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SENATE VOTES 20 October 2015 09

 

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED

 

 

No. 9

 

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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THIRD SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2015

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Half past two o’clock pm. The Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

PRAYERS.

 

Bhebhe M,

Bhobho H,

Buka  F,

Chabuka K,

Chiduku Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini D.A,

Chipanga T.S,

Gampu Chief IV,

Goto R,

Gwenzi Chief,

Hlalo M.M,

Jadagu G.T, Juba A,

Komichi M,

Machingaifa T,

Mabhugu F.E,

Makone T,

Makore J,

Maluleke O,

Marava M,

Masendu Chief,

Mashavakure N,

Masuku A,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mawire J,

Mkwebu A,

Moeketsi V,

Mohadi T.B,

Mtshane Chief,

Mumvuri D.D.E,

Muronzi M,

Musaka M.B,

Musarurwa Chief,

Ncube S,

Nebiri Chief,

Nembire Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Rtd  General Nyambuya M.R,

Nyamukoho Chief,

Nyathi R,

Shiri A,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Sinampande H,

Tawengwa C.Z,

Timveos L,

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

 

 

Absent with Leave

Hon. Sen. Chizema C, Hon. Sen. Chief Dandawa, Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T.A, Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa S, Hon. Sen. Nyathi R.

 

 

  1. The Deputy President of the Senate informed the House that Members were invited by the Ministry of Health and Child Care to a half-day Malaria Sensitization workshop to be held on Wednesday, 21st October, 2015 from 0800hrs to 1200hrs, in the National Assembly Chamber.

 

  1. The Deputy President of the Senate also informed the House that Members were invited to a Pre-Budget Briefing to be held on Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 from 0745hrs to 1300hrs, at Pandhari Hotel, in Harare.

 

  1. The Deputy President of the Senate further informed the House that all Thematic Committee Chairpersons and one Member from each Committee were invited to a workshop on Economic Literacy to be held on Monday, 26th October, 2015 from 0800hrs to 1730hrs at Pandhari Hotel.

 

  1. The Deputy President of the Senate advised the House of the following travel arrangements to the Pre-Budget Seminar:
    1. Only Members from Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Bulawayo, Midlands and Masvingo Provinces would drive and be issued with coupons and Members from the remaining provinces would fly from Harare to Victoria Falls and would not be issued with coupons if they chose to drive.

 

  1. The first flight would depart Harare on Friday, 30th October, 2015 at 1230hrs and the second flight at 1530hrs. On Tuesday, 3rd November, 2015, the first flight would depart Victoria Falls at 1100hrs and the second flight at 1400hrs.

 

  1. Sen. Chimbudzi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mumvuri moved: That this House -

 

NOTING the need to promote sports development in the country;

 

COGNISANT that sports play a major role in uniting society;

 

CONSIDERING that men and women are involved in sport;

 

CONCERNED that many talented school leavers are loitering hence some have experience in sports;

 

DESIROUS to see a policy that promotes sports in Zimbabwe;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that sports can create employment;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon government to;

 

  • Enact appropriate laws to capacitate the Sports Council of Zimbabwe;
  • Identify qualified coaches that will support talented players in both rural and urban areas;
  • Establish Sports Centre in all provinces; and
  • Eradicate corruption in sports.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Tawengwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Makore: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 7th October, 2015- Sen Masuku).

 

[Time elapsed: 2 hours. 01 minute]

 

 Question again 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 – Hon. Sen. Tawengwa.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Tawengwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Hlalo: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Tawengwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi: The Senate adjourned at twelve minutes to four o’clock pm.

 

 

  1. C. C CHIMUTENGWENDE

Deputy President of the Senate.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 21ST OCTOBER, 2015

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

 

THAT WHEREAS, the African Trade Insurance Treaty (ATI) was concluded in Grand Bay, Mauritius on 18th May,  2000 and was signed by Zimbabwe, in Lilongwe, Malawi on 14th October, 2011 at the 15th COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit;

 

WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe is desirous of becoming party to the African Trade Insurance Agency;

 

WHEREAS in terms of section 327 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe [Constitution of   Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013], provides that an international treaty,          convention, protocol or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the   authority of the President with one or more foreign states or governments or     international organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

WHEREAS the entry into force of the said (ATI) Agreement is conditional upon its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective Constitutional procedures and Financial Obligations;

 

AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe budgeted for and sourced some of the finances required for membership joining fee in order for a member state to fully benefit;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in terms of section 327(3) of the Constitution [Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013], this House resolves that the aforesaid (ATI) Agreement be and is hereby approved for accession.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to promote sports development in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 20th October, 2015- Sen. Tawengwa.).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

