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SENATE VOTES 25 MARCH 2009 NO.16

ADVANCE COPY - UNCORRECTED 

 

 

 

No. 16

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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WEDNESDAY, 25TH MARCH 2009

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The President of the Senate in the Chair.

                                                                                                                       Half past two o’clock p.m.

PRAYERS   

 

Members Present

 

Chabuka K. 

Charumbira Chief F. Z.

Chibagu G,  

Chiduku Chief R.  M.

Chigwedere A. S.

Chimbudzi A.

Chimombe     Chief      G.M. 

Chisunga Chief D.

Chitaka P. 

Chitanga Chief F.C.

Chitsa E. 

Chinamasa P. .A.  

Dandawa Chief T. M.

Dete A. A.  

Dube G. T.  

Dube K.  

Gampu    Chief     IV,    A.S.

Gaule B. 

Gava C. 

Gutu O. C.

Hlalo M.M.   

Hove R.C. 

Hungwe J.D.  

Kabayanjiri O.  

Karimanzira        D.

Katyamaenza V.   Khumalo D.  K Komichi M.

Mabhiza G.   

Mabika Chief J.T.  

Machaya J. M.K. 

Made J. M. 

Madzorera H.  

Makamure E. K.  

Makhula R. R.  

Makore J.  

I.G. 

Makuyana C. 

Maluleke T. H. 

Mandaba M. I. N.  

Manyeruke J.

Marumahoko R.  

Mathuthu T. A.  

Masaba J.  

Masendu Chief S.D  Masuku A.  

Mbambo L.  

Mlotshwa S.   

     Mtshane        Chief

Mohadi T.B.    

Mtingwende T.  

Muchenje V.    

Muchihwa R. 

Mudzingwa T.. S.  

Mumvuri D.D. E.  

L.K. 

Murerwa H.M. 

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 Nyamukoho                 Chief

Rimbi J. M.

Rugara K.  

Sakupwanya S. U.   Shana Chief N.Z.J.,  Sibanda A. 

Sinampande H.M.

Zvidzai S.

 

M.                  

S.K.                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                              Printed by the Order of the Senate 

 

Absent with leave Bidi Chief J.

Dube J.

Femai M.

Makunde T.

  1. The President of the Senate informed the senate that all Women

Parliamentarians were invited to a Breakfast meeting organized by the Women Coalition of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Women Parliamentary Caucus, at Holiday Inn on 26th March 2009.

  1. The President of the Senate drew the attention of the Senate to an error on page 48 of the Order Paper relating to the motion by Hon. Senator Gutu, which was inadvertently worded and requested the mover to read out the original text of the motion so that other Senators could debate the relevant motion.

  1. Senator Gutu, seconded by Hon. Senator Mlotshwa moved:

That this House

CONCERNED WITH the absence of a concrete programme of action and government policy to strategically harness the expertise of Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora.

FURTHER CONCERNED by the apparent lack of a holistic and systematic campaign to compile a register of all Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora.

NOTING that Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora are capable of positively contributing to the socio-economic as well as political reconstruction of Zimbabwe by the all inclusive government.

TAKES this opportunity to call upon all Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora to liase with the various diplomatic missions of Zimbabwe in the countries where they are presently residing to enable a register of Diasporans to be complied.

FURTHER taking this opportunity to express its appreciation for the role that

Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora have played and continue to play by

remitting money and other resources to their families and relatives in Zimbabwe.

NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES;

That this House calls upon the all-inclusive Government to formulate a concrete and strategic policy aimed at tapping and harnessing the expertise and resources of Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora as part of the all-inclusive Government’s efforts to resuscitate the country’s economy.

On the motion of the Governor for Matabeleland North:  Debate adjourned until Tuesday 31st March 2009.

  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 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 Governor for Matabeleland North:  Debate adjourned until Tuesday 31st March 2009.

  1. The President of the Senate informed the Senate that the Workshop for Women Parliamentarians on ICT training would continue up to Friday 27th March 2009, despite the adjournment of the Senate to the following week.

  1. On the motion of the Governor for Matabeleland North: The Senate adjourned at seven minutes past four o’clock p.m, until Tuesday 31st March, 2009 at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.
  2. Madzongwe

                                                                                                                               President of the Senate

 

 

 

TUESDAY 31ST MARCH 2009

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

1 Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (adjourned 25th March 2009 Governor for Matabeleland North)

[Time elapsed: 5 hours 24 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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora (adjourned

25th March 2009 - Governor for Matabeleland North)

[Day elapsed: 1]

         Question proposed: That this House-

CONCERNED WITH the absence of a concrete programme of action and government policy to strategically harness the expertise of Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora.

FURTHER CONCERNED by the apparent lack of a holistic and systematic campaign to compile a register of all Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora.

NOTING that Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora are capable of positively contributing to the socio-economic as well as political reconstruction of Zimbabwe by the all inclusive government.

TAKES this opportunity to call upon all Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora to liase with the various diplomatic missions of Zimbabwe in the countries where they are presently residing to enable a register of Diasporans to be complied.

FURTHER taking this opportunity to express its appreciation for the role that Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora have played and continue to play by remitting money and other resources to their families and relatives in Zimbabwe.

NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVES;

That this House calls upon the all-inclusive Government to formulate a concrete and strategic policy aimed at tapping and harnessing the expertise and resources of Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora as part of the all-inclusive Government’s efforts to resuscitate the country’s economy – Hon. Senator Gutu.

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