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SENATE VOTES 14 DECEMBER 2022 NO 6

 

  

ADVANCE COPY‑UNCORRECTED

 

 

No. 6

 

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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WEDNESDAY, 14TH 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

Bungu W

Bwawanda R

Charumbira F.

Chauke R.

Chezha C

Chifamba J.

Chigwajara C.

Chikukwa L

Chimbudzi A.

Chinake V

Chirongoma J M

Chisorochengwe T

Denga P

Dube A

Dube S

Gumpo S

Gweshe K

Hungwe J.D.

Khumalo M

Khumalo M. N.

Komichi M

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 B

Mpofu S

Mudzuri E

Munzverengwi A.

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Muzenda V.T.

Mtshane L K

Ndiweni M. N.

Ndiweni V.

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu D.M.

Nembire C

Nkomo N.

Ntabeni M.

Nyambuya M. R.

Nyathi R

Pasipamire P.

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

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

 

 

  1. Sen. Mohadi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara, moved: That Notice of the Motion No. 1, for today, stands over until Order of the Day No. 3 has been disposed of.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

           

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

 

                                                                                                             [Days elapsed: 4]

 

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 the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. The Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved: That the House reverts to Notice of Motion No. 1.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development (for the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs), moved:

 

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.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

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

 

 

            On the motion of Hon. Sen. Chirongoma, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Chirongoma, seconded by Hon. Sen. S. Mpofu: The Senate adjourned at seventeen minutes past three o’clock pm.

 

 

 

 

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

                                                Deputy President of the Senate.

 

                                       THURSDAY, 15TH DECEMBER, 2022

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

*QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on challenges affecting early child learning (Adjourned 14th December 2022- Sen. Chirongoma)

 

    [Day elapsed: 1]                                                                                                       

 

Question 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); and

 

  1. the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to provide adequate financial resources for Early Child Development programs. - Sen. Mabika

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 14th December 2022- The Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development)

 

                                                                                                             [Days elapsed: 5]

 

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. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

 

THAT WHEREAS Section 327 (2)(a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states of governments or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

WHEREAS the AU Assembly adopted the Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African Union Relating to the Pan-African Parliament at its Twenty-Third Ordinary Session of the Assembly, held in Malabo Equatorial Guinea on the 27th of June 2014;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe signed the Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African Union Relating to the Pan-African Parliament on the 21st of March 2018;

 

WHEREAS the Protocol continues in existence the Pan African Parliament as established by the Protocol to the Treaty establishing the African Economic Community Relating to the establishment of the Pan-African Parliament and defines the composition, functions, powers and organization of the Pan-African Parliament;

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of ratifying the Protocol;

AND WHEREAS Article 22 of the Protocol provides that the Protocol shall be ratified by member States in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures;

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2)(a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the aforesaid Protocol be and is hereby approved.

 

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