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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 11 MAY 2016 NO 57

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No. 57

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

 

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ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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THIRD SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

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WEDNESDAY, 11TH MAY, 2016

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Quarter past two o’clock pm.

The Speaker in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Banda T;

Beremauro G;

Bunjira R

Chakona P

Chamisa N

Chasi F

Chibagu G

Chibaya A

Chidhakwa S

Chidhakwa W

Chigudu M

Chigumba C C.

Chikomba L

Chikukwa M

Chikuni E

Chimedza P Dr

Chimwamurombe A

Chinamasa P

Chingosho C.P.M

Chinomona M M

Chinotimba J

Chiota P C

Chipanga K

Chitindi C

Chitura L

Chivamba K

Chiwa D

Cross E G

Dhewa  W

Dube S

Dube T.J

Dziva T M

Gabbuza J.G.

Gandawa G

Gangarahwa G.

Gava M

Gezi T

Gumbo E.

Gumbo J.M

Gumbo S

Gwanetsa K K

Gwanongodza E

Guzha N.K.

Haritatos P

Hungwa  G

Hungwe O.S.

Jaboon J

Kachepa N

Kadungure D A

Kagonye P

Karoro D

Katsiru L.

Kaundikiza M

Kazembe K

Khanye N

Khumalo M

Kuruneri C

Kwaramba G

Labode M R

Mabuwa C

Machingura R

Mackenzie I

Madanha M

Maduza T.

Madondo T

Madubeko J

Madzinga P

Mahiya M

Mahoka S

Majaya B

Majome F J

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Makunde T

Makweya M

Mandiwanzira S C

Mangami D

Mangwende S

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Maridadi J

Masamvu L

Masiya D

Masuku P

Matambanadzo M

Matangaidze T

Matangira T R

Mataruse P

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matiza B J

Matsunga S.

Matuke L

Mavima P

Mawere M D V

Mawere M RN S

Mguni N.

Mhere E

Mhlanga N J

Mhona F T

Mkandla M

Mlambo W B.J;

Mlilo N.

Moyo F

Mpala M.

Mpariwa P

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M

Mpofu R

Mpofu S

Mtingwende T

Muchenje M S

Muchinguri O

Mudambo T

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudzuri E

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A

Mugidho M.

Munochinzwa M

Musabayana D.

Mukupe T.

Munengami F

Munochinzwa M.

Mupfumi I F

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Musundire A L

Musvaire W

Mutezo M

Mutomba W

Muzenda T M

Muzondiwa E S

Ncube D M

Ncube G M

Ncube H

Ncube O

Ncube S

Ndebele A

Ndhlovu Alice

Ndlovu D M;

Ndlovu M S

Ndlovu N

Ndoro L F

Nduna D

 Nguni S R

Nhambu B.

Nhema C F.D.;

Nkatazo M M

Nkomo Mail

Nyamupinga B B

Nyanhongo M

Nyere C

Paradza K

Passade J

Pedzisai I

Phiri F P

Porusingazi E

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Samkange J T

Sansole T W

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Savanhu T

Seremwe B.

Shamu W K

Shava J.

Shongedza E

Shumba K D

Sibanda D P

Sibanda K.

Sibanda L

Sibanda M

Sibanda Z

Sithole G K

Simbanegavi Y

Sindi C

Thembani S Z

Tshuma B

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C

Undenge S

Uta K.

Wadyajena J M

Watson N J

Zemura L

Zvidzai S

Zwizwai M   

 

 

 

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

 

Hon Sen. Mathuthu T.

Hon Mnangagwa E.D.

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

           

 

Absent with leave

Hon Tarusenga; Hon Chitembwe; Hon Damasane; Hon Chapfika

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that Parliament had engaged consultants to conduct

baseline surveys. He requested Hon. Members to cooperate by completing the questionnaires and returning them to the Secretariat.

 

  1. The Speaker also informed the House of the following changes to the membership of Committees :
  • J. Makonya had moved from the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Development; and

 

  • T. Banda had moved from the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development.

 

  1. The Speaker recognised the presence, in the Speaker’s gallery, of students from the

            Christian College of Southern Africa.

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Questions with notice.

