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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 10 MAY 2017 NO 62

 

 

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PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

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WEDNESDAY, 10TH MAY, 2017

 

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Quarter past two o’clock pm.

The Deputy Speaker in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Bhebhe A;

Chakona P

Chamisa N

Chasi F

Chibagu G

Chibaya A

Chidhakwa W

Chigumba C C.

Chikomba L

Chikukwa M

Chikwinya N

Chimanikire G

Chimedza P Dr

Chimwamurombe A

Chingosho C.P.M

Chinomona M M

Chiota P C

Chirisa F

Chisorochengwe T.

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chiwa D

Damasane S A.E;

Dhewa  W

Dutiro P.

Dube S

Dziva T M

Gabbuza J.G.

Gandawa G

Gangarahwe G.

Gava M

Goche N

Gonese I.T

Gumbo E.

Gwanongodza E

Guzha N.K.

Holder J

Jaboon J

Kachepa N

Kagonye P

Kanhanga E W

Karoro D

Katsiru L.

Kaundikiza M

Kazembe K

Khanye N

Khumalo T

Khupe T

Kwaramba G

Langa A

Machingura R

Mackenzie I

Madanha M

Maduza T.

Madzinga P

Mahiya M

Mahoka S

Majaya B

Majome F J

Makoni R R

Makunde T

Mandipaka O

Maondera W

Masamvu L

Mashange W

Mashonganyika D

Masiya D

Matambanadzo M

Matangira T R

Matsikenyere N

Matsunga S.

Matuke L

Mavenyengwa R

Mawere M D V

Mawere M RN S

Maziwisa P.

Mguni N.

Mhere E

Mhlanga N J

Mhona F T

Mkandla M

Mlambo W B.J;

Mlilo N.

Mliswa P.T.

Moyo E N

Moyo L

Mpala M.

Mpofu B

Mpofu R

Mpofu S

Mtingwende T

Muchenje F

Muchinguri O

Mudambo T

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudzuri E

Mufunga A

Mukanduri S T

Munochinzwa M

Musabayana D.

Mukupe T.

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F

Munochinzwa M.

Mupereri V.

Mupfumi I F

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Musundire A L

Musvaire W

Mutinhiri A

Mutomba W

Mutseyami P C

Muzondiwa E S

Ncube A

Ncube D M

Ncube G M

Ncube H

Ncube O

Ndhlovu Alice

Ndhlovu  Annastancia

Ndlovu D M;

Ndlovu M S

Nduna D

 Nguni S R

Nhema C F.D.;

Nkatazo M M

Nkomo Mail

Nkomo Malachi

Omar J.

Paradza K

Passade J

Pemhenayi B

Phiri F P

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Rungani A

Ruvai E

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Seremwe B.

Shamu W K

Shava J.

Sibanda D

Sibanda D P

Sibanda K.

Sibanda L

Sibanda M

Sindi C

Sipani – Hungwe O.

Tarusenga U  D

Thembani S Z

Tongofa M

Tshuma B

Tshuma D

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C

Vutete M

Watson N J

Zemura L

Zhou P

Zindi I

Ziyambi Z

Zwizwai M   

 

 

 

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

 

Hon. Vice President Mnangagwa E. D.

Hon. Vice President Mphoko P.

Hon Mupfumira

Hon. Mathuthu

Hon. Dokora

Hon. Made

Hon. Mphoko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

Absent with leave

 

Hon. Beremauro; Hon. Bimha; Hon. Chapfika, Hon. Chigudu; Hon. Chikuni, Hon. Chinamasa; Hon. Chiwetu; Hon. Cross; Hon. Gumbo S.; Hon. Hungwa; Hon. Kanengoni Malinga; Hon. Madondo; Hon. Madubeko; Hon. Makonya; Hon. Marumahoko; Hon. Masuku; Hon. Matienga; Hon. Mbengegwi; Hon. Dr. Mpofu O.M.; Hon. Prof. J. Moyo; Hon. Mpariwa; Ndlovu; Hon. Nhambu – Kaseke; Hon. Nyamupinga; Hon. Sansole; Hon. Dr Shumba; Hon. Sithole; Hon. Toffa; Hon. Wadyajena; Hon. Zhou.

 

 

1.                  Paper laid upon the Table-

 

The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

 

Value for Money Audit Report of the Auditor General on the Management of National Pension Scheme and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund by National Social Security Authority [by Chapter 22:18].

 

2.                  The Deputy Speaker informed the House that the Zimbabwe Parliamentarians against HIV and AIDS (ZIPAH) Executive, would hold a brief meeting on 11th May, 2017 at 1200 hours in the Government Caucus Room and that all ZIPAH Members were invited.

 

3.                  Questions without notice.

 

4.                  Questions with notice.

 

 

5.               On the motion of the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare:  The House adjourned at eight minutes to five o’clock pm.

 

M. M. CHINOMONA,

Deputy Speaker.

 

 

THURSDAY, 11TH MAY, 2017

 

NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF BILL

 

The Minister of Mines and Mining Development

 

Bill to provide for the amendment of the Mines and Minerals Act [Chapter: 21: 05]; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. - Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill, (H. B. 19, 2015).

 

           

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.                              Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Estates Administrators

Amendment Bill, (H. B. 8, 2016) (Adjourned 9th May, 2017- The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

(Day elapsed: 1)

 

Question proposed: That the Estates Administrators Amendment Bill, (H. B. 8, 2016) be now read a second time. The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

 

 

2.                              Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the National Peace and

Reconciliation Commission Bill, (H.B. 2, 2017) (Adjourned 9th May 2017Hon. Matuke).

 

(Days elapsed: 3)

 

Question proposed: That the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill, (H. B. 2, 2017), be now read the second time. – The Vice President and Minister of National Peace and Reconciliation.

