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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 6 APRIL 2022 NO 36

  ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 36

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

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            WEDNESDAY, 6TH APRIL, 2022

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m.

The Speaker in the Chair.

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

Banda G;

Banda S,

Bhuda S,

      Biti L T

Bushu B.,

Chamisa S.,

Chanda G. ,

Chasi F.,

Chibagu G.,

      Chibaya A

Chidakwa J.,

Chiduwa C.

      Chidziva H

Chikomba L.,

      Chikombo W

Chikudo Rueben,

Chikuni E.,

Chikwama B.,

Chikwinya S

Chimbaira G.,

Chimina L.,

Chinotimba J.,

Chinyanganya M.,

Chipato A,

Chitura L,

      Chiwetu J Z

Chombo M,

Dube G,

Dube M.,

Dutiro P,

Dzuma S.,

Gabbuza J. G.,

Gandawa M. A,

Garwe D.,

Gezi T.,

Gonese I T,

Gozho C,

Gumbo J. M.,

Gwanetsa K. K.,

Gwanongodza E.,

Hamauswa S.,

Houghton J. R,

      Hungwe T

      Hwende C

Jaja J.,

January S.

Kabozo S.,

Kachepa N.,

Kankuni W,

Kapuya F.,

Karikoga T.,

Karumazondo M. T.,

Kashambe M. T.,

Kashiri C.,

Kazembe K.,

Khumalo M.,

Khumalo S. S.,

Kwaramba G.,

Labode M. R.

Maboyi R M.,

Machakarika T.,

Machando P.,

Machingauta C.

Machingura R,

Madhuku J,

Madiro M,

Madiwa C.,

      Madzimure W

Madziva S.,

Mafuta S. V.,

 Mago N,

      Mahlangu S

      Makone S.

Makoni R R,

      Makope M

Mamombe J,

Mandiwanzira S C,

Mangora B.,

Maphosa L.,

Marapira D.,

Marikisi N.,

Markham A. N.,

Maronge C.,

Masango C. P.,

Masenda N. T,

Mashakada T.

Mashonganyika D,

Masiya D.,

      Masoka N

Masuku E,

Masuku P.,

      Masvisvi D

      Matambo J

Matangira T. R,

Mataranyika D. M.,

Mataruse P.,

      Matewu C

Mathe S,

Matsikenyere N.,

      Matsunga S

Mavenyengwa R.,

Mavetera T. A.,

Mavhunga M,

Mawite D.,

Mayihlome L,

Mbondah M,

Mchenje S. M.,

Mguni Hlalani

Mguni S K,

Mhere E.,

Mhlanga J. N.,

Mhona F T,

Miranzi B.

Mkandla M.,

Mkaratigwa E.,

Mlambo M. M.,

Mliswa M T,

Mliswa T P

Mnangagwa T. M.,

Mokone S,

Molokela-Tsiye F D,

Moyo C.,

Moyo E,

Moyo L.

Moyo Peter,

Moyo R.,

Moyo T.,

Mpame C.,

Mpariwa P,

Mpofu M. M.,

Mpofu R.,

Muchimwe P T,

Mudarikwa S,

Mudau M

Mudyiwa M.,

      Mugadza M

Mukapiko D. L.,

Mukuhlani T.,

      Munengami F

Munetsi J.,

Munochinzwa M.

      Murai E

Murambiwa O,

Murire J, Rtd. Col. Dr

Musabayana D.,

Musakwa E,

Musanhi K. S,

Musarurwa W.Y.

Mushoriwa E.,

Musiyiwa R.,

Muswere J.,

Mutambisi C,

Mutodi E.,

Mutomba W.,

      Mutsenyami C P

Ncube E.,

      Ncube M

Ncube Soul,

Ndiweni D.,

Ndlovu S.,

Nduna D. T.,

Ngome J.,

Nguluvhe A.,

Ngwenya S.,

Nhambo F.,

Nhari V,

Nkani A.,

Nkomo M,

Nyabani T,

Nyabote R.

Nyamudeza S,

Nyashanu M. Dr,

Nyathi E.

Nyere C.,

Nyokanhete J,

Nyoni I,

Nyoni S. G. G.,

Paradza J,

Paradza K.,

      Phulu K I

Phuti D.,

Porusingazi E.,

Raidza M.,

Rungani A,

Rwodzi B.,

Sacco J. K.,

Saizi T.

