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SENATE VOTES 24 MARCH 2009 NO. 15

ADVANCE COPY - UNCORRECTED 

 

 

 

No. 15

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 24TH MARCH 2009

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The President of the Senate in the Chair.

                                                                                                                       Half past two o’clock p.m.

PRAYERS   

 

Members Present

 

 Bennet R. 

               Chabuka              K.

Charumbira Chief

F. Z. 

               Chibagu               G, 

Chiduku Chief R.  M.

Chimbudzi A. Chimombe             Chief

G.M.  

Chisunga Chief D.

Chitaka P. F.C.

Chitsa E. 

Dandawa Chief T. M.

Dete A. A.  

Dinha M.  

Dube G. T.  

Dube J.  

Dube K.     Gampu Chief IV,

A.S. 

Gaule B. 

Gava C. 

Gutu O. C.

Hlalo M.M.   

Hove R.C.  Hungwe J.D. 

Jacob                    E.  

Kabayanjiri         O. 

Karimanzira        D.

I.G.  

Khumalo D.    

Komichi M.

Mabika Chief J.T.   

                    Made        J.            M.

Madzorera H.  Makamure E. K.  Makhula R. R.  Makore J.  Makunde T. 

                    Makuyana               C.

Mandaba M. I. N.  

Manyeruke J.

                    Marava                   M.

                    Marumahoko           R. 

                    Mathuthu     T.         A. 

                    Masaba                     J. 

                     Masendu           Chief

S.D 

                    Masuku                    A.   

                    Mbambo                  L. 

                    Mlotshwa                 S.  

 

Mtshane         Chief

L.K.  

Mohadi T.B.    

Muchenje            V.   

Muchihwa R. 

Mudzingwa T.   

Mumvuri D.D. E. 

Musarurwa                 Chief E. M. Mutsvangwa M.

Muzerengwa T. S.

Ncube S. 

Ncube W.

Ndlovu N. K.  Nebiri Chief W. 

Nembire Chief C.N

Ngungumbane

Chief Z.N.M

Ntabeni Chief M.

Nyamukoho Chief

S.K. 

Rimbi J. M.

Rugara   K.  Sakupwanya S. U. 

 

 

 

 

Shana Chief N.Z.J., Sibanda A.

Sinampande H.M.

Tapela L.A.  Zvidzai S.

 

 

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                                              Printed by the Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave Bidi Chief J.

Dube J.

Femai M.

Musarurwa Chief.

  1. Member sworn-

               Welshman Ncube Esquire

  1. Committee nominated-

Standing Rules and Orders: Hon. N. Mguni

  1. The Minister of Finance, with leave, moved: That provisions of Standing Order No. 98 regarding procedures relating to stages of Bills be suspended in respect of the Finance Bill 2009, (HB 3, 2009) and the Appropriation (2009) Bill (HB 4, 2009)

  Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. SECOND READING: Finance Bill 2009 (H.B. 3, 2009) – The Minister of

Finance

Bill read a second time. Committee-forthwith.

(Senate in Committee)

 

Clauses 1to 60 and schedule put and agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment.

Third reading-forthwith.

Bill read a third time.

  1. SECOND READING: Appropriation (2009) Bill, (H.B. 4, 2009)-The Minister of Finance

 Bill read a second time.   Committee-forthwith.

(Senate in Committee)

 

Clauses 1 to 5

On the Schedule,

Estimates of Expenditure for the year ending December 31, 2009 (Cmd R.Z. 3,   2009).

Vote No. 1 – “President and Cabinet”, US$20,038921.

Vote No. 2 – “Parliament of Zimbabwe”, US$7,102,200.

Vote No. 3  – “Public Service Labour and Social Welfare ”, US$7,710,250.

Vote No. 4 – “Defence”, US$64,866,100.

Vote No. 5 – “Finance”, US$69,776,300.

Vote No. 7  – “Audit”, US$ 1,932,800.

Vote No. 8 –  “Industry and Commerce”, US$2,645,600.

Vote No. 9 – “Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development”, US$ 48,179,140.

