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SENATE VOTES 10 MARCH 2010 NO 15

No. 15

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

 ZIMBABWE

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

_________________

 

                                                                              SECOND SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

 

WEDNESDAY, 10TH  MARCH 2010

Half past two o’clock p.m

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

PRAYERS.

 

Members Present

                                                              Hlalo M.M.

      Bennet R.   Holland S.M. Chabuka K.  Hove R.C.

                Charumbira Chief F. Z.             Hungwe J.D.

                Chibagu                     G,             Jacob E.

                Chidarikire       F.       E.  Kabayanjiri O.

                  Chiduku Chief R.  M.  Karimanzira          D.

                Chimbudzi A.                Katyamaenza V.

Chimombe Chief G.M.  Khumalo D.

                Chisunga Chief D.         Komichi M.

                Chitaka P.                                 Mabhiza G.

I.G.

 Masendu Chief S.D   Mbambo L.

 Mlotshwa S.

  Mtshane Chief L.K.

Mohadi T.B.    Mtingwende T.

Muchenje                  V.

Muchihwa R.

Mudzingwa                T.

Mumbengegwi S. S.

Mumvuri D.D. E.

Muzerengwa     T.     S.

Ncube S.

Ndlovu J.

 Nebiri Chief W.  Nembire Chief C.N Ngungumbane Chief Z.N.M

Nkomo J.L.

                 Chitanga Chief F.C.                   Mabika Chief J.T.

                Chitsa E.                                       Makamure     E.     K.

                Dandawa Chief T. M.               Makhula R. R.

                Dete A. A.                                  Makore J.

                Dinha M.                                     Mandaba M. I. N.

                 Dube G. T.                               Manyeruke J.

                Dube J.                                      Marava M.

                 Dube K.                                      Mathuthu       T.      A.

                  Gampu Chief IV, A.S.             Masaba J.

Gaule B.

 Ntabeni Chief M.  Shana Chief N.Z.J., Nyamukoho Chief S.K. Sibanda A.

                              Rimbi J. M.                               Sinampande H.M.

                             Rugara K.

Apologies 

Coltart. D

  1.           Papers Laid upon the Table-

                            The Minister of Finance

                            Peoples Own Savings Bank (P.O.S.B), 2009 Annual Report

                            Central Statistical Office's Multiple Indicator Monitoring Survey, 2009

                            The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office

                            Government of Zimbabwe Aid Co-ordination Policy

                            The Minister of Mines and Mining Development

                            Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (M.M.C.Z), 2008 Annual Report

  1.           The President of the Senate announced the appointment and secondment of the

                          Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Ms.H.B. Dingani as Deputy Clerk of Legislative                                    Business to the Pan African Parliament

  • Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on

  Gender and Development on Access to Clean Water.(Adjourned 15th June, 2010-  Governor for Matebeleland North)

                                                                                                                                               [Day elapsed: 1]

Question again proposed:

                                                                                                                                                   

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Access to clean water (S.C.5, 2010).- Hon. Sen. Chitsa

  On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until     tommorrow.

  • Adjourned debate on motion on global warming and the need to institute a   comprehensive and holistic study of the effects of climate change on the food        security situation in Zimbabwe. (Adjourned 15th June, 2010-  Governor for

                            Matebeleland North)

                                                                                                                                           [Day elapsed: 1]

    

                            Question again proposed:

                                                                                                                                       

                           That This House,

                 Concerned with the phenomenon of climate change that continues to wreck havoc                  with the food security in Zimbabwe:

                 FURTHER CONCERNED that millions of Zimbabweans are faced with the stark                  reality of a below normal food crops harvest this season as a result of erratic                                  rainfall patterns coupled with the general lack of sufficient agricultural inputs;

                 NOTING that the devastating effects of global warming as a result of climate                                change are yet to be fully realised and appreciated;

             THIS HOUSE, CALLS upon the inclusive government to urgently institute a                   comprehensive and holistic study of the effects of climate change on the food                                     security situation in Zimbabwe and also takes appropriate mitigatory measures                     against the effects of climate change.- Hon. Sen. Gutu.

