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SENATE VOTES 7 MARCH 2007 NO 29

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No. 29

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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WEDNESDAY, 7TH MARCH 2007 _________________

 

Acting President of the Senate in the Chair

PRAYERS

Members Present

 Bayayi F.  Charumbira Chief F.Z.

Chiduku Chief R.M Chikava B.

Chikwanha T. C. 

Chimbudzi A. 

Chimene M. M. 

Dete A. A. 

Dube G.

Gava C.

Goto R.

Gumbura L. C. 

Haritatos P.

Hove R. C. 

Jacob E. 

Kabayanjiri O.

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

Mahere S. C. 

Majuru S.

Makono E. 

Malaba Chief  D.C.

Mapfumo T. J. 

Marange Chief C.H. H. 

Matanga T. Z.

Mavhaire D. C.

Mkhwebu A. 

Mkusha S. 

Mohadi T. B. 

 

Mombeshora D. T.

Moyo E. N. 

Moyo J. 

Mtshane Chief L.K.

Muchengeti C. V. 

Muchenje V.

Muchicho V. N. M.  Mumbengegwi S.C. 

Mumvuri D. D. E.  Munotengwa L. Musarurwa Chief E.M.

Muzenda T. V. 

Ndlovu N. K. 

Ndlovu R. Ndlovu T.

Half-past two o’clock p.m

Negomo Chief C.E.             

 

Nemakonde Chief

 

M.W

 

Nyoni G. 

 

Patel K. G.                             

 

Rungani A. 

 

Sai S. 

 

Sengwe Chief

 

M.L.W.

 

Sinampande H. M.               

 

Tawengwa C. 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                Printed by the Order of the Senate 

Absent With Leave

Zvinavashe V. M

 

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

   Bill read a second time.  Committee –tomorrow.

  1. SECOND READING: Census and Statistics Bill (H.B. 12A, 2006) - The Minister of                Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs for the Minister of Finance.

On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. On the motion of the Minister of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The Senate adjourned at ten minutes to six o’clock p.m.

  1. K. Ndlovu,

                                                                                                                                                     Acting President of the Senate

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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]

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

  1. HON. SENATOR GOTO HON. SENATOR CHIEF MUSARURWA

That this House-

CONCERNED by the burden placed on the elderly caring for orphans especially due to HIV & AIDS;

NOTING the increasing cost of living, which is affecting access to basic needs;

NOW THIS HOUSE calls upon government to seriously review the social safety nets for the elderly in Zimbabwe.

  1. HON. SENATOR MUCHENGETI HON. SENATOR CHIMENE

That this House-

 

Takes note of the Report of the Twelfth Session of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) held in Bridgetown, Barbados from 18 – 23 November, 2006.

  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.

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

 

(See Notice of Amendment)

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on SECOND READING of the CENSUS and Statistics Bill (H.B. 12A, 2006) –(Adjourned 7th March 2007- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

Question proposed: That the Census and Statistics Bill (H.B. 12A, 2006) be now read a second time - The Minister of Finance.

  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 him of the sentiments of the House – Hon. Senator. Majuru.

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NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

 

 

National Incomes And Pricing Commission Bill [HB. 13A, 2006]

BY SENATOR T. NDLOVU

After 27(e), on page 15 of the Bill, to add,  “(f), the appointment of Local Government Ward Inspectors by the Commission”.

 

___________________________________________________________________________ NOTICES OF MEETINGS

THURSDAY 8th MARCH 2007

 

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 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

MONDAY 12TH MARCH 2007

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000hrs

 

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS: Hon L. Mugabe (Chairperson), Hon N.

Chamisa, Hon L. Chikomba, Hon G. Chimbaira, Hon S. M. Chiurayi, Hon Sen. E. Jacob,

Hon Sen F. R. Magadu, Hon E. Mdlongwa, Hon Sen J. Moyo, Hon Prof J. N. Moyo, Hon D. M. Ncube, Hon Sen R. Ndlovu, Hon E. Porusingazi, Hon C Pote, Hon Sen S. Sai, Hon J. Sikhala, Hon Z. Ziyambi, Hon M. Zwizwai. Clerk – Ms. Mukono

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE: Hon P. Misihairabwi – Mushonga (Chairperson),

Hon N. Chamisa, Hon Sen Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon Chief G. M. Chimombe, Hon Sen C.

Gava, Hon P. Kadzima, Hon K. M. Matimba, Hon D. C. Mavhaire, Hon L Moyo, Hon L.