Vote No. 10 – “Mines and Mining Development”,US$5,491,000.  Vote No. 11 – “Environment and Natural Resources Management”, $US 3,363,700.

Vote No. 12 – “Transport and Infrastructure Development”, US$ 37,475,400.

 Vote No. 13  – “Foreign Affairs”, US$ 22,455,300.

Vote No. 14  – “Local Government, and Rural Development”, US$ 21,538,700 .

Vote No. 15  – “Health and Child Welfare”, US$ 157,673,800.

Vote No. 16 – “Education, Sport, Arts and Culture”, US$ 177,256,900.

Vote No.  17 – “Higher and Tertiary Education”, US$47,823,300.

Vote No. 18 – “Youth, Indigenisation and Employment”, US$ 16,118,700.

Vote No. 19 – “Home Affairs”, US$ 73,391,800.

Vote No. 20 – “Justice and Legal Parliamentary Affairs”, US$37,612,100.

Vote No. 21  – “Media, Information and Publicity”, US$ 1,686,000.

Vote No. 22  – “Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development”, US$ 2,071,400.

Vote No. 23 – “ Energy and Power Development”, US$7,774,755.

Vote No. 24  – “Economic Planning and Investment Promotion”, US$ 1,365,100.

Vote No. 25  – “Science and Technology Development”, US$ 4,781,034. Vote No. 26  – “Women   Affairs, Gender and Community Development”, US$ 2,563,100.

Vote No. 27  – “National Housing and Social Amenities”, US$ 7,683,200.

Vote No. 28 – “Water Resources Development and Infrastructure”,US$4,735,400.

Vote No.29 – “Constitutional and Parliamentary and Management”, US$ 8,781,100.

Vote No.30 – “Tourism and Hospitality Industry”, US$ 859,500.

Vote No.31 – “Labour and Social Services”, US$ 39,182,900.

Vote No.32 – “State Enterprises and Services”, US$ 685,900.

Vote No.33 – “Information Communication Technology”, US$ 779,500.

Vote No.34 – “Public Works”, US$ 12,009,800 Vote No.29 .

Vote No.35 – “Regional Integration and International Cooperation”, US$ 2,903,000.

Vote No.36 – “Lands and Rural Resettlement”, US$ 2,622,600.

Schedule put and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

(Senate resumed)

Bill reported without amendment.

Third reading-forthwith.

           Bill read a third time

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech. (Adjourned

17th March 2009 –The Governor of Matabeleland North)

 

[Time elapsed: 4 hours 58 minutes]

 

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- The Minister of Defence

On the motion of the Minister Of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. The President of the Senate informed the Senate that Hon. Members were invited to the inaugural Tourism stakeholder Conference on 25 and 26 March 2009 at the Harare International Conference Centre.

  1. On the motion of the Minister Of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development: The Senate adjourned at twenty six minutes past four o’clock p.m.
  2. Madzongwe

                                                                                                                               President of the Senate

WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH 2009

 

ORDER OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

  1. HON. SENATOR GUTU

HON. SENATOR MLOTSHWA

That this House-

CONCERNED WITH the structural dislocation of Zimbabwe’s economy, macroeconomic dysfunctionality and the pervasive levels of failure by the state.

DISTURBED BY the high levels of poverty, unemployment and suffering of the people of Zimbabwe.

CONCERNED BY the collapse of the public education, public health and public transport infrastructure in the country.

FURTHER CONCERNED BY the deeply seated humanitarian crisis, the

absence of the rule of law, the food crisis and the extent of deprivation and want by our people.

ALARMED BY the high levels of corruption, looting, avarice, asset stripping, patronage and clientelism prevalent in the country.

CONCERNED BY THE militarization and politicization in the distribution of food.

FURTHER CONCERNED by the deliberate indifference to the crisis by those in control.

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE RESOLVES;

 

  1. to express its strong concern to the responsible authorities and urges all concerned to direct their energies towards the rebuilding of Zimbabwe.

  1. to call for the crafting of policies to address these challenges being faced by Zimbabweans.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (adjourned 24th

March 2009 – Minister Of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development

[Time elapsed: 5 hours 14 minutes]

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- The Minister of Defence

 

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