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SENATE VOTES 9 MARCH 2010 NO 14

 No. 14

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

                                                            ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS  OF THE SENATE

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SECOND SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 09TH  MARCH 2010

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Half past two o’clock p.m

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

PRAYERS.

 

Members Present

               

            Chabuka K.

Charumbira Chief F. Z.

Chibagu G,

Chiduku Chief R.  M.

Chimbudzi A.

Chimombe Chief G.M.

Chisunga Chief D.

Chitaka P.

Chitanga Chief F.C.

Chitsa E.

Coltart D.

Dete A. A.

Dinha M.

Dube G. T.

Dube J.

Dube K.

Femai M..

Gampu Chief IV, A.S.

Gaule B.

Gava C. Georgias A  Gutu O. C.

Hlalo M.M.

Hove R.C.

Hungwe J.D.

Jacob E.

Katyamaenza V.

Khumalo D.

 

Komichi M.

Mabhiza G.

Mabika Chief J.T.

Makamure E. K.

Makhula R. R.

Makore J.

Makunde T.

Makuyana C.

Maluleke T. H.

Mandaba M. I. N.

Manyeruke J.

Marava M.

Marumahoko R.   Masaba J.

Mathema C.  G.

Mbambo L.

Mlotshwa S.

Mtshane Chief L.K.

Muchenje V.

Muchihwa R.

Mudzingwa T.

Mumvuri D.D. E.

Musarurwa Chief E. M.

Muzerengwa T. S.

Ncube S.

Ndlovu N. K.

Nebiri Chief W.

Nembire Chief C.N

Ngungumbane Chief Z.N.M Ntabeni Chief M.

Nyamukoho Chief S.K.

Rimbi J. M.

Rugara K.

Sekeramayi S.T.  Shana Chief N.Z.J.,  Sibanda A.

Sinampande H.M.

Tapela L.A.

 

  1. Papers Laid upon the Table-

                            The Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion

                          Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the                                          Governmnet of the Republic of South Africa for the Promotion and Reciprocal                               Protection of Investments [ by Section 111B of the Constitution].

  1. The Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion moved:

    THAT WHEREAS, Sub Section (1) of Section of 111B of the Constitution of     Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty, or agreement acceded or executed    by or under the athourity of the President with one or more foreign states or      governments or international organisations shall be subject to approval by       Parliament;

                          AND WHEREAS, the Agreement for the promotion and Reciprocal Protection of                        Investments between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the                           Government of the Republic of South Africa was signed on 27th November, 2009                  between the Government of the Republic of Zimbawe and the Government of the                 Republic of South Africa;

                          AND WHEREAS, Article 12 (1) of this Agreement provides that it shall enter into                 force 30 days after receipt of the last notification that both parties have completed                               their respective constitutional requirements;

                          AND WHEREAS, the Government of Zimbabwe, having signed the aforesaid                  Agreement and is desirous of operationalising it; and

                          NOW THEREFORE, the Senate ratifies the same and undertakes to faithfully fulfill       and carry out the stipulations therein contained.

                            Motion put and agreed to.

  1.             COMMITTEE resumed on the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill  [H.B. 7A,                 2009]- The  Minister of Finance.

(Clause 2 under consideration)

         (Senate in Committee)

                               On clause 2

                               Amendment put and negatived.

                               Clause 2 put and agreed to.

                               Senator Mutsvangwa not being in the Chamber,

                               Clauses 3 to 17 put and agreed to.

                               On clause 18

                               On the motion of Senator Gutu, amendment, with leave, withdrawn.

                               Clause 18 put and agreed to.

                               Clause 19 and Schedule put and agreed to.

                               Bill to be reported without amendments.

(Senate resumed)

                               Bill reported without amendment.  Third reading, with leave, forthwith.

Bill read a third time.

