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SENATE VOTES 15 MARCH 2010 NO 15

No. 15

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS  OF THE SENATE

 

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SECOND SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 10TH  MARCH 2010

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Half past two o’clock p.m

 

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

PRAYERS.

 

Members Present

 

 

 

Charumbira Chief F. Z.

Chidarikire F. E.

Chiduku Chief R.  M.

Chimbudzi A.

Chimombe Chief G.M.

Chitaka P.

Chitanga Chief F.C.

Chitsa E.

Dandawa Chief T. M.

Dete A. A.

Dube G. T.

Femai M..

Gampu Chief IV, A.S.  Gava C. Georgias A  Gutu O. C.

Hove R.C.   Jacob E.

Komichi M.

Mabika Chief J.T.

Machaya J. M.K.

Makamure E. K.

Makhula R. R.

Makore J.

Makunde T.

Makuyana C.

Mandaba M. I. N.

Marava M.

Marumahoko R.   Mathuthu T. A.  Masendu Chief S.D  Masuku A.

Mathema C.  G.

Mlotshwa S.

Mtshane Chief L.K.

Mohadi T.B.

Mtingwende T.

Muchenje V.     Muchihwa R.

Mudzingwa T.

Mumvuri D.D. E.

Musarurwa Chief E. M.

Muzerengwa T. S.

Ncube S.

Ndlovu J.

Ndlovu N. K.

Ntabeni Chief M.

Nyamukoho Chief S.K.

Rimbi J. M. Rugara K.   Shana Chief N.Z.J.,  Sibanda A.

Tapela L.A.

 

 

          Apologies

 

Ngungubane Chief

Sakupwanya. S.U

   

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Papers Laid upon the Table-

 

Hon. Sen. Chitsa

 

First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the                                         Access to clean water (S.C.5, 2010).

 

Minutes of Evidence of Proceedings of the First Report of the Thematic Committee                            on Gender and Development on the Access to clean water (S.C.5, 2010).

 

The Minister of National Healing, Reconciliationa and Integration

 

Constitution of the Natioanl Healing, Reconciliation and Integration Fund.

 

  1. The President of the Senate acknowledged the presence in the Gallery of members                         of the Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice from the Harare Diocese.

 

  1. Sen. Chitsa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Makore moved: That this House takes note the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Access to Clean Water (S.C.5, 2010).

 

On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until

 

  1. Sen Gutu, seconded by Hon. Sen G. Dube moved: That This House,

 

Concerned with the phenomenon of climate change that continues to wreck havoc                      with the food security in Zimbabwe:

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that millions of Zimbabweans are faced with the stark                                 reality of a below normal food crops harvest this season as a result of erratic                                         rainfall patterns coupled with the general lack of sufficient agricultural inputs;

 

NOTING that the devastating effects of global warming as a result of climate                                              change are yet to be fully realised and appreciated;

 

THIS HOUSE, CALLS upon the inclusive government to urgently institute a                   comprehensive and holistic study of the effects of climate change on the food                                           security situation in Zimbabwe and also takes appropriate mitigatory measures                                  against the effects of climate change.

 

On the motion of the Governor fo Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until                                     tommorrow.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on His Excellency the President's speech he delivered          at  the 64th Session of  the United  Nations General Assembly in New York on the              25th September 2009. ( Adjourned 9th March, 2010 – The Governor for Masvingo            Province).

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question again proposed:

       

That this House hails His Excellency the President of the republic of        of the 64th   Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the 25th and resolves that its sincere appreciation and gratitude be conveyed to His Sen J. Dube.

 

On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until                   tommorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on             Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and         Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                          (Adjourned 9th March ,2010 -The Governor for Masvingo Province).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]                                    Question again proposed:

               

                       That this House takes note of the the First Report of the Thematic Committee on

Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and                               Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                                                   (S.C. 4, 2010) – Hon. Sen Mumvuri.

 

On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: Debate adjourned until      tommorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: The Senate adjourned at                 twenty-five minutes past  four o’clock pm. Until Tuesday 15th June, 2010 at a      past two o'clock in the afternoon.

 

 

  1.                                                                                                                         MADZONGWE

President of the Senate

 

TUESDAY, 15TH JUNE 2010

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Access to Clean Water.(Adjourned 10th March, 2010-  Governor for Matebeleland North)

 

                                                                                                                       [Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:

                                                                                                                                                      

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Access to clean water (S.C.5, 2010).- Hon. Sen. Chitsa

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on global warming and the need to institute a         comprehensive and holistic study of the effects of climate change on the food situation in Zimbabwe. (Adjourned 10th March, 2010-  Governor for  Matebeleland North)

 

                                                                                                                            [Day elapsed: 1]

   

               Question proposed:

                                                                                                                              

That This House,

 

Concerned with the phenomenon of climate change that continues to wreck havoc                      with the food security in Zimbabwe:

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that millions of Zimbabweans are faced with the stark                                 reality of a below normal food crops harvest this season as a result of erratic

†  rainfall patterns coupled with the general lack of suFficienѴ agricultural iѮputs;

 

䀉NOTING that the devastating effects of global warming as a result of climate                                              change are yet to be fully realised cnd apreciated{

 

$                     T          IS HOUSE, CALLS upon the inclusive gov!rnment to urgently institute a         !     †Ġ  compr䁥hensiveҠand 䁨oìistic study o聦 the ebfects • f climate chan聧Ʌ o࡮ the food                                           securi|y situevion in Zimbabwe and also takeɳ appropriate mitigatory"meas5res                                              against the effects of climate change.- Hon. Sen. Gutu.

 

 

           Adjourned debate on motion on His Excellency the President's speech at the 64th

Session of              the United  Nations General Assembly in New York on the 25th                     September 2009. ( Adjourned 10th March, 2010 – The Governor for                                                  Matebeleland North Province).

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question proposed:

       

That this House hails His Excellency the President of the republic of        of the 64th   Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the 25th and resolves that its sincere appreciation and gratitude be conveyed to His Sen J. Dube.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on                 Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and             Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                 (Adjourned 10th March ,2010 -The Governor for Maatebeleland North).

 

 

[Day elapsed: 3]

Question proposed:

               

                       That this House takes note of the the First Report of the Thematic Committee on

Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and                               Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                                                   (S.C. 4, 2010) – Hon. Sen Mumvuri.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 9th , 2010 -The Governor for Masvingo).

 

[Time elapsed: 2 hour 55 minutes]

 

   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 been pleased to address to Parliament – Dr Sakupwanya.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Vice President of Zimbabwe, Hon.              Joseph Wilfred Msika  (Adjourned 9th March ,2010 -The Governor for                                                     Masvingo Province).

[Days elapsed: 6]

Question proposed:

 

That this House expresses its sorrow on the death on Wednesday 5 August 2009 of President of Zimbabwe Hon. Joseph Wilfred Msika;

 

NOTES with pride the sterling role he personally played in the liberation of                         Zimbabwe;

 

APPRECIATES with profound gratitude the patriotism he rendered in bringing          unity, tranquillity and progressiveness among the people of Zimbabwe,

 

APPLAUDS his selfless dedication to ensure a better and prosperous Zimbabwe; and

 

RESOLVES that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to the Nation and to the family of                          our deceased hero- Hon. Sen. Mohadi.

 

  1.          Adjourned debate on motion on Home Based Care Policy (Adjourned 10th February     

               2010  The Governor for Matebeleland North)

  

[Days elapsed: 5]

           Question proposed:  That this House:-

 

                NOTING the number of people who are on Antiretroviral Therapy and those in need               of Antiretroviral Therapy;   

           CONCERNED that the Community and Home Based Care givers are volunteers, and             there is inadequate funding for Home Based Care Programmes from the Ministry of               Health and Child Welfare and the National AIDS Council;

 

           FURTHER CONCERNED that there are a lot of organisations involved in

Community and Home Based Care Programmes;

 

            NOW THEREFORE calls upon government:

  1. to make funding available for Community and Home Based Programmes
  2. to review the Home Based Care Policy so that it contains provisions for incentives for Community and Home Based Care Givers
  3. ensures further decentralization and standardization of Home Based Care      ProgramHon. Muchihwa

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 17TH JUNE, 2010

 

                        QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

*1              Senator Mumvѵri:  To ask0the Co-Miɮister{ of Home Affairs to explain the measurgs that the MéŮisࡴry has put in place to curtšil the rampant thefts f pࡴoperty$ illegal panninŧ of gold and indisc2iminaue cutting" f trEes 0erpɥtuated by the unemployed formɥr farm workers ɷho aòe still léving on legally acquired and re{ettled farmѮ

 

*2. Senator Mࡴvuri:  Toaࡴi"the Minister oࡴ Hѥa4h !nd Chiɬd Welfare to infoࡴm the Housࡴ the number of hɥaltH centers in Rushinѧa Rural District that have acquired referral status allowing them to distribute Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drugs and the measures the ministry is taking to increase the number of qualified staff (doctors and nurses) and to improve the supply of drugs at Chimhanda District Hospital.

 

*3. Senator Mumvuri:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to inform the House:

when the student teachers in Intakes 2 and 3 who have since completed the programme at Madziwa Teachers’ College are going to be certificated; 

what steps the ministry is taking to improve and upgrade the facilities at Madziwa Teachers’ College inorder for the college to significantly increase its intake of trainees, and

why the recruitment of students on the Presidential Scholarship to South African Universities was centralized this year as opposed to decentralization through the Provinces as has been the case in previous years.

 

*4. Senator Mumvuri:  To ask the Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to inform the House what long-term measures the ministry is putting in place to recruit and retain Mathematics and Science teachers in the rural schools.

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

 

        Tuesday, 16th March, 2010

 

At 1000 hours Government Caucus 

 

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS): Hon. Chief Mtshane  (Chairperson), Hon Chibagu, Hon. Chief Chisunga,

Hon Chitaka , Hon Dete , Hon. Chief Chitanga, Hon. Chief Dandawa, Hon Dube J., Hon Dube K. , Hon Hove , Hon  Mandava , Hon

Masaba, Hon. Chief Masendu,  Hon. Mbambo, Hon Mlotshwa ,Hon. Chief Mtshane, Mumviri,  Hon. Chief Nebiri, Hon. Chief Ngungumbane, Hon. Chief Nyamukoho, Hon Rugara, Hon. Chief Shana – Clerk Mrs Nyawo.

  1. Chief Nyamukoho, Hon Rugara, Hon. Chief Shana – Clerk Mrs Nyawo.

 

 

 

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