 

3.         Consideration: Movable Property Security Interests Bill, (H. 7A, 2016), as amended – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

4.                  Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential speech. (Adjourned 21st

March, 2017– Hon. Matuke)

 

 [Time elapsed: 4 hours 48 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. Nyamupinga.

 

5.                  Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the State of the Nation Address (Adjourned 

2nd May 2017Hon. Matuke)

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

Question proposed: That this House conveys its profound gratitude to His Excellency, the President R.G. Mugabe for addressing a Joint Sitting of Parliament on the State of the Nation.

 

Expresses its commitment to and support for the views contained in his address; and that a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, the President, informing him of the sentiments of the House. - Hon. Simbanegavi.

 

6.                  Committee: To resume on consideration of the Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 86 of 2016: Plumtree Town Council (Clamping and Tow away By- Laws published in the Gazette during the month of September 2016- progress reported 6th December 2016)Hon. Samukange.

 

7.                  Hon. Majome

            Hon. Maondera

           

That the motion on Mandatory Stiff Sentencing for Rape and Other Gender Based Violence Crimes, which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament, be restored on the Order Paper, in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

8.                  Hon. Mpariwa

            Hon. Marumahoko

 

That this House adopts the Second Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the findings of the Auditor General on the 2010 and 2011 Accounts for the Bulawayo City Council (S. C. 1, 2017).

 

9.                  Hon. Chitindi

Hon. Gwanetsa

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on the Utilisation of the Brazilian Mechanisation Facility and Livestock Situation in Zimbabwe. (S.C.2, 2017)

 

10.              Hon. Mandipaka

Hon. Muderedzwa

 

That this House-

 

             AWARE that Zimbabwe is a peace loving nation;

 

DISTURBED by recent acts of violence and terror on innocent people by some political parties;

            

             WORRIED by vicious attacks on police officers and security agents;

 

CONCERNED by the looting and destruction of property and infrastructure in Greater Harare;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon Parliament to resolve to:

 

(a)          Strongly condemn political parties perpetrating acts of violence on our nation;

 

(b)     Calls upon the Government of Zimbabwe Republic Police to arrest all those

rowdy youths involved in acts of violence and to facilitate their prosecution; and

 

(c)     Asks the Minister of Home Affairs to make a statement on the state of affairs

with regards to recent political violence and to assure the nation of its safety

and security.

 

11.       Hon. Chamisa

Hon. D. P.  Sibanda

 

That this House:

 

NOTING the disturbing images and video footage of men and women in police    uniform beating up innocent civilians  

 

AWARE that the Police Charter rests on the settled principle of pro lege, pro patria,        pro populi (for the law, for the country, for the people)

 

WORRIED by the recent behavior and conduct of certain Police details in their    handling and beating up of demonstrating and peace loving citizens.

 

CONCERNED with human rights abuses and rule by law instead rule of law, as instigated by certain police officers or persons masquerading as Police;

 

PERTUBED that the Minister responsible for the Police or the Commissioner General have not made efforts to censure or discipline the perpetrators who violated the National Constitution.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that the bad behavior of a few bad apples among the Police are creating animosity between citizens (people of Zimbabwe) and the Police

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that His Excellency President Mugabe has publicly condemned the public who were exercising their rights without correspondingly condemning the Police for their abuse of citizen rights and that of the Constitution

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Minister of Home Affairs to:

 

(a)    Investigate the conduct of the Police and report to the Parliament;

 

(b) Issue a public apology over the untoward conduct of some of the Police

                        Officers;

 

(c) Immediately implement a training of Police on human rights as part of their

            curriculum in terms of the Constitution;

 

(d) Put in place an act of Parliament setting up an Independent Complaints

Mechanism for members of the public as contemplated by Section 210 of the National Constitution; and

 

(e)  That Parliament sets up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate into the

            conduct of such officers.

 

12.       Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

            Hon. Toffa

 

            That this House -

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that Section 18 of the Constitution provides for regional equality and states “The state must promote the fair representation of all Zimbabwe’s regions in all institutions and agencies of government at every level;

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING that Section 17 provides that “The State must promote full gender balance in Zimbabwean society, and in particular the state must promote the full participation of women in all spheres of Zimbabwean society on the basis of equality with men;

 

NOTING that both Section 18 and Section 17 place obligations on the state to take specific measures to rectify both regional and gender imbalances in society;

 

CONCERNED that the process of identifying providers of government services and government tenders are violating Section 17 and Section 18;

 

            NOW THEREFORE resolves to call upon the Executive to ensure that:

 

(a)                All processes of identifying providers of services to government are

conducted in a transparent and accountable manner.

 

(b)        Awarding of government and parastatal tenders promotes fair regional

            representation; and

 

(c)        A 30% quota of all government tenders are reserved for women.

 

13.              Hon. Chamisa

Hon. Gonese

 

            That this House-

 

            NOTING that it has been exactly one year since the disappearance of Itai Dzamara;

 

            CONSIDERING that the Minister of Home Affairs was ordered to give monthly reports on progress;

 

            PERTURBED that the Government has not been updating the Nation on progress;

 

            COGNISANT of the citizen’s constitutional right and the importance of strengthening the constitutionalism, human rights and consolidation of democracy;

 

ACKNOWLEDGES the existence of the International Convention on the Protection from Enforced Disappearances as an international human rights instrument.

 

NOW THEREFORE, Parliament calls upon the Government to:

 

(a)   Bring finality and closure to investigations leaving no stones unturned;

 

(b)      Chip in on the social welfare and support to the Dzamara family,

particularly the wife and children as restorative and rehabilitative measures;

 

(c)   Guarantee non repetition of such occurrences and giving assurance in the protection to the right to demonstrate and petition; and

 

(d)   Ensure all perpetrators of politically motivated violence are prosecuted 

      and that victims receive restorative and rehabilitative justice.