 Question proposed: That this House -

 

NOTING the need to promote sports development in the country;

 

COGNISANT that sports play a major role in uniting society;

 

CONSIDERING that men and women are involved in sport;

 

CONCERNED that many talented school leavers are loitering hence some have experience in sports;

 

DESIROUS to see a policy that promotes sports in Zimbabwe;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that sports can create employment;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon government to;

 

  • Enact appropriate laws to capacitate the Sports Council of Zimbabwe;
  • Identify qualified coaches that will support talented players in both rural and urban areas;
  • Establish Sports Centre in all provinces; and
  • Eradicate corruption in sports. – Sen. Chimbudzi

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 20th October, 2015- Sen Tawengwa).

 

[Time elapsed: 2 hours. 01 minute]

 

 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 – Hon. Sen. Tawengwa.

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 22ND OCTOBER, 2015

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

t QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

   
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QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.
*1. HON. SEN. B. SIBANDA:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to state whether stakeholders were consulted when the “Block

System” of land utilization was introduced at Makwe Irrigation Scheme in Matebeleland South Province.

[Deferred from 1st October 2015]

 

*2.  HON. SEN. B. SIBANDA :  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and  Irrigation Development to explain the position regarding the setting up of the Mtshazo  Irrigation Scheme in Ward 6 in Gwanda.

[Deferred from 1st October 2015]

 

 

*3.

 

HON. SEN. MASHAVAKURE:  To ask the Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education policy steps that the government is taking to mainstream visually handicapped students into practical and tech – voc subject, especially at primary and secondary levels.

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*4.

 

HON. SEN. CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education to state the Ministry’s practical and measurable successes and achievements in schools ever since the Ministry was established.

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*5. HON. SEN. MASHAVAKURE:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care as to when a church hospital is made a district hospital, more specifically, does it become a government institution or is it run as a government institution for the purpose of being a district health institutions.  Does it adopt the title of “District Hospital” in titular terms only?

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*6. HON. SEN. MASHAVAKURE:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

  • whether the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority recognize, for the purposes of working out customs duty and other import taxes and charges, discounts of more than 35% on goods bought from abroad by locally – based Zimbabweans?
  • to further explain why Zimbabweans should not get more than 35% price discounts if the foreign source of the goods is willing to give this to a buyer.
  • to state whether it is not possible that this somehow facilitates corruption by encouraging attempted bribery of entry ports officials

 

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*7. HON. SEN. CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House;

  • What measures the Ministry is putting in place to effectively curb the abuse of scarce public funds, particularly in government ministries and parastatals as qualified in the Auditor General’s reports;
  • Which Ministries and parastatals if any, have been sanctioned for such improprieties for and to state the nature of penalties applied if any, as a way of showing government seriousness to stop the rot.

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*8. HON. SEN. MASHAVAKURE:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state whether it is legal for police officers at road blocks to refuse to display or disclose their force numbers by, for example, covering them with jerseys.

 

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*9.

 

HON. SEN. MASHAVAKURE:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development whether there is a prescribed limit to the number of persons who may travel in, or be carried by a privately owned minibus or pick-up truck beyond which such a vehicle would have to be deemed to be a public commuter transport vehicle by police officers manning road blocks.

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

*10. HON. SEN. CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to;

 

  • Disclose to the House the total annual ZINARA disbursements that have been made to Mutasa Rural District Council ever since the department started disbursing funds to local authorities for purposes of  road maintenance;
  • To give a detailed breakdown of roads serviced using funds received and to state the amounts used for each road serviced.

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*11. HON. SEN. MASHAVAKURE:  To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology the measures the Ministry is taking to ensure that members of the public can conveniently transact in and access mobile money transfer services across all the country’s mobile money transfer service across all the country’s mobile networks irrespective of the cell phone line that one may be using.

 

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*12. HON. SEN. CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain the measures the Ministry has taken to cushin Local Authorities from financial hardships in order to enable them to continue providing

quality service without increasing rates and other related service charges which emanated from the consequences of writing off water and rates charges for individuals in Local authorities after the 2013 harmonized elections.

  [Deferred from 8th October 2015]

*13. HON. SEN. CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minster of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state:

  • How much revenue was collected by Mutasa Rural District Council as Development Levy in the Financial Years ending 2013, 2014 and the first six months of 2015;
  • The specific development projects that were funded by the Development Levy collected by Mutasa Rural District Council;
  • The policy on the payment of Development Levies by non profit making churches such as St Columbus Mission Church in Honde Valley under Mutasa Rural District Council which is struggling to collect church donations for the sustenance of local priests and nuns to carry out their pastoral duties.

