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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 31_MARCH_2009_NO._27

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 27

 

PARLIAMENT

OF ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FIRST SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY 31ST MARCH 2009

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Quarter past two o‟clock p.m

The Deputy Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

 

Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Bimha M.C

Biti L.T

Buka F,

Chambati             T.S

Chamisa N

Chanetsa P.T.

Chebundo B

Chibaya                  A

Chidhakwa W.K

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,

Chombo I.M.C

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dokora            L.D.K

Dongo G.Z

Dube C.R.E

Dube M

Dube P

Dumbu F

Dzingirai                  I

Dzinotyiweyi

H.A.M

Dzirutwe G

Gabuza J.G

Garadhi S

Goche N.T

Gonese I.T

Goto R

Gumbo J.M

Gwiyo C.C Haritatos P

Hlongwane M

Hove S.R

Huruba T

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa                 N

Kagurabadza M.T

Mangami                 D

Mangena J

Mangwana M.P

Maposhere               D

Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E Mashakada T

Masukume N.P.S

Matamisa

Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matienga

Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Matutu T

Mavima

Mazikana

Mbwembwe

Mguni N

Mhandu C

Mhlanga A

Mlambo M.M

Mlilo O.S

E.E

M

L.D

P.H E

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Kasukuwere

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Kumalo M

Mabhena G

Machacha

Madamombe

Madubeko

Madzimure

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majome F.J

Makamure

Makone T.M

Makuyana

Mandebvu N.T

S

C

S

J

W

R

M

Mnangagwa E.D

Mnkandla T

Mohadi            K.C.D

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpariwa P

Mpofu N

Mpofu O.M Mpukuta L

Muchauraya P

Muchena O. N

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudiwa S

Mudzuri E

Mudzuri H

Mukonoweshuro E

Pemhenayi C.F

Raradza E

Rutsvara R

Sai S

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W

Saruwaka T.J.L

 
Munengami

Mungofa P.T

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

Mzembi W

Navava E

F

G

A.L

 
Shamu W.K

Shirichena E

Shoko M

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sindi C

Sithole A

Sululi A

Tazviona R

Varandeni J

Zhanda T.P

Zhuwao P

Ziteya K.S

Ziyambi

Zwizwai

W.Z

M.

 
 

Ncube                      S

Ndambakuwa F

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Nemadziva N

Ngwenya B

Nhema             C.D.F

Nkomo S.S

Nyakudanga O

Nyamudeza             S

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyaude B

Nyoni S.G.G

Pasihomusha-Matiza

B.J

 

 

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Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave

Chindori Chininga E.

Karenyi L.

Langa A.

Mutomba W.

Ndhlovu A.

Nyamande J.

Sibanda C.

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that Hon. Members were invited to a finger luncheon at Zimoco on Wednesday 1st April 2009 at 1100 hours at Club Chambers.

 

 

  1. The Speaker announced a half-day workshop on the role of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on Thursday 2nd April at the Rainbow Towers.

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that Honorable Members from the Harare Metropolitan Province were invited to attend a public meeting organized by the Community Radio Harare on Thursday 2nd April from 1730 hours at the New Ambassador Hotel.

 

 

  1. Committee nominated- Parliamentary Legal Committee

Hon. Senator Gutu , Hon. Mangwana, Hon. Mnkandla, Hon. Mushonga S.L and Hon. Nyamupinga

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

(House in Committee)

 

Additional Estimates   of Expenditure for the year ended December 31, 2008.

Vote No. 1 – “President and Cabinet”, $99 282 490 748 393 600, put and agreed to.

Vote No. 2 – “Parliament of Zimbabwe”, $2 557 453 763 526 870 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 3  – “Public Service Labour and Social Welfare ”, $13 536 279 133 585 800 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 4 – “Defence”, $6 485 255 969 652 660 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 5 – “Finance”, $3 291 622 992 672 720 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 7  – “Audit”, $178 514 443 123 728 000 put and agreed to. Vote No. 8 –  “Industry and International Trade ”, $6 589 553 636 401 000 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 9 – “Agriculture”, $ 2 312 513 798 562 440 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 10 – “Mines and Mining Development”, $616 907 872 556 097 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 11 – “Environment and Tourism ”, $947 606 194 871 652 000 put and greed to.

