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SENATE VOTES 17 JUNE 2009 NO 21

ADVANCE COPY - UNCORRECTED

 

 

 

No. 21

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 17TH JUNE 2009

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The President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Half past two o’clock p.m.

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

     
Chabuka K.

Chando M.

Charumbira Chief F. Z.

Chibagu G,

Chiduku Chief R.  M.

Chigwedere A. S.

Chimbudzi A.

Chimombe Chief G.M.

Chitanga Chief F.C.

Chitsa E.

Dete A. A.

Dube G. T.

Dube J.

Dube K.

Dzinotyiwei H.

Femai M..

Gampu    Chief    IV,    A.S.

Gaule B.

Gava C.

Gutu O. C.

Hlalo M.M.

Holland S.M.

Hungwe J.D.

Jacob E.

Kabayanjiri O.

Katyamaenza V.

Khumalo D.   Komichi M.

Mabhiza G.

Mabika Chief J.T.

Made J. M.

Makamure E. K.

Makhula R. R.

Makunde T.

Makuyana C.

Mandaba M. I. N.

Manyeruke J.

Marava M.

Mathuthu T. A.   Masendu Chief S.D  Masuku A.

Mlotshwa S.

Mtshane       Chief

Mohadi T.B.

Mtingwende T.

Muchenje V.

Muchihwa R.

Mudzingwa T.

Mumvuri D.D. E.

L.K.
    Musarurwa Chief E. M. Mutsvangwa M.

Muzerengwa T. S.

Ncube S.

Ncube W.

Nebiri Chief W.

Nembire        Chief        C.N

Ngungumbane Chief Z.N.M Ntabeni Chief M.

Rimbi J. M.

Sakupwanya S. U.  Shana  Chief N.Z.J.,

Sibanda A.

Sinampande H.M.

Tapela L.A.

 

 

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                                             Printed by the Order of the Senate 

 

Absent with leave Charumbira Chief F.Z.

 

  1. Paper laid upon the Table-

The Minister of Science and Technology Development

SADC Protocol on Science, Technology and Innovation

 

  1. The President of the Senate made an announcement regarding the death on Thursday 28th May 2009 of Honourable Senator Chief Bidi, and invited all Honourable Senators to rise and observe a minute of silence as a mark of respect for the late Honourable Senator.

 

  1. The President of the Senate announced that the meeting between the Zimbabwe

Women Parliamentary Caucus Management Committee, Chief Whips and their Deputies, with Officials from the Women’s University in Africa would be held on Thursday 18th June 2009 at 0830 hours in the Senate Chamber.

 

  1. Committees appointed

 

HIV/AIDS

 

Hon. Chabuka , Hon Chimbudzi., Hon. Chief Chitanga,  Hon Dube G.T., Hon.

Dube J.Z., Hon Dube K., Hon. Femai ., Hon. Hungwe., Hon. Kabayanjiri., Hon

Khumalo D, Hon Mandava., Hon Manyeruke., Hon. Mbambo, Hon Mohadi., Hon Muchihwa, Hon Ncube S., Hon. Chief Nebiri , Hon. Chief Ngungumbane, Hon Sakupwanya, Hon Sinampande H.

Hon. D. Khumalo to be Chairperson

 

Gender and Development

Hon Chibagu ,  Hon. Chief Chiduku,, Hon Chitsa ,  Hon. Dube J., Hon. Chief Chimombe, Hon Gaule, Hon Jacob , Hon Komichi , Hon Katyamaenza , Hon. Chief Mabika, Hon. Chief Masendu , Hon Mabhiza G. , Hon Masaba , Hon Mlotshwa, . Hon Mutingwende, Hon. Chief Nembire,  Hon Sakupwanya , Hon.

Chief Shana, Hon Sibanda,  Hon Sinampande ,

Hon.  Chitsa to be Chairperson

 

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Hon Chibagu, Hon. Chief Chisunga, Hon Chitaka , Hon Dete , Hon. Chief

Chitanga, Hon. Chief Dandawa, Hon Dube J., Hon Dube K. , Hon Hove , Hon

Mandava , Hon Masaba, Hon. Chief Masendu,  Hon. Mbambo, Hon Mlotshwa

,Hon. Chief Mtshane, Hon Mumviri,  Hon. Chief Nebiri, Hon. Chief

Ngungumbane, Hon. Chief Nyamukoho, Hon Rugara, Hon. Chief Shana

Hon. Chief Mtshane to be Chairperson

 

Peace and Security

Hon Chabuka, Hon Chando, Hon. Chief Charumbira, Hon. Chief Chiduku , Hon Chimbudzi ., Hon Chitaka , Hon. Chief Dandawa, Hon Dube G.T., Hon.

Chief Gampu Sithole, Hon Gaule , Hon. Gava , Hon Gutu ., Hon. Jacob,  Hon

Makuyana , Hon Mohadi , Hon Mudzingwa, Hon Mumvuri Hon. Chief

Musarurwa , Hon Ncube S., Hon Ndlovu J, Hon. Chief Ntabeni,   Hon Rugara, Hon Sibanda

 

Hon. Mumvuri to be Chairperson.

