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SENATE VOTES 10 MARCH 2022 NO 27

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No. 27

 

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, 10TH MARCH, 2022

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Half past Two o’clock p.m.

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Baipai E

Chifamba J

Chikwaka Chief

Chimbudzi A

Chimutengwende C C C

Chinake V

Chirongoma J M

Chisorochengwe T

Chitanga Chief

Chundu -Mbasera Chief

Denga P

Dube A

Gumpo S

Gweshe K

Hungwe J D

Hungwe S O

Kambizi E

Khumalo M N

Komichi M

Mabika D

Makone T M

Makumbe Chief

Malinga J T

Mapungwana Chief

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

Matsiwo Chief

Matuke L

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mkhwebu A

Moeketsi V

Moyo G

Moyo T

Mpofu B

Mpofu S

Mudzuri E

Munzverengwi A

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Muzenda V T

Mwonzora T D

Ndlovu D M

Ndlovu M

Nechombo Chief

Nembire Chief

Ngezi Chief

Ngungumbane Chief

Nhema Chief

Nkomo N

Ntabeni Chief

Nyangazonke Chief Nyathi R

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

Sekeramayi S T

Shumba C

Siansali Chief

Tsomondo B

 

 

 

 

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

Hon. Mhona F., Hon. Mudyiwa M., Hon. Musabayana D., Hon. Chiduwa C., Hon. Machingura, Hon. Matsikenyere N., Hon. Phuti, Hon. Ziyambi Z.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

Absent with leave

Hon. Muchinguri-Kashiri O. C. Z., Hon. Dr. Masuka, Hon. Chitando W., Hon. Prof. Murwira, Hon. Dr. Shava F., Hon. Garwe D.,

 

  1. The President of the Senate: Standing Order No. 11 provides that:

“As soon as practicable, after the commencement of every session or as the occasion may require thereafter, the Senate shall appoint two Members who, with the Chairperson of Committees and the Deputy Chairperson of Committees, shall constitute the Chairperson’s panel. Such Members shall be entitled to exercise powers of the Deputy Chairperson, save in regard to the acceptance of a motion for the closure.”

Following the death of Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo, on Sunday 14th November, 2021, I now, therefore, appoint Hon. Sen. Kambizi to serve on the Chairperson’s panel.

  1. Questions without notice.

  1. Sen. O. Hungwe, seconded by Hon. Sen. Komochi, moved: That time for

           Questions without notice be extended by 10 minutes.

 

        Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The Senate adjourned at ten minutes to four o`clock pm until Tuesday, 15th March, 2022, at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

HON. M. M. CHINOMONA,

                                                               President of the Senate.

 

TUESDAY, 15TH MARCH, 2022

 

 

    ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. Second Reading: Pension and Provident Funds Bill (H. B. 17A, 2019)–The

Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

  1. Sen. Kambizi

Hon.Sen. Mathuthu

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions on HIV and AIDS service delivery system in Zimbabwe (S.C.6, 2022).

  1. Sen. Kambizi

              Hon. Sen. A. Dube

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the Implementation of the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)- Roll – Out Programme in the selected Health Institutions in Zimbabwe (S.C.5, 2022).

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 8th   

     March, 2022- Hon. Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development)

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 28]

     

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 Kambizi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the untimely passing on of the late Senator for Matebeleland South, Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo (Adjourned 8th March, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

Question proposed: That this House-

Expresses its profound sorrow on the untimely passing on of the late Senator for   Matebeleland South, Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo, on Sunday 14 November, 2021.

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 Moyo family, relatives and

      the entire Nation for the untimely loss of the Hon. Senator- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the devastating effects of drug abuse by youths

  (Adjourned 9th March, 2022- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary  

  Affairs)

                                                                                                                                    [Days elapsed: 2]

            Question proposed:  That this House-

 

DISTURBED by the excessive and prevalent abuse of drugs by youths countrywide;

NOTING the situation is exacerbated by the unemployment rate among youths who consequently end up spending most of their time idle and end up resorting to taking all sorts of drugs;

CONCERNED that such abuse of drugs has devastating consequences on our future generations and the Nation as a whole;

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government

  1. To put in place measures that will curb the abuse of drugs by youths through self-help projects so as to keep our youths fully occupied all the time.
  2. Set up rehabilitation centers and Hospitals to assist our youths who are addicted to drugs to the extent of treating such abuse as a way of life.
  3. Legislate for stiffer penalties for the importation of those substances that give rise to incidents of drug abuse in the country A. Dube.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the increase of gender-based violence since the

   outbreak of Covid 19 – (Adjourned 8th March 2022- Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 13]

Question proposed: That this House-

NOTING with concern that since the outbreak of COVID 19 there has been a sharp increase of gender-based violence (GBV) especially domestic violence in the country;

AWARE that Zimbabwe is a signatory of UN international and regional treaties and protocols against GBV, amongst them CEADW, SADC Protocol on Gender and Development;

ACKNOWLEDGING the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE campaign) that calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, to end GBV;

Aware that this year’s theme for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”

RECOGNIZING the efforts that the government has been taking to curb the scourge of GBV through policies and activities in provinces and districts;

WORRIED that if urgent measures are not taken to reduce the prevalence of GBV, there is real risk that GBV will be a real pandemic within the COVID 19 crisis;

NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS upon the Executive to do more to curb GBV among communities by, among others deploying more GBV mobile services in districts and provinces; and building more safe houses – Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the importance of a sound road network - (Adjourned

            8th March 2022 - Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

[Days elapsed: 21]

Question proposed: That this House-

COGNIZANT that a sound road network is the nerve centre of economic development;

NOTING with concern that the Chipinge Mt Selinda road right up to Espungabeira Border Post has not been attended to, resulting in its current state of disrepair;

ANTICIPATING the huge benefits that can be accrued to the country if this road and other similar roads country wide could be given a facelift;

ALSO NOTING that the Border post at Mt Selinda has the potential of being developed as an investment centre and the shortest route to the port of Beira from Zimbabwe thereby enhancing the ease of doing business in the country;

Now, therefore this HOUSE,

Calls upon the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to avail through the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development adequate funding for the construction, upgrading and rehabilitation of the road network in the country

Applauds the Second Republic for the commendable efforts taken to fulfil the aspirations of the people by embarking on tangible developmental programmes that have become the order of the day country wide – Hon Sen. Mabika.

 

THURSDAY, 17TH MARCH, 2022

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 *         QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of

Implementation and Monitoring to give an update on plans that have been put in place by

Government to resuscitate the District Development Fund Tillage Unit Programme in the

country.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*2. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in

      charge of Implementation and Monitoring to inform the House the measures put in place

      to provide spare parts for boreholes that require servicing.

                                                                                                                           [Deferred 11th November 2021]

*3. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and

      Rural Development to explain to the House the plans that have been put in place to

      address siltation challenges in most of the dams in the country.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*4.  Hon. Sen. Tongogara: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and  

        Rural Resettlement to inform the House whether there are any mechanisms in place to

        monitor the inputs that are given to small scale farmers under the Presidential Input

        Scheme and whether these inputs are utilized for intended purposes at household level

        amid allegations that some individuals sell such inputs.

 [Deferred 11th November 2021]

 

*5. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to

      update the House on government policy regarding contributions by diasporians to the

      fiscus.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*6. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Gender, Small Medium

      Enterprises and Community Development to explain to the House whether or not women

      are awarded tenders on programmes relating to the national development agenda.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*7. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation to

      appraise the House on the role the Ministry is playing to market and promote popular

      sports in the country.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*8. 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]

*9.  Hon. Sen. Tongogara: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to

        inform the House the procedure that the local authorities use to formulate their budget. 

  

                      [Deferred 11th November 2021]

 

 

 

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