 

 

14.               Hon. Budha - Masara

Hon. Maondera

 

That this House:

 

DISTURBED by the fact that the rural livelihoods assessment indicated approximately 16% of the rural population is projected to be food insecure for the period of January to March 2016.

 

WORRIED by the fact that the nation continues to be food insecure yet small grains exhibit the potential to boost food security given their drought – tolerant nature in the event of erratic rains;

 

FURTHER WORRIED by the failure as a nation, to come up with a deliberate policy on small grains and a national strategy in recognizing the potential of small grains in achieving food security;

 

CONSCIOUS that the government has a Constitutional duty (Section 15 (c) to encourage and promote adequate and proper nutrition through mass education and other appropriate means;

 

NOW THEREFORE, this House calls upon the Executive;

 

(a)     To immediately set in motion the crafting of a comprehensive National Small Grains Policy buttressed by a National Strategy on small grains;

 

(b)     To provide innovative solutions in addressing challenges in the entire value

chain within the policy;

 

(c)     To extensively address the issue of seed unavailability and improved research on new seed varieties for small grains; and

 

(d)     To review the “Seed Act” and bring to Parliament to approve for ratification

of COMESA Seed Trade Harmonisation Regulations in order to open up new opportunities to small grain farmers.

 

 

15.              Hon. Ndebele

Hon. Maridadi

 

That this House –

 

NOTING that the process of digital migration as outlined by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has surgically changed and transformed the broadcasting industry in terms of the spectrum size and management in Zimbabwe;

           

CONCERNED that the current legislation is inadequate in its scope in addressing emerging issues resulting from this process;

 

ALSO NOTING that the Ministry of Information Media and Broadcasting has conceded and acknowledged that the Broadcasting Services Act and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act need to be amended in line with the emerging trends born out of the digital migration process and the dynamics of listenership and readership of the media products;

 

DISTURBED that despite the  provisions of the Broadcasting Services Act in  Section 61(3) which guarantee freedom of establishment of broadcasting media subject to licensing conditions that are necessary, Zimbabwe still does not have the 3-tier broadcasting system fourteen  years after the promulgation of the Act;

 

COGNISANT that the many community broadcasters are eagerly expecting invitations for license applications as evidenced by the existence of different local communities that have been awaiting that development;

 

WORRIED that Section 10 of the Act is prohibitive as it gives discretional powers to decide when to call for licenses without necessary safeguards to curb abuses that may be detrimental to some classes of licenses as is currently the case with community broadcasters;

 

AWARE that the Constitution of Zimbabwe (2013) provides for freedom of Expression, the media; and the right of access to information under section 62,

Hence the need for the revision of legislation that regulates broadcasting;

 

CONCERNED that under the Act the appointment process of the BAZ Board undermines best practices and requirement that State Licensing Authority and procedures should be independent of control by government, political or commercial interests.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that the appointment procedures and processes under the Broadcasting Services Act are not sufficiently transparent to guarantee the independence of BAZ Board and its decisions.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Executive to:

 

(a)   urgently table a Bill to comprehensively amend or repeal the Act; 

 

(b)   facilitate public participation in the processes, as outlined in regional and

                        international instruments on broadcasting; and

 

(c)       clearly state what percentage of the broadcasting fund goes to local

content production.

 

16.              Hon. Nduna

            Hon. R. Mpofu

 

            That this House -

 

NOTING with concern that at least 10 percent of the 13 million Zimbabweans have some form of disability;

 

CONCERNED that despite various awareness programmes initiated by both the

Government and non-governmental organisations, people living with disabilities are still subject to stigma and discrimination;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that there's no institutionalised deliberate inclusion strategy from primary education to tertiary level to support students with disabilities.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING the various initiatives taken by Government in post-

independence Zimbabwe to empower and improve the lot of people living with

disabilities such as the introduction of vocational training centres for people living with disabilities and the enactment of the Disabled Persons Act in 1992;

 

RECOGNISING the tax concessions extended to people living with disabilities such as the suspension of Customs Duty on certain specified motor vehicles imported by physically handicapped persons for their own use.

 

DISTURBED that such noble concessions do not extend to critical equipment such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, braille and crutches for use by people living with disabilities;

 

WORRIED that as a result of the taxes levied on wheelchairs, braille and crutches they are beyond the reach of the majority of people living with disabilities who are poor;

 

FURTHER WORRIED that sign language which caters for the deaf and dumb and Braille for the blind has not been allowed to take root from primary education level for no fee in line with section 75 of the constitution calling for education for all.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS UPON THE GOVERNMENT TO:

 

(a)    Introduce tax concessions starting from the 2017 Budget for critical

equipment such as wheelchairs, braille and crutches to ensure that they are

affordable to the majority of people living with disabilities;

 

(b)   Make sign language and Braille all inclusive and compulsory for all

institutions of learning to provide, a well-rounded education system for

people living with disabilities and needing such learning and education.

 

(c)  Urgently Harmonize our laws in line with the United Nations Conventions

of Persons Living with Disabilities and the new Constitution to improve

the lives of the affected disabled persons; and,

 

(d) Increase the allocation for disability services in the national budget to

cover the essential basic needs for all disabled people in Zimbabwe.

 

 

17.              Hon. M. S. Ndlovu

            Hon. Matangira

           

            That this House;

 

Expresses its profound shock and sorrow at the untimely death of a revolutionary par excellence on Friday 25 November, 2016, the Commandant of  the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and places on record its supreme appreciation of the sterling services rendered in support of the just struggle of the African Liberation Forces, inspiration and exemplary leadership.

 

Resolves, that its cardinal sympathy and heartfelt condolence, be conveyed to the family of the deceased and the entire peace loving people of Cuba on this sad loss.