 On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until  tommorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on His Excellency the President's speech at the 64th

              Session of  the United  Nations General Assembly in New York on the 25th                         September 2009. ( Adjourned 15th June, 2010 – The Governor for                                             Matebeleland North Province).

                                                                                                                                 [Days elapsed: 2]

                             Question again proposed:

       

  That this House hails His Excellency the President of the republic of  of the 64th   Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the 25th

September 2009 and resolves that its sincere appreciation and gratitude be conveyed to His Excellency – Hon. Sen J. Dube.

                             On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until  tommorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on  Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and         Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                                   (Adjourned 15th June,2010 -The Governor for Matebeleland North).

                           

                                                                                                                                      [Day elapsed: 3]

                            Question again proposed:

               

                            That this House takes note of the the First Report of the Thematic Committee on

                          Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and                             Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                                                     (S.C. 4, 2010) – Hon. Sen Mumvuri.

  On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until     tommorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 15th June, 2010 -The Governor for Masvingo).

[Time elapsed: 2 hour 55 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 – Dr Sakupwanya.

  On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until tommorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Vice President of Zimbabwe, Hon.           Joseph Wilfred Msika  (Adjourned 15th June ,2010 -The Governor for                                              Masvingo Province).

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 6]

 Question again proposed:

That this House expresses its sorrow on the death on Wednesday 5 August 2009 of the Vice President of Zimbabwe Hon. Joseph Wilfred Msika;

     NOTES with pride the sterling role he personally played in the liberation of                            Zimbabwe;

                APPRECIATES with profound gratitude the patriotism he rendered in bringing                 unity, tranquillity and progressiveness among the people of Zimbabwe,

  APPLAUDS his selfless dedication to ensure a better and prosperous Zimbabwe; and

   RESOLVES that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to the Nation and to the family of                          our deceased hero- Hon. Sen. Mohadi.

 On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until  tommorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Home Based Care Policy (Adjourned 15th June 2010  The Governor for Matebeleland North)

  

[Days elapsed: 5]

                         Question again proposed:  That this House:-

                NOTING the number of people who are on Antiretroviral Therapy and those in need               of Antiretroviral Therapy;

 

           CONCERNED that the Community and Home Based Care givers are volunteers, and             there is inadequate funding for Home Based Care Programmes from the Ministry of               Health and Child Welfare and the National AIDS Council;

 

           FURTHER CONCERNED that there are a lot of organisations involved in               Community and Home Based Care Programmes;

 

                         NOW THEREFORE calls upon government:

  1. to make funding available for Community and Home Based Programmes
  2. to review the Home Based Care Policy so that it contains provisions for          incentives for Community and Home Based Care Givers
  3. ensures further decentralization and standardization of Home Based Care      ProgramHon. Muchihwa

  On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until     tommorrow.

  1. On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: The Senate adjourned at        twenty-one minutes past  three o’clock pm. Until Tuesday 19th October, 2010 at a    half past two o'clock in the afternoon.

  1.                                                                                                           MADZONGWE

                                                                                                                                  President of the Senate

TUESDAY, 19TH OCTOBER, 2010

 

       ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on

  Gender and Development on Access to Clean Water.(Adjourned 15th June, 2010-  Governor for Matebeleland North)

                                                                                                                                                 [Days elapsed: 2]

Question proposed:

                                                                                                                                                   

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Access to clean water (S.C.5, 2010).- Hon. Sen. Chitsa

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on global warming and the need to institute a   comprehensive and holistic study of the effects of climate change on the food        security situation in Zimbabwe. (Adjourned 15th June, 2010-  Governor for

                            Matebeleland North)

                                                                                                                                             [Days elapsed: 2]

    

                            Question proposed:

                                                                                                                                       

                           That This House,

                 Concerned with the phenomenon of climate change that continues to wreck havoc                  with the food security in Zimbabwe:

                 FURTHER CONCERNED that millions of Zimbabweans are faced with the stark                  reality of a below normal food crops harvest this season as a result of erratic                                  rainfall patterns coupled with the general lack of sufficient agricultural inputs;

                 NOTING that the devastating effects of global warming as a result of climate                                change are yet to be fully realised and appreciated;

             THIS HOUSE, CALLS upon the inclusive government to urgently institute a                   comprehensive and holistic study of the effects of climate change on the food                                     security situation in Zimbabwe and also takes appropriate mitigatory measures                     against the effects of climate change.- Hon. Sen. Gutu.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on His Excellency the President's speech delivered at

the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the  25th   September 2009. ( Adjourned 15th June, 2010 – The Governor for            Matebeleland North Province).

