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SENATE VOTES 6 MARCH 2007 NO 28

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No. 28

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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SECOND SESSION – SIXTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 6TH MARCH 2007

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Half-past two o’clock p.m

Acting President of the Senate in the Chair

PRAYERS

Members Present

 Bayayi F. 

Chiduku Chief R.M Chikava B.

Chikwanha T. C. 

Chimbudzi A. 

Chimene M. M. 

Dete A. A. 

Dube G.

Gambiza Chief F.S Gava C.

Georgias A. C.

Goto R.

Gumbura L. C. 

Jacob E. 

Kabayanjiri O.

Khumalo D. Maduna Chief V.M Magadu R. F. E. 

Majuru S.

Makono E. 

Malaba Chief  D.C.

Malinga J. T. 

Mapfumo T. J. 

Marange Chief C.H. H. 

Matanga T. Z.

Mavhaire D. C.

Mbambo L.

Mkhwebu A. 

Mkusha S. 

Mohadi T. B. 

Moyo E. N. 

Moyo J. 

Msipa S. 

Mtshane Chief L.K.

Muchengeti C. V. 

Muchenje V.

Muchicho V. N. M. 

Munotengwa L. Musarurwa Chief E.M.

Mutinhiri T.

Ndlovu N. K. 

Ndlovu R.

Ndlovu T.

Negomo Chief C.E.              

 

Nemakonde Chief

 

M.W

 

Nyathi A. S. 

 

Sai S.                                      

 

Sakupwanya S. U. 

 

Sengwe Chief

 

M.L.W.

 

Sinampande H. M. 

 

Tawengwa C.                        

 

Thembani S. Z. 

 

Zvinavashe V. M. G. 

 

 

 

                

 

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                                                                                Printed by the Order of the Senate

Absent With Leave Muzenda T.V.

Patel K.G.

  1. Paper laid upon the Table-

                                                Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

     National Social Security Authority Annual Report for the Year 2005      [by chapter 22:03]

  1. Bills received from the House of Assembly

[Date Received]

          Census and Statistics Bill (H.B. 12A, 2006           National Incomes and pricing Commission Bill  (H.B. 13A, 2006). ……6th March 2007

                                         Second Reading – tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned motion on the Nineteenth State of the Nation Address (Adjourned 1st March, 2007Hon Senator Mapfumo).

[Time elapsed: 2 hours 27 minutes]

Question again proposed:  That this House Conveys its profound gratitude to His

Excellency, the President for his nineteenth State of the Nation Address to Parliament;

EXPRESSES its commitment to and support for the views contained in His address; And that a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the President informing him of the sentiments of the House – Hon. Sen. Majuru.

 

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. The Deputy Minister of Economic Development moved that Orders of the Day Nos. 2 to 9 for today stand over until Order of the Day No. 10 has been disposed of.

              Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the European Union (Adjourned 5thOctober 2006The Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment.).

[Days elapsed: 8]

                                            Question again proposed:  That this House-

NOTING that economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the European Union(EU), the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States of America (USA) are hurting the lives of ordinary Zimbabweans and driving many into poverty;

AWARE that the sanctions on Zimbabwe are punitive and generally political because of Zimbabwe’s Land Reform Programme;

NOW THEREFORE, Calls upon the EU, UK and USA to withdraw sanctions and end their hostile propaganda in favour of diplomatic solutions; and appeals to the international community to support the call for removal of the sanctions and the unlocking of bilateral aid and financial support as well as international goodwill – Hon. Senator Georgias.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the poor administration of pensions for state pensioners (Adjourned 28th February 2007 – Senator Chief Charumbira)

[Day elapsed 2] CONCERNED that the pensions are not consistently reviewed to take into account  the ever-increasing cost of living and spiralling inflation;

FURTHER CONCERNED that some pensioners are now living in abject poverty as destitutes, with some of their children living on the streets;

NOW THEREFORE calls upon government:

  1. to decentralise the administration of pensions to provinces so that

                                            pensioners do not have to travel long distances to make inquiries; and

  1. to review pensions periodically in line with cost of living adjustments – Senator J.Moyo.

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines, Energy, Environment and Tourism (Adjourned 28th February 2007- Senator Mapfumo)

[Day elapsed 2]

 

Question again proposed:

That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines,

Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (S.C.40, 2006)

Hon. Senator Dube

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the serious decline of the Zimbabwean Economy. (Adjourned  28th February 2007 – Senator Mapfumo).