 

18.              Hon. M. S. Ndlovu

            Hon. Mkandla

           

            That this House:

 

DISMAYED by the plight of Home owners who are bonded to accommodation at their work places in companies such as the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), Hwange Colliery, Mashava Mines, Kamativi Tin Mine and Municipalities in various towns;

 

DISTURBED that after the death of the bread winners who are the employees of such companies their dependents are not accommodated at all and cannot inherit the houses that they may have occupied for the greater part of their lives;

 

NOTING that the situation is exacerbated by lack of title deeds to the properties making even the married couples vulnerable as they cannot access such properties on the death of their spouses.

 

NOW, THEREFORE the Government is called upon to enact comprehensive legislation which protects home occupants of such companies from manipulation on the basis that they do not have title deeds to the said properties.

 

 

19.              Hon. S. Mpofu

            Hon. Seremwe

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Parliament of Zimbabwe delegation to the China International Travel Mart, held from the 11th to the 13th November, 2016.

 

 

20.              Hon. Mhlanga

            Hon. Chibaya

           

That this House takes note of the Report of the Parliament of Zimbabwe delegation to the 135th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Geneva, Switzerland, from the 23th to the 25th October, 2016.

 

21.              Hon. A. Mnangagwa

Hon. Mukwangwariwa

 

That this House takes note of the Report on the Role of the Pan African Parliament in Promoting the Free Movement of People and the African Passport.

 

22.              Hon. Mashange

Hon. Chinanzvavana

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation of the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry that attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference that was held in Marrakech, Morocco from the 7th to 18th of November 2016.

 

 

23.              Hon. Paradza

Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe delegation to the 6th International Conference by the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in support of the Palestinian Uprising, held in Teheran in Iran from the 21st to the 22nd of February, 2017.

 

24.              Hon. Nyamupinga

            Hon. Masamvu

           

            That this House -

 

CONCERNED at the plight of Women in polygamous matrimony who are denied their social status, property and conjugal rights;

 

DESIROUS to minimize the suffering of such women as the practice erodes their self-esteem and results in emotional and psychological abuse which results in broken relationships and families;

 

DSTURBED that the results of such abusive relationships fuels unwanted pregnancies and diseases which lead to untold suffering to the immediate families;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon Government to enact legislation that

 

(a)          Protects women in polygamous marriages from all forms of abuse;

 

(b)         Ensures that women are not deprived of their rights to the estate of their spouses at

the time of their deaths;

 

(c)          That the number of wives that a man may enter into marriage union with, be  limited

to a certain number; and

 

(d)         Those who pledge women into polygamous relationships be prosecuted

 

25.              Hon. Nyamupinga

            Hon. Zindi

 

            That this House expresses its heartfelt sorrow on the untimely death of an illustrious daughter of Zimbabwe, the first woman Vice Chancellor in post independent Zimbabwe, and educationist par excellence, Professor Primrose Kurasha;

 

            Celebrates the life of an icon and gender activist who advanced the rights of women in the country;

 

            Conveys its profound condolences to the family of the deceased.

 

26.              Hon. Shamu

            Hon. Ndoro

 

            That this House;

 

MINDFUL that the World Radio Day is celebrated through the bringing together of Community radio enthusiasts to share best practices, exhibit and exchange ideas among professionals of the radio industry;

 

COGNIZANT that the radio promotes the diversity of cultures and continues to play a pivotal role as it did during the days of our liberation struggle where broadcasts completely defeated enemy propaganda;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the radio is not just a means of communication but is an emotional, spiritual and physical nourishment to the generality of the population all over the world;

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING that the World Radio Day was successfully celebrated in Zimbabwe on behalf of the entire SADC Region on 13 February, 2017 under the theme “Radio is You”

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon this House to

 

(a)          Congratulate the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services,

ZBC, Star F.M., Zi F.M. and all other stakeholders for successfully

celebrating World Radio Day;

 

(b)         Applaud Government’s progressive policy which encourages 75% local

content thereby motivating promoting and empowering our local artists;

 

(c)          Embrace all modern technology that enhances digitalization.

 

27.              Hon. Nyamupinga

            Hon Chirisa

 

            That this House;

 

APPRECIATING the work done by women over the years dating as far back as days of the first Chimurenga, as clearly demonstrated by heroines of the calibre of Mbuya Nehanda;

 

DESIROUS to uphold the values and dignity of women in our day to day lives;

 

MINDFUL that women are not only the back bone of our economy, but are the role models of successful homes hence the need to give them the honour befitting of their stature;

 

Now, therefore calls upon this House to:

 

(a)    Congratulate our women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day;

 

(b)   Declare the International Women’s Day a public holiday;

 

(c)    Join hands with all other progressive forces in uplifting the status of our

women folk, who until our attainment of independence, were marginalized.

 

28.              Hon. Guzah

Hon. Paradza

 

That this House -

 

PURSUANT to the adoption of the SADC Gender Protocol on Gender Development;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Constitution of Zimbabwe envisages full participation of women in political, social and economic spheres on the basis of equality;

 

NOTING that the current mining legislation is inadequate in its scope and prescription to deal with gender parity;

 

CONCERNED, that women are incapacitated to actively engage in all mining activities;

 

DISTURBED that despite government initiatives and programmes to promote participation of women in mining the sector continues to be male dominated despite the fact that this sector is a centre piece for economic development and growth;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to:

 

(a)    Introduce quota systems that obligate mining companies to incorporate

  women in their system;

 

(b)   Provide support through training, educational grants and workshops as a

strategy to capacitate women in the mining sector;

 

(c)    Engage in awareness campaigns through the media and affirmative action

groups.