 

Indigenisation and Empowerment

Hon Chief Chisunga, Hon. Chief Dandawa, Hon Dete, Hon. Hon. Chief Gampu Sithole, Hon. Gava, Hon Hlalo,  Hon Kabayanjiri , Hon. Kombayi ,

Hon. Chief Mabika, Hon Mabhiza,  Hon Makamure, Hon Makhula, Hon.

Makunde, Hon. Makuyana,  Hon. Marava, Hon Muchihwa, Hon.

Mutingwende, Hon. Chief Musarurwa, Hon. Mutsvangwa , Hon. Chief Nyamukoho,

 

Hon. Mutsvangwa to be Chairperson.

 

Human Rights

Hon. Chando , Hon. Chief Charumbira , Hon. Chief Chimombe, Hon. Chitsa , Hon. Gutu , Hon Hove , Hon. Hungwe, Hon. Katyamaenza, Hon. Khumalo D., Hon. Makamure, Hon. Makhula,  Hon. Manyeruke, Hon. Marava, Hon.

Muchenje, Hon. Mudzingwa , Hon. Chief Mtshane, Hon. Mutsvangwa, Hon.

Muzerengwa, Hon. Chief Ntabeni,  Hon. Ndlovu J,  Hon. Chief Nembire, Hon.  Rimbi, Hon. Sakupwanya

Hon. Marava to be Chairperson.

 

  1. The Minister of Science and Technology Development moved: That

 

WHEREAS, SUBSECTION 1(1) of section 111B of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to , concluded or executed by  or under the authority of the President and with one or more states or Governments or international organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, the SADC Protocol on Science, Technology and Innovation was concluded and signed by the SADC Members on 17th August

2008 in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa;

 

AND WHEREAS, the entry into force of the aforesaid protocol is subject to ratification by the signatory Member states in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of subsection (1) of 111B of the constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid protocol be and is hereby approved.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Senator Gutu, seconded by Hon. Senator Marava moved: That this House

 

CONCERNED with the increasing poverty levels among the ordinary people of Zimbabwe;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the absence of a properly defined Government policy on the development of the arts, sport and culture;

 

NOTING that these disciplines can significantly and economically empower many people through employment creation.

 

CALLS UPON the inclusive Government to formulate a well-defined and strategic policy aimed at identifying, nurturing and developing the artistic, cultural and sporting talent of Zimbabweans living within and outside the country.

 

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Public Works: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Public Works: The Senate adjourned at three minutes past four o’clock p.m .

 

  1. Madzongwe

President of the Senate

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY 18TH JUNE 2009

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. HON. SENATOR MANDABA    HON. SENATOR GAVA

 

That this House-

 

CONCERNED with the plight of women due to HIV and AIDS.

 

APPRECIATING Government and Corporate Partners’ interventions;

 

CALLS upon government to scale up HIV and AIDS, maternal and reproductive health programmes.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on lack of a strategic policy on Sports, Arts and

Culture in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 17th June 2009 – The Deputy Minister of

Public Works)

 

[Day elapsed: 1] Question proposed:

 

CONCERNED with the increasing poverty levels among the ordinary people of Zimbabwe;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the absence of a properly defined Government policy on the development of the arts, sport and culture;

 

NOTING that these disciplines can significantly and economically empower many people through employment creation.

 

CALLS UPON the inclusive Government to formulate a well-defined and strategic policy aimed at identifying, nurturing and developing the artistic, cultural and sporting talent of Zimbabweans living within and outside the country – Hon. Senator Gutu.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 16th

June 2009 – The Governor for Matabeleland North)

 

[Time elapsed: 6 hours 14 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 and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament- The Minister of Defence

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Zimbabweans living in the diaspora

(Adjourned 16th June 2009 – The Governor for Matabeleland North)

 

[Day elapsed: 5]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED WITH the absence of a concrete programme of action and government policy to strategically harness the expertise of Zimbabweans living in the diaspora.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the apparent lack of a holistic and systematic campaign to compile a register of all Zimbabweans living in the diaspora.

 

NOTING that Zimbabweans living in the diaspora are capable of positively contributing to the socio-economic as well as political reconstruction of Zimbabwe by the all inclusive government.

 

TAKES this opportunity to call upon all Zimbabweans living in the diaspora to liase with the various diplomatic missions of Zimbabwe in the countries where they are presently residing to enable a register of diasporans to be complied.

 

FURTHER taking this opportunity to express its appreciation for the role that Zimbabweans living in the diaspora have played and continue to play by remitting money and other resources to their families and relatives in Zimbabwe.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES;

 

That this House calls upon the all-inclusive Government to formulate a concrete and strategic policy aimed at tapping and harnessing the expertise and resources of Zimbabweans living in the diaspora as part of the all-inclusive Government’s efforts to resuscitate the country’s economy – Hon. Senator Gutu.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the operations of Pension Funds in the clothing industry (Adjourned 16th June 2009 – The Governor for Matabeleland North)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]       Question proposed:  

That this House calls upon  Government to intervene in the operations of Pension funds in order to alleviate the plight of pensioners after retirement- Hon. Senator S.Ncube

 

 

 

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