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SENATE VOTES 16 JULY 2019 56

 

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 56

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION - NINTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 16TH JULY 2019

 

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Half past two o’clock pm.

      

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

PRAYERS.

Members Present

 Chabuka K.,

 Charumbira Chief,

Chifamba J.,

Chikwaka Chief,

Chimbudzi A.,

Chimutengwende C.,

Chinake V.,

Chirongoma J. M.,

Chitanga Chief,

Chundu Chief,

Dube A.,

Dube M. R., Femai M.

Gumpo S.,

Gwaradzimba E.,

Gweshe K.,

Hungwe J. D.,

Hungwe S. O.,

Khupe W.,

Komichi M.,

Makone T. M.,

Makumbe Chief,

Maluleke O. M.,

Mapungwana Chief,

Masendu Chief,

Mavetera T.,

Mathupula Chief,

Mathuthu T.,

Matiirira A.,

Matsiwo Chief,

Matuke L.,

Mavhunga M.,

Mbohwa M.,

Mkhwebu A., Moeketsi V.,

Mohadi T. B., Moyo S.K.

Mpofu S.,

Mudzuri E.,

Muronzi M.,

Muzenda V. T.,

Mwonzora T. D.,

Ncube S.,

Ndlovu M.,

Ndlovu P.,

Nechombo Chief,

Nembire Chief,

Nhema Chief, Nyambuya  (Lt. Gen. Rtd.) M. R.,

Nyathi R.,

Phuthi M.,

Rambanepasi C.,

Rwambiwa E.,

Sekeramayi S. T.,

Shoko G.,

Shumba C.,

Sinampande H.,

Timire R.,

Timveos L.,

Tongogara A. K.,

Tsomondo B., Wunganayi T., Zivira H.

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

Printed by Order of the Senate   

Absent with leave

  1. Paper laid upon the Table-

            The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development

 

            Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on        Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment [ by section 327 of the Constitution].

  1. The President of the Senate informed the Senate that Parliament Sports Club was             advising all Honourable Senators interested in sporting that training would resume  on Monday, 22nd July, 2019 and would be conducted from Mondays to Thursdays at the Girls High School from 0600 hours to 0700 hours.

  1. Sen. Wunganayi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Timveos, moved: That this House;

COGNISANT that Section 77 (a) recognises the right of every person to safe, clean and potable water;

DEEPLY CONCERNED by the perennial shortage of clean and portable water in most towns and growth points, which has over the years greatly contributed to an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid;

NOTING that according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, more than US$50 million was utilised in containing the cholera outbreak during the year 2018 alone;

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon Government to urgently allocate foreign currency to local authorities for the development of water infrastructure in towns and growth points and purchasing water treatment chemicals.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Wunganayi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Timveos: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Speaker of National Assembly, Hon. Advocate J. F. Mudenda’s Bilateral Visit to the Shura Advisory Council, Doha, Qatar, 30th March to 4th April, (Adjourned 19th June, 2019 – Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

 Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Speaker of   National Assembly, Hon. Advocate J. F. Mudenda’s Bilateral Visit to the Shura   Advisory Council, Doha, Qatar, 30th March to 4th April,Hon. Sen. Chief 

  Mtshane

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi.: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the AfrEA Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (Adjourned 19th June, 2019 – Sen. Chief Nechombo)

 

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwean delegation to the AfrEA Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation held in Abidjan, Cote d’lvoire from 11th to 15th March 2019 – Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo.

Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

    

  1. Adjourned debate on the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of             the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 19th June, 2019- Sen. Mohadi).

 

[Days elapsed:  13]

  

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held at Joachim

Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique from 6th

November to 8th December 2018.- Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mohadi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Muzenda: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. On the motion of the Minister of State for Mashonaland Central: The Senate adjourned at twenty-six minutes past three o’clock pm.

  1.                                                                        M. CHINOMONA,

President of the Senate.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 17TH JULY 2019

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. HON SEN. NCUBE  

               HON. S. SEN. MPOFU

That this House takes note of the Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Cancer Treatment and Control in Zimbabwe.

