALLING that Mr Tsvangirai has called for a violent removal of the ZANU (PF) Government through orchestrated but failed mass action, mass stayaways and the so-called final push;

 

AWARE that the British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, has unequivocally stated in the House of Commons that he is working with Mr. Tsvangirai’s MDC party and other unnamed groups in the SADC region for a regime change in Zimbabwe;

 

OBSERVING that Mr. Tsvangirai and the entire MDC leadership has traversed the entire continent, Europe and North America to campaign for the extension and intensification of sanctions against Zimbabwe;

 

NOW THEREFORE:

 

CONDEMNS in the strongest terms the persistent unpatriotic behaviour bordering on treason by Mr. Tsvangirai manifested in his recent appeal to, and threats against, South African companies investing in Zimbabwe and the cutting off of electricity and communication links between Zimbabwe and South Africa in order to bring about economic collapse and regime change.

 

EQUALLY CONDEMNS the like-minded Zimbabwe Congress of Trade

Union’s (ZCTU) support for an international ban on asbestos;

 

CALLS UPON all patriotic Zimbabweans to rally behind the Government and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe economic turn-around programme and consolidation of the land reform programme-Hon. Chiota.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on unequal development patterns between constituencies (Adjourned 8th February 2006  - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Day elapsed: 3]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

NOTING the uneven and unequal development patterns between constituencies;

 

DISTURBED at the lack of decisive capital allocations to the 120 Parliamentary constituencies;

 

AWARE of the limited capacity of constituencies and their Members of Parliament to source development and capital funds;

 

CALLS UPON Government to ensure that starting with the 2006 National Budget, resources are evenly and equitably allocated to each constituency for development and capital projects;

 

OBLIGES Government to create conducive conditions to mobilize domestic and international resources in support of constituency development;

 

CALLS UPON Government to consult and involve Members of Parliament and the Constituency Development Committees in constituency project prioritisation –Hon Mushoriwa 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe to assess the scope and impact of operation Murambatsvina by the

United Nations    (UN) Special Envoy on  Human Settlements.  (Adjourned 12th October 2005 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[ Days elapsed:3]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

NOTING the publication of the “Report of the Fact-Finding Mission to Zimbabwe to assess the Scope and Impact of Operation Murambatsvina” by the UN Special Envoy on Human Settlements in Zimbabwe, Mrs Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka.

 

RECALLING that the Mission and its terms of reference were agreed at the highest levels between the Secretary General of the United Nations and His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and therefore had the blessing of the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

 

APPRECIATING that the Report acknowledges Government’s position that it undertook Operation Murambatsvina to “clean up the cities of illicit activities:, have cities without slums and “secure people’s long term interests in line with the goal of the United Nation Habitat Agenda”,

 

CONCERNED that, according to the Report, while purporting to target illegal dwellings and structures and to clamp down on alleged illicit activities, the Operation was carried out in an indiscriminate and unjustified manner with indifference to human suffering and with disregard to several provisions of national and international laws such that it will take several years before the affected people and society as a whole recover;

 

ALARMED by the Mission’s findings that the Operation has precipitated a humanitarian crisis of immense proportions affecting an estimated 700,000 people across the country who have either lost their homes or livelihood or both while indirectly affecting an estimated 2,4 million other people bringing the estimated total of those affected close to 18% of the population;

 

FURTHER ALARMED that, according to the Mission’s findings, evidence suggests that the Operation was based on improper advice by a few architects of the Operation;

 

URGES Government to focus on implementing the progressive recommendations of the Mission and to work with the international community through the United Nations to specifically address the plight of

18% of Zimbabwe’s population affected by the Operation as matter of urgency;

 

CALLS on government to immediately set up an independent commission of inquiry in terms of the laws of Zimbabwe to identify those whose properties or livelihood were destroyed and to determine who orchestrated the humanitarian crisis in order to hold accountable those responsible and to enable the prosecution of those who caused criminal negligence leading to deaths during the Operation;

 