Vote No. 12 – “Transport and Communications”, $ 1 374 874 292 617 980 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 13  – “Foreign Affairs”, $ 52 452 329 046 267 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 14  – “Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development”, $ 5 829 376 733 612 780 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 15  – “Health and Child Welfare”, $ 3 438 278 302 696 850 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 16 – “Education, Sport, and Culture”, $ 1 965 055 294 270 960 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No.  17 – “Higher and Tertiary Education”, $3 594 829 752 641 570 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 18 – “Youth Development, Gender and Employment”, $ 219 127 626 203 208 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 19 – “Home Affairs”, $ 3 757 859 642 449 310 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 20 – “Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs”, $1 634 820 519 264 300 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 21  – “Information and Publicity”, $ 3 244 213 304 622 520 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 22  – “Small and Medium Enterprises Development”, $ 234 762 808 699 285 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 23 – “ Energy and Power Development”, $ 1 807 553 104 572 160 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 24  – “Economic Development”, $ 11 228 708 519 618 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 25  – “Science  and Technology Development”, $ 47 052 152 724 290 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 26  – “Women   Affairs, Gender and Community Development”, $ 195 024 892 743 418 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 27  – “Rural Housing and Social Amenities”, $ 600 782 724 702 433 000 put and agreed to.

Vote No. 28 – “Water Resources  and Infrastructural Development”, $3 967

609 890 656 890 000 put and agreed to

Vote No.29 – “Agriculture Engineering, Mechanisation and Irrigation”,$ 755 592 561 157 761 put and agreed to.

 

Additional Estimates of expenditure to be reported without amendment.

(House resumed)

Additional Estimates of Expenditure reported without amendment.

 

Report adopted.

 

Bill ordered to be brought in by the Minister of Finance.

 

  1. The Minister of Finance, pursuant to order, presented a Bill to apply a further sum of money for the service of Zimbabwe for the year ended 31 December, 2008-Appropriation (2008) (Additional) 2009 Bill (H.B. 1, 2009).

 

Bill read the first time.  Referred to the Parliamentary Legal Committee.

 

 

  1. Hon Gumbo, seconded by Hon. Huruba moved:

 

That this House expresses its profound sorrow on the untimely death of Retired General Zvinavashe on the 10th of March 2009,

 

Places on record its appreciation of the service which the late Retired General rendered to his people, Parliament and the nation, and

 

Resolves that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to Mrs Zvinavashe and family.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs; The House adjourned at twenty-one minutes past four o‟clock p.m.

 

L.N. Moyo   Speaker.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL 2009

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦          QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

  1. HON. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Environmental and Natural Resources Management to brief this House on the progress made on the implementation of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP) project and,

in particular, progress on the construction of the high level bridge over the Limpopo to facilitate implementation of the project.

 

 

 

  1. HON. BALOYI: To ask The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development to inform the House whether or not the Ministry has made provision       for the construction of the Chiloya Bridge over the Lundi River, which is critical        for commuting between Chiredzi South and the rest of the country and is also        critical for the implementation of the GLTP project.

 

  1. HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Ministers of State for National Healing to inform the House:
    1. whether they are aware that on the 19th and 20th March 2009,  ZANU PF officials in Bindura South Constituency, namely, Matangira and Muzondo addressed rallies denouncing and rejecting the Global Party Agreement and the inclusive Government  and that these officials questioned the integrity of the three principals to the Global Party Agreement; and
    2. whether any measures will be taken to ensure that people are not misled at rallies.

 

  1. HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare if the Ministry is aware that the Sister-in-Charge of Nyava clinic, ward 15 in Bindura South, closed the clinic at 1100 hours to attend a political rally leaving people who needed medical attention stranded and to state the measures put in place to contain such cases of misconduct.

 

  1. HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural evelopment to inform the House when traditional leaders will start conducting their business in a non-partisan manner, in view of the fact that in Bindura South Constituency, Chief Masembura appears to be unaware of the new political order obtaining in Zimbabwe and continues to harass those perceived to be non-ZANU PF subjects.

 

  1. HON. L. KARENYI: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural

Development to explain the purpose of having special interest councillors in Local       Government Councils who, as losing candidates, tend to create a lot of problems        for the sitting Councillors.