  1. HON. SEN. TONGOGARA

                HON. SEN. MATHUTHU

That this House;

 

RECALLING that child marriages were a rare occurrence before Zimbabwe’s independence; 

             

NOTING that the extended family, community leadership and members used to play a critical role of inculcating good morals and values in children, a culture which minimised child marriages;

 

CONCERNED by the disintegration of the extended family unit and the community social moral fabric resulting in increased number of juveniles entering into marriage partnerships with adults;

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Government in collaboration with other stakeholders including traditional and religious leaders to vigorously enforce the law against offenders engaging in child marriages and inculcate cultural values that ultimately discourage and bring to an end all forms of child marriages.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Speaker of National Assembly, Hon. Advocate J. F. Mudenda’s Bilateral Visit to the Shura Advisory  Council, Doha, Qatar, 30th March to 4th April, (Adjourned 16th July, 2019 – Sen. Muzenda)

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

 Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Speaker of

 National Assembly, Hon. Advocate J. F. Mudenda’s Bilateral Visit to the Shura

 Advisory Council, Doha, Qatar, 30th March to 4th April,Hon. Sen. Chief    Mtshane

  1. Adjourned debate on the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 16th July, 2019- Sen. Mohadi).

 

[Days elapsed:  14]

  

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the

44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held at Joachim Chissano

International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique from 6th November to 8th

December 2018.- Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

  1. Adjourned Debate on motion on the perennial shortages of clean and portable water in most towns and growth points (Adjourned 16th July,2019 – Hon. Sen. Wunganayi)

 

[Day elapsed:  1]

  

 

     

Question proposed: That this House;

COGNISANT that Section 77 (a) recognises the right of every person to safe, clean and potable water;

DEEPLY CONCERNED by the perennial shortage of clean and portable water in most towns and growth points, which has over the years greatly contributed to an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid;

NOTING that according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, more than US$50 million was utilised in containing the cholera outbreak during the year 2018 alone;

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon Government to urgently allocate foreign currency to local authorities for the development of water infrastructure in towns and growth points and purchasing water treatment chemicals. Hon. Sen. Wunganayi.

  

  1. COMMITTEE: To resume on the Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 247 of 2018, Agricultural Marketing Authority (Command Agriculture Scheme for Domestic Crop, Livestock and Fisheries Production) Regulations, 2018 published in the Gazette during the month of November, 2018. (progress reported 5th March) – Hon. Samukange.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 18TH JULY, 2019

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS.

* QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1.  HON. SEN. TIMVEOS: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state whether Chinese businesses operating in the mining sector are paying any royalties to Government and if so, to advise on the total amount paid in 2017.

  [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

 

*2.

HON. SEN. MOHADI: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

Development to update the House on progress made by the Ministry on fencing the

Bulawayo- Beitbridge as a remedial measure to keep away stray animals along the

road.

 [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

*3.

 

HON. SEN. CHIEF CHIKWAKA: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary  Education to advise on government’s policy regarding students who dropped out of school due to the fact that their parents could not afford to pay incentives that were required by teachers before the year 2013, resulting in such students being a menace to the communities.

 

[Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

 

 

 

*4.

 

HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development to state the current number of women with disabilities in the country by age and per province.

                                                                                           [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

*5.

HON. SEN. DUBE A: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when the construction of student nurses’ accommodation at Tsholotsho District Hospital will be completed.

                                                                                       [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

*6.

HON. SEN. DUBE A: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to advise the House on whether the Government has plans to assist people who were affected by Cyclone Eline in Tsholotsho to rebuild their houses considering that they have been living in make-shift shelter since 2016.

                                                                                   [Deferred from 20th June, 2019] 

*7.

HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain measures being taken to reduce conflicts in relation to boundaries between traditional leaders.

                                                                                       [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

*8.

HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural

Heritage to apprise the House on measures being taken to preserve local cultural

values and whether the Government is collaborating with other key players such as traditional leaders and the education system in this regard.

                                                                                                     [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

 

*9.       HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services to state when information centres will be established in Mount Darwin to improve access to information by youths and school children.

                                                                                                     [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

*10.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to explain measures being taken to ensure gender equality in appointment of Commissioners to independent Commissions.

                                                                                                     [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

*11.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to explain measures being taken to end child marriages which are on the rise in Zimbabwe.

                                                                                                     [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

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MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

Thursday, 18th July, 2019

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 3

 

 Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen. Mbohwa M. (Chairperson); Hon.  Sen. Chirongoma J. M; Hon. Chief Chitanga, Hon. Sen. Chief Chikwaka; Hon. Sen.