FURTHER CALLS on Government to immediately compensate those whose properties or livelihood were unlawfully destroyed during the

Operation-Hon Prof Moyo

 

Amendment proposed by Hon Butau

 

To delete all the words after “House” and to substitute the following:

 

“NOTING that our cities, towns and other places were characterized by rampant crime, general disorder, moral decay and a serious threat to public health;

 

APPRECIATING that Government undertook Operation Murambatsvina to clean up the cities of illicit activities; rid the cities of slums and secure people’s long-term interest in line with the goal of the United Nations Habitat Agenda;

 

NOTING that the Report of the UN Secretary General’s special envoy, Mrs Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka’s Fact-finding Mission to assess the scope and impact of “Operation Murambatsvina” lacks a balanced reflection of the reality on the ground;

 

RECALLING that the British Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, who is obsessed with regime change and demonization of the President, Cde R.G. Mugabe and Zimbabwe, in keeping with his character, made a prophetic prediction that Mrs Tibaijuka would produce a “good report”;

 

WELCOMING the UN Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan’s acceptance of His Excellency, the President, Cde R.G. Mugabe’s invitation to visit

Zimbabwe and see for himself the situation on the ground;

 

NOW THEREFORE:

 

APPLAUDS Government for its openness and transparency in  accepting the visit of the UN Secretary General’s special envoy, Mrs Tibaijuka’s Fact-finding Mission and for cooperating with the Mission;

 

WELCOMES the UN Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan for refusal to be dictated to by the Chair of the Security Council, Greece, obviously working with Zimbabwe’s known enemies;

 

CONGRATULATES the People’s Republic of China and the United

Republic of Tanzania for their principled and resolute stand against attempts to place the matter before the Security Council;

 

CALLS UPON progressive nations to reject the continued habitual application by certain western countries of double standards against Zimbabwe for asserting its sovereignty and righting colonial imbalances and to condemn them for their silence on, and acquiescence to, similar events elsewhere and flagrant violations of the UN Charter and resolutions –Hon Butau  

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the shortage of food, drugs, foreign currency and energy (Adjourned 12th October 2005 - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Days elapsed: 7]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

TAKING NOTE of the massive food, drugs, foreign currency and energy shortages;

 

CONCERNED with the continued unabated collapse of the public amenities in health, transport and education;

 

DISMAYED at the lack of any concrete, meaningful and decisive reversal programme by government;

 

DISTURBED by the shrinking economy and failing state particularly in areas of service provision;

 

RESOLVES that the government immediately addresses the critical shortages of shortages of food energy and public sector amenities;

 

CONDEMNS the absence of existing comprehensive monetary and fiscal reversal strategy;

 

FURTHER CONDEMNS the clear lack of strategy and leadership on the part of this Government –Hon. Biti

 

  1. SECOND READING: Attorney General’s Office Bill (H.B. 4, 2005)-The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 5TH APRIL 2006

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS 

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

*    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

  1. HON MUTSEKWA: To ask the Minister of Defence to explain:
    • why a detachment of fifty (50) soldiers under the command of Lt Colonel Richard Sauter is providing close security for the D.R.C. President, Joseph Kabila;
    • how payment of such services is being effected and the terms of this agreement; and
    • how long soldiers have been performing these duties and, whether they are being paid in their personal capacities.

 

(Deferred from Wednesday, 12th October 2005)

 

  1. HON. CHEBUNDO:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Communication to    explain:
  2. the progress that has been made so far in resolving the industrial dispute between employees and management of ZIMPOST and TELONE which started over a year ago.
  3. what the Ministry’s efforts or role has been.
  4. the impact this delayed solution has had on the company’s operations, the economy and the welfare of the workers.
  5. the effect the absence of a Board of Directors has had on the operations of ZIMPOST.

