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SENATE VOTES 15 MARCH 2022 NO 28

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No. 28

 

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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TUESDAY, 15TH MARCH, 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

Charumbira Chief F.

Chifamba J

Chikwaka Chief

Chimbudzi A

Chinake V

Chirongoma J M

Chisorochengwe T

Chitanga Chief

Chundu -Mbasera Chief

Denga P

Dube A

Dube M. R.

Gumpo S

Gweshe K

Hungwe J D

Hungwe S O

Kambizi E

Khumalo M N

Khupe W

Komichi M

Mabika D

Makone T M

Makumbe Chief

Malinga J T

Maluleke O. M

Mapungwana Chief

Mathupula Chief

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

Matsiwo Chief

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mbohwa M.

Mkhwebu A

Moeketsi V

Mohadi T. B.

Moyo G

Moyo T

Mpofu B

Mpofu S

Mudzuri E

Munzverengwi A

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Muzenda V T

Mtshane L. K Chief

Mwonzora T D

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu D M

Nechombo Chief

Nembire Chief

Ngezi Chief

Ngungumbane Chief

Nhema Chief

Nkomo N

Ntabeni Chief

Nyambuya M. R

Nyangazonke Chief Nyathi R

Parirenyatwa D. P

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

Sekeramayi S T

Shumba C

Siansali Chief

Tongogara A. K

Tsomondo B

 

 

 

 

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

Hon. Chiduwa, Hon. Ziyambi Z.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

Absent with leave

  1. Second Reading: Pension and Provident Funds Bill (H. B. 17A, 2019)–The

Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

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

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

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions on HIV and AIDS service delivery system in Zimbabwe (S.C.6, 2022).

     On the motion of Hon. Sen. Kambizi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu: Debate

     adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Sen. Kambizi, seconded by Hon. Sen. A, Dube , moved:

 

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the Implementation of the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)- Roll – Out Programme in the selected Health Institutions in Zimbabwe (S.C.5, 2022).

     On the motion of Hon. Sen. Kambizi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara: Debate

     adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara moved: That Orders of the Day Nos. 4 to 7 for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 8 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the importance of a sound road network - (Adjourned

           8th March 2022 - Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

[Days elapsed: 21]

Question proposed: That this House-

COGNIZANT that a sound road network is the nerve centre of economic development;

NOTING with concern that the Chipinge Mt Selinda road right up to Espungabeira Border Post has not been attended to, resulting in its current state of disrepair;

ANTICIPATING the huge benefits that can be accrued to the country if this road and other similar roads country wide could be given a facelift;

ALSO NOTING that the Border post at Mt Selinda has the potential of being developed as an investment centre and the shortest route to the port of Beira from Zimbabwe thereby enhancing the ease of doing business in the country;

Now, therefore this HOUSE,

Calls upon the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to avail through the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development adequate funding for the construction, upgrading and rehabilitation of the road network in the country

Applauds the Second Republic for the commendable efforts taken to fulfil the aspirations of the people by embarking on tangible developmental programmes that have become the order of the day country wide – Hon Sen. Mabika.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 8th

     March, 2022- Hon. Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development)

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 28]

     

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 Kambizi

 

     On the motion of Hon. Sen. Kambizi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chirongoma: Debate

     adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the untimely passing on of the late Senator for Matebeleland South, Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo (Adjourned 8th March, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

Question again proposed: That this House-

Expresses its profound sorrow on the untimely passing on of the late Senator for   Matebeleland South, Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo, on Sunday 14 November, 2021.

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 Moyo family, relatives and

      the entire Nation for the untimely loss of the Hon. Senator- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu.

     On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara: Debate

     adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the devastating effects of drug abuse by youths

(Adjourned 9th March, 2022- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary  

  Affairs)

                                                                                                                                    [Days elapsed: 2]

            Question again proposed:  That this House-

 

DISTURBED by the excessive and prevalent abuse of drugs by youths countrywide;

NOTING the situation is exacerbated by the unemployment rate among youths who consequently end up spending most of their time idle and end up resorting to taking all sorts of drugs;

CONCERNED that such abuse of drugs has devastating consequences on our future generations and the Nation as a whole;

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government

  1. To put in place measures that will curb the abuse of drugs by youths through self-help projects so as to keep our youths fully occupied all the time.
  2. Set up rehabilitation centers and Hospitals to assist our youths who are addicted to drugs to the extent of treating such abuse as a way of life.
  3. Legislate for stiffer penalties for the importation of those substances that give rise to incidents of drug abuse in the country A. Dube.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. A. Dube, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chirongoma: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu: The Senate adjourned at five o`clock p.m.

 

HON. GEN. (Rtd) M.R. NYAMBUYA,

                                                               Deputy President of the Senate.

 

WEDNESDAY, 16TH MARCH, 2022

 

 

    ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTIONS

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of Pension and Provident Funds Bill (H. B. 17A, 2019)– (Adjourned 15th March 2022- The Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

          

[Day elapsed:1]

 

           Question proposed:  That the Pension and Provident Funds Bill (H. B. 17A, 2019) be now read a second time- The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

  1. Hon. Sen. Tongogara

Hon. Sen. Chief Ngungumbane

MINDFUL that Government established the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to deal with challenges of corruption in the country,

 

DISTURBED that despite such noble endeavor by Government incidents of corruption continue to proliferate unabated as if to make a mockery of the measures put in place;

NOTING with concern that this concerns scourge needs to be tackled and nipped from the bud before it disturbs our everyday lives as it continues to rear its head among our societies;

CONCERNED that at times even those tasked with the responsibility of preserving our laws and order do end up being caught on the wrong side of the law as they fail to rest the effects of corruption which continues to spread like fire;

Now, therefore this HOUSE,

  1. Calls upon the Executive to introduce deterrent services for those engaging in corrupt activities
  2. Calls upon the judiciary to fast track all cases of corruption through spread courts that will be established to deal with such nefarious activities

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions on HIV and AIDS service delivery system (Adjourned 15th March 2002 - Hon. Sen. Kambizi)

  

[Day elapsed:1]

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions on HIV and AIDS service delivery system in Zimbabwe (S.C.6, 2022) – Hon. Kambizi.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Implementation of the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)- Roll – Out Programme (Adjourned 15th March 2002 - Hon. Sen. Kambizi)

  

[Day elapsed:1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the Implementation of the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)- Roll – Out Programme in the selected Health Institutions in Zimbabwe (S.C.5, 2022) – Hon. Sen. Kambizi.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 15th

     March, 2022- Hon. Sen. Kambizi)

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 29]

     

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 Kambizi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the untimely passing on of the late Senator for Matebeleland South, Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo (Adjourned 15th March, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

Question proposed: That this House-

Expresses its profound sorrow on the untimely passing on of the late Senator for   Matebeleland South, Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo, on Sunday 14 November, 2021.

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 Moyo family, relatives and

      the entire Nation for the untimely loss of the Hon. Senator- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the devastating effects of drug abuse by youths

  (Adjourned 15th March, 2022- Hon. Sen. A. Dube)

                                                                                                                                    [Days elapsed: 3]

            Question proposed:  That this House-

 

DISTURBED by the excessive and prevalent abuse of drugs by youths countrywide;

NOTING the situation is exacerbated by the unemployment rate among youths who consequently end up spending most of their time idle and end up resorting to taking all sorts of drugs;

CONCERNED that such abuse of drugs has devastating consequences on our future generations and the Nation as a whole;

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government

  1. To put in place measures that will curb the abuse of drugs by youths through self-help projects so as to keep our youths fully occupied all the time.
  2. Set up rehabilitation centers and Hospitals to assist our youths who are addicted to drugs to the extent of treating such abuse as a way of life.
  3. Legislate for stiffer penalties for the importation of those substances that give rise to incidents of drug abuse in the country Sen. A. Dube.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the increase of gender-based violence since the

   outbreak of Covid 19 – (Adjourned 8th March 2022- Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 14]

Question proposed: That this House-

NOTING with concern that since the outbreak of COVID 19 there has been a sharp increase of gender-based violence (GBV) especially domestic violence in the country;

AWARE that Zimbabwe is a signatory of UN international and regional treaties and protocols against GBV, amongst them CEADW, SADC Protocol on Gender and Development;

ACKNOWLEDGING the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE campaign) that calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, to end GBV;

Aware that this year’s theme for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”

RECOGNIZING the efforts that the government has been taking to curb the scourge of GBV through policies and activities in provinces and districts;

WORRIED that if urgent measures are not taken to reduce the prevalence of GBV, there is real risk that GBV will be a real pandemic within the COVID 19 crisis;

NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS upon the Executive to do more to curb GBV among communities by, among others deploying more GBV mobile services in districts and provinces; and building more safe houses – Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi

 

THURSDAY, 17TH MARCH, 2022

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 *         QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of

Implementation and Monitoring to give an update on plans that have been put in place by

Government to resuscitate the District Development Fund Tillage Unit Programme in the

country.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*2. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in

      charge of Implementation and Monitoring to inform the House the measures put in place

      to provide spare parts for boreholes that require servicing.

                                                                                                                           [Deferred 11th November 2021]

*3. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and

      Rural Development to explain to the House the plans that have been put in place to

      address siltation challenges in most of the dams in the country.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*4.  Hon. Sen. Tongogara: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and  

        Rural Resettlement to inform the House whether there are any mechanisms in place to

        monitor the inputs that are given to small scale farmers under the Presidential Input

        Scheme and whether these inputs are utilized for intended purposes at household level

        amid allegations that some individuals sell such inputs.

 [Deferred 11th November 2021]

 

*5. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to

      update the House on government policy regarding contributions by diasporians to the

      fiscus.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*6. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Gender, Small Medium

      Enterprises and Community Development to explain to the House whether or not women

      are awarded tenders on programmes relating to the national development agenda.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*7. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation to

      appraise the House on the role the Ministry is playing to market and promote popular

      sports in the country.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*8. 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]

*9.  Hon. Sen. Tongogara: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to

        inform the House the procedure that the local authorities use to formulate their budget. 

  

                      [Deferred 11th November 2021]

 

 

 

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