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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 3_MARCH_2009_NO._19

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 19

 

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 3RD MARCH 2009

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Quarter past two o‟clock p.m The Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

 

Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhebhe A,

Bimha M.C

Chaderopa F Chambati T.S

Chamisa N

Chanetsa P.T.

Chebundo B

Chibaya                A

Chikwinya S,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chinyadza W

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Chombo I.M.C

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dokora          L.D.K

Karenyi

Kasukuwere

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khupe T

Kumalo M

Langa A

Mabhena G

Machacha

Madamombe

Madubeko

Madzimure

Madzore P

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majome F.J

Makamure

Makone T.M

Makuyana

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami

Mangena J

Mangoma E.S

L

S

C

S

J

W

R

M

D

Matonga                B

Matshalaga            O

Matutu T

Mavima L.D Mazikana P.H Mbwembwe E

Mguni N

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mhlanga A

Mlambo M.M

Mlilo O.S

Mnangagwa E.D

Mnkandla T

Mohadi K.C.D

Moyo J.N

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpariwa P

Mpofu N

Mpofu               O.M

Mpukuta                 L

Muchauraya P

Muchena O. N

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudavanhu E

Mudenge I.S,

Mudiwa S

Mudzuri E

Mudzuri H

Muguti C

Mukanduri S.T

Mukonoweshuro E

Munengami            F

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi                 G

Mushonga S.L

Musumbu E

Musundire         A.L

Musvaire W

Mutasa D.N.E

Mutinhiri A

Dube C.R.E

Dube M

Dube P

Dumbu F

Dzingirai

Dzirutwe G

Gabuza J.G

Garadhi S

Goche N.T

Gonese I.T

Goto R

Gumbo J.M

Gwiyo

Haritatos P

Jembere E

Kachepa

I

C.C

N

Mangwana M.P

Maposhere           D

Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E Mashakada       T

Masukume N.P.S

Matamisa          E.E

Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matienga             M

Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Kagurabadza M.T

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Mutinhiri T

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa G.T

Mutseyami C.P

Muza I

Mwonzora D.T

Mzembi W

Navava E

Ncube                    S

Ndambakuwa F

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Ndhlovu A

Ndlovu M. M

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Nguni S.R

Ngwenya B

Nhema           C.D.F

Nkomo S.S

Nyakudanga O

Nyamande J Nyamudeza S

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyanhongo M.H

Nyaude B

Nyoni S.G.G

Pemhenayi C.F

Raradza E

Rutsvara R

Sai S

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W

Shamu W.K

Shirichena E

Shoko M

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sibanda P.N

Sindi C

Sithole A

Sululi A

Tazviona R

Timba J.Z

Undenge

Varandeni J

Zhanda T.P

Zinyemba M

Ziteya K.S

Zwizwai M.

 

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Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave

Chikava B

Langa A

Masukume NPS

Mushore L

Mutinhiri T

Pasihomusha B.J Matiza

 

  1. Members sworn in-

 

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai Esquire

Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara Equire

Gorden Moyo Equire

Johannes Tomana Esquire

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion that leave be granted to bring in a Finance Bill-

(Adjourned 29th January2009 -The Minister of Rural Housing and Social

Amenities)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 45 minutes]

 

Question again proposed: That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to make further provision for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto- The Minister of Finance.

 

On the motion on the Minister of Defence:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. The Minister of Defence moved: That Order of the Day No. 2, for today, stands over until Order of the Day No. 10 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry moved: That Notice of Motion No. 3 on today‟s Order Paper be withdrawn.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

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

10th February 2009 – Hon Gonese)

 

[Time elapsed: 11 hours 59 minutes]          Question again 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.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Defence:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on lack of focused response by ZINWA in provision of safe drinking water and sanitation to the nation (Adjourned 4th

February 2009- Hon Gonese)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question again proposed:  That this House-

 

CONCERNED with the ever increasing number of deaths linked and or related to cholera within Zimbabwe, and the lack of an aggressive and focused response by the National Water Authority to play its rightful role in providing safe drinking water and sanitation to the nation;

 

NOTING that as of 14th December, 2008 approximately 700 people countrywide had died of cholera and in excess of 10,000 people had been infected with the disease as per reports from the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, and:

