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SENATE VOTES 10 APRIL 2007 NO 31

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED

No. 31

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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SECOND SESSION – SIXTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 10TH APRIL 2007

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Half-past two o’clock p.m

President of the Senate in the Chair

PRAYERS

Members Present

 

Bayayi F. 

Chiduku R. M.

Cimbudzi A. 

Chimene M. M. 

Chindanya J. J.

Dete A. A. 

Dube G. Gambiza Chief  Gava C.

Goto R.

Gumbura L. C. 

Haritotas P.

Jacob E. 

Kabayanjiri O.

Khumalo D.

Maduna Chief  Magadu R. F. E. 

Majuru S.

Makono E.  Malaba Chief  Malinga J. T. 

Mapfumo T. J. 

Marange C. H. H. 

Matanga T. Z.

Mavhaire D. C.

Mbambo L.

Mohadi T. B. 

Mombeshora D. T.

Moyo E. N. 

Moyo J. 

Mtshane Chief 

Muchengeti C. V. 

Muchenje V.

Muchicho V. N. M. 

Mukusha S. 

Mumvuri D. D. E. 

Munotengwa L. Musarurea Chief  Muzenda T. V. 

Ndlovu N. 

Ndlovu R.

Ndlovu T.

Negomo Chief  Nemakonde Chief  Nyoni G. 

Patel L. 

Richard H. 

Rungani A.                             

 

Sai S. 

 Sakupwanya S. U.              

Tawengwa C.   Thembani S. Z.  

                

            

            

            

 

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                Printed by the Order of the Senate 

Absent With Leave

                                            Sinampande

                                            Zvinavashe

 

  1. Papers laid Upon the Table -

                                         Minister of Water Resources and Infrastructural Development 

Annual Report and Accounts for Zambezi River Authority for the Year Ended 31 December 2005 [by Chapter 22:03]

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Nineteenth State of the Nation Address

   (Adjourned 6th March 2007 – The Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and                        Empowerment)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 22 minutes]

 

Question again proposed: That this House  Conveys its profound gratitude to His

Excellency, the President for his nineteenth State of the nation Address to Parliament:

                                            Expresses its commitment to and support for the views contained in his address:

and that a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the President informing him of the sentiments of the House Hon. Senator. Majuru.

 

On the motion of Hon. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator Chimene: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on review of the social safety net for the elderly in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 8th March 2007- The Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

 

[Day elapsed:1]

 

Question again proposed: That this House-

CONCERNED by the burden placed on the elderly caring for orphans especially due to HIV & AIDS;

NOTING the increasing cost of living, which is affecting access to basic needs;

NOW THIS HOUSE calls upon government to seriously review the social safety nets for the elderly in Zimbabwe – Hon. Senator Goto.

 

On the motion of Hon. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Report of the Twelfth Session of the African

Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly

(JPA) held in Bridgetown, Barbados from 18 – 23 November, 2006 (Adjourned 8th March 2007 – The Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

[Day elapsed:1]

Question again proposed: That this House-

 

Takes note of the Report of the Twelfth Session of the African Caribbean and Pacific

(ACP) – European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) held in

Bridgetown, Barbados from 18 – 23 November, 2006 – Hon. Senator Muchengeti

 

On the motion of Hon. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator R. Ndlovu: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands,

Agriculture, Land Reform, Resettlement, Rural Resources and Water Development (S.C. 23, 2006) (Adjourned 7th November 2006- The Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the

Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Land Reform, Resettlement, Rural Resources and Water Development on the state of preparedness by the agricultural sector for the 2006/7 summer crop (S.C 23, 2006)- Hon. Senator Zvinavashe.

 

On the motion of Hon. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator Chimene: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the water problems in Bulawayo (Adjourned 1st March 2007 – Senator Mapfumo).

