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SENATE VOTES 6 APRIL 2022 NO 32

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No. 32

 

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, 6TH APRIL, 2022

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Half past Two o’clock p.m.

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Baipai E

Charumbira Chief F

Chifamba J

Chikwaka Chief

Chimbudzi A

Chimutengwende C C C

Chirongoma J M

Chisorochengwe T

Chitanga Chief

Chundu -Mbasera Chief

Denga P

Dube A

Dube M R

Gumpo S

Hungwe S O

Kambizi E

Khupe W

Komichi M

Mabika D

Makone T M

Makumbe Chief

Masendu Chief

Mathupula Chief

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

Matsiwo Chief

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mbohwa M

Mkhwebu A

Moeketsi V

Mohadi T B

Moyo G

Moyo T

Munzverengwi A

Mupfumira P

Muzenda V T

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu M

Nechombo Chief

Nembire Chief

Ngungumbane Chief

Nhema Chief

Nkomo N

Ntabeni Chief

Nyangazonke Chief Nyathi R

Parirenyatwa D P

Phugeni K

Sekeramayi S T

Siansali Chief

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. Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chirongoma, moved: That Orders of the Day No. 1, for today, stands over until Order of the Day No. 8, has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Hon. Sen. A. Dube, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, moved:

That this House,

NOTING with dismay the prevailing drought and restrictive economic conditions which are exacerbated by the deadly Covid 19 pandemic;

CONCERNED at the plight of emerging small and medium scale businesses in the country which are failing to break even;

FURTHER CONCERNED at the rapid disappearance of Zimbabwe’s natural resources countrywide;

ACKNOWLEDGING that our natural resources can transform our country and bring about improved economic production, if well utilized, particularly in rural areas where there is still some wildlife and mineral wealth;

NOW, THEREFORE, urges and recommends the following;

  1. That Government, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development comes up with measures to resuscitate our economy and rescues small and medium businesses from collapse;
  2. That government gives maximum support and assists in coordinating and implementing the measures taken by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to preserve our natural resources; and
  3. That Government initiates a nationwide conservation awareness program.

    On the motion of Hon. Sen. A Dube, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mkwhebu: Debate

     adjourned until tomorrow.

  1.  Adjourned debate on motion to introduce deterrent sentences for those engaging in

corrupt activities (Adjourned 5th April, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

[Days elapsed: 2]

            Question again proposed:  That this House-

MINDFUL that Government established the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to deal with challenges of corruption in the country,

 

DISTURBED that despite such noble endeavor by Government incidents of corruption continue to proliferate unabated as if to make a mockery of the measures put in place;

NOTING with concern that this scourge needs to be tackled and nipped from the bud before it disturbs our everyday lives as it continues to rear its ugly head among our societies;

CONCERNED that at times even those tasked with the responsibility of preserving our laws and order do end up being caught on the wrong side of the law as they fail to resist the effects of corruption which continues to spread like fire;

Now, therefore this HOUSE,

  1. Calls upon the Executive to introduce deterrent sentences for those engaging in corrupt activities
  2. Calls upon the judiciary to fast track all cases of corruption through special courts that will be established to deal with such nefarious activities- Sen. Tongogara

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. A. Dube: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions on HIV and AIDS service delivery system (Adjourned 5th April 2022 - Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

  

[Days elapsed:4]

Question again proposed:  That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions on HIV and AIDS service delivery system in Zimbabwe (S.C.6, 2022) – Hon. Kambizi.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Kambizi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Implementation of the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)- Roll – Out Programme (Adjourned 5th April 2022 - Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

  

[Days elapsed:4]

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the Implementation of the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)- Roll – Out Programme in the selected Health Institutions in Zimbabwe (S.C.5, 2022) – Hon. Sen. Kambizi.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Kambizi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 5th

     April, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 32]

     

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 – Hon. Sen Kambizi

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Kambizi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the untimely passing on of the late Senator for Matebeleland South, Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo (Adjourned 5th April, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 9]

Question again proposed: That this House-

Expresses its profound sorrow on the untimely passing on of the late Senator for   Matebeleland South, Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo, on Sunday 14 November, 2021.

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 Moyo family, relatives and

      the entire Nation for the untimely loss of the Hon. Senator- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the devastating effects of drug abuse by youths    

   (Adjourned 5th April, 2022- Hon. Sen. A. Dube)

                                                                                                                                    [Days elapsed: 6]

            Question again proposed:  That this House-

 

DISTURBED by the excessive and prevalent abuse of drugs by youths countrywide;

NOTING the situation is exacerbated by the unemployment rate among youths who consequently end up spending most of their time idle and end up resorting to taking all sorts of drugs;

CONCERNED that such abuse of drugs has devastating consequences on our future generations and the Nation as a whole;

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government

  1. To put in place measures that will curb the abuse of drugs by youths through self-help projects so as to keep our youths fully occupied all the time.
  2. Set up rehabilitation centers and Hospitals to assist our youths who are addicted to drugs to the extent of treating such abuse as a way of life.
  3. Legislate for stiffer penalties for the importation of those substances that give rise to incidents of drug abuse in the country- Sen. A. Dube.

      On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi: Debate

      adjourned until tomorrow.

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

 

HON. M. M. CHINOMONA,

                                                                President of the Senate.

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THURSDAY, 7TH APRIL, 2022

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 *         QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of

Implementation and Monitoring to give an update on plans that have been put in place by

Government to resuscitate the District Development Fund Tillage Unit Programme in the

country.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*2. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in

      charge of Implementation and Monitoring to inform the House the measures put in place

      to provide spare parts for boreholes that require servicing.

