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SENATE HANSARD 8 SEPTEMBER 2022 VOL 31 NO 68

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No. 68

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FOURTH SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER, 2022

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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

Charumbira F

Chauke F

Chengeta S

Chezha C

Chifamba J

Chigwajara C

Chikukwa L

Chimbudzi A

Chimutengwende C C C

Chinake V

Chirongoma J M

Chisorochengwe T

Denga P

Dube A

Gumpo S

Gweshe K

Hungwe J D

Hungwe S O

Kambizi E

Khumalo M

Khumalo M N

Komichi M

Mabika D

Makone T M

Maluleke O M

Mapungwana A

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

Matuke L

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mbasera A

Mbohwa M

Mkhwebu A

Mkwananzi Z N

Moeketsi V

Mohadi T

Moyo G

Moyo T

Mpofu B

Mpofu S

Mudzuri E

Munzverengwi A

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Muzenda V T

Mtshane L K

Mwonzora T D

Ndiweni V

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu D M

Ndlovu M

Nembire C

Nkomo N

Ntabeni M

Nyambuya M R

Nyathi R

Parirenyatwa D P

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

Sekeramayi S T

Shumba C

Siatabwa N

Tongogara A K

Tsomondo B

 

 

 

 

 

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

Hon. Chombo M, Hon Gumbo J, Maboyi R M, Hon. Machingura R, Hon. Mhlanga J, Hon. Mhona F, Hon, Moyo E, Hon. Ndlovu M, Hon. Ndlovu E, Hon. Dr. Nyoni S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

Hon. Chiwenga C.D.G.N, Hon. Chitando W, Hon. Garwe D, Hon. Dr. Eng. Kambamura P, Hon. Kazembe K, Hon. Marapira D, Hon. Dr. Masuka A, Hon. Mavima P, Hon. Modi R, Hon. Moyo J.G., Hon. Muchinguri Kashiri, O. C. Z, Hon. Prof. Murwira A, Hon. Mutsvangwa M, Hon. Dr. Ndlovu E, Hon. Dr. Nzenza S, Hon. Dr. Shava F. M,

 

  1. Questions without notice.

  1. Hon. Sen. Komichi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Dr. Mavetera, moved: That time for questions without notice be extended by fifteen minutes.

           Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Questions with notice.

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development: The

Senate adjourned at four minutes past four o`clock pm. until Tuesday, 27 September, 2022 at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

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

Deputy President of the Senate.

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TUESDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2022        

 

 

 ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS        

 

  1. 1. The Minister of Justice, Legal And Parliamentary Affairs

 

                                [Days elapsed: 15]

            That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for

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

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Manyau

                Hon. Sen. T. Moyo

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

              That this House –

              EXPRESSES its profound sorrow on the passing on of the late Member of the Senate

              representing Disabled Persons, Hon. Watson Khupe on Saturday, 16 July 2022;

              PLACES on record its appreciation for the services which the late Hon. Senator

              rendered to Parliament and the Nation at large;

RESOLVES that its profound sympathies be conveyed to the Khupe family, relatives and the entire Nation for the loss of the Hon. Senator.

  1. Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo

Hon. Sen. Chinake

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the 7th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation held from 1st to 3rd August, 2022 in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco.

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa

              Hon. Sen. Chief Ngungumbane

 

That this House takes note of the Fourth Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Benchmarking Visit to the Parliament of Rwanda on the 20th to 25th February 2022.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 51st Plenary of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 7th September, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mohadi)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 51st Plenary of the SADC Parliamentary Forum – Hon. Sen. Mohadi

          

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the United Nations

Office of Counter Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism (Adjourned 7th September, 2022- Hon. Sen. Parirenyatwa)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 2]

 

  Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Delegation to the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism held at Palazzo Montecitorio-Nuova Aula Dei Gruppi Parliamentari Rome, Italy from June 2022 – Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa

   

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need for government to provide adequate funds for the completion of dam projects (Adjourned 7th September, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mabika)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 14]

 

            Question proposed:  NOTING with admiration that dams are an essential

             component/driver for economic development;

 

APPLAUDING the Government for the momentum gained towards changing people’s economic status, through the provision of opportunities in farming and increased access to potable water by encouraging construction of water bodies

 

CONCERNED at the low pace in completion of national dams which have the potential to transform people’s livelihoods countrywide;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that some uncompleted dams may end up as white elephants thereby disadvantaging some communities in terms of economic empowerment;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government to provide adequate funds for the completion of all outstanding dam construction projects countrywide, among them Mirror Dam in Chipinge. - Hon. Sen. Mabika

  1. 8. Adjourned debate on the motion on vulnerable children living in the streets (Adjourned 7th September, 2022- Sen. S. Mpofu)

[Days elapsed: 17]

            Question proposed: That:

    

 RECOGNISING Government’s mantra of leaving no one behind as envisaged in   vision 2030.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that institutional care and social protection programmes instituted by Government and Development Partners to promote livelihoods of vulnerable children who are living on the street.

CONCERNED at the ever-increasing numbers of such children in the Harare Central Business District (CBD) and other cities around the country, a situation which violates Children’s rights to essential services such as education, health, safety, shelter and protection in general, as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Children and the Constitution.

FURTHER CONCERNED that life in the streets exposes children to sexual exploitations, drug abuse, physical, emotional, and psychological abuses, which are detrimental to their general welfare and productive livelihood.

CALLS UPON this House to implore Government to

  1. ensure that, the Ministry of Public Service Labor and Social Welfare, assesses the root causes and addresses specific needs of such children so that they do not continue to live in the streets.
  2. sensitize communities on responsible parenting that embraces a receptive culture towards children living in the streets and ensure that they do not reconsider living in the street being provided better places to live – Hon. S. Mpofu.

       

  

THURSDAY, 29TH SEPTEMBER, 2022

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 *         QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to inform the

            House whether or not foreigners in business contribute to the National fiscus.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to inform the

            House, the plans being put in place to address the high pricing of commodities by

            business communities.

[Deferred 17th March 2022]

        

     

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