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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HANSARD - 13 MARCH 2012 VOL. 38 NO. 25

Tuesday, 13th March, 2012.

The House of Assembly met at a Quarter-Past Two O'clock p.m.

 

PRAYERS

(THE DEPUTY SPEAKER in the Chair)

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE DEPUTY SPEAKER

MDC-T CHANGES TO PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: I have to inform the House that the MDC-T Party has made changes to Portfolio Committee membership where Hon. Garadhi will be serving in the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Committee in addition to the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban development.

2012 DIARIES AND CALENDERS

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: I also have to inform the House that hon. members are requested to collect their dairies and calenders from Public Relations Officers who will be in the members' dining room from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. today.

FAMILIARISATION TOUR OF DEVEN ENGINEERING (PVT) LTD

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: I have to remind remind hon. members that registration for the familiarisation visit to the Deven Engineering (Pvt) Limited is still in progress.

PRIME MINISTER'S STATEMENT

2012 GOVERNMENT WORK PROGRAMME (GWP)

THE PRIME MINISTER: Madam Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I stand before this august House to appraise the people, through their elected representatives, of what is happening in Government. At the beginning of the year, I made it clear that gone are the days when Government would operate as a secret cult movement.

As the Leader of Government Business in Parliament, and in the spirit of accountability and in order to enhance the oversight role of Parliament, I pledged to make a monthly Parliamentary statement in this august House.

It is also in line with this spirit of openness and accountability that the Prime Minister's Question Time was introduced so that the public, through their elected representatives, would have an opportunity to gaze and peep into the work of Government and to raise questions on pertinent issues affecting this great country.

Madam Speaker, it is primarily because of my pledge that I stand before this House today to update you of the work of Government.

2.0 The Government Work Programme

In 2010, the Government adopted the GWP as an implementation vehicle for all Government programmes.

In 2010, we recorded a 60 per cent success rate in terms of implementation of agreed critical path targets, which dropped to 40 per cent in 2011 due to limited fiscal space arising to the many funding requirements as this nation recovers.

In February, my Office hosted a GWP workshop where Ministries presented the critical path targets for 2012.

These have now been adopted and Madam Speaker, I table before you the GWP targets for 2012 as adopted by Government.

I want to say from the outset that this document is still work in progress because the relevant clusters have been asked to extract the key programmes or "Priorities of Priorities."

This is because of the limited fiscal space and the realisation that Government will not have the required funds to attend to all the programmes identified by the ministries.

Madam Speaker, I am laying this document before Parliament pending the completion of the identification of the " Priorities of Priorities" by Ministries.

I have told the Honorable Ministers that I will be evaluating their performance and making it public through this monthly report to Parliament.

Madam Speaker, this is the last time I am making a monthly statement in this House without naming and shaming those Ministries that are either under-performing or have chosen to give scant attention to the implementation of agreed programmes and policies. This is not to embarrass anyone, but to enable Parliament to hold the executive to account.

Apart from the critical path targets contained in the document I have laid before you, Government is grappling with important processes such as the census and the Constitution-making process, among other key programmes for the year.

The 2012 census is our first comprehensive population census since the time of hyperinflation.

Visioning and planning for growth is made difficult in the absence of accurate and authoritative statistics about a nation and we hope that this exercise will be successful to enable Government to plan using updated statistical data.

3.0 Parliament and the Executive

Madam Speaker, I wish to applaud the work of this Parliament, particularly the work of Parliamentary Portfolio committees in diligently playing their oversight role.

I am aware that some Ministers are not keen to come before the Portfolio Committees because of the thorough grilling they endure as elected representatives seek to find explanations from the executive.

This should be applauded and I hope you will consolidate your work in ensuring that those charged with spending taxpayers' money are doing so with the interest of the people at heart.

Madam Speaker, I am aware that some Ministers do not take this House seriously and have minimised their attendance especially when MPs want to ask them questions. I will play my part in ensuring that they attend.

No one should take Parliament for granted because this is the people's chamber. This is where the people we serve speak through their elected representatives.

I have said that fiscal space and liquidity challenges remain the greatest enemy of this Government, but I urge Parliament to insist on delivery especially on those things of a legislative nature which do not cost money.

Madam Speaker, as I said in my end of year speech, a significant number of Bills have not been pushed through and the Legislative agenda is lagging behind. The Government should expedite implementation of those things that do not require resources, particularly monetary resources.

4.0 Reforms

Madam Speaker, I have said that we are lagging behind on reforms be they political, electoral or media.

I am disappointed that there has been slow movement in this aspect, which non-movement has a bearing on key deliverables of this Government, mainly a free and fair election.

Madam Speaker, the whole essence of the GPA, which I must emphasize is now part of the Constitution, is to make sure we implement reforms and create the right environment conducive to the holding of a free and fair election.

I want to say that non-implementation has largely been due to insincerity, downright arrogance and a lack of appreciation of the mission of this transitional Government and its general mandate.

I want to say that one of the most important reforms is in media. All I can say is that the respective Ministry is aware of the expectations, timeframes and the deadlines of the Principals and Cabinet.

I hope that when I make my report to Parliament next month, work would have begun in terms of implementing reforms in this sector.

4. 1. The Constitution-making Process

Madam Speaker, you are aware that the Principals have taken an interest in this process to ensure that it is expedited so that we can begin to have an idea of when the other attendant processes such as the Second All-Stakeholders conference and the referendum can be held.

This is a key process and as Principals, we expect to be furnished with a draft so that we can meet with other related bodies such as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to see how they fit into the process towards creating the necessary environment ahead of the next election.

I want to stress that as Government, we cannot fund and spend our energies and resources on a product that we are not keen to use.

We need a new Constitution.

While political parties may hold their opinions, as Government, we are prepared to see this process through as well as the other political and electoral reforms that are key in creating a conducive and peaceful environment in Zimbabwe.

Only yesterday, I was talking to the President about the peace prayers that the church has initiated in the provinces.

Both of us pledged to support this process and the President assured me that he will find time to attend these prayer meetings so that we all continue to speak publicly once again in promotion of peace in the country.

I urge parliamentarians to call for these prayers in their constituencies where all people gather and pray for peace regardless of their political affiliations.

We also expect as Principals that the secretaries-general put in place mechanisms to ensure that the peace indaba that we convened last November cascades down to the lowermost structures of our respective political parties.

5.0 International Relations

Zimbabwe is trying to normalise its relations within the region, in Africa and beyond.

Regionally, we are heartened by the fact that SADC continues to stand by us as we navigate this difficult transitional process.

This Government is in part a product of the region and the AU and we have good relations with our neighbours.

Internationally, our re-engagement committee has begun a process for the resumption of dialogue between Zimbabwe and the European Union.

I am positive that these discussions will be fruitful and will result in improvement of relations.

I also want to say that I was part of an investment promotion conference in South Africa hosted by the Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion. I was humbled by the number of people who want to do business with us as a country.

However, it was clear from the discussions with investors that our toxic politics and mixed messages from the same Government will remain a major impediment in efforts to bring and lure meaningful investment to Zimbabwe.

Madam Speaker, we are sometimes our own worst enemy because of the mixed signals that emanate from within the executive. This is why I have instructed my Office to convene a meeting of all the concerned Ministers to sort out this issue.

Let me state quite clearly that as Government, we have no policy to nationalise any enterprises and this has been the position since 1980.

I therefore urge members of this august house and those in the executive to correctly interpret the positions that have been adopted both in Cabinet and the Council of Ministers.

We can differ as political parties but on the essential aspects that affect future investment and job prospects for Zimbabweans, we must speak with one voice.

6.0. Corruption

Madam Speaker, there have been several arrests mainly of MPs for alleged abuse of CDF funds. There is no Government policy to protect corrupt people and I urge the relevant agencies to ensure that justice is done and any corrupt person is arrested.

The Anti-Corruption Commission is an independent Commission and I hope that it will not be threatened and hindered from its work of exposing corruption and making sure that justice is done without favour and without bias.

Any corrupt person should face justice regardless of whether they are MPs or Ministers and we hope that there won't be efforts to slow down the wheels of justice or to protect corrupt people from being exposed and arrested.

I also urge Parliament itself to come up with a mechanism that will enable it to hold its own members to account.

These are public funds and Parliament as an institution should have a way of ensuring that these public funds are properly accounted for.

7.0 Other Government Issues

7.1.The Police

Madam Speaker, Cabinet noted the reported abuse of people and the excessive roadblocks on our roads. We decided that the relevant Ministers look at these issues, including the issue of spot fines in relation to possible corruption.

As Government, we are not condoning the unroadworthy vehicles on the roads or the recklessness of both public and private transporters. Our view is that the law must be enforced within reasonable limits and without harassment of the citizens. I therefore expect the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to address this issue and expeditiously report back to Cabinet.

7.2 Energy

The future supplies of fossil energy are not guaranteed and our experience is that they are subject to significant fluctuations in prices. As a nation, we must continue to explore alternative sources of liquid fuels to augment fossil fuel supplies.

1) Green Fuel

Ethanol fuel is now available in the country but as Government we need to rationalise between the need for more fuel and the genuine concerns about this huge project.

To this end, soon after this presentation, I have called for a meeting of relevant Ministers and stakeholders so that we look at this important issue collectively and chart the best way forward.

(11) Electricity

While Government is trying to come up with solutions to the power shortages, ZESA will not be able to do much without the necessary funding. There is a vicious circle where if consumers do not pay up, ZESA cannot invest in new capital equipment and will remain unable to service its debts. We have to get out of this vicious circle. As Government we call upon everyone to pay their bills, including Ministers and top officials that I have heard are not paying up.

If one does not have the money, it is important to sit down with ZESA officials and come up with a payment plan. Personally, I have had to pay a $5 000 bill at my residence in Strathaven. I paid and so should you!

 

7.3. Air Zimbabwe

Air Zimbabwe is down and we are looking at various ways to resuscitate the national airline.

Government appreciates the inconvenience this is causing to the travelling public and to the country's image especially at a time when we expect our tourism industry to be booming. This means that a solution has to be found as quickly as possible.

There are various options available and we will communicate the way forward once there is consensus.

7.4. Voter registration

It has come to my attention that a lot of people are being hindered from registering as voters. The responsible Ministry and related bodies should ensure that there are no unnecessary bottlenecks that make it difficult for people to register as voters.

8.0 Conclusion

Madam Speaker, I hope that we will have not only a successful year, but a peaceful year despite our differences. The political environment and the election talk should not divert Government from its mandate to serve the people.

We are aware that several provinces might not have a good yield and the relevant ministries have already been directed to ensure that no Zimbabwean starves.

I also want to say that in relation to BEAM, health and food assistance, Government might have no resources to feed everyone and all assistance should mainly target the under-privileged and the vulnerable.

The fact that an area has food shortages does not necessarily mean that everyone should receive free handouts, chemahara mushana.

The relevant Ministers will ensure an early identification of areas of critical shortages and put in place appropriate measures.

And finally, Madam Speaker, last Thursday was International Women's Day. I wish to congratulate all the female legislators in this House and all the women of Zimbabwe for their self-less service to the people of Zimbabwe.

In most families, it is the women, our mothers, our sisters and our wives who toil to ensure food security, peace and stability in the home.

We must spare a thought and salute them. I thank You

REPORT OF THE Government WORK PROGRAMME

(GWP) 2012

THE PRIME MINISTER: Foreword

The year 2011 saw the launch of The Medium Term Plan (MTP) which guides all sectors and investors on priority areas needed to turn around the economy in the next five years (2011-2015). The MTP builds on the foundations laid by the Short Term Recovery Programme (STERP) and the 3 year Macroeconomic Policy and Budget Framework (STERP 11).

The 2012 GWP forms the key implementation plan for the MTP. The 2012 GWP development process was undertaken in line with the MTP and the 2012 National Budget. This programme sets out clearly what the Government intends to do in 2012 as a fraction of the broader blueprint (MTP). The targets which are derived from the MTP and supported by the 2012 National Budget will form a key tool for coordinating, monitoring and evaluating each Ministry's performance.

These targets are going to be pursued in the content of a depressed global economy and a slowdown in the rate of economic recovery in the case of Zimbabwe. These global and local macroeconomic dimensions have a bearing on the performance of the fiscus which may affect the funding of some projects. While every effort will be made to improve the business environment and increase Government revenue, it is imperative that as a Government we still deliver especially on those targets where funding is not the critical success factor.

This document is intended to also help Members of Parliament, as elected representatives of the people of Zimbabwe in their task of holding all Government Ministers, their deputies and their officials to account for their performance. The publication of this document gives Zimbabwean citizens the information they need to evaluate how well the Government would have performed in addressing their needs.

Regular reports on progress against the targets in the GWP will provide an opportunity to take stock and debate policy implementation issues. Coordination among implementing ministries and partners will remain key to avoid the usual pitfalls of policy inconsistency and discord. The Cluster approach to coordination will be pursued to minimize on these risks.

It is therefore my honour and pleasure to present the 2012 Government Work Programme for the Republic of Zimbabwe.

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai

Prime Minister of the Republic of Zimbabwe

 

 

 

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 The Medium Term Plan (MTP), launched in 2011 is a strategic development plan set to create a platform to grow and transform Zimbabwe to be a globally competitive economy, reducing poverty, increasing job opportunities, achieving high growth rates and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

1.2 In the first 3 years of the inclusive Government, the Government Work Program (GWP) was guided by short term policy statements in the form of STERP and by the five key priorities of the GNU adopted at its inception in 2009. The final adoption of the MTP in 2011 has meant that the MTP document has become the point of departure in crafting annual work plans for the Government in the form of the GWP.

1.3 The formulation of the 2012 GWP involved intense consultations with Ministries in deriving 2012 Targets from the MTP and guided by the 2012 National Budget allocations.

 

2.0 OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF GWP IN 2011

2.1 The overall implementation of the GWP in 2012 was around 40% compared to 60% in 2010. This low performance has been largely due to the current excessive pressure on the fiscus which has resulted in non-implementation of a number of Government's planned programmes.

2.2 Limited human capacity has also been cited as a major hindrance in the implementation of GWP.

2.3 One of the major causes of poor performance relates to poor coordination among implementing Ministries on aspects that are of a cross cutting nature. This is attributable to absence of regular Cluster coordination meetings where policies are appraised at cluster level which helps minimize conflicting policy positions coming from different line Ministries. Going forward, Cluster leaders are expected to cause Cluster meetings to happen at regular intervals and ensure that key policy positions are deliberated at cluster level before being pushed up the approval process to Cabinet.

 

3.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2011 GWP

Economic Cluster

3.1 Ministry of Finance

· Inflation has remained firmly under control since the adoption of multi-currency regime in 2009; single digit year on year inflation of 4.9% for 2011 was achieved. In comparative terms, Zimbabwe has the lowest inflation rate among SADC countries. Developments on the inflation front clearly demonstrate the country's continued strong macroeconomic management in a liberalized environment.

· Notwithstanding the above achievements, Government remains concerned with evidence of general price increases, particularly in education, food and rentals costs. Some segments of the business community still continue to engage in speculative activities similar to those that happened prior to the adoption of multi-currency system.

· The Ministry of Finance continued engaging with the IMF, World Bank, ADB, with a view of normalizing relations, supporting the country's debt relief strategy as well as unlocking new financing for economic recovery and growth.

· Overall economic growth for 2011 is 9.3% (projected, official figures still to be produced). This is against a background of improved growth in tourism, finance, social sectors and electricity. The growth momentum is expected to be maintained in 2012 at 9.4%, underpinned by further positive growth in the sectors mentioned above as well as in transport, manufacturing and communication sectors.

3.2 Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization & Irrigation Development

· The prolonged dry spell experienced in the second half of the agricultural season resulted in reduced output of maize and cotton, among others. The overall agricultural growth was in line with the original forecast of 19.3%, 132 million kg of tobacco worth US$359 008 514 sold in 2011 and as from August 2011 planting of irrigated tobacco was already on course.

· Funding for the Seed Multiplication Project benefited four (4) Irrigation Schemes in three (3) Provinces, namely Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland West. A total of 241.5 hectares of sugar bean seed was planted under this Pilot Project with 910 females and 160 males benefited.

3.3 Ministry of Industry and Commerce

· Industry capacity utilization increased from levels of 40% -50% owing to a number of measures being pursued and implemented by Government. These include the operationalisation of the US$70 million Zimbabwe Economic and Trade Revival Fund (ZETREF) following the signing of the facility agreement with Afreximbank on 9 March 2011, signaling the commencement of disbursements under the facility. The Manufacturing Sector Survey document has been produced indicating the state of the manufacturing sector. Some companies were contacted and visited and capacity utilization had risen from low levels of 10% to 35% - 45%.

· Successfully hosted the 2011 ZITF and took part in the India-Africa investment Conclave in India and COMESA Investment Forum in Dubai.

· An Inter Ministerial ZETREF Committee whose membership includes MoF, MoIC, MoSME, MoYIE, Interbank and Afreximbank were set up to adjudicate the projects to be funded. US$25 million had been disbursed to beneficiaries as at end of September 2011. This facility will provide the much needed medium to long term capital for industry.

· The Industrial Development Policy Document has been produced to steer the growth of the manufacturing sector while drafting a National Trade Policy.

· Successful deployment of trade officers to Brazil, China, South Africa, DRC and Malaysia.

· Successful recapitalisation of Zisco steel with Government being relieved of US$340 million debt and an injection of $410 million by ESSAR.

· Successfully mobilised US$40 million for distressed Industries in Bulawayo under DiMAF.

3.4 Ministry of Mines and Mining Development

· Overall mineral production output is estimated to have increased by 25.8%.

· Assisted 600 small scale miners through sample analysis and technical services.