 

  1. Sen. J. Dube, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mbambo moved: That this House hails His Excellency the President of the republic of Zimbabwe for the great speech             he delivered on the occasion of the 64th Session of the United Nations

        General Assembly in New York on the 25th September 2009 and resolves                 that its sincere appreciation and gratitude be conveyed to His Excellency.

                             On the motion of the Governor for Masvingo: Debate adjourned until tommorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on                                     Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and                                 Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                                                         (Adjourned 23rd February, 2010- The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement).

[Day elapsed: 1]                                 Question again proposed:

               

                            That this House takes note of the the First Report of the Thematic Committee on

                          Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and                                Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                                                           (S.C. 4, 2010) – Hon. Sen. Mumvuri.

                          On the motion of the Governor for Masvingo: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 10th

                           February, 2010- The Governor for Matebeleland North)

[Time elapsed: 2 hour 55 minutes]

   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 – Dr Sakupwanya.

                             On the motion of the Governor for Masvingo: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Vice President of Zimbabwe, Hon.

                            Joseph Wilfred Msika (Adjourned 09th March 2010  (Adjourned 10th                   

                            February, 2010- The Governor for Matebeleland North)                                                                       

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 5]

 Question again proposed:

That this House expresses its sorrow on the death on Wednesday 5 August 2009 of the Vice President of Zimbabwe Hon. Joseph Wilfred Msika;

    NOTES with pride the sterling role he personally played in the liberation of       Zimbabwe;

                APPRECIATES with profound gratitude the patriotism he rendered in bringing               unity, tranquillity and progressiveness among the people of Zimbabwe,

  APPLAUDS his selfless dedication to ensure a better and prosperous Zimbabwe; and

   RESOLVES that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to the Nation and to the family of                          our deceased hero- Hon. Sen. Mohadi.

 On the motion of the Gorvernor for Masvingo: Debate adjourned until tommorrow.

  1. On the motion of the Gorvernor for Masvingo: The Senate adjourned at seven                minutes to four o’clock pm.

  1.                                                                                                           MADZONGWE

                                                                                                                                  President of the Senate

 

WEDNESDAY, 10TH  MARCH 2010

 

       ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

  1. Sen. Chitsa

             Hon. Sen. Makore

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Access to clean water (S.C.5, 2010).

  1. Sen Gutu

             Hon. Sen G. Dube

                           That This House,

                 Concerned with the phenomenon of climate change that continues to wreck havoc                      with the food security in Zimbabwe:

                 FURTHER CONCERNED that millions of Zimbabweans are faced with the stark                      reality of a below normal food crops harvest this season as a result of erratic                                rainfall patterns coupled with the general lack of sufficient agricultural inputs;

                 NOTING that the devastating effects of global warming as a result of climate                                        change are yet to be fully realised and appreciated;

             THIS HOUSE, CALLS upon the inclusive government to urgently institute a                   comprehensive and holistic study of the effects of climate change on the food                                      security situation in Zimbabwe and also takes appropriate mitigatory measures                                   against the effects of climate change.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on His Excellency the President's speech he delivered          at  the 64th Session of  the United  Nations General Assembly in New York on the   25th September 2009. ( Adjourned 9t March, 2010 – The Governor for Masvingo    Province).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      [Days elapsed: 2]                ၑuestion proposed:ၑ       

       

       That this Hɯuse hails His Excellency the President of the republic f of the 64th   SesioѮ of thå United Nations!General Aࡳsembly in New York on the 25th September 2009 nd resolves that its sincere appreciation and gratitude be conveyed to(HisࡳExcellency – Hon. Sen J. Dube.

  1. Qdjowrned debate on motion of the Firsɴ Report of the Theࡳatic Committee$on                                             Ðea for Masvingo Province).

[Day elapsed: 1]

                            Question proposed:

               

                            That this House takes note of the the First Report of the Thematic Committee on

                          Peace and Security on the role  of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and                                Irrigation Development in promoting and safeguarding peace and security                                                           (S.C. 4, 2010) – Hon. Sen Mumvuri.

  1. ...... Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 9th ............ March , 2010 -The Governor for Masvingo Province).