Samambwa E.,

Samukange J. T.,

Sansole T. W.,

Sanyatwe C.,

Saruwaka T. J. L.,

Seremwe B.,

Sewera J N,

Shamu W. K.,

Shava J.,

Shirichena E.,

Shongedza E.,

Shumbamhini H.,

      Sibanda D P

Sibanda L.

Sibanda M.,

Sibanda O.,

Sikhala J.,

Simbanegavi Y.,

Sithole G K,

Sithole James,

Sithole Josiah,

Sithole S,

Soda Z.

Svuure D,

      Tarusenga U D

Tekeshe D.,

Tembo M

      Tobaiwa J

Toffa J.,

Togarepi P.,

Tongofa M.,

Tshuma D.,

Tsuura N.,

Tsvangirai Vincent

Tungamirai T.,

Watson N J,

Zemura L,

Zhou P,

      Ziyambi ,

      Zizhou M

            Zwizwai M



 

 

 

 

In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution

 

Hon K. Coventry

Hon. Nkomo M.

Hon. Gumbo J.

Hon. Munzverengwi

Hon Masuka

Hon. Moyo July

Hon. Matuke

Hon. Hungwe J.D

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

Absent with leave

  1. Reports from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being adverse reports on the          following Bills-

      [Date received]

      Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill (H.B. 5A, 2020)

 

            Consideration – tomorrow

.

Child Justice Bill (H. B. 11, 2021)  

 

             ………………………………………………………………………6th April, 2022.

  1. The Speaker informed the House that new Hon. Members were requested to approach

             the ICT Desk stationed at the Members Dining Hall for ICT support on connection to the              Parliament network and the virtual plenary.

 

  1. Questions without notice

  1. Questions with notice

  1. Hon. Mushoriwa, seconded by Hon. Tekeshe, moved: That time for questions with

notice be extended by fifteen minutes.

            Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Hon. Togarepi, seconded by Hon. Tekeshe, moved: That Notices of Motions Nos. 1 – 7 for today, stand over, until Notice of Motion No. 8, has been disposed of.

 

             Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Hon Shamu, seconded by Hon Mayihlome, moved: That this House takes note of the

Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on the Petition by the Zimbabwe Anti-Sanctions Trust on enacting legislation that criminalizes calling for imposition of sanctions on Zimbabwe by individuals or organisations.  (S.C. 9, 2022).    

 

             Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Togarepi, seconded by Hon. Tekeshe: The House adjourned three minutes past six o’clock p.m.

 

 

                                   HON. ADVOCATE J. F. N. MUDENDA,

Speaker.

 

THURSDAY, 7TH APRIL, 2022

 

            ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary affairs

                                                                                                  [Days elapsed: 3]

That this House takes note of the Report of the Judicial Service Commission

for the year 2021, presented to this House in terms of section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary affairs

That this House takes note of the Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2021, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 323 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary affairs

That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission for the year 2020, presented to this House in terms of section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary affairs

That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission for the year 2021, presented to this House in terms of section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

  1. Consideration: Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill (H.B. 5A,

2020) – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

(Clauses 6 and 13 under consideration)

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Copper Control

Amendment Bill, (H. B. 3, 2021) - The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage. (Restored 2nd November, 2021 – The Minister of Justice,

      Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)     

 

Question proposed: That the Copper Control Amendment Bill, (H. B. 3, 2021) be now read a second time - The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on the Second Reading of the Police

             Amendment    Bill, (H. B. 2, 2021)- The Minister of Home Affairs and      Cultural Heritage. (Restored 2nd November, 2021 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

Question proposed: That the Police Amendment Bill, (H. B. 2, 2021) be now read a second time - The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage.

  1. Second reading: Public Finance Management Amendment Bill (H.B. 4, 2021) – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

  1. Second reading: Insurance Bill (H.B.1, 2021) – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

  1. Second reading: Insurance and Pensions Commission Amendment Bill (H.B. 6, 2021) – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

  1. Second reading: Health Services Amendment Bill (H.B. 8, 2021) – The Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care.

  1. Second Reading: Amendment of State Universities Statutes Bill (H. B. 13, 2021) – The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development.

  1. Second Reading: Private Voluntary Organisations Amendment Bill (H. B. 10, 2021) – The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.

  1. Second Reading: Children’s Amendment Bill (H. B. 12, 2021) – The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.

