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Senate Votes 11 May 2023 No 27

 

  

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No. 27

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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FIFTH SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

 

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THURSDAY, 11TH MAY, 2023

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Half past two o’clock p.m.

The Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.                                                          

 

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Baipai E.

Bungu W

Bwawanda R

Chauke F

Chengeta S.

Chezha C

Chifamba J.

Chigwajara C.

Chikukwa L

Chimbudzi A.

Chinake V

Chirongoma J M

Chisorochengwe T

Denga P

Dube A

Femai M

Gijima G

Gumpo S

Gweshe K

Hungwe S O

Kambizi E

Khumalo M

Khumalo M N

Komichi M

Mabika D

Maluleke O M

Manyau N

Mapungwana A.

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

Matuke L

Mavetera T.

Mavhunga M

Mbasera A

Mbowa M.

Mkhwebu A

Mkwananzi Z N

Moeketsi V

Mohadi T

Moyo G

Moyo T

Mpofu S

Munzverengwi A

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Muzenda V.T.

Mtshane L. K.

Mwonzora T D

Ndiweni M. N.

Ndiweni V.

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu D M

Nembire C

Nkomo N.

Ntabeni L.

Nyambuya M.R.

Nyathi R

Parirenyatwa D P

Pasipamire P.

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

Shumba C

Tongogara A

Tsomondo B

Zhou I

 

 

 

 

 

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

Hon. Chombo M, Hon. Kazembe K, Hon. Maboyi R, Hon. Moyo E, Hon. Paradza K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

           Hon. Chiwenga C D G N., Hon. Chitando W., Hon. Coventry K., Hon. Kambamura P., Hon. Garwe D., Hon. Masuka J A., Hon. Mavhungu-Maboyi R., Hon. Mavima P., Hon. Moyo J., Hon. Muchinguri O C Z., Hon. Murwira A., Hon. Ndlovu E., Hon. Nzenza S., Hon. Soda Z

 

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Sen. Tongogara, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chinake, moved: That time for questions without notice be extended by fifteen minutes.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Sen. O. Hungwe, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara, moved: That Notices of Motions Nos. 1 and 2, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 7 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on sustainable health care system in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 10th May 2023- Sen. Tongogara)

                                                                                                [Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question again proposed: That this House;

 

MINDFUL that creating a sustainable health care system is essential in Zimbabwe.

 

NOTING that the Government of Zimbabwe has emphatically declared its desire and aspiration to achieve universal health coverage.

 

CONCERNED that health services are not accessible by many people, particularly in the rural areas, due to inadequate funds that are allocated to the health sector.

 

COGNISANT that Zimbabwe made a commitment to honour the Abuja Declaration of allocating 15% of the national budget to public health.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls upon the Government: 

  1. Through the Ministry of Finance to honor the Abuja Declaration;
  2. To focus more on preventive public health intervention; and
  3. To disburse funds allocated to Ministries, Departments and Agencies, in particular the Ministry of Health and Child Care, expeditiously - Sen. Tongogara

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Tongogara, seconded by Hon. Sen. N. Nkomo:  Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 16th May, 2023.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the sustainable management of waste (Adjourned 10th May 2023- Sen. S. Mpofu)

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 11]

 

Question again proposed: That this House,

 

MINDFUL that every person has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being;

FURTHER MINDFUL that every person has a Constitutional right to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent ecological degradation and pollution;

DISTURBED by the filthy garbage that has become an eye sore in all our towns and cities countrywide as a result of rampant and unabated littering which seems to have become a way of life;

CONCERNED that the littering of our urban centres has been further exacerbated by industrial waste pollution which is surely a time bomb that will explode anytime if this is not expeditiously brought under firm control;

Now, therefore, calls upon the Government to

  1. Come up with secure ecologically sustainable developmental progammes;
  2. Rigorously promote conservation;
  3. Introduce stiff penalties for all those willy-nilly littering and polluting our environment; and
  4. Secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while at the same time promoting economic and social development- Hon S. Mpofu.

