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SENATE VOTES 16 March 2021 24

 

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED

 

 

No. 24

 

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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THIRD SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 16TH MARCH, 2021

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Half past Two o’clock pm.

Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.
 

PRAYERS.

 

Members Present

Chifamba J. Chikwaka Chief Chimbudzi A.

Chimutengwende C.

Chinake V.

Chirongoma J. M.

Chisorochengwe T.

Chundu Chief Denga P.

Dube A.

Dube M.R Femai M.

Gumpo S

Gweshe K.

Hungwe S. O.

Kambizi E.

Khumalo N.

Khupe W.

Komichi M.

Makone T.M

Makumbe Chief

Malinga J.T

Maluleke O. M

Mapungwana Chief

Masendu Chief Mavetera T. Mathupula Chief Mathuthu T.

Matiirira A.

Matsiwo Chief

Mavhunga M.

Mbohwa M.

Mkwebu A  Moeketsi V.

Mohadi T. B.

Moyo G. Moyo S.K Moyo T.

Mpofu B.

Mpofu S.

Mudzuri E.

Mupfumira P.

Muronzi M.

Muzenda V.T

Mtshane L.K Chief

Mwonzora T.D Ndlovu D. M.

Ndlovu M.

Ndlovu P.

Nechombo Chief

Nembire Chief

Ngezi Chief

Ngungumbane Chief

Nhema Chief

Ntabeni Chief

Nyambuya M.R

Nyangazonke Chief Nyathi R.

Phugeni K.

Rwambiwa E. Sekeremayi S.T Shumba C. Siansali Chief Timire R.

Tongogara A. K.

Tsomondo B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In attendance in terms of section 138(4) of the Constitution.

Hon. Samukange J.

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

 

  1. The President of the Senate reminded Hon. Senators that they were required to login using their full names for identification purposes or indicate their names on the chat platform to assist in compilation of attendance registers. That would assist officers in capturing their names on the attendance registers. Hon. Senators were also reminded to keep their gadgets on mute and only unmute when called upon to speak by the Chair.

 

  1. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi, moved: That Notices of Motions Nos. 1 and 2 and Order of the Day No. 3, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 9 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Sen. Mohadi, seconded by Hon Sen. O. S. Hungwe, moved:

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

That the provisions of Standing Orders Nos. 43 and 105 that relate to the removal of motions from the Order Paper after 21 days, be suspended in relation to the Address in reply to the Presidential speech.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

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

 

That this House,

COGNISANT that the road network is an indispensable component of economic and social development of the country;

DISTURBED that our country`s roads have badly deteriorated owing to very heavy downpours experienced in most parts of the country, a situation that has left most roads resembling death traps for motorists;

CONCERNED that roads all over the country are characterised by numerous potholes, damaged bridges, completely washed away surfaces, thick shrubs and tall grass along the sides thereby affecting visibility of motorists;

FURTHER CONCERNED that the challenges faced along the country`s roads have not only affected service delivery and human transportation in general, but have culminated in loss of human and livestock lives including colossal damages to property;

NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES that the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural

Development

  1. embarks on a massive road rehabilitation programme countrywide by 30

September, 2021

  1. Prioritizes strategic roads that play a crucial role in the in the promotion of tourism and investment the conveyance of goods, essential services including resources which play an integral part in the country`s economic growth;
  2. properly maintains the road infrastructure throughout the year if economic benefits are to be realized and communication with other countries in the region is to remain open and viable; and
  3. clears shrubs and tall grasses along the country`s highways all the time so that the prevalence of accidents due to poor visibility is reduced.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chirongoma: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 47th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, held virtually on 9th October 2020. (Adjourned 4th March, 2021 - Sen. Mohadi)

 

(Days elapsed: 9)

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 47th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, held virtually on 9th

October 2020 – Hon. Sen. Mohadi)

 

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

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the

5th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) (Adjourned 4th March, 2021- Hon. Sen Mohadi)

 

[Days elapsed: 11]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the 5th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) held from 28th to 30th August 2019 in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire- Hon. Sen Chief Nechombo.

 

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

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Extraordinary Session of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 4th March, 2021- Sen Charumbira)

 

[Days elapsed: 15]

             

 Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report on the Virtual Extraordinary Session of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conducted from 1 to 3 November, 2020- Hon. Sen Muzenda.