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

                                            Question again proposed: That this House-

                                            NOTING that Bulawayo is facing acute and perennial water problems;

            CONCERNED that the water crisis that Bulawayo experienced in 2005 is looming              and imminent in 2006;

                                            NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS UPON the government to –

  1. construct a pipeline from Mtshabezi Dam to Umzingwane Dam; and
  2. provide other immediate short-term, medium-term and long-term

                                                       solutions to solve Bulawayo’s water crisis – Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Special Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (Adjourned 1st March 2007 – Senator Mapfumo).

[Day elapsed: 3]

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Special Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on Financial Management in the Public Sector (S.C. 34, 2006) – Hon. Senator Nyoni.

On the motion of Hon. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator Muzenda: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines, Energy, Environment and Tourism (Adjourned 6th March 2007 – Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

[Day elapsed 3]

 

Question again proposed:

That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines,

Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (S.C.40, 2006)

– Hon. Senator Dube

On the motion of Hon. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator Dete: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the poor administration of pensions for state (Adjourned 6th March, 2006 –Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and

                                                Empowerment).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question again proposed: That this House –

NOTING the poor administration of pensions for state pensioners,

CONCERNED that the pensions are not consistently reviewed to take into account  the ever-increasing cost of living and spiralling inflation;

FURTHER CONCERNED that some pensioners are now living in abject poverty as destitutes, with some of their children living on the streets;

NOW THEREFORE calls upon government:

  1. to decentralise the administration of pensions to provinces so that

                                            pensioners do not have to travel long distances to make inquiries; and

  1. to review pensions periodically in line with cost of living adjustments – Senator J. Moyo

 

On the motion of Hon. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator Kabayanjiri: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the serious decline of the Zimbabwean Economy.

(Adjourned 6th March 2007 – Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

[Day elapsed 3]

Question again proposed: That this House-

 

NOTING that the Zimbabwean Economy is in serious decline,

 

CONCERNED with the unprecedented runaway inflation, high unemployment levels and dehumanizing poverty levels among the majority of Zimbabweans;

 

NOW THEREFORE, urges the government to proceed with speed to implement short-term, medium term and long-term solutions to resolve the current economic challenges Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu

 

On the motion of Hon. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator Dube: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to the 49th

Session of the Executive Committee and the 29th Conference of the African Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 6th March 2007 – Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

[Day elapsed 3] Question again proposed:

That this House takes note of the Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to the 49th

Session of the Executive Committee and the 29th Conference of the African

Parliamentary Union held in Bujumbura, Burundi from the 24th to the 28th November

2006 – Hon. Senator Mapfumo

Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

  1. On the motion of Hon. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu, the Senate adjourned at three o’clock p.m.

  1. Madzongwe

                                                                                                                                                                     President of the Senate

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WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL 2007

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

     

  1. HON. SENATOR TAWENGWA

                                         HON. SENATOR MUNOTENGWA

                                         That this House-

         Takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on ZINWA’s take over of water and sewerage services in the city of Harare and the proposed take over of these services in cities and towns in the rest of the country (S.C. 3, 2007).

  1. HON. SENATOR CHIEF MUSARURWA HON. SENATOR MAJURU

         Takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the Operations Of The Local Government Board (S.C. 2, 2007).

  1. HON. SENATOR CHIMBUDZI        HON. SENATOR CHIMENE

                                         That this House –

CONCERNED with the recent incidents of political violence in different parts of the country;

APPALLED at the wanton destruction of property and the use of children as shields, a tactic that has resulted in injuries to our Police Officers by the Opposition Parties;

         NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon this House to condemn in the strongest of terms such barbaric acts and urges government to bring to book all the culprits involved.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Nineteenth State of the Nation Address (Adjourned 10th April 2007 – Senator Patel).

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 22 minutes]

 

Question proposed: That this House Conveys its profound gratitude to His

Excellency, the President for his nineteenth State of the nation Address to Parliament:

         Expresses its commitment to and support for the views contained in his address:

   and that a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the President informing          him of the sentiments of the House Hon. Senator. Majuru.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on review of the social safety net for the elderly in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 10th April 2007 – H Senator Patel).

