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SENATE VOTES 18 AUGUST 2022 NO 59

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No. 59

 

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, 18TH 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

Chimutengwende C C C

Chinake V

Chirongoma J.M

Chisorochengwe T

Dube A

Dube S

Gumpo S

Gweshe K

Hungwe J.D

Hungwe S.O

Kambizi E

Khumalo M

Khumalo M N

Komichi M

Mabika D

Makone T M

Malinga J T

Maluleke O M

Mapungwana A

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

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

Mutsvangwa 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

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

 

Hon. F. Mhonha, Hon. J. Mhlanga, Hon. M. Chombo, Hon. C. Chiduwa, Hon. J. Gumbo, Hon. Z. Soda, Hon. K. Kazembe, Hon. Musabayana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

 

Absent with leave

 

  1.                       Questions without notice

 

  1. Sen. Mudzuri, seconded by Hon Chinake, moved: That questions without notice                                      be extended by fifteen minutes.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Questions with notice

  1. Hon Sen Mathuthu, seconded by Hon Sen. B Mpofu, moved: That Notice of Motion

No.2 for today, stands over until Notice of Motion No.7 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

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

No.3 for today, stands over until Notice of Motion No.7 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: 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

 

 

  On the motion of Hon Sen Chinake, seconded by Hon Sen. G Moyo : Debate adjourned until   Tuesday, 23rd August, 2022

 

 

  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 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 Hon Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon Sen. D.M. Ndlovu: Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 23rd August, 2022

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on vulnerable children living in the streets (Adjourned 17th August, 2022- 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 Muzenda, seconded by Hon Sen Mathuthu: Debate adjourned until   Tuesday, 23rd August, 2022

  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 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 

 

              Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu: The House

                 adjourned at two minutes past four o`clock pm until Tuesday, 23rd August, 2022.

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HON. M. M. CHINOMONA,

                                                                                                      President of the Senate.

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TUESDAY, 23RD AUGUST, 2022

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTION        

 

  

 

1         The Minister of Justice, Legal And Parliamentary Affairs:

 

                                [Days elapsed: 6]

            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.

 

 

2           Hon Sen C. Ndlovu

              Hon Sen Hungwe

             [Days elapsed: 1]

 

              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. 3. Hon Sen Dr Parirenyatwa

              Hon Sen Komichi

[Days elapsed: 1]

 

  That this House takes note of the report 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. 4. 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 18th August, 2022- Hon. Sen. Chinake)

 

                                                                                                                      [Days elapsed: 3]

 

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. 5. Adjourned debate on motion on the need for government to provide adequate funds for the completion of dam projects (Adjourned 18th August, 2022- Hon Sen Muzenda)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 5]

 

            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. 6. Adjourned debate on the motion on vulnerable children living in the streets (Adjourned 18th August, 2022- Sen. Muzenda)

[Days elapsed: 8]

            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.

    

 

THURSDAY, 25TH AUGUST, 2022

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 *         QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1. 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]

 

*2. 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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