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SENATE VOTES 26 September 2019 76

 

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 76

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

                      ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION - NINTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSDAY, 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019

 

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Half past two o’clock pm.

 

 

The Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

PRAYERS. Members Present Chabuka K. Charumbira Chief Chifamba J.  Chikwaka Chief Chimbudzi A.

Chimutengwende C.

Chinake V.

Chirongoma J. M.

Chitanga Chief

Chundu Chief Dube A.

Dube M. R.

Femai M.

Gumpo S.

Gwaradzimba E.

Gweshe K.

Hungwe J. D. Hungwe S. O Komichi M.

Makone T. M.

Maluleke O. M.

Mapungwana Chief

Masendu Chief Mavetera T. Mathupula Chief Mathuthu T.

Matiirira A. Matsiwo Chief Mbohwa M.

Mkhwebu A.

Moeketsi V.

Moyo S. K.

Mpofu S.

Mudzuri E.

Munzverengwi A.

Muronzi M.

Muzenda V. T.

Mtshane Chief

Mwonzora T. D.

Ncube S.

Ndlovu M.

Ndlovu P.

Nechombo Chief

Nembire Chief

Ngezi Chief Ngungumbane Chief

Nhema Chief Ntabeni Chief Nyathi R.

Parirenyatwa P. D.

Rambanepasi C.

Rwambiwa E.

Sekeramayi S. T.

Shiri P.

Shoko G.

Shumba C.

Siansali Chief Sinampande H.

Timveos L.

Tongogara A. K.

Tsomondo B.

Wunganayi T.

Zivira H.

 

 

In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution Hon. Chasi F, Hon. Matemadanda V, Hon. Mudyiwa M, Hon. Nyoni S, Hon. Ziyambi Z.

 

Printed by Order of the Senate   

 

 

Absent with leave

Hon. Chitando W, Hon. Kambamura P, Hon. Dr. Malinga J. T, Hon. Marapira D, Hon. Mhlanga J. N, Hon. Omar O, Hon. Sen. Timire R.

 

  1. The Deputy President of the Senate informed the Senate that following the round Robin consultation of Members of the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders, Hon Musabayana had been duly nominated to the delegation on the SADC Parliamentary Forum replacing the late Hon O. Mguni.

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Hon Shoko seconded by Hon Timveos moved: That time for questions without notice be extended by fifteen minutes.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Questions with notice.

 

  1. Hon Muzenda seconded by Hon Mkhwebu moved: That Order of the Day No. 4, for today, stands over until Order of the Day No. 5 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committee on Human

Rights on Familiarization Visits to Featherstone, Ngundu, Beitbridge, Gwanda and                Plumtree Police Stations and Border Posts. (Adjourned 25th September, 2019 – Hon.

             Sen. Muzenda)

 

[Days elapsed:  7]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Thematic  Committee on Human   Rights on Familiarization Visits to Featherstone, Ngundu,  Beitbridge, Gwanda and Plumtree Police Stations and Border Posts. (S.C. 9, 2019) -

             Hon.  Sen.   Dr.  Sekeramayi

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Sekeramayi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Dube A: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committee on  Indigenisation and Empowerment on the Implementation of Empowerment  Programmes in the Mining Sector.  (Adjourned 25th September, 2019 – The

             Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed:  7]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Thematic Committee on  Indigenisation and Empowerment on the Implementation of

Empowerment Programmes in the Mining Sector. (S.C. 13, 2019) - Hon. Sen. Mbohwa

 

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the perennial shortages of clean and potable water in most towns and growth points (Adjourned 24th September, 2019 – Hon. Sen. Timveos)

 

[Days elapsed:  19]

     

Question again proposed: That this House;

COGNISANT that Section 77 (a) recognises the right of every person to safe, clean and potable water;

 

DEEPLY CONCERNED by the perennial shortage of clean and potable water in most towns and growth points, which has over the years greatly contributed to an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid;

 

NOTING that according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, more than US$50 million was utilised in containing the cholera outbreak during the year 2018 alone; NOW THEREFORE, calls upon Government to urgently allocate foreign currency to local authorities for the development of water infrastructure in towns and growth points and purchasing water treatment chemicals. Hon. Sen. Wunganayi.

 

Motion put and adopted.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of State for Manicaland Province: The Senate adjourned at five minutes past four o’clock pm until Tuesday, 1st October 2019, at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

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

Deputy President of the Senate.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 1ST OCTOBER, 2019

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. HON SEN. MUZENDA

HON SEN. CHIRONGOMA

 

That this House express its profound sorrow on the death on Friday 6th September 2019, of the Former President of Zimbabwe Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore;

 

PLACES on record its appreciation of the sterling services which the Former President rendered to the nation; and

 

RESOLVES that its deepest and heartfelt condolences be conveyed to the entire Mugabe family, relatives, friends and the Nation of Zimbabwe.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committee on Human

Rights on Familiarization Visits to Featherstone, Ngundu, Beitbridge, Gwanda and                Plumtree Police Stations and Border Posts. (Adjourned 26th September, 2019 – Hon.

