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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 9_FEBRUARY_2010_NO._21

 

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 21

 

 

PARLIAMENT

  

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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SECOND SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

 

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TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2010

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

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Bimha M.C

Chaderopa F Chambati T.S

Chamisa N

Chanetsa P.T.

Chebundo B

Chibaya                  A

Chidhakwa W.K

Chikava B,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

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

Dongo G.Z

Dube M

Dube P

Dumbu F

Dzinotyiweyi

H.A.M

Dzirutwe G

Gabuza J.G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T

Goto R

Gumbo J.M

Gwiyo                 C.C

Hlongwane M

Hove S.R

Jiri M

Kachepa                 N

Kagurabadza M.T

Kanzama F

Karenyi                   L

Kasukuwere            S

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Khupe T

Kumalo M

Mabhena G

Machacha C Madamombe S Madubeko J Madzimure W

Madzore P

Mafios I.D

Majome F.J

Makamure              R

Makone T.M

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami                D

Mangena J

Mangoma E.S

Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E Mashakada       T

Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matienga                M

Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Matonga                 B

Matshalaga             O

Matutu T

Mavima               L.D

Mazikana P.H Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mhlanga A

Mkhosi E.T.M

Mnangagwa E.D

Mohadi           K.C.D

Mombeshora D.T

Moyo E

Moyo J.N

Moyo G

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpariwa P

Mpofu O.M Mpukuta L

Muchauraya P

Muchena O. N

Mudau M

Mudzuri H

Muguti C

Mukanduri S.T

Mukonoweshuro E

Munengami             F

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi

Mushonga S.L

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musundire

Musvaire W

Mutambara AG

Mutinhiri A

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa G.T

Mutseyami C.P

Muza I

Mwonzora D.T

Mzembi W

Navava E

Ncube

Ndambakuwa F

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Nguni S.R

Ngwenya B

G

A.L

S

Nhema              C.D.F

Nkomo S.S

Nyakudanga O

Nyamudeza              S

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyanhongo M.H

Nyaude B

Nyoni S.G.G

Parirenyatwa        D.P

Raradza E

Sai S

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W

Saruwaka T.J.L

Shirichena E

Shoko H

Shoko M

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sibanda P.N

Sindi C

Sululi A

Tachiona                 M

Tazviona R

Timba J.Z

Varandeni J

Zhanda T.P

Zinyemba M

Ziteya K.S

Ziyambi              W.Z

 

 

Absent with leave

Hon. W. Chidakwa

Hon. D.T. Mombeshora

Hon. N. P. S. Masukume

Hon. S. Mahoka

Hon. A. Langa

Hon. T. Z. Mnkandhla

Hon. Matamisa

 

 

  1. Paper laid upon the Table-

 

The Minister of Water Resources Development and Management

 

Agreement between the Republic of Botswana, Republic of Mozambique, Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Zimbabwe on the establishment of the Limpopo Watercourse Commission [by Section IIIB of the Constitution].

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that all Honourable Members of Parliament should collect their 7th Parliamentary charts from the Public Relations Department at Pax House Room 4, 3rd Floor, South Wing.

 

  1. MR. SPEAKER: Following the disorderly conduct that took place in the House of Assembly on the 3rd of February 2010 which led to premature adjournment of the House by the Acting Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon. N.M. Khumalo, the House of Assembly Presiding Officers regret and do not condone the unruly and disorderly behaviour shown in the House of Assembly last week.

 

The Presiding Officers of the House of Assembly would like to remind Honourable Members that the authority of the Chair must always be respected and upheld as it has been the norm over the years. Following the disorder exhibited last week on Wednesday, the Acting Speaker ordered the Honourable Matutu out of the Chamber and the Honourable Member defied the ruling of the Chair and refused to leave the House. On the following day a similar incident happened where an Acting Chairperson, Hon. Madzimure ordered Honourable Navaya out of the Chamber and the Honourable Member defied the ruling. Such behaviour cannot be tolerated.