 

  1. HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development to inform the House when tobacco farmers can expect to get reimbursement of funds realized from their 2007/08 tobacco sales which were allegedly misappropriated by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

 

  1. HON. MADAMOMBE: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to      inform this House what the Government policy on the supply of electricity is and if      the Ministry is aware that there has been no electricity in the Tafara Mabvuku       Constituency for the past three years.

 

 

 

 

  1. HON. KARENYI: To ask the Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture to explain
  2. i) whether the Ministry consulted school Headmasters about the fees that schools were charging before the announced figures in view of the fact that some schools had been charging three times less than the announced fees particularly in the low density suburbs; and

 

whether he is aware that parents are not earning that much to enable them to            pay school fees.

 

 

 

*10.

 

HON. MLAMBO: To ask the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Development to explain:

I)       government policy concerning the youth who were employed by government during the run off elections for campaign purposes; and  II)          whether the youth are on the government payroll.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*11.

 

HON MUDIWA:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain:
  1. the issue surrounding the relocation of the people of Chiadzwa since the governor of Manicaland has been quoted in the press as having visited the area and given them a deadline to vacate the area by may 2009;
  2. whether an environment impact assessment has been done for the proposed mining area according to section 97 of the environmental management act and whether stakeholders were consulted;
  • whether an explanation was given to the people of Chiadzwa as to why they have to be; and
  1. whether there is a feasibility report dealing with the effect of the intended relocation showing the impact on the education and culture of the people and how the issue of compensation is going to be addressed.
  [Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*12.

 

HON KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development whether the Ministry:

i)         is aware that Redwing Mine in Penhalonga, a gold mine operated by Metallon Gold of Zimbabwe, has closed down due to flooding as the water pumps at this mine are malfunctioning or cannot be repaired and new ones have not been bought because the RBZ is alleged to have withdrawn money from the mine‟s Foreign Currency Account (FCA) and did not reimburse it; ii)       can advise when this money is going to reimbursed; and

iii) can inform the House if there are measures in place to ensure that over 1000 employees who were laid off get their retrenchment packages.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

*13.

 

HON. MUCHAURAYA: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House whether the relatives of the eighty-three diamond panners who were allegedly buried in two mass graves in Dangamvura, Mutare, in 2008 were notified of the burial.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*14.

 

HON NYAMANDE:  To ask the Minister of Finance to explain what people of Makoni Central should do with their old bank notes that have been made obsolete by the introduction of new bank notes as they feel that they have been prejudiced of their hard earned cash.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*15. HON MADZIMURE:  To ask the Minister of Finance to:-

 

  1. inform this House whether an independent audit of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe‟s activities vis-à-vis the distribution of farm mechanization equipment and agricultural inputs will be carried out; and
  2. furnish this House with the names of the beneficiaries of the Reserve

Bank of Zimbabwe‟s farm mechanization and input distribution schemes.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*16.     HON. F.M. SIBANDA:  To ask the Minister of Finance to state:-

  1. i) the measures that were put in place to prevent abuse of the USA$ 100 vouchers given to civil servants as allowances; and
  2. II) if any corrective measures have been taken against Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe employees who were given USA$ 100 allowance since they are not civil Servants.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

  1. HON. MADAMOMBE: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare:
  2. i) to inform this House what the Government policy is on people living with

HIV/AIDS; and ii)         why the clinics are charging $5 fees for consultation and collection of ARV drugs which in most cases are donated by different international organisations.

 

 

*18. HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Finance whether the allegation that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe intercepted and withdrew funds totaling $720 000 from Foreign Currency Accounts of several companies, among others, the

Zimbabwe Coffee $231 000, Tanganda Tea Company $134 000, Non Governmental Organisation $95 000, and Small Scale traders $260 000, is true and if the Minister could make a statement on when the RBZ would reimburse the said funds so that the companies can conduct their normal operations.

 

*19.     HON. GWIYO: To ask the Minister of Finance to inform the House which vote of the 2009 Budget caters for the Prime Ministers Office.

 

*20.     HON NYAMANDE:  To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs whether in the light of a general amnesty granted to all civil servants and other skilled workers who are in the diaspora, there are any government guarantees to bankers and those operating foreign based radio stations and on-line newspapers that they will not be arrested when they come back to re-build Zimbabwe.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*21.

