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SENATE VOTES 17 AUGUST 2022 NO 58

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No. 58

 

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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WEDNESDAY, 17TH AUGUST, 2022

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Half past two o’clock p.m.

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Baipai E

Bungu W

Bwawanda R

Chengeta S

Chezha C

Chifamba J

Chigwajara C

Chikukwa L

Chimbudzi A

Chinake V

Chirongoma J.M

Chisorochengwe T

Denga P

Dube A

Dube S

Gumpo S

Gweshe K

Hungwe J.D

Hungwe S.O

Khumalo M

Khumalo M N

Komichi M

Mabika D

Makone T M

Maluleke O M

Manyau N

Mapungwana A

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

Matuke L

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mbasera A

Mbohwa M

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

Ndlovu M

Nembire C

Nkomo N

Ntabeni M

Nyambuya M R

Nyathi R

Parirenyatwa D.P

Pasipamire P

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

Sekeramai 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

 

 

 

Absent with leave

 

 

  1. The President of the Senate informed the Senate that in preparation for the re-launch of

the T.B. Caucus, the Zimbabwe T.B. Caucus was inviting all interested members to join the caucus by registering their names with the Secretariat. Registration would take place from 1430 hours to 1600 hours in the Members’ Dining Hall during sitting days in the following  two weeks.

  1. Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi, moved: That Notice of Motion

                 No. 1 for today, stands over, until Order of the Day No. 5 has been disposed of.

                 Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the benchmarking visit to Rwanda on women participation in

              leadership, politics, decision-making positions and women empowerment in the socio-

              economic sector (Adjourned 17th August, 2022- Hon. Sen. C. Ndlovu)

                                                                                                                      [Days elapsed: 1]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the benchmarking visit to Rwanda on women participation in leadership, politics, decision-making positions and women empowerment in the socio-economic sector from 26 to 31 March, 2022.

 

            On the motion of Hon. Sen. C. Ndlovu, seconded by Hon. Hungwe: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need for government to provide adequate funds for the completion of dam projects (Adjourned 20th July, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mabika)

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 4]

 

            Question again proposed:  NOTING with admiration that dams are an essential

             component/driver for economic development;

 

APPLAUDING the Government for the momentum gained towards changing people’s economic status, through the provision of opportunities in farming and increased access to potable water by encouraging construction of water bodies

 

CONCERNED at the low pace in completion of national dams which have the potential to transform people’s livelihoods countrywide;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that some uncompleted dams may end up as white elephants thereby disadvantaging some communities in terms of economic empowerment;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government to provide adequate funds for the completion of all outstanding dam construction projects countrywide, among them Mirror Dam in Chipinge. - Hon. Sen. Mabika

            On the motion of  the Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on vulnerable children living in the streets (Adjourned 20th July, 2022- Hon. Sen. S. Mpofu)

[Days elapsed: 7]

            Question again proposed: 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 – Hon. S. Mpofu.

    

            On the motion of Hon. Sen S. Mpofu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on policies that address and plug loopholes on tax evasions, illicit financial flows and corruption (Adjourned 20th July, 2022- Hon. Sen Chinake)

[Days elapsed: 19]

Question again 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 

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

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen Muzenda seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu : The House adjourned at a half past two o`clock pm.

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HON. M.M. CHINOMONA,

                                                                                                      President of the Senate.

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      THURSDAY, 18TH AUGUST, 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 Industry and Commerce to inform the

      House whether or not foreigners in business contribute to the National fiscus.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

 

*4. 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]

*5. Hon. Sen. Manyau: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to explain to the House the plans put in place by councils to ensure that road pavements are accessible to people with disabilities given the current poor road terrain.

[Deferred 7th July 2022]

 

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTION        

 

  

 

  1. Hon Sen C. Ndlovu

              Hon Sen Hungwe

 

              That this House takes note of the Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and

              Development on the inquiry into the status and welfare of children accompanying

               incarcerated mothers and access to ante-natal care for pregnant women in prisons

              (S.C.  25, 2022)

 

  1. Hon Sen Dr Parirenyattwa

              Hon Sen Komichi

 

              That this House takes note of the Delegation to the United Nations Office of Counter

               Terrorism High Level Conference on Palriamentary Support to victims of terrorism

               held at Palazzo Montecitorio-Nuova Aula Dei Gruppi Parliamentari Rome, Italy from

              7-8 June 2022.

 

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the benchmarking visit to Rwanda on women participation in

              leadership, politics, decision-making positions and women empowerment in the socio-

              economic sector (Adjourned 17th August, 2022- Hon. Sen. C. Ndlovu)

 

                                                                                                                      [Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the benchmarking visit to Rwanda on women participation in leadership, politics, decision-making positions and women empowerment in the socio-economic sector from 26 to 31 March, 2022- Hon Sen. C. Ndlovu

 

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need for government to provide adequate funds for the completion of dam projects (Adjourned 17th August, 2022- Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 4]

 

            Question proposed:  NOTING with admiration that dams are an essential

             component/driver for economic development;

 

APPLAUDING the Government for the momentum gained towards changing people’s economic status, through the provision of opportunities in farming and increased access to potable water by encouraging construction of water bodies

 

CONCERNED at the low pace in completion of national dams which have the potential to transform people’s livelihoods countrywide;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that some uncompleted dams may end up as white elephants thereby disadvantaging some communities in terms of economic empowerment;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government to provide adequate funds for the completion of all outstanding dam construction projects countrywide, among them Mirror Dam in Chipinge. - Hon. Sen. Mabika

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on vulnerable children living in the streets (Adjourned 17th August, 2022- Hon. Sen. S. Mpofu)

[Days elapsed: 7]

            Question proposed: 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 – Hon. S. Mpofu.

    

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on policies that address and plug loopholes on tax evasions, illicit financial flows and corruption (Adjourned 17th August, 2022- Hon. Sen Muzenda)

[Days elapsed: 19]

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 

.          7.       The Minister of Justice, Legal And Parliamentary Affairs:

 

                                [Days elapsed: 5]

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

 

 

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