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House-

CONCERNED by the burden placed on the elderly caring for orphans especially due to HIV & AIDS;

NOTING the increasing cost of living, which is affecting access to basic needs;

NOW THIS HOUSE calls upon government to seriously review the social safety nets for the elderly in Zimbabwe – Hon. Senator Goto.

[Day elapsed:1]

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Report of the Twelfth Session of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly. (Adjourned 10th April 2007 – Hon. Senator Patel).  

[Day elapsed:1]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

Takes note of the Report of the Twelfth Session of the African Caribbean and Pacific

(ACP) – European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) held in

Bridgetown, Barbados from 18 – 23 November, 2006 – Hon. Senator Muchengeti

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Land Reform, Resettlement, Rural Resources and Water Development (S.C. 23, 2006) (Adjourned 10th April 2007 – Senator Patel).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio

Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Land Reform, Resettlement, Rural Resources and Water Development on the state of preparedness by the agricultural sector for the 2006/7 summer crop (S.C 23, 2006)- Hon. Senator Zvinavashe.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Special Report of the Committee on Public Accounts ((Adjourned 10th April 2007 – H Senator Patel).

[Day elapsed: 3]

  Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Special Report of the       Committee on Public Accounts on Financial Management in the Public Sector (S.C.        34, 2006) – Hon. Senator Nyoni.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines, Energy, Environment and Tourism (Adjourned 10th April 2007 – Senator   

        Patel).

[Day elapsed 3]

 

Question proposed:

That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines,

Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (S.C.40, 2006)

– Hon. Senator Dube

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the poor administration of pensions for state (Adjourned 10th April 2007 – Hon. Senator Patel).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: That this House –

NOTING the poor administration of pensions for state pensioners,

CONCERNED that the pensions are not consistently reviewed to take into account  the ever-increasing cost of living and spiralling inflation;

FURTHER CONCERNED that some pensioners are now living in abject poverty as destitutes, with some of their children living on the streets;

NOW THEREFORE calls upon government:

  1. to decentralise the administration of pensions to provinces so that

                                            pensioners do not have to travel long distances to make inquiries; and

  1. to review pensions periodically in line with cost of living adjustments – Senator J. Moyo

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the serious decline of the Zimbabwean Economy. ((Adjourned 10th April 2007 – Senator Patel).

[Day elapsed 3]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

NOTING that the Zimbabwean Economy is in serious decline,

 

CONCERNED with the unprecedented runaway inflation, high unemployment levels and dehumanizing poverty levels among the majority of Zimbabweans;

 

NOW THEREFORE, urges the government to proceed with speed to implement short-term, medium term and long-term solutions to resolve the current economic challenges Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu

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THURSDAY 12TH APRIL 2007

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

*1.       HON. SENATOR T. NDLOVU: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to              explain how people living with HIV/AIDS can individually and collectively access              therapeutic treatment assistance through NAC and explain whether this assistance is              sufficient to cover hospital administrative costs as well as that of anti-retroviral drugs.

[Deferred from Thursday7th December 2006]

*2.       HON. SENATOR BAYAYI: To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare to state the criteria used in allocating areas of operation for NGOs, such as World Vision and Plan International, to assist the elderly people with food, clothes and blankets and the areas that are covered and those that are not covered by the NGOs in the Pumula-Luveve Constituency.

[Deferred from Thursday7th December 2006]

 

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NOTICES OF MEETINGS

  

THURSDAY 12th APRIL 2007

Committee Room Number 1 at 1000 hrs

JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: Hon Chipanga (Chairperson,

Hon Sen. F Bayayi, Hon Chief J. Bidi, Hon F. E. Chidarikire, Hon T. S. Hon I. T. Gonese, Hon J. M. Gumbo, Hon W. Madzimure, Hon Sen. S. Mahere, Hon A. Malinga, Hon Chief C.

Malisa, Hon Sen T. J. Mapfumo, Hon Sen. Chief C. H. H. Marange, Hon T. Matutu, Hon M.

Mawere, Hon P. Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Hon Sen. Chief L. K. Mtshane, Hon Chief P. M.

