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SENATE VOTES 16 DECEMBER 2009 NO 10a

 

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

 
 Bennet R.

Chabuka K. Charumbira Chief F. Z.

Chibagu G,

Chidarikire

F.              E.

Chiduku

Chief R.  M.

Chigwedere A. S. Chimbudzi A.

Chimombe

Chief G.M.  Chisunga Chief D.

Chitaka     P.

Chitanga

Chief F.C.

Chitsa       E.

Chinamasa

P. .A.

Coltart D.

Dandawa

Chief T. M.

Dete A. A.

Dinha      M.

Dube G. T.

Dube         J.

Dube K.  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.

Karimanzira

D.          I.G.  Katyamaenz

a            V.  Khumalo D.

Komichi M.

Mabhiza G.   Mabika Chief     J.T.

Machaya J. M.K.

Made J. M.

Madzorera

H.

Makamure

E.               K.

Makhula R. R.  Makore

J.  Makunde

T.

Makuyana

C. Maluleke

T.               H.

Mandaba

M. I. N.

Manyeruke

J.

Marava M. Marumahok

o                 R.

Mathuthu T. A.  Masaba J.  Masendu Chief      S.D

Masuku A.

 

Mathema C.

Mbambo L.

Mlotshwa

  1. Mtshane Chief L.K.

Mohadi

T.B.

Mtingwend e T.

Muchenje

Muchihwa

Mudzingwa

Mumbenge gwi S. S.

Mumvuri

D.D.         E.

Murerwa H.M.

Musarurwa

Chief E. M.

Mushohwe

  1. C.

Mutsvang wa M.

Muzerengw a T. S.

Ncube S.

Ncube W.

Ndlovu      J.

Ndlovu N. K.  Nebiri

Chief       W.

Nembire

Chief C.N 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.

Zvidzai S.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The Minister of Finance 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.

 

 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.

 

The Minister of Finance moved that: That Order of the day No. 3 for today stands over    until Order of the day No.10 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)

         Clause 1 to 5

 

On the Schedule,

 

 

Supply grants put for debate:

Vote No. 1- “President and Cabinet”, US$50,568,000

Vote No. 2- “Office of the Prime Minister”, US$6,078,000

Vote No. 3- “Parliament of Zimbabwe”, US$6,781,000  Vote No. 4 – “Public Service”, US$48,890,500.

Vote No. 5- “Defence”, US$98,293,000  Vote No. 6- “Finance”, US$161,980,000  Vote No. 8- “Audit”, US$2,216,000.

Vote No. 9- “Industry and Commerce”, US$2,613,900

Vote No. 10- “Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development”, US$55,771,700

Vote No. 11- “Mines and Mining Development”, US$3,746,000

Vote No. 12- “Environment and Natural Resources Management”, US$3,823,000

Vote No. 13- “Transport and Infrastructural Development”, US$20,737,700

Vote No. 14- “Foreign Affairs”, US$42,427,000

Vote No. 15- “Local Government, Urban and Rural Development”, US$11,106,000  Vote No. 16- “Health and Child Welfare”, US$156,473,600

Vote No. 17- “Education Sport, Arts and Culture”, US$276,753,000.

Vote No. 18- “Higher and Tertiary Education US$70,264,000

Vote No. 19- “Youth, Indigenisation and Empowerment”, US$14,913,000

Vote No. 20- “Home Affairs”, US$103,613,000

Vote No. 21- “Justice and Legal Affairs”, US$46,131,000

Vote No. 22- “Media, Information and Publicity”, US$2,841,000.

Vote No. 23- “Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development”, US$1,375,000

Vote No. 24- “Energy and Power Development”, US$1,499,500

Vote No. 25- “Economic Planning and Investment Promotion”, US$1,460,000

Vote No. 26- “Science and Technology Development”, US$3,140,000

Vote No. 27- “Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development”, US$3,792,000

Vote 28- “National Housing and Social Amenities”, US$3,506,000 Vote No. 29- “Water

Resources Development and Management”, US$2,704,000

Vote No. 30- “Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs”, US$8,978,000

Vote No. 31- “Tourism and Hospitality”, US$1,456,000

Vote No. 32- “Labour and Social Services”, US$27,522,500

Vote No. 33- “State Enterprises and Parastatals”, US$1,149,000

Vote No. 34- “Information and Communication Technology”, US$5,699,100  Vote No. 35- “Public Works”, US$12,199,000”, put and agreed to.

Vote No. 36- “Regional Intergration and National Cooperation”, US$1,201,500 Vote No. 37- “Lands and Rural Resettlement”, US$6,979,000

 

Bill to be reported without amendment.

 

(Senate resumed)

 

Bill reported without amendment.  Third reading- forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

 

 

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

 

(Senate in Committee)

 

Clauses 1 put and agreed to.

 

On clause 2

 

Senator Mutsvangwa moved: The deletion of paragraph (a)

 

Amendment put and agreed to.