  1. Second Reading: Child Justice Bill (H. B. 11, 2021) – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Annual Report of the Zimbabwe Gender

            Commission for the year 2020 (Adjourned 23rd November, 2021- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)         

                                                                                                [Days elapsed: 19]

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

Zimbabwe Gender Commission for the year 2020 presented to this House in

terms of Section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe – The Minister of Women’s Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises

 Development         

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Annual report of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission for the year 2020 (Adjourned 10th March, 2022The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Days elapsed: 6]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Annual report of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission for the year 2020, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

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

     10th March, 2021- Hon T. Moyo)

[Days elapsed: 35]

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 Mutambisi.

 

 

  1. Hon. Mpariwa

             Hon. Ndiweni

Day elapsed: 1]

 

That this House takes note of the report of 50th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum hosted virtually by the United Kingdom of Lesotho from 10 to 12 December 2021.

 

  1. hon. S. K. mguni

             Hon. I. Nyoni

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

That this House takes note of the Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce on the fact-finding visits to Sable Chemicals, Lancashire Steel and ZISCO Steel (S.C. 3, 2021)

 

  1. Hon. masango

             Hon. Gandawa

 

                                                                                                                                   [Days elapsed: 9]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services on the Benchmarking Visit to Rwanda held from 10th to 15th October 2021 (S.C.6, 2021).

  1. Hon. Dr Nyashanu

Hon. Mushoriwa

                                                      

            [Days elapsed: 21]

 

That the Motion on the Report of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development on the Consolidated Budget Performance Reports for Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and Institutions under its purview which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the 9th Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 77.

 

  1. Hon. Mayihlome

Hon. Dr. Murire

                                                                                                                          [Days elapsed: 4]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the Petition from the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association-Harare Province, calling for the Amendment of the State Services (Pensions) (Uniformed Forces) (Amendment) Regulations (Number 17 Statutory Instrument 257 of 2020 (S. C. 3, 2022)

 

  1. Hon. Nyabani

Hon. Raidza

                                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 4]

 

 

That this House-

 

DISTURBED by the excessive and prevalent abuse of drugs by youths countrywide;

 

NOTING the situation is exacerbated by the unemployment rate among youths who consequently end up spending most of their time idle and end up resorting to taking all sorts of drugs;

 

CONCERNED that such abuse of drugs has devastating consequences on our future generations and the Nation as a whole;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government

 

  1. To put in place measures that will curb the abuse of drugs by youths through self-help projects so as to keep our youths fully occupied all the time.
  2. Set up rehabilitation centres and Hospitals to assist our youths who are addicted to drugs to the extent of treating such abuse as a way of life.
  3. Legislate for stiffer penalties for the importation of those substances that give rise to incidents of drug abuse in the country.

 

  1. Hon. Togarepi

Hon. Nguluvhe

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 3]

 

 

That this House-

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that Zimbabwe is a multi-party democracy that accommodates divergent political views from all Parties in the country;

 

COGNISANT that such tolerance of all views by Government is not a sign of weakness but the pillar and cornerstone of goodwill as envisaged by our peace loving people all over the country;

NOTING with disdain the deplorable and potentially explosive political gimmicks by forces of negation who always vilify the Government and have the audacity in their stunts to advocate for the perpetuation and perpetration of very illegal and retrogressive sanctions on their own motherland by foreign Governments;

CONCERNED that each time the country gears for Elections such political malcontents rear their ugly heads and start speaking with forked tongues wherein they advocate for sanctions on one hand and still want to participate in fair and free elections on the other hand without any repercussions for their unpatriotic and destructive utterances and calls for the tightening of sanctions;

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon this House:

 

  1. To condemn in the strongest of terms such people who have nothing to contribute to our nation other than to call for these unwarranted sanctions on our country.

 

  1. The banning of holding of Government Office Positions by those who continue to advocate for sanctions against the county and yet still continue to enjoy benefits from such responsibilities.

 

 

  1. The banning of the swearing into office of anyone advocating for sanctions against the country.
  2. Hon Maphosa

Hon Madiwa

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the joint Portfolio Committees on Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development and Women Affairs, Community and Small to Medium Enterprise Development on an Enquiry into the Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in Higher and Tertiary Education Institutions..  (S.C. 1, 2022)

 

  1. Hon. Mokone

            Hon. Shamu

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services on Zimbabwe Digital Migration Project.