                                                                                                                                 [Days elapsed: 3]

                             Question proposed:

       

       That this House hails His Excellency the President of the republic of         of the 64th   Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the 25th

September 2009 and resolves that its sincere appreciation and gratitude be conveyed to His Excellency – Hon. Sen J. Dube.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on            Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and               Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                                      (Adjourned 15th June ,2010 -The Governor for Maatebeleland North).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                           

                                                                                                                                      [Day elapsed: 4]

                            Question proposed:

               

                            That this House takes note of the the First Report of the Thematic Committee on

                          Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and                             Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                                                     (S.C. 4, 2010) – Hon. Sen Mumvuri.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 15th June ,2010 -The Governor for Matebeleland North).

[Time elapsed: 2 hour 55 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 – Dr Sakupwanya.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Vice President of Zimbabwe, Hon. Joseph Wilfred Msika  (Adjourned 15th June ,2010 -The Governor for Matebeleland North).

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 7]

 Question proposed:

That this House expresses its sorrow on the death on Wednesday 5 August 2009 of the Vice President of Zimbabwe Hon. Joseph Wilfred Msika;

     NOTES with pride the sterling role he personally played in the liberation of                            Zimbabwe;

                APPRECIATES with profound gratitude the patriotism he rendered in bringing                 unity, tranquillity and progressiveness among the people of Zimbabwe,

  APPLAUDS his selfless dedication to ensure a better and prosperous Zimbabwe; and

   RESOLVES that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to the Nation and to the family of                          our deceased hero- Hon. Sen. Mohadi.

  1.    Adjourned debate on motion on Home Based Care Policy (Adjourned 15th June ,2010 -The Governor for Maatebeleland North).

  

[Days elapsed: 6]

                         Question proposed:  That this House:-

                NOTING the number of people who are on Antiretroviral Therapy and those in need               of Antiretroviral Therapy;

 

           CONCERNED that the Community and Home Based Care givers are volunteers, and             there is inadequate funding for Home Based Care Programmes from the Ministry of               Health and Child Welfare and the National AIDS Council;

 

           FURTHER CONCERNED that there are a lot of organisations involved in               Community and Home Based Care Programmes;

 

                         NOW THEREFORE calls upon government:

  1. to make funding available for Community and Home Based Programmes
  2. to review the Home Based Care Policy so that it contains provisions for incentives for Community and Home Based Care Givers
  3. ensures further decentralization and standardization of Home Based Care      ProgramHon. Muchihwa

 

THURSDAY, 21st OCTOBER, 2010

 

            

 

     QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

*1.

SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain the measures that the Ministry has put in place to curtail the rampant thefts of property, illegal panning of gold and indiscriminate cutting of trees perpetuated by the unemployed former farm workers who are still living on legally acquired and resettled farms.

*2.

SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the House the number of health centers in Rushinga Rural District that have acquired referral status allowing them to distribute Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drugs and the measures the ministry is taking to increase the number of qualified staff (doctors and nurses) and to improve the supply of drugs at Chimhanda District Hospital.

*3.

SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to inform the House:

        i)         when the student teachers in Intakes 2 and 3 who have since completed

the programme at Madziwa Teachers’ College are going to be

certificated;  ii)     what steps the ministry is taking to improve and upgrade the facilities at

Madziwa Teachers’ College inorder for the college to significantly increase its intake of trainees, and iii)      why the recruitment of students on the Presidential Scholarship to South

African Universities was centralized this year as opposed to decentralization through the Provinces as has been the case in previous years.

*4.

SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to inform the House what long-term measures the ministry is putting in place to recruit and retain Mathematics and Science teachers in the rural schools.

 

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