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SENATE VOTES 7 SEPTEMBER 2022 NO 67

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No. 67

 

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, 7TH SEPTEMBER, 2022

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Half past two o’clock p.m.

The Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Baipai E

Bungu W

Bwawanda R

Charumbira F

Chauke F

Chengeta S

Chezha C

Chifamba J

Chigwajara C

Chikukwa L

Chimbudzi A

Chinake V

Chirongoma J M

Chisorochengwe T

Denga P

Dube A

Dube S

Gumpo S

Gweshe K

Hungwe J D

Hungwe S O

Kambizi E

Khumalo M

Khumalo M N

Komichi M

Mabika D

Makone T M

Maluleke O M

Manyau N

Mapungwana A

Mathuthu T

Matiirira A

Mavetera T

Mavhunga M

Mbasera A

Mbohwa M

Mkhwebu A

Mkwananzi Z N

Moeketsi V

Mohadi T

Moyo G

Moyo T

Mpofu S

Mudzuri E

Munzverengwi A

Mupfumira P

Muronzi M

Muzenda V T

Mtshane L K

Mwonzora T D

Ndiweni V

Ndlovu C

Ndlovu D M

Ndlovu M

Nembire C

Nkomo N

Ntabeni M

Nyambuya M R

Nyathi R

Parirenyatwa D P

Pasipamire P

Phugeni K

Rwambiwa E

Sekeramayi S T

Shumba C

Siatabwa N

Tongogara A K

Tsomondo B

 

 

 

 

In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution

Hon. Ncube M, Hon Gumbo J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

 

  1. Sen. Mohadi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chinake, moved: That this House takes

              note of the Report of the 51st Plenary of the SADC Parliamentary Forum.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mohadi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Kambizi: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chirongoma, moved: That Notices of Motions Nos. 2 and 3 for today, stand over until Notice of Motion No. 4 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Komichi, moved:

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

            That this House takes note of the Delegation to the United Nations Office of Counter

              Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism

              held at Palazzo Montecitorio-Nuova Aula Dei Gruppi Parliamentari Rome, Italy from

  • June 2022.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Kambizi, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 5, for today stands over until Order of the Day No. 7 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. 5. Adjourned debate on motion on the need for government to provide adequate funds for the completion of dam projects (Adjourned 1st September, 2022- Sen. Mabika)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 12]

 

            Question again proposed:  NOTING with admiration that dams are an essential

             component/driver for economic development;

 

APPLAUDING the Government for the momentum gained towards changing people’s economic status, through the provision of opportunities in farming and increased access to potable water by encouraging construction of water bodies

 

CONCERNED at the low pace in completion of national dams which have the potential to transform people’s livelihoods countrywide;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that some uncompleted dams may end up as white elephants thereby disadvantaging some communities in terms of economic empowerment;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government to provide adequate funds for the completion of all outstanding dam construction projects countrywide, among them Mirror Dam in Chipinge. - Hon. Sen. Mabika

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mabika, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chirongoma: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. 6. Adjourned debate on the motion on vulnerable children living in the streets (Adjourned 1st September, 2022- Sen. Sekeramayi)

[Days elapsed: 15]

            Question again proposed: That:

    

 RECOGNISING Government’s mantra of leaving no one behind as envisaged in   vision 2030.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that institutional care and social protection programmes instituted by Government and Development Partners to promote livelihoods of vulnerable children who are living on the street.

CONCERNED at the ever-increasing numbers of such children in the Harare Central Business District (CBD) and other cities around the country, a situation which violates Children’s rights to essential services such as education, health, safety, shelter and protection in general, as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Children and the Constitution.

FURTHER CONCERNED that life in the streets exposes children to sexual exploitations, drug abuse, physical, emotional, and psychological abuses, which are detrimental to their general welfare and productive livelihood.

CALLS UPON this House to implore Government to

  1. ensure that, the Ministry of Public Service Labor and Social Welfare, assesses the root causes and addresses specific needs of such children so that they do not continue to live in the streets.
  2. sensitize communities on responsible parenting that embraces a receptive culture towards children living in the streets and ensure that they do not reconsider living in the street being provided better places to live – Hon. S. Mpofu.

   

On the motion of Hon. Sen. S. Mpofu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. The Hon. Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved: That the Finance

Bill, (H. B. 9A, 2022) be recommitted in respect of Clauses 2 and 3.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Recommittal: Finance Bill, (H. B. 9A, 2022) – The Minister of Finance and

Economic Development

 

(Clauses 2 and 3 under consideration)

 

(House in Committee)

 

On Clause 2,

 

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

 

On pages 3 and 4 of the Bill to delete and substitute with the following:

                          “2 Amendment of section 14 of Cap. 23:04

             Section 14 (“Income tax for periods of assessment after 1.4.88”) (2)(a) of the Finance

             Act [Chapter 23:04] is amended with effect from 1st August in the year of assessment beginning on the 1st January, 2022, by the repeal of items (i) to (vi) and the substitution of—

  • so much as does not exceed three hundred and seventy-five dollars;
  • so much as exceeds three hundred and seventy –five dollars but does not exceed seven hundred and fifteen thousand;
  • so much as exceeds seven hundred and fifteen thousand but does not exceed one million three hundred thousand dollars;
  • so much as exceeds one million three hundred thousand dollars but does not exceed two million four hundred thousand dollars;
  • so much as exceeds two million four hundred thousand dollars but does not exceed five million dollars;
  • so much as exceeds five million dollars.”.

