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SENATE VOTES 8 MAY 2007 NO 35

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No. 35

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, 8TH MAY 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. 

Chindanya J. J.

Dete A. A. 

Dube G.

Gambiza Chief F.S Goto R.

Gumbura L. C. 

Jacob E. 

Khumalo D.

Maduna Chief V.M Magadu R. F. E. 

Majuru S.

Makono E. 

Malaba Chief  D.C.

Mapfumo T. J. 

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. 

Mumbengegwi S.C. 

Mumvuri D. D. E. 

Munotengwa L. Musarurwa Chief E.M.

Mutinhiri T.

Muzenda T. V. 

Ndlovu N. K. 

Ndlovu R.

Ndlovu T.                                

Nemakonde Chief                  

M.W

 

Nyathi A. S.                              

Nyoni G.                                    

 

Rungani A. 

 

Sai S. 

 

Sakupwanya S. U. 

 

Sinampande H. M.                   

Tawengwa C.                            

 

Thembani S. Z. 

 

 

 

             

                 

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                                                            Printed by the Order of the Senate 

Absent With Leave

Chikwanha T.C.

Mahere S. C.

Marange Chief C.H. Zvinavashe V. M.G.

       

1.Papers laid upon the Table

 

Minister of Water Resources and Infrastructural Development

                       Rural Development Capital Fund Annual Report 2006 [by Chapter 22:03].

                     Minister of Health and Child Welfare

            National Pharmaceutical Company Financial Statements for the Year Ended 2002 [by Chapter 22:03]

            National Pharmaceutical Company Financial Statements for the Year Ended 2005 [by Chapter 22:03]

                     National AIDS Council First Quarter Report 2006 [by Chapter 22:03]

                     Minister of Finance

    

                     Constitution: Ministry of Finance Library Fund [by Chapter 24:05]

                     Constitution: Ministry of Youth Development and Employment Creation Central

                     Cooperative Fund [by Chapter 24:05]

                     Minister of Agriculture

                     Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board Annual Report 2005  [by Chapter 22:03].

                     Minister of Finance

            Financial Statements of the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe for the Year Ended December 31, 2002 [by Chapter 22:03].

  

  1. Report from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being an adverse report on the following Statutory Instrument –

                                                                                                                        Date Received

Statutory Instruments published in the Gazette

                       in the months of January and February 2007……………………….8th May 2007

  1. Report from the Parliamentary Legal Committee being an adverse report on the following Statutory Instrument –

Date Received

                       Statutory Instrument 13A, 2007

                       Broadcasting (Listener’s Licence Fees) Notice……………………8th May 2007

  1. The Minister of Finance moved: That Order of the Day No. 2 for today stand

over until Order of the Day No.11 for today has been disposed of.

 Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Senator Chief Malaba, seconded by Hon. Senator Mbambo moved: That this House

 

IN VIEW of the poor service delivered by the Telecommunications Industry in remote areas of the country;

CONCERNED that the majority of the people are in dire need of efficient telecommunications services so that they can easily communicate with relatives in urban centres and;

NOTING that such services are virtually non-existent in some rural areas because of the absence of appropriate infrastructure to enable efficient telecommunication;

NOW THEREFORE this House calls upon the relevant Ministry to ensure that the key players in the Industry put in place programmes that will enhance the provision of such services.

                        On the motion of the Minister of Finance: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. The Minister of Finance moved: That Order of the Day No. 3 for today stand over until Order of the Day No. 11 for today has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, Industry and International Trade (S.C. 31, 2006) (Adjourned 12th April 2007 Senator Patel)

[Day elapsed: 1]

                     Question again proposed: That this House –

              Takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, Industry and International Trade on the Management Contract between

Ziscosteel and Global Steel Holdings Limited (S.C. 31, 2006) – Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu

                        On the motion of the Minister of Finance: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1.  Adjourned debate on motion on Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Local Government on ZINWA (Adjourned 11th April 2007Hon. Senator Chief Charumbira)

                                                                                                                                                                  [Day elapsed: 1]

 

                       Question again proposed: That this House-

                        Takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local

Government on ZINWA’s take over of water and sewerage services in the city of Harare and the proposed take over of these services in cities and towns in the rest of the country (S.C. 3, 2007) – Hon. Senator Tawengwa.

                        On the motion of the Minister of Finance: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Finance: the Senate adjourned at three minutes past four o’clock p.m.

N.K. Ndlovu

                                                                                                                    Acting President of the Senate

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WEDNESDAY, 9TH MAY 2007

 

NOTICES OF PRESENTATION OF BILLS

  1. THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY, LANDS, LAND REFORM AND RESETTLEMENT: Bill to provide for the registration of Land Surveyors from Midlands State University; to amend the Land Survey Act [Chapter 20:12] and the Land Surveyors Act [Chapter 27:06] with a view to extending recognition to other local qualifications; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing - Land Survey Amendment Bill 9 (H.B. 1, 2007).

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF HIGHER AND TERTIARY EDUCATION: Bill to provide for the change of name from Masvingo State University to Great Zimbabwe University; to amend Masvingo State University Act [Chapter 25:24] -  Masvingo State University Amendment Bill. (H.B. 2, 2007).

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1.           Adjourned debate on motion on the Nineteenth State of the Nation Address             (Adjourned 10th April 2007 – Hon. Senator Patel).

 

[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.