 

Clause 2, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

On clause 3

 

Senator Mutsvangwa moved: The deletion of sub- clause (i) of the provision

 

Amendment put and agreed to.

 

Clause 3, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

On clause 4

 

Senator Mutsvangwa moved: The deletion, in line 16 of , “through the Minister in writing”.

 

Amendment put and agreed to.

 

Clause 4, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

Clause 5 put and agreed to.

On clause 6

 

Senator Mutsvangwa moved: The repeal of paragraph (a) and the substitution of sub-section (1) by the deletion of “four” and the substitution of “three”, and by the deletion of sub-clause (b)(i).

 

Amendment put and agreed to.

 

Clause 6, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

Clause 7 put and agreed to.

 

On clause 8

 

Senator Mutsvangwa moved: The deletion 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 put and agreed to.

 

Clause 8, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

Clause 9 put and agreed to.

 

On clause 10

 

Senator Mutsvangwa moved that: The deletion of the whole proposed section.

 

Amendment put and agreed to.

 

Clause 10, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

On clause 11

 

Senator Mutsvangwa moved that: The deletion of the whole proposed section.

 

Amendment put and agreed to.

 

Clause 11, as amended, put and agreed to.

 

Clause 12 put and agreed to.

 

On clause 13

 

Senator Mutsvangwa moved: The deletion of sub-paragraph (1) of section 29A and the substitution by 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 put and agreed to.

 

Clause 13 put and agreed to.

 

Clauses 14 to 17 put and agreed to.

 

On clause 18

 

Senator Gutu moved: The deletion of section 63A

 

Amendment put and agreed to.

 

Clause 18 put and agreed to.

 

On clause 19

 

Senator Mutsvangwa moved: The deletion of the whole of sub-clause (3) of the proposed and the substitution of the following: “(3) No shares or any assets of a company referred to subsection (1) shall be sold by the Bank except with the leave of the Minister responsible Finance, and where such leave is given, the Bank shall apply the proceeds thereof to liabilities, if any, that, on the date of commencement of this Act are found to exist.” Amendment put and agreed to.

 

Clause 19 put and agreed to.

 

Bill to be reported with amendments.

 

(Senate resumed)

 

Bill reported with amendments.  Third reading- forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

 

 

Hon. 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 16th December

2009  The Governor for Matebeleland North)

 

[Time elapsed: 2 hour 50 minutes]

 

Question again proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of    Zimbabwe

                                                                   as follows: 7         -

 

May it please you, your Excellency the President:

 

We the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased 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: 2]

Question again proposed:

 

That this House expresses its sorrow on the death on Wednesday 5 August 2009 of the 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 16th December, 2009-The Governor for Matebeleland North)

  

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question again 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 inadequate funding for Home Based Care Programmes from the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the National AIDS Council;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that there are a lot of organisations involved in 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

Community and Home Based Care Givers

  1. b) ensures further decentralization and standardization of Home Based Care Program- Hon Muchihwa

 

 

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

 

  1. On the motion of the Governor for Matebeleland North: The Senate adjourned at two

three o’clock pm. Until Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 at a half past two o’clock in the

 

 

  1.                                                                                                                                  MADZONGWE

President of the Senate

 

TUESDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY 2010

 

ORDER OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

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

 

 

  1. Hon. J. Dube Hon. Mbambo

 

That this House hails His Excellency the President of the republic of Zimbabwe for the speech he delivered on the occasion of the 64th Session of the United Nations General in New York on the 25th September 2009 and resolves that its sincere appreciation and 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 leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased 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 President of Zimbabwe Hon. Joseph Wilfred Msika;

 

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

 

APPRECIATES witH pPofound çratitude thm patriotism he rendered in bringing unity,          vranquillity and progrescivene{s among thg peopl% of Zimbabwe,

 

ATPL@UDS hhs selfless dedication to ensure a better and prospermws Zimbabwe; and

 

!RESÏLVES that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to the Nat)on and to the family of

our deceased hero-Hon Mohadi.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Home Based Care Policy (Adjourned 15th December, 2009-The 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;

 

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

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that there are a lot of organisations involved in 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

Community and Home Based Care Givers

  1. b) ensures further decentralization and standardization of Home Based Care Program- Hon Muchihwa

 

 

______________________________________________________________________

 

 

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.”

 

______________________________________________________________________

 

 

THURSDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2009

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

*1.

 

*2.

 

*3.

 

*4.

 

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 and indiscriminate cutting of trees perpetuated by the unemployed former farm workers still living on legally acquired and resettled farms.

SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the the number of health centers in Rushinga Rural District that have acquired referral allowing them to distribute Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drugs and the measures the ministry to increase the number of qualified staff (doctors and nurses) and to improve the supply at Chimhanda District Hospital.

SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to inform House:

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

)        what steps the ministry is taking to improve and upgrade the facilities at

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 was centralized this year as opposed to decentralization through the Provinces as case in previous years.

SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to inform the what long term measures the ministry is putting in place to recruit 12         and retain Science teachers in the rural schools.

 

 

 

 

 

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