 

This turn of events leaves the House of Assembly‟s Presiding Officers with no alternative but to state that in future such disorder and disregard of the authority of the Chair will lead them to invoke all such necessary and relevant rules in order to protect the integrity and image of the House. It is quite unfortunate that political parties have turned the House into a battlefield in a manner that sees Members undermining the rules that guide the conduct of debate in the House. Let us all remember that Parliament operates on the basis of tax payers funds and that the public have high expectations about the conduct of elected representatives and public officials. We all owe it to them to respect the mandates given to us.

 

Presiding Officers of the House of Assembly are appealing to political leadership of all Parties represented here to give guidance to their Members of Parliament in a manner that will promote parliamentary democracy and generate nation building.

 

 

  1. The Minister of Water Resources Development and Management moved:

 

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

 

AND WHEREAS, the Republics of Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe entered into an Agreement on the Establishment of the Limpopo Watercourse Commission on 27 November, 2003 in Maputo, Mozambique;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Agreement is conditional upon its ratification by the Member States in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures; and

 

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

 

Motion put and agreed.

 

 

  1. Goto, seconded by Hon. Chikava moved: That this House-

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

         FURTHER noting the late disbursement of inputs.

 

                  NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls for:

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

 

  1. At sixteen minutes past four o‟clock p.m. the Speaker interrupted debate under consideration to allow the Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural Development to make a ministerial statement on the State of Local Government in Zimbabwe.

 

  1. Debate resumed at four minutes to five o‟clock p.m.

 

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Mutambara: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

  1. On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Mutambara: The House adjourned at nine minutes past five o‟clock p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

L.N.M MOYO

Speaker.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, IOTH FEBRUARY 2010

 

 

                    QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦          QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.  

 

HON. CHIMBETETE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development to explain the reason for the delays in the surfacing of the Binhanya Road which runs from Nyanga to Ruwange and to assure this House that the Ministry has budgeted for its surfacing in the coming budget for 2010.

[Deferred from Wednesday 21st October] 

 

*2.

 

HON. CHIMBETETE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state the measures the Ministry is putting in place to prevent carnage at Tombo One, which has become a black spot following a number of fatal accidents in that area dating as far back as 1991 to the latest one this year.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

*3.

 

HON. CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why the Odzani Jombe to Mutare road has not been surfaced as a matter of priority in view of the fact that since 2005 quarry stones and gravel were already piled at the Honde River Bridge.

[Deferred from Wednesday 21st October] 

 

*4.

 

 

HON. MARAMWIDZE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development to state when the surfacing of the Gutu/Buhera road would be completed.

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

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

i)        whether there are any plans to repair bridges and roads damaged by

Cyclone Eline and Cyclone Japhet linking Zaka, Bikita  and Chiredzi North Constituencies; and

 

 

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

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

 

*6.

 

 

HON. SANSOLE: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrstructural

Development to inform this House whether the Ministry has any plans to tar the border road from Makunku in Binga District, through Makwa, Chisuma to the Bulawayo/Victoria Falls road.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*7.

 

HON. P.N. SIBANDA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development to state the plans the Ministry has to surface the section of the Karoi- Binga considering that the road appears on the map as tarred but on the ground it is not.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*8.

 

HON. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House:

i)        when the dualisation project of the Harare Beitbridge highway will start given the substantial inflows of the revenue from the recently introduced toll gates; and  ii) what strategy the Ministry has to repair rural roads given the general poor state of these roads across the country.

 

*9.

 

HON. NDEBELE: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development:

i)          to give a detailed breakdown of R1 986 million which was disbursed in the Official Opening preparations of Maitengwe and Ramaquabawe

Bridges; and ii)           whether he is aware of the state of the road from Gwanda to Maphisa and if he could consider undertaking a conducted tour of the road with a delegation so that positive action is taken towards the construction of this road.

*10.

 

HON. MARAMWIDZE: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain if it is logical for Members of Parliament to pay tollgate fees when they are on national duty travels all over the country for 24 hours per day.
*11. HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development to explain:

  1. i) why there is no improvement in the construction works of the Harare- Chirundu road which has gone on for more than 5 months since the         introduction of tollgates; and       ii) what the revenue generated from tollgates is used for.

