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SENATE VOTES 1 FEBRUARY 2023 NO 13
VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE
FIFTH SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT
WEDNESDAY, 1ST FEBRUARY, 2023
Half past two o’clock p.m.
The Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.
Chirongoma J M
Hungwe S. O
Khumalo M. N.
Makone T. M.
Malinga J. T.
Maluleke O M
Mkwananzi Z N
Mtshane L K
Ndiweni M. N.
Nyambuya M. R.
Parirenyatwa D. P.
Sekeremayi S. T.
In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution
Hon. Z. Ziyambi
Printed by Order of the Senate
Absent with leave
- The Deputy President the Senate informed the Senate that Hon. Sen. Marylin Ndiweni had been appointed to serve on the Thematic Committees on Gender and Development and that of Peace and Security.
- The Deputy President the Senate also informed the Senate that the 2023 calendars and diaries were ready for collection from the Public Relations Office No.1, at Pax House, North Wing.
- Second Reading: Private Voluntary Organisations Amendment Bill (H.B. 10A, 2021)- The Minister for Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (for The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.)
Bill read a second time. Committee, with leave, forthwith.
(House in Committee)
Clauses 1 to 35, put and agreed to.
Bill to be reported without amendments
Bill reported without amendments
Third reading, with leave, forthwith.
Bill read a third time.
- On the motion of Hon. Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The Senate adjourned at ten minutes past four o’clock pm.
HON. SEN. GEN. (RTD) M. R. NYAMBUYA,
Deputy President of the Senate.
THURSDAY, 2ND FEBUARY, 2023
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS
*QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS
- Sen. S. Mpofu
Hon. Sen. A. Dube
[Day elapsed: 1]
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
- come up with secure ecologically sustainable developmental progammes;
- rigorously promote conservation;
- introduce stiff penalties for all those willy-nilly littering and polluting our environment; and
- secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while at the same time promoting economic and social development.
- Sen. Muzenda
Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane
[Day elapsed: 1]
That this House takes note of the Report of the 145TH Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Related Meetings.
- Sen. A. Dube
Hon. Sen. S. Mpofu
That this House,
APPRECIATING; the noble efforts by Government to combat Human Trafficking through the following measures, among others: -
- 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.
- Signing the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and punish Trafficking in Persons
- 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
- Step up efforts to identify and protect Victims of trafficking and to provide them with
requisite psycho-social and economic support services;
- rigorously raise awareness on the evil and dangerous scourge of human trafficking;
- ensure the availability of State Shelters for Victims of Human Trafficking in all the ten Provinces of the Country; and
- Step up efforts to investigate, prosecute and severely punish perpetrators of this heinous crime.
- Hon. Sen. Mohadi
Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali
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.
- Hon Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
THAT WHEREAS subsections (5) and (6) of section 280 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Chapter 9:23] provide that if the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs wishes to give effect to a Statutory Instrument to replace the First Schedule (“Standard Scale of Fines”) to that Act (by reason of a change in the purchasing-power of money or for any other reason), he must lay the draft statutory instrument before Parliament, and that the statutory instrument shall not come into force unless approved by resolution of Parliament;
AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has, in terms of subsection (5) of the said section 280, made the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) (Standard Scale of Fines) Notice, 2023, on the 18th of January, 2023;
AND WHEREAS the said statutory instrument was, in accordance with subsection (5) of the said section 280, laid before Parliament on the 18th of January, 2023:
NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves that the said statutory instrument be and is hereby approved.
- Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
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 [2:13]
- Adjourned debate on motion on challenges affecting early child learning (Adjourned 31st January 2023- Sen. Mabika)
[Days elapsed: 7]
Question proposed: That this House;
ACKNOWLEDGING, that education is a right for every citizen and permanent resident in Zimbabwe
COGNISANT that the state, through reasonable legislative and other measures, must ensure that education is progressively available and accessible even to Adults as constitutionally obligated.
FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING, the importance of Early Child Development (ECD) in laying the foundation for Children through education.
CONCERNED, that Early Child Development (ECD) is confronted with a myriad of challenges such as inadequate funding, shortage of classrooms, Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment teachers and reading materials, among other things;
This House calls upon:
- The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to prioritize the construction of school infrastructure and recruitment of teachers for Early Child Development (ECD); and
- the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to provide adequate
financial resources for Early Child Development programs - Hon. Sen. Mabika
- Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 31st January 2023- Sen. S. S. Mpofu)
[Days elapsed: 11]
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. Sen. S. S. Mpofu