 

HON MADZIMURE:  To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain why Zimbabwe has not ratified the UN Convention against Torture.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*22.

 

HON MADZIMURE:  To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs whether the Ministry approves the alleged torture of suspects as a means of getting confessions, if not, why suspects are still being tortured and evidence obtained through such means used in court.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*23.

 

HON. NYAMANDE:  To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House whether there has been any progress made in apprehending the gunmen who shot and killed Farai Gambe in Vhengere Township- Rusape, during the run-up to the June 2008 run off elections.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*24.

 

HON. MUCHAURAYA:  To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain why police in Zimbabwe arrest people in order to investigate whereas in other countries police investigate in order to arrest.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*25.

 

HON. GWIYO: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House when the documents and computers allegedly taken by the police and the AntCorruption Commission from Chitungwiza Municipality last year would be returned to the Council and to disclose the outcome of that investigation.
26.

 

HON. S. T. MUKANDURI:  To ask The Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House if all the people who destroyed people‟s property and livestock in Buhera during the funeral of the Prime Minister‟s late wife have been apprehended and what action has been taken against them.
27.

 

HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs if they are aware that Matangira and Muzondo, ZANU PF officials in Bindura South have been threatening residents in the Constituency each time they hold rallies and if they could inform the House what action would be taken to stop such intimidation.

 

*28.

 

HON MADZIMURE:  To ask the Minister of Defence to inform the house what happened to guns that were allegedly issued for campaign purposes to retired army officers and war veterans during the period 29 march 2008 to 30 June 2008.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*29. HON. F.M. SIBANDA:  To ask the Minister of Defence to state:-

i)          the correct position of the Defence Forces regarding the political order

as signed on 15th September 2008 and the measures the Ministry is taking to ensure that the entire Defence Forces uphold the Global Political Agreement (G.P.A).

 

  1. ii) the steps the Ministry is taking to protect junior soldiers from unwarranted threats by their Commanders for supporting the new political order as signed on the 15th September 2008.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*30.     HON. NYAMANDE:  To the Minister of Defence whether the service Chiefs still maintain that they will not salute the Prime Minister, Hon. Morgan Richard Tsvangirai and to explain their absence during the swearing in of Prime Minister by His Excellency, the President.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*31.     HON MADZIMURE:  To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology to explain:

  1. why in this modern world it is still difficult to get sim cards when in other SADC countries sim cards can be bought in tuckshops;
  2. why sim cards are more expensive than air time; and
  • why the rates are more than five times higher than in other countries given that air time is purchased in stable currencies.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

  1. HON. A. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Information Communication            Technology to spell out the Ministry‟s policy and strategy to ensure that cell            phone network operations licensed by the Government of Zimbabwe will roll             out networks to cover all areas of the country, in particular the rural areas of            Sengwe and Chikombedzi Growth Points in Chiredzi South.

 

 

*33. HON. F.M. SIBANDA:  To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and Management to explain:-

i) what plans, strategies and resources the Ministry has put in place to develop a sustainable water supply for drought stricken Matebeleland

Region; ii) what strategic information the Ministry has on the Matebeleland Zambezi Water Project Trust which seems to have died a natural death after huge sums of money were collected from the Province and other well-wishers in the form of donations and subscriptions;

iii)  what action the Ministry would take to enforce the High Court order which compels the leadership of the Matebeleland Zambezi Water Project Trust to publish its accounts for the benefit of all people who subscribed or donated to the project; and

iv)  how far ZINWA has responded to the government directive to hand over water and sewer management to the respective local government authorities, and in particular, Gokwe Town Council.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

*34. HON. MUCHAURAYA: To ask the Minister of Water Resources, Development and Management when the people of Makoni South will eventually have access to the water at Osborne Dam since it is not benefitting the local community.

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

  1. HON. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and

Infrastructure when the Ministry plans to complete the construction of the             Tokwe Mukorsi Dam in Masvingo Province and whether the Government            allocated funds for this project in the current fiscal year.

 

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

 

  • what progress has been made regarding the handover take over of water management from ZINWA to the Local Authorities; and
  1. to state financial and material support that has been given to local authorities by the Government for the management of the water reticulation system.