 

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

  1. i) why the National Railways of Zimbabwe chose to dismiss Mr. Norman

Mthupa over an alleged case of theft of diesel which he was cleared by

the Magistrate Court of Law in Kwekwe as evidenced by [CR83/09/03

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

 

   
*13.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

i)        why Rural District Councils have been operating without audited financial statements over the years as evidenced by the Chikomba Rural District Council whose last audited accounts were produced in 2003. ii)           what measures the Ministry is taking to address cases of gross maladministration in the running of Council Affairs where some assets have been misappropriated over time Chikomba Rural District Council is a case in point. iii)        what criteria has been used to employ the staff in the Administration of Councils and to state whether it is by merit or nepotism.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

 

*15.

 

 

HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to explain what the ministry has done to ensure that it complies with Article 14 of the GPA, which calls for the depoliticisation of the office of the traditional chiefs.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

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

i)        what the government policy is towards housing cooperatives that purchased unserviced and undivided pieces of Peri-Urban land since year 2000 in contravention of the Regional, Town and Country

Planning Act (Chapter 29:10) Section39; ii) if there is any government waiver in the requirements of Section 39 of the Regional, Town and Country Planning Act (Chapter 29:10); iii)       whether the Ministry is aware that unscrupulous property developers

are trying to use premises of  the Regional, Town and Country Planning Act (Chapter 29:10 to dishonour several contracts they entered into since the year 2000 to detriment of several poor households who invested their savings in buying these unserviced and unapproved subdivisions; and iv)           if the Ministry of Local Government Urban and Rural Development could come up with a Statutory Instrument to retrospectively regularise the above mentioned scenario.

 

  [Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]
*17.

 

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

Development to explain whether District Administrators, Assistant District Administrators and Chief Executive Officers of Councils are allowed to engage in politics given that those in Mutasa District are publicly showing their allegiance to a particular political party resulting in a collision path with the MDC dominated Rural District Council.

*18.

 

HON. MARAMWIDZE: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to explain why the ZANU PF Councilors who lost in last year's elections are finding their way back in the Council through the so called “Special Interest” Councilors.  What is their special interest duty there as if the winning councilors are failing to do their work.
*19. HON. BEREMAURO: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development to inform the House who administers resettlement areas, is it the Ministry of Lands, DDF or local authority.

 

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

 

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

 

 

i)        if he is aware that Chinhoyi Council is not functioning properly because of over-staffing, the staff compliment required is 250 people but now it is 500 workers; ii)       the reasons being the additional workers were politically recruited and what the Ministry is doing to address such a problem; and iii)        that people need service and Chinhoyi Council is incurring unnecessary expenses on paying for excess staff.
*22. HON. SHOKO: To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and Management to inform the House when the suburbs of Unit „O‟, N, G, M, and N in Chitungwiza South Constituency would get piped water and to explain the problem being faced.

[Deferred from Wednesday 4th November]

 

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

i)        the significance and importance of the Matebeleland Zambezi Water

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

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

held by the Matebeleland Zambezi Water Trust (WZWT); and

when consultations would begin with the stakeholders and particularly the shareholders within MZWT.

   
*24.

 

HON. A. SITHOLE: To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and Management to:

i)        explain whether the Ministry is aware that Chilonga Irrigation Scheme in Chiredzi District has not been operating for almost two years; and  ii)           state whether the Ministry is aware that engines from the irrigation scheme which were taken to Masvingo for repairs have not been  returned to date.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*25.

 

 

HON. SANSOLE: To ask the Minister of Water Resources, Development and Management:

i)        whether he is aware that Deka River has been polluted by the

following companies which discharge toxic waste into the river,

Hwange Colliery Company, South Mining and ZESA; and ii)           assure the House that the Ministry will take appropriate remedial

action to ensure that this practice is discontinued and to make provision for alternative sources of clean water for the communities and livestock in the vicinity of Deka river.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*26.

 

HON. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and Management to inform the House:

i)        the progress to date on the Chikombedzi Growth Point water supply project; ii)      when the progress will be completed given its importance to the growth of the town through attracting investors; and iii)           why it has taken so long for ZINWA to repair pumps at Chilonga

Irrigation Scheme and what has been done to date;

*27.

 

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

i)        whether the Ministry is aware that the Nyanga District Council has

serious problems in terms of its water supplies because of the ineptitude of ZINWA whose handover of the water reticulation systems is long overdue and has resulted in unrealistic charges; ii)      when the Nyanga District Council would take over the water distribution so that residents are assured of water supplies and charged reasonable amounts and attend to repairs timeously which in the past has been carried out by artisans from Harare.

*28. HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of State Enterprises and Parastatals to confirm:

i) whether or not the Ministry recently flighted advertisements for CVs for persons wanting to become board members of various state enterprises; and   ii) when the Ministry would assume control of the function of appointing members to the various Boards as this function currently falls under various Ministries in terms of the legislation creating the enterprises in question;

 

  [Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

 

 

*29.

 

HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of State Enterprises and Parastatals to explain:

i)        how the various private companies established by state enterprises relate to the Audit Office and whether they are audited by the CAG and if they submit reports to Parliament; ii)           whether there are any standard guidelines with respect to these companies on corporate governance issues and how Ministries deal with board appointments for subsidiary companies;  iii)      whether these companies are not a means of evasion by the Parastatal Executives of compliance with statutes creating Parastatals, for instance on matters of conditions of service; and iv)           to what extent Ministers ensure that subsidiaries are complying with Parastatals-creating statues vis-à-vis Parastatal-owned companies.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

 

*30.

 

HON. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of State Enterprises and Parastatals to explain:

i)        whether he is aware that the Katiyo Estate workers have not received

their salaries since May 2009 even though the Minister assured this

House that a recovery plan for ARDA Project was in place; and ii)           what the long-term strategy in resolving the challenges at the company is.

*31.

 

 

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

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

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*32.

 

 

HON. A. SITHOLE: To ask the Minister of Environmental and Natural Resources Management to explain:

i.        if he is aware that in the 2008/2009 cropping season farmers from Chiredzi District lost crops from elephants and some were killed by elephants trying to protect their crops; ii.      what the Ministry is doing to protect the people's lives in both communal and resettlement areas; iii.           how far the Ministry has capacitated local authorities to allow villages both in communal and resettlement areas to manage veld fires; and

iv.        what is stopping the Zoological Society, which is assisting National Parks in developing Gonarezhou Park, from being registered.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*33. HON. BALOYII: To ask the Minister of Environmental and Natural Resources Management to explain:

 

  1. i) What the Ministry is doing to take advantage and build on the

Boundless Southern Africa Expedition's or the Kingsley Holgate

Expedition's – awareness campaign early this year; and ii)      What the Ministry is doing about wildlife in resettled areas given reported rampant poaching and the deadly veldfires that consumed vast forests and killed several people this year;

   
*34.

 

 

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

i)        the Ministry's position with regards to the export of scrap copper; ii)     why the Ministry allows the export of copper scrap in view of the fact that Zimbabwe has not mined copper ever since the closure of

Mhangura Copper Mine;

iii)      whether the issuing of copper export permit does not directly promote vandalism of copper based infrastructure belonging to NRZ, ZESA,

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

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

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

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*35.

 

 

HON. P.N. SIBANDA: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House the measures that the Ministry has put in place to curtail the threats to livestock posed by poachers and illegal immigrants in the Binga area and to explain if the Binga ZRP Station is adequately equipped to deal with the situation.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*36. HON. CHEBUNDO: To ask the Minister of Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to state:

i)        why the Ministry is compulsory enrolling all the General Hands from the Police Stations and Camps, as regular Police Officers by giving them force numbers; ii)      whether this will not compromise the police profession as these people do not possess the usual pre-requests for enrollment as members of the police force; and

           iii)         what value addition does this have on the up keeping of the rule of law.

 

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

  1. women who got National Identity Documents (I.Ds), without possessing birth certificates, soon after independence through the assistance of their husbands and brothers, get replacement I.Ds;
  2. those women without children, who are being requested to bring their children, as their witnesses, when they apply for new birth certificates inorder to acquire identity cards; and
  • those with short birth certificates who are having difficulties in getting long birth certificates as these are only being processed in Harare.

 

 

*38.

 

HON. S. L. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to explain:

i)        why Howard Hospital in Mazowe Central has virtually become a referral hospital for patients from Harare and whether the Ministry is aware that as a result of the dollarisation of the currency these urban patients are literally elbowing out rural people who cannot afford to pay US$10 to get a medical card; ii)        whether the Ministry is aware that the donor funded distribution of ARVs and ancillary drugs to people living with HIV and AIDS is inadequate at Howard Hospital resulting in patients going for months without the life prolonging drugs; and iii)    when Rosa Government Hospital in Mazowe Central would be

accorded the referral status in order for it to distribute the life prolonging drugs in view of its central location, accessibility and less congested as people from Harare do not overcrowd it.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

 

*39.

 

 

HON. SANSOLE: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the House when the designated Hwange District Hospital at “Five Miles” would be completed and to state when clinics at Milonga, Sidinda and Songwa would be fully equipped and operational.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*40.

 

HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the House:

i)                if he is aware that two doctors at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital are

using government facility for their private patients e.g Doctor Mvurume is conducting operations using government facility for personal gain; and

ii)              if it is allowed for doctors to charge 3 beasts for service when a patient wants treatment at the government hospital he refers patients to his surgery and charge them 3 beasts for treatment.

*41.

 

HON. SARUWAKA: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare why his Ministry is not reinstating Mr. Cleopas Njopera as driver in compliance with the determination and directive by the Labour Court LC/MC/32/06 on 13 May 2009.
*42.

 

 

HON. VARANDENI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform

the House what they are doing with to the shortage of malaria tablets Quartementher and BCG for children in clinics mostly in Bikita South Constituency.

*43.

 

HON. CHITANDO: To ask the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to inform the House:

i)          what progress has been made as regards the FIFA Goal Project; ii)             what progress has been made in the renovation of the National Sports

Stadium; and to state; and iii)             when the National Sports Stadium would be open for the first game.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

 

*44.     HON. BALOYI: To ask the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to explain the strategy if the Ministry have to promote sporting talent in rural areas such as Sengwe and Matibi 11 in Chiredzi, given the lack of local private corporates such as those that support and/or promote sport in urban centres.

 

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

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

Childhood Education teachers or educators; iii)       the policy of government in as far as the payment of wages and allowances for the Early Childhood Education teachers is concerned; iv)      whether it is correct that the parents or School Development

Associations (SDAs) are solely responsible for the welfare and salaries of these teachers; and            how the determination to have these classes at various locations throughout the  country is arrived at.

*46.

 

 

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

i)        the number of students who have been selected and benefited to study at Fort Hare and other Universities in South Africa since the inception of the Presidential Scholarship Programme to South Africa; ii)      how many students per Province of Zimbabwe benefited;

iii)             the selection criteria since inception to date;

iv)             the status of 2009-2010 applicants to the same universities in South

Africa;

v)               the Minister's response that the selection of would be beneficiaries of

the said programme is undemocratic and biased against students/applicants from other Provinces; and vi)     the condition of the welfare and privileges of Freedom of Association of the students in the said Universities that is in political terms.

*47.

 

 

HON. MUCHAURAYA: To ask the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity whether there is any political will on the part of government to free the airwaves from the ZBH monopoly and if so how this has been demonstrated.

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

*48.

 

HON. MUTSEYAMI: To ask the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity to      explain the scientific formulae that is used in determining broadcasting licensing fees and why do we study the licensing regime elsewhere in the region.
*49. HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity to     explain why ZBC always reports negatively about the Prime Minister, a case in point being on 1 December where the Hon. Prime Minister delivered a good speech in the House which was welcomed by all legislators including ZANU PF, but when it came to ZBC, the Prime Minister was castigated for his speech.

 

 

*50.

 

HON. S. L. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of State for State Security in the

President‟s Office to inform the House:

i)                whether it is government policy for members of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) to join political parties and hold provincial party positions whilst still in active service of the state; and

ii)              whether the Minister is aware that the Deputy Director, Elias Kanengoni -Special Projects in the CIO, holds a provincial party position in ZANU PF Mashonaland Province and if so, what action the Ministry is going to take in order to make sure that the civil service remains apolitical and professional.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday 18th November]

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

i)       why there is still no activity at Mupotedzi Irrigation Project which was

established in 2004 even long after the Minister gave an assurance to this House that the required transformer would be installed as per request;   ii)             whether staff deployed to work on the project are on government payroll as they have been idle for the past four months;   iii)            whether it is government policy that no other partner can take over and

fund the completion of the government initiated project and to state why Government has not approached such bodies like the EU to support this important project; and  iv)          whether the producer price of 6 cents per kilogramme of tea which

being offered to tea growers from Zindi and surrounding areas by Eastern Highlands tea estates is a fair price on the market and if not, whether the outgrowers could be assisted to get value for money for their produce.