· Five companies were issued with Special Grants to mine diamonds in Marange, 32companies were awarded with diamond cutting and polishing licenses. However, insignificant revenue inflows have so far come into the Government coffers, which is a major cause of concern because the economy could benefit more if transparency and accountability is enhanced in the Diamond Mining Industry.

· A draft Diamond Policy and draft Principles of the Diamond Bill were produced. The two documents are now at the consultative stage with stakeholders including the Chamber of Mines. The Principles to the Mineral Exploration Corporation Bill has also been submitted to the Cabinet Committee on Legislation. It is imperative to expedite the finalization of the Diamond Act to bring sanity in the industry. Amendment of the Mines and Minerals Act has been submitted to the AG's Office.

· A total of 230 mining projects worth a total investment of US$274 844 455 were approved by the Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) from January to September 30, 2011. The projects have potential to generate about 3 203 jobs and $167 517 249 in exports. As Government, it is important to ensure that the investment climate is conducive to actualize these approved investments.

 

3.5 Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion

· Medium Term Plan was approved by Cabinet on 24 May 2011 and launched on 7 July 2011. The document now plays major role in guiding planning at both Government and corporate level. The MTP was also launched in Provinces from October to December 2011.

· The Ministry amended ZIA Act which was approved by Cabinet on March 29 2011. The main objective was to give legal effect to the One Stop Investment Centre.

· The Zimbabwe/Botswana BIPPA was signed unlocking funding to the tune of P70 million.

3.6 Ministry of Small, Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives Development

· The MSME Bill went through Parliament and has been passed on to the Senate. This bill is expected to enhance the operation of MSMEs in the country. Policy on MSME infrastructure development adopted by Cabinet.

· 3 839 SMEs were trained throughout the country in various areas including exports, leadership, company registration, credit management, bookkeeping, conflict management and stock control. 186 cooperatives were also trained and 12 SMEs were allocated industrial stands.

· 243 SMEs participated in local, regional and international fairs, exhibitions and expos which helped in marketing their products and improved their sales.

· A total of US$27 000 was mobilized from UNDP to decentralize ministry activities to district levels for which Binga and Gokwe are under way.

· Under Indo-Zimbabwe project, a total of 46 people were trained, 25 graduating under the train the trainer program, while 20 accessed machines to produce own goods. Under the same project 11 seminars were held across the country and 820 SMEs were trained in management skills.

· 57 clusters across the ten provinces were developed. Businesses of similar functions were clustered in districts after identifying resource endowments, major sectors included carpentry, welding, food processing among others. Clustering resulted in the creation of 4 455 jobs.

· 28 business linkages were created resulting in SMEs accessing ready markets with corporate companies across 10 provinces.

· Meetings were held with local authorities and stakeholders in 6 provinces lobbying for inclusion of MSME infrastructure development in local authority policies and access to site for MSME infrastructure development.

· Savings and Credit Cooperatives Bill (SACCOs) principles were submitted to the Office of the Attorney General for approval in an attempt to close the legal gap existing in covering the SACCOs societies.

· A total of US$91 048 500 was mobilised for business finance as follows;

Help from Germany €650 000

International Rescue Committee US$48 500

SEDCO US$1.5 million

BADEA Fund US$15 million

Zimbabwe Economic and Trade Revival Facility US$70 million

ESSAR Fund US$5 million

· Under the Ministry's Revolving Fund, a total of 18 jobs were created and 631 jobs were sustained. A memorandum of understanding on the establishment of MSME and Cooperatives Micro Finance Bank by SEDCO was drafted and sent to Cabinet for approval.

· Five consultative meetings were held to develop principles for realignment of the Cooperative Societies Act and the Cooperative Policy.

· World Bank identified Finmark as the implementing agency for the Small Business Survey (Census). Fieldwork is to start in February 2012. The Ministry of MSMED and Ginmark Trust have identified the Research House and the Project Coordinator as Research Continental Fonkom (FCR) and Africa Corporate Advisors respectively.

· 186 cooperatives and 100 SMEs in various sectors of the economy were registered in the formal sector.

· 11 Common Facility Centres are now operational in 9 provinces.

· 60 cooperatives warehouses were resuscitated across the country and commemorations of the Cooperative Day were held to create awareness on cooperatives.

· Ministry officials attended Cooperatives Conferences held in Malawi, Kenya, Mexico, Scotland, Namibia, Iran, Rwanda, DRC, Swaziland and South Africa and also Trade Promotion Conferences in India, Iran and China. Ministry officials also attended skills training programmes in India, china, Japan and Singapore.

· The Governments of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia established the Simply Trade Regime Programme within COMESA and agreed to a common list of products to be considered for trade.

3.7 Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Management

· Afreximbank and PTA remain the few institutions that have availed funding for the tourism sector. By and large; players from this industry are looking for their own funding for the development of the industry. Operational challenges at Air Zimbabwe have affected the industry especially the domestic sector as tourists were stranded. Air Zimbabwe enjoys monopoly on most tourism domestic routes. This has posed a threat to the industry as it scares away visitors some of whom use road transport which is time consuming. This therefore calls for the urgent implementation of parastatal reform initiatives which the Government is undertaking.

· Our new tourism brand, Zimbabwe, a World of Wonders was launched helping in maintaining visibility in traditional source markets and also penetrating new markets.

· Zimbabwe on the bid to co-host the UNWTO General Assembly with Zambia in 2013. The hosting of the World Tourism Assembly is expected to help in the marketing of tourism activities of the country.

· Successfully developed new tourism products such as Religious Tourism Shrine.

· On average about 20 000 tourists visit Zimbabwe from Japan every year. The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan have posed threats to arrivals of tourists in the country as Japan is one of our biggest source markets in the Eastern countries. Zimbabwe registered a 16% overall increase in tourist arrivals and African countries continue to dominate the number of visitors. Noted increase was recorded in arrivals from Angola, Malawi and Zambia.

3.8 Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management.

  • As at the 3rd of October 2011 a total of 303 359 hectares was destroyed by veld fires , 3066 fire incidences, a total of 4 deaths and 1 injury was recorded throughout the country. This is a significant and encouraging improvement of 66% from 2010 figures. Environmental awareness programs on veld fires were successfully held in all the ten provinces.

· Achieved the 5million tree planting target countrywide.

· Successful hosting of the inaugural Environmental Expo and Conference

· Launch of the Artists for the Environment and Environmental CD and DVD.

· Successful launch of the Zimbabwe Environmental Journalist Association

· Met the 2010 deadline for the total phase out of the use of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) in refrigeration in Zimbabwe.

· 95% reduction in the use of Methyl Bromide (Ozone depleting substance) ahead of the 2015 Montreal protocol deadline.

· A programme on climate change and drought copping strategies was held in Chiredzi and will be replicated in all the drought prone provinces.

· A programme on the conservation of wetlands was held in Murehwa and will be replicated in all the other provinces.

· Programmes on the conservation of natural resources in designated conservation areas such as parks were held in all critical areas. Poaching levels have been reduced by 50%. For the first time Zimbabwe celebrated Rhino Day, this is a day that has been set aside to celebrate continued successful conservation of rhino from poaching activities and to create awareness on the plight of the rhino and help stem illegal trade in rhino and rhino products.

· Promoted the establishment of woodlots in order to curb deforestation in all tobacco growing areas and engagements with local authorities on pollution reduction measures were undertaken.

· Ratification of Outstanding Multilateral Environment agreements successfully passed the Lower House and now awaits approval by the Senate.

3.9 Ministry of State Enterprises and Parastatals

· On Parastatal Restructuring, Cabinet approved the restructuring of Agribank on 12 May 2011 and the work plan for the implementation process is complete. Approval of the 10 identified SEPs for restructuring is being tabled on a case by case basis before Cabinet and approvals for various Parastatals are at different stages. Restructuring of ZISCO was also concluded with ESSAR Holdings which acquired 53.4%. NOCZIM was unbundled to National Infrastructure Company and Petrotrade (Pvt) Ltd.

· A Memorandum on the Principles for the State Enterprises Management Bill has been approved by cabinet with the Attorney General's Office seized with drafting of the same. Principles for the SERA bill have been drafted but yet to be approved by Cabinet.

· Corporate Governance Framework rolled out to SEPs in three two-day seminars during the period 18 to 28 July 2011. 306 delegates representing 7 State Enterprises and line Ministries participated in the roll out seminars. The Ministry also participated in the induction of new boards during the year.

· The Ministry now prepares bi-annual Corporate Governance Compliance reports based on information from State Enterprises and Parastatals gathered through line ministries. It has been observed from these reports that there has been a general improvement in corporate governance compliance in State Enterprises and Parastatals.

· In addition, the ministry also maintains a database of potential board members which is available to line ministries when considering appointment of new board members. It is hoped that reference and use of this database will improve in 2012.

· The National Framework Agreement on Restructuring through Social Dialogue developed by the Ministry is adequately provided for under the Labour Act.

 

3.10 Ministry of Regional Integration and International Cooperation

· As at end of third quarter, the country had undertaken the following initiatives; attended COMESA national workshops on development of sensitive products list for Customs Union, SADC meetings including Ministerial taskforce meetings on regional integration.

· Successfully hosted the 2011 ZITF and took part in the India- Africa Investment Conclave in India and COMESA Investment Forum in Dubai and also attended the Malaysia Langkawi International Dialogue, Singapore and Hong Kong Investment Road Shows. Also participated in the Africa-Malaysia Business Forum, Touch Road China -Africa Investment forum, South Africa Diaspora meeting, Global Forum on Migration among others in a bid to promote regional integration, trade and international cooperation.

· Engagements in trade protocols and investment forums will help to create positive image for the country which should restore confidence towards the economy. However, more still needs to be done to improve our engagement with development partners.

· Secured funding for the establishment of a working group to conduct Time Release Studies on all major border posts and airports.

· Coordinated the finalization of the operations manual for all border agencies at Chirundu.

· Coordinated the mobilization of development assistance through the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) 2011 recording a 35% repose to appeals as at end of September 2011 with 40% of the projects being recovery related as opposed to relief.

 

3.11 Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement

· 145 A1 farms have been verified. 500 A1 subdivisions have been planned in Nuanetsi, Masvingo province and 100 A2 farms have been verified

· Committee of Ministers has instructed the Attorney Generals Office to produce a summarized version of the A1 Permit to be submitted to Cabinet for approval.

· 771 survey diagrams have been produced, 93 farms have been deed searched, 98 farms valued, 91 valuations reports produced, 107 compensation reports approved by the compensation committee with 6 farmers compensated for immovable improvements.

· Rentals for 85 farms were determined, 345 applications for 99 year leases were received and 4 299 year leases were produced. 300 farms were inspected and 100 layouts produced, 699 year leases registered in 2011.

· On A2 leases, 40 applications were received, 30 farms were inspected and 5 farms valued, 23 leases were produced and issued.

· 21 applications were received for Title Deeds 12 farms were inspected and 7 Title Survey Diagrams produced, 1 Deed of Grant was produced and 1 Deed of Grant was registered.

· 30 applications for homestead leases were received, 20 homesteads inspected with the same leases being produced and issued.

· 80 Trading permits applications were received, 61 trading sites were inspected and issued with licenses.

Social Cluster

3.12 Ministry of Local Government, urban and Rural Development

· The Stateland Audit is now complete and report was produced.

 

· An Index of Projects for Public Works Projects with respect to all local authorities in place and implementation is progressing well.

· The Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund availed funds for water and sanitation projects to six (6) urban local authorities namely; Harare, Chitungwiza, Chegutu, Mutare, Masvingo and Kwekwe.

 

· Local authority budgets were approved and borrowing powers were facilitated.

 

· Institutionalized systems audits continue to be undertaken to enhance monitoring of local authorities. Furthermore, the Ministry continues to undertake special Investigation Reports in Rural District Councils and Urban Local Authorities where problems were identified.

 

· To increase the urban land bank, the process of incorporation of the identified land into Urban Councils commenced.

 

· To date layout plans yielding 3 889 residential stands have been approved and 1 113 stands have been pegged.

 

· The roll out on a pilot basis of the Results Based Management Philosophy was done to 16 local authorities (urban and rural).

 

· In order to facilitate the rule of law and property rights, meetings throughout the country continue to be facilitated for the Chiefs, Headmen and Village Heads and the Joint, Monitoring and Implementation Committee (JOMIC).

 

· The emplacement of resettlement land under Traditional Leadership authority took centre stage in 2011. The Ministry made some remarkable strides to carry out the emplacement of resettlement areas under Traditional Leadership authority as planned. In principle almost three quarters of resettlement land has been placed under Traditional Leadership. What is outstanding is the actual gazetting to fully and legally emplace the resettlement land under Traditional Leadership authority.

 

3.13 Ministry Education, Sport Arts and Culture

· Government in partnership with development partners has availed all primary schools with their share of four (4) core subject textbooks in support of education.

· Out of a target to train and develop 20 000 members, 13 210 members were trained in the following composition; 13 210 Primary Early Childhood Development, 8 342 in Secondary & non formal education and 600 in finance and administration by November 2011.

· 9 600 secondary school personnel staff developed against a target of 8 000 for the year. 1378 primary and secondary school heads were developed in Disciplinary Procedures in Matabeleland North and 605 Heads in Mashonaland Central.

· Twelve syllabuses were developed these include, Early childhood Education, Primary Music, Civic Education, Building Studies, ZJC Food and Nutrition, Primary School Agriculture, and O' Level African Languages.

· There has been an increase of 5% at O'Level of girls enrolling in male dominated subjects and 2% increase at A' Level.

· 6 305 supervision reports for secondary schools were received against a target of 3 200 in 2011 and 10 288 primary school reports against a target of 4 500.

· 404 398 primary school and 108 966 secondary schools pupils were supported under BEAM, examination fees of US$1 011 838 was released to assist 15 226 learners under BEAM as well.

· 6 Polytechnics are promoting and developing sport and so are institutions e.g. SRC, Cricket Zimbabwe, Rugby Union of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Olympic Committee among others.

  • The 9th Edition of Youth Games was hosted by Matabeleland South Province were 3 000 participated, all provinces were represented.

· 14 State Universities are promoting and developing the performing and visual arts through engaging different activities like public drama, public speaking, debates, music and musicology and fine arts. 15 institutions for out of school artists are also promoting and developing the performing and visual arts e.g. Zimbabwe /college of Music, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Oral Tradition Association among others.

· The instruments of Ratification on the Zimbabwe/ Brazil Agreement and the International Convention against Doping in Sport have been forwarded to the AG's Office for examination in preparation for presentation to the President for execution.

· Two elements, mbira and ingubhamazwi have been submitted to UNESCO, Paris for safeguarding. Education Officers were tasked to set up District (ICH) Committees in their provinces. Head office is now awaiting the lists from provinces of elements which need to be safeguarded.

· A joint Commission was held in from 22-24 June 2011 in Harare to discuss the cultural Agreement between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, also 3joint paramount Commissions were held to discuss cultural cooperation between Zimbabwe and DRC.

· Zimbabwe participated in the 10th Edition of the all Africa Games in Mozambique from 3-18 September 2011. The country competed in 17 sporting disciplines and they managed to bring home 15 medals. Zimbabwe was ranked 11 out of 44 countries.

· Zimbabwe ratified the International Convention against doping in sport. Zimbabwe also ratified the Zimbabwe/brazil agreement on Cultural cooperation. The SADC Protocol on Culture, Information and Sport passed through Cabinet Committee on Legislation. The Protocol has been recommended to Parliament for ratification.

· Zimbabwe/ South Africa Agreement on Arts and cultural Cooperation and Zimbabwe/ Malawi agreement on Sport, Arts, Cultural, Educational, Scientific and Technical Cooperation have both passed through public Agreements Advisory Committee and have been recommended to Cabinet committee and Cabinet.

· On Sate Occasions, 5 national heroes were buried at the National Heroes Acre in 2011. Independence Celebrations, President's children's party and Africa Union commemorations were successfully hosted.

· There are 2 998 Primary and Secondary vacant Head's posts but they are affected by the freeze.

 

3.14 Ministry of Youth Development, Indigenization and Empowerment

· Sector specific Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Framework is in place. Mining Houses are submitting ID 01 Forms for assessment of level of indigenization. 38 mining companies complied with the indigenisation regulations.

· The Government partnered with CBZ, ZABG, IDBZ, Trust Bank and Kingdom Bank for Youth empowerment. A sum of US$1 Million was released recently by Treasury in support of youth programmes.

· 890 Youths projects supported so far through Youth Employment Support - Jobs for the Unemployed and Marginalized People (YES - JUMP) and 6 364 involved in Youth Build Zimbabwe Projects. These efforts are commendable as they are generating employment and economically empowering them in the process.

· The Manufacturing sector Indigenization and Economic Empowerment (IEE) Framework was approved by Cabinet.

· 4 200 jobs created through the Youth Development Fund.

· 320 youth projects supported through Training for Rural Economic Empowerment Programme.

· 110 youths projects supported through the Informal Apprenticeship Programme.

· 50 youths projects supported through ISOP Programme.

· 3 500 youths enrolled in vocational skills training.

 

3.15 Ministry of Health and Child Welfare

· Health Sector Investment Case and the CARMMA were launched to mobilize funding for the health sector. Government in partnership with development launched the Health Transition Fund.

· Twenty of the 50 ambulances bought were delivered by end of 2011. This will improve patient transfers. A total of 1,200 cell phones have been purchased for clinics to improve on reporting health data. This will enable the Ministry identify and respond quickly to epidemics. All provincial offices are now radio connected while more districts are being radio connected.

· There was a very slight decrease on the vacancy status from 17% to 16% mainly due to the freeze on posts.