 

FURTHER NOTING that more people are likely to die or become infected as the outbreak takes its toll throughout the country;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING the efforts of the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) calling on all stakeholders to be involve with maximum effort to combat the outbreak and admitting that the outbreak had now taken a national scope: and appreciating the establishment of the cabinet task force on cholera by government, and the call by the Minister of Health and Child Welfare for local and international well wishers including UNICEF, WHO, and other organizations to come in full force to assist the country in combating this disaster;

 

APPRECIATING the assistance rendered by our friendly neighbours, in particular, The Republics of Namibia and South Africa in providing drugs and other medical equipment and consumables to fight the deadly cholera disease;

 

CONCERNED that ZINWA does not have the capacity nor the resources to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to the citizens of Zimbabwe particularly under such trying times and or in the near future;

 

FURTHER NOTING that most households and public institutions now go for weeks on end without any safe and treated running water and sanitation;

 

RECOGNISING that capacity to effectively distribute, treat and manage water supply was efficiently done by various Municipalities in the country prior to the take over by ZINWA and;

 

ACCEPTING that this experiment (ZINWA) must now come to its logical conclusion and has failed;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves that:

 

  1. The cholera crisis be declared a national disaster;
  2. A Joint Portfolio Committee of Water Resources and Infrastructure Development and Health and Child Welfare, investigates and reports on this issue as a matter of urgency;
  3. That this Joint Portfolio Committee makes recommendations on how the country can return the management and distribution of water supply and sanitation back to the Municipalities;
  4. That the Joint Committee submits detailed proposals to capacitate the             municipalities and set a timetable to repeal appropriate legislation with regards to certain responsibilities accorded to ZINWA- Hon Mavima.

 

Motion with leave, withdrawn.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the postponement of the opening of schools from the 13th to the 27th of January 2009 (Adjourned 4th February 2009 –Hon Gonese)

 

[Day elapsed: 3]

 

            Question again 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.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Defence:  Debate adjourned tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the allegations of plotting, conspiracy and counter-conspiracy to create conditions justifying declaration of a state of emergency (Adjourned 18th December2008- Hon Gonese)

 

[Days Elapsed: 1]

            Question proposed:  That this House-

 

AWARE of ZANU PF‟s history of plotting, conspiracy and counter conspiracy;

 

DISTURBED by the attempt to create a fictitious construct against the MDC on and around the issues of banditry;

 

CONCERNED with the unwarranted and unjustified attacks on a sovereign independent state of Botswana by ZANU PF;

 

AWARE of attempts to create conditions justifying a crackdown on the people of Zimbabwe and indeed declaring a state of emergency;

 

NOW, THEREFORE: This House

 

CONDEMNS the attempt to create an artificial atmosphere of conflict, attrition and intolerance amongst the peace loving people of Zimbabwe;

 

            CONDEMNS the unwarranted and unjustified attack on the sovereign state of Botswana- Hon S.S Nkomo.

 

Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the structural dislocation of Zimbabwe‟s economy (Adjourned 20th January 2009- Hon Gonese)

 

[Days Elapsed: 3]

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

 

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

 

On the motion of the Minister of Defence:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Hon Gonese, seconded by Hon Chebundo moved: That Order of the Day No. 9, for today, stands over until Order of the Day No. 10 has been disposed of

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Minister of Defence moved: That Order of the Day No. 10, for today, be deferred until tomorrow.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Defence, : The House adjourned at quarter to three o‟clock .

 

  1. N. MOYO

Speaker.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 5th MARCH 2009 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion that leave be granted to bring in a Finance Bill- (Adjourned 3rd March 2009 -The Minister of Defence)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 45 minutes]

 

Question proposed:

 

            That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to make further provision for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto- The Acting Minister of Finance.

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

(Additional Estimates of Expenditure (2008) -  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29).

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 3rd March 2009 – The Minister of Defence)

 

[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 3rd March 2009 – The Minister of Defence)

 

[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 Minster of Defencee)

 

[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.

 

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

 

6.         HON. GONESE              HON. MAJOME

 

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 and report its findings to Parliament.

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

(Main Estimates of Expenditure (2009) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29).

 

 

 

 

 

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