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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES - 1 DECEMBER 2011 NO. 18

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH SESSION - SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSDAY, 1ST DECEMBER, 2011

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Quarter past two o'clock p.m.

The Acting Speaker in the Chair

Prayers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members Present

 

Baloyi A,

Bhasikiti K,

Bimha M.C

Biti L.T

Chaderopa F Chambati T.S Chamisa N

Chikava B,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dongo G.Z

Dzingirai I

Dzirutwe G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T

Goto R

Gwiyo C.C Hlongwane M

Hove S.R

Huruba T

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa N Kagurabadza M.T

Kanzama F

Karenyi L

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Mabhena G

Machacha C Madubeko J Madzimure W Madzore P

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Makamure R

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami D Mangena J

Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E

Matamisa E.E Matibe T.P

Matienga M Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Matonga B Matshalaga O Matutu T

Mavima L.D Mazikana P.H Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mkhosi E.T.M

Mlambo M

Mombeshora D.T

Moyo E

Moyo G

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpukuta L

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudavanhu E

Mudiwa S

Mudzuri E

Mudzuri H

Muguti C

Mukanduri S.T

Munengami F Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi G Mushonga S.L

Musumbu E

Mutambara AG

Mutinhiri A

Mutsekwa G.T

Muza I

Mwonzora D.T

Navaya E

Ncube S

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Ngwenya B

Nyakudanga O

Nyaude B

Pasihomusha-Matiza B.J

Raradza E

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W

Saruwaka T.J.L

Shirichena E

Shoko H

Shoko M

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sindi C

Sithole A

Sululu A

Tazviona R

Tshuma B

Varandeni J

Zhanda T.P

Zinyemba M

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

APOLOGIES

Hon I.M.C Chombo, Hon Chidhakwa, Hon Langa, Hon Muchauraya, Hon Ziteya,

1. The Acting Speaker Informed the House that the Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion had invited members from Matebeleland North, Matebeleland South and Mashonaland East, on 15th December, 16th December and 19th December 2011 respectively.

2. The Acting Speaker also informed the House that Hon. Matimba would serve on the Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs in addition to the Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development .

3. Adjourned debate on motion that leave be granted to bring in a Finance

Bill(Adjourned 24th November - The Minister of Constitutional and

Parliamentary Affairs ).

 

Question again proposed : That leave be granted to bring in a Bill and to make

further provisions for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make

provisions for ancillary and incidental matters connected therein or thereto -The

Minister of Finance.

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

4. The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara moved: That notices of motions

Nos. 2 ,3, 4 and 6 and Order of the day No. 5, for today, stand over until Order

No. 13 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

5. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Minister of Public Service Hon. Prof. Mukonoweshuro (Adjourned 22nd November - The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Publicity).

[Days elapsed: 4]

Question again proposed: That this House:

 

SADDENEDby the tragic and untimely death of the Honourable Minister of Public Service and member of Parliament for Gutu South, Professor Eliphas Mukonoweshuro on the 5th of August 2011;

NOTINGthat the loss was felt by the whole nation, which mourned a committed and dedicated luminary of our struggle for independence, democracy, freedom and justice;

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE Conveys its, profound condolences to the widow of our departed leader;

Expresses its deep sorrow and sadness at the tragic and unexpected loss of life;

Takes this opportunity to celebrate the life of a man who rendered sterling services to the nation both before and after independence. - Hon. Dumbu

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara :Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

6. Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters (Adjourned 15th November - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 3]

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report on the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters workshop that was held in Gaborone Botswana in July 2011 to promote the involvement of the committee and members of Parliament on Trade, Customs and Immigration in Regional Integration efforts - Hon. Mutomba.