· There was a very slight increase in the availability of vital medicines, from 40% to 44%. However, availability of selected medicines at the primary levels was above 80%.

· A number of institutions were rehabilitated and new ones constructed as follows :

} Completed Shurugwi 40 bedded ward and currently working on room loading.

} Completed refurbishment of Filabusi Mortuary and construction of new OPD and both are now functional.

} Completed Simatelele RHC and its operational.

} 25 x generators procured and connected at various institutions.

} 20 x institutions under the Target Approach were revitalized for them to be able to deliver quality health care, there were supplied with new medical equipment, mechanical equipment, various medicines. A number of institutions were rehabilitated under the Target Approach with and surgical equipment, repairs and redecoration of infrastructure.

} At Harare hospital two brand new elevators and a new washing machine have been installed and are functional; and two X-ray machines have been bought. Gweru Provincial hospital has bought four new vehicles including two ambulances; 80% of the hospital has been redecorated and new anesthetic machines and X-ray machines have been bought.

} 12 boreholes were sunk at various institutions.

} Howard midwifery training school is now complete and operational.

} Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals block of flat has been completed.

} Mahusekwa district is now at advanced stage of completion.

} DFID through Crown Agents rehabilitated/replaced fixed equipment at 3 central hospitals, 3 provincial hospitals and 1 general hospital.

· Immunization coverage for all antigens is above 90%; there is evidence that more deliveries are taking place in health facilities; and over 400,000 people are on ARVs.

3.16 Ministry of Labor and Social Services

· US$2 652 770 fees for primary school pupils was paid in which 118 068 were boys and 122 247 were girls to make a total of 240 315. US$4 429 762 fees for secondary school students was paid for 81 390 students in which 40 205 were boys and 41 185 were girls.

· US$1 973 284 was paid to 14 226 vulnerable people. US$18 700 was paid to support older persons in 15 institutions and US$155 267 was spent on pauper burial of unclaimed bodies.

· US$850 000 has been disbursed to districts to support 73 000 elderly, chronically ill, child headed households and persons with disabilities who are vulnerable and food insecure. 100 000 grain vouchers were also printed and distributed to the same households to enable them to access grain from GMB.

· Draft principles for the TNF Legislation approved by TNF and now await Cabinet approval.

3.17 Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development

· A total of 544 groups were funded by the Women's Development Fund countrywide. Of US$815 000 disbursed in 2010, US$733 148 was paid back by December 2011 and is available for disbursement.

· Memorandum of Principles for the establishment of a Women's Council was approved by Cabinet in august 2011. Study visits to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa was undertaken to learn from the countries on how their Women's Councils operate. The First draft Women's Council Bill is in place.

· The Ministry facilitated the formation of an Interim Apex Body for Women Miners. Women companies and consortiums for women miners have been formed through the Apex Board.

· 70 women and 10 men participated in the 2011 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). The Ministry managed to win four awards for best Zimbabwe Exhibition and the best Craft Demonstrator, three women managed to get standing orders for clothing and pottery. At the Harare Agricultural Show, the Ministry scooped the best Craft Demonstrator award.

· The 2011 International Women's Day and Rural Women's Day celebrations were attended by 5000 people. Half a ton of maize seed and 75kgs of sunflower seed were donated to vulnerable groups at the Rural Women's Day celebrations.

· Broad Based Women's Economic Empowerment Framework in place and the Ministry started the process of reviewing the National Gender Policy.

· In order to curb the ever-rising incidences of Domestic Violence, the Ministry embarked on a 4Ps (prevention, protection, programmes and participation) Campaign on Zero Tolerance to Domestic Violence. The campaign seeks to mobilize people to change attitudes that perpetuate domestic violence and encourage zero tolerance to domestic violence.

· The Ministry launched a Pilot One Stop Center situated at the Rusape General Hospital, Health Care, Legal, Psychosocial and Police Services to victims of domestic violence.

· A simplified Family Laws Handbook which contains all family laws in Zimbabwe was produced; cartoon/comic style pamphlets on 13 laws have been developed for easy comprehension and popularization.

· The Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Planning introduced the Gender Responsive Economic Policy Management Initiative (GEMPI) which consists of a three week course meant to build local capacity of policy makers and economic development practitioners to systematically mainstream gender in economic development policy formulation processes.

· The annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence have been extended to 365 days to raise awareness. The highlight of the 16 days was a Harare 1 000 men and boys march in support of the 4Ps campaign.

· The Ministry successfully mobilized women, communities and traditional leaders to support gender equality and women's issues during the Constitution making outreach process.

· In terms of food security, the activities included the UNICEF funded Small Grains Programme, the Seed Multiplication Programme funded by COMESA, the Mombe Yeumai and Tseu concepts, as well as the conservation and holistic management farming. The coordination of this programme was done in partnership with other line Ministries in the Social Cluster and NGOs. 904 households benefitted and US$230 470 was disbursed to the beneficiaries in all provinces.

· The Ministry has identified Pfumainhaka Cattle Project in Nyanga District, Manicaland Province as a pilot project for the Mombe Yeumai and Tseu concepts. The Ministry is already working with the group in capacity building as well as sourcing an artificial insemination kit. The group consists of 19 women and 7 men and has started with a herd of 86 cattle on a beef rearing project.

· Four Irrigation Schemes under the Seed Multiplication Programme were established in Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland West provinces, a total of 241.5ha of sugar bean seed was planted under this pilot project and 910 females and 160 males benefitted under this project. In addition, a total of 105ha of groundnuts was planted and 81 females and 18 males benefitted.

· 1 880 households benefitted from the Small Grains Programme of groundnuts seed and fertilizer donated by UNICEF in Binga and Buhera districts. The beneficiaries harvested a total of 14.9 tonnes of unshelled groundnuts. In Chivi District, 3 109 households benefitted from grain and cash worth US$31 090.

· In Manicaland Province there are 712 income generating activities including mushroom growing, 74 community bakeries operating at commercial level and 1 500 functional community gardens. In Mt Darwin and Shamva district there is piggery project with 80 pigs.

· 290 women for the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe were trained in Internal savings and Lending. In Bulawayo Province 310 participants were trained and 181 Covenant Church members were trained in Internal Savings and Lending 346 women were trained in Internal Savings and Lending.

· 26 Community Development Officers from Mashonaland East Province were trained in Business Management.

· The following were trained in Food Processing and Entrepreneurship Development; 85 women and six men in Bulawayo Province, 55 females and 4 males in Gwanda, 600 women in Chiredzi and 40 women in Mbizo District.

· In Chivi District, Masvingo Province a total of 250 trainees was trained in water treatment using Moringa seed. The trainees in five wards of Chivi have already cascaded the training to at least 3000 communal households.

· Random monitoring and evaluation of funded projects in Matabeleland South, Midlands and Matabeleland North have been conducted.

· 34 gender focal person and 34 directors of finance from all line ministries have been trained in gender budgeting.

· Two Train the trainer workshops were done these workshops trained 88 Ministry officials who included Provincial, District and Community Development Officers who are now cascading the information to their respective districts.

 

3.18 Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education

· The review of the curriculum commenced with the civil engineering discipline.

  • The ZIMEQA Bill is expected to be enacted soon.

· Designs for the Halls of residence at four state universities were done and all the tendering process was done.

· Currently the Ministry of Public Works has since handed over the construction site to the contractor who was awarded the Lupane State University tender. Considerable progress was also registered at Lupane State University Faculty of Agriculture complex.

· A water reservoir was constructed at the UZ to ensure that the institution has a steady water supply for three-and-half days in the event of water rationing/cuts.

· The Administration Block at the Midlands State University is now complete.

· The ceremonial Hall at NUST was officially opened.

  • Harare Polytechnic Library is now roofed.

· Eight of the nine state universities were allocated funds for the purchase of buses and delivery is expected by the end of March 2012.

· The Ministry's institutions will be able to produce 4 500 graduates in Teacher Education, 3 500 graduates in Technical and Vocational Education and Training and 4 500 graduates from universities.

· All the sessions of the national examinations were smoothly conducted the HEXCO examination results released before Christmas.

· Registration and monitoring of independent colleges is ongoing.

Infrastructure Cluster:

3.19 Ministry of Energy and Power Development

· Internal generation capacity has improved with all six units at Hwange having been running. Output from Hwange now averages 650MW from the previous figure of 560MW. Small thermals are all now in service and contributing an average of 65MW (Harare-20MW, Bulawayo-25MW and Munyati- 20MW)

· Processes leading to the implementation of prepaid smart meters are underway. ZESA has already identified the supplier of the vending platform, one of the key pillars to the programme.

· 3 substation transformers for Marvel, Victoria Falls and Chegutu substations were ordered and still to be delivered. Additional 7 will be installed under the ZIMFUND facility to being funded by the AfDB.

· Sherwood transformer was re-tendered and expected to be installed once the tender process is through. Warren Transformer is now available for installation. Chertsey substation transformer has now been targeted for under the 2012 budget.

· The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has so far completed 212 grid projects, 113 solar projects and 5 Electricity End Use Infrastructure Projects. 141 grid projects are still work in progress.

3.20 Ministry of Water Resources Development and Management

· The Tokwe-Mukosi Dam, Mtange Dam, Mtshabezi pipeline, Bubi Lupane Dam, Mhangura Water Supply, Birchenough Bridge Water Supply, Gokwe Water Supply, Mutoko Water Supply and Darwendale Water Supply are all work in progress at various stages from procurement to almost completion.

· Rehabilitation and upgrading of water supply station is currently in progress also in Sadza, Hauna, Glendale, Darwendale, Guruve, Karoi, Connemara, Chivake, Ngundu, Gutu, Makwi, Neshuro, Inyati, Victoria Falls and Kennilworth.

· The draft terms of conditions for the consultant independent engineer for the construction of the Gwayi-Shangani Dam have been prepared. The project is meant to supply to the City of Bulawayo, surrounding areas, and irrigable areas along the pipeline route to Bulawayo.

· Nyamandlovu Borehole Rehabilitation Project has a total of 49 borehole snow fully functional and pumping water into Bulawayo, 7 other boreholes are fully functional but need to be fitted with transformers, a responsibility of Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company.

 

3.21 Ministry of Transport, Communication and Infrastructure Development

· Dualisation of main roads such as the Masvingo - Beitbridge and the Harare- Gweru roads is in progress. 11.4km of road dualisation in 2011. Bridge construction approximately 50% complete. 11.6km of 40.9km resurfaced and all 24 tollgates shelters constructed.

· Work is in progress on the following bridges: Little Sebakwe, Wedza-Sadza Road, Munyati Bridge and Runde. Thuli and Birchenough bridges are still at the tendering stage. Rehabilitation of other roads is also in progress.

· Work on improving the railway signaling is in progress with NRZ managing to move 80% of availed business. Provision of resources towards these infrastructural developments is critical to promote economic activities. These developments are a critical precondition for energy production and growth.

· The airlines sector has been hard hit by the withdrawal of most airlines negatively affecting all sectors of the economy.

3.22 Ministry of Information and Communication Technology

· All Ministries Head Offices are now linked to the Internet. All senior Government officials have been issued with more secure Government domain e-mail addresses. Work is in progress to link all Government offices to the internet. The Ministry has through Zarnet initiated a programme to link all schools that have benefitted from the President's Computerization Programme.

· Significant progress has been made on the Harare-Gweru link, and progress has also been made on the Gweru-Bulawayo.

· Websites were developed for all ministries and contact persons trained in uploading content and maintaining the websites.

· 1300 Personal computers, 150 Printers, 60 Projectors and other ancillary equipment have been purchased. 80schools have been identified for the first phase of the project. A model lab is set up at Chogugudza Primary School in Domboshava.

· Mubayira, Murambinda, Maphisa, Ngundu and Mutoko have been identified as pilot sites for community information centers.

· 205 Civil servants have been trained in ICT. The ministry is working with Ministry of Public Service to build training capacity in their centres so that they can train more civil servants, so far 36 trainers from the Public Service have been trained.

 

3.23 Ministry of National Housing and Social Amenities

· The Ministry continued with the construction of 15H type flats blocks of 16 units each at Willovale flats. 5blocks have since been completed and were commissioned by His Excellency President Robert Mugabe on the 16th of September 2011. Work is in progress on the other 10 blocks which are expected to be released by April 2012.

· Servicing of stands in various areas is at an advanced stage and 2300 stands are expected to be released in Mbizo (Kwekwe), Paradise Park (Marondera), Sunway city (Harare), Dzivarasekwa (Harare), Chikanga (Mutare) and Parklands (Bulawayo).

· The following social amenities were completed, commissioned and handed over during 2011: Mudzimuirema Primary school-2 classroom block, Gudo Primary School- 2 classroom and administration block, St. Edwards Zvoi Primary school-2 classroom block, Mvutu Secondary school-2 classroom block and science laboratory.

3.24 Ministry of Public Service

· During 2011 the Ministry managed to facilitate issues emanating from the Payroll and Skills Audit Report which were presented to the Inter Ministerial Committee.

· The Ministry also facilitated regular review of conditions of the service for public servants. Salaries and allowances were reviewed upwards with effect from July 2011. A total of 410 public servants benefited from funeral assistance during the period January to September 2011.

· The Ministry managed to capacitate public servants with on the job competencies and training in Results Based Performance System (RBPPS). 2432 public servants were trained in mandatory courses and 2,721 were trained in RBPPS against an annual target of 18000 and 40 000 respectively.

· The Ministry managed to rehabilitate its head office and Public Services' 13 training institutions.

 

3.25 Ministry of Public Works

· Construction works are in progress at Central Registry and Immigration Control Head Quarters-Harare, CID Headquarters, Forensic Laboratories, Buhera District Registry, Lupane District Registry, Nyamapanda Border Post R31 flats for immigration and ZRP accommodation.

· Chivi and Mwenezi District Registries, R31 Flats at Chirundu Border Post projects have been completed.

· Construction work is also in progress at the following; female hostel block at JM Nkomo Polytechnic, hostel blocks at Lupane, Midlands and Bindura State Universities. Kwekwe Polytechnic construction is in progress.

· Construction of mainly classroom blocks is in progress at the following schools; Tamuka (Chitungwiza), Prospect (Harare), Southerton (Harare), Ardbennie (Harare).

· Construction of Gokwe North District Hospital, Staff Accommodation at Parirenyatwa Hospital and Burnt Nurses' Hostel at Parirenyatwa hospital are at their completion stages.

· Construction of a 40 bed ward at Shurugwi Hospital has been recently completed and handed over. Various construction works are in progress at Zvishavane and Shurugwi District Hospitals, Gandavaroyi and Zhumba Rural Health Centres and Chitungwiza and Harare Hospital.

· Upgrading and rehabilitation of various mechanical and electrical services such as incinerators, laundry equipments, autoclaves, calorifiers, kitchen equipment, generators and water tanks are in progress at Ingutsheni, Masvingo, Ngomahuru, Marondera, Concession and Bindura Hospitals.

· Construction of a teaching block at the School of Mines in Bulawayo is now complete. Renovation and redecoration of the Mashonganyika Building in Harare is in Progress for the Justice Commission

· The construction of Dry Saw Pens, Furrowing Pens, Abattoir, Hostel and F14 Houses at Arcturus are at various stages for the Pig Industry Board.

· The Ministry completed the Administration Block at the Zimbabwe Military Academy in Gweru and the constructions of phase 11 buildings are in progress. Work is also in progress at the National Defence College and Public Service Institute at Mazowe.

· Construction of 19 F14 houses for the Civil Servants and the Governors House at Lupane is at final stages. Works are also in progress at Lupane Composite Offices and the Prime Minister's Official Residence.

 

3.26 Ministry of Science and Technology

· The Ministry took steps to review the National Science and Technology Policy. Extensive consultative workshops were held with stakeholders nationwide.

· The Ministry is participating in the African Union Commission and NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency Programme on Science, Technology and Innovation. The programme is aimed at developing internationally compatible and adoptable STI indicators leading to national STI database information that is comparable regionally and internationally.

· Through the Ministry, Zimbabwe participated in the formulation of Statutes for SADC Women in Science which aims to promote the uptake of science careers by women and the girl child.

· Following the signing of a MOU between Zimbabwe and South Africa, Zimbabwe hosted a South African delegation to Zimbabwe in March 2011. Similarly, the Zimbabwe -Iran MOU was implemented through many meetings with the Iranian Embassy in Zimbabwe.

· In line with the African Union's Programme of promoting public understanding of Science and Technology, the Science and Technology Day was celebrated in Gweru on 30 June 2011. In the same vein, the ministry participated by exhibiting science projects and scientific products at the ZITF and Harare Agricultural Show.

· In collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Services and SIRDC, the Ministry was instrumental in the formulation of the Draft National Policy on Food and Nutrition.

· In the spirit of e-Government, and the assistance from Twenty Third Century Company, the Ministry started the process of developing electronic programmes that can be used to deliver services to its clients more efficiently.

· Efforts on the coal-to-fuel project, focus is on the construction of the oxygen producing unit that is required for the processing of coal to fuel. Construction of the refinery is ongoing.

· A project document detailing a National Nanotechnology programme has been submitted to cabinet. A facility for purifying bulk municipal water has been identified and awaits funding.

· STI Status review workshop was held. A national team to make a first draft was formed.

· The Research Council of Zimbabwe has submitted a report on a Research Prioritization Exercise.

 

Rights and Interests Cluster:

3.27 Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

· The Human Rights Commission has now a full complement of Commissioners and the Bill which will operationalise the Commission is now before Parliament.

· The Legal Aid Directorate is in place and fully functional in Harare and decentralized to Bulawayo albeit in a very small measure.

3.28 Ministry of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs

  • Drafting of the new constitution was commenced.

· Disbursement of US$10 500 000.00 Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to all the 210 constituencies done.