 

  1. HON MUSA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communications to provide  statistics of road construction and surfacing programmes currently underway throughout the whole country and to indicate  when they were started and when they are likely to be completed;

(Deferred from Wednesday, 12th October 2005)

 

  1. HON. CHANDENGENDA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communications

to:

  • explain whether he is aware that the Karoi-Binga Road and the two bridges on that road over the Gunguhwe River were washed away and have hampered development in the Omay Communal Lands as there is no public transport to ferry the people and drought relief
  • state when the two bridges will be constructed in view of the coming rainy season and given that the cost of construction is around $8 billion dollars
  • explain whether he is aware that professionals such as doctors, trained nurses and teachers are refusing to work in the area due to the poor transport network.

 

  1. HON MUSA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communications to explain;

 

  1. whether his ministry is aware of black spots along our major highways where accidents regularly occur and if so, what measure the Ministry has put in place to avert more accidents.

 

  1. the extent to which these measures have worked in reducing the road carnage. (Deferred from Wednesday, 12th October 2005)

 

  1. HON MUSA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Communications to explain whether there is new legislation prohibiting the ministry from removing dead animals hit by vehicles along our highways and if so to explain to the House the policy, given the fact that two cows are decomposing at the 49km peg along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway.

(Deferred from Wednesday, 12th October 2005)

           

  1. Hon STEVENSON:       To ask the Minister of Transport and Communications:
  2. why the fixed line telephones in New Marlborough have not been working for several years.
  3. when residents in that area can expect their telephone services to be restored.

 

(Deferred from Wednesday, 29th March 2006)

 

  1. MADZIMURE: To ask the Minister Energy and Power Development to furnish the House with a list of farmers who were caught selling diesel on the black market.

Deferred from Wednesday, 15 February 2005

 

  1. HON CHIKOMBA: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state when electricity is expected to reach Sengwa Coal Mine as the Mine is using an ordinate amount of diesel for operation purposes, which is extremely expensive.

 

  1. MADZIMURE: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain to the House the people who are benefiting from the

subsidized food allocations

Deferred from Wednesday, 15 February 2005

 

  1. PROF. MOYO: To ask the Minister of Finance to explain to the house;
  2. the government’s policy reasons for introducing a new currency this year  following the announcement by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
  3. what the government seeks to achieve by introducing a new currency given the prevailing economic environment.

 

Deferred from Wednesday, 15 February 2005

 

  1. HON STEVENSON:       To ask the Minister of Finance to inform the House:-
  2. The total cost of undertaking Operation Murambatsvina;
  3. which Ministries funded the operation, and by how much in each case;
  4. whether any of the funding came from local authorities, and if so, how much, from authorities.

(Deferred from Wednesday, 29th March 2006)

 

  1. Hon Biti: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain;
  2. how much money Zimbabwe has paid to the IMF
  3. the source of the foreign currency that was paid, the exchange rate that was used and the equivalent of that repayment in local currency.

 

  1. HON. W. MADZIMURE: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House on the progress made so far in evaluating the uranium mining project proposal and when operations are expected to begin.

 

Deferred from Wednesday, 15 February 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES OF MEETINGS

 

 

TUESDAY, 4 APRIL 2006

 

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000 hrs

 

DEFENCE, HOME AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL SECURITY: Hon. Col. Makova

(Chairperson), Hon. Chamisa, Hon. Chipanga, Hon. Dausi-Gwachiwa, Hon.

Kadzima, Hon. Khupe, Hon. Madzimure, Hon. Makova. Hon. Senator Malaba,

Senator Mbambo, Hon. Senator Moyo, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Mutsekwa, Hon.  Prof.

Ncube W., Senator Rungani, Hon. Zinyemba. Clerk – Mr Mazorodze

Committee Room No. 3 at 1000 hrs

 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INDUSTRY AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Hon.

Porusingazi (Chairperson), Hon.  Senator Chimene, Hon. Senator Georgios Hon. Gumbo J. M., Hon. Senator Hove, Hon.  Chief Mabika, Hon. Malinga, Hon. Mhashu, Hon. Mugabe, Hon. Mukahlera, Hon. Senator Mumvuri, Hon. Mushoriwa, Hon.