 

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*14. HON. SEN. MUMVURI:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to inform the House when government will gazette the public transport fares in urban areas considering that commuters are shortchanged during the rainy season.

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*15. HON. SEN. MUMVURI: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state when the Ministry will construct a road from Bungwe to Machiti Primary School in Ward 9, in Rushinga Rural District.

 

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*16. HON. SEN. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to state the annual revenue derived from imported Chinese goods that have flooded shops in cities for the past three years.

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*17. HON. SEN. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs what the Ministry is doing as a way of ensuring the following:
  • That the Anti-Corruption Commission effectively conducts its constitutional mandate and produces tangible  results to instill  public confidence in its work;
  • That the Zimbabwe Human rights Commission maintains its independence thereby avoiding situations such as the one experienced in the 10 June 2013 By – Election in Hurungwe where the Commission investigated and confirmed incidences of political violence by some politicians but could not act on the findings.

 

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

*18. HON. SEN. CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to clarify the position regarding the voting by chiefs where there are divisions in the Senate on purely on political lines and to state whether the whipping system is correct, in view of the fact that Section 28 (2a – c) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe stipulates that traditional leaders must not act in any partisan manner.

[Deferred from 8th October 2015]

 

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MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

                 

 

 

Wednesday, 21st October, 2015

 

At 0900 hours in Committee Room No. 4.

 

Human Rights: Hon. Sen. Rtd Gen. Nyambuya M.-(Chairperson) Hon. Sen.  Buka F,  Hon. Sen. Carter M,  Hon. Sen. Charumbira Chief, Hon. Sen. Chimhini D.A, Hon. Sen. Chisunga Chief, Hon. Sen. Gampu IV Chief, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Hon. Sen. Makore J, Hon. Sen. Maluleke O.  Hon. Sen. Manyeruke J, Hon. Sen. Marava M, Hon. Sen. Mawire J, Hon. Sen. Mtshane Chief, Hon. Sen. Muchenje V, Hon. Sen. Muronzi M, Hon. Sen. Musaka M.B, Hon. Sen. Nebiri Chief, Hon. Sen. Ntabeni Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyangazonke Chief, Hon. Sen. Siansali Chief, Hon. Sen. Sibanda B, Hon. Sen. Sinampande H. (Committee Clerk—Mr. S. Manhivi)

 

 

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015

 

At 0900 hours in Committee Room 4.

 

Peace and Security: Hon. Sen.  Mumvuri D.D.E -  (Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Carter M,  Hon. Sen. Chabuka K., Hon.Sen. Charumbira Chief, Hon. Sen. Chiduku Chief, Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi A, Hon. Sen. Chimhini D.A,  Hon. Sen. Gampu Chief, Hon. Sen. Hlalo M, Hon. Sen. Jadagu G.T, Hon. Sen. Komichi M, Hon. Sen. Makore J, Hon. Sen. Marava M, Hon. Sen. Mawire J, Hon. Sen. Mohadi T.B, Hon. Sen. Musaka M.B, Hon. Sen. Musarurwa Chief, Hon. Ncube S., Hon. Sen. Nembire Chief, Hon. Sen. Ngungumbane Chief, Hon. Sen. Rtd Gen. Nyambuya M, Hon. Sen. Nyamukoho Chief, Hon. Sen. Ntabeni Chief, Hon. Sen. Sibanda A, Hon. Sen. Sinampande H.M, Hon. Sen. Timveos. (Committee Clerk—Mr. A. Kunzwa)

 

 

At 1000 hours in the Government Caucus Room.

 

Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen.   Chizema M- (Chairperson), Hon.Sen.

Bhebe M,   Hon. Sen. Bhobho  H. Hon. Sen. Chief Chitanga, Hon.  Sen. Dandawa Chief,  Hon. Sen. Goto R, Hon. Sen. Juba A, Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M, Hon. Sen.  Marozva Chief, Hon. Sen. Mashavakure N, Hon. Sen. Matiriira A,  Hon Sen. Mavhunga M, Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa S, Hon. Sen. Ndlovu J,  Hon. Sen. Chief Nembire, Hon. Sen.  Nyamukoho Chief, Hon. Sen.  Nyangazonke Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyathi R, Hon. Sen.Tawengwa C.Z.  (Committee Clerk—Mrs. E. Mafuruse)

 

 

 

 

 

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