 

29.              Hon. Guzah

Hon. Paradza

 

That this House-

 

Noting that the country has a soaring unemployment rate of over 85%;

 

MINDFUL that despite the enactment of Statutory Instrument No. 66 of 2013, indigenous people continue to be side lined by foreigners who get preferential treatment in reserved spheres of the economy;

 

CONCERNED that there is no monitoring and evaluation mechanism to ensure businesses are compliant with the indigenization law which deals with matters of investment;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING the initiatives taken by the state to ensure compliance with the law;

 

DISTURBED that notwithstanding the Statutory Instrument No. 66 of 2013 new companies and firms have entered the reserved areas without due regard for the requirements that are applicable in these areas;

 

COGNISANT that the reserved areas are less capital intensive for the indigenous Zimbabweans to penetrate, contribute and benefit from the business economy.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to

 

(a)    Establish a task force to monitor, evaluate and follow up on non-compliance

and prosecute offenders;

 

(b)   Train and sensitise the indigenous business people to be conversant with the

business environmental laws; and

 

(c)    Hold awareness symposiums with a view to encouraging the citizens to tap

into the reserved areas so that they fully benefit from available resources.

 

30.              Hon. Maridadi

Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

 

That this House

 

NOTING that Zimbabwe is a signatory of the SADC Protocol on Industrialisation and has acceded to the Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2063;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING industrialisation as a champion of economic, technological

and social transformation;

 

REALISING that Zimbabwe is endowed with abundant and diverse natural resources as well as world class human capital;

 

WORRIED that Zimbabwe is an exporter of raw materials and primary goods;

 

NOTING that the industrialisation strategy aims at reversing this trend in order to achieve sustainable development for the country through value addition and beneficiation of our products and thus increase returns from the export of our natural resources; and

 

CONCERNED that the manufacturing sector is suffering as a result of imports that find their way on the local market in contravention of Statutory Instruments that prohibit the importation of such ready-made goods;

 

NOW THEREFORE resolves that this House calls upon Government to take deliberate steps to:

 

(a)    To domesticate the SADC Protocol on Industrialisation;

 

(b)   Craft and implement a value addition and beneficiation policy in line with the

SADC Protocol on Industrialisation; and

 

(c)    Enforce statutory instruments that prohibit the importation of goods that do

not require value addition locally.

 

31.              Hon. Mlilo

Hon. Mpala

 

That this House;

 

MINDFUL that Section 35 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for, on citizenship by birth, descent or registration;

 

AWARE that Zimbabwean citizens are entitled to the rights, privileges and benefits of citizenship and are equally also to the duties and obligations of citizenship;

 

COGNISANT that provisions of the Constitution entitle citizens to dual citizenship, which they easily circumvent nationally obligations such as National Service and the evasion of taxation by simply raising foreign nationality in such circumstances and yet benefit from the protection, travel documents and any other primary documents whenever it suits them;

 

DISTURBED dual citizenship can be abused;

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon:

 

(a)    The Executive to put in place a law regulating dual citizenship by descent and

registration; and

 

(b)   The Registrar General to explain to citizens the benefits of obligations of acquiring

citizenship.

 

32.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Land, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on Cotton Sector Production (Reinstated 2nd May, 2017-Hon. Chitindi)

 

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Land, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on Cotton Sector Production (S. C. 16, 2015- Hon. Chitindi.

 

33.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on the operations of the Agriculture and Rural Development Authority (ARDA) and Cold Storage Company (C. S. C.) (Reinstated 2ndMay, 2017- Hon. Chitindi).

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on the operations of the Agriculture and Rural Development Authority (ARDA) and Cold Storage Company (C. S. C.) (S. C. 3, 2016) - Hon. Chitindi.

 

34.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the Consolidation of Diamond Mining Companies (S. C. 9, 2017). (Adjourned 2nd May, 2017- Hon. Matuke).

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on the operations of the Agriculture and Rural Development Authority (ARDA) and Cold Storage Company (C. S. C.) (S. C. 3, 2016) - Hon. Dr. Shumba.

 

 

 

35.              Adjourned debate on motion on the closed Shabani – Mashava Mines (SMM) (Adjourned 12th April, 2017 –Hon. Matuke).

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question proposed: That this House:

 

RECALLING that the Shabani – Mashava Mines (SMM) closed more than 15 year ago and prejudiced over two thousand employees due to non-payment of salaries and wages, poor service delivery as well as deteriorating living standards as a result of poor maintenance of basic facilities such as sanitation, sewer and water reticulation system, roads and infrastructure among others;

 

NOTING that the credit status of the company has been getting worse since the closure of the mine;

 

COGNISANT that the company was a big contributor to the economy and that it is deteriorating;

 

CONCERNED at the consequences of not been reopened

 

WORRIED that the workers may never get what is due to them and also that the prospects of the re – opening of the mine may never dawn;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves that:

 

(a)    Through the government, a board be set to run the affairs of the Mines

through a properly structured administration;

 

(b)  The board secures a new investor to resuscitate the Mines and that it be

revived in line with dictates of the ZIMASSET Blueprint;

 

(c)  The welfare of the Mining community and the workers of these mines be

     improved.

 

(d)  The flagship of the town be raised- Hon. Holder.

 

36.              Adjourned debate on motion on the State of Harare and other urban roads (Adjourned 28th March, 2017 –Hon. Matuke.).

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

            Question proposed: That this House;

 

CONCERNED that the state of the capital city Harare’s and other urban roads are in an appallingly dilapidated state that is not only car-worthy but is hazardous to life, limb and property.

RECALLING that the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) took over from Harare City Council and other municipalities the collection of termly vehicle licensing fees, 10% of which revenue would be retained by municipalities for road maintenance.

FURTHER recalling that municipalities were able to fund the maintenance of roads then, but disconcerted that the state of municipal roads deteriorated steadily since ZINARA took over the revenue collection, and even more sharply in the last four years.

CONCERNED that ZINARA fails to disburse to Harare City Council sufficient money to maintain roads, despite the bulk of the nation’s vehicle fleet being domiciled in Harare.

FURTHER disturbed by the lack of transparency, inequity in disbursement and misappropriation of revenues from motorists by ZINARA, which is not in the national interest, as exemplified by the recent purchase of snow ploughs.

