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SENATE VOTES 24 AUGUST 2022 NO 61

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No. 61

 

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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WEDNESDAY, 24TH AUGUST, 2022

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Half past two o’clock p.m.

The Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Baipai E

Bungu W

Bwawanda R

Chauke F

Chengeta S

Chezha C

Chifamba J

Chigwajara C

Chikukwa L

Chinake V

Chirongoma J.M

Chisorochengwe T

Denga P

Dube A

Dube S

Gumpo S

Gweshe K

Hungwe J.D

Hungwe S.O

Kambizi E

Komichi M

Maluleke O M

Manyau N

Mapungwana A

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mbasera A

Mkwebu A

Mkwananzi Z N

Moeketsi V

Mohadi T

Moyo G

Mpofu S

Mudzuri E

Munzverengwi A

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Mtshane L K

Mwonzora T D

Ndiweni V

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu D M

Ndlovu M

Nembire C

Nkomo N

Ntabeni M

Nyambuya M R

Nyathi R

Parirenyatwa D P

Pasipamire P

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 Deputy President of the Senate informed the Senate that Parliament of Zimbabwe had engaged a consulting firm to conduct an evaluation of the Institutional Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023. He advised that the consultants intended to meet the Chairpersons of Thematic and Portfolio Committees and two Members from each of the Committees as follows:

 

  1. i) The Thematic Committee on Human Rights, Portfolio Committees on Justice, Legal

     and Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government at 0900 hours in Committee Room

     No. 1.

 

  1. ii) The Thematic Committee on Indigenisation and Empowerment, Portfolio

     Committees on Transport and Infrastructural Development and Energy and Power

     Development at 0900 hours in Committee Room No. 2.

 

iii) The Thematic Committees on HIV and AIDS and Gender and Development,

      Portfolio Committees on Health and Child Care, Women Affairs and Community

      Development at 1100 hours in Committee Room No. 1.

 

  1. iv) The Thematic Committee on Peace and Security, Portfolio Committees on Public

      Service, Labour and Social Welfare and Defence and Home Affairs and Security

      Services at 1100 hours in Committee Room No. 2.

 

  1. v) The Thematic Committee on Sustainable Development Goals and Portfolio

    Committees on Budget, Finance and Economic Development, Foreign Affairs and

    International Trade and the Public Accounts Committee at 1100 hours in Committee

    Room No. 4.

  1. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Chirongoma, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 1, for today stands over, until Order of the Day No. 2 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Sen. C. Ndlovu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chisorochengwe, moved:

             [Days elapsed: 2]

 

              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)

On the motion of Hon. Sen. C. Ndlovu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Manyau: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Tongogara, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 3, for today stands over until Notice of Motion No. 4 has been disposed of.

           Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Sen. Manyau, seconded by Hon. Phugeni, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 4, 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 23rd August, 2022- Hon. Sen. C. Ndlovu)

 

                                                                                                                      [Days elapsed: 4]

 

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. C. Ndlovu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Phugeni: 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 23rd August, 2022- Hon Sen Muzenda)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 6]

 

            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. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Nkomo: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on vulnerable children living in the streets (Adjourned 23rd August, 2022- Hon. Sen. S. Mpofu)

[Days elapsed: 9]

            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. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chinake: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chinake: The Senate adjourned at fourteen minutes past four o`clock pm.

HON. SEN. GEN. (RTD) M. R. NYAMBUYA,

                                                                                                      Deputy President of the Senate.

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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]

 

 

     

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTION        

 

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Manyau

              Hon. Sen. T. Moyo

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

              That this House –

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

              representing Disabled Persons, Hon. 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.

  1. Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa

              Hon. Sen. Komichi

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

              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

              7-8 June 2022.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and

              Development on the inquiry into the status and welfare of children accompanying

incarcerated mothers (Adjourned 24th August, 2022- Hon. Sen. C. Ndlovu)

             [Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: 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. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and            Development on the benchmarking visit to Rwanda (Adjourned 24th August, 2022-

           Hon. Sen. C. Ndlovu)

                                                                                                                      [Days elapsed: 5]

 

Question 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. Adjourned debate on motion on the need for government to provide adequate funds for the completion of dam projects (Adjourned 24th August, 2022- Hon Sen Mathuthu)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 7]

 

            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. Adjourned debate on the motion on vulnerable children living in the streets (Adjourned 23rd August, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

[Days elapsed: 10]

            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.

    

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal And Parliamentary Affairs:

 

                                [Days elapsed: 8]

            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.

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