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara :Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

7. Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010 (Adjourned 15th November - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question again proposed: That this House:

COGNIZANT of the need to publish in the gazette and to enforce all delegated legislation in conformity with the relevant Principal Acts;

DISTURBED that the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010, as read with the minimum requirements for Indigenisation Implementation Plans for businesses in the mining sector GN 114/2011, do not conform with the Government's Policy of economic revival which aims at encouraging Direct Foreign Investment;

CONCERNED that the responsible Minister promulgated the Indigenisation Empowerment Regulations without due regard for private enterprises and industries which are critical for Zimbabwe's economic recovery;

CONDEMNING the practice by the responsible Minister to invoke delegated legislation on foreign owned companies without Cabinet Authority, in contravention of bilateral agreements, a situation which puts the Government's credibility into disrepute;

NOW THEREFORE, resolves that the responsible Minister withdraws forthwith the Indigenisation and Empowerment Regulations and replaces them with revised versions which address broad based empowerment programmes - Hon. Musundire.

 

 

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara :Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

8. Adjourned debate on motion on the unconstitutional statements made by some Service Chiefs. ( Reinstated 25th October 2011 - The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question again proposed: That this House taking note of the provisions of the Constitution, the Defence Act; Chapter 11.02, the Police Act Chapter 11.10, Prison Act Chapter 7.11 and the Public Service Act Chapter 11.04 which all demand neutrality of the military, police and prison officers and the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) as well as ordinary civil servants

NOTING FURTHER THE provisions of Article XIII of the GPA which requires neutrality and de-politicization of state organs and state institutions.

CONCERNED by recent statements by some Service Chiefs

NOW, THEREFORE, this House

a) Condemns the unconstitutional and treasonous statements that bring into

disrepute the professional institutions of the Army and the Police.

b) Requests the relevant institutions to reaffirm their loyalty to the constitution

and the laws of Zimbabwe and

c) Directs relevant authorities to carry out investigations into the said utterances

and the unconstitutional statements and make such findings public. - Hon.

Chikwinya

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara :Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

9. The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara moved: That notices of motions Nos. 3, 4 and 2 in that order.

Motion put and agreed to

10. The Minister of Industry and Commerce moved:

THAT WHEREAS, subsection (1) of section 111B of the constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, Treaty or Agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more Foreign States or governments or international Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

WHEREAS the 2nd Revised Cotonou Agreement was concluded in Brussels, Belgium on 19th March 2010 at the Extraordinary Joint ACP - EU Ministerial Meeting and signed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 22nd June 2010 during the joint ACP - EU Council of Minister's;

AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe is signatory to the Cotonou Agreement, and is desirous of becoming party to the 2nd revised Cotonou Agreement;

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said Agreement is conditional upon its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures;

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of subsection (1) of section 111B of the Constitution, this House resolves that the afore-said Agreement be and is hereby approved for ratification.

Motion put and agreed to.

11. Hon Minister of Industry and Commerce moved:

THAT WHEREAS, subsection 111 B of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one r more foreign states or governments or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

WHEREAS the Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Government of the State of Kuwait was concluded in Kuwait on 25/10/1997

AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe is a signatory to the Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Government of the State of Kuwait, and is desirous to becoming Party to the Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Government of the State of Kuwait,

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said agreement is conditional upon its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective Constitutional procedures;

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of subsection (1) of section 111 B of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved for ratification.

Motion put and agreed to.

12. The Minister of Industry and Commerce moved: That the National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 10, 2010) which was superseded by the prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage at which the Bill had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 131 (1).

Motion put and agreed to.

13. On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara : The House adjourned at three minutes to three o'clock p.m. until Tuesday 6th December 2011 at a quarter past two o' clock in the afternoon.

N.M. KHUMALO

Acting Speaker.

 

TUESDAY, 6TH DECEMBER, 2011

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1. Adjourned debate on motion that leave be granted to bring in a Finance Bill (A djourned 1st December - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara ).

 

Question proposed : That leave be granted to bring in a Bill and to make further

provisions for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make

provisions for ancillary and incidental matters connected therein or thereto -The

Minister of Finance.

2. Second Reading : National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 10, 2010) -

The Minister of Industry and Commerce.

3. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 22nd November - The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Publicity).

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 41 minutes]

Question proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows:-

May it please you, your Excellency, the President:

We, the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament - Hon Zhuwao

 

4. Hon. R. Moyo

Hon. N. Nemadziva

That this House;

AWAREthat Air Zimbabwe has been operating at a loss since 1990.

CONCERNEDthat the current majority shareholder which is the Government of Zimbabwe has failed to initiate a sound turnaround strategy for this parastatal,

FURTHER CONCERNEDthat the current fleet is is old, outdated and beyond resuscitation,

WORRIEDby the serious erosion of brand Zimbabwe by the airline nationally and internationally.

NOW THEREFOREcalls upon the Government of Zimbabwe to;

i) put the current fleet to pasture; and

ii) privatize Air Zimbabwe;

5. Hon. Karenyi

Hon. Kapesa

That this House takes note of the Report on the Third Quarter Budget Performance of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development for the year 2011.

6. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Minister of Public Service Hon. Prof. Mukonoweshuro (Adjourned 1st December - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 5]

Question proposed: That this House:

 

SADDENEDby the tragic and untimely death of the Honourable Minister of Public Service and member of Parliament for Gutu South, Professor Eliphas Mukonoweshuro on the 5th of August 2011;

NOTINGthat the loss was felt by the whole nation, which mourned a committed and dedicated luminary of our struggle for independence, democracy, freedom and justice;

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE Conveys its, profound condolences to the widow of our departed leader;

Expresses its deep sorrow and sadness at the tragic and unexpected loss of life;

Takes this opportunity to celebrate the life of a man who rendered sterling services to the nation both before and after independence. - Hon. Dumbu

7. Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters (Adjourned 1st December - (The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 4]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report on the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters workshop that was held in Gaborone Botswana in July 2011 to promote the involvement of the committee and members of Parliament on Trade, Customs and Immigration in Regional Integration efforts - Hon. Mutomba.

8. Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010 (Adjourned 1st December - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 3]

Question proposed: That this House:

COGNIZANT of the need to publish in the gazette and to enforce all delegated legislation in conformity with the relevant Principal Acts;

DISTURBED that the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010, as read with the minimum requirements for Indigenisation Implementation Plans for businesses in the mining sector GN 114/2011, do not conform with the Government's Policy of economic revival which aims at encouraging Direct Foreign Investment;

CONCERNED that the responsible Minister promulgated the Indigenisation Empowerment Regulations without due regard for private enterprises and industries which are critical for Zimbabwe's economic recovery;

CONDEMNING the practice by the responsible Minister to invoke delegated legislation on foreign owned companies without Cabinet Authority, in contravention of bilateral agreements, a situation which puts the Government's credibility into disrepute;

NOW THEREFORE, resolves that the responsible Minister withdraws forthwith the Indigenisation and Empowerment Regulations and replaces them with revised versions which address broad based empowerment programmes - Hon. Musundire.

 

 

9. Adjourned debate on motion on the unconstitutional statements made by some Service Chiefs. ( (Adjourned 1st December - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara)

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question proposed: That this House taking note of the provisions of the Constitution, the Defence Act; Chapter 11.02, the Police Act Chapter 11.10, Prison Act Chapter 7.11 and the Public Service Act Chapter 11.04 which all demand neutrality of the military, police and prison officers and the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) as well as ordinary civil servants

NOTING FURTHER THE provisions of Article XIII of the GPA which requires neutrality and de-politicization of state organs and state institutions.

CONCERNED by recent statements by some Service Chiefs

NOW, THEREFORE, this House

a) Condemns the unconstitutional and treasonous statements that bring into

disrepute the professional institutions of the Army and the Police.

b) Requests the relevant institutions to reaffirm their loyalty to the constitution

and the laws of Zimbabwe and

c) Directs relevant authorities to carry out investigations into the said utterances

and the unconstitutional statements and make such findings public. - Hon.

Chikwinya

10. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the state of affairs at Shabani Mashava Mine (S.C. 10, 2011) (Adjourned 25th October - Hon. Gonese)

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the State of Affairs at Shabani-Mashava Mines (S.C.10, 2011). - Hon Chindori-Chininga

11. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development ( Adjourned 26th September - Hon. D. Sibanda).