                 Chief Chundu; Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Femai M; Hon. Sen. Komichi M;

 Hon. Sen. Makone T; Hon. Malinga J. T; Hon. Sen Mpofu B; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu P;  Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo; Hon. Chief Nembire; Hon. Sen. Chief Nhema; Hon.  Sen. Chief Nyangazonke; Hon. Sen. Phuti M; Hon. Sen. Rambanepasi C; Hon. Sen.  Tsomondo B; Hon. Sen. Zivira H. (Committee Clerk - Mr. B. M. Nyathi)

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 4

 

 Peace and Security: Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa P. D. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen.  Chabuka K; Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira; Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen.  Chimbudzi A; Hon. Sen. Dube M. R; Hon. Sen. Komichi M; Hon. Sen. Makone T;  Hon. Sen. Chief Makumbe; Hon. Sen. Chief Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T;  Hon. Sen. Matiirira A; Hon. Sen. Chief Matsiwo; Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu A; Hon.  Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen. Moyo S. K; Hon. Sen. Mudzuri E; Hon. Sen.  Mwonzora D; Hon. Sen. Ncube S; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu M; Hon. Sen. Chief Ngezi;  Hon.  Sen. Chief Ngungumbane; Hon. Sen. Chief Ntabeni; Hon. Sen. Nyathi R;

 Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali; Hon. Sen. Dr. Sekeramayi S. T; Hon. Sen. Sinampande H.  M; Hon. Sen. Timveos L. (Committee Clerk—Mr. W. Marume)

 

Monday, 22nd July, 2019

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 3

 

Gender Development and Empowerment: Hon Sen. Ncube S. (Chairperson);

               Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen. Chief Chikwaka; Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi A; Hon.

 Sen. Hungwe O; Hon. Sen. Khupe W; Hon. Sen.  Mavetera T; Hon.Sen. Moeketsi  V; Hon. Sen. Mpofu  S; Hon. Sen. Muronzi M; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu P; Hon. Sen.  Chief Nembire; Hon. Sen.  Nyathi R; Hon. Sen. Timire R; Hon. Sen. Chief  Nhema; Hon. Sen. Nyathi R;  Hon. Sen. Timire R;  Hon. Sen. Wunganai T; Hon.  Sen. Zivira H. (Committee Clerk - Mr. L. Majoni)

 

At 1400 hours in the National Assembly

 

            HIV and AIDS: Hon. Sen. Femai M. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chief Chitanga;

                   Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Chabuka K; Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen.

 Chirongoma J. M; Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Dube M. R; Hon. Sen. Komichi M;  Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M; Hon. Sen. Chief Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T;  Hon. Sen. Matiirira A; Hon. Sen. Chief Matsiwo; Hon. Sen. Dr. Mavetera T; Hon.

 Sen. Mbowa M; Hon. Sen.  Mkhwebu A; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu M; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu  P; Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa P. D; Hon. Sen. Phuthi M; Hon. Sen. Rambanepasi C;

 Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali;  Hon.  Sen. Shoko G; Hon. Sen. Sinampande H. M;  Hon. Sen. Timveos L; Hon. Sen. Tongogara A; Hon. Sen. Tsomondo B. (Committee  Clerk - Mrs. E. Mafuruse)

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 4

 

            Human Rights: Hon Sen. Dr. Sekeramayi S. T. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chief

            Charumbira Hon. Sen. Chinake V; Hon. Sen. Gumpo S; Hon. Sen. Gweshe K; Hon.

 Sen. Chief  Makumbe; Hon. Sen.  Chief Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Chief Masendu;  Hon. Chief  Mathupula; Hon. Sen. Mavetera T; Hon. Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen.  Mwonzora D;  Hon. Sen. Muzenda T. V; Hon. Sen. Chief Ngezi; Hon. Sen.  Chief Ntabeni; Hon.  Sen. Chief Nyangazonke; Hon. Sen. Shumba C; Hon. Sen.  Rwambiwa E. (Committee Clerk - Mr. K. Usai)

 

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 413

 Sustainable Development Goals: Hon Sen. Chief Mtshane K. (Chairperson);  Hon. Sen. Chidawu O; Hon. Sen. Chinake V; Hon. Sen. Chief Chundu; Hon.  Sen. Gweshe K; Hon. Sen.  Hungwe O. S; Hon. Sen. Khupe W; Hon. Sen.  Maluleke

  1. M; Hon. Sen. Chief Masendu; Hon. Sen.Chief Mathupula; Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V; Hon. Sen. Mpofu B; Hon. Sen. Mpofu S; Hon. Sen. Mudzuri E; Hon. Sen. Muzenda  T. V; Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo; Hon. Sen. Rwambiwa E; Hon. Sen. Shoko G;

 Hon.  Sen.Shumba C; Hon. Sen.Timire R;  Hon. Sen. Tongogara A. K; Hon. Sen.  Wunganayi T. (Committee Clerk - Mr. B. Vangiranai)

 

 

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