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SENATE HANSARD 25 JUNE 2013 VOL. 22 NO. 29

 

PARLIAMENT OF ZIMBABWE

Tuesday, 25th June, 2013

The Senate met at Half-past Two o’clock p.m.

PRAYERS

(MADAM PRESIDENT in the Chair)

ANNOUNCEMENT BY MADAM PRESIDENT

SWITCHING OFF OF CELLPHONES

MADAM PRESIDENT:  I would like to remind hon. senators to switch off their cellphones before business commences.

MOTION

REPORT OF THE DELEGATION TO THE 21ST SESSION OF THE

ACP-EU JOINT PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY

Second Order read: Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation of the 21st Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

Question again proposed.

+SENATOR MLOTSHWA:  Thank you Madam President for

granting me this opportunity to wind off the Motion on the Joint

Parliamentary Assembly which I moved and was seconded by Senator

Chitaka.  Senator Chitaka added a point on the tabling of reports of Parliamentary trips. We realise that on all trips, there will always be a secretary to the delegation of which it is his/her job to compile a report.

Hon. senators are not supposed to write the reports.

I do not know how it happens here at Parliament from the Presiding Officers and the Clerk of Parliament; we find that at times reports are written late.  I am just trying to highlight to the Senate so that even those who will come back to Parliament would know that it is not their responsibility to compile a report but the secretary to the delegation.  I therefore move for the adoption of the motion.

Motion put and agreed to.

MOTION

REPORT OF THE DELEGATION TO THE 22ND SESSION OF THE

ACP-EU JOINT PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY

Third Order read: Adjourned debate on Motion on the Report of the Delegation to the 22nd Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

Question again proposed.

SENATOR MLOTSHWA: Thank you Madam President. I wish

to thank all those who spoke in support of this Motion which was moved by myself and seconded by Senator Chitaka.  As a way of seeking for the motion to be adopted, I wish to share with hon. senators here that last week we were again at the ACP-EU.  There was debate on violence against women and the girl child.  We talked a lot about violence on women and elections, and I am one of those who talked on the topic and I made an appeal to all the men.  I am making the appeal again to all the men in the Senate today.  It happens that you trust us to prepare your food, you trust us even if we are locked in a dark room, you trust us to do everything for you and to bear your children.

However, when it comes to power and governance you never trust us.  So, I appeal to men that you should make sure that you trust us so that we have peaceful elections and you do not violate the women’s rights during these forthcoming elections.  Madam President, I would like to seek for adoption of this motion.  Thank you very much.

Motion put and agreed to.

On the motion of THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF PUBLIC

WORKS, the Senate adjourned at Eighteen Minutes to Three o’clock p.m.

 

 

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