Mudzimurema, Hon Sen Chief C. E. Negomo. Clerk – Ms. Macheza

 

Committee Room No. 2 at 1000 hrs

MINES, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM: Hon J. G. Gabbuza

(Chairperson), Hon D. Butau, Hon D. J. Chandengenda, Hon E. Chindori-Chininga, Hon

Chief T. M. Dandawa, Hon Sen G. Dube, Hon Sen. Chief S. Gambiza, Hon A. Katsande, Hon J. M. Machaya, Hon Sen. Chief V. Maduna, Hon C. W Makova (Rtd Col), Hon Sen. T.

Mohadi, Hon Sen. S. Msipa, Hon Sen. V. Muchenje, Hon. Sen. V. Muchicho, Hon P.

Mungofa, Hon L. Mushore, Hon Sen. T. V.  Muzenda, Hon M. M. Ndlovu, Hon J. Sansole,

Hon T. Sibindi, Hon Z. Ziyambi. Clerk - Ms. Dube

Committee Room No. 3 at 1000 hrs

YOUTH, GENDER AND WOMEN’S AFFAIRS: Hon S. B Mahofa (Chairperson), Hon Chief S. Bushu, Hon B. Chebundo, Hon A. Chibaya, Hon L. Chikomba, Hon Sen. R. Goto, Hon C. Gwachiwa, Hon F. Kanzama, Hon P. Madzore, Hon Sen. E. Makono, Hon E.

Matamisa, Hon Sen T. Z. Matanga, Hon S. G. Mugabe, Hon T.Mukahlera, Hon Sen Chief W. Nemakonde, Hon C. Satiya, Hon M. Zinyemba. Clerk – Ms. Gondo

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

EDUCATION, SPORT AND CULTURE: Hon F. G. Mhashu (Chairperson), Hon Sen. A Chimbudzi, Hon Sen. J. J. Chindanya, Hon S. M. Chiurayi, Hon J. Madubeko, Hon E.

Maziriri, Hon N. Mguni, Hon Sen. S Mkusha, Hon L. Moyo, Hon Prof. J. N. Moyo, Hon L

Mupukuta, Hon W. Mutomba, Hon G. Mutsekwa, Hon C Pote, Hon Chief Z. J. N Shana, Hon

Sen. Chief M. L. W. Sengwe, Hon. I. M. Shumba. Clerk - Mrs. Sunga

 

MONDAY 16TH APRIL 2007

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000hrs

 

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS: Hon L. Mugabe (Chairperson), Hon N.

Chamisa, Hon L. Chikomba, Hon G. Chimbaira, Hon S. M. Chiurayi, Hon Sen. E. Jacob,

Hon Sen F. R. Magadu, Hon E. Mdlongwa, Hon Sen J. Moyo, Hon Prof J. N. Moyo, Hon D. M. Ncube, Hon Sen R. Ndlovu, Hon E. Porusingazi, Hon C Pote, Hon Sen S. Sai, Hon J. Sikhala, Hon Z. Ziyambi, Hon M. Zwizwai. Clerk – Ms. Mukono

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE: Hon P. Misihairabwi – Mushonga (Chairperson), Hon N. Chamisa, Hon Sen Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon Chief G. M. Chimombe, Hon Sen C.

Gava, Hon P. Kadzima, Hon K. M. Matimba, Hon D. C. Mavhaire, Hon L Moyo, Hon L.

Mupukuta, Hon C. J. Musa, Hon F. D. Ncube, Hon Sen G. Nyoni, Hon Sen K. G. Patel, Hon C. Satiya, Hon L. G. B. Stevenson, Hon Sen S. Thembani. Clerk – Mr. Daniel

Committee Room No. 4 at 1400hrs

BUDGET, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Hon. D. Butau

(Chairperson), Hon. Chief J. Bidi, Hon T. L. Biti, Hon. A. Bhebhe, Hon. Sen. B. Chikava,