AFFIRMING and encouraged by the imperative in Section 264(f) of the Constitution to ‘transfer responsibilities and resources from national government in order to establish a sound financial base for each provincial council and local authority’ and

MANDATED by the duty of Parliament in Section 119(2) of the Constitution to, ‘ensure that the provisions of this Constitution are upheld and that the State and all its institutions and agencies of government at every level act constitutionally and in the national interest

NOW THEREFORE this house resolves that;

(a)  ZINARA ceases to collect termly motor vehicle licence fees thereby restoring that function to Harare City Council and all other respective municipalities and local authorities.

(b)  Harare City Council and the respective municipalities and other local authorities

retain 100% of the resultant revenues from termly motor vehicle licences and suspend remittances to ZINARA until all their roads are in a demonstrably recovered state.

(c)  ZINARA disburses to Harare City Council by July 2017 all the arrears it had

undertaken to pay, and by December 2017 to all other local authorities.

(d)  ZINARA accounts be audited for the past 5 years for its revenues and comparative

disbursements to local authorities and its expenditure, and such audit be tabled to the Public Accounts Committee. – Hon. Majome

 

37.              Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Inquiry into the Aviation Industry in Zimbabwe (S. C. 3, 2017). (Adjourned 28th March 2017- Hon. Matuke.)

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

Question proposed: That this House adopts the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the enquiry into the Aviation Industry in Zimbabwe (S. C. 3, 2017).- Hon. Nduna.

 

38.              Resumption of debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on  Defence, Home Affairs  and Security  Services on Service Delivery by the Registrar General’s Department (Interrupted 21st February, 2017)

[Days elapsed: 13]

 

Question proposed:That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on  Defence, Home Affairs  and Security  Services on Service Delivery by the Registrar General’s Department (S.C. 18, 2016)- Hon. A. Mnangagwa

 

39.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Familiarisation Tour of Victoria Falls and Harare Airports and the Plumtree-Mutare Road Project. (Adjourned 21st March 2017- Hon. Matuke)

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

Question proposed: That this House adopts the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Familiarisation Tour of Victoria Falls and Harare Airports and the Plumtree-Mutare Road Project (S.C. 25, 2016)- Hon. Nduna.

 

40.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on the Deployment, Roles and Responsibilities of the Village Health Workers/ City Health Promoters in the Provision of Primary Health Care in Zimbabwe, (S. C. 21, 2016) (Adjourned 16th March 2017The Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises Development and Cooperative Development).

 

[Days elapsed: 15]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on the Deployment, Roles and Responsibilities of the Village Health Workers/ City Health Promoters in the Provision of Primary Health Care in Zimbabwe (S. C. 21, 2016))- Hon. Dr. Chimedza.

 

41.              Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (Reinstated 1st December, 2016 Hon Nduna).

 

[Days elapsed: 56]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructure Development on the Operations of the National Railways of Zimbabwe, (S.C. 21, 2015)- Hon. Nduna.

 

42.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the Immigration Department at the Forbes Border Post (S.C 20, 2015). (Reinstated 28th February, 2017 – Hon. Chiwetu)

 

[Days elapsed: 57]

           

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the  Portfolio Committee on Defence , Home Affairs and Security Services on the Immigration Department at the Forbes  Border  Posts (S.C 20, 2015) Hon. C.C  Sibanda

 

43.              Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the Attempted Jail Break from Chikurubi Maximum Prison (S.C. 22, 2015) (Reinstated 28th February, 2017- Hon. Chiwetu).

 

[Days elapsed: 49]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the Attempted Jail Break from Chikurubi Maximum Prison (S.C. 22, 2015) Hon. Chiwetu

 

 

44.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development on Service Delivery by Local Authorities. (Adjourned 5th April, 2017Hon. Rungani)

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development on Service Delivery by Local Authorities. (S.C. 23, 2016)-Hon. Zindi.

 

45.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Local Government, Rural and Urban Development on Service Delivery by City of   Harare (S. C. 5, 2015). (Reinstated12thApril, 2017- Hon. Zindi)

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development on Service Delivery by City of Harare (S. C. 5, 2015).) - Hon. Zindi.

 

46.              Adjourned debate on motion on conditions in Zimbabwe’s prisons (Reinstated 28th February, 2017Hon. Musundire).

 

[Days elapsed: 17]

Question proposed: That this House –

 

AWARE of the important role played by the prison services in correcting behaviour and rehabilitation of offenders;

 

NOTING the high unemployment rate which results in people resorting to criminal activities;

 

CONCERNED that the living conditions in Zimbabwe’s prisons do not meet the minimum international standards;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the riotous situation that prevailed at Chikurubi Maximum Prison on the 13th of March 2015 which resulted in the loss of life.

 

SHOCKED by the deterioration of prison infrastructure for projects that used to generate food for the prisoners;

 

APPALLED by the lack of alternative prison system facilities in Zimbabwe to decongest Zimbabwean prisons.

 

NOW THEREFORE resolve that the Executive must;

 

(a)    Improve the diet in all prisons so that it meets the minimum international

standards.

 

(b)   Expand open prison system to decongest prisons.

 

Further resolves that Parliament must direct the respective Portfolio and Thematic Committees to inquire into the disturbances that transpired on the 13th of March 2015 at Chikurubi Maximum Prison – Hon. Musundire.

           

47.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services on the Mobile Telecommunications Sector in Zimbabwe.(Reinstated 28th February, 2017-Hon. Chamisa.)

 

[Days elapsed: 31]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services on the Mobile Telecommunications Sector in Zimbabwe. (S.C. 7, 2016).-Hon. Chamisa.

           

48.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the findings by the Auditor General on the 2014 and 2015 Appropriation Accounts for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Funds Accounts under its purview. (S.C. 24, 2016). (Adjourned 20th, December 2016- Minister of Finance and Economic Development).