 

Amendment put and the Recommendation made to the National Assembly.

 

On Clause 3,

 

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved:

 

    On page 4 of the Bill to delete and substitute with the following:

                                “3 Amendment of Schedule to Chapter  I of Cap. 23:04

             The Schedule (“Credits and Rates of Income Tax”) to Chapter I of the Finance Act

          [Chapter 23:04] is amended with effect from 1st August in the year of assessment

          beginning on the 1st January, 2022, in Part II by the deletion of the items relating to the

          level of taxable income earned in Zimbabwe dollars from employment, and the

          substitution of the following—

                        “Section           Level of taxable income        Specified percentage %

                        14(2)(a)(i)        Up to $375 000 …………………………...… 0

                        14(2)(a)(ii)        $375 001 to $715 000 ……………………… 20

                        14(2)(a)(iii)        $715 001 to $1 300 000 ……………………. 25

                        14(2)(a)(iv)        $1 300 001 to $2 400 000 …………..……... 30

                        14(2)(a)(v)        $ 2 400 001 to $5 000 000 …………..……. 35

                        14(2)(a)(vi)        $5 000 001 and more ………………..…… 40.”.

 

Amendment put and the Recommendation made to the National Assembly.

 

Bill to be reported with recommendations to the National Assembly.

 

 (House resumed)

 

Bill reported with Recommendations to the National Assembly in terms of paragraph 7 of the Fifth Schedule.

 

Third Reading, forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

 

  1. Bill returned to the National Assembly.

 

            Date returned

 

Finance Bill, (H. B. 9A, 2022)…………………………………7th September, 2022.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Finance and Economic Development: The Senate

adjourned at eighteen minutes past four o`clock pm.

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

Deputy President of the Senate.

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THURSDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER, 2022

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 *         QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1. 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]

 

*2. 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]

        

 

 

 ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTION        

 

  1. 1. Sen. Manyau

                Hon. Sen. T. Moyo

[Days elapsed: 7]

 

              That this House –

              EXPRESSES its profound sorrow on the passing on of the late Member of the Senate

              representing Disabled Persons, Hon. Watson Khupe on Saturday, 16 July 2022;

              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 Khupe family, relatives and the entire Nation for the loss of the Hon. Senator.

  1. Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo

 Hon. Sen. Chinake

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the 7th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation held from 1st to 3rd August, 2022 in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 51st Plenary of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 7th September, 2022- Hon. Sen. Mohadi)

 

                                                                                                                        [Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 51st Plenary of the SADC Parliamentary Forum – Hon. Sen. Mohadi

.           

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the United Nations

  Office of Counter Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism (Adjourned 7th September, 2022- Hon. Sen. Parirenyatwa)

 

                                                                                                                        [Day elapsed: 1]

 

  Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Delegation to the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism High Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to victims of terrorism held at Palazzo Montecitorio-Nuova Aula Dei Gruppi Parliamentari Rome, Italy from June 2022 – Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa

   

  1. 5. Adjourned debate on motion on the need for government to provide adequate funds for the completion of dam projects (Adjourned 7th September, 2022- Sen. Mabika)

 

                                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 13]

 

            Question proposed:  NOTING with admiration that dams are an essential

             component/driver for economic development;

 

APPLAUDING the Government for the momentum gained towards changing people’s economic status, through the provision of opportunities in farming and increased access to potable water by encouraging construction of water bodies

 

CONCERNED at the low pace in completion of national dams which have the potential to transform people’s livelihoods countrywide;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that some uncompleted dams may end up as white elephants thereby disadvantaging some communities in terms of economic empowerment;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the government to provide adequate funds for the completion of all outstanding dam construction projects countrywide, among them Mirror Dam in Chipinge. - Hon. Sen. Mabika

  1. 6. Adjourned debate on the motion on vulnerable children living in the streets (Adjourned 7th September, 2022- Sen. S. Mpofu)

[Days elapsed: 16]

            Question proposed: That:

    

 RECOGNISING Government’s mantra of leaving no one behind as envisaged in   vision 2030.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that institutional care and social protection programmes instituted by Government and Development Partners to promote livelihoods of vulnerable children who are living on the street.

CONCERNED at the ever-increasing numbers of such children in the Harare Central Business District (CBD) and other cities around the country, a situation which violates Children’s rights to essential services such as education, health, safety, shelter and protection in general, as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Children and the Constitution.

FURTHER CONCERNED that life in the streets exposes children to sexual exploitations, drug abuse, physical, emotional, and psychological abuses, which are detrimental to their general welfare and productive livelihood.

CALLS UPON this House to implore Government to

  1. ensure that, the Ministry of Public Service Labor and Social Welfare, assesses the root causes and addresses specific needs of such children so that they do not continue to live in the streets.
  2. sensitize communities on responsible parenting that embraces a receptive culture towards children living in the streets and ensure that they do not reconsider living in the street being provided better places to live – Hon. S. Mpofu.

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal And Parliamentary Affairs

 

                                [Days elapsed: 14]

            That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for

            the year 2021, presented to this House of Parliament in terms of section 323 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.      

  

     

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