· CDF capacity building and induction workshops done in all the 10 provinces.

· CDF Monitoring and Evaluation Exercise in progress with work having been completed in Midlands, Manicaland, Masvingo Provinces and Harare West Constituency.

· First Draft of the Referendum Amendment Bill and Principles of the Bill Completed.

· Capacity building project undertaken in Bulawayo, Matebeleland North and Mashonaland Central.

3.29 Ministry of Media, Information and Publicity

· Revamping of existing radio and television services transmission grid and building of new sites is work in progress at Beitbridge, Plumtree, Mudzi, St Alberts and Victoria Falls.

· Phased digitalization of transmission networks in progress.

· Revamping of indoor and outdoor studio production capacity for ZBC is in progress.

 

3.30 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

· Zimbabwe was elected a member of the African Union Peace and Security Council.

· Zimbabwe did have the honor to chair the AU Peace and Security Council meeting in June 2011.

· Zimbabwe opened a consulate in Juba, Southern Sudan and she signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Southern Sudan in May 2011.

· Zimbabwe held joint commission meetings with DRC, Botswana and Mozambique.

· The Ministry successfully led the lobbying of the election of Zimbabwe into the International Labor Organisation.

3.31 Organ on National Healing and Reconciliation

Secretariat for the organ has been put in place.

A draft policy and legal framework document has been produced and awaits the usual procedures before being submitted to Cabinet for approval.

Local, regional and international consultative meetings are on going to solicit for views from Zimbabweans on how to achieve national healing, reconciliation and attracting Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to return home particularly the skilled personnel.

 

Security Cluster:

· The cluster managed to defend the territorial integrity and airspace of Zimbabwe in line with the Constitution

· Managed to maintain peace and order within the borders of Zimbabwe.

4.0 CHALLENGES FACED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 2011 GWP

The challenges faced in 2011 continued from the previous years of 2010 and 2009 as they went unresolved because of various economic, political and social bottlenecks. Generally, there was a slow pace of reforms in Rights and Interest Cluster and this slow pace of reforms has actually become a challenge in itself. Challenges faced in 2011 include:

· Lack of Fiscal Space: Pressure on both recurrent and capital budgets. High proportion of recurrent expenditures which are over 90%, crowding out capital expenditures of less than 10% of total expenditures.

· Lack of Capital: this is due to limited foreign direct investment, lines of credit, donor support and low savings.

· Lack of Foreign Direct Investment.

· Absence of medium to long term financing.

  • High debt overhang.

· Stagnation in Capacity Utilisation ranging between 25% and 80% levels due to working capital constraints, power outrages, outdated and obsolete equipment, uncompetitive production models and low Value Addition and Beneficiation from minerals and agricultural produce.

· Slow progress on restructuring public enterprises and overreliance on fiscal resources.

· Labour Market Reforms as pressure mounts for higher wages.

· Limited access to finance the resuscitation of SMEs in manufacturing sector and limited access to infrastructure and technology by SMEs.

· In the agricultural sector, land disputes, legal technicalities and failure by beneficiaries to meet current registration obligations.

· The shortage of human resources remains a major challenge especially in the health sector and other professions like architects, engineers and surveyors.

· Lack of capacity by officials to utilise funds allocated or donated and lack of systems capacity to enforce regulations (were necessary) or replicate successful projects to all parts of the country.

· Limited financial allocation and delayed disbursements.

· Approval and drawdown process at the Treasury slow.

· Cumbersome tender procedures complicated by the transition from a Z$ to a multi currency regime.

5.0 2012 GWP PROPOSED PRIORITIES & OBJECTIVES

5.1 The following priorities adopted in 2010 and continued in 2011 will be carried forward to 2012.

  • Promote Economic Growth and Ensure Food Security
  • Guarantee Basic Services

· Strengthen and Ensure The Rule of Law and Respect For Property Rights

· Advance and Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reform and The Constitutional Process

  • Normalisation of International Relations

5.2 Guided by the agreed 2012 Priorities, line ministries came up with their key objectives that they will pursue in 2012 under their respective Clusters. Further guided by these priorities and objectives, and deriving from the MTP, Ministries in consultation with the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion constrained by the 2012 National Budget came up with the 2012 critical path targets. These targets are presented in annexure 1.

5.3 The MTP was finally launched on 7 July 2011 setting the tone for the recovery of the Zimbabwe economy after STERP and the operational 100 Day Programme, which both managed to bring stability to our economy. The key thrust of the MTP is to address structural issues that are necessary to move the economy forward beyond stabilization. The twin objectives of the MTP are Economic transformation and Restoration of the country's productive capacities. The MTP is a five year programme which will be managed yearly using the Government Work Programme. As such Ministries submitted their 2012 GWP priorities that were funded by finance (or development partners) and outlined in the MTP. Thus the GWP becomes an implementation and monitoring tool for the MTP.

5.4 The GWP in the last two years was guided primarily by the Government's five key priorities, STERP and the budget medium terms expenditure framework in the absence of a medium term policy framework. The new look GWP 2012 invariably has more targets than its predecessors primarily because it is now a derivative of a more comprehensive document, the MTP, in which the GWP has to speak to its annual works plans beyond just critical path targets which have now been redefined to mean targets.

6.0 2011 GWP MONITORING AND EVALUATION FRAMEWORK

6.1 The process of monitoring and evaluation during 2011 relied primarily on Monthly Ministerial Progress Implementation Reports which enabled the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers to monitor and evaluate the performance of Ministries, against the "critical path targets" identified in the Government Work Programme. Most Ministries reported some programmes not being implemented because of non funding issues.

6.2 Given that all Ministries have committed to targets against confirmed donor funding and/or allocated treasury resources, it is anticipated that the performance of line Ministries in 2012 should improve.

6.3 For the 2012 GWP, all Ministries are expected to religiously make their submissions of the Monthly GWP Implementation Progress Reports to Office Prime Minister and Ministry of Economic Planning. These monthly reports will be complemented by quarterly Cluster reports which will be submitted to measure overall performance of the GWP.

6.4 The joint monitoring of the critical path targets will be done by the OPM, OPC, Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion and the Ministry of Finance to promote coordination of Government programmes.

 

ANNEXURE 1 2012 GWP CRITICAL PATH TARGETS

ECONOMIC CLUSTER

 

PRIORITY

OBJECTIVE

TARGETS

MEASURE

LEAD MINISTRY

CONTRIBUTING MINISTRY/ AGENCY

BUDGETARY ALLOCATION US$

 
 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Improve agricultural productivity through the use and application of modern technology;

  • Irrigation rehabilitation, expansion and development
  • Maintenance of Infrastructure and Equipment.
  • Number of functional rehabilitated Irrigation facilities
  • % gains in yields
  • Adequate food for both human and livestock

MoAMID

MWRD

ZINWA

MLRR

MENRM

415 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Improve agricultural productivity through the use and application of modern technology;

  • Rehabilitation of Institute of Agricultural Engineering
  • Mechanization support for Irrigation Schemes
  • Acquisition of Survey Equipment
  • Adequate agricultural equipment
  • Efficient and sustainable use of land

MoAMID

MoSTD

110 000

60 000

150 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Improve agricultural productivity through the use and application of modern technology;

  • Implement the National Herd Build-up Programme through:

Establishment of Cattle Breeding and Multiplication Centre in Tsholotsho District

  • Capacitating livestock Research.
  • Increase in National Livestock Herd

MoAMID

MoLRR

Universities

Vocational Institutions

Livestock Research Institutions, Department of Livestock & Veterinary Services, CSC, PIB & GMB

60 000

962 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To capacitate farmers through strengthening research and extension services

  • Increase seed varieties and Reduce farmer extension ratio

· Conservation Agriculture(CA) and HIV Awareness Programme

· Reduction in farmer extension ratio

MoAMID

AGRITEX

1 480 000

140 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Rural livelihood enhancement/ Food Security Programme

  • Promote food production at household level through:

o 2012 Winter Wheat Programme

o 2011/12 Summer Crop

· Reduction in number of households requiring humanitarian assistance

MoAMID

 

5 000 000

12 000 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To capacitate GMB for effective coordination of agricultural activities

  • Improve on Strategic Grain Reserve
  • Minimize Handling and storage costs

· Timely delivery of grain to GMB and payment to farmers for grain supplied

MoAMID

GMB

MoF

40 200 000

10 000 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To provide adequate financing infrastructure and working capital for both the farmer and supporting institutions

  • Construction of Institutional Building
  • Promote Agricultural Marketing and Trade
  • Capitalization &Livestock Supply Scheme
  • Capitalization
  • Capacitate Training Centers and Project Coordination

· Construction of Breeding Station, Hostels, Staff housing and Abattoir

  • Operational commodities Exchange Market
  • Completed infrastructure projects.
  • Value of loan advances

MoAMID

ACFD

AMA

AGIBANK

ARC

FDT

PIB

60 000

30 000

8 500 000

20 000

250 000

250 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Promote sustainable use of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity

  • Formulate the National Climate Change policy and Strategy
  • National Climate Change Strategy and Policy approved by Cabinet

MoENRM

Met Office

585 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Promote sustainable use of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity;

  • Promote public participation in environmental issues
  • No. of environmental awareness activities conducted

MoENRM

EMA

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

1 962 000

2 000 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Promote sustainable use of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity;

· Forest reservation, plantation development, and commercial exploitation

  • Number of trees planted by end of 2012
  • % reduction in deforestation

MoENRM

Forestry Commission

4 818 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Integrate population variables(size, distribution, sex and age) into development planning

  • Implement population census in 2012

· Successful population census in 2012

MoEPIP

MoF,

ZIMSTATS

 
 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Integrate population variables(size, distribution, sex and age) into development planning

  • Launch and disseminate the Revised National Population Policy
  • Revised National Population Policy in place

MoEPIP

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Increased Foreign Direct Investment

  • Finalize the outstanding BIPPAs
  • No of signed and ratified BIPPAs

MoEPIP

MoJ

10 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Increased Foreign Direct Investment

  • Promote Zimbabwe as the most preferred investment destination
  • No. of conferences, tours & road shows held
  • Invest in Zimbabwe Brand and Investor Template Launched

MoEPIP

 

100 000

60 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Increased Foreign Direct Investment

  • Ascertain actual investment in Zimbabwe
  • No. of audit reports of approved projects

MoEPIP

 

40 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Increase Foreign Direct Investment

  • Diaspora engagement to encourage foreign direct investment.
  • No. of Diaspora engagement held

MoEPIP

 

15 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Implement the Medium Term Economic Plan (MTP)

  • Revise MTP
  • Monitoring of the MTP Implementation
  • Annually Reviewed MTP

MoEPIP

All line ministries

200 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Strengthen Macroeconomic Stability

· Conduct Economic Management Seminars

  • No. of seminars and workshops held

MoEPIP

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Implement the Medium Term Economic Plan (MTP)

  • Develop Macroeconomic Policy Framework for the budget.

· Production of short term economic plans

· Macroeconomic Framework for the Mid Term Fiscal Review and National Fiscal Policy of 2013 developed.

  • No. of monthly economic reports.

MoEPIP

RBZ,

ZIMSTATS

MoF

18 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Implement the Medium Term Economic Plan (MTP)

· Conduct regular reviews and proffer advice and recommendations to Government and Cabinet on economic developments.

· No of weekly, monthly, quarterly, half- yearly and annual reports produced and published.

· No of state of the economy reports, policy briefs and advisory notes.

MoEPIP

 

5 200

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Implement the Medium Term Economic Plan (MTP)

  • Conduct Economic Research
  • No. of economic research papers
  • No. of Economic bulletins

MoEPIP

 

10 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Achieve Annual Economic Growth of 8-12 % by 2014

· Produce Macroeconomic Framework 2012-2014 , Budget Statements & Estimates and Quarterly Treasury Bulletins

  • Annual Average Growth Rate of Above 8%

MoF

 

100 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Liquidity Improvement

  • Promote growth of deposits to above US$4 billion
  • Deposits increase to 40% of GDP

MoF

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Sustainable Balance of Payment

  • Reduce Current Account Deficit to below 20%
  • Current Account Deficit changes

MoF

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Debt Clearance and Debt Relief by 2014

  • Reduce Debt Portfolio
  • Level of Debt Arrears
  • Improved Credit Rating

MoF

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Macroeconomic Stabilization

  • Contain inflation within single digit levels
  • Inflation below 5%

MoF

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Macroeconomic Stabilization

  • Maintain a Balanced Budget
  • Actual Expenditures Compared to Revenues

MoF

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Macroeconomic Stabilization

  • Improve Public service Delivery by 40% by 2014
  • Projects Completed
  • Programmes Implemented

MoF

 

70 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Macroeconomic Stabilization

· Improved Financial Management and Accountability by Line Ministries

  • Submissions of Returns within Statutory Deadline
  • Fewer Audit Queries

MoF

 

15 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Improved Efficiency and Equity

  • Reduce White Collar Crime

· No of White Collar Crimes Handled

MoF

 

487 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Improved Efficiency and Equity

  • Provision of Quality and Time Statistics
  • Quality and Diversified Statistics Publications

MoF

 

200 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Improved Efficiency and Equity

· Roll Out the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) to all Districts

  • No. of Districts Connected to PFMS

MoF

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Improved Efficiency and Equity

  • Improve Regulation and Development of the Financial Sector

· Amendment of the Securities Act to Establish Central Securities Depository

  • No. of Registered MFIs / Microfinance
  • Enactment of Microfinance Act

MoF

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Improved Efficiency and Equity

  • Increase ratio of Revenue to GDP from 30% to 34%
  • Ratio of Revenue to GDP Collected

MoF

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To promote new technologies for new products, import substitution and expansion of the export base.

  • Road shows/Workshops on value addition
  • Number of road shows and workshops held

MoIC

MOF

MoEPIP(BIPPA)

Private Sector

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Enhance trade facilitation and export promotion programs

  • Facilitate National and Regional exhibitions and Fairs
  • Number of trade facilitation initiatives conducted
  • Consultations and Finalization of Consumer Protection Bill
  • Business Forum

MoIC

 

150 000

57 370

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To promote new technologies for new products, import substitution and expansion of the export base

  • Operationalization of the Commodities Exchange
  • Operational Commodities Exchange Market

MoIC

 

46 053

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To promote local industries

· Launch and implementation of the Industrial Development Policy and National Trade Policy

· Develop framework on Industrial Development Financing Institutions

· Implemented Industrial Development Policy and National Trade Policy

  • Framework on Institutional Industrial Development Finance

MoIC

IDC

150 000

40 000

 

Strengthen & Ensure Rule Of Law & Respect For Property Rights

Rationalize Land Issues

  • Rationalization of the Land Reform Programme
  • Number of people resettled.
  • Number of disputes resolved.
  • Number of previous owners compensated.

MoLRR

DDF, AGRITEX, MoF, MoLGUD, MoJLA

Deeds Office,

6 294 522

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Rationalize Land Issues

  • Provision of Security of Tenure
  • Number of 99-year leases issued.

MoLRR

DDF, MoF, AGRITEX, MoLGUD, MoJLA

Deeds Office,

1 454 319

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Promote sustainable and environmentally sound agricultural practices particularly in the small holder sector.

  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Land Use Planning and Management programmes done.

MoLRR

Development Trust of Zimbabwe,

AGRITEX, MoF, MoLGUD

MoWARD

50 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Preserve Territorial integrity

  • Commissioning and Maintenance of International Boundaries
  • International Boundaries Commissioned and maintained.

MoLRR

MoFA, AG's Office, OPC, MoD, MoHA, ZIMRA, National Parks and Wildlife

55 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To profitably exploit Zimbabwe's natural resources and mineral endowments for socio- economic development.

· Enhance monitoring, surveillance and administration of the mining sector

  • increase in revenue generation from the mining sector
  • MoMMD Vehicles, Plant and Mobile Equipment

MoMMD

MoHA, AG

Parliament

MMCZ

CMED

179 000

200 000

 

Strengthen, Ensure Rule Of Law & Respect For Property Rights

To profitably exploit Zimbabwe's natural resources and mineral endowments for socio- economic development.

· Finalize the Mines and Minerals Act Amendments

  • Improved competitive mining legislative environment

MoMMD

AG

CCL

Parliament

20 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To profitably exploit Zimbabwe's natural resources and mineral endowments for socio- economic development.

  • Establish an Exploration Company

· Comprehensive knowledge of the location and quantum of mineral resources in Zimbabwe

MoMMD

AG

Registrar of Companies

50 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Increased Foreign Direct Investment

  • Finalize design of the Minerals Development Policy
  • Host Mine Entra
  • Participate in International Conferences and Meetings
  • % Increase FDI in the mining sector

MoMMD

Cabinet

ZITF, Chamber of Mines

MoFA, MoIC

50 000

40 000

158 000

 

Strengthen, Ensure Rule Of Law & Respect For Property Rights

Improve accountability and transparency in the exploitation of diamonds

  • Introduction of the Diamond Act

· Improve efficiency of the Minerals Unit to Curb mineral leakages

  • Diamond Act enacted
  • increase in revenue generation

MoMMD

AG

CCL

Parliament

50 000

450 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To profitably exploit Zimbabwe's natural resources and mineral endowments for socio- economic development.

  • Promotion and empowerment of Small Scale Miners
  • Mining Industry Loan Fund

MoMMD

Zimbabwe Miners Federation, Chamber of Mines

1 000 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To profitably exploit Zimbabwe's natural resources and mineral endowments for socio- economic development.

· Implementing e-Governance Programme

  • Ministry's processes and procedures computerized

MoMMD

OPC

180 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To profitably exploit Zimbabwe's natural resources and mineral endowments for socio- economic development.

