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SENATE VOTES 11 OCTOBER 2018 12

 

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 12

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION - NINTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSDAY, 11TH OCTOBER, 2018

 

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Half past two o’clock pm.

      

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

PRAYERS.

Chabuka K,

Charumbira C. Chief,

Chidawu O,

Chifamba J,

Chikwaka Chief,

      Chimbudzi A,

      Chinake V,

     Chirongoma  J.M,

     Chitanga Chief,

     Chundu Chief,

      Dube A.,

Dube M. R,

Femai M.,

Gumpo, S.,

Gwaradzimba E.,

Gweshe K.,

Hungwe J. D.,

Hungwe S. O.,

Khupe W.,

Komichi M.,

Makumbe Chief,

Mapungwana Chief,

Masendu Chief,

Matevera T.,

Mathupula Chief.,

Mathuthu T, Matiirira, A,

Matsiwo Chief,

Matuke L.,

Mavhunga M.,

Mbowa M,

Mkwebu, A,

Moeketsi V,

Mohadi T. B,

Moyo S. K,

Mpofu B,

Mudzuri E,

Munzverengwi A.,

Muronzi M.,

Mtshane Chief,

Mwonzora T. D.,

Ncube S.,

Ndlovu M.,

Ndlovu P.,

Nembire Chief.,

Ngezi Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief, Nhema Chief,

Ntabeni Chief.,

Nyambuya M. R.,

Nyangazonke Chief,

Nyathi R.,

Parirenyatwa D. P,

Phuthi M,

Rambanepasi C,

Rwambiwa E,

Shoko G,

Siansali Chief.,

Sinampande H. M,

Timire R,

Timveos L,

Tongogara A. K,

Tsomondo B,

Wunganayi T,

Zivira H,

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

Hon. Haritatos, Hon. Kanhutu, Hon. Madiro, Hon. Matemadanda, Hon. Muswere, Hon Simbanegavi 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

Hon. Kambamura, Hon. Sen. Malinga, Hon. Sen. Maluleke, Hon. Matiza, Hon. Mhlanga, Hon. Prof. Murwira, Hon. Mutsvangwa, Hon. Sen. Muzenda, Hon. Ndlovu N. M, Hon.

Modi, Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo, Hon. Sen. Sekeramayi.

  1. The President of the Senate recognized the presence, in the President of the Senate’s gallery, of teachers and girl students from Epworth Secondary Schools together with Plan International matrons from the Harare Metropolitan Province.
  2. The President of the Senate informed the House that the Committee on Standing

Rules and Orders had designated the following Members to the Pan-African

Parliament; Hon. Sen. Chief F.Z. Charumbira (Leader of the delegation), Hon B. Rwodzi, Hon. P. Togarepi, Hon. S. Mathe, and Hon Dr. T. Mashakada.

  1. The President of the Senate also informed the House that the Standing Rules and Orders Committee had appointed the following Thematic Committee Chairpersons and informed the House that the full list of the membership of the Committees would appear in the Votes and Proceedings of the Senate;

  1. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Hon Sen. Chief M. Khumalo,
  2. Human Rights - Hon Sen O. Chidawo,
  • Peace and Security - Hon Sen Dr. D. Parirenyatwa,
  1. Indigenisation and Empowerment - Hon. Sen. M. Mbowa,
  2. HIV and AIDS - Hon. Sen. M. Femai, and
  3. Gender Development and Empowerment-Hon. Sen S. Ncube.

            Committees Nominated-

Gender Development and Empowerment: Hon Sen. Ncube S. (Chairperson);

Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen. Hungwe O. S; Hon. Sen.  Mavetera T; Hon. Sen.  Moeketsi V; Hon. Sen. Muronzi M; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu P; Hon. Sen. Nyathi R; Hon.

            Sen. Timire R; Hon. Sen. Wunganai T; Hon. Sen. Zivira H.

HIV and AIDS: Hon. Sen. Femai M. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Chabuka K; Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi A; Hon. Sen. Chirongoma J. M; Hon. Sen. Komichi M; Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M; Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T; Hon. Sen. Matiirira A; Hon. Sen. Mbowa M; Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu A; Hon. Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu M; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu P; Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa P. D; Hon. Sen. Phuti M; Hon. Sen. Rambanepasi C; Hon. Sen. Shoko G; Hon. Sen. Shumba C; Hon. Sen.

Sinampande H. M; Hon. Sen. Timveos L; Hon. Sen. Tongogara A.