 

[Days elapsed: 30]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the findings by the Auditor General on the 2014 and 2015 Appropriation Accounts for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Funds Accounts under its purview. (S.C. 24, 2016). - Hon. Mpariwa.

 

49.              Adjourned debate on motion on the Draft SADC Model Law (Adjourned 29th November 2016 – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development).

 

[Days elapsed: 35]

Question proposed: That this House –

 

 

NOTING the unanimous adoption of the SADC Model Law on eradicating Child Marriage and Protecting Those Already in Marriage at the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC PF in Ezulwini, Swaziland on the 3rd of June 2016;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Model Law addresses all the issues and matters related to, and incidental to rights and concepts relating to the Child, prohibition of child betrothal and marriage, as well as measures and interventions to mitigating the effects of child marriage, offences and enforcement;

 

RECOGNISING that the Draft Model Law can be adopted with minimal changes to constitute a holistic, comprehensive and all –embracing legislation dealing with the subject matter,

 

DESIROUS that child marriages must be ended as a matter of urgency.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to forthwith introduce this Model Law to Parliament so that it becomes part of Zimbabwean law with suitable changes. – Hon. Gonese.

 

50.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment on Marange-Zimunya

Community Share Ownership Trust. (Adjourned 24th October, 2016 –Hon. Matuke).

 

[Days elapsed: 36]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment on Marange- Zimunya Community Share Ownership Trust (S.C. 22, 2016). – Hon. Wadyajena.

 

51.              Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on the examination of the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) Value for Money Audit Report. (S.C. 1, 2015). (Reinstated 1st December, 2016 - Hon. Mpariwa)

 

[Days elapsed: 72]

           

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Accounts on the examination of the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) Value for Money Audit Report and Audited Accounts for the Financial years ended March 2011/ 2012, 2012/ 2013 and 2013/ 2014. (S.C.1, 2015). Hon. Mpariwa

 

52.              Adjourned debate on motion on the prohibitive cost of blood in both public and private hospitals (Reinstated 1st December, 2016 –Hon. Nduna).

 

[Days elapsed: 48]

 

            Question proposed: That this House;

 

            COGNISANT that due to the prevailing economic challenges and high levels of      unemployment the vast majority of Zimbabweans have very limited disposable   income;

 

            AWARE that Section 76 of the Constitution makes access to health care a fundamental and inalienable right of every Zimbabwean and obliges the State to ensure that no person is refused emergency medical treatment in any health-care institution;

 

            ALARMED at the prohibitive cost of blood in both public and private hospitals with a pint going for USD 140 on average which has made access to blood a preserve of the rich;

 

            CONCERNED that the majority of Zimbabweans who require blood transfusions, particularly in district hospitals and clinics, are succumbing to avoidable deaths owing to their inability to afford blood;

 

            FURTHER CONCERNED that though emergency medical treatment is a fundamental human right, health institutions are refusing to give needy patients’ blood without prior payment yet the cost is beyond the reach of many;

 

            DISTRESSED that blood transfusion in district hospitals and clinics is only available for expecting mothers and is not extended to victims of accidents and         trauma who account for 35% of the national blood requirements;

 

            MINDFUL that blood distribution by the National Blood Service Zimbabwe in 2014 marginally increased by 0.7% primarily due to depressed demand owing to the harsh economic conditions;

 

            DISTURBED that the price of blood in Zimbabwe does not compare favourably with the price of blood regionally;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, call upon the Executive to:

 

(a)        Subsidize the cost of blood to save lives by ensuring that it is available for all needy patients at private and public hospitals;

(b)        To de-centralise the blood bank by establishing a blood bank at all district hospitals and clinics;

(c)        To raise awareness on the importance of donating blood particularly among adults who account for only 20% of the national blood donations yet use 80% of the blood so donated- Hon. Nduna.

 

53.       Committee of Supply.

 

 

TUESDAY, 16TH MAY, 2017

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

 

Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill,(H.B. 1, 2017) (Adjourned 9th May, 2017- The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

(Day elapsed: 1)

 

Question proposed: That the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill,(H.B. 1, 2017) be now read a second time. The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 17TH MAY, 2017

 

           QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

t    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*           QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1.       Hon. Kanhanga:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development  to explain to the House the recourse that may be taken by farmers who have not benefitted from the proceeds that were put towards the purchase of Treasury Bills since 2007.

[Deferred from 15th March, 2017]

*2.       Hon. Chikomba:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain the policy regarding debt takeover of strategic companies such as David Whitehead Textiles.

[Deferred from 22nd March, 2017]

*3.       Hon. Chirisa:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development what steps the Ministry is taking over the issue of refusal by multi-choice (DSTV) Zimbabwe to accept bond noted from customers for their monthly subscriptions.

 

[Deferred from 29th March, 2017]

*4.       Hon. Majome:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development:

(a)    To state when the loan agreement that gave rise to the $200 million Africa Import Export Bank ‘facility’ for the bond notes was concluded;

 

(b)   To indicate whether or not its terms were published in the Government Gazette; and whether or not this was done in 60days in terms of Section 300 (3) of the Constitution; and to explain the terms of the said parent loan agreement.

 

(c)    To indicate whether or not the loan agreement that gave rise to the facility was referred to Parliament in terms of Section 327 (3) of the Constitution; and whether  or not it was referred to the relevant Portfolio Committee in terms of the Standing Orders.  If not when will it be so referred.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*5.       Hon.  Majome: To ask the Minister of Finance to inform the House when Treasury will release funds for payment to Mr Gogfrey Ticharwa Vambe for his five tonnes of ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer that he bought in 2008 from the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depot in Harare under the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Input Scheme.

 

Deferred from 10th May, 2017]

*6.       Hon. Mnangagwa  A.: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain the policy that compels the business people in retailer shops, wholesales and others to bank their daily takings  from sales with the banks in order to ease the financial cash shortages the country is currently faced with.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*7.       Hon. Moyo L.:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development of Culture and Heritage to inform the house, what steps the Ministry is taking to rehabilitate the Manyuchi bridge below Manyuchi Dam and the Chipwe bridges in Maranda Area which link Mberengwa, Mwenezi and Beitbridge in Matabeleland South.

[Transferred from 10th May, 2017]

*8.       Hon. Majome:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House when the Ministry would replace the one and only Gas Chromatograph machine which packed up in 2004, in view of the fact that this is affecting forensic pathology in public hospitals.

 

[Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

 

*9.       Hon. Kwaramba:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House of the measures that government has put in place to ensure that people living with disabilities have access to relevant information in pictorial and braille formats as a way of disseminating information on HIV voluntary testing, treatment and condom use in view of the fact that these people are usually left out.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*10.     Hon. Kwaramba:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain the government position as regards the formulation  and implementation of user friendly disability policies and to also give statistics on the numbers of HIV positive people living with disabilities.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*11.     Hon. Chiwa:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to inform the House how long it would take the Ministry to resolve cases of corruption, mismanagement and fraud which were raised by the residents association and stakeholders in Chiredzi Town given that reports of such cases were also confirmed by the Nhamo led investigation team as well as the Auditor General.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*12.     Hon. Chiwa:  To ask the Minster of Local Government Public Works and National Housing to explain the challenges faced by the Chiredzi Town Council which have resulted in its failure to provide sewer and road services in Makondo Extension Ward 8, despite the fact that residents paid up the full value of their stands seven years ago.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*13.     Hon. Chiwa:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state whether it is now standard practice for residents of high density suburbs to use septic tanks as a sewer reticulation system as is the case in Ward 7, Chiredzi Town Council; and to further elaborate how the town council would account for service fees paid by the same residents.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*14.     Hon. Majome:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development:

(a)    To explain to the House why Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings flighted an advertisement in The Herald on 14 December, 2016 to congratulate the President of Zimbabwe for successfully hosting his annual ZANU PF political party conference on 14 – 18 December, 2016 despite Section 196(3)(a) of the Constitution’s requirements of public officers’ objectivity and impartiality;

(b)  To state the cost of advertisement;

(c)  To state the benefit of the advertisement to electricity consumers;

(d)To inform the House whether as to or not the advertisement was budgeted for and for how much; and

 

(e)  To indicate to the House whether or not ZESA will also flight advertisements

to congratulate other political parties such as MDC – T and MDC for holding  events. 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*15.     Hon. Gangarahwe:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House when the Rural Electrification Agency would electrify Muzavazi Secondary School in Ward 27 and Mavhudzi Secondary School in Ward 8,  Mhondoro -  Mubaira Constituency.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*16.     Hon.  Saruwaka:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House when electricity would be connected at Jumbe Primary School in Ward 10 in the Mutasa Rural District Council, considering that the school had a transformer installed and electrified in July 2016 by Rural Electricity Agency (REA) while connection fees were paid for the teachers houses and the administration block in October 2016.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*17.     Hon.  Saruwaka:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain to the House when the transformer at Fatima Primary School in Ward 12 of Mutasa Rural District Council, which broke down in mid-2016 thereby negatively impacting on the activities of this institution.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*18.     Hon. Gangarahwe:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House the progress made in electrification of Mavhudzi and Nyamweda Primary Schools as per the assurance made by the Minister that the exercise would have been done by the end of March 2017.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*19.     Hon. Mnangagwa  A.:  To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development to inform the House what plans the Ministry has in place to groom women on etiquette, requisite interview attire outfit for them to be employable.

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*20.     Hon. Chiwa:  To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement

(a)    To explain how the ministry would manage the double allocations of farms in cases where original owners who were once evicted from the farms have since been given permission to return to their original farms which are already occupied following the administrative Court’s ruling that the Minister does not have powers to withdraw offer letters.

 

(b)   Further explain to the House what other pieces of land such farmers are entitled to, considering that this is now a second withdrawal.

 

(c)    To explain how the government would manage the investors’ confidence as the administrative Court Ruling would effectively reverse the Agreement and Investment Surety that was reached at the Bi – National Conference between Zimbabwe and South Africa in November, 2016.

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*21.     Hon. Chihwa:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House what steps the Ministry is taking to recover the Zimbabwe National Road Administration Funds that were paid to the contractor for road resurfacing project in Lion Drive, Chiredzi Town, considering that the road collapsed within two weeks after commissioning.

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*22.     Hon. Gangarahwe:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to indicate when the Ministry would construct Mupfure, Nyagambu, Dzumbunu and Marirangwe bridges along skyline road in Mhondoro – Mubaira Constituency which have been rendered impassable by the heavy rains received this year and in view of the fact that it was indicated in January, 2017 that they would be reconstructed under emergency funding and that a team of engineers from the ministry has already been sent to assess Mupfure and Nyagambu bridges and a Bill of Quantities.

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*23.     Hon. Gangarahwe:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when  road construction  under the Ministry in Mhondoro – Mubaira Constituency would resume considering thatthe re – grading exercise was interrupted by the heavy rains in February 2017 which further worsened the state of the roads.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

*24.     Hon. Kwaramba:  To ask the Minister of Environment Water and Climate to inform the House

 

(a)    What measures the Government is taking to resolve the conflict between Karoi Communities and a Chinese contractor who is extracting sand from the Badze River resulting in environmental degradation and siltation of the river.

 

(b)   What legal provision are by the Chinese Contract in those operations given the fact that the Mines and Minerals Act only allows the mining operations on a Joint Venture Agreement with government.

 

Deferred from 3rd May, 2017]

 

           

 

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