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SENATE VOTES 16 DECEMBER 2009 NO 10

 

No. 10

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, 16TH DECEMBER 2009

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Half past two o’clock p.m

 

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

PRAYERS.

 

Members Present

Chabuka K. Charumbira Chief F. Z.

Chibagu G,

Chidarikire

F.              E.

Chiduku

Chief R.  M. Chimbudzi A.

Chimombe

Chief G.M.  Chisunga Chief D.

Chitaka     P.

Chitanga

Chief F.C.

Chitsa    E. Dandawa Chief T. M.

Dete A. A.

Dinha      M.

Dube G. T.

Femai     M..  Gampu

Chief       IV,

A.S. Gaule

B.

Gava C.

Georgias

Gutu O. C.

Hlalo M.M.

Holland S.M. Hove

R.C.

Hungwe J.D.  Jacob

E.

Kabayanjiri O.

Katyamaenz

a               V.

Khumalo D.

Komichi M.

Mabhiza G.   Mabika Chief     J.T.

Machaya J. M.K.

Makamure

E. K.  R.  Makore               J.  Makunde T.

Makuyana

C. Maluleke

T.              H.

Mandaba

M. I. N.

Manyeruke

J.

Marava M. Mathuthu T. A.

 Masaba                J.  Masendu

Chief      S.D Mbambo L.

Mlotshwa

S.   Mtshane Chief L.K.

Mohadi

T.B.

Mtingwend

e                  T.

Muchenje

V.

Muchihwa

R.

Mumvuri

D.D.           E.

Murerwa H.M.

Musarurwa

Chief E. M.

 

Mushohwe

  1. C.

Mutsvang wa M.

Muzerengw a T. S.

Ncube S.

Ndlovu      J.

Ndlovu N. K.  Nebiri

Chief W.  Ngungumba ne Chief

Z.N.M Nkomo J.L.  Ntabeni

Chief          M. Nyamukoho Chief        S.K. Rimbi J. M.

Rugara K.  Sakupwany a S. U.

Sekeramayi

S.T. Shana

Chief

N.Z.J.,

Sibanda A. Sinampande H.M.

Tapela L.A.

 

 

 

Apologies

Coltart. D

Dube.J

 

 

 

 

  1. Paper laid upon the Table-

 

          The Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture

 

Report on the Rapid Assessment of Primary and Secondary Schools compiled by the National Education Advisory Board.

 

  1. The President of the Senate congratulated the Hon. Vice President J. L Nkomo on his appointment as the country’s second Vice President on behalf of the Senate.

 

  1. The Governor for Matebeleland North moved: That provisions of Standing Order No. 22 (7) regarding interruption of Business and automatic adjournment of the Senate at five minutes to seven o’clock pm and at twenty five minutes past one o’clock pm on a Friday and provisions of Standing Order Nos. 97 (3b) and 98 regarding procedures in respect of reports from the Parliamentary Legal Committee and stages of Bills respectively, be suspended in respect of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill [H.B. 7A, 2009], Finance No. 3 Bill [H.B. 13A, 2009], the Appropriation 2010 Bill [H.B. 12, 2009], the Audit Office Bill [H.B. 10A, 2009], and the Public Finance Management Bill [H.B. 9A, 2009] for the current series of sittings.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. SECOND READING: Public Finance Management Bill [H.B 9A, 2009]- The Minister of   Finance

 

Bill read a second time. Committee- forthwith.

 

(Senate in Committee)

 

Clauses 1 to 93 put and agreed to.

 

Bill to be reported without amendment.

 

(Senate resumed)

 

Bill reported without amendment.  Third Reading- forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

 

  1. The Minister of Finance moved that: That Order of the day No. 3 for today stand over until Order of the day No.4 has been disposed of.

 

  1. SECOND READING: Audit Office Bill [H.B 10A, 2009]- The Minister of Finance

 

Bill read a second time. Committee- forthwith.

 

(Senate in Committee)

 

Clauses 1 to 35 put and agreed to.

 

Bill to be reported without amendment.

 

(Senate resumed)

 

Bill reported without amendment.  Third reading- forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

 

  1. SECOND READING: Finance (No. 3) Bill [H.B. 13A, 2009]- The Minister of Finance

 

Bill read a second time. Committee- forthwith.

 

(Senate in Committee)

 

Clauses 1 to 45 put and agreed to.

 

Bill to be reported without amendment.

 

(Senate resumed)

 

Bill reported without amendment.  Third reading- forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

 

  1. SECOND READING: Appropriation, 2010, Bill [H.B 12,2009]- The Minister of Finance

 

Bill read a second time. Committee- forthwith.

 

(Senate in Committee)

 

         Clauses 1 to 5 and schedule, put and agreed to.

 

Bill to be reported without amendment.

 

(Senate resumed)

 

Bill reported without amendment.  Third reading- forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

 

 

  1. Bills returned to the House of Assembly                                                                                                         Date Returned

Public Finance Management Bill [H.B 9A, 2009]

Finance (No. 3) Bill [H.B. 13A, 2009] [Money Bill]

Audit Office Bill [H.B 10A, 2009]

Appropriation 2010 Bill [H.B 12,2009] [Money Bill]…………………16th December 2009

 

 

 

 

  1. On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: The Senate adjourned at six minutes past seven o’clock pm. until Tuesday, 9th February 2010 at a half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

  1.                                                                                                                                  MADZONGWE

President of the Senate

 

 

TUESDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY 2010

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. COMMITTEE:Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill  [H.B. 7A, 2009]- The Minister of Finance.

 

 (See Notice of Amendments)

 

 

  1. J. Dube Hon. Mbambo

 

That this House hails His Excellency the President of the republic of Zimbabwe for the great speech he delivered on the occasion of the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the 25th September 2009 and resolves that its sincere appreciation and gratitude be conveyed to His Excellency.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (adjourned 15th December 2009 The Governor for Matebeleland North)

 

[Time elapsed: 2 hour 50 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 have been pleased to address to Parliament – Dr Sakupwanya.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of Vice President of Zimbabwe, Hon. Joseph

     Wilfred Msika (Adjourned 15th Decenber 2009- The Governor for Matebeleland North)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

Question proposed:

 

That this House expresses its sorrow on the death on Wednesday 5 August 2009 of the Vice 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 Mohadi.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Home Based Care Policy (Adjourned 15th December, 2009The Governor for Matebeleland North)

  

[Days elapsed: 3] Question proposed:  That this House:-

 

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

Antiretroviral Therapy;

he 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

ensures further decentralization and standardization of Home Based Care Program-         Hon Muchihwa

 

 

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THURSDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY 2010

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

*1.     SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain the measures that the Ministry has put in place to curtail the rampant thefts of property, illegal panning of gold and indiscriminate cutting of trees perpetuated by the unemployed former farm workers who are still living on legally acquired and resettled farms.

 

*2.     SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the House the number of health centers in Rushinga 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:

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

 

 

 

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

 

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill, 2009 (HB 7A, 2009)

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 2

 

BY SENATOR MONICA MUTSVANGWA

 

In clause 2 of the Bill by the deletion of paragraph (a) of clause 2

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 3

 

BY SENATOR MONICA MUTSVANGWA

 

In clause 3 of the Bill, by deletion of sub-clause (i) of the proviso.

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 4

 

BY SENATOR MONICA MUTSVANGWA

 

In clause 4 of the Bill, by the deletion, in line 16 of, “through the Minister in writing”.

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 6

 

BY SENATOR MONICA MUTSVANGWA

 

In clause 6 of the Bill, by the repeal of paragraph (a) and the substitution of the

 

following-

 

Sub-section (1) by the deletion of “four” and the substitution of “three”; and by the

 

deletion of sub-clause (b)(i).

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 8

 

BY SENATOR MONICA MUTSVANGWA

 

In clause 8 of the Bill, by the deletion of the whole of clause 8 and the substitution of the

 

following:

 

“21(2) The Board shall consist of the Governor and every Deputy Governor and not  fewer than five and not more than nine directors.”

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 10

 

BY SENATOR MONICA MUTSVANGWA

 

In clause 10 of the Bill, by the deletion of the whole proposed section.

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 11

 

BY SENATOR MONICA MUTSVANGWA

 

In clause 11 of the Bill, by the deletion of the whole proposed section.

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 13

 

BY SENATOR MONICA MUTSVANGWA

 

In clause 13 of the Bill, by the deletion of sub-paragraph (I) of section 29A and the

 

substitution of the following:

 

“There shall be a Committee of the Board called the Audit and Oversight Committee

 

chaired by a non-executive director of the Board and consisting of three other non-

 

executive members of the Board who shall be appointed by the Board.

 

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 18

BY SENATOR GUTU

 

In clause 18 of the Bill, the deletion of section 63A.

 

 

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 19

 

BY SENATOR MONICA MUTSVANGWA

 

In clause 19 of the Bill, by the deletion of the whole of sub-clause (3) of the proposed section and the substitution of the following:

“(3) No shares or any assets of a company referred to in subsection (1) shall be sold by the Bank except with the leave of the Minister responsible for Finance, and where such leave is given, the Bank shall apply the proceeds thereof to meeting its liabilities, if any, that, on the date of commencement of this Act are found to exist.”

 

 

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