2.  HON. SENATOR MAPFUMO   HON. MUMVURI

That this House-

 

NOTING that the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has justly and rightly called for the removal of the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Britain and her Western allies, as well as for Britain to honour its Lancaster House obligation to provide compensation for land distributed to the majority of the people in Zimbabwe;

 

FURTHER NOTING that former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, acknowledged that these sanctions are illegal and must be removed;

 

OBSERVING that the illegal sanctions are the proximate cause of the hardship ravaging the ordinary people in Zimbabwe and were intended to achieve that purpose;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, INVITES the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to;

  • convey its profound gratitude and a deep sense of appreciation to, and support for the SADC countries’ call for Britain and her Western allies to comply with international law by lifting the illegal sanctions and for Britain to comply with her Lancaster House obligation to provide compensation for land distributed to the majority of the people in Zimbabwe;
  • appeal to the African Union, through the SADC Secretariat, as the only hiatus in the international chain calling for the removal of the illegal sanctions, to do so at the earliest opportunity and be recorded on the side of international justice in this matter.
  • urge the African Union, through the SADC Secretariat, to rally economic support for Zimbabwe to reverse the damage done by the illegal sanctions.

3. HON. SENATOR MUMVURI HON. SENATOR CHIEF MALABA

 

                      That this House-

 

APPRECIATIVE of the noble endeavours by government to render affordable quality social services to the general populace through the District Development Fund (DDF) programmes such as borehole drilling, tillage, road network construction and the construction of small to medium scale dams;

DISTURBED by the failure by the DDF to fulfil its mandate as evidenced by the deterioration of its service delivery on these developmental programmes and its lack of complementary effort on the Land Reform Programme;

 

NOW THEREORE RESOLVES that this House urges the relevant parent

Ministry to immediately take corrective measures and ensure that the District Development Fund improves its service delivery in the areas under its mandate.

4.  HON. SENATOR CHIEF MUSARURWA            HON. SENATOR GOTO  

That this House-

APPRECIATIVE of the government of Zimbabwe’s efforts since

Independence to provide adequate health care facilities for its entire people;

CONCERNED by the lack of capacity of the Chivhu hospital, to cater for the needs of the people in its catchment area;

NOW THEREFORE this House calls upon government to extend the hospital and upgrade its equipment and increase medical supplies.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on poor service delivery by Telecommunications in the remote areas. (Adjourned 8th May 2007 – Hon. Senator Mumbengegwi.

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House-

 

N VIEW of the poor service delivered by the Telecommunications Industry in remote areas of the country;

CONCERNED that the majority of the people are in dire need of efficient telecommunications services so that they can easily communicate with relatives in urban centres and;

NOTING that such services are virtually non-existent in some rural areas because of the absence of appropriate infrastructure to enable efficient telecommunication;

NOW THEREFORE this House calls upon the relevant Ministry to ensure that the key players in the Industry put in place programmes that will enhance the provision of such services Hon. Senator Chief Malaba.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Foreign Affairs, Industry and International Trade  (S.C. 31, 2006) (Adjourned

8th May 2007The Minister of Finance)

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

                     Question proposed: That this House –

              Takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, Industry and International Trade on the Management Contract between

Ziscosteel and Global Steel Holdings Limited (S.C. 31, 2006) – Hon. Senator T. Ndlovu

  1.  Adjourned debate on motion on Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Local Government on ZINWA (Adjourned 8th May 2007The Minister of Finance)

                                                                                                                                                              [Days elapsed: 21]

 

                       Question proposed: That this House-

                        Takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local

Government on ZINWA’s take over of water and sewerage services in the city of Harare and the proposed take over of these services in cities and towns in the rest of the country (S.C. 3, 2007) – Hon. Senator Tawengwa.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the Operations of the Local Government Board (Adjourned 11th April 2007 – Hon. Senator Chief Charumbira).

                                                                                                                                                                 [Day elapsed: 1]

  Question proposed: That this House-

          Takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the Operations of the Local Government Board (S.C. 2, 2007) - Hon. Senator Chief Musarurwa.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on recent incidents of political violence in different parts of the country (Adjourned 11th April 2007 – Senator Chief Charumbira).

[Day elapsed: 1]              Question proposed: That this House –

CONCERNED with the recent incidents of political violence in different parts of the country;

APPALLED at the wanton destruction of property and the use of children as shields, a tactic that has resulted in injuries to our Police Officers by the Opposition Parties;

          NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon this House to condemn in the strongest of terms such barbaric acts and urges government to bring to book all the culprits involved - Hon. Senator Chimbudzi.  

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on Report of the Twelfth Session of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly. (Adjourned 10th April 2007 – Senator Patel).

[Day elapsed:1]

Question proposed: 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 – Hon. Senator Muchengeti

  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 10th April 2007 – Hon. Senator Patel).

 

[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 serious decline of the Zimbabwean Economy. ((Adjourned 10th April 2007 – Senator Patel).

[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

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THURSDAY 10TH May 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.       SENATOR R. NDLOVU: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state what constraints the Registrar if facing in processing of long birth certificates particularly in Bulawayo, which are a government requirement.

*3.       SENATOR R. NDLOVU: To ask the Minister of Industry and International Trade to explain government policy on price controls, in view of the continuous price

hikes by the business sector, without due regard for corresponding income increase.

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TUESDAY 15TH MAY 2007

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

HON. SENATOR NYATHI

HON. SENATOR DETE

 

That this House-

Takes note of the First Report of the Joint Committee on Lands, Land Reform Resettlement and Agriculture and Public Service Labour and Social Welfare on the plight of farm workers and its impact on agricultural productivity.

 

 

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