 

 

 

*37.     HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education whether he is aware that the RBZ is alleged to have withdrawn some money from the Africa University‟s Public Sector Management Programme‟s Foreign Currency Account (FCA) and did not reimburse the University resulting in the stalling of the programme and if he could inform the House when the money would be refunded so that the programme can resume its normal operations.

 

[Deferred: Wednesday, 25th March 2009]

 

  1. HON. NYAUDE: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education if he is aware that a number of university students seeking work related attachments are         failing to do so as the economy in its current state cannot absorb them and if he         could state if there are any plans to assist these students so that they can complete          their studies with minimum delay.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

1          Adjourned debate on motion on the distribution of agricultural inputs (Adjourned 26th March 2009-The Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  That this House-

 

APPRECIATING that agriculture is the backbone of the economy of Zimbabwe,

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the issue of food security for all Zimbabwe is a priority for the all inclusive government,

 

 REALISING that the distribution of inputs, which is basically, a civilian function was not done in a fair and transparent manner.

DISMAYED that endemic and debilitating corruption has plagued the input distribution programme,

 

REALISING that agricultural production has been adversely affected by lack of forward planning and timeous provision of agriculture inputs,

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES THAT;

 

  1. The inputs for the 2009/2010 agricultural season be distributed to disadvantaged rural farmers by the end of July 2009;

 

  1. A completely transparent system of distribution of agricultural inputs be put in place,

 

  • All elected officials, namely councillors and Members of Parliament who are the trustees of the people, be actively involved in the input distribution programme- Hon Mwonzora.

 

Amendment proposed by Hon Gonese:

 

                        to delete, all the words after;

“….put in place”.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 18th March 2009 – The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Khupe)

 

[Time elapsed: 11 hours 59 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 Mazikana.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the postponement of the opening of schools from the 13th to the 27th of January 2009 (Adjourned 18th March 2009 – The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Khupe)

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question proposed:  That this House-

 

WORRIED by the postponement of the opening of schools from the 13th of January 2009 to the 27th of January 2009;

 

CONCERNED by the uncertainty surrounding the education sector as manifested by the delay in the marking of Grade 7, „O‟ and  „A‟ Level examinations and the threat by teachers not to go back to work unless their demands are met;

SHOCKED by the unwarranted interference in the operations of “Trust” schools and other private educational institutions;

 

ALARMED by the failure of those who claim to be in charge to find answers to the crisis in the educational sector which resulted in most students failing to attend lessons in 2008;

 

DISTURBED by the fact that this situation may deteriorate in 2009;

 

            NOW, therefore, calls upon those responsible to take a holistic approach and find solutions to the crisis – Hon Mhashu.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the structural dislocation of Zimbabwe‟s economy (Adjourned 3rd March 2009- The Minister of Defence)

 

[Days Elapsed: 4]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED WITH the structural dislocation of Zimbabwe‟s economy, macroeconomic dysfunctionality and the pervasive levels of failure by the state.

 

DISTURBED BY the high levels of poverty, unemployment and suffering of the people of Zimbabwe.

 

CONCERNED BY the collapse of the public education, public health and public transport infrastructure in the country.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED BY the deeply seated humanitarian crisis, the absence of the rule of law, the food crisis and the extent of deprivation and want by our people.

 

ALARMED BY the high levels of corruption, looting, avarice, asset stripping, patronage and clientelism prevalent in the country.

 

CONCERNED BY THE militarization and politicization in the distribution of food.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the deliberate indifference to the crisis by those in control.

 

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE RESOLVES;

 

  1. i) To express its strong concern to the responsible authorities and urge all concerned to direct their energies towards the rebuilding of Zimbabwe.

 

  1. i) To call for the crafting of policies to address these challenges being faced by Zimbabweans- Hon Biti.

 

5.         HON. GONESE              HON. MAJOME

 

That this House-

 

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

 

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

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by 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 Parliament be appointed to investigate the violence that took place after the March 28 elections and report its findings to Parliament – Hon. Gonese

 

6.         COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

 

 

 

 

 

BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

Appropriation (2008) (Additional) 2009 Bill (H.B. 1, 2009)- The Minister of Finance ( Referred 31 March 2009)

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