· Skills Development and Cadetship programme to build capacity and enhance efficiency

  • No of Staff trained
  • Students Trained

MoMMD

MoIC, MoST, Zimbabwe School of Mines

Universities

Mining Companies

93 000

350 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To profitably exploit Zimbabwe's natural resources and mineral endowments for socio- economic development.

  • Promote Value Addition

· Development of Pelletized Phosphate Blend fertilizer

MoMMD

Institute of Mining Research

25 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To profitably exploit Zimbabwe's natural resources and mineral endowments for socio- economic development.

· Institutional capacity building

· Purchased furniture and equipment for the Institute of Mining Research

  • Construction of a water borehole at Metallurgy Department

MoMMD

Institute of Mining Research

75 000

10 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To increase amount of resources being channeled by development partners through the national budget

· Review and Strengthen the operations of the Aid Coordination architecture

  • Aid Coordination systems reviewed and fully operational

MoRIIC

MoF, MoEPIP, OPM

84 800

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To increase amount of resources and skills available to the country

  • Conduct dialogue sessions with Zimbabweans in the Diaspora
  • Number of Diaspora engagements

MoRIIC

MHTE

MEPIP

MFA

MLSS

55 250

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To increase access to finance and markets

  • Deepen South- South Cooperation initiatives

· Number of South -South engagements

MoRIIC

MIC

MEPIP

MFA

164 350

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To increase amount of resources being channeled by development partners through the national budget

  • Re-engagement with the International Community

· Number of re-engagements initiatives

MoRIIC

MoFA, MOF, MIC

25 600

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance development through trade facilitation

· Promote an efficient Management Systems at Forbes, Nyamapanda, Plumtree, Victoria Falls, Kazungula , Chirundu and Beitbridge.

  • An efficient Border Management System
  • One Stop Border Post in place at Beitbridge & Chirundu.

MoRIIC

MHA (Department of Immigration)

ZIMRA

MTCID

86 790

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance development through trade facilitation

  • Implement a corridors development programme
  • Number of corridor Development Strategy Papers

MoRIIC

MHA (Department of Immigration)

ZIMRA

MTCID

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance development through trade facilitation

  • Development of a Regional Integration Strategy
  • Regional Integration Strategy in place

MoRIIC

MHA (Department of Immigration)

ZIMRA

MTCID

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To promote a sound Regulatory environment for State Enterprises and Parastatals (SEPs).

· Development of a Regulatory Framework for State Enterprises and Parastatals

· Regulatory Framework for State Enterprises and Parastatals in place

MoSEP

Line Ministries, MoF, SEPs

72, 700

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To promote good cooperate governance in SEPs.

  • Promotion of Corporate Governance Framework in SEPs

· Corporate Governance promotion strategies in place

MoSEP

Line Ministries, OPC, SEPs

118, 400

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To promote coordinated monitoring of performance of all SEPs.

· Develop a performance monitoring framework for SEPs

  • Implementation of Results Based Management System (RBM) in SEPs
  • Performance Monitoring Framework in place
  • SEPs RBM System in place

MoSEP

Line Ministries, OPC, SEPs

39 200

62 100

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To provide legal framework for the management and restructuring of SEPs.

· Finalize the development of the State Enterprises and Parastatals Management Act

  • Development of State Enterprises Restructuring Agency (SERA) Act

· Identification of areas of SEPs legislation that require amendment

  • State Enterprises and Parastatals Management Act in place.
  • SERA Act in place.

· Memorandum on SEPs Legislative areas requiring amendment in place.

MoSEP

Line Ministries, SEPs,

Attorney General

SERA

Line Ministries, AG's Office, SEPs

117 300

24 000

14 170

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance SEPs performance through restructuring

  • Restructuring of the identified 10 SEPs
  • Development of a gender sensitive policy on restructuring

· Development of a Comprehensive Exchange for SEPs, SMEs and other growing companies

· Number of SEPs Restructured

  • Gender sensitive Policy Paper in place
  • Comprehensive Exchange in place.

MoSEP

SERA

Line Ministries

MoF, MoWAGCD, SEPs

MoSMECD

5 000 000 [1]

68 300

55 700

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Develop Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Act

· Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Act in place

MoSMECD

Parliament

AG

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Review of the SME Policy and Strategy Framework
  • SME Policy and Strategy Framework reviewed

MoSMECD

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Undertake SME census and creation of data base
  • SME data base created

MoSMECD

 

40 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Realignment of Cooperatives Act and Policy
  • Cooperatives Act and Policy Realigned

MoSMECD

Parliament

AG

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Creation of Micro Credit Schemes
  • Micro Credit Schemes Created

MoSMECD

Financial Institutions

RBZ

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Implement SME infrastructure development
  • Number of SME infrastructure programs developed.

MoSMECD

 

1 000 000 (to SEDCO for Gwanda & Bindura)

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Capacity building of SMEs
  • Number of capacity building initiatives done

MoSMECD

 

30 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Promote the development of industrial incubation centers
  • Number of industrial incubation centers built

MoSMECD

 

-

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Strengthening existing SME s associations
  • Number of SME Associations strengthened

MoSMECD

SMEs Associations

10 000 (for cooperative development)

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Implement the Indo-Zimbabwe Technology Transfer
  • Number of SMEs benefiting from Technology Transferred

MoSMECD

MoST

200 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

  • Promote small and Large firms linkages

· Number of linkages forged and their impact on SMEs

MoSMECD

 

25 000 (for cooperatives)

30 000 (for SMEs)

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To create an enabling environment for SMEs to contribute towards national development

· Launch the savings and credit cooperative schemes and loan booth programme

· Savings and Credit Coop Schemes rolled out and their impact and Loan Booth Programme running

MoSMECD

Financial Institutions

RBZ

10 000 (for cooperatives)

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance Zimbabwe's domestic, regional and international tourism and make Zimbabwe a destination of choice

· Prepare to Co-Host the 2013 UNWTO General Assembly

· Level of preparedness to successfully host the 2013 UNWTO General Assembly.

MoTHI

ZTA

UNWTO Preparatory Committee

1000 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance Zimbabwe's domestic, regional and international tourism and make Zimbabwe a destination of choice

  • Rehabilitation and development of tourism infrastructure
  • Number of infrastructure developed

MoTHI

MoSMEs

Financial Institutions

ZTA

IDBZ

This is a cross-cutting issue which involves other Ministries

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance Zimbabwe's domestic, regional and international tourism and make Zimbabwe a destination of choice

· Finalization of the Tourism Policy

  • Tourism Policy Finalized

MoTHI

ZTA

70 750

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance Zimbabwe's domestic, regional and international tourism and make Zimbabwe a destination of choice

  • Promote the product development and diversification
  • Number of diversified products being offered in the sector

MoTHI

ZTA

HAZ

ZCT

129 500

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance Zimbabwe's domestic, regional and international tourism and make Zimbabwe a destination of choice

  • Develop the national tourism master plan
  • National tourism master plan in place

MoTHI

 

113 250

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance Zimbabwe's domestic, regional and international tourism and make Zimbabwe a destination of choice

· Establishment of administrative structures at provincial and district levels

  • Number of administrative structures developed.

MoTHI

ZTA

MoMIP

300 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance Zimbabwe's domestic, regional and international tourism and make Zimbabwe a destination of choice

  • Establishment of bureaus in top 10 source markets
  • Number of bureaus in top 10 source markets operational

MoTHI

ZTA

MoMIP

MoFA

3 068 520

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance Zimbabwe's domestic, regional and international tourism and make Zimbabwe a destination of choice

  • Develop and implement the National Web-Portal
  • Level of internet connectivity at tourist resort centres

MoTHI

POTRAZ

GISP

MoICT

MoMIP

ZTA

50 000

 

INFRASTRUCTURE CLUSTER

 

PRIORITY

OBJECTIVE

CRITICAL PATH TARGET

MEASURE

LEAD MINISTRY

CONTRIBUTING MINISTRY/ AGENCY

BUDGETARY ALLOCATION US$

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore and increase power generation capacity to meet national demand.

· Increase power supply and accessibility through Rehabilitation of

o Hwange Power Station

o Kariba Power Station

  • % increase in energy generated and distributed
  • Expansion of Kariba and Hwange Power Stations

MoEPD

MoMMD MoTC MoF ZPC

30 000 000

3 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore and increase power generation capacity to meet national demand.

· Increase power supply through the expansion of Hwange and Kariba Power Stations

  • Expansion of Kariba and Hwange Power Stations

MoEPD

MoMMD MoF ZESA ZPC

None -Project finance through competitive bidding

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To strengthen the transmission and distribution network

· Install meters at substations to measure losses.

· Install protection equipment

  • Installed meters
  • Installed equipment

MoEPD

MoF ZETDC

2 500 000

5 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Promote efficient use of energy and enhance the billing and collection system.

· Reduce peak power demand by replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy savers.

· Improve billing and collection system by installing pre-paid meters.

  • Number of installed energy saver bulbs

· Number of installed prepaid meters

MoEPD

ZETDC

ZETDC funds

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore and increase power generation capacity to meet national demand.

· Develop alternative power generation units

  • Availability of Special Grants for Lupane Methane Gas

MoEPD

MoMMD Geological Survey ZPC

ZPC funds

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To increase energy access in rural areas to improve living standards and promote economic growth

· Extend the grid in rural areas

· Install solar mini-grids in remote areas far from the grid

  • Kilometers of grid extension
  • Number of installed mini-grids

MoEPD

MOF MoLGURD REA

4 000 000

REA own fund

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To increase the use of renewable energy sources

  • Promote the use of solar lamps in rural schools

· Promote the use of bio-digesters in rural institutions

  • Number of installed solar lamps

· Number of installed bio-digesters

MoEPD

MOF MoLGURD REA, MoESAC MoHCW

1 500 000

1 500 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To ensure security of supply and availability of fuels on the market

  • Increase the fuel strategic reserves stock for the nation
  • %increase in strategic reserve stocks

MoEPD

MoF, ZIMRA

Strategic levy

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To make ICT products and services accessible to the wider population at affordable prices

  • Network Expansion and Capacity Building Programmes
  • Bulawayo - Beitbridge fibre optic link.
  • Harare - Chirundu fibre optic upgrade

MoICT

MoF

Budget allocated but with Finance

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To transform Government operations and service delivery through effective use of ICTs.

· Setting up E-Government programme that ensures connectivity of all Government ministries and agencies.

  • e- connected Government
  • No of e-services

MoICT

OPC

1 50 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To transform the country into a knowledge based society

· Establishment of Community Information Centers in urban and rural communities for easy access to information

  • Number of community information centers set up

MoICT

MoLGURD

500 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To transform the country into a knowledge based society

· Advocate for compulsory inclusion of the ICT subjects in the curricula at all levels of education and provide computers to schools.

  • Number of schools offering ICT

MoICT

MoESAC

2 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To transform the country into knowledge based society.

· Establishment of ICT computer laboratory at each and every school to increase ICT literacy.

  • Number of schools with ICT computer laboratories

MoICT

MoESAC

2 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To develop and modernize airport infrastructure and equipment

· Completion of works at J. M. Nkomo terminal building

  • Project completed

MoTD

 

10 500 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To develop and modernize airport infrastructure and equipment

· Completion of works Harare international airport runway

  • Project completed

MoTD

 

7 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To develop and modernize airport infrastructure and equipment

  • Modernization of air navigation equipment at all airports.
  • Number of air terminal meteorological equipment replaced

MoTD

 

940 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To promote vehicle roadworthiness and reduce accidents.

· Modernize brake testing equipment at VID depots

  • Number of brake testers at VID depots

MoTD

 

450 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To develop institutional infrastructure

· Construction of workshops, staff housing and administration blocks

  • Borehole installation at Met Offices
  • Number of workshops and administration blocks constructed.
  • Number of boreholes sunk

MoTD

 

1 935 000

40 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To have a well developed trunk road network and maintained rural and urban road network

· Rehabilitation, maintenance and expansion of road network in both urban and rural areas.

  • Number of km rehabilitated dualised, regravelled and maintained.

MoTD

MoPW

17 725 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To have a well developed trunk road network and maintained rural and urban road network

  • Rehabilitation of bridges.
  • Number of rehabilitated bridges

MoTD

MoPW, MoLGURD

4 775 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To enhance development through trade facilitation

  • To develop Walvis Bay Dry port
  • Stages of completion

MoTD

MoF, MoPW

1 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To have a functional and robust rail track infrastructure

  • Refurbishment of motive power and rolling stock.
  • Number of refurbished locomotives, wagons and coaches

MoTD

MoPW

3 500 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To have a functional and robust rail track infrastructure

  • Replacement and upgrading rail sections.
  • Km of rail upgraded to ensure a functional rail track

MoTD

MoPW

5 380 660

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To have a functional and robust rail track infrastructure

  • Purchase of new workshop equipment
  • Purchase of IT Equipment
  • Number of purchased workshop equipment

MoTD

MoPW

1 166 000

928 775

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To have a functional and robust rail track infrastructure

  • Installation of track maintenance equipment.
  • Track maintenance equipment

MoTD

MoICT

1 490 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To have a functional and robust rail track infrastructure

· Installation of a new and robust signaling and telecommunications system.

  • Number of signaling and telecommunications system.

MoTD

MoICT

1 463 865

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To have a functional and robust rail track infrastructure

  • Power supply, refurbishment and upgrading
  • Upgraded Power supply equipment

MoTD

MoEPD

770 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To have a functional and robust rail track infrastructure

  • Controlling of weed along rail tracks
  • Total distance cleared

MoTD

 

752 500

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To have a functional and robust rail track infrastructure

  • Rehabilitation of yard infrastructure
  • % rehabilitation of yard infrastructure

MoTD

 

4 548 200

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To provide adequate, affordable and decent housing

  • Completion of stalled housing projects.
  • Number of housing units completed:

MoNHSA

MoPW

MoLGURD

11 160 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To provide adequate, affordable and decent housing

  • Construction of houses for civil servants.
  • Number of houses constructed:

MoNHSA

MoPW

MoLGURD

4 240 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To provide adequate, affordable and decent housing

  • Increasing the availability of social amenities.
  • Number of social amenities

MoNHSA

MoLGURD MPW

500 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To provide adequate, affordable and decent housing

  • Disbursement of housing loan funds
  • Number of beneficiaries

MoNHSA

MoF

12 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To provide adequate, affordable and decent accommodation for Government institutions

  • Construction of Lupane Governor's house
  • Lupane Governor's house constructed

MoPW

MoLGURD MNHSA

160 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To provide adequate, affordable and decent accommodation for Government institutions

  • Rehabilitation and maintenance of Government buildings
  • Number of buildings rehabilitated and maintained

MoPW

MoLGURD

MoNHSA

1 950 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To provide adequate, affordable and decent accommodation for Government institutions

  • Construction of Lupane composite office
  • Lupane composite office constructed

MoPW

MoLGURD

MoNHSA

8 900 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To provide adequate, affordable and decent accommodation for Government institutions

  • Purchase of buildings for Government Departments.
  • Number of buildings purchased

MoPW

MoLGURD

MNHSA

4 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To increase processing and value addition of primary products.

  • Promotion of R&D initiatives.
  • Number of research initiatives undertaken

MoST

MoHTE

MoICT

120 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To promote Science and Technology interventions

· Develop a databank for R&D results appropriate for commercialization.

  • Data-bank for R & D results

MoST

MoHTE

MoICT

7 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To increase the adoption of technology to enhance competitiveness

· Establishment of a national science, technology and innovation fund.

· Established national science, technology and innovation fund

MoST

MoHTE

MoICT

1 360 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To increase the adoption of technology to enhance competitiveness.

  • Develop technology for the informal sector.
  • Number of informal sector assisted.

MoST

MoICT

13 000

 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To increase the adoption of technology to enhance competitiveness.

· Development of a comprehensive programme on the exploitation of nanotechnology

  • Programme on exploitation of nanotechnology

MoST

MoICT

-

 

Guarantee Basic Services

T o provide adequate water for irrigation, agricultural and industrial use.

· Completion of Mtshabezi and Wenimbi pipelines to increase water supplies to Bulawayo and Marondera respectively

  • Completed Mtshabezi and Wenimbi pipelines

MoWRDM

MoLGURD

3 500 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

T o provide adequate water for irrigation, agricultural and industrial use.

· Completion of outstanding dam construction works

  • Completed Tokwe Mukosi , Gwayi Shangani and Mutangi Dams

MoWRDM

MoLGURD

50 835 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To supply adequate and clean water for urban and rural community use.

  • Drilling of boreholes in rural areas.

· Number of new boreholes drilled in Binga District

· Increase in capacity to drill boreholes

MoWRDM

MoLGURD

450 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To provide for efficient water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) management

· Rehabilitation and upgrading of water and sewerage infrastructure in 2012 in all major towns, small towns and service centers

  • Rehabilitated and upgraded sewerage and water infrastructure-

MoWRDM

MoLGURD

12 055 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

T o provide adequate water for irrigation, agricultural and industrial use

  • Collection of adequate information for water management
  • Number of rehabilitated and upgraded hydrological stations
  • Number of environmental impact assessments carried out
  • Number of dams inspected
  • Number of boreholes monitored
  • Number of Catchment Councils capacitated

MoWRDM

MoLGURD

905 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To develop institutional capacity in Government and Quasi Government institutions

  • Train 8000 public servants in RBPPS by September 2012
  • Improved institutional capacity and competencies.

MoPS

PSC, OPC, MoF,

400 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To develop institutional capacity in Government and Quasi Government institutions

· Equip 13 000 public servants with on the job competences by December 2012

  • Number of Public servants trained in mandatory courses

MoPS

PSC, OPC, MoF,

700 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To develop institutional capacity in Government and Quasi Government institutions

· Develop a medium term policy to address the skills gap in the Public Service by 2012

· Medium Term Policy to address the skills gap in the Public Service.