 

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

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 4th     March, 2021- Sen. Chirongoma)

 

[Days elapsed: 21]  

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

Zimbabwe as follows: –

 

May it please you, your Excellency 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 Chirongoma.

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

HON. SEN. LT. GEN. (RTD) M. R. Nyambuya,

Deputy President of the Senate.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 17TH MARCH 2021

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS:

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe for the year 2019, presented to this House in terms of Section 262 of the Constitution.

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS:

 

That this House takes note of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Report on National Inquiry on Access to Documentation in Zimbabwe, presented to this House in terms of Section 244 (2) of the Constitution.

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the SECOND READING of the Marriages Bill (H. B.7A,          2019) (Restored 5th November, 2020 –The Minister of Justice, Legal and                    Parliamentary Affairs).

           

[Days elapsed: 17]

             

Question proposed: That the Marriages Bill (H.B.7A, 2019) be read a second time –    The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 16th                   March, 2021- Sen. Chirongoma)

 

[Days elapsed: 22]  

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

Zimbabwe as follows: –

 

May it please you, your Excellency 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 Chirongoma.

 

 

 

  1. HON. SEN. MBOHWA

HON. SEN. S.  MPOFU

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Joint Portfolio Committee on Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation and the Thematic Committee on Indigenisation and Empowerment on  the state of Vocational Training Centers, the Empower Bank and Sporting Facilities in  Zimbabwe. (S.C. 5, 2021)

 

  1. HON. SEN. MUZENDA

HON. SEN. CHIEF MTSHANE KHUMALO

 

That this House:

 

Takes note of the Report on the Parliamentary Leadership for the 2030 Agenda

Webnar Series: Covid – 19 Response: Leaving No One Behind held on 15 February 2021.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on road rehabilitation programme countrywide (Adjourned 16th March, 2021- Sen. Chimbudzi)

 

Question proposed:

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

That this House,

COGNISANT that the road network is an indispensable component of economic and social development of the country;

DISTURBED that our country`s roads have badly deteriorated owing to very heavy downpours experienced in most parts of the country, a situation that has left most roads resembling death traps for motorists;

CONCERNED that roads all over the country are characterised by numerous potholes, damaged bridges, completely washed away surfaces, thick shrubs and tall grass along the sides thereby affecting visibility of motorists;

FURTHER CONCERNED that the challenges faced along the country`s roads have not only affected service delivery and human transportation in general, but have culminated in loss of human and livestock lives including colossal damages to property;

NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES that the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural

Development

  1. embarks on a massive road rehabilitation programme countrywide by 30

September, 2021

  1. Prioritizes strategic roads that play a crucial role in the in the promotion of tourism and investment the conveyance of goods, essential services including resources which play an integral part in the country`s economic growth;
  2. properly maintains the road infrastructure throughout the year if economic benefits are to be realized and communication with other countries in the region is to remain open and viable; and
  3. clears shrubs and tall grasses along the country`s highways all the time so that the prevalence of accidents due to poor visibility is reduced- Sen. Chimbudzi.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 47th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, held virtually on 9th October 2020 (Adjourned 16th March, 2021 - Sen. Mohadi)

 

(Days elapsed: 10)

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 47th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, held virtually on 9th October

2020 – Hon. Sen. Mohadi)

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the

5th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) (Adjourned 16th March, 2021- Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo)

 

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the 5th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) held from 28th to 30th August 2019 in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire- Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Extraordinary Session of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 16th March, 2021- Sen. Muzenda)

 

[Days elapsed: 16]

             

 Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report on the Virtual Extraordinary Session of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conducted from 1 to 3 November, 2020- Hon. Sen. Muzenda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WENESDAY, 24TH MARCH, 2021

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

HON. SAMUKANGE

HON. SEN. O. S. HUNGWE

 

That this House:

 

Considers and adopt the Report of the Privileges Committee Investigating Cases of Alleged Misconduct by MDC Alliance Members of Parliament.  _____________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 11TH MARCH 2021

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

 

*QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

· QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

*1.

 

Hon. Sen. Tongogara: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to inform the House measures being put in place to protect teachers and students in rural areas in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

[Deferred 4th March 2021]

 

*2.

 

Hon. Sen. Tongogara: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to inform the House when the National Disability Policy to alleviate the plight of people living with disability will be enacted into law.

[Deferred 4th March 2021]

 

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