Mupukuta, Hon C. J. Musa, Hon F. D. Ncube, Hon Sen G. Nyoni, Hon Sen K. G. Patel, Hon C. Satiya, Hon L. G. B. Stevenson, Hon Sen S. Thembani. Clerk – Mr. Daniel

Committee Room No. 4 at 1400hrs

BUDGET, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Hon. D. Butau

(Chairperson), Hon. Chief J. Bidi, Hon T. L. Biti, Hon. A. Bhebhe, Hon. Sen. B. Chikava,

Hon Sen. Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon F. Kanzama, Hon Sen Kabayanjiri, Hon T. Khupe, Hon. Sen Khumalo, Hon C. Majange, Hon Sen J. T Malinga, Hon T. Mashakada, Hon L. Matuke, Hon E. Mushoriwa,, Hon. D.M. Ncube. Clerk - Mrs. Khumalo

Committee Room No. 1 at 1400 hrs

 

PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE: Hon. M. Mawere

(Chairperson), Hon. Sen Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon A. Chibaya, Hon Sen. L.C. Gumbura, Hon M. Gwetu, Hon Sen. P. Haritatos, Hon Sen. P. Madiro, Hon T. Matutu, Hon E. Maziriri, Hon P. Mpariwa, Hon L. Mushore, Hon Sen. A. S. Nyathi, Hon I. Shumba Clerk – Mrs.

Nyakauta

TUESDAY, 13TH MARCH 2007

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000 hrs

DEFENCE AND HOME AFFAIRS: Hon C. W. Makova (Chairperson), Hon T. S.

Chipanga, Hon C Gwachiwa, Hon P. Kadzima, Hon T. Khupe, Hon W. Madzimure, Hon Sen

Chief D. C. Malaba, Hon Chief C. Malisa, Hon Sen L. Mbambo, Hon Sen E. N. Moyo, Hon

  1. Mubhawu, Hon W. Mutomba, Hon G. Mutsekwa, Hon W. Ncube, Hon Sen A. Rungani, Hon Sen H. M. Sinampande, Hon Z. Ziyambi. Clerk - Ms. Manyeruke

Committee Room No. 2 at 1000 hrs

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Hon M. Zinyemba (Chairperson), Hon F. E. Chidarikire, Hon G. Chimanikire, Hon I. T. Gonese, Hon J. M. K Machaya, Hon C. Majange, Hon Sen. S.

Majuru, Hon E. E.  Matamisa, Hon K. M. Matimba, Hon L. Matuke, Hon Chief P. M Mudzimurema, Hon Sen L. Munotengwa, Hon Sen. Chief E. M. Musarurwa, Hon L. G. B. Stevenson, Hon Sen. C. Z Tawengwa. Clerk - Mrs. Nyawo

Committee Room No. 3 at 1000 hrs

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. INDUSTRY AND TRADE: Hon E. Porusingazi (Chairperson, Hon

Sen. M. M. Chimene, Hon J. M. Gumbo, Hon Sen. R. C. Hove, Hon Chief J. T. M. Mabika, Hon A. Malinga, Hon F. G. Mhashu, Hon Sen. C. V. Muchengeti, Hon L. Mugabe, Hon T.

Mukahlera, Hon Sen. D. D. E Mumvuri, Hon E. Mushoriwa,Hon W. Mutomba, Hon M. M.

Ndlovu, Hon Sen. T. Ndlovu, Hon Chief Z. J. M. Shana. Clerk - Mr. Ratsakatika

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

LANDS, LAND REFORM AND RESETTLEMENT: Hon Chief S. Bushu, Hon Sen Chief R. M. Chiduku, Hon Sen. T. C. Chikwanha, Hon Chief G. M. Chimombe, Hon Sen A. A.

Dete, Hon J. G. Gabbuza, Hon A. Katsande, Hon Sen. D. Khumalo, Hon S. B. Mahofa, Hon N. Mguni, Hon E. M. T. Mkhosi, Hon S. G. Mugabe, Hon C. Pote, Hon V. M. G. Zvinavashe. Clerk – Mr. Ndlovu

Government Caucus at 1000 hrs

HEALTH AND CHILD WELFARE: Hon B. Chebundo (Chairperson), Hon. J.

Chandengenda, Hon E Chindori – Chininga, Hon T. S. Chipanga, Hon. N. M. Khumalo, Hon. J. Madubeko, Hon P Madzore, Hon Sen A Mkhwebu, Hon Sen D. Mombeshora, Hon L.

Mupukuta, Hon E. Nyauchi, Hon Sen S. U. Sakupwanya, Hon J. Sansole, Hon M. Zwizwai. Clerk – Ms. Mukono

 

THURSDAY15th 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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