 On the motion of Hon. Sen. O. Hungwe, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu:  Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 16th May, 2023.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on measures to combat human trafficking (Adjourned 10th May 2023- Sen. Muzenda)

                                                                                             [Days elapsed: 11]

 

 

            Question again proposed: That this House,

 

APPRECIATING; the noble efforts by Government to combat human trafficking through the following measures, among others: -

 

  1. Being a State Party to the UN Convention against Transitional Organized Crime –Convention for the Suppression of Trafficking in persons and of the Exploitation of the prostitution of others.
  2. Signing the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and punish Trafficking in Persons
  3. enactment of Trafficking in Persons Act

 

NOTING WITH CONCERN HOWEVER; the increasing incidents and cases of trafficking in persons, particularly women and children, who are easily lured for prostitution and forced labour under false promises of lucrative economic opportunities and study opportunities.

 

 NOW THEREFORE, Calls upon Government to:

 

  1. Step up efforts to identify and protect Victims of trafficking and to provide them with requisite psycho-social and economic support services;
  2. Rigorously raise awareness on the evil and dangerous scourge of human trafficking;
  3. Ensure the availability of State Shelters for Victims of Human Trafficking in all the ten Provinces of the Country; and
  4. Step up efforts to investigate, prosecute and severely punish perpetrators of this heinous crime- Hon Sen. A. Dube.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. O. Hungwe, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chief Nhema: Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 16th May, 2023.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 145TH Assembly of the Inter

Parliamentary Union and Related Meetings held in Kigali, Rwanda (Adjourned 10th May 2023- Hon. Sen. O. Hungwe)

 

    [Days elapsed: 13]                                                                                                        

 

Question again proposed: That this House;

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the 145TH Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Related Meetings held from 11 to 15 October 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda – Hon. Sen. Muzenda.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. O. Hungwe, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara:  Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 16th May, 2023.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for the 7 May, 2022 by- elections (Adjourned 10th May 2023- Sen. Muzenda)

 

                                                                                [Days elapsed: 10]

 

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for the 7 May 2022 by- elections, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 241 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe as read with section 13(1) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13]-The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. O. Hungwe, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chirongoma:  Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 16th May, 2023.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. O. Hungwe, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara: The Senate adjourned at fourteen minutes past four o’clock pm until Tuesday, 16th May, 2023 at a half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

                                                           

 

HON. SEN. GEN. (RTD) M. R. NYAMBUYA,

                                    Deputy President of the Senate.

 

 

TUESDAY, 16TH MAY, 2023

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

                 

      

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for the 7 May, 2022 by- elections (Adjourned 10th May 2023- Sen. O. Hungwe)                                                       

 

                                                                                [Days elapsed: 11]

 

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for the 7 May 2022 by- elections, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 241 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe as read with section 13(1) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13]-The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. Sen. Mohadi

Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali

 

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

 

That this House takes note of the Report of Delegation to the 52nd Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC- Parliamentary Forum held in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 3 to 11 December 2022.

 

 

  1. Sen. Komichi                                                                                                                                Hon. Sen. Dr. Mavetera

[Days elapsed: 2]

                                    

That this House;

 

COGNISANT of the weaknesses of the current governance system, in particular the Electoral System, which is endemic in Africa and fervently practised in Zimbabwe.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Electoral System is quintessentially Eurocentric as it is modelled upon exogenous practices as opposed to traditional African governance systems which prevailed during precolonial epoch and were anchored on humanism, solidarism, or pluralism, and had deep social cohesion.

 

CONCERNED that the alien system is problematic when applied to Africa as it spawns dissensions and tears down the moral and social fabric of political solidarity in societies.

 

MINDFUL that since 1980 Zimbabwe’s economic growth has been on a downward trajectory with significant political and economic developments when there was the 1987 Unity Accord and the Government of National Unity (GNU) during the period 2009-2013.