[Day elapsed 2]

Question again proposed: That this House-

 

NOTING that the Zimbabwean Economy is in serious decline,

 

CONCERNED with the unprecedented runaway inflation, high unemployment levels and dehumanizing poverty levels among the majority of Zimbabweans;

 

NOW THEREFORE, urges the government to proceed with speed to implement short-term, medium-term and long-term solutions to resolve the current economic challenges Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to the 49th Session of the Executive Committee and the 29th Conference of the African Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 28th February 2007 – Senator Mapfumo).

[Day elapsed 2] Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the

Parliamentary Delegation to the 49th Session of the Executive Committee and the 29th Conference of the African Parliamentary Union held in Bujumbura, Burundi from the 24th to the 28th November 2006 – Hon. Senator Mapfumo

 

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. The Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment moved that Orders of the Day Nos.  6 and 7 for today stand over until Order of the Day No. 8 has been               disposed of.

              Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the deterioration of standards at the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) (Adjourned 8th November 2006 – Hon.

Senator Patel).

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

                                            Question again proposed: That this House-

 

                                            NOTING the deterioration of standards at the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations

                                            Council (ZIMSEC);

            APPALLED by the flagrant breach of security and confidentiality of the examination              papers;

                                            CONCERNED about the delays in the issuance of certificates;

                                            NOW THEREFORE calls upon:

  1. Government to provide adequate funding for the organization; and
  2. ZIMSEC to adhere to its service charter and provide improved services to the   nation – Senator Chikava.

                                            Motion put and agreed to.

  1. On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment: The Senate adjourned at ten minutes to four o’clock p.m.

  1. K. Ndlovu,

                                                                                                                                                     Acting President of the Senate

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WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH 2007

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

  1. SECOND READING: National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 13A, 2006) – The Minister of Industry and International Trade.

  1. SECOND READING: Census and Statistics Bill (H.B. 12A, 2006) - The Minister of

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Nineteenth State of the Nation Address

(Adjourned 6th March 2007 – The Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and     Empowerment)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 22 minutes]

 

Question proposed: That this House  Conveys its profound gratitude to His

Excellency, the President for his nineteenth State of the nation Address to Parliament:

                                            expresses its commitment to and support for the views contained in his address:

and that a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the President informing

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the poor administration of pensions for state (Adjourned 6th March, 2006 –Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: That this House –

NOTING the poor administration of pensions for state pensioners,

CONCERNED that the pensions are not consistently reviewed to take into account  the ever-increasing cost of living and spiralling inflation;

FURTHER CONCERNED that some pensioners are now living in abject poverty as destitutes, with some of their children living on the streets;

NOW THEREFORE calls upon government:

  1. to decentralise the administration of pensions to provinces so that

                                            pensioners do not have to travel long distances to make inquiries; and

  1. to review pensions periodically in line with cost of living adjustments – Senator J. Moyo

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines, Energy, Environment and Tourism (Adjourned 6th March 2007 – Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

[Day elapsed 3]

 

Question proposed:

That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines,

Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (S.C.40, 2006)

– Hon. Senator Dube

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the serious decline of the Zimbabwean Economy.

(Adjourned 6th March 2007 – Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

.

[Day elapsed 3]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

NOTING that the Zimbabwean Economy is in serious decline,

 

CONCERNED with the unprecedented runaway inflation, high unemployment levels and dehumanizing poverty levels among the majority of Zimbabweans;

 

NOW THEREFORE, urges the government to proceed with speed to implement short-term, medium term and long-term solutions to resolve the current economic challenges Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to the 49th

Session of the Executive Committee and the 29th Conference of the African Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 6th March 2007 – Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

[Day elapsed 3] Question proposed:

That this House takes note of the Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to the 49th

Session of the Executive Committee and the 29th Conference of the African

Parliamentary Union held in Bujumbura, Burundi from the 24th to the 28th November

2006 – Hon. Senator Mapfumo

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Special Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (Adjourned 1st March 2007 – Senator Mapfumo).

[Day elapsed: 3]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Special Report of the Committee on  Public Accounts on Financial Management in the Public Sector (S.C. 34, 2006) – Hon. Senator Nyoni.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the water problems in Bulawayo (Adjourned 1st March 2007 – Senator Mapfumo).