MoPS

PSC, OPC, MoF,

-

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To improve salaries and Conditions of Services for the attraction and retention of skilled Personnel in the Public Service.

· Review statutes related to registration of associations and social dialogue

  • Reviewed statutes

MoPS

PSC, MoF, MoJLA, MoLSS

-

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To improve salaries and Conditions of Services for the attraction and retention of skilled Personnel in the Public Service.

· Develop a state service (Pensions) Bill for Cabinet consideration by December 2012.

  • Actuarial valuation report
  • State Service ([Pension ) Bill

MoPS

PSC, MoF, MoJLA, MoLSS

90 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To improve salaries and Conditions of Services for the attraction and retention of skilled Personnel in the Public Service.

· Improve remuneration, benefits, pensions, funerals and other allowances in line with Regional Standards by 2014

  • Number of NJNC meetings.

· Public servants' remuneration benefits, funerals and other allowances aligned to regional standards.

· Disbursements of funeral assistance decentralized to at least 4 provinces

MoPS

PSC, MoF, MoJLA, MoLSS

50 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Improve the state of the infrastructure at 14 Training Institutes including ZIPAM

· Refurbish institutional infrastructure at various training institutes

  • Kitchen at Senga rehabilitated
  • Computer labs refurbished at Rowa, Senga and Chinhoyi Institute

MoPS

MoF, MoPW

310 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Improve the state of the infrastructure at 14 Training Institutes including ZIPAM

  • Construction of new infrastructure at 2 training institutes
  • Toilets at 2 training institutes constructed
  • Constructed administration block at Murehwa

MoPS

MoF, MoPW

190 000

RIGHTS, INTEREST AND SECURITY CLUSTER

 

PRIORITY

OBJECTIVE

CRITICAL PATH TARGET

MEASURE

LEAD MINISTRY

CONTRIBUTING MINISTRY/ AGENCY

BUDGETARY ALLOCATION US$

 
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

To complete the Constitution Making Process.

· Production of draft constitution, hold referendum, come up with a new constitution

  • Completion of the constitution making process

MoCPA

MoJLA

MEPIP,

OPC,

OPM.

NIL

 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

To promote the development of constituencies

  • Timeous disbursement of CDF funds to all Constituencies by

· Number of disbursement Reports submitted to Treasury

MoCPA

MoF

8 000 000

 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Ensure smooth and efficient electoral process

  • Enactment of the Amendments to the Electoral Law
  • Amended Act

MoJLA

MoCPA,

OPC,

OPM

 
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

To ensure equal access to justice

· Decentralization of the Legal Aid Directorate to other Provincial Centres

  • Legal Aid office set up at all Provincial Centres

MoJLA

MoHA

MoPW, MoF

 
 

Strengthen & Ensure Rule Of Law & Respect For Property Rights

To uphold Human Rights

  • Enactment of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Act.
  • Operationalisation of the Human Rights Commission
  • Enactment of Bill
  • Setting up of the secretariat

MoJLA

MCPA, MoESAC, MoHA, JSC, MoLGUD, MoWAGCD, OPC, MoLSS, ONHRI

 
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

To uphold Human Rights

  • Raising awareness on the domestic violence Act
  • Number of programs undertaken

MoJLA

MCPA, MoESAC, MoHA, JSC, MoLGUD, MoWAGCD, OPC, MoLSS, ONHRI

 
 

Strengthen & Ensure Rule Of Law & Respect For Property Rights

To improve living conditions of prisoners.

  • Promote the implementation of Prisons reforms
  • Number of reforms implemented

MoJLA

MoCPA,

MoESAC, MoHCW, MoWRDM, MoAMID

 
 

Strengthen & Ensure Rule Of Law & Respect For Property Rights

To ensure timely justice delivery

  • Clearing Court Cases Backlog
  • % reduction in outstanding court cases.

MoJLA

MoHA, JSC

 
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

To develop judiciary services for children

  • Introduction of the Pre child Program for juvenile offenders programme
  • Juvenile offenders programme set up

MoJLA

MoHA

 
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To expand the capacity at each site to accommodate new signals from new broadcast players

· Digitalization and expansion of the national transmission network.

  • Number of units digitalized and
  • expansion undertaken

MoMIP

MoICT, MoF, MoTC

Part of 5million

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To modernize the grid by digitalizing it in compliance with the SADC and world-time benchmarks

· Digitalization and expansion of national studios embracing Outside Broadcasting (OB) Units and Satellite Uplinks

  • Units digitalized and expanded

MoMIP

MoICT, MoF, MoTC

No funding

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Promote Universal Access to information

  • Equipping the national film school
  • Equipped national film school.

MoMIP

MoICT, MoF, MoTC

Provision- 100 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Promote Universal Access to Information

· Establishment of a content development centre for outreach programmes.

  • Established content

· Development centre for hardware and software.

MoMIP

MoICT

Part of 5million

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Promote Universal Access to Information.

· Licensing of community radios with a major focus on rural communities

· Number of developed community radios

MoMIP

MoICT

MoMIP

Part of 5million

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Promote Universal Access to Information.

  • Development of national information kiosks/huts.

· Number of developed national information kiosks/huts

MoMIP

MoICT

MoMIP

Partial funding

     
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Create and drive Process of National Healing

  • Promoting National Healing Reconciliation and Integration
  • General tolerance and peace amongst Zimbabweans.

ONHR

MoJLA, MoHA

OPC, OPM

MoCPA, MoMIP

MoWGCD

MoLGUD

MoYDIE

Breakdown given in the programmes below:

 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Create and drive Process of National Healing

  • Code of Conduct for political parties
  • Code of Conduct signed by all Political Parties

ONHR

OPC, OPM, MoWAGCD, MoHA, MoLGUD, MoMIP, MoYDIE

40 000

 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Create and drive Process of National Healing

· Develop the National Healing Reconciliation and Integration Policy

  • Policy approved by Cabinet

ONHR

OPC, OPM, MoWAGCD, MoHA, MoLGUD, MoMIP, MoYDIE

50 000

 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Create and drive Process of National Healing

  • Draft the National Peace and Reconciliation Council (NPRC)Bill
  • Bill submitted to Cabinet Committee on Legislation and to Parliament

ONHR

OPC, OPM, MoWAGCD, MoHA, MoLGUD, MoMIP, MoYDIE

100 000

 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Create and drive Process of National Healing

· Conduct National and provincial dialogues to disseminate the above documents

  • Number of meetings with stakeholders

ONHR

OPC, OPM, MoWAGCD, MoHA, MoLGUD, MoMIP, MoYDIE

120 000

 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Create and drive Process of National Healing

  • Implement The History programme
  • Field reports from Researchers

ONHR

OPC, OPM, MoWAGCD, MoHA, MoLGUD, MoMIP, MoYDIE

10 000

 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Reforms To Promote Rights And Freedoms

  • Enact Passport Bill
  • Passport Bill enacted

MoHA

MoJLA

 
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

To ensure effective security controls systems

· Develop and implement computer coordinated control system at all points of entry

  • Computerized points of entry

MoHA

MoSS

MoF

 
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Reforms To Promote Rights And Freedoms

  • Improving the issuing of national, birth and death certificates
  • Decentralized registration systems

MoHA

   
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

To expand the capacity to produce passports and decentralize the computerization and collection points

· Expanding the capacity to produce passports and decentralize the computerization and collection points

  • Reduction in lead time for passports

MoHA

   
 

Strengthen & Ensure Rule Of Law & Respect For Property Rights

Ensure civilian authority is upheld.

  • Re-aligning the operation of the security sector
  • Re-alignments undertaken

MoD

MHA, MJLA, MoSS,

PSC

MOF

 
 

Strengthen & Ensure Rule Of Law & Respect For Property Rights

To promote self reliance among the defence sector.

· Implementation of defence productive economic projects

  • Number of projects implemented

MoD

MOF

 
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Improving the performance of security institutions.

  • Resourcing the security sector

· Number of resourced security sectors

MoSS

MoD

 
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

To secure information and communication technology.

  • Development of the national Policy for cyber security
  • National strategy on cyber security

MoSS

OPC,

OPM,

MoICT,

 
 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

Pursue Normalization of International Relations

· Strengthening existing political, economic, social and cultural relations with Africa, Europe, Asia and Pacific.

  • Increase in investment by the EU and the West.

MoFA

MoRIIC MoEPIP OPM, OPC, MoIC, MoF, MoMIP, MoJLA

3 100 000

 

Advance & Safeguard Basic Freedoms Through Legislative Reforms & Constitutional Process

To promote and protect the interest of Zimbabweans abroad

  • Providing protocol and consular services to Zimbabwean
  • No. of visa provided
  • No. of persons repatriated
  • No. of Consular Visits
  • No. of Protocol services provided.

MoFA

MoRIIC MoEPIP OPM, OPC, MoIC, MoF, MoMIP, MoJLA

100 000

 

Normalization of International Relations

Pursue Normalization of International Relations

  • Re engage the EU and the West
  • Number of re engagement initiatives

MoFA

MoRIIC MoEPIP OPM, OPC, MoIC, MoF, MoMIP, MoJLA

140 000

 

Pursue Normalization of International Relations

To promote and consolidate the political, social, economic and cultural cooperation between Zimbabwe and other countries

  • Exchange of High Visits with other countries.
  • Joint Commissions with other Countries
  • Participation of Zimbabwe in International Organizations.
  • No. and frequency of high level visits.
  • No. of Joint Commissions
  • Effective Participation of Zimbabwe

MoFA

MoRIIC MoEPIP OPM, OPC, MoIC, MoF, MoMIP, MoJLA

100 000

                       

SOCIAL CLUSTER

 

PRIORITY

OBJECTIVE

CRITICAL PATH TARGET

MEASURE

LEAD MINISTRY

CONTRIBUTING MINISTRY/ AGENCY

BUDGETARY ALLOCATION US$

 
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To develop institutional capacity in Local authorities

· The harmonization and modernization of the Local Authorities legislative framework.

· Harmonized and modernized Local Authorities legislative framework

MoLGURD

MoJLA

300 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To enhance service delivery by all local authorities.

  • The recapitalization of local authorities
  • Number of local authorities recapitalized

MoLGURD

MoF

63 000 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To develop institutional capacity in Local authorities

· The introduction of Results Based Management into local authorities.

  • Number of Local Authorities implementing the RBM

MoLGURD

OPM

OPC

500 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To develop institutional capacity in Local authorities

  • The capacity building of local authorities.
  • Number of Local Authorities capacitated

MoLGURD

MoHSA

200 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To ensure the attainment of optimal capacity for Disaster Risk Management

· Mainstreaming of disaster risk management into national planning processes

  • Policy and bill promulgated

MoLGURD

MoJLA

300 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To integrate disaster risk reduction into the education system

  • Developing of infrastructure guide for educational institutions
  • Infrastructure guide developed

MoLGURD

MoESC

200 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To mitigate against trans-boundary disasters and plan for bilateral/multilateral interventions for major emergencies

  • Holding of consultative meetings and sign agreements
  • Copies of signed agreements

MoLGURD

MoJLA

500 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To enhance management of traditional leadership systems

· Emplacement of resettlement areas under traditional Leadership Authority

  • Maps drawn, gazetted and procured

MoLGURD

SG

1 000 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To enhance management of traditional leadership systems

· Holding of Chiefs' Council meetings, Provincial Assembly meetings and Chiefs' Annual conference

  • Number of meetings held

MoLGURD

MoF

1 000 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To enhance management of traditional leadership systems

  • Payment of Traditional Leaders monthly allowances
  • Monthly allowances paid

MoLGURD

MoF

9 000 000

     
 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

Mainstream Gender, Youth and disabilities in all Government, Quasi Government policies, Projects and programmes

  • Promoting the Engagement of women in PPPs
  • %participation of women in PPP.

MoWAGCD

MTCID

MEPIP

MSEP

100 000

     
 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To capacitate women

  • Establish a development fund for women
  • Women Development Fund

MoWAGCD

MoSME, MoF, MoLSS

3 000 000

     
 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To ensure food security at household level and economic empowerment of women

· Promote women's economic and social empowerment through the Mombe Yeumai and Tseu Concept

· Number of women with improved and increased cattle and small livestock

MoWAGCD

MoAMID

-

     
 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To ensure food security at household level and economic empowerment of women

· Promote and facilitate food security at household level through the Seed Multiplication Programme

· Number of households in communal and rural areas with food security.

MoWAGCD

MoAMID

-

     
 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To ensure food security at household level and economic empowerment of women

· Promoting access to land by women and conducting gender audits on the land reform programme

  • Number of women with access to land ownership.

MoWAGCD

MoAMID

-

     
 

Promote Economic Growth & Ensure Food Security

To ensure food security at household level and economic empowerment of women

· Mobilize women and communities for food security at household level through conservation and holistic management farming

  • Number of households in communal and rural areas food secure.

MoWAGCD

MoAMID

-

     
 

Promote Economic Growth and Ensure Food Security

Promote Indigenization of the Economy and Empowerment of Zimbabweans

· Achieve at least 51% shareholding in the mining sector and implement sectoral recommendations in all other sectors

· Number of companies complying with the 51% indigenous ownership requirement in the mining sector

· Number of companies complying with sector recommendations in other sectors

MoYDIE

MoMMD, MoF, MoJLA, MIC

6 100 000

     
 

Promote Economic Growth and Ensure Food Security

Promote Indigenization of the Economy and Empowerment of Zimbabweans

· Achieve at least 50% participation of the indigenous citizens in the mainstream economy

· Number of youth owned enterprises contributing to the GDP

· Increase in the number of indigenous citizens participating in the economy

MoYDIE

MoSMECD, MoF,

4 860 000

     
 

Promote Economic Growth and Ensure Food Security

Promote Indigenization of the Economy and Empowerment of Zimbabweans

· Increase youth participation in civic, leadership and national development programmes

· Increase in number of youth participating in youth leadership and advocacy programmes

· Increase in number of youth engaged in voluntary community development and peace building programmes

MoYDIE

MoLGRUD, MoWAGCD, MoHCW, MoLSS, MoEASC, UN AGENCIES, ONHRI

1 150 000

     
 

Promote Economic Growth and Ensure Food Security

Promote Indigenization of the Economy and Empowerment of Zimbabweans

  • Increase entrepreneurship development and economic opportunities for youth

· Increase in the number of youth owned enterprises and income generating projects established

· No. of vocational and entrepreneurship skills training programmes implemented

· Increase in the number of youths commercially producing sufficient food for own households and communities

MoYDIE

MoHTE, MoSMECD,

MoA

1 630 000

     
 

Promote Economic Growth and Ensure Food Security

Promote Indigenization of the Economy and Empowerment of Zimbabweans

  • Build the institutional capacity of vocational training centers

· Number of viable commercial business units operational at VTCs

· Number of planned PSIP projects completed

· Vocational training curriculum revised and implemented

MoYDIE

MoHTE, MoLGRUD

1 706 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Mainstream Gender, Youth and disabilities in all Government, Quasi Government policies, Projects and programmes

· Youth and youth development issues integrated in all national development policies, programmes and strategies

· Revised National Youth Policy National Action Plan approved and implemented

· Number of Government and Quasi-Government departments established youth focal points

· Number of Government departments incorporated youth in departmental action plans

MoYDIE

MoWAGCD, MoJLA, OPC

100 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Mainstream Gender, Youth and disabilities in all Government, Quasi Government policies, Projects and programmes

· Increase provision of data and information on youth to stakeholders by 50%

· % increase in the number of stakeholders accessing information on youth.

 MoYDIE

ZIMSTATS,

MoICT,

MoMIP

100 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Provide universal primary education including Early Childhood Development ECD

  • Promotion of health and safety skills
  • Number of members trained

MoESAC

Ministry Agency

60 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Provide universal primary education including Early Childhood Development ECD

  • Assist children through the Victim Friendly Court
  • Number of children assisted

MoESAC

Development Partners

70 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Provide universal primary education including Early Childhood Development ECD

  • Promote Adult literacy
  • Number of adults attending school

MoESAC

 

300 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore quality education

  • E-learning in secondary schools
  • Number of schools offering E-learning

MoESAC

 

700 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Provide universal secondary education

  • Promotion of science, mathematics and vocational tech
  • Number of students involved in girls science camp

MoESAC

 

44 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Increase access to and participation in sport, arts and activities

  • Cultural and Sport promotions
  • Number of promotions undertaken

MoESAC

Development partners

300 000

1 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore quality education

  • Rehabilitation of institutional buildings / school infrastructure
  • Number of rehabilitated institutional institutions

MoESAC

MoPW

3 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore quality education

  • Syllabus Development and printing
  • Number of syllabuses printed

MoESAC

 

217 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore quality education

  • Provide schools with ZimScience kit
  • Number of kits provided

MoESAC

 

80 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore quality education

  • Undertake research and evaluation
  • Research and evaluation taken

MoESAC

 

295 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore quality education

  • Procurement of learning and teaching materials for schools

· Quantities of learning and teaching materials for schools procured

MoESAC

Development Partners

1 730 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore quality education

  • In service training of teachers
  • Number of teachers trained

MoESAC

 

600 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Provide universal primary education including Early Childhood Development (ECD);

  • Implementation of school feeding schemes
  • Number of children under the feeding schemes

MoLSS

MoESAC

Development partners

NIL

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To protect the poor and vulnerable households from sliding into poverty and suffer irreversible welfare losses

  • Implement the Assisted Medical Treatment Orders Programme

· Number of poor households under the ATO accessing health facilities

MoLSS

Development partners

GoZ -$1m

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To protect the poor and vulnerable households from sliding into poverty and suffer irreversible welfare losses

  • Implement the Productive Safety Nets programs
  • Number of Households under the PSNP programme

MoLSS

Development partners

GoZ-$7m

Donor-$7m

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Provide universal primary education including Early Childhood Development (ECD);

· Implementation of school fees assistance programmes like BEAM

  • Number of Children under BEAM

MoLSS

MoESAC

GoZ-$16m for Secondary Schools

Donor-$14m (solicit)

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To support the vulnerable households to manage risks through productive safety nets

  • Implement the Food for Work Programme
  • The number of households under the Food for Work Programme

MoLSS

MoESAC

GoZ-$3m

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To implement the National Disability Programm

· Involvement of PLWD in the mainstream Economy

  • -Increased participation of PLWD in productive activities

MoLSS

MoPW, MoESAC, MoHTE

GoZ-$2m

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To implement the National Disability Programme

· Increase access to education for PLWD

  • -Number of PLWD accessing free education

MoLSS

MoESAC, MoHTE

Within $2m above

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To implement the National Disability Programme

  • Increase access to public buildings by PLWD
  • -Number of public places and buildings accessible to PLWD

MoLSS

MoPW

Within $2m above

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To operationalise the TNF

  • Creation of the independent secretariat to service the TNF

· Establishment of the TNF secretariat

MoLSS

Private sector

240 000.00

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To promote Social Dialogue program

· Revive the social contract

· Established Social Contract

· Kadoma Declaration implemented

MoLSS

Private sector

110 000.00

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To provide a conducive employment environment

· Reforming the Labour Law

· Reformed Labour Law

MoLSS

MoJLA/ Private sector

40 000.00

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To enhance industry competitiveness

· Operationalization of the Zimbabwe National Productivity Institute

· Zimbabwe National Productivity Institute operationalised

MoLSS

Private sector

NIL

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore the quality of higher and tertiary education in the country

· Rehabilitation and completion of facilities at higher and tertiary institutions

· Number of higher and tertiary institutions rehabilitated and projects completed:

MoHTE

MoPW

46,854,017

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To restore the quality of higher and tertiary education in the country

· Establishment of a functional Zimbabwe Examinations and Qualifications Authority (ZIMEQA)

  • Established and functional ZIMEQA

MoHTE

AG's Office

 
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS

· To increase the number of children and adults on antiretroviral treatment from 419,000 in Dec 2011 to 474,000 by the end of 2012.

  • Number of children and adults on antiretroviral treatment

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

2 078 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Reducing the prevalence of tuberculosis

· To increase the number of TB notification from 45,000 in 2011 to 47,000 in 2012

  • Number of TB notifications

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

1 221 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To reduce deaths due malaria

· Implementing the malaria control program to reduce malaria incidence from 4% in 2011 to 2.5% by end of 2012.

Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) coverage

Number of malaria cases and deaths

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

1 500 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To reduce the incidence of diarrheal diseases including cholera and other epidemic/disaster prone diseases by at least 50%

  • Implementing the diarrhea disease control program

Diarrhoea incidence

Number of diarrheal and deaths

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

Included in the curative programme

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To increase full immunization coverage amongst 1 year olds to least 80% in 2012.

· Implementing the Expanded Immunization Program (EPI) to reduce vaccine preventable diseases

  • Immunization coverage

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

696 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Promoting the right of the child

· To increase number of institutions with Child Friendly Clinics from 5 to 10

Number of institutions with Child Friendly Clinics

Number of children seen in Child Friendly Clinics

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

87 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Reducing nutritional deficiencies

· To reduce the percentage of children aged 6-59 months who are underweight from 9.9% in 2010 to 7.9% in 2012

Proportion of babies born in health institutions breastfed within one hour

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

782 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Improving the maternal health care

· Increase skilled attendance at delivery from 60% in 2009 to 80% by end of 2011

Proportion of institutional deliveries

Number of maternal deaths

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

10 348 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Increase access to services for the disabled

· To increase the number of institutions providing comprehensive rehabilitation services from 30% in 2011 to 50% in 2012

· Number of health workers trained in identifying and referring children who require rehabilitation

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

435 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Promoting health lifestyles

· To increase the proportion of health facilities that routinely screen and appropriately manage selected NCDs

  • No. of hospitals equipped to provide routine screening.

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

248 000

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Improve quality of service patient care

· To reduce the overall vacancy rate amongst health workers from 16% in 2011 to 10% by end 2012

Number of posts filled

Number of district hospitals without a doctor

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

Employment Cost Allocation

     
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Availability of Vital and essential medicines

· To increase the availability of vital medicines in facilities from 76% in 2011 to 100% by end of 2012, and overall availability of medicines from 40% in 2011 to 80 % by end of 2012

Number of vital medicines procured

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

 
 

Guarantee Basic Services

To increase the number of referral public health institutions (107) with appropriate package of functional infrastructure

  • Construction and rehabilitation of health institutions

Number of health facilities rehabilitated or constructed

MoHCW

MoF/ Ministry of Construction

40 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

To increase the percentage of hospitals with equipment and consumables to provide Emergency Obstetric Care

· Procurement of clinical and diagnostic equipment and commodities

· Number of health facilities with equipment and consumables to provide Emergency Obstetric Care

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

7 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Strengthen the referral system (Institutions meeting the minimum standard of reliable transport)

· To increase the percentage of health institutions with at least two functional ambulance.

· Percentage of health institutions meeting with functional ambulance

MoHCW

MoF/Ministry of Transport/Development partners

3 000 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Strengthen referral and outbreak detection (Institutions with reliable communication equipment)

· Increase the percentage of health facilities with functional communication system (radio, phone etc.) to 95% by end of 2012

· Percentage of health facilities with functional communication system (radio, phone etc)

MoHCW

MoF/ Ministry of Information/ Development partners

 
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Implementing the user fee policy to reducing the financial barrier to health services

· To increase health expenditure from US$19.7 per capita allocated for 2011 to US$34 per capita by end 2011.

Number of primary care facilities charging user fees (Target is zero)

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

 
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Institutionalizing of continuous quality improvement in health institutions (Total new diseases/conditions)

· Increase the proportion of referral public health institutions (107) with a programme of continuous quality improvement based on quality standards to at least 20%.

  • Proportion of facilities with a programme of continuous quality

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

 
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Enhance evidence based decision making

· Increase the completeness and timeliness of health information for decision making by 20%

· Percentage increase in timeliness and accuracy of health information

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

174 000

 

Guarantee Basic Services

Enhance evidence based decision making

  • Increase the number of decisions and policies that are evidence based

· Availability of National Health Research agenda

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

 
 

Guarantee Basic Services

Strengthen administration, leadership and governance at all levels of the health sector

  • Capacity building of health managers
  • Number of managers trained in leadership and management

MoHCW

MoF/Development partners

 
                       

 

 

 

MR. MUDARIKWA: Prime Minister, you mentioned the issue of voters registration, the cost of lost identity cards is making it very difficult for people to register as voters. Would it be possible for people to go and process I.Ds with the minimum charge of $2 or $5 at most because it is now costing almost $10 or so.

THE PRIME MINISTER: I am sure that the relevant co-Ministers of Home Affairs who are responsible for registration of voters will have to look at that, but I highlighted the issue of bottlenecks. I think it is not only the issue of the cost but they are other bottlenecks that are being put in place so that people do not register. I think it is necessary for everyone to encourage people to register.

MR. KANZAMA: Thank you very much for your detailed presentation. My question is over the issue of the GPA because it was signed for a period of 24 months but my problem is there is no official extention in writing that was done for the GPA. Will this not raise any problems for us since we do not have anything documented.

THE PRIME MINISTER: The GPA never stated the timeline. Unfortunately,that is the truth. We never had a timeline. We expected to be through with the transitional arrangements in 24 months but there is nowhere you will find that the agreement was supposed to last 24 months. The agreement was that certain processes had to be implemented before we can go for elections. It is only the election that will put a stop to the GPA. As long as there is no election to put a finality to the agreement, the agreement will stay in place until the election is conducted.

MR. BALOYI: Could you shed more light and clarification as to why Government is not moving expeditiously to embrace the ethanol blending with petrol, given that it is not the first we are having this in Zimbabwe? Can you please shed more light as to what the problem is?

THE PRIME MINISTER : I just said that after this meeting because of the importance of this project, it does not matter from what angle you look at it, it is an important national project and that all stakeholders must be involved from those who are responsible for agriculture to the energy itself, marketing of the ethanol and blending. I think it is the ambit of so many ministries and we are meeting after this meeting to try and come up with a national policy regarding ethanol. The future really is with ethanol and we need to take this project seriously.

MR. CHITANDO: Since the inception of the GPA, we noticed that hate language in the public media has not decreased, while these people use the taxpayers' money . It would have been better if it was coming from private media institutions, unfortunately this is coming from public controlled media institutions. So is there any Government policy to get rid of these?

THE PRIME MINISTER: The issue of hate speeches is something within the control of the GPA. I am sure at some stage the Minister of Information will answer in the question of Media Reforms, but I can only say it is something that, for the sake of ensuring that this,GPA is a functioning instrument of Government, I think it is important for us to implement the GPA as we have signed it. I am sure that the spirit is not to divide the nation but that Government delivers collectively and so far I think that you will agree with me that there has been notable progress over the last 3 years. Were it not for the fact that people are working together and respectively differ, I think we would have serious problems. I hope that it is in the same spirit that our newspapers also carry that spirit that the leadership has shown. It does not mean that myself and President Mugabe agree on everything but the fact that Cabinet, President and myself are able to work and focus on the Government programme, I think it is the spirit that should be carried in our newspapers, whether public or private.

MR. MAVIMA: I realise that the Government is now re-engaging the EU on the removal of sanctions or restrictive measures. Are there any efforts being made to re-engage the UN which actually passed a law on ZIDERA against Zimbabwe?

THE PRIME MINISTER: Thank you Madam Speaker, thank you hon member. Government is putting all efforts to ensure that we normalise relations. You must understand that the issue of restrictive measures; sanctions call them whatever you may, it was an issue which was initiated by outsiders and that we have become recipients of those decisions.

The re-engagement is to try to explain that time has come for us to re-look at that and to persuade Government to re-look at that because it affects, to some extent, our economic operations. I hope that the United States will be persuaded and I hope also; it is not just a question of selected people to be removed from the list - I hope everyone should be removed if it becomes a policy, provided we do not repeat what caused us to have those things in the first place -[HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections]-

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order, order hon. members.

MR. KANZAMA: Thank you Hon. Prime Minister, I remember some time back there was an arrangement for our Traditional Leaders to ask for permission from Government to allow them to go to the United States so that they will give their piece of mind on the issue of sanctions. Is there any position which you took as Government to allow Traditional Leaders to help the people who are on sanctions? -[HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections]-

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order, order in the House. Hon. members order, order, order hon members. Hon. Kanzama, that is a new question, it is not a supplementary.

MR. MUCHAURAYA: My question to the Prime Minister is, I am encouraged by his contribution on the issue of voter registration but I want to know whether Government is considering a bi-electoral voters' roll like what is happening in the regions in order to make sure that even those who lose their Identity Cards are not prejudiced at voting level.

THE PRIME MINISTER: I think the question by the hon member is pre-empting. There is going to be an Electoral Amendment Bill which is going to come before this House and you will have an opportunity to discuss specific matter relating to voter registration. So I think you have pre-empted but zvisinei, I am sure everything will be looked at to ensure that we have a free and fair poll. There is no intention; let us all be clear, there is no intention to disfranchise any Zimbabwean. If there is anyone with such an intention, I think it is not in the best interest of the country.

MOTION

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

THE MINISTER OF PARLIAMENTARY AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS: I am not the Acting Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs but it would appear that there is no member in this august House on the acting capacity in that regard. Consequently, may I move that Order of the Day, Numbers 1 and 2 be stood over until the rest of the Orders are dealt with.

Motion put and agreed to.

MOTION

PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH: DEBATE ON ADDRESS

Third Order read: Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech.

Question again proposed.

MR. BHASIKITI: Thank you Madam Speaker, I would like to thank His Excellency for his wonderful speech in this House and for pointing out certain important areas which this House has to take note of. I was pleased to hear His Excellency speak about the upward trend our economy is taking. That there are measures being put to recover our economy. However, Madam Speaker it is a very sad situation that when efforts are being made to resuscitate our economy, we remain with some pertinent bottle-necks which hamper the same recovery and development. A case in point is the US$40 million which was given to resuscitate industries and businesses in Bulawayo that is not utilised to this day because there are a lot of stringent requirements for the utilisation of that money. I think it is important Madam Speaker, that we tape into the spirit of economic recovery. We should also relax some of the stringent financial requirements which are put, especially for this US$40 million by the Central Africa Building Society (CABS), with some of the conditions which are put for companies to access or utilise that money requiring companies which are liquid and which have been operating profitably for the past years, yet unfortunately the money is needed to restart production in companies which had stalled production.

So, Madam Speaker, I appeal to the relevant Ministers of Industry and Commerce together with the Minister of Finance to try and workout strategies where companies can easily and quickly access that money and begin producing and increasing capacity utilisation within industries.

Madam Speaker, still on the economy side, we also realise that the drive to recover our economy also pushed this House to passing laws which are now affecting the generality of the people. The restoration of duty on food products and food imports is working against our people.

Madam Speaker, we should realise that we are facing a serious drought and there is food shortage in the country and if we do not remove duty on food imports, we will be only adding to the suffering of our own people. I think this measure which was meant to recover and protect our industries is working against the generality of the people. So, I submit that the duty on imports should be quickly withdrawn so that people can access food cheaply and feed their families.

Madam Speaker, His Excellency pointed out the issue of the progress which was being made in the Constitution Making Process. To this date, Madam Speaker, the Constitution Making Process is riddled with bickering and stalemates when the whole process was supposed to have landed us by this time on a Referendum.

Madam Speaker, I think it is important to realise that the Inclusive Government, in the process of making the Constitution, has demonstrated one area where they have failed to capture and abide by the people's wishes. It is clear that the people indicated what they preferred and how everyone wanted this country to be governed but we are having drafters who have diverted and drifted away from the people's views and now are putting their own ideas.

I think if this process continues to meet with these stalemates and bickering, it would be better Madam Speaker, that we shelve this process and look forward to an alternative or to the current Constitution which landed us in this House.

Madam Speaker, it is clear that all members seated here were elected on the current Constitution in a very peaceful March 2008 election. There was no violence in March and MDC was able to gain more seats than any other party contesting using the same Constitution which we have in this country today. So, there is no basis in saying the current Constitution can not be used to conduct elections in this country. There is no basis for that.

Madam Speaker, on agriculture, there is need to put more money into irrigation development. We have witnessed now that it is a reality that climate change has caught up with us and we can no longer rely on rainfall patterns. So, we have to invest in irrigation agriculture.

The amount of money which was put to resuscitate irrigation in this budget is so insignificant that it can not bring the necessary results.

Also Madam Speaker, the drought, the climate change I have mentioned has affected most of the regions: Masvingo, Matabeleland South and North, Manicaland and some parts of Mashonaland. It is a clear message that we need urgent intervention to feed our people because they are starving on a cause which is not their own. This is a natural disaster and the Government should be able to feed its people.

It is unfortunate that, as we have just listened to the Prime Minister this afternoon, indicating that nothing for nothing chemahara mushana; I do not think it is a good path to follow when we look at the starving and suffering masses in our country. It is imperative and it is incumbent upon Government to ...-[HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections]-

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order, Order Hon. Bhasikiti -[AN HON. MEMBER: I think the hon. member is misdirecting himself. He is contributing to the Presidential speech and he is moving to the Prime Minister's speech]- You were asked to raise questions, can you stick to your area of debate.

MR. BHASIKITI: What I am saying is; Government should deliberately make it its duty, purpose and responsibility to get food to the starving people, even the food which Government is selling at GMB depots.

My submission is that the price which GMB is charging is too high, they are charging US$16 for two buckets of maize. Madam Speaker, in this circumstance where you have everyone wanting food because there is drought, it is important Madam Speaker that Government reconsiders putting the price of a 50 kg bag to US$5, so that it subsidies for those who are able to deep into their pockets and feed their families. Madam Speaker, I think government should take seriously this issue.

More importantly Madam Speaker, I have witnessed the grain loan scheme, where food is sent to one GMB centre in a district and people travel more than 200 kilometers to come and get a 50 kg bag. It is very expensive but there are sub-depots within the districts which are not being utilised. So, I will submit that Government should make use of these sub depots and deliver food to the ward areas where people live not to allow people to incur more costs by hiring transport to go and collect food for this grain loan scheme.

Madam Speaker, the issue of mining in this country, is one which is promising to resuscitate our economy and we hope that we are now beginning to speak with one voice, that even our diamonds are being properly mined, but we face the challenges of our detractors, the Americans who continue to impose sanctions on companies mining our diamonds. I think this is a very retrogressive act by the Americans who want to see us continue suffering.

Madam Speaker, having said this, I also want to thank His Excellency for enunciating the community ownership share schemes which are now benefiting different communities from the proceeds of their natural resources as was witnessed in the Unki Mine and Platinum mine. The 10% which amounted to US$10 million in each case will go a long way in uplifting the peoples' lives. This is quite commendable, however, there is a sad development in this sector that now the mining fees have been increased. The increase in the mining fees is working counter-actively to the indigenisation and empowerment policy because the whole initiative is that our mining resources should benefit our black entrepreneurs and black miners but now they are being inhibited from pursuing their mining ventures because of the high costs. I think the relevant Ministry should seriously consider reviewing the mining fees which have been gazetted.