Hon Sen. Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon F. Kanzama, Hon Sen Kabayanjiri, Hon T. Khupe, Hon. Sen Khumalo, Hon C. Majange, Hon Sen J. T Malinga, Hon T. Mashakada, Hon L. Matuke, Hon E. Mushoriwa,, Hon. D.M. Ncube. Clerk - Mrs. Khumalo

Committee Room No. 1 at 1400 hrs

 

PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE: Hon. M. Mawere

(Chairperson), Hon. Sen Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon A. Chibaya, Hon Sen. L.C. Gumbura, Hon M. Gwetu, Hon Sen. P. Haritatos, Hon Sen. P. Madiro, Hon T. Matutu, Hon E. Maziriri, Hon P. Mpariwa, Hon L. Mushore, Hon Sen. A. S. Nyathi, Hon I. Shumba Clerk – Mrs.

Nyakauta

TUESDAY, 17TH APRIL 2007

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000 hrs

DEFENCE AND HOME AFFAIRS: Hon C. W. Makova (Chairperson), Hon T. S.

Chipanga, Hon C Gwachiwa, Hon P. Kadzima, Hon T. Khupe, Hon W. Madzimure, Hon Sen Chief D. C. Malaba, Hon Chief C. Malisa, Hon Sen L. Mbambo, Hon Sen E. N. Moyo, Hon

  1. Mubhawu, Hon W. Mutomba, Hon G. Mutsekwa, Hon W. Ncube, Hon Sen A. Rungani, Hon Sen H. M. Sinampande, Hon Z. Ziyambi. Clerk - Ms. Manyeruke

Committee Room No. 2 at 1000 hrs

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Hon M. Zinyemba (Chairperson), Hon F. E. Chidarikire, Hon G. Chimanikire, Hon I. T. Gonese, Hon J. M. K Machaya, Hon C. Majange, Hon Sen. S.

Majuru, Hon E. E.  Matamisa, Hon K. M. Matimba, Hon L. Matuke, Hon Chief P. M

Mudzimurema, Hon Sen L. Munotengwa, Hon Sen. Chief E. M. Musarurwa, Hon L. G. B. Stevenson, Hon Sen. C. Z Tawengwa. Clerk - Mrs. Nyawo

Committee Room No. 3 at 1000 hrs

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. INDUSTRY AND TRADE: Hon E. Porusingazi (Chairperson, Hon

Sen. M. M. Chimene, Hon J. M. Gumbo, Hon Sen. R. C. Hove, Hon Chief J. T. M. Mabika, Hon A. Malinga, Hon F. G. Mhashu, Hon Sen. C. V. Muchengeti, Hon L. Mugabe, Hon T.

Mukahlera, Hon Sen. D. D. E Mumvuri, Hon E. Mushoriwa,Hon W. Mutomba, Hon M. M. Ndlovu, Hon Sen. T. Ndlovu, Hon Chief Z. J. M. Shana. Clerk - Mr. Ratsakatika

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

LANDS, LAND REFORM AND RESETTLEMENT: Hon Chief S. Bushu, Hon Sen Chief R. M. Chiduku, Hon Sen. T. C. Chikwanha, Hon Chief G. M. Chimombe, Hon Sen A. A.

Dete, Hon J. G. Gabbuza, Hon A. Katsande, Hon Sen. D. Khumalo, Hon S. B. Mahofa, Hon N. Mguni, Hon E. M. T. Mkhosi, Hon S. G. Mugabe, Hon C. Pote, Hon V. M. G. Zvinavashe. Clerk – Mr. Ndlovu

Government Caucus at 1000 hrs

HEALTH AND CHILD WELFARE: Hon B. Chebundo (Chairperson), Hon. J.

Chandengenda, Hon E Chindori – Chininga, Hon T. S. Chipanga, Hon. N. M. Khumalo, Hon. J. Madubeko, Hon P Madzore, Hon Sen A Mkhwebu, Hon Sen D. Mombeshora, Hon L.

Mupukuta, Hon E. Nyauchi, Hon Sen S. U. Sakupwanya, Hon J. Sansole, Hon M. Zwizwai.

Clerk – Ms. Mukono

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