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

                                            Question proposed: That this House-

                                            NOTING that Bulawayo is facing acute and perennial water problems;

            CONCERNED that the water crisis that Bulawayo experienced in 2005 is looming              and imminent in 2006;

                                            NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS UPON the government to –

  1. construct a pipeline from Mtshabezi Dam to Umzingwane Dam; and
  2. provide other immediate short-term, medium-term and long-term          solutions to solve Bulawayo’s water crisis – Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands,

Agriculture, Land Reform, Resettlement, Rural Resources and Water Development (S.C. 23, 2006) (Adjourned 7th November 2006- The Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

                                            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio

            Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Land Reform, Resettlement, Rural Resources and              Water Development on the state of preparedness by the agricultural sector for the              2006/7 summer crop (S.C 23, 2006)- Hon. Senator Zvinavashe.

 

 

 

THURSDAY 8th MARCH 2007

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

*1.

HON. SENATOR T. NDLOVU: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to

explain how people living with HIV/AIDS can individually and collectively access

therapeutic treatment assistance through NAC and explain whether this assistance is

sufficient to cover hospital administrative costs as well as that of anti-retroviral drugs.

[Deferred from Thursday7th December 2006]

*2.

HON. SENATOR BAYAYI: To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social

Welfare to state the criteria used in allocating areas of operation for NGOs, such as World Vision and Plan International, to assist the elderly people with food, clothes and blankets and the areas that are covered and those that are not covered by the NGOs in the Pumula-Luveve Constituency.

[Deferred from Thursday7th December 2006]

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NOTICES OF MEETINGS

THURSDAY 8th MARCH 2007

 

Committee Room Number 1 at 1000 hrs

JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: Hon Chipanga (Chairperson,

Hon Sen. F Bayayi, Hon Chief J. Bidi, Hon F. E. Chidarikire, Hon T. S. Hon I. T. Gonese, Hon J. M. Gumbo, Hon W. Madzimure, Hon Sen. S. Mahere, Hon A. Malinga, Hon Chief C.

Malisa, Hon Sen T. J. Mapfumo, Hon Sen. Chief C. H. H. Marange, Hon T. Matutu, Hon M.

Mawere, Hon P. Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Hon Sen. Chief L. K. Mtshane, Hon Chief P. M.

Mudzimurema, Hon Sen Chief C. E. Negomo. Clerk – Ms. Macheza

 

Committee Room No. 2 at 1000 hrs

MINES, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM: Hon J. G. Gabbuza

(Chairperson), Hon D. Butau, Hon D. J. Chandengenda, Hon E. Chindori-Chininga, Hon

Chief T. M. Dandawa, Hon Sen G. Dube, Hon Sen. Chief S. Gambiza, Hon A. Katsande, Hon J. M. Machaya, Hon Sen. Chief V. Maduna, Hon C. W Makova (Rtd Col), Hon Sen. T.

Mohadi, Hon Sen. S. Msipa, Hon Sen. V. Muchenje, Hon. Sen. V. Muchicho, Hon P.

Mungofa, Hon L. Mushore, Hon Sen. T. V.  Muzenda, Hon M. M. Ndlovu, Hon J. Sansole,

Hon T. Sibindi, Hon Z. Ziyambi. Clerk - Ms. Dube

Committee Room No. 3 at 1000 hrs

YOUTH, GENDER AND WOMEN’S AFFAIRS: Hon S. B Mahofa (Chairperson), Hon Chief S. Bushu, Hon B. Chebundo, Hon A. Chibaya, Hon L. Chikomba, Hon Sen. R. Goto, Hon C. Gwachiwa, Hon F. Kanzama, Hon P. Madzore, Hon Sen. E. Makono, Hon E.

Matamisa, Hon Sen T. Z. Matanga, Hon S. G. Mugabe, Hon T.Mukahlera, Hon Sen Chief W. Nemakonde, Hon C. Satiya, Hon M. Zinyemba. Clerk – Ms. Gondo

Committee Room Number 4 at 1000 hrs

 

EDUCATION, SPORT AND CULTURE: Hon F. G. Mhashu (Chairperson), Hon Sen. A Chimbudzi, Hon Sen. J. J. Chindanya, Hon S. M. Chiurayi, Hon J. Madubeko, Hon E.

Maziriri, Hon N. Mguni, Hon Sen. S Mkusha, Hon L. Moyo, Hon Prof. J. N. Moyo, Hon L

Mupukuta, Hon W. Mutomba, Hon G. Mutsekwa, Hon C Pote, Hon Chief Z. J. N Shana, Hon

Sen. Chief M. L. W. Sengwe, Hon. I. M. Shumba. Clerk - Mrs. Sunga

 

 

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