 (S.C. 8. 2022)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on Challenges faced by the Auditor General (S.C. 1, 2021) – (Adjourned 17th March 2022Hon. Togarepi )

 

          [Days elapsed: 3]

Question proposed: That this House considers and adopts the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on Challenges faced by the Auditor General (S.C. 1, 2021) – Hon. B. Dube

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference – (Adjourned 15th March, 2022- Hon Musarurwa).

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow, Scotland from 31st October to 12th November, 2021 (S.C. 1, 2021) -Hon Musarurwa

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development on the Operations of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority – (Adjourned 10th March, 2022- Hon T. Moyo).

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development on the Operations of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (S. C. 23, 2021) - Hon Gabbuza.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services on the State of Media and Broadcasting Services on the State of the media in Zimbabwe. (S.C. 40, 2021 – (Adjourned 8th March 2022- Hon Mokone).

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services on the State of Media and Broadcasting Services on the State of the media in Zimbabwe. (S.C. 40, 2021) – Hon. Mokone.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Special Maize Programme/ Command Agriculture (Adjourned 15th March, 2022 – Hon.Togarepi).

                                                                                                                                           [Days elapsed: 9]

 

Question proposed: That this House considers and adopts the Third Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Special Maize Programme/ Command Agriculture, (S.C. 24, 2021) – Hon. B. Dube.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 76th Executive Committee and the 43rd Conference of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) (Adjourned 2nd March, 2022 – Hon. T. Zhou).

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report of the 76th Executive Committee and the 43rd Conference of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) held in Djibouti from 10th to 15th October 2021 - Hon T. Zhou.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the State of Service Delivery and Infrastructure at Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Establishments. (Adjourned 1st March, 2022 – Hon. T. Moyo).

[Days elapsed: 11]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the State of Service Delivery and Infrastructure at Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Establishments. - Hon Mayihlome

  1. Adjourned debate on motion that leave be granted to bring in a Private Member’s Bill – (Adjourned 23rd, February 2022 – Hon Dr. Col. (Rtd) Murire)

 

[Days elapsed: 13]

 

            Question proposed: That leave be granted to bring in a Private Member’s Bill to provide for the establishment of Institute of Chartered Loss Control Management, which shall be administered as set out in this Bill; to provide for establishment of a Council; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing – Hon Dr. Col. (Rtd) Murire

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the reburial of freedom fighters countrywide

         – (Adjourned 22nd February, 2022 - Hon. Raidza)

 

 

 

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 13]

 

Question proposed: MINDFUL that the Independence of Zimbabwe was attained after exceptional and selfless sacrifices by our freedom fighters who waged the struggle for independence against all odds;

ALSO MINDFUL that some of the gallant sons and daughters of the soil lost their lives at the prime of their youthful years and have been buried in various unknown graves scattered all over the country in areas where they operated;

CONCERNED that more than forty years after independence some of our gallant heroes and heroines are still not yet decently interred as they continue to lie in some unknown graves where they were buried en masse by the oppressive colonial regime;

NOTING the urgent need to identify such graves wherever they exist so that the souls of our departed dear comrade can be finally laid in eternal peace,

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon this House to

  1. Assist in disseminating information to the masses of this country which will lead to the identification of graves of our freedom fighters;
  2. Urge the Executive to set up Committees countrywide to ensure that no late freedom fighter fails to get a decent burial as this resonates extremely well with the selfless sacrifice they made to liberate this country; and
  3. Sensitize the public through Hon Members of this august House on the indelible footprints that tell the unforgettable history of this great Nation - Raidza
  4. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation of the Portfolio

 Committee on Local the Parliament of Kenya – (Adjourned 22nd February, 2022 - Hon. Togarepi)

 

 

                                                                                                      [Days elapsed: 14]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works, National Housing and Social Amenities to the Kenyan Parliament on a Benchmarking Visit on Implementation of Devolution- Hon. Chikukwa

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on access to menstrual hygiene products for women and girls – (Adjourned 17th February, 2022 - Hon. Togarepi)

 

                                                                                                [Days elapsed: 14]

 

Question proposed: That this House-

MINDFUL that menstrual hygiene day is marked on May 28 every year.

 

ALSO MINDFUL the ability of women and girls to manage their menstruation and health as they could not access menstrual hygiene products during the lockdown period was affected negatively by the Covid-19 due to reduction in income levels.

