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SENATE VOTES 12 APRIL 2007 NO 33

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No. 33

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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THURSDAY, 12TH APRIL 2007

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Half-past two o’clock p.m

Acting President of the Senate in the Chair

PRAYERS

Members Present

Bayayi F. 

Chiduku Chief R.M Chikava B.

Chimbudzi A. 

Chimene M. M. 

Dube G.

Gambiza Chief F.S Goto R.

Gumbura L. C. 

Haritatos P.

Hove R. C. 

Kabayanjiri O.

Khumalo D.

Maduna Chief V.M Magadu R. F. E. 

Majuru S.

Makono E. 

Malaba Chief  D.C.

Mapfumo T. J. 

Matanga T. Z.

Mavhaire D. C.

Mbambo L.

Mkhwebu A. 

Mkusha S. 

Mohadi T. B. 

Moyo J. 

Msipa S. 

Muchengeti C. V. 

Muchicho V. N. M. 

Mumbengegwi S.C. 

Mumvuri D. D. E. 

Musarurwa Chief E.M.

Muzenda T. V. 

Ndlovu N. K. 

Ndlovu R.

Ndlovu T.

Nemakonde Chief

M.W

Nyathi A. S.                        

Nyoni G.                                

 

Patel K. G.                             

Rungani A.                            

Sakupwanya S. U.                

Sengwe Chief                       

M.L.W.                                  

 

Tawengwa C.                        

Thembani S. Z.                     

                 

                 

                         

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                                                        Printed by the Order of the Senate 

   Absent With Leave

                    Bayayi F.

Gava C.

Mahere S.

Marange Chief C.H.

Mtshane Chief L.

Muchenge V.

Munotengwa L.

Mutinhiri T.

Negomo Chief C.E.

Sai S.

Sinampande H

Zvinavashe V.M.G.

          

  1. Papers laid upon the Table

 

Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu

             Minutes of proceedings and Minutes of evidence 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).

                   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. The Acting President of the Senate reminded the Senate of the suspension of Committee meetings until the 7th of May 2007.

  1. The Acting President of the Senate also reminded the Senate that the bus ferrying 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. 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 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.

Motion put and agreed to.

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

[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

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Senator T. Ndlovu, seconded by Hon. Senator Chimene, moved: 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).

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

  1. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator Mumvuri moved: That Orders of the Day Nos. 4 to 9 for today stand over until Order of the Day No. 10 has been disposed of.

                   Motion put and agreed to.

  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.

 

   Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

  1. On the motion of Hon. Senator Patel, seconded by Hon. Senator Rungani, the Senate adjourned at seventeen minutes past four o’clock p.m., until Tuesday 8th May 2007 at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

N.K. Ndlovu

                                                                                                                                Acting President of the Senate

___________________________________________________________________________ TUESDAY, 8 MAY 2007

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1.       HON. SENATOR CHIEF MALABA

                    HON. SENATOR MBAMBO

 

That this House-

IN VIEW of the poor service delivered by the Telecommunications Industry in remote areas of the country;

CONCERNED that the majority of the people are in dire need of efficient telecommunications services so that they can easily communicate with relatives in urban centres and;

NOTING that such services are virtually non-existent in some rural areas because of the absence of appropriate infrastructure to enable efficient telecommunication;

NOW THEREFORE this House calls upon the relevant Ministry to ensure that the key players in the Industry put in place programmes that will enhance the provision of such services.

  1.      HON. SENATOR MUMVURI

                    HON. SENATOR CHIEF MALABA

That this House-

APPRECIATIVE of the noble endeavours by government to render affordable quality social services to the general populace through the District Development Fund (DDF) programmes such as borehole drilling, tillage, road network construction and the construction of small to medium scale dams;

DISTURBED by the failure by the DDF to fulfil its mandate as evidenced by the deterioration of its service delivery on these developmental programmes and its lack of complementary effort on the Land Reform Programme;

 

NOW THEREORE RESOLVES that this House urges the relevant parent Ministry to immediately take corrective measures and ensure that the District Development Fund improves its service delivery in the areas under its mandate.

  1. HON. SENATOR CHIEF MUSARURWA

             HON. SENATOR GOTO

       

That this House-

APPRECIATIVE of the government of Zimbabwe’s efforts since Independence to provide adequate health care facilities for its entire people;

CONCERNED by the lack of capacity of the Chivhu hospital, to cater for the needs of the people in its catchment area;

NOW THEREFORE this House calls upon government to extend the hospital and upgrade its equipment and increase medical supplies.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, Industry and International Trade (S.C. 31, 2006) (Adjourned 12th April 2007 SenatorPatel)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

                    Question proposed: 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) – Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu

  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 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 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

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

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THURSDAY 10TH MAY 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]

 

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NOTICES OF MEETINGS

 

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

THURSDAY 10th MAY 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

  1. 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

 

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