 

 

 

Human Rights: Hon Sen. Chidawo O. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chinake V; Hon.  Sen. Gweshe K; Hon. Sen. Mavetera T;  Hon. Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen.  Mwonzora D;  Hon. Sen. Muronzi M;  Hon. Sen. Muzenda T. V; Hon. Sen.

            Rwambiwa E;  Hon. Sen. Sinampande H. M.

Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen. Mbowa M. (Chairperson); Hon.  Sen.Chirongoma J. M; Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Femai M; Hon. Sen.  Komichi  M; Hon. Sen. Makone T; Hon. Sen Mpofu B; Hon.  Sen. Phuti M; Hon. Sen.

            Rambanepasi C; Hon. Sen. Tsomondo B; Hon. Sen. Zivira H.

Peace and Security: Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa P. D. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen.  Chabuka K; Hon. Sen. Chidawu O; Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi  A;

 Hon. Sen. Komichi M; Hon. Sen. Makone T; Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T; Hon. Sen.  Matiirira A; Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu A; Hon. Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen.  Moyo S.  K; Hon. Sen. Mudzuri E; Hon. Sen. Mwonzora D; Hon. Sen. Ncube S; Hon. Sen.

            Ndlovu M; Hon. Sen. Nyathi R; Hon. Sen. Timveos L.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Hon Sen. Chief Khumalo M.

(Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chidawu O; Hon. Sen. Chinake V; Hon. Sen. Gweshe K; Hon. Sen.  Hungwe O. S; Hon. Sen. Khupe W; Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M; Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V; Hon. Sen. Mpofu B; Hon. Sen. Mudzuri E; Hon. Sen.Muzenda T.V; Hon. Sen.  Rwambiwa E;; Hon. Sen. Shoko G; Hon. Sen.Shumba C; Hon. Sen.Timire R; Hon. Sen. Tongogara A. K; Hon. Sen.Wunganayi T.

  1. The House proceeded to the election of Deputy Chairperson of Committees. Whereupon Hon. Sen. Chief Chitanga addressing himself to the Chair, in terms of Standing Order No 10(1), proposed to the House Hon. Sen. Chief F. Z. Charumbira for Deputy Chairperson of Committees.

There being no further valid nomination Hon. Sen. Chief F. Z. Charumbira was duly elected as Deputy Chairperson of Committees.

  1. The House further proceeded to the election of members of the Chairperson’s Panel.

Whereupon Hon. Sen. Chirongoma addressing himself to the Chair, in terms of

Standing Order No 10(2), proposed to the House Hon Sen. S.K. Moyo and Hon. Sen. T. Mohadi as members of the Chairperson’s Panel.

There being no further nominations Hon Sen. S.K. Moyo and Hon. Sen. T. Mohadi were duly elected as members of the Chairperson’s Panel

  1. Questions without notice.
  2. Questions with notice.
  3. Sen. Shoko, seconded by Hon. Sen. Ncube, moved: That this House:-

NOTING the debilitating liquidity crisis facing the country;

CONCERNED that the introduction of Bond Notes has failed to improve the cash crisis;

AWARE that the cash crisis has affected procurement of essential goods and commodities that drive our economy;

NOW, THEREFORE calls upon the Executive to urgently find ways of improving the cash situation in the country.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Shoko, seconded by Hon. Sen Ncube: Debate adjourned until tomorrow- Hon Sen Shoko.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mohadi seconded by Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: The Senate adjourned at twenty-one past four o’clock pm until Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 at half  past two o’clock in the afternoon.

  1.                                                                                                   M. CHINOMONA,

                                                                                                     President of the Senate.

 

TUESDAY, 30TH OCTOBER, 2018

 

          ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 10th        October, 2018- Sen. S. K. Moyo).

[Time elapsed: 2 hour 21 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- Hon. Sen. S. K. Moyo.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the call for devolution (Adjourned 10th October, 2018- Sen. Mwonzora).

[Day elapsed:  2] Question proposed: That this House:

RECALLING that during the historic constitution making process and the subsequent constitutional referendum in 2013, the people of Zimbabwe unequivocally endorsed the principle of devolution of power and the transformation of the Zimbabwean State from a two tier to a three tier state.

NOTING that our Constitution makes provision for the election of Provincial Councils as well as the specific manner of the election of the Provincial Council leadership.

ACKNOWLEDGING that the current government has stated at least on paper that it is committed to implementing devolution in the current dispensation.

RECOGNISING the fundamental constitutional principle of the sovereignty of the people and the important fact that devolution is widely regarded by Zimbabweans as the answer to uneven regional development in the country.

