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SENATE VOTES 16 JUNE 2022 NO 50

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No. 50

 

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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THURSDAY, 16TH JUNE, 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

Bungu W

Bwawanda R

Charumbira F

Chauke F

Chengeta S

Chezha C

Chifamba J

Chigwajara C

Chikukwa L

Chimbudzi A

Chimutengwende C C C

Denga P

Dube A

Dube M R

Dube S

Gumpo S

Hungwe J D

Hungwe S O

Kambidzi E

Khumalo M

Khumalo M N

Khupe W

Makone T M

Manyau N

Mapungwana A

Mathuthu T

Matiitira A

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mbasera A

Mkwebu A

Mkwananzi Z N

Moeketsi V

Mohadi T

Moyo G

Moyo T

Mpofu B

Mpofu S

Mudzuri E

Munzverengwi A

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Muzenda V T

Mtshane L K

Mwonzora T D

Ndiweni V

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu D M

Nkomo N

Ntabeni M

Nyambuya M R

Nyati R

Pasipamire P

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

Sekeremayi S T

Shumba C

Siatabwa N

Tongogara A K

Tsomondo B

 

 

 

 

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

Hon. Chombo M., Hon. Kazembe K., Hon. Dr. Mangwiro, Hon. Musabayana,

Hon. Muswere, Hon Ziyambi Z.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absent with leave

Hon. Chiduwa, Hon. Chitando W., Hon. Chiwenga C.D.G. N., Hon. Dr. Coventry K.,

Hon. Haritatos V., Hon. Dr. Masuka A.J., Hon. Mhona F., Hon. Muchinguri-Kashiri O.C.Z.

  1. Reports from the Parliamentary Legal Committee, NOT being adverse reports, on the following Statutory Instruments published in the Government Gazette during the month of May, 2022—

     Date received

 

Statutory Instruments Nos. 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, 98, 100, 101, 103, and 104……………………………………………………………..9th June 2022

  1. Questions without notice.

Hon. Sen. Tongogara, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu moved:  That time for questions without notice be extended by five minutes.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. *Questions with notice.

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Orders of the Day Nos. 1 to 3, for today, stand over until Order of the No. 8 has been disposed of.

Motion, put and agreed to.

  1.  The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, moved:

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 14]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Judicial Service Commission for the year 2021, presented to this House in terms of section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, moved:

                                                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 14]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission for the year 2021, presented to this House in terms of section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, moved:

                                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 14]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2021, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 323 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 

Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, moved:

                                                                                                                                    [Days elapsed: 14]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Anti- Corruption Commission for the year 2020, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 323 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

  1. Committee: Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill (H.B.        

  5A,2021)The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

                         (Senate in Committee)

 Clauses 1 to 29 and schedule, put and agreed to.

 Bill to be reported without amendment.

                          (Senate Resumed)

 Bill reported without amendment.

             Third reading, with leave, forthwith.

              Bill read a third time.

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The Senate adjourned at eight minutes past four o`clock pm. until Tuesday, 5th July 2022, at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

HON. SEN. GEN. (RTD) M. R. NYAMBUYA,

                                                                                                 Deputy President of the Senate.

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TUESDAY, 5TH JULY, 2022

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. S. Mpofu

Hon. A. Mkwebu

 

     That:

RECOGNISING Government’s mantra of leaving no one behind as envisaged in vision 2030

ACKNOWLEDGING that institutional care and social protection programmes instituted by Government and Development Partners to promote livelihoods of vulnerable children who are living on the street.

CONCERNED at the ever increasing numbers of such children in the Harare Central Business District (CBD) and other cities around the country, a situation which violates Children’s rights to essential services such as education, health, safety, shelter and protection in general, as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Children and the Constitution.

FURTHER CONCERNED that life in the streets exposes children to sexual exploitations, drug abuse, physical, emotional, and psychological abuses, which are detrimental to their general welfare and productive livelihood.

CALLS UPON this House to implore Government to

  1. ensure that, the Ministry of Public Service Labor and Social Welfare, assesses the root causes and addresses specific needs of such children so that they do not continue to live in the streets.
  2. sensitize communities on responsible parenting that embraces a receptive culture

        towards children living in the streets and ensure that they do not reconsider living in the street being provided better places to live.

    

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on the effects of drought on the national herd in the dry regions of the country (Adjourned 15th June, 2022- Sen. Mathuthu)

[Days elapsed: 11]

            Question proposed: That:

            COGNISANT of the destructive impact of drought on our national herd in the dry regions of the country;

            CONSCIOUS of the large numbers of cattle that have perished in the past and those likely to face the same fate under similar conditions this year as already evinced by the massive wilting of crops in the dry regions of the country;

            This House strongly urges Government to

  1. Urgently design and implement practical schemes to redeem the national herd from the devastating and destructive effects of drought; and
  2. Urgently comes up with mitigatory measures such as winter cropping and drought relief programmes which will alleviate the impact of drought in all affected areas of the country – Hon. Sen. A. Dube.
  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on policies that address and plug loopholes on tax evasions, illicit financial flows and corruption (Adjourned 15th June, 2022- Sen Chinake)

[Days elapsed: 12]

Question proposed: That this House:

NOTING that Zimbabwe is endowed with various mineral wealth such as gold, diamond, granite, lithium, which are critical for attainment of an upper middle class economy in line with the 2030 vision;

FURTHER NOTING that the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has a target to achieve a US12 billion mining sector by 2023.

CONCERNED that the mining sector is experiencing serious challenges on issues like tax evasion, illicit financial flows and corruption, which are detrimental to economic development;

            NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls upon Government to craft policies that address and plug loopholes related to tax evasion, illicit financial flows and corruption in the sector thereby promoting transparency and accountability of revenue generated-  Hon Sen. Chinake

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to come up with measures to resuscitate the

 economy (Adjourned 15th June, 2022- Hon. Sen Mathuthu)

                                                                                                         [ Days elapsed: 19]

Question proposed: That this House,

NOTING with dismay the prevailing drought and restrictive economic conditions which are exacerbated by the deadly Covid 19 pandemic;

CONCERNED at the plight of emerging small and medium scale businesses in the country which are failing to break even;

FURTHER CONCERNED at the rapid disappearance of Zimbabwe’s natural resources countrywide;

ACKNOWLEDGING that our natural resources can transform our country and bring about improved economic production, if well utilized, particularly in rural areas where there is still some wildlife and mineral wealth;

NOW, THEREFORE, urges and recommends the following;

  1. That Government, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development comes up with measures to resuscitate our economy and rescues small and medium businesses from collapse;
  2. That government gives maximum support and assists in coordinating and implementing the measures taken by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to preserve our natural resources; and
  3. That Government initiates a nationwide conservation awareness program- Sen. A. Dube

 

THURSDAY, 7TH JULY, 2022

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

 

  • 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 Resettlement 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 Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural

        Resettlement to appraise the House on the achievements brought about by the concept of

        Zunde raMambo in the country.

[Deferred 17th March 2022]

 

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

Resettlement to appraise the House on the achievements brought about by the concept of

Zunde raMambo in the country.

[Deferred 17th March 2022]

*7. 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]

*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. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to inform the

        House, the plans being put in place to address the high pricing of commodities by

        business communities.

[Deferred 17th March 2022]

 

 

 

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