                                                                                                                           [Deferred 11th November 2021]

*3. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and

      Rural Development to explain to the House the plans that have been put in place to

      address siltation challenges in most of the dams in the country.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*4.  Hon. Sen. Tongogara: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and  

        Rural Resettlement to inform the House whether there are any mechanisms in place to

        monitor the inputs that are given to small scale farmers under the Presidential Input

        Scheme and whether these inputs are utilized for intended purposes at household level

        amid allegations that some individuals sell such inputs.

 [Deferred 11th November 2021]

*5.  Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Rural

Development to appraise the House on the achievements brought about by the             concept of

Zunde raMambo in the country.

[Deferred 17th March 2022]

*6. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to

      update the House on government policy regarding contributions by diasporians to the

      fiscus.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*7. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Gender, Small Medium

      Enterprises and Community Development to explain to the House whether or not women

      are awarded tenders on programmes relating to the national development agenda.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*8. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation to

      appraise the House on the role the Ministry is playing to market and promote popular

      sports in the country.

[Deferred 11th November 2021]

*9. 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]

*10. 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]

 

*11.  Hon. Sen. Tongogara: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to

        inform the House the procedure that the local authorities use to formulate their budget. 

  

                      [Deferred 11th November 2021]

*12. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to

inform the House, the number of male and female Officers in Charge that are present in

the police force in the country.

[Deferred 17th March 2022]

*13. Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to

        appraise the House on the measures being implemented by the Government to address

       the grievances of teachers so that they are able to resume their work.

[Deferred 17th March 2022]

   

 

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to come up with measures to resuscitate the economy (Adjourned 6th April, 2022- Hon. Sen. A. Dube)

Question proposed: That this House,

NOTING with dismay the prevailing drought and restrictive economic conditions which are exacerbated by the deadly Covid 19 pandemic;

CONCERNED at the plight of emerging small and medium scale businesses in the country which are failing to break even;

FURTHER CONCERNED at the rapid disappearance of Zimbabwe’s natural resources countrywide;

ACKNOWLEDGING that our natural resources can transform our country and bring about improved economic production, if well utilized, particularly in rural areas where there is still some wildlife and mineral wealth;

NOW, THEREFORE, urges and recommends the following;

  1. That Government, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development comes up with measures to resuscitate our economy and rescues small and medium businesses from collapse;
  2. That government gives maximum support and assists in coordinating and implementing the measures taken by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to preserve our natural resources; and
  3. That Government initiates a nationwide conservation awareness program- Sen. A. Dube

  1. Adjourned debate on motion to introduce deterrent sentences for those engaging in

corrupt activities (Adjourned 6th April, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

[Days elapsed: 3]

            Question proposed:  That this House-

MINDFUL that Government established the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to deal with challenges of corruption in the country,

 

DISTURBED that despite such noble endeavor by Government incidents of corruption continue to proliferate unabated as if to make a mockery of the measures put in place;

NOTING with concern that this scourge needs to be tackled and nipped from the bud before it disturbs our everyday lives as it continues to rear its ugly head among our societies;

CONCERNED that at times even those tasked with the responsibility of preserving our laws and order do end up being caught on the wrong side of the law as they fail to resist the effects of corruption which continues to spread like fire;

Now, therefore this HOUSE,

  1. Calls upon the Executive to introduce deterrent sentences for those engaging in corrupt activities
  2. Calls upon the judiciary to fast track all cases of corruption through special courts that will be established to deal with such nefarious activities- Sen. Tongogara

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions on HIV and AIDS service delivery system (Adjourned 6th April 2022 - Hon. Sen. Kambizi)

  

[Days elapsed:5]

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions on HIV and AIDS service delivery system in Zimbabwe (S.C.6, 2022) – Hon. Kambizi.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Implementation of the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)- Roll – Out Programme (Adjourned 6th April 2022 - Hon. Sen. Kambizi)

  

[Days elapsed:5]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the Implementation of the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)- Roll – Out Programme in the selected Health Institutions in Zimbabwe (S.C.5, 2022) – Hon. Sen. Kambizi.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the untimely passing on of the late Senator for Matebeleland South, Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo (Adjourned 6th April, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 9]

Question proposed: That this House-

Expresses its profound sorrow on the untimely passing on of the late Senator for   Matebeleland South, Hon. Sen. Simon Khaya Moyo, on Sunday 14 November, 2021.

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 Moyo family, relatives and

      the entire Nation for the untimely loss of the Hon. Senator- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the devastating effects of drug abuse by youths

  (Adjourned 6th April, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

                                                                                                                                    [Days elapsed: 7]

            Question proposed:  That this House-

 

DISTURBED by the excessive and prevalent abuse of drugs by youths countrywide;

NOTING the situation is exacerbated by the unemployment rate among youths who consequently end up spending most of their time idle and end up resorting to taking all sorts of drugs;

CONCERNED that such abuse of drugs has devastating consequences on our future generations and the Nation as a whole;

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government

  1. To put in place measures that will curb the abuse of drugs by youths through self-help projects so as to keep our youths fully occupied all the time.
  2. Set up rehabilitation centers and Hospitals to assist our youths who are addicted to drugs to the extent of treating such abuse as a way of life.
  3. Legislate for stiffer penalties for the importation of those substances that give rise to incidents of drug abuse in the country- Sen. A. Dube.

  1. Committee: Pension and Provident Funds Bill (H. B. 17A, 2019)– The Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 6th

     April, 2022- Hon. Sen. Kambizi)

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 33]

     

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 – Hon. Sen Kambizi

 

 

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