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Urban and Rural Development on the public hearings on the state of service delivery by the Municipalities of Harare, Chitungwiza and Norton. (S.C. 6, 2010)- Hon. Matimba.

 

12.Committee of Supply.

(Main Estimates of Expenditure (2012)

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,

30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37 and 38)

 

WEDNESDAY, 7TH DECEMBER, 2011

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

*1.Hon. Baloyi: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to state:

i)the measure the Ministry is taking to curb the increasing rate of raids on

livestock along the Sango and Chikwalakwala border line in Chiredzi; and

ii) the Ministry's plans in finding a lasting solution to cross border cattle rustling in the Sengwe and Matibi II communal lands.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*2. Hon. Sansole: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House:

i) whether the Ministry is aware that armed gangs from Zambia are invading the

Lower Zambezi Valley and driving out stolen herds of cattle from the Cheziya, Makwa and Msuna areas across the Zambezi river into Zambia; and

ii) if there are any plans to increase police patrols in these areas in order to curb

cattle rustling.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*3. Hon. Chimhini: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the

House:

i) whether it is government policy to allow audio visual material to be illegally

reproduced and sold on the market as evidenced by a memorandum dated

5/04/11 written by the Chief Staff Officer Operations to all Police Officers

Commanding Provinces: Ref: INFOR DCC"Temporary Measure: Protection of

International Films.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November 2011]

*4. Hon. Sululu: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House:

1. what action has been taken by the police to arrest violent and rowdy people who disrupted the following approved public gatherings;

a) On 20th July 2011 in Kwekwe the United States Ambassador Charles

Ray was humiliated and stopped from addressing a police cleared youth

development meeting. The youths, journalists and the public were

assaulted in full view of our police force;

b) On 23rd July, 2011 Members of Parliament, from ZANU PF and two

MDC formations, journalists and the public were assaulted again in full

view of our police force during the public hearing in the Government

Caucus on the Human Rights Commission Bill; and

ii) what measures the Ministry has put in place to avoid such embarrassing

actions from re-occurring.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*5. Hon. Chimhini : To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain to the

House:

i) Whether the police are acting within the law when they deliberately shatter

windscreens of commuter omnibuses for alleged traffic offenders when there

are other lawful ways of arresting offending motorists;

ii) The risk to other road users caused by the windscreen shattered by the

Police;

iii) The Ministry's Policy regarding vehicles with shattered windscreens

remaining on the road and

iv) Whether the Ministry has a policy for compensating vehicles with shattered

windscreens.

 

*6. Hon. Mangami: To ask the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to

inform the House:

i) what happened to building grants which used to be given to

schools; and

ii)if the same grants could be extended to primary schools.

Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*7. Hon. Mushonga: To ask the Minister of State in the President's Office to explain

to the House why the following members of the Central Intelligence

Organisation have been allowed to hold political party positions as Central

Committee Members of ZANU PF whilst they are still in full-time employment of

the state:

Tabeth Kanengoni from Mashonaland Central

Jesca Chidza from Manicaland

Lazma Humbe from Manicaland

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*8. Hon. Mushonga: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to inform to the House :

1. Why the Zimbabwe Government is refusing to handover Protais Mpiranya who was the commander of the Rwandan Army's Presidential Guards during the Rwandan Genocide and to explain

2. the government policy on genocide perpetrators in Rwanda and Ethiopia particularly those who committed rape, sexual offences including violence and murder.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*9. Hon. Mahlangu: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the

House:

i) what strides the Ministry has taken to ensure that Mpilo and Central Hospitals improve the state of health delivery system which of late has been a cause of concern for Bulawayo residents and those in surrounding areas;

ii) what the Ministry is doing to curb corruption which has seriously affected the state of delivery system in the two hospitals; and

iii) when the Ministry is going to to start building a third referral hospital for Bulawayo which it promised ten years ago since the current two hospitals Mpilo and Central are failing to cope with the increasing number of patients.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*10. Hon. Mahlangu: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the

House:

i) what the Ministry has done so far to ensure that it achieves Millennium

Development Goal 4, 5 and 6 (MDGs) which relate to reducing child mortality,

improving maternal health and combating HIV and AIDS, malaria and other

diseases by 2015;

ii) the challenges the Ministry is facing in achieving these MDGs; and

iii) what the Ministry is doing in to overcome these challenges and ensuring these

MDGs achievable by 2015.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

* 11. Hon. Jiri: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, to explain why

i) Chivhu District Hospital has no casualty department

ii) There is still a shortage of doctors.

iii ) Nharira Hospital has not been furbished and what the Ministry's plans are regarding refurbishment of this hospital and

iv ) Private health providers are charging exorbitant fees for X-rays, Blood Tests and refuse to accept Premier Medical Aid Services membership cards.

*12. Hon. D. Sibanda: To ask the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister Khupe in her capacity as the President of the Global Power Women Network Africa, to to inform the House what key interventions have been advocated for in order to ensure that women and girls are protected from HIV/AIDS infections.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*13. Hon. D. Sibanda: To ask the Hounorable Deputy Prime Minister Khupe, in her capacity as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Campaign on the Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality, to inform the House the progress that has been made in scrapping the user fees as part of the millennium development goals aimed at improving maternal health so that t mortality rate is reduced by at least 75% by the year 2015.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*14. Hon. Baloyi: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

Development to explain how the US$70 million restocking fund allocated in the

2011 financial year was distributed to the Provinces.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November 2011]

*15. Hon. Garadhi: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

Development to explain what plans the ministry has to address the Cold Storage

Commission workers' plight considering that the workers have not been paid their

salaries for some time.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

*16. Hon. Mangami: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

Development to inform the House

i) if there are any plans to build a silo in the Midlands Province and if so when

this would happen:

ii) the ratio of farmers to AREX Offices in the country: and

iii) how the Ministry intends to employ qualified officers who currently are not employed.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

*17. Hon. Garadhi: To ask the Ministry of Local Government, Urban and Rural

Development to explain the Ministry's position with regards to former Golden

Kopje Mine employees who are being evicted by Chinhoyi City Council because of

their party affiliation.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

*18. Hon. Garadhi: To ask the Ministry of Local Government, Urban and Rural

Development to explain the circumstances surrounding the reinstatement of

Chinhoyi City Council Town Clerk who was found guilty of corruption and was

fired but is still in office, purportedly because of orders from the the Ministry.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

*19. Hon. Mangami: To ask the Minister of Public Service to inform the House

i) how long one is expected to remain in an acting capacity before confirmation can be done in the Ministry of Education for example; and

ii) the relevance of the RBM in view of the current demoralisation of workers who are not rewarded for their performance.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

 

*20. Hon. Garadhi: To ask the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development to explain

the Ministry's plans regarding the rescuscitation of Alaska smelting plant whose

closure has had a negative impact on the people's lives both socially and

economically

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

*21. Hon Jiri: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain to the

House why service station operators are required to pay for various licenses for

example council, fire, environment and energy while their profits margin are as

small as $0.05 per litre.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

*22. Hon. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Finance to explain how ministries which

receive budget transfers late in November or December could utilise the budget

allocation meaningfully before the expiry of the financial year without

surrendering the funds back to treasury.

[Deferred from,Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

*23. Hon.Chimhini: To ask the Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities to

inform the House how many government houses have been constructed or

purchased by government from 1980 to date and if the Minister could give a

breakdown of the houses by Province; and

[Transferred, Wednesday 23rd November 2011]

*24. Hon. Jiri : To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to

inform the House what the Ministry's plans are regarding the maintenance of

the following roads from Nharira bridge to Sadza and Dorowa Mine.

*25. Hon. Sansole : To ask the Minister of Youth Development, indigenisation and

Empowerment to explain

i) The criteria used in the disbursement of funds under the Youth Development

Fund and

ii) to explain why, according to the list of beneficiaries published in the Herald of

6th October 2011, Matebeleland North had only 7 beneficiaries, while other

provinces such as Harare (152) Mashonaland Central (85), Mashonaland East

(70), Mashonaland West (70) Masvingo (71), Midlands (73), Bulawayo (38) and

Matebeleland South (47).

 

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