 

DESIROUS to see a prosperous Zimbabwe, which rises above the divisive and conflictual Western Electoral Systems which created a dualized political landscape;

 

NOW THEREFORE, 

 

  1. Calls upon the three arms of Government to recommend a Government of National Unity before the 2023 election;
  2. Calls upon Parliament to introduce far reaching reforms in our governance system as a matter of urgency so that political and economic injustices are addressed.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on sustainable health care system in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 11th May 2023- Sen. Tongogara)

                                                                                                [Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House;

 

MINDFUL that creating a sustainable health care system is essential in Zimbabwe.

 

NOTING that the Government of Zimbabwe has emphatically declared its desire and aspiration to achieve universal health coverage.

 

CONCERNED that health services are not accessible by many people, particularly in the rural areas, due to inadequate funds that are allocated to the health sector.

 

COGNISANT that Zimbabwe made a commitment to honour the Abuja Declaration of allocating 15% of the national budget to public health.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls upon the Government: 

  1. Through the Ministry of Finance to honor the Abuja Declaration;
  2. b) To focus more on preventive public health intervention; and
  3. c) To disburse funds allocated to Ministries, Departments and Agencies, in particular

       the Ministry of Health and Child Care, expeditiously - Hon. Sen. Tongogara.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the sustainable management of waste (Adjourned 11th May 2023- Sen. O. Hungwe)

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 12]

 

Question proposed: That this House,

 

MINDFUL that every person has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being;

FURTHER MINDFUL that every person has a Constitutional right to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent ecological degradation and pollution;

DISTURBED by the filthy garbage that has become an eye sore in all our towns and cities countrywide as a result of rampant and unabated littering which seems to have become a way of life;

CONCERNED that the littering of our urban centres has been further exacerbated by industrial waste pollution which is surely a time bomb that will explode anytime if this is not expeditiously brought under firm control;

Now, therefore, calls upon the Government to

  1. Come up with secure ecologically sustainable developmental progammes;
  2. Rigorously promote conservation;
  3. Introduce stiff penalties for all those willy-nilly littering and polluting our environment; and
  4. Secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while at the same time promoting economic and social development- Hon S. Mpofu.
  5. Adjourned debate on motion on measures to combat human trafficking (Adjourned 11th May 2023- Sen. O. Hungwe)

                                                                                             [Days elapsed: 12]

 

 

            Question proposed: That this House,

 

APPRECIATING; the noble efforts by Government to combat human trafficking through the following measures, among others: -

 

  1. Being a State Party to the UN Convention against Transitional Organized Crime –Convention for the Suppression of Trafficking in persons and of the Exploitation of the prostitution of others;
  2. Signing the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and punish Trafficking in Persons;
  3. enactment of Trafficking in Persons Act;

 

NOTING WITH CONCERN HOWEVER; the increasing incidents and cases of trafficking in persons, particularly women and children, who are easily lured for prostitution and forced labour under false promises of lucrative economic opportunities and study opportunities.

 

 NOW THEREFORE, Calls upon Government to:

 

  1. Step up efforts to identify and protect Victims of trafficking and to provide them with requisite psycho-social and economic support services;
  2. Rigorously raise awareness on the evil and dangerous scourge of human trafficking;
  3. Ensure the availability of State Shelters for Victims of Human Trafficking in all the ten Provinces of the Country; and
  4. Step up efforts to investigate, prosecute and severely punish perpetrators of this heinous crime- Hon Sen. A. Dube.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 145TH Assembly of the Inter

Parliamentary Union and Related Meetings held in Kigali, Rwanda (Adjourned 11th May 2023- Hon. Sen. O. Hungwe)

 

    [Days elapsed: 14]                                                                                                        

 

Question proposed: That this House;

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the 145TH Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Related Meetings held from 11 to 15 October 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda – Hon. Sen. Muzenda.

 

 

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THURSDAY, 18TH MAY, 2023

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

*QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

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