             Sen. Sekeramayi)

 

[Days elapsed:  8]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Thematic  Committee on Human   Rights on Familiarization Visits to Featherstone, Ngundu,  Beitbridge, Gwanda and Plumtree Police Stations and Border Posts. (S.C. 9, 2019) -  Hon.  Sen.   Dr.  Sekeramayi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committee on  Indigenisation and Empowerment on the Implementation of Empowerment  Programmes in the Mining Sector.  (Adjourned 26th September, 2019 – Hon Sen.   

Mbowa)

 

[Days elapsed:  8]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Thematic Committee on  Indigenisation and Empowerment on the Implementation of

Empowerment Programmes in the Mining Sector. (S.C. 13, 2019) - Hon. Sen.

Mbohwa

 

  1. COMMITTEE: To resume on the Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 247 of 2018, Agricultural Marketing Authority (Command Agriculture Scheme for Domestic Crop, Livestock and Fisheries Production) Regulations, 2018 published in the Gazette during the month of November, 2018. (progress reported 5th March 2019) – Hon. Samukange.

 

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THURSDAY, 3RD OCTOBER, 2019

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS.

 

* QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

*1. HON. SEN. TIMVEOS: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state whether Chinese businesses operating in the mining sector are paying any royalties to Government and if so, to advise on the total amount paid in 2017.
   

[Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

   
*2. HON. SEN. MOHADI: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House how funds collected from the Health Post at Beitbridge Border Post are disbursed and utilised.

[Deferred from 18th July 2019]

 

*3. HON. SEN. TONGOGARA: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic
  Development to inform the House the measures being taken by the Government to
  monitor and enforce  compliance to Statutory Instrument 142 Reserve Bank of
  Zimbabwe (Legal Tender) Regulations 2019, as business operators in down town
 

 

Harare continue to charge their products in foreign currency.

[Deferred from 5th September 2019]

 

*4. HON. SEN. MOHADI: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural
  Development to update the House on progress made by the Ministry on fencing the
  Bulawayo- Beitbridge as a remedial measure to keep away stray animals along the
 

 

road.

 

[Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

*5. HON. SEN. TONGOGARA: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

 

Development to inform the House the measures being put in place by the Ministry to           normalise the issuing of vehicle number plates.

 

  [Deferred from 5th September 2019]

 

 

*6. HON. SEN. DUBE A: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when the construction of student nurses’ accommodation at Tsholotsho District Hospital will be completed.

[Deferred from 20th June, 2019] 

*7. HON. SEN. S. NCUBE: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain to the House the policy regarding goods donated to hospitals and clinics.
   
 

 

                                                                                    [Deferred from 18th July 2019]
*8. HON. SEN. S. NCUBE: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House the circumstances relating to the dumping of goods donated to Chiredzi District Hospital at a time when there is acute shortage of such goods at the Hospital.
   
 

 

                                                                                    [Deferred from 18th July 2019]
*9. HON. SEN. MAVETERA: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House on the progress made towards the construction of a central drug store at Harare Central Hospital.
 

 

                                                                                    [Deferred from 18th July 2019]

 

*10. HON. SEN. MAVETERA: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain to the House the recruitment procedures for officers at management level at health institutions and to state whether any procedures were followed in the recruitment of the current Chief Executive Officer for Harare Central Hospital.
   
 

 

                                                                                    [Deferred from 18th July 2019]
*11. HON. SEN. MAVETERA: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social

Welfare to:

  1. inform the House on the progress made in fulfilment of the promises made by Government to health workers following their last industrial action; and

 

  1. state the number of health workers who have benefitted from the customs duty        free vehicle scheme to date.

                                                                                                [Deferred from 18th July 2019]

 

*12. HON. SEN. SHOKO: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to:

  1. inform the House why Government refused the supervision of implementation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Commission of Inquiry Report and Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Recommendations of Standards.

 

  1. state when the implementation of recommendations of the ILO Committee on        Application of Standards will commence, including; labour reforms, reregistration                  of labour unions that had their certificates revoked and also when the harassment                of leaders of trade unions will come to an end.

 

[Deferred from 25th July 2019]

 

*13.

 

 

 

HON. SEN. SHOKO: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain to the House when the International Labour Organisation Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment and Recommendation No. 206 concerning the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work will be ratified and domesticated by Zimbabwe.

[Deferred from 25th July 2019]

*14. HON. SEN. MAVETERA: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to:
  1. inform the House the number of foreign embassies that Zimbabwe has worldwide and to give a detailed breakdown of the investments that each one of them has brought to the country during the past 2 years; and
  2. justify the continued existence of embassies that are not bringing any meaningful investments to the country.

                                                                                                [Deferred from 18th July 2019]

 

*15.     HON. SEN. CHIMUTENGWENDE: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to inform the House when the Government will sign the Malabo Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African Union on the Pan-African Parliament and to elaborate measures being taken in this regard.

 

  [Deferred from 5th September 2019]

 

*16.     HON. SEN. CHIMUTENGWENDE: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to explain to the House measures being taken by the Government towards the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063 including encouraging the participation of PanAfricanist and private   organisations, amongst other stakeholders.

 

  [Deferred from 5th September 2019]

 

*17.     HON. SEN. M. NDLOVU: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to              explain to the House Government policy regarding university students’ loans,            including; disbursement agency, selection criteria and repayment modalities.

 

  [Deferred from 5th September 2019]

 

 

 

 

 

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