[Time elapsed: 2 hour 55 minutes]

   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 – Dr Sakupwanya.

                Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Vice President of Zimbabwe, Hon.

 Joseph Wilfred Msika ( (Adjourned 9th           March ,2010 -The Governor for          

 Masvingo Province).

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 6]

                  Question proposed:

That this House expresses its sorrow on the death on Wednesday 5 August 2009 of the Vice President of Zimbabwe Hon. Joseph Wilfred Msika;

     NOTES with pride the sterling role he personally played in the liberation of    Zimbabwe;

                APPRECIATES with profound gratitude the patriotism he rendered in bringing               unity, tranquillity and progressiveness among the people of Zimbabwe,

  APPLAUDS his selfless dedication to ensure a better and prosperous Zimbabwe; and

   RESOLVES that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to the Nation and to the family of                                                                                                                                                                                                      our deceased hero- Hon. Sen. Mohadi.

  1.           Adjourned debate on motion on Home Based Care Policy (Adjourned 10th February     

               2010  The Governor for Matebeleland North)

  

[Days elapsed: 5]

                         Question proposed:  That this House:-

                NOTING the number of people who are on Antiretroviral Therapy and those in need               of Antiretroviral Therapy;

 

           CONCERNED that the Community and Home Based Care givers are volunteers, and             there is inadequate funding for Home Based Care Programmes from the Ministry of               Health and Child Welfare and the National AIDS Council;

 

           FURTHER CONCERNED that there are a lot of organisations involved in               Community and Home Based Care Programmes;

 

                         NOW THEREFORE calls upon government:

  1. to make funding available for Community and Home Based Programmes
  2. to review the Home Based Care Policy so that it contains provisions for incentives for Community and Home Based Care Givers
  3. ensures further decentralization and standardization of Home Based Care      ProgramHon. Muchihwa

 

THURSDAY, 11TH MARCH 2010

 

            

 

     QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

*1.

SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain the measures that the Ministry has put in place to curtail the rampant thefts of property, illegal panning of gold and indiscriminate cutting of trees perpetuated by the unemployed former farm workers who are still living on legally acquired and resettled farms.

*2.

SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the House the number of health centers in Rushinga Rural District that have acquired

referral status allowing them to distribute Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drugs and the measures the ministry is taking to increase the number of qualified staff (doctors and nurses) and to improve the supply of drugs at Chimhanda District Hospital.

*3.     SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education t/ inform the House:

  1. when the student teachers in Intakes 2 ajd 3 who have since comѰleted the programme at Madziwa!Teachers’ College are going to be

certificated;

  1. what steps the ministry is taking to improve ad upgrade theĠfailities aô Madziwa Teacherw’ College inorder Ŧor the college to significantly increase its intke of trainees, and
  • why the recruitmeît of students on tѨe"Presideࡳtial Schɯlarship0to Soqth African Universities gas centralized this yeaࡳ as opposed to dcentralization through the Provinces as has been the case in previous years.

*4.     SENATOR MUMVURI:  To ask the Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to inform the House what long-term measures the ministry is putting in place to recruit and retain Mathematics and Science teachers in the rural schools.

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

                                                                                               Tuesday, 16th March, 2010

At 1000 hours Government Caucus

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS): Hon. Chief Mtshane

(Chairperson), Hon Chibagu, Hon. Chief Chisunga, Hon Chitaka , Hon Dete , Hon.

Chief Chitanga, Hon. Chief Dandawa, Hon Dube J., Hon Dube K. , Hon Hove , Hon  Mandava , Hon Masaba, Hon. Chief Masendu,  Hon. Mbambo, Hon Mlotshwa ,Hon.

Chief Mtshane, Hon Mumviri,  Hon. Chief Nebiri, Hon. Chief Ngungumbane, Hon.

Chief Nyamukoho, Hon Rugara, Hon. Chief Shana – Clerk Mrs Nyawo.

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