 

COGNIZANT that government has endeavored to ensure that sanitary were remains affordable to women and girls through Statutory Instruments Nos. 65 of 2018, 3 of 2020 also the introduction of programs on free sanitary wear in rural schools to assist children from disadvantaged families.

 

NOTING disadvantaged children are accessing sanitary wear despite concerted efforts by various stakeholders to assist the Ministry of Health and Childcare in the noble cause to address menstrual hygiene challenges.

 

NOW, THEREFORE calls upon the Ministry of Health and Child Care to:

 

  1. Empower women and girls who are already in the sewing industry to double their efforts in proving sanitary wear;

  1. Donate to school girls the much needed materials for sanitary wear;

and

  1. Ensure uniformity in the procurement of sanitary ware so that all

      women and girls benefit and in particular the girls from disadvantaged

      communities of the country – Hon. Masango.

  1.   Adjourned debate on the motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce on the 2021 First Quarter Budget Performance Reports for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce – (Adjourned 15th February 2022Hon Togarepi)

                                                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 18]

            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce on the 2021 First Quarter Budget Performance Reports for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. - Hon. Svuure

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to curb gender-based violence-

        Adjourned 8th December 2021Hon Kwaramba)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 19]

                                               

Question proposed: That this House-

NOTING with concern that since the outbreak of COVID 19 there has been a sharp increase of gender-based violence (GBV) especially domestic violence in the country;

AWARE that Zimbabwe is a signatory of UN international and regional treaties and protocols against GBV, amongst them CEADW, SADC Protocol on Gender and Development;

ACKNOWLEDGING the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE campaign) that calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, to end GBV;

Aware that this year’s theme for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”

RECOGNIZING the efforts that the government has been taking to curb the scourge of GBV through policies and activities in provinces and districts;

WORRIED that if urgent measures are not taken to reduce the prevalence of GBV, there is real risk that GBV will be a real pandemic within the COVID 19 crisis;

NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS upon the Executive to do more to curb GBV among communities by, among others;

  1. deploying more GBV mobile services in districts and provinces; and
  2. building more safe houses - Hon Kwaramba

 

 

  1. Committee of Supply.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2022

 

       QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

*1.       Hon Hamauswa: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House whether it is true that the Ministry awarded a Chinese company rights to mine in Warren Park and if so, the Minister to confirm:

 

  1. a) Whether the affected residents were engaged on this development.
  2. b) What measures were put in place to ensure that the people of Warren Park would

     not be negatively affected by the mining activities considering that extraction of

     gravel poses devastating health hazards to the community.

 

[Deferred 2nd March 2022]

 

*2.       Hon Markham: To ask the Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to confirm to the House whether the Supreme court judgement Case number SC263/21 (Cosmo vs Patel /meadows Pvt ltd) which ruled that both EMA and City of Harare were not following due processes in their allocations of EIA and Development permits that the Minister has and to explain;

 

  1. a) What additional measures have been put in place to empower EMA to protect the wetlands and to consult widely instead of just protecting the developer
  2. b) Whether EMA will not support the delisting of the area as a RAMSAR sight to which we are signatories.
  3. c) Whether, the Ministry supports the judgment, and insists that future EIA requested by developers be published.

[Deferred 2nd March 2022]

*3.       Hon. M. M. Mpofu: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House

  1. a) whether or not Mwana Africa is in a position to renew tribute agreements countrywide considering that the company has a stake in half of the country`s gold claims where economic livelihoods of rural communities are depended on;

  1. b) What the Ministry considers as practicable and sustainable in as far as employment creation, with the 2030 vision in mind, is concerned.

          [Deferred 9th March 2022]

 

*4.       Hon. Mayihlome: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to explain to the House when the Ministry will review allowances of Traditional Leaders.

          [Deferred 6th April 2022]

*5.       Hon. Mayihlome: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to explain to the House when the Ministry will resolve the traditional leadership wrangles of village Heads that were caused by unprocedural appointments by Chiefs in Umzingwane District.

          [Deferred 6th April 2022]

 

*6.       Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House the state of the level of Zimbabwe’s indebtedness as at December 31 2021 specifically segregated in the following:

 

  1. Treasury Bills
  2. Government overdraft at RBZ
  3. Ordinary loans
  4. Government External Debt
  5. State enterprises debt
  6. Local Authorities debt

[Deferred 16th March 2022]

*7.       Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House the state of the level of Zimbabwe indebtedness in respect of Government Contingent Liabilities as at December 31 2021 specifically segregated in the following;

  1. Government External Guarantees
  2. Government Guarantees to State entities [state the entity, amount and beneficiary
  3. Government Guarantees given to Local authorities [state the local authority, amount and beneficiary
  4. Government Guarantees given to Private entities such as local Banks [state the Organization, amount and beneficiary
  5. Government Guarantees given to Individuals [state the amount and beneficiary.