 

*52. HON. VARANDENI: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and

Irrigation Development to explain:

  1. why AICO Africa took ¼ of the farmers shares after the

privatisation of COTTCO;

  1. why the Minister cannot give new farmers virgin land than to take

fields of good farmers that reduces yield on crops; iii) why farmers that were give land to grow cane are taking off sugar-             cane and growing maize; and

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

 

 
*53.

 

HON. BEREMAURO: To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlements to inform the House why the Ministry issued an offer letter for Rydings School of Karoi in favour of Gerald Mlotshwa when the District Land Committee, Provincial Land Committee and the late Vice president Msika had recommended that the offer letter be issued to Rydings School Parent Association.
*54. HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment if he is aware that young people are being trained country wide especially in Chinhoyi at Chemagamba Police Station and to explain the kind of training those youths are being subjected to.

*55.     HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs to inform the House:

  1. i) the current number of prisoners held by the Zimbabwe Prisons

Services; ii)       prisoners waiting trial; iii)       prisoners awaiting sentence; iv) prisoners serving sentence; and

  1. v) undergoing civil imprisonment.

 

*56.      HON. KAGURABADZA: To ask the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs to inform the House:

  1. i) what is being done to de-congest the prisons; ii) what is the average death rate in Zimbabwe's prisons per month; and iii)    what is the most prominent cause of death.

 

 

*57.     HON. GARADHI: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain why load shedding is getting worse in Chinhoyi with some sections of the town going for more than 5 days without electricity

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2010

 

        ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.     HON. CHIKAVA            HON. MUDAU

 

That this House-

 

Takes note of the Report of the Delegation to Reproduction Health Commodity

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

 

 

2.      HON. BHASIKITI  HON. ZIYAMBI

 

That this House-

 

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

 

 

3.      HON DR PARIRENYATWA      HON MUNENGAMI

 

That this House-

 

Takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare on Drugs and Medicines (S.C.3, 2009).

 

 

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

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

                    Question proposed: That this House-

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

         FURTHER noting the late disbursement of inputs.

 

                  NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls for:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on the Special Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General for the

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

 

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 2nd

February 2010 The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Khupe)

 

Question proposed:  That a respectful Address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows-

 

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

 

 

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

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 58 minutes]

 

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

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the report of the Observer Mission to Botswana on the SADC Parliamentary Forum Interim Statement regarding the Botswana General Elections held on 16th October 2009- Hon Mungofa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the importance of an accurate voters roll

(Adjourned 1st December, 2009-The Minister of State in Vice President Mujuru’s Office) 

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

                  Question proposedThat this House-

 

NOTING that an accurate voters roll is central and key to a credible electoral process;

 

ALARMED by the chaotic state of the voters roll in Zimbabwe as evidenced by the presence of names of deceased persons, geriatrics over 100 years old, multiple entries and a multitude of general inaccuracies;

 

CONCERNED that little action has been taken to correct the situation despite several calls to do so from various quarters;

 

CONVINCED that an audit of the voters roll is urgent and necessary to ensure that future elections are credible;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls upon the inclusive government to immediately carry out a comprehensive audit of the voters roll to rid it of all inaccuracies and irregularities- Hon Matutu.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the National Hero, Senator Richard Chemist Hove (Adjourned 1st December, 2009-The Minister of State

in Vice President Mujuru’s Office).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: That this House expresses its sympathies on the untimely death of the National Hero, Senator Richard Chemist Hove on 22nd August 2009 and resolves that its condolences be conveyed to the family of the late Hon Senator- Hon Ziyambi.

