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SENATE VOTES 11 APRIL 2007 NO 31

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No. 32

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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WEDNESDAY, 11TH 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. 

Chief Charumbira

Chiduku

Chikava B.

Chikwanha T. C. 

Cimbudzi A. 

Chimene M. M. 

Dete A. A. 

Dube G. Gambiza Chief  Gava C.

Goto R.

Gumbura L. C. 

Jacob E. 

Kabayanjiri O.

Khumalo D.

Maduna Chief 

Magadu R. F. E. 

Mahere S. C. 

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. 

Moyo E. N. 

Moyo J. 

Msipa S. 

Muchane Chief  Muchengeti C. V. 

Muchenje V.

Muchicho V. N. M. 

Mukusha S. 

Mumbengegwi S.C. 

Mumvuri D. D. E. 

Munotengwa L. Musarurea Chief  Muzenda T. V. 

Ndlovu N. 

Ndlovu R.

Ndlovu T.

Negomo Chief                      

 

Nemakonde Chief 

 Nyathi A. S.         

Nyoni G.                                

Patel L.                                   

Richard H.                             

 

Rungani A. 

 Sai S.     

Sakupwanya S. U.                Sengwe Chief         Tawengwa C.        

                 

 

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                                                        Printed by the Order of the Senate 

Absent With Leave

Sinampande H.M

          Zvinavashe V.M.G.

 

  1. The President of the Senate announced the cancellation of Committee meetings until the

7th of May 2007.  She also announced that the Bus ferrying the Members of the Portfolio

Committees on Health and Child Welfare, Education Sports and Culture and Foreign Affairs Industry and International Trade, to the Results Based Budget Workshop, to be held from 13th to 15th March at the Kadoma Ranch Motel, would leave Parliament Building at 930 hours on Friday.

  1. Senator Tawengwa, seconded by Hon. Senator Munotengwa moved: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on Zimbabwe National Water Authority (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).

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

  1. Senator Chief Musarurwa, seconded Hon. Senator Majuru moved: That this House 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).

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

  1. Senator Chimbudzi, seconded by Hon. Senator Chimene moved:

                 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.

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

  1. Senator Chief Charumbira, seconded by Hon. Senator Chimene moved: That Orders of the Day Nos. 4 to 8  for  today  stand over until Order of the Day No. 9 has been disposed of.

                 Motion put and agreed to.

  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 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

 

Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

  1. On the motion of Hon. Senator Chief Charumbira, seconded by Hon. Senator Chimene, the Senate adjourned at eight minutes to six o’clock p.m.

  1. Madzongwe

                                                                                                                                                President of the Senate

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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]

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

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

  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. HON. SENATOR NDLOVU              HON. SENATOR CHIMENE

             That this House - Takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, Industry and International Trade on the Management Contract between Ziscosteel and Global Steel Holdings Limited (S.C. 31, 2006).

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local

Government on ZINWA (Adjourned 11th April 2007Hon. Senator Chief Charumbira)

                                                                                                                                                                              [Day elapsed: 1]

 

                   Question proposed: 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) – Hon. Senator Tawengwa.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the Operations of the Local Government Board (Adjourned 11th April 2007 – Hon. Senator Chief Charumbira).

                                                                                                                                                                             [Day elapsed: 1]

  Question proposed: That this House-

          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) - Hon. Senator Chief Musarurwa.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on recent incidents of political violence in different parts of           the country (Adjourned 11th April 2007 – Senator Chief Charumbira).

[Day elapsed: 1]     Question proposed: 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 - Hon. Senator Chimbudzi.

  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 Report of the Twelfth Session of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly. (Adjourned 10th April 2007 – 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 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 shortterm, medium term and long-term solutions to resolve the current economic challenges Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu

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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 7TH MAY 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, 8TH MAY 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 T. 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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