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SENATE VOTES 18 OCTOBER 2022 NO 75

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No. 75

 

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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TUESDAY, 18TH OCTOBER, 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

Chauke R.

Chengeta S

Chezha C

Chifamba J.

Chikukwa L

Chimbudzi A.

Chinake V

Chirongoma J M

Chisorochengwe T

Denga P

Dube A

Dube S

Gweshe K

Hungwe S O

Kambizi E

Khumalo M

Komichi M

Mabika D

Maluleke O M

Manyau N

Mapungwana A.

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mbasera A

Mbohwa M

Mkhwebu 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

Ndlovu C

Nembire C

Ntabeni M.

Nyambuya M R

Nyathi R

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

Sekeramayi 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 Senators that the 2023 Pre-Budget Seminar would be conducted from Friday 21st October to Monday 24th October, 2022 at the Harare International Conference Centre. Senators who required accommodation would be accommodated at Rainbow Towers and Ambassador Hotel from the evening of Thursday 20 October 2022.  It was further announced that the programme for the Seminar would be sent to Hon. Senators for their information.

 

  1. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara moved: That Notice of Motion No. 1 and Order of the Day No. 2, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 7 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the passing on of the late Member of the Senate

            Hon. Sen. Watson Khupe (Adjourned 12th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

              Question again proposed: That this House –

              EXPRESSES its profound sorrow on the passing on of the late Member of the Senate

              representing Disabled Persons, Hon. Sen. Watson Khupe on Saturday, 16 July 2022;

              PLACES on record its appreciation for the services which the late Hon. Senator

              rendered to Parliament and the Nation at large;

RESOLVES that its profound sympathies be conveyed to the Khupe family, relatives and the entire Nation for the loss of the Hon. Senator- Hon. Sen. Manyau

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

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the 7th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (Adjourned 12th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the 7th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation held from 1st to 3rd August, 2022 in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco – (Hon. Sen Chief Nechombo)

 

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

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on the Fourth Report of the Thematic Committee on

            Peace and Security on the Benchmarking Visit to the Parliament of Rwanda (Adjourned 12th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Fourth Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Benchmarking Visit to the Parliament of Rwanda on the 20th to 25th February 2022 – Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa.

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

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the United Nations

Office of Counter Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism (Adjourned 12th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 9]

 

  Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Delegation to the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism held at Palazzo Montecitorio-Nuova Aula Dei Gruppi Parliamentari Rome, Italy from 7 to 8 June 2022 – Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa

 On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara: 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 12th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 20]

 

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. Chirongoma: Debate   adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara: The Senate adjourned at eleven minutes past three o’clock pm.

                                                                HON. M.M CHINOMONA,

                                                                                                  President of the Senate.

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WEDNESDAY, 19TH OCTOBER, 2022

 

           

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

           

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

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

[Day elapsed: 1]

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for the year 2021 (Adjourned 13th October, 2022- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

                                                                                                             [Days elapsed: 2]

Question proposed: That this House 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- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the passing on of the late Member of the Senate

            Hon. Sen. Watson Khupe (Adjourned 18th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

              Question proposed: That this House –

              EXPRESSES its profound sorrow on the passing on of the late Member of the Senate

              representing Disabled Persons, Hon. Sen. Watson Khupe on Saturday, 16 July 2022;

              PLACES on record its appreciation for the services which the late Hon. Senator

              rendered to Parliament and the Nation at large;

RESOLVES that its profound sympathies be conveyed to the Khupe family, relatives and the entire Nation for the loss of the Hon. Senator- Hon. Sen. Manyau

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the 7th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (Adjourned 18th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the 7th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation held from 1st to 3rd August, 2022 in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco – (Hon. Sen Chief Nechombo)

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on the Fourth Report of the Thematic Committee on

            Peace and Security on the Benchmarking Visit to the Parliament of Rwanda (Adjourned 18th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Fourth Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Benchmarking Visit to the Parliament of Rwanda on the 20th to 25th February 2022 – Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the United Nations

Office of Counter Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism (Adjourned 18th October, 2022- Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 10]

 

  Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Delegation to the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism held at Palazzo Montecitorio-Nuova Aula Dei Gruppi Parliamentari Rome, Italy from 7 to 8 June 2022 – Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa

   

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

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 21]

 

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

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THURSDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2022

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

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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