[Deferred 16th March 2022]

*8.       Hon Machingauta: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to explain to the House when will the Ministry construct at least a primary and secondary school in Ward 33, 43, and CABS area in Budiriro 3, 4 and 5 respectively.

 

          [Deferred 6th April 2022]

 

*9.       Hon. Mayihlome: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to explain to the House if the Ministry is considering upgrading previous Pre–school centres to ECD centres to avoid long distances being walked by ECD learners in rural schools.

 

          [Deferred 6th April 2022]

 

*10.     Hon Chinyanganya: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House when the following roads in Kadoma will be rehabilitated;

  1. Marandu Street,
  2. Parirenyatwa Drive
  3. Westview- Nyambo road.
  4. Buffalo road.
  5. Kerk street
  6. Learnard Street
  7. Robson Manyika

[Deferred 6th April 2022]

 

*11.     Hon Machingauta: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House when Magodo road in ward 43, Budiriro will be        rehabilitated considering that on the 5th of May 2021, the Minister of Local    Government and Public Works inform the House that the road will be rehabilitated    under the phase 3 of the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Program (ERRP).

          [Deferred 6th April 2022]

*12.     Hon. Mushoriwa: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform the House:

  1. whether or not the Government entered into a contract with Garsu Pasaulis a subsidiary of Belgium company Semlex for the production and printing of passports and;
  2. to give a breakdown of the financial terms of the contract specifying the cost of the passport to end user and how much is the Government going to get from each passport and how much for Garsu Pasaulis

 

[Deferred 16th March 2022]

*13.     Hon. Masango Chinhamo: To the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform the House;

  1. when Murereka ZRP Station is going to have proper infrastructure to operate from instead of a house they are currently using as an office.
  2. when Murereka ZRP Station is going to be provided with a service vehicle.

 

[Deferred 16th March 2022]

*14.     Hon. Sanyatwe: To the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to inform the House what government plans are in as far as assistance to communities facing acute hunger due to poor rains, is concerned in the following areas of Nyanga; Fombe ward 1, Kazozo ward 3, Katerera ward 5, Ruwangwe ward 4, Gotegote ward 7 and 9, Nyatsanga, Nyamahumba, Munemo, Avilla Renzva ward 2 and 10, Nyadowa, Sabvure, Bariri ward 11.

[Deferred 16th March 2022]

*15.     Hon. Nyabote: To the Minister of Industry and Commerce to inform the House what progress have been made in promoting value addition of raw granite stone considering the June 2019 government policy pronouncement banning the export of raw granite stones.

[Deferred 16th March 2022]

 

*16.     Hon. Mayihlome: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House when Esigodini Hospital’s Pharmacy will offer 24 hour services considering that patients seek medical attention throughout the day.

          [Deferred 6th April 2022]

 

 

____________________________________________________________________

 

TUESDAY, 10TH MAY, 2022

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

 

             Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee

     on Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement on the Case of

     the Elusive US 28.2 Million Distributed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to

     the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) for Wheat Imports

     (Adjourned 3rd March, 2022- Hon. Wadyajena)

[Days elapsed: 20]

            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement on the Case of the Elusive US 28.2 Million Distributed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) for Wheat Imports [S.C. 2, 2021]- Hon. Wadyajena.

 

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BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

  1. Labour Amendment Bill (H. B. 14, 2021) – The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. (Referred 17th February, 2022)

 

 

 

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

 

           Insurance and Pension Commission Amendment Bill, 2021 (H. B. 6, 2021)

INSERTION OF NEW CLAUSE

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

On page 4 after line 13 of the Bill, after the clause 4 (“Functions and Powers of the Commission”), insert the following clause:—

“4 Delegation of functions by Commissioner

 (1) Subject to the Insurance and Pension Commission Act [Chapter 24:09], the Commissioner may delegate to any officer employed by the Commission any functions that is conferred or imposed upon him or her by this Act, other than this power of delegation.

