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SENATE VOTES 21 JULY 2022 NO 56
VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE
FOURTH SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT
THURSDAY, 21ST JULY, 2022
Half past two o’clock p.m.
The Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.
Khumalo M N
Makone T M
Mkwananzi Z N
Muzenda V T
Mwonzora T D
Ndlovu D M
Nyambuya M R
In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution
Hon Garwe., Hon Mhlanga J., Hon Mhona F., Hon Nzenza S.
Printed by Order of the Senate
Absent with leave
Hon Chiwenga C.D.G.N., Hon Chiduwa., Hon Dr. Gumbo J.M., Hon Maboyi R., Hon Machingura R., Hon Mangwiro J., Hon Mutsvangwa M., Hon Muchinguri-Kashiri O.C.Z., Hon Moyo J.G., Hon Ndlovu M.N., Hon Nyoni S.G., Hon Rwodzi B., Hon Dr. Shava F.M.
- Questions without notice.
- Sen. Chief Makumbe, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chisorochengwe, moved: That
time for questions without notice be extended by 15 minutes.
Motion put and agreed to.
- Questions with notice.
- On the motion of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development: The
Senate adjourned at a minute to four o`clock pm until Tuesday, 16th August 2022, at
half past two o’clock in the afternoon.
HON. SEN. GEN. (RTD) M. R. NYAMBUYA,
Deputy President of the Senate.
TUESDAY, 16TH AUGUST, 2022
ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTION
- The Minister of Justice, Legal And Parliamentary Affairs:
[Days elapsed: 4]
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.
- Hon. Sen. C. Ndlovu
Hon. Sen. S. Mpofu
[Days elapsed: 5]
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.
- 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: 3]
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
- Adjourned debate on the motion on vulnerable children living in the streets (Adjourned 20th July, 2022- Hon. Sen. S. Mpofu)
[Days elapsed: 6]
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: 18]
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
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
[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
[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]