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SENATE VOTES 15 DECEMBER 2022 NO 7

 

  

ADVANCE COPY‑UNCORRECTED

 

 

No. 7

 

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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THURSDAY, 15TH DECEMBER, 2022

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Half past two o’clock p.m.

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

 

Baipai E

Bungu W

Chauke R.

Chengeta S

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.

Hungwe SO

Khumalo M. N.

Komichi M

Mabika D

Makone T.M.

Maluleke O M

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

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Muzenda V.T.

Mtshane L K

Ndiweni M. N.

Ndiweni V.

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu D.M.

Ndlovu M

Nembire C

Nkomo N.

Ntabeni M.

Nyathi R

Parirenyatwa D P

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

 

Hon. J. Mhlanga., Hon. Z. Ziyambi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       Printed by Order of the Senate

Absent with leave

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

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

 

    [Day elapsed: 1]                                                                                                        

 

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); and

 

  1. 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. Mabika, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara:  Debate adjourned until Tuesday.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, moved: That Order of the Day No. 2, for today, stands over until Notice of Motion No. 3 has been disposed of.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The Senate adjourned at twenty-four minutes to four o’clock pm until Tuesday, 20th December, 2022, at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

                                                                        HON. M. M. CHINOMONA,

                                                Deputy President of the Senate.

 

      

      TUESDAY, 20TH DECEMBER, 2022

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

  1. Second Reading: Finance (No.2) Bill (H.B.13,2022)-The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

(Contingent upon receipt of Bill from the National Assembly)

 

  1. Second Reading: Appropriation (2023) Bill (H.B.14,2022)-The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

(Contingent upon receipt of Bill from the National Assembly)

 

 

  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: 6]

 

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 15th December 2022- Sen. Mabika)

 

    [Days elapsed: 2]                                                                                                       

 

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 - Hon. Sen.             Mabika

 

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