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SENATE VOTES 31 MARCH 2009 NO 17

ADVANCE COPY - UNCORRECTED 

 

 

 

No. 17

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, 31ST MARCH 2009

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The President of the Senate in the Chair.

PRAYERS   

 

Members Present

 

Half past two o’clock p.m.

Chauke F.

  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. 

Chitsa E. 

Dandawa Chief T. M.

Dete A. A.  

Dinha M.  

Dube J.  

Dube K.  

Gampu Chief IV, A.S. 

Gaule B. 

 

Gava C. 

Hlalo              M.M.  

Holland S.M. 

Hove                R.C. 

Hungwe J.D.  

Katyamaenza      V. 

Khumalo D.  

Komichi M.

Mabhiza              G.  

Mabika Chief J.T.  

Made J. M. 

Makamure E. K. 

Makhula R. R.  

Makore J.  

Makuyana C. 

Mandaba M. I. N.  

Manyeruke J.

Marumahoko R.  

Masaba J.  

Mbambo L.  

Mtshane Chief L.K.  

Mohadi T.B.    

Mtingwende T.  

Muchenje V.   

Muchihwa R. 

Mudzingwa T. 

Murerwa H.M. 

Musarurwa Chief E. M.

Mutsvangwa M.

Muzerengwa T. S. 

Ncube S. 

Ncube W.

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. 

Sekeramayi            S.T.          Shana Chief N.Z.J.,                Sibanda A.             

Sinampande H.M.                                 

Tapela L.A.                            

 

 

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                                              Printed by the Order of the Senate 

 

Absent with leave Bidi Chief J.

Femai M.

Mumvuri D.D.E.

  1. Member sworn-

Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga

  1. The President of the Senate informed the Senate that Hon. Senators were invited to a finger luncheon on Wednesday 1st April 2009, at ZIMOCO, starting at 1130 hours.

  1. The President of the Senate informed the House that all Hon. Senators were invited to a half-day workshop on the role and functions of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, at the Rainbow Towers on Thursday 2nd April 2009.

  1. The President informed the Senate that Hon. Senators from the Harare

Metropolitan Province were invited to a public meeting organized by the Community Radio Harare (CORAH) at the New Ambassador Hotel on Thursday 2nd April from 1730 hours to 1900 hours.

  1. Committee nominated -

           Parliamentary Legal Committee

         Hon. Senator Gutu , Hon. Mangwana, Hon. Mkandla, Hon. Mushonga S.L, and Hon. Nyamupinga

  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 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 State for National Security in the President’s Office:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

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

25th March 2009 - Governor for Matabeleland North)

[Day elapsed: 1]

         Question again 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.

On the motion of the Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. On the motion of the Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office: The Senate adjourned at a half past three o’clock p.m,.

  1. Madzongwe

                                                                                                                               President of the Senate

 

WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL 2009

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

  1. HON. SENATOR NCUBE             HON. SENATOR  MAKORE

     That this House calls upon  Government to intervene in the operations of Pension funds in order to alleviate the plight of pensioners after retirement.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 31st March 2009 The Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office)

[Time elapsed: 6 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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Zimbabweans living in the diaspora (Adjourned

31st March 2009 - The Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office)

[Day elapsed: 2]

         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.

  1. SECOND READING: Appropriation (2008) (Additional) 2009 (H.B. 1, 2009) – Minister of Finance

     (Contingent upon bill received from the House of Assembly)

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