 

 

        11.       COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

Thursday 11 February, 2010

 

NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

        1.         THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER HON. T. KHUPE

 

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

 

 

2.   HON. GONESE              HON. T. KHUMALO

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE RESOLVES THAT:

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

 

3.   HON. CHIRONGWE       HON. NYAMUPINGA

 

That this House expresses its sorrow on the death on Wednesday 5 August 2009 of the Vice President of Zimbabwe Hon Joseph Wilfred Msika;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

4.   HON. PARIRENYATWA        HON. CHEBUNDO

 

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

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

                                                      Monday, 8 February, 2010

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 413

 

MINES AND ENERGY: Hon. Chindori-Chininga (Chairperson), Hon. Dzingirayi, Hon. Katsande, Hon. Kay, Hon. Haritatos, Hon. Makamure, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Mare, Hon. Marima, Hon. Mudarikwa, Hon. Munengami, Hon. Mungofa, Hon.

Munjeyi, Hon. Musvaire, Hon. Muza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nemadziva, Hon. Shoko. Committee Clerk- Mr Manhivi

 

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 4

 

BUDGET, FINANCE AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION:  Hon. Hon. Zhanda

(Chairperson), Beremauro, Hon. Chinyadza, Hon. Cross, Hon M. Dube, Hon.

Kanzama, Hon. Khumalo Martin, Hon. Mashakada, Hon. Matshalaga, Hon. Muguti, Hon. Mukanduri, Hon. Ndava, Hon. Nyaude, Hon. Saruwaka, Hon. Sibanda, Committee Clerk – Mr. Ratsakatika.

 

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 311

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND NATIONAL HOUSING:  Hon. Mupukuta (Chairperson) Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Chirume, Hon. Chimbetete, Hon. Jiri, Hon. Kachepa, Hon. Mabhena, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Ndambakuwa, Hon. Ndebele G, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Shirichena, Hon. Sindi, Clerk – Mr Mazani.

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 1

 

Transport and Infrastructure Development:  Hon. Chebundo (Chairperson), Hon. Baloyi, Hon. Chanetsa, Hon. Dongo, Hon. Dzirutwe, Hon. Huruba, Hon.

Machacha, Hon. Madamombe, Hon. Mandebvu, Hon. Mhlanga,                                                                  Hon. Mushore, Hon. Ncube S, Hon. Nyakudanga, Hon. Raradza, Hon. Rutsvara, Clerk - Ms Macheza

 

 

Tuesday, 9 February, 2010

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 1

 

HEALTH AND CHILD WELFARE: Hon. Parirenyatwa D (Chairpeson), Hon.

Chebundo, Hon. Chikava, Hon. Dube M, Hon. Kachepa, Hon. Karenyi, Hon.

Makuyana, Hon. Maramba, Hon. Matshalaga, Hon. Mudavanhu, Hon. Masukume, Hon. Munengami, Hon. Ndebele G, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Shoko H- Clerk- Mr. Ndlovu.

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 2

 

STATE ENTERPRISES AND PARASTATALS MANAGEMENT: Hon. Mavima

(Chairperson), Hon. Chikwinya, Hon. Denga, Hon. Dube C, Hon. Kagurabadza, Hon. Hon. Makamure, Hon. Matibe, Hon. Mkhosi E, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Mushore, Hon.

Ndava, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Ziteya, Hon. Ziyambi. Committee Clerk- Ms Mukono

 

 

At 0800 hours in Committee Room 311

 

INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE: Hon. Mutomba (Chairperson), Hon. Chihota, Hon. Chinyadza, Hon. Dube C, Hon. Dube P, Hon. Hove, Hon. Kanzama, Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Matshalaga, Hon. Madzimure, Hon. Masukume, Hon. Mavima, Hon. Mharadza, Hon. Nyaude, Hon. Sansole, Hon. Sithole, Committee Clerk – Mr. Ratsakatika.

 

 

At 0900 hours in Committee Room No. 4

 

AGRICULTURE, WATER, LANDS AND RESETTLEMENT: Hon. Jiri (Chairperson),

Hon. Chinomona, Hon Denga, Hon. Dube P, Hon. Katsande, Hon. Madamombe, Hon. Mahoka, Hon. Makamure, Hon. Makuyana, Hon. Mkhosi E, Hon. Mlambo, Hon.

Mlilo, Hon. Raradza, Hon. Sai, Hon. Varandeni, Hon. ZhandaCommittee Clerk - Miss. Mudavanhu

 

 

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