(2) Any officer to whom a function has been delegated in terms of subsection (1) shall exercise it subject to the Commissioner’s directions.

(3) A delegation in terms of subsection (1) —

  • may be revoked or modified by the Commissioner at any time; and
  • shall not preclude the exercise by the Commissioner of the functions so delegated.

 (4) Anything done by an officer in the exercise of a function delegated to him or her by the Commissioner in terms of subsection (1)

  • may be set aside or revised, subject to this Act, by that officer or by the Commissioner; and
  • shall be deemed, until set aside, to have been done by the Commissioner.

(7) This section shall be construed as being additional to and not as derogating from, the Commissioner’s powers of delegation under any other law.”

And to renumber subsequent clauses accordingly

 

Police Amendment Bill, (H B 2, 2021)

INSERTION OF NEW CLAUSE

by hon. mayihlome

       The Bill is amended by the insertion of the following clauses before clause 15 in line 7 of

page 5—

                         “15. Amendment of section 35 of Cap 11:10

                                Section 35 of the principal Act is amended by the insertion after subsection (3) of the following subsection—

            (4) The officer or board of officers, as the case may be, presiding at a trial in terms of this Act, shall have powers to issue a warrant of arrest against any accused member who fails to appear before such a court of a single officer or board of officers without just cause:

            Provided that such accused member has been summoned, notified or warned to appear before such officer or board of officers.”.

INSERTION OF NEW CLAUSES

       The Bill is amended by the insertion of the following clauses before clause 19 in line 28 of

page 5—

              “19. New section inserted in Cap 11:10

            The principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 61—

    61A. Protection of Police property

        (1) The Minister may, by notice in a statutory instrument, declare and make known what mark or marks applied to any arms, clothing, equipment, animal, vehicle, aircraft or boat shall denote the property of the Police Service therein.

                              (2) Any person who—

  • with fraudulent intent, applies to any arms, clothing, equipment, animal, vehicle, aircraft or boat any mark referred to in subsection (1); or
  • fraudulently defaces or conceals any mark referred to in subsection (1) on any arms, clothing, equipment, animal, vehicle, aircraft or boat; or
  • unlawfully receives, possesses, sells or delivers any arms, clothing, equipment, animal, vehicle, aircraft or boat bearing any mark referred to in subsection (1) or forbid den by or under this Act to be sold, pledged or otherwise dis posed of;

                         shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level six or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one  year or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

    (3) In any prosecution for a contravention of subsection (2) the burden of proving that he had no fraudulent intent in applying, defacing or concealing any mark referred to in subsection (1) or, as the case may be, that the receipt, possession, sale or delivery of any arms, clothing, equipment, animal, vehicle, aircraft or boat was lawful shall lie upon the accused.

  1. Repeal and substitution of section 66 of Cap 11:10

                                Section 66 of the principal Act is repealed and substituted by—

  1. Wearing of uniforms, badges, etc of Police Force

                                (1) In this section—

                                    “uniform” means any article or apparel including a badge, button, braid

                         or insignia worn with any particular items of clothing and tie designed for the Police Service.

        (2) No person shall be allowed to be in possession of, manufacture, trade, sale, exchange or dispose of or wear any uniform designed for the Police Service or anything which might reasonably be mistaken for any such uniform or as to be likely to deceive, unless the person—

  • is a member of the Police Force entitled by reason of his appointment, rank or designation to wear such uniform, badge or button; or
  • has been granted permission by the Commissioner to wear such uniform, badge or button.

        (3) Any person who contravenes Subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level six or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year or to both such fine and such imprisonment.”;

 and the subsequent clauses shall accordingly be renumbered.

Amendment of Clause 20

       Clause 20 of the Bill is amended in line 39 of page 5 by the insertion of sub-clause (2)

after paragraph (c)—

              “(2) Section 72 (“Regulations”) of the principal Act is amended in subsection (2) by the insertion of paragraph (o) after paragraph (n)—

(o) the appeals procedure of the decision made by the delegate of the Commissioner-General on matters regarding any policy, directive, Standing Orders or Regulations.”.

Copper Control Amendment Bill, (H B 3, 2021)

AMendment of clause 7

       The Bill is amended in clause 7 on page 3 in line 7 by the deletion of “imprisonment for

a period not exceeding ten years, or both” and the substitution of “twice the value of the stolen

copper whichever is the greater; or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 25 years or

both”.

 

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