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SENATE VOTES 13 OCTOBER 2022 NO 74

 

  

ADVANCE COPY‑UNCORRECTED

 

 

No. 74

 

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, 13TH OCTOBER, 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

Bungu W

Bwawanda R

Charumbira F.

Chauke F.

Chengeta S

Chezha C

Chifamba J

Chigwajara C

Chikukwa L

Chimbudzi A.

Chinake V

Chirongoma J M

Chisorochengwe T

Denga P

Dube A

Femai M

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

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mbasera A

Mbohwa M

Mkhwebu A

Mkwananzi Z N

Moeketsi V

Mohadi T

Moyo G

Moyo T

Mpofu B

Mpofu S

Mudzuri E

Munzverengwi A.

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Mutsvangwa M.

Muzenda V.T.

Mwonzora T D

Ndiweni V.

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu D M

Ndlovu M

Nembire C

Nkomo N

Ntabeni M.

Nyambuya M R

Nyathi R

Parirenyatwa D P

Pasipamire P

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

Sekeramayi S T

Shumba C

Siatabwa N

Tongogara A K

Tsomondo B

 

 

 

 

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

Hon Gumbo J.,Hon Mhona F., Hon Moyo E.,Hon Simbanegavi Y.,Hon Soda Z., Hon Ziyambi Z.,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

Hon. C. Chiduwa, Hon W. Chitando, Hon. C. D. G. N. Chiwenga, Hon. K. Coventry, Hon. D. Garwe, Hon. V.P. Haritatos, Hon K. Kazembe, Hon. J. Mangwiro, Hon. P. Marapira, Hon. D. Mavima, Hon. R. Modi, Hon. J.G. Moyo, Hon. O.C.Z. Muchinguri Kashiri, Hon.Prof A Murwira, Hon. M. Mutsvangwa, Hon. Prof. M. Ncube, Hon. Dr. E. Ndlovu, Hon Dr. S. Nzenza, Hon. F.M. Shava

 

 

  1. The Deputy President of the Senate reminded the Senate that there would be a Pre-Budget Briefing Seminar on Monday, 17th October, 2022, at the Rainbow Towers, Harare in the Main Auditorium.

 

  1. The Deputy President of the Senate informed the Senators that Parliament of Zimbabwe was conducting a customer satisfaction survey and that all Honourable Senators were kindly requested to co-operate during the said exercise. Consultants from Heads Hunters International would be administering questionnaires at the Members Dining during sitting days and the 2023 Pre-Budget Seminar.

 

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Sen. Komichi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Phugeni, moved: That Questions without notice be extended by fifteen minutes.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Orders of the Day No. 1 to 5 for today, stand over until Notice of Motion No. 6 has been disposed of

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

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

That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for 

            the year 2021, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 323 (1) of the  Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The Senate adjourned at six minutes to four o`clock pm until Tuesday, 18 October 2022, at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                  Deputy President of the Senate.                                            

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TUESDAY, 18TH OCTOBER, 2022

 

           

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

           

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission for the year 2021, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for the year 2021 (Adjourned 13th October, 2022- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

                                                                                                           [Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for the year 2021, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 323 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the passing on of the late Member of the Senate

            Hon. Sen. Watson Khupe (Adjourned 12th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

              Question proposed: That this House –

 

              EXPRESSES its profound sorrow on the passing on of the late Member of the Senate

              representing Disabled Persons, Hon. Sen. Watson Khupe on Saturday, 16 July 2022;

 

              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 Khupe family, relatives and the entire Nation for the loss of the Hon. Senator- Hon. Sen. Manyau

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the 7th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (Adjourned 12th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the 7th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation held from 1st to 3rd August, 2022 in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco – (Hon. Sen Chief Nechombo)

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on the Fourth Report of the Thematic Committee on

            Peace and Security on the Benchmarking Visit to the Parliament of Rwanda (Adjourned 12th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Fourth Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Benchmarking Visit to the Parliament of Rwanda on the 20th to 25th February 2022 – Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the United Nations

Office of Counter Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism (Adjourned 12th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 9]

 

  Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Delegation to the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism held at Palazzo Montecitorio-Nuova Aula Dei Gruppi Parliamentari Rome, Italy from 7 to 8 June 2022 – Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa

 

   

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need for government to provide adequate funds for the completion of dam projects (Adjourned 12th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 20]

 

Question proposed:  NOTING with admiration that dams are an essential component/driver for economic development;

 

APPLAUDING the Government for the momentum gained towards changing people’s economic status, through the provision of opportunities in farming and increased access to potable water by encouraging construction of water bodies

 

CONCERNED at the low pace in completion of national dams which have the potential to transform people’s livelihoods countrywide;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that some uncompleted dams may end up as white elephants thereby disadvantaging some communities in terms of economic empowerment;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government to provide adequate funds for the completion of all outstanding dam construction projects countrywide, among them Mirror Dam in Chipinge. - Hon. Sen. Mabika

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THURSDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2022

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 *         QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.       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]

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to inform the 

            House, the plans being put in place to address the high pricing of commodities by

            business communities.

[Deferred 17th March 2022

 

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