Mutomba, Hon. Ndlovu, Hon. Senator Thabiso Ndlovu, Hon. Chief Shana. Clerk –

Mrs Khumalo

Committee Room No. 2 at 1000 hrs

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Hon. Zinyemba, (Chairperson), Hon. Chidarikire, Hon.

Chimanikire, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Machaya, Hon. Majange, Hon. Senator Majuru,

Hon. Matimba, Hon.  Matamisa,  Hon Matuke, Hon. Mubhawu,  Hon. Chief Mudzimurema, Hon. Senator Munotengwa, Hon. Senator Musarurwa, Hon.

Stevenson, Hon. Senator Tavengwa. Clerk – Mrs Sunga

 

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

LANDS, LANDS REFORM, RESETTLEMENT AND AGRICULTURE: Hon.

Mzembi (Chairperson), Hon.  Chief. Bushu, Hon.  Senator Chiduku, Hon. Senator Chikwanha, Hon.  Chief. Chimombe, Hon. Senator Dete, Hon. Gabbuza, Hon.

Katsande, Hon. Khumalo, Hon.  Senator Dalumuzi Khumalo, Hon. Mahofa, Hon.

Mguni, Hon. Mkhosi,   Hon. Mugabe,  Hon. Pote , Hon. Shoko, Hon. Senator

Zvinavashe. Clerk – Mr Macheza

 

Government Caucus at 1000 hrs

 

HEALTH AND CHILD WELFARE:  Hon. Chebundo Chairperson), Hon. Chandengenda, Hon. Chindori-Chininga, Hon.Chipanga, Hon.Kangai, Hon.Khumalo, Hon.Chief Mabika, Hon.Madubeko, Hon.Madzore, Hon.Senator Mkhwebu, Hon.Senator Mombeshora, Hon.Mupukuta, Hon.Senator Mutinhiri, Hon.

Nyauchi, Hon. Senator Sakupwanya, Hon. Sansole, Hon. Zwizwai. Clerk  -  Ms Mukono.

 

THURSDAY, 6 APRIL 2006

 

Committee Room No. 1 at 100 hrs

JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: Hon. Chipanga

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

Chipanga Hon. Coltart, Hon. Gumbo J. M, Hon. Machirori- Sandura, 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

 

Committee Room No. 2 at 1000 hrs

MINES, ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM: Hon. Gabbuza (Chairperson), Hon.

Butau, Hon. Chandengenda, Hon. Chief Dandawa, Hon. Senator Dube, Hon. Senator

Gambiza, Hon. Katsande, Hon. Machaya, Hon. Senator Maduna, Hon. Col. Makova,

Hon. Senator Mohadi, Hon. Senator Msipa, Hon. Senator Muchenje, Hon. Mungofa, Hon. Mushore, Hon. Ndlovu, Hon. Sansole, Hon. Sibindi. Clerk – Ms Dube

 

Committee Room 4 at 1000 hrs

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

Baloyi, Hon.Senator Chimbudzi, Hon.Senator Chindanya, Hon.Madubeko, Hon.

Maluleke, Hon. Maziriri, Hon. Mguni, Hon. Senator Mkusha, Hon. Moyo L, Hon. Prof. J. Moyo,  Hon.Senator Muchengeti, Hon.Mupukuta , Hon.Mutomba , Hon.

Mutsekwa, Hon. Pote , Hon. Chief Shana, Hon. Sibindi, Hon. Senator Sengwe. Clerk

– Mrs Sunga

 

Committee Room No. 3 at 1000 hrs

 

YOUTH, GENDER AND WOMEN’S AFFAIRS: Hon. Mahofa (Chairperson),

Hon. Chief Bushu, Hon. Chikomba, Hon. Chebundo, Hon. Chibaya, Chief Dandawa,

Senator Goto, Hon. Kanzama, Hon. Madzore, Hon. Senator Makono, Hon.  Senator Matanga, Hon. Matamisa, Hon. Mugabe,  Hon. Mukahlera, Hon. Senator Nemakonde, Hon. Satiya. ClerkMs Gondo.

 

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