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SENATE VOTES 13 DECEMBER 2022 NO 5

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No.5

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIFTH SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 13TH DECEMBER, 2022

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Half past two o’clock p.m.

The Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Baipai E

Bwawanda R

Chauke R.

Chezha C

Chifamba J.

Chikukwa L

Chimbudzi A.

Chinake V

Chirongoma J M

Chisorochengwe T

Denga P

Dube A

Dube S

Gumpo S

Gweshe K

Hungwe J.D.

Hungwe S O

Kambizi E

Khumalo M

Khumalo M N

Komichi M

Mabika D

Makone T.M.

Maluleke O M

Manyau N

Mapungwana A.

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mbasera A

Mbohwa M

Mkhwebu A

Mkwananzi Z N

Moeketsi V

Mohadi T

Moyo G

Moyo T

Mpofu S

Mudzuri E

Munzverengwi A.

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Muzenda V.T.

Mtshane L K

Mwonzora T.D.

Ndiweni M N

Ndiweni V.

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu D.M.

Ndlovu M.

Nembire C

Nkomo N.

Ntabeni M.

Nyambuya M R

Nyathi R

Pasipamire P.

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

Sekeramayi S T

Shumba C

Siatabwa N

Tongogara A

Tsomondo B

Zhou I

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       Printed by Order of the Senate

Absent with leave

Hon. Sen. C. Chigwajara.

  1. Member sworn­-

            Ishumael Zhou.

  1. Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded Hon. Sen. Tongogara, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 1, for today, stands over, until Notice of Motion No. 2, has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 7th December 2022- Hon. Sen. S. S. Mpofu)

 

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 3]

 

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 – Hon. Sen. S. S. Mpofu

 

            On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mabika, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi.:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Hon. Sen. Mabika, seconded by Hon. Sen. Kambizi, moved:

 

                                                                                                            [Day elapsed: 1]

 

ACKNOWLEDGING, that education is a right for every citizen and permanent resident in Zimbabwe

 

COGNISANT that the state, through reasonable legislative and other measures, must ensure     that education is progressively available and accessible even to Adults as constitutionally obligated.

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING, the importance of Early Child Development (ECD) in laying the foundation for Children through education.

 

CONCERNED, that Early Child Development (ECD) is confronted with a myriad of challenges such as inadequate funding, shortage of classrooms, Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment teachers and reading materials, among other things;

 

This House calls upon:

 

  1. the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to prioritize the construction of school infrastructure and recruitment of teachers for Early Child Development (ECD)
  2. the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to provide adequate financial resources for Early Child Development programs.

 

 

            On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mabika, seconded by Hon. Sen. Muzenda:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mudzuri: The Senate adjourned at two minutes past three o’clock pm.

                                                                        HON. SEN. GEN. (RTD) M. R. NYAMBUYA,

                                                Deputy President of the Senate.

 

 

                                       WEDNESDAY, 14TH DECEMBER, 2022

 

 

ORDER OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs:

That the provisions of Standing Order Nos. 32 (6), 52, 65, 67 (5) and 137 regarding      the reporting period of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, automatic adjournment of the House at five minutes to seven o’clock p.m. and at twenty-five minutes past one o’clock pm on a Friday, Government precedence and Private Members’ precedence, questions and stages of Bills respectively be suspended until business relating to the Budget has been disposed of.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 13th December 2022- Sen. Mabika)

 

                                                                                                             [Days elapsed: 4]

 

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. S. Mpofu

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on challenges affecting early child learning (Adjourned 13th December 2022- Sen. Mabika)

 

                                                                                                           

 

Question again proposed: That this House;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING, that education is a right for every citizen and permanent resident in Zimbabwe

 

COGNISANT that the state, through reasonable legislative and other measures, must ensure     that education is progressively available and accessible even to Adults as constitutionally obligated.

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING, the importance of Early Child Development (ECD) in laying the foundation for Children through education.

 

CONCERNED, that Early Child Development (ECD) is confronted with a myriad of challenges such as inadequate funding, shortage of classrooms, Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment teachers and reading materials, among other things;

 

This House calls upon:

 

  1. the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to prioritize the construction of school infrastructure and recruitment of teachers for Early Child Development (ECD)
  2. the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to provide adequate financial resources for Early Child Development programs. - Sen. Mabika

 

 

 

                                       THURSDAY, 15TH DECEMBER, 2022

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

*         QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

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