Madam Speaker, I also want to indicate that the ZESA power cuts are working as a counter productive measure to the resuscitation of our industries and even our agricultural development. We go for more hours during the day without electricity, this stalls our recapitalisation and our recovery within the industrial sector. I agree that ZESA bills have to be paid, but we should look at one critical sector such as agriculture and see how Government should come in and subsidise the farmers. It is not profitable for any farmer to grow maize under irrigation or even wheat, sell it to GMB. If you take the whole amount and pay ZESA bills, you are still unable to pay the workers. It is important that the farmer who feeds the nation continues to farm while Government makes an initiative to subsidise farmers who are producing for the good of the nation in terms of ZESA bills. Also if we go along the trend which the Minister of Energy, Hon. Mangoma has taken to say they are cutting power in most of the productive farms, that will mean a self inflicted drought to productive farmers - [AN HON MEMBER: Chigara pasi] - who were geared to bring the relief to the drought stricken areas. I think the Minister of Energy should be advised that farmers should be subsidised and those farms which are growing food for the nation should be spared from the ZESA cuts.

On tourism Mr Speaker Sir, I want to really commend the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Mzembi, I am glad to say the Minister is really making our nation feel proud and putting our country back on track by marketing our country and all our tourist sectors to this high magnitude, to the level where we are now challenged with hosting, World Tourism Organisation Day next year in Victoria Falls. I think all our energy and effort should be directed towards efforts which the Minister of Tourism is making. This is why Mr Speaker, I would still urge that it is important that we hold our elections this year so that next year when we have this great event, it will not be disturbed by electioneering. I want to stand and support His Excellency in his call for elections this year because we have such a great day next year the World Tourism Indaba so that we do not have any disturbances to this important occasion which will restore confidence and dispel the lies which the international world has spread about our country.

Lastly Mr. Speaker, I want to commend His Excellency for speaking in very clear terms about the need for unity, peace and development in this country. This was also witnessed in the Eleven, Eleven, Eleven Indaba (11-11-11) at the Conference Centre where all the principals to the political parties gathered and condemned violence and pledged to work for peace. Mr. Speaker Sir, I would also want to urge members in this august House that as they go about their business of persuading the electorate to give them their mandate to

come back in the next election, this should be done peacefully. We should be examplary in the way we urge our supporters to support us in a peaceful manner.

Let us not be sowing seeds of division as we do our campaigns but sell our party policies. If we have less to talk about the party, better talk about yourself and what you are capable of doing and especially taking into mind that you administer $50,000 in a constituency. I think you can explain what projects you will put to assist the electorate. On this note, I would also want to condemn any action which is meant to divert the money which is supposed to help the generality of the people for personal use by any member. I think we should all try and be exemplary so that we continue to assist our constituencies through this Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

I believe the Minister of Constitutional Affairs, who is responsible for this fund, should make sure that the fund gets down to the constituency much earlier so that we do not have the constituency funds at the end of the year. We should have it now in March, so that we can finish those development projects. Mr. Speaker Sir, I want to thank His Excellency for his wonderful speech and presentation to this House, one which shows direction and a man who has care and concern for his people and the nation. I thank you.

MR. MUCHAURAYA: Thank you Mr. Speaker. I would like to join my colleagues in contributing to this Presidential Speech which was made last year. Whilst I think it was a noble presentation by His Excellency, I am still worried that it remains a talk show because most of the issues that were raised were not achieved. On the issue of civil servants, most of them are still earning below the Poverty Datum Line. We have got a host of ghost workers still on the payroll which means the Government of a civilised nation like Zimbabwe does not have a sound database of its workers. If you see a Government in modern day Zimbabwe paying workers whose duties are not known, it leaves a lot to be desired.

I think even when the Head of State made his presentation, I do not know what mechanisms did he put in place to ensure that our money is spent on a good cause rather than just paying some ghost workers, some militias being paid for unknown reasons. I think it is so sad. On the issue of industry and parastatals, we were supposed to see a boom in our parastatals but what we have seen is chaotic and very sad. We have seen Air Zimbabwe being disbanded and officials looting. There is not even a single aircraft which is now flying. I think we are the only country in the region or in the world without its own aeroplane flying.

On the issue of mining. We have seen our land in Chiadzwa, our minerals being mined on a 24 hour basis by the Chinese and we are getting very little money. These Chinese, instead of just bringing in investment, they are bringing even the messengers and picks. In fact they are bringing everything like importing bricks, something that can be manufactured here. We do not know what kind of investment this is. I think someone at the top is benefiting from this. We should not try to run away from the truth. These people are making a fortune out of the natural resources. These people must be arrested and send to Chikurubi Maximum Prison because these are natural resources for the nation. We can not just have some Chinese coming to loot our resources.

On health. There has not been much progress. We can not have the capital city of this nation suffering from typhoid and cholera. This is too much. We also have a lot of rural people suffering from AIDS. They are not benefiting from the ARVs yet a lot of civil servants are paying levy. Where is the money going to? Some people are now benefiting from some ARVs being provided by some civic organisations? What happens is that if these civic organisations are being banned, for example in Masvingo, they go with their drugs. What will happen to the life of someone who has already started on some ARVs and the next morning you are told the NGO has gone because Governor Maluleke has banned those organisations.

It is a threat to the life of our people? I think Government must be more serious because talking and talking is useless. I think in future, people must cast their vote on a person who delivers. This issue of talk show must go. We have got the issues of corruption. We have got senior Government officials owning more than one house, when a lot of our people in Epworth, Guruve, Muzarabani can not afford two meals a day. When Hon. Minister Matinenga sends the Anti-corruption Commission on corrupt officials, he is told we are holding that - what is that. We should be serious as a nation, as a Government to make sure that anyone who steals public funds is brought to book. How can the Government protect thieves, where there is an allegation of theft, it must be investigated and the culprit brought to book. We can not just say we are holding investigations, why, and what for? Because you benefitted something from that?

We also have this issue of Land policy, the 67 intention, I think it was good but the way it was handled, it was haphazard. We have got about 50 000 hectare in Chisumbanje, which was allocated to an individual, Beau Rotenberg, and he displaced over 300 000 families, what rational is that? I think these policies must be applied in a fair manner, in a manner whereby every Zimbabwean is going to benefit. What are we going to do about those people who were displaced in Chisumbanje? What are we going to do about those people who were displaced in Chiadzwa? The Chinese are making a lot of money, Beurotengberg is making a lot of money but the people who were evicted from their original homes are suffering. They are not able to send their kids to school, in some areas schools are being closed for example in Chisumbanje, 55 national institutions are to close because of that prospect, but who is going to benefit from that scheme?

Tomorrow you will hear some people who want a 50/50 in that, if you have got the money to partner someone in business, why can you not just start your own business with that money? Why would you want to partner with someone? Mr Speaker Sir, I thank you.

MR. CROSS: Mr Speaker Sir I just want to correct some of views expressed by Hon. Bhasikiti this afternoon. I just want to bring this House's attention on a couple of issues. On the industries disbursed fund, so far no resources have been released by Government, the reason being that the Government is totally strapped from a cash point of view. The fundamental reason for that, is there is no revenue received from diamond. I think we have got to see the situation with regard to funding, critical issues in the context of the lack of transparency and accountability at Chiadzwa.

We know from the way we have done it at congress that this year some 50 million kilos of diamonds were marketed at Chiadzwa. They have got a market value of 5 000 million dollars, that is more than the national budget of Zimbabwe and yet they are not releasing money to the fiscus. There is no accountability, there is no transparency whatsoever and it is for all of us to welcome the decision of the Kimberly process to recognise our diamonds to allow them to be marketed properly. In fact until we put our House in order, we do not deserve such recognition and in my view the way in which these diamonds are being managed by the Minister of Mines and others, clandestinely, secretly, working with criminal elements in our state, is simply unforgettable and should not be tolerated for five minutes. CABS has approved 23 companies for critical support in Matabeleland and elsewhere. No funds have been released because CABS has not been funded but CABS is working hard on the issue.

On the issue of food imports, Mr. Speaker Sir, I must remind the House that when we went into Government in February 2009, so many millions of people in Zimbabwe were on food aid, seven million people were receiving food every day from the international community that was starvation conditions. The fact that nobody starved in the year surrounding the transition of power, from ZANU PF to GNU, is simply recognition of the role the international community played in those days. I want to assure the House that there are no food shortages in Zimbabwe today. Everybody, everywhere has access to food, it is the issue of price acknowledged. The recent imposition of duty on processed foods coming to the country such as mealie-meal, ground flour, does not affect the prices in the streets and the market. Because the raw materials are duty free and let me tell you Mr. Speaker, that this is having a profound impact on our local industries. Speak to any industrialist, they are increasing their employment, they are starting to use their local capacity and this should be welcomed. If it causes distress in specific areas, this year the Minister of Social Services has promised to feed 1,7 million people in critical areas. I want to actively assure the House that nobody in Zimbabwe this year will experience hunger and its largely attributed to the work of this administration.

In so far as the Constitution making process, Mr. Speaker there is absolutely no justification delay in concluding this exercise. I am told that all 18 chapters have been approved by COPAC and that only four, insignificantly remain outstanding for the consideration of Principles. If it is at that stage, we can finish it in a week, we can hold our all stakeholders conference in a month's time and a referendum in July. By all means, we can have an election as soon as we like any time and if it is a free and fair election in Zimbabwe, I want to assure you there will be some dramatic changes in this House.

As far as agriculture is concerned, I just want to point out to my ZANU PF colleagues that in 1997, when we begun the fast track reform programme 287 000 hectares of land in Zimbabwe was under irrigation from 10 000 dams on farms. That infrastructure was handed over to A2 and A1farmers absolutely intact. The destruction of that capacity was entirely at the hands of people who have been given those resources and they destroyed that capacity. If Zimbabwe ensures to have irrigation capacity today to meet the weather challenges that we face this year, it is purely self inflicted damage. It has nothing to do with Government and if we have the security of tenure on farms, if the men and women who occupy the farms in Zimbabwe do have real security and land rights, believe me, they could borrow the money and built themselves. I want to assure you Mr. Speaker, Zimbabwe will never go hungry today.

MR. MAKAMURE: Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir, let me take this opportunity to congratulate you for your overwhelming victory . I wish you the best ion leading this august House, your victory shows that your leadership ability is above our interests.

MR. BHASIKITI: Point of order!

THE TEMPORARY SPEAKER : What is your point of order hon. member?

MR. BHASIKITI: Mr Speaker I think the hon. member should realise that the Hon. Speaker who is in Chair is a Speaker and he should not substitute you with another. So he should address the Speaker as he seats not to try to give you an election which you never encountered - [HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections]-

THE TEMPORARY SPEAKER: Hon. Bhasikiti is fully aware that I am not Hon. Moyo but he still regards Hon. Moyo as his Speaker so he is showering the praise on Hon. Moyo not Hon. Madzimure. But hon. You should just remind hon. members that I am in the Chair and Hon. Moyo is not in the Chair.

MR. MAKAMURE: Thank you Mr Speaker Sir, the President, in his opening address, spoke on the issue of the GPA, the appointment of governors. The delay in the appointment of governors is a sign of failure by some of the principals and shows lack of commitment on the GPA issue.

Secondly, the process of national healing has not received the necessary attention it deserves. The Ministry of Healing and Reconciliation is seriously under funded. As you are aware, so many of our people in the constituencies are still bitter from the wounds caused by the violence during the June elections.........

An hon. member having passed between the Chair and the member speaking.

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order, Hon. Muchauraya, you passed between the Chair and the hon member speaking.

MR. MAKAMURE: Right now there is talk of holding elections this year and yet there are many people who have not been compensated for their losses. This will definitely have an impact on the forthcoming elections.

The President talked about the Constitution making process. In my view the COPAC Select Committee has done a splendid job in very difficult circumstances. It is my hope that the final Constitution will be a home grown Constitution which carries the people's hopes and aspirations. It is also fair to acknowledge the role played by COPAC Out reach teams during the data gathering process in terms of healing and reconciling the warring parties. The unity that was in COPAC out reach teams was able to filter down to the people that we met in various parts of the country. What happened during the outreach process, is something that had not taken place in the history of Zimbabwe. I hope that our leaders can learn something from this especially the fact that Zimbabweans are peace loving people.

The Constitution making process gave most of Zimbabweans, in the four corners of the country an opportunity to speak on how they want to be governed. People spoke on various issues such as the kind of leadership they want. I hope that the views made by the people will not be discarded because it seems some people, as we read from press reports, want to impose their own personal views at the expense of the majority views. that is unacceptable. The country runs the risk of having the Constitution being rejected by the people again for the second time. That will be a great loss especially in terms of time, money and other resources that were invested in this process. Mr Speaker Sir, it is necessary for the Executive to give...........

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order hon. member, there is no Mr. Speaker on the Chair.

MR. MAKAMURE: Thank you Madam Speaker, I had not recognised that you are in. Madam Speaker, it is necessary for the Executive to give the Select Committee space and time so that they complete the process without rushing them. It is better to delay for doing the right thing than to rush and do a shady job.

Madam Speaker, let me take this opportunity to congratulate His Excellency for speaking against violence in his speech. I got the impression that violence of any form should not be repeated. The experiences of 2008 run off elections should not be repeated. People should be allowed to have their fundamental rights to vote without fear or intimidation.

No man or woman should be allowed to take another's life and continue to go scot-free. Our people want justice done especially to victims. The people of my constituency want protection and not harassment from the police. The people in my constituency also believe that it is possible for people of different views and different political affiliations to co-exist. This is happening in many of our neighbouring countries such as Botswana, South Africa and Zambia only to name a few. Why should it be difficult for us to do the same here in Zimbabwe? The people of Gutu East want peace and not war. They want food and not poverty, they want development and not anarchy. That can only be achieved if the leaders of this country commit themselves to creating a stable economic and political environment which is critical for the development of any nation.

Let me also support those colleagues here in Parliament who continue to be bearers and preachers of peace who, include Hon Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. With these few words, I thank you.

THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS : I move that he debate do now adjourn.

Motion put and agreed to.

Debate to resume: Wednesday, 14th March, 2012.

MOTION

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: I move that Orders of the Day, Numbers 4 to 6 be stood over until the rest of the Orders have been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

MOTION

CIVIL SERVICE PAYROLL SKILLS AUDIT REPORT

Seventh Order read: Adjourned debate on motion on the civil service audit.

Question again proposed.

MR. MUDIWA: Thank you Madam Speaker for allowing members of this House to debate my Motion on the Civil Service Audit. I want to thank Hon. Mhlanga for seconding and supporting this motion. Hon. Eddie Cross emphasised the importance of such audits and the urgency of presenting it to this House so that corrective action can be taken. Hon. Muza agreed with the motion but cautioned the House on the implementation of the results to avoid disadvantaging those that were affected. Hon. Madzimure reminded the House on what the motion is seeking and also underscored the need for the report to be presented to this House.

Madam Speaker, Hon. Mudarikwa reminded the House that even the late Minister Mukonoweshuro had promised to table the report to this House and also agreed that the report be tabled to avoid hearsay. Hon. Shoko emphasised that it would be in the national interest that we table the report in this House. Hon. Anastancia Ndhlovu agreed that the report be presented to this House, analyzed and recommend ways of legitimising the problems. Hon. Chikwinya highlighted the intention of the audit, the reason why Cabinet carried the audit and requested that the Chairman of Cabinet must direct the tabling of the report to this House.

Hon. Bhasikiti agreed that the report be presented to avoid hearsay. Hon. Tichawona also added his voice agreeing with the motion. Hon. F. M. Sibanda also underscored the need for the audit report to be tabled in this House to crush the rumours that there are seventy-five thousand [75 000] ghost workers. Hon. Matshalaga felt that this debate should be dealt with after the report is tabled and agreed that the report be tabled as requested by the Motion. Hon. Mutseyami emphasised the need to account for what has been audited and supported that the report be tabled in this House. Hon. Sululu acknowledged that the issue of the audit has been deliberated by the Public Accounts Committee and supports the motion so that the issues raised can be put to rest.

Lastly, Madam Speaker, Hon. Mahoka agreed that the report be tabled to allow debate on it. From the debates, it is evident that there is agreement in this House that the report on Civil Service Audit be tabled in this House to allow members to debate it and come up with a way forward. I, therefore, seek for the adoption of the motion. Thank you.

Motion put and agreed to.

MOTION

CONDOLENCES ON THE DEATH OF PROFESSOR ELIPHAS MUKONOWESHURO

Eighth Order read: Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Minister of Public Service Hon. Prof. Mukonoweshuro.

Question again proposed.

THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: I move that the debate do now adjourn.

Motion put and agreed to.

Debate to resume: Wednesday, 14th March, 2012.

MOTION

REPORT ON THE PAN-AFRICAN PARLIAMENT PERMANENT COMMITTEE ON TRADE, CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION MATTERS

Ninth Order read: Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan-African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters.

Question again proposed.

THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: I move that the debate do now adjourn.

Motion put and agreed to.

Debate to resume: Wednesday, 14th March, 2012.

MOTION

INDIGENISATION AND EMPOWERMENT REGULATIONS

Tenth Order read: Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment [General] Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010.

Question again proposed.

THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: I move that the debate do now adjourn.

Motion put and agreed to.

Debate to resume: Wednesday, 14th March, 2012.

On the motion of THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS , the House adjourned at Five Minutes to Four o'clock p.m.



[1] This is part of the transaction cost for the restructuring of 8 prioritised SEPs, this amount should be allocated to SERAs annual budget and should be released on a case by case basis, depending on Cabinet approvals. The Ministry of Finance usually provides for these funds under the Unallocated Reserves (UR)

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