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SENATE VOTES 1 APRIL 2009 NO 18

ADVANCE COPY - UNCORRECTED

 

 

 

No. 18

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 1ST APRIL 2009

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The President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Half past two o’clock p.m.

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

   
               Chando               M.

Charumbira Chief

F. Z.

Chibagu               G,

Chidarikire F. E.

Chiduku Chief R.  M.

Chigwedere A. S.

Chimbudzi A. Chimombe           Chief

G.M.

Chisunga Chief D.

Chitaka                 P.

Chitanga         Chief

F.C.

Chitsa E.

Coltart D.

Dandawa Chief T. M.

Dube J.

Dube K.

Gampu Chief IV,

A.S.

Gaule B.

Gava C.

Hlalo M.M.

Hove R.C.  Hungwe J.D.

Jacob                    E.

Kabayanjiri O.

Katyamaenza      V.

Khumalo D.

Komichi M.

Mabhiza              G.

Mabika Chief J.T.

Made J. M.  Makamure E. K.  Makhula R. R.  Makore J.  Makunde T.

Makuyana C.

Maluleke     T.         H.

Mandaba M. I. N.

Marumahoko           R.

Masaba                     J.

Mtshane             Chief

L.K.

Muchenje                 V.

Muchihwa R.

Mudzingwa T.

Mushohwe C. C.

Mutsvangwa M.

  Muzerengwa T. S.

Ncube S.

Ncube W.

Ndlovu J.

Nebiri Chief W.

Ngungumbane

Chief Z.N.M

Ntabeni Chief M.

Nyamukoho Chief  S.K. Rimbi J. M.

Rugara K.

Shana Chief N.Z.J.,             Sibanda                A.            Sinampande H.M.

 

Tapela L.A.

Zvidzai S.

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                                                Printed by the Order of the Senate 

 

Absent with leave Bidi Chief J.

Femai M.

Mumvuri D.D.E.

Ndlovu N. K

  1. Member sworn-

Aguy Clement Georgios Esquire

Johanes Tomana Esquire

 

  1. The President of the Senate informed the Senate that the Owmen’s Caucus meeting scheduled for 2nd April 2009 and the Empowerment Workshop that had been scheduled 3-6th April 2009 have been postponed to later dates to be advised.

 

  1. The Minister of Finance, with leave, moved: That the provisions of Standing Order No. 98 regarding stages of bills, be suspended in respect of the Appropriation (2008) (Additional) 2009 Bill, [H.B. 1, 2009].

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Senator S. Ncube, seconded by Hon. Senator Makore moved:

That this House calls upon  Government to intervene in the operations of Pension funds in order to alleviate the plight of pensioners after retirement.

 

On the motion of the Governor for Manicaland:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

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

31st March 2009 – The Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office)

 

[Time elapsed: 6 hours 14 minutes]

 

Question again 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- The Minister of Defence

 

On the motion of the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management moved: That Order of the Day No. 3, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No.4 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Bill received from the House of Assembly

Date Received

 

Appropriation (2008) (Additional) (H.B.1, 2009) ……………..1st April 2009

Second Reading – forthwith.

 

  1. SECOND READING: Appropriation (2008) (Additional) (H.B.1, 2009)The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management on behalf of the Minister of Finance

 

Bill read a second time. Third reading, forthwith. Bill read a third time.

 

  1. Bill returned to the House of Assembly-

Date Returned

Appropriation (2008) (Additional) Bill (H.B.1, 2009)…………1st April 2009

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Zimbabweans living in the diaspora (Adjourned 31st March 2009 - The Minister of State for National Security in

the President’s Office)

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question again proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED WITH the absence of a concrete programme of action and government policy to strategically harness the expertise of Zimbabweans living in the diaspora.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the apparent lack of a holistic and systematic campaign to compile a register of all Zimbabweans living in the diaspora.

 

NOTING that Zimbabweans living in the diaspora are capable of positively contributing to the socio-economic as well as political reconstruction of Zimbabwe by the all inclusive government.

 

TAKES this opportunity to call upon all Zimbabweans living in the diaspora to liase with the various diplomatic missions of Zimbabwe in the countries where they are presently residing to enable a register of diasporans to be complied.

 

FURTHER taking this opportunity to express its appreciation for the role that Zimbabweans living in the diaspora have played and continue to play by remitting money and other resources to their families and relatives in Zimbabwe.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES;

 

That this House calls upon the all-inclusive Government to formulate a concrete and strategic policy aimed at tapping and harnessing the expertise and resources of Zimbabweans living in the diaspora as part of the all-inclusive Government’s efforts to resuscitate the country’s economy – Hon. Senator Gutu.

 

On the motion of the Governor for Mashonaland West:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of the Governor for Mashonaland West: The Senate adjourned at eighteen minutes past four o’clock p.m, until Tuesday 12th May 2009 at a half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

  1. Madzongwe

President of the Senate

 

TUESDAY 12th MAY 2009

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

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

April 2009 – The Governor for Manicaland)

 

[Time elapsed: 6 hours 14 minutes]

 

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- The Minister of Defence

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Zimbabweans living in the diaspora

(Adjourned 1st April 2009 – The Governor for Mashonaland West)

 

[Day elapsed: 3]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED WITH the absence of a concrete programme of action and government policy to strategically harness the expertise of Zimbabweans living in the diaspora.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the apparent lack of a holistic and systematic campaign to compile a register of all Zimbabweans living in the diaspora.

 

NOTING that Zimbabweans living in the diaspora are capable of positively contributing to the socio-economic as well as political reconstruction of Zimbabwe by the all inclusive government.

 

TAKES this opportunity to call upon all Zimbabweans living in the diaspora to liase with the various diplomatic missions of Zimbabwe in the countries where they are presently residing to enable a register of diasporans to be complied.

 

FURTHER taking this opportunity to express its appreciation for the role that Zimbabweans living in the diaspora have played and continue to play by remitting money and other resources to their families and relatives in Zimbabwe.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES;

 

That this House calls upon the all-inclusive Government to formulate a concrete and strategic policy aimed at tapping and harnessing the expertise and resources of Zimbabweans living in the diaspora as part of the all-inclusive Government’s efforts to resuscitate the country’s economy – Hon. Senator Gutu.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the operations of Pension Funds in the clothing industry (Adjourned 1st April 2009 –The Governor for Manicaland)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]       Question proposed:  

That this House calls upon  Government to intervene in the operations of Pension funds in order to alleviate the plight of pensioners after retirement- Hon. Senator S.Ncube

 

 

 

 

 

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