ALSO RECOGNISING that the people of Zimbabwe elected their Members of the Provincial Councils on the 30th of July, 2018, which Members are yet to be sworn into office.

NOW, THEREFORE, Calls upon the Government to:

  • Urgently bring a bill to provide for the Devolution, inter alia to provide for the key administrative and other processes in the Provincial Councils      including the election for the heads of those Councils within 2 months.

  • Abolish the post of Minister of State for Provincial Affairs as they          compromise the full implementation of devolution of power.

  • Swear into office all the members of the provincial councils immediately and define their conditions of service and other mechanisms to make them more functionally efficient.

  • Provide budgetary support to the Provincial Councils -Hon Sen. Mwonzora.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the call to solve the cash crisis in the country (Adjourned 11th October, 2018- Sen. Shoko).

[Day elapsed:  2] Question proposed: That this House:

            NOTING the debilitating liquidity crisis facing the country;

CONCERNED that the introduction of Bond Notes has failed to improve the cash crisis;

AWARE that the cash crisis has affected procurement of essential goods and commodities that drive our economy;

NOW, THEREFORE calls upon the Executive to urgently find ways of improving the cash situation in the country.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on National Drug Policy and legislative framework to effectively regulate drug use. (Adjourned 10th October, 2018- Sen. Timveos).

[Days elapsed: 3] Question proposed: That this House:

NOTING that a National Drug Policy is critical in ensuring that all drugs in the national drug distribution system are safe, efficacious, effective and of good quality whilst it also strengthens administrative, and regulatory controls of the same;

CONCERNED that the existing legal framework, such as the Criminal Law (Codification & Reform), the Dangerous Drugs Act and the Medicines and Allied Substances Act are either outdated and do not sufficiently provide for procurement and use of drugs;

NOTING that these current laws criminalize drug and substance use resulting in drug users fearing to seek treatment for TB and HIV infections;

AWARE that, decriminalization of drug use and drug policy reform as adopted globally by other countries are vital strategies to addressing the drug problem;

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to come up with a national drug policy and legislative framework that is grounded in science, public health and human rights to effectively minimize the effects of drug use within communities-Hon Timveos.

 

 

  1. 5. Adjourned debate on motion on finding solutions to challenges associated with        (Adjourned 10th October, 2018- Hon Chabuka).

[Days elapsed: 3] Question proposed: That this House:

NOTING that vending has since become the main source of livelihood due to high levels of unemployment in the country;

SADDENED by the heavy handedness on vendors by armed police which has not spared the general public going about their businesses especially in the central business district in urban areas;

Now, therefore, calls upon Government;

  • To engage in dialogue with vendors and their associations in an effort to find a lasting solution to the problems of vending; and

  • To construct proper vending stalls at easily accessible sites-Hon. Chabuka.

 

 

THURSDAY, 1ST NOVEMBER, 2018

     

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

       QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

  *        QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

*1.

HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and  Parliamentary Affairs to provide statistics of court cases relating to violation of provisions of the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11].

  [Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

*2.

HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs,  Community,

Small and Medium Enterprises Development to explain the  national

achievements and failures of the Beijing Platform of 1995.

[Deferred from 11th October, 2018]]

*4.  HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Community,  Small and Medium Enterprises Development to advise on  government policy  regarding small and medium enterprises that have  been affected by veld fires.

[Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

 

*5.                      HON. SEN. TIMVEOS: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Community,

             Small  and Medium Enterprises Development to-

  1. inform the Senate of measures being taken by the Ministry to ensure equal

     representation of gender  in all institutions of government, including        membership in independent commissions and other elective and appointed  bodies.

  1. state steps taken to redress gender imbalances resulting from past

[Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

*7.

HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic

Development to inform the Senate whether there are strategies in place to

economically empower women who  constitute the majority of the population.

  [Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

*8.

HON. SEN.TIMVEOS: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development to state  measures being taken to clear outstanding salary arrears for

National Railways of  Zimbabwe employees dating back to 2008.

[Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

*9.

HON. SEN.TIMVEOS:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public  Works and

National Housing to state whether government would provide funding for

rehabilitation of the dilapidated Harare City Council sewer infrastructure since the

City is owed huge arrears in outstanding rate payments by government.

[Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

*10.

HON. SEN. CHIEF CHIKWAKA: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary  Education to advise on government’s policy regarding students who dropped out of school due to the fact that their parents could not afford to pay incentives that were required by teachers before the year 2013, resulting in such students being a menace to the communities.

[Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

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