 

  1. The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved: That Notices of Motions Nos. 1 to 20 and Orders of the Day Nos. 21 to 43, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 44 has been disposed of.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Special Economic Zones Bill, (H.B. 15, 2015) (Adjourned 3rd May, 2016Minister of State in the Vice President Mphoko’s Office).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

            Question again proposed: That the Special Economic Zones Bill, (H.B. 15, 2015) be now read for the second time- The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

            Bill read a second time. Committee- tomorrow.

 

 

  1. Second Reading: Public Finance Management Amendment Bill, (H. B. 14, 2015) - The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

            Bill read a second time. Committee- tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Finance and Economic Development: The House adjourned at five minutes to six o’clock pm.

 

 

 

HON. ADVOCATE J. F. MUDENDA,

                                                                                                   Speaker.    

                              

 

 

THURSDAY 12TH MAY 2016

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

 

  1. Committee: Public Finance Management Amendment Bill, (H. B. 14, 2015)  - The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

  1. Committee: Special Economic Zones Bill, (H.B. 15, 2015) - The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

(See Notice of Amendments)

 

  1. Second Reading: Pan-African Minerals University of Science and Technology Bill, (H. B. 10, 2015) - The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development.

 

  1. Second Reading: Minerals Exploration and Marketing Corporation Bill, (H. B. 11, 2015) - The Minister of Mines and Mining Development.

 

  1. Committee: Consideration of an adverse report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 24 of 2016: Insurance (Amendment)

Regulations, 2016 (No. 18) - Hon. Samkange.

 

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

14th April, 2016 Hon. Rungani).

                                            

  • [Time elapsed: 13 hours 11minutes]

 

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. Mutomba.

 

  1.  Hon. Dr. Mukanduri

            Hon. Zwizwai

           

That this House takes note of the Report of the Election Observation Mission to the 2015 Tanzania General Elections from 18 to 29 October 2015.

 

 

  1.      Hon. Majome

Hon. Mawere Mubvumbi

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the State of Preparedness of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to hold Elections. (S. C. 17, 2015).

 

  1. Hon. Nduna

            Hon.Dr. Labode

 

            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.

 

  1. Hon. Dr. Mataruse

            Hon. Machingura

           

            That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development on Harnessing Biotechnology for Socio-Economic Development  (S. C. 1, 2016).

           

  1. Hon. N. Mguni

Hon. Dr. Chimedza

 

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on the Implementation of the Targeted Approach Programme in Mission Hospitals (S. C. 4, 2016).

 

  1. Hon. Nduna

            Hon. Musanhi

 

            That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of Air Zimbabwe (S.C. 5, 2016).

 

  1. Hon. Mashange

            Hon. Saruwaka

 

            That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris, France from 29th November to 12th December 2015.    

 

  1. Hon. Chamisa

            Hon. Chakona

 

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)

 

 

  1. Hon. Mpariwa

            Hon. T. Madondo

 

            That this House takes notes and adopts the Second Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Analysis of the Findings of the Auditor General on the 2013 Appropriations Funds and State Enterprises and Parastatals Accounts. (S. C. 6, 2016)

 

 

  1. Hon. Kwaramba

            Hon. Mpariwa

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the Administration of the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) (S. C. 2, 2016).

 

  1. Hon. Maridadi

            Hon. A. Ndebele

 

            That this House:

 

NOTING that when setting out the legislative agenda during the official opening of the 3rd session of the 7th Parliament on July 14, 2010, His Excellency, the President, stated that Media Practitioners Bill which would repeal part of the           Access to

Information and Protection of Privacy Act which deals with the registration of journalists and privacy issues would be tabled in Parliament;

 

            WORRIED that six years on, Executive has not responded to the call;

 

FURTHER WORRIED that AIPPA is in violation of some provisions of the new Constitution in particular section 61 (1) (a), (b) and (c);

 

CONCERNED that by not tabling the Bill, the Executive is violating its crucial    role of  preparing and initiating legislation as provided for in Section 110 (3) (c) of     the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 

            FURTHER CONCERNED that failure to table the Bill is an abrogation of          constitutional responsibilities of the Executive as outlined under Section 110(3)    (c).  

 

            NOW THEREFORE calls upon the Executive to urgently table the Bill to           repeal the offending provisions of AIPPA.

 

 

  1. Hon. D. Sibanda

            Hon. Gonese

 

            That this House;

 

NOTING that children's rights are adequately covered in the New Constitution and include inter alia-

(a)   the right to a name; and

(b)   The right to the prompt provision of a birth certificate.

 

            CONCERNED that children face a plethora of problems, in particular those with     single parents or who have lost both parents, in accessing the relevant documents.

FURTHER CONCERNED that children face a multitude of difficulties, particularly the girl child, which include sexual abuse and exploitation.

 

            WORRIED that these issues have not received adequate remedial measures.

            NOW THEREFORE this House calls upon the relevant Ministries to put in place:

 

  • appropriate mechanisms to resolve the problems faced by children and, in particular, to synchronise the issuance of identity documents at all health centres by the Ministry of Home Affairs, at the time of birth; and
  • measures to address issues of sexual abuse and exploitation of children as matter of urgency.

 

  1. Hon. Chirisa

Hon. Makonya

 

That this House:

 

NOTING THAT this is the month to commemorate the International Women’s day (8th March);

 

ALARMED THAT Violence Against Women (VAW) is on the increase;

 

WORRIED that women are the most affected by the climate change, energy and water shortages;

 

FURTHER WORRIED that the women are the most affected by and bear most the consequences of the economic and social challenges;

 

CONCERNED that the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development is not adequately financed;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that the following ratified Regional and International Instruments and Protocols have not been domesticated:

 

  • The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination

Against Women (CEDAW);

  • The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on

the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol);

(c)   SADC Protocol on Gender and Development;

(d)   International Covenant on Civil and Political rights; and

  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Executive to urgently domesticate the afore- stated Regional and International Instruments and Protocols.

 

  1. 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:

 

  • Bring finality and closure to investigations leaving no stones unturned;

 

  • Chip in on the social welfare and support to the Dzamara family, particularly

the wife and children as restorative and rehabilitative measures;

 

  • Guarantee non repetition of such occurrences and giving assurance in the

      protection to the right to demonstrate and petition; and

 

  • Ensure all perpetrators of politically motivated violence are prosecuted and that

victims receive restorative and rehabilitative justice.

 

  1. Hon. B. Tshuma

            Hon. Gabbuza

 

            That this House:

 

DEVASTATED by the clear and evident failure and dereliction of duty by the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development to effectively exercise ownership rights vested in the government’s majority stake in Hwange Colliery Company Limited,

 

COMPLETELY WORRIED that this has led to the precipitous and absolute collapse of the Hwange Colliery Company Limited;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Executive, in liaison with fellow shareholders             of Hwange Colliery Company Limited;

 

            To pay, with immediate effect, each and every employee of the company all his or   her wages, wages of which have been unpaid and remain outstanding for 30 or so             consecutive months

 

Institute a thorough forensic audit of the company’s affairs and prosecute individually or jointly and severally all the company officials liable for wrong doing.

 

 

            Urgently take emergency measures to rescue the company from imminent winding up as a failed corporation by putting in place an effective management team and    board of directors.

 

Serious consider setting up a professional body to manage investment of public funds in corporations like Hwange Colliery Company, instead of leaving such responsibility to fortuitous ministerial appointees.

 

  1. Hon. Nduna

            Hon. Khupe

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe delegation to the Fourth International Parliamentary Forum on the Role of Parliaments in Ensuring International Security in Contemporary Conditions, held in Moscow, Russia on the 1st October 2015 and the Sixth Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 6th to 8th October 2015. 

 

 

  1. Hon. A. Mnangagwa

            Hon. Rungani

 

            That this House  takes note of the Report of the African Union Observation Mission to Congo          – Brazzaville Presidential Elections held on 20th March 2016.

 

  1. Hon. Majome

            Hon. Maondera

 

            That this House -

            RECALLING THAT on 5 February 2014 I moved a motion for stiff mandatory    sentences for rape and other gender based violence crimes, scientific investigation of   rape and the implementation of the National Gender Based Violence Strategy.

            DISMAYED that only the Ministers of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and         Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development responded to the motion, while      the Ministers of 1) Health and Child Care, 2) Home Affairs, 3) Finance and Economic            Development and 4) Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology   Development did not respond to the motion, causing me to move to re-instate it on the           Order Paper upon its lapse with the prorogation of 2 sessions.

            NOTING THAT the 16 days of activism against gender based violence began on 25         November and ended on 10 December 2015, the International Human Rights Day      whose theme was ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education     safe for all’;

            STILL DISTURBED by the high rate of gender based violence in Zimbabwe, i.e. against women and girls who have been raped from 2013-2015;

            STILL CONCERNED by the low rate of apprehension, conviction and sentencing of       perpetrators of gender based violence;

            STILL CONCERNED by the absence and lack of crime forensic experts in Zimbabwe,    as well as the lack of forensic rape investigation kits;

            COGNISANT that at the launch of the 16 days of activism campaign of 2012       government launched the National Gender Based Violence Strategy 2012-2015 whose four key result areas are Prevention, Service Provision, Research, Documentation,     Evaluation and Coordination;

            Now therefore resolve that;

  • There be legislated a mandatory sentence for rape, including statutory rape, of not less than thirty years and appropriate sentences for other forms of gender based violence.
  • The government immediately engages adequate services of forensic scientists for purposes of investigating rape.
  • The government immediately and continually equip all police stations with forensic investigation rape kits.
  • The government immediately implements with stakeholders the “Zimbabwe National Gender Based Violence Strategy: 2012-2015".
  1. Hon. Kwaramba

            Hon. Tarusenga

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the working conditions at the Hwange Colliery Company Limited, National Railways of Zimbabwe and Dete Refractories (S. C. 8, 2016).

  1. Hon. Nyamupinga

 HON.  Nyanhongo

 

            That this House -

 

            DISTURBED by the increase in cases of human trafficking of persons in Zimbabwe,          particularly girls and young women;

 

            ALARMED by the recent case of over 150 women who were reportedly stranded in           Kuwait after they were lured to that country by a syndicate of human traffickers, on the    pretext that they would get lucrative jobs;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves that:

 

  1. Government expedites investigations by the Inter-Ministerial Committee and

        ensure urgent repatriation of all the women who are currently stranded in      Kuwait under slavery conditions;

 

  1. Perpetrators of these heinous acts must face the full wrath of the law;

 

  1. The Ministry of Home Affairs must urgently conduct awareness programmes on

        human trafficking and educate the unsuspecting public, especially the youth             about the dangers of human trafficking.

 

  1. That the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should urgently write to the Kuwait

        Foreign Affairs Ministry requesting Kuwait authorities to ban the issue of     Article 20 Visas which allows Kuwait employers to hire Zimbabwean citizens       under slave conditions.

 

  1. That the Zimbabwean Embassy in Kuwait be allocated urgently sufficient

        financial resources to take care of the feeding and repatriation of the affected            young ladies.

 

  1. Hon. Shamu

Hon. Zindi    

 

           That this House;

 

COGNISANT of the fact that the Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has played a pivotal role in the establishment, development and welfare         of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces;

 

AWARE of the fact that the Zimbabwe Security Services are a product of the armed liberation struggle;

           

            ACKNOWLEDGING that the Zimbabwe Security Services are the vanguard of

the country’s peace, security and sovereignty;

 

NOTING that the Zimbabwe Security Services have maintained and contributed     to peace both within and beyond the country’s boarders through their peace           keeping missions;

 

            ALARMED by the lack of appreciation of the role the Zimbabwe Security Services

played and continue to play in the socio – political and economic development of Zimbabwe and Africa from some quarters of the local and international community;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the heroic Zimbabwean people:

 

(a)  To recognise the iconic role and visionary leadership of the Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Gabriel Mugabe;

 

(b)  To complement the efforts of the Zimbabwe Security Services in the socio- political and economic development of the country to improve the welfare of the Nation; and

 

  • To uphold the spirit of National Unity, peace and development.

 

 

  1. 28. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Land, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on Cotton Sector Production (Reinstated 4th May, 2016- Hon. Chitindi)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

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.

 

  1. 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.) (Adjourned 14th April, 2016- Hon. Rungani).

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

            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.

 

  1. 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 (Adjourned 7th April, 2016- The Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services)

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

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.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 38th Plenary Assembly of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 7th April, 2016 – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development)

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 38th Plenary Assembly of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, held at Sea Side Hotel and SPA in Swakopmund, Namibia, from the 17th to the 25th November, 2015- Hon. Toffa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the visits to Embassies by the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs from 16th -19th November 2015. (Adjourned 15th March, 2016 – Hon. Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the visits to the Embassies of the Republic of Zimbabwe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Gaborone, Botswana by the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs from 16th to 19th November 2015. - Hon. Paradza.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) (Adjourned 10th March, 2016 – Hon. Rungani)

 

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17th to 23rd October 2015- Hon. Dziva.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the 30th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Session and the 40th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly (Adjourned 10th March, 2016 – Hon. Rungani)

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the 30th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Session and the 40th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly held in Brussels, from the 2nd to the 9th December, 2015- Hon. Dr Shumba.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on rampant unlawful practice of child marriages in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 15th March, 2016- The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed: 11]

           

Question proposed: That this House;

 

TAKING NOTE, of the rampant unlawful practice of child marriages in Zimbabwe

 

FURTHER Taking Note of the harmful effect of child marriages in Zimbabwe and other related customary practices such as the pledging of children.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING the abolishment of child marriages by the Constitutional Court in the landmark ruling of Loveness Mudzuru, and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi vs the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and others judgment, CCZ12/ 2015

 

ACKNOWLEDGING and expressing indebtness to the Constitutional Court for the bold and long overdue decision.

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING and expressing indebtedness to the young women Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi who brought the application.

 

EXPRESSING sadness at the indifference and failure of the Government, to actualize, Section 81 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which promotes the right of children

 

            NOW THEREFORE, this Honorable House resolves as follows;

 

(a)  That a promotion of gratitude and indebtedness be and hereby made in favour of

the two young women Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi who brought and made the constitutional application;

 

(b)  That Government moves quickly to:

 

(i)   Amend the Marriages Act, Customary Marriages Act; Criminal

Codification Act and Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act, such that child marriages are criminalized and the age of sexual consent be 18 years;

 

  • Review the Children’s Act to ensure that the rights enshrined in the Constitution are apparent.

 

(c)  That Government, civic society and the church, adopt and implement a

systematic program of education around issues of child marriages, sexual abuse and patriarchy in Zimbabwe- Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the Consultations on the provisions of Constitutionalism (Adjourned 16th February, 2016- Hon. Rungani)

 

[Days elapsed: 11]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the Consultations with the Pan African Parliament (PAP) and other Regional Parliaments on the provision of Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in Africa, held in Midrand, South Africa, from 25th – 27th November, 2015. - Hon. Mandipaka.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the Landmines Situation in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 16th February, 2016- The Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare)

 

[Days elapsed: 13]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the Landmines Situation in Zimbabwe. (S.C. 2, 2015) - Hon. Muderedzwa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 37th Plenary

            Assembly of the SADC – Parliamentary Forum, held at Zimbali Resort in Durban, South Africa (Adjourned 16th February, 2016- The Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare)

 

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of delegation to the 37th Plenary Assembly of the SADC – Parliamentary Forum, held at Zimbali Resort in Durban, South Africa from the 6th to the 11th of July 2015- Dr. Mukanduri.

 

  1. 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) (Adjourned 11th February, 2016- Hon. Matuke).

 

[Days elapsed: 13]

 

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. Muderedzwa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on Causes of Road Carnage (S.C. 1, 2014) (Reinstated 9th February, 2016- Hon. Nduna)

 

[Days elapsed: 13]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on Causes of Road Carnage (S.C. 1, 2014)- Hon. Nduna

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to urgently allocate resources towards the exploration of the country’s minerals (Reinstated 9th February, 2016- Hon. Nduna).

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

            Question proposed: That this House –

 

MINDFUL of the efforts being made by the Government to accelerate economic growth and wealth creation through the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZIMASSET) Economic Blueprint;

COGNISANT that the success of the ZIMASSET blueprint is anchored on the judicious exploitation of the country’s abundant natural resources;

ACKNOWLEDGING that Zimbabwe is endowed with ubiquitous mineral resources as the nation has the world’s largest diamond reserves, second largest platinum reserves and mineral resources encompassing 60 different types of minerals and 40 that have been exploited to various extents;

CONCERNED that despite such an abundance of mineral wealth, there is neither geological information nor exploration to date to determine the quantity of mineral resources in Zimbabwe;

AWARE that the information concerning the nation’s mineral wealth that can be obtained by exploration will simultaneously attract foreign investment, increase the country’s net worth as well as strengthen the value of mines and claims already in indigenous hands, setting the necessary preconditions for locally driven growth in the mining industry;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the Executive to:

  • Expeditiously allocate resources towards mineral exploration;
  • Establish a database containing up to date geological information; and,
  • Urgently bring before Parliament a Minerals Exploration Bill to promote resource evaluation, reserve definition and ultimately, resource extraction- Nduna.
  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to harmonize the Mines and Minerals Act and the Lands Acquisition Act (Adjourned 9th February 2016- Hon. Nduna]

 

[Days elapsed: 15]

 

Question proposed: That this House:

 

MINDFUL that Government, through its Land Reform Program undertook an agrarian revolution to address the colonial and historic land imbalances and foster ownership by the formally marginalized black majority;

COGNISANT that one of the four pillars of the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-economic Transformation blue print is anchored on food security and that agricultural land is the key enabler in this matrix;

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING that Sections 29-38 of the Mines and Minerals Acts of 1951 gives the right to miners to displace farmers from agricultural land in order to exploit mineral deposits and can thereby create value for mineral rights;

CONCERNED that agricultural land is still being treated as though it is for subsistence only and of no value commercially and that this negates the gains made under the land reform programme and denies the new farmers the opportunity to use the value of the land as collateral for loans or as a means of realizing the value of their farms when they wish to dispose of them.

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the Executive to:

Expeditiously harmonize the Mines and Minerals Act and the Lands Acquisition Act to bring them to parity and conformity with each other so that farmers and miners have the right to establish ownership of the resources they are using for productive purposes.

Grant both farmers and miners secure rights to the resources they are using so that they can be valued and sold at market prices and used as collateral for the purpose of raising funds for productive enterprise; and

Urgently bring before Parliament amendments to the Land Acquisition Act and Mines and Minerals Act, clearly detailing the amendments and changes that will promote and facilitate the secure usage of the land by farmers for agricultural purposes and by mining either individually or in joint venture partnership between miners and farmers on the same land – Hon. Nduna

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on national war heroes shrines (Reinstated 9th          February, 2016- Hon. Nduna).

[Days elapsed: 13]

 

Question proposed: That this House -

 

ACKNOWLDEGING the selfless sacrifice made by the brave sons and daughters of Zimbabwe who gave their lives during the Chimurenga and national liberation struggles;

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING that the peace and harmony that prevails in Zimbabwe today and the ownership of indigenous resources by indigenous Zimbabweans was as a result of the valiant cadres who gave life and limb for us to enjoy these glorious fruits of their selfless sacrifice;

 

COGNISANT that our constitution exalts and extols the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Chimurenga / Imvukela and national liberation struggles and is founded on recognition of and respect for the liberation struggle while it is incumbent within our culture to recognize, maintain and respect the places where the dead are buried;

 

YET APPALLED at the apparent state of dilapidation and neglect and the continued deterioration of liberation war shrines in neighbouring countries, among them Freedom Camp and Mulungushi in Zambia and Chimoio and Nyadzonia in Mozambique;

 

AND DISTURBED that while the shrines which are an embodiment of the selfless spirit of the liberation struggle lie desolate and neglected, Cecil John Rhodes’ grave which is an embodiment of the selfish spirit of colonialism which culminated in the massacre of these brave sons and daughters is an immaculately maintained tourist attraction;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the executive to pay due homage and national respect to our fallen heroes by availing resources for the upgrade and maintenance of these historic shrines and give due attention to these shrines notwithstanding the annual Heroes Day commemorations.

 

FURTHER exhorts the Executive to recognize and honour both our living and deceased heroes by declaring the residences they operated from during the  

liberation struggle as national heritage sites.– Hon. Nduna

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Special Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on Putting Tuberculosis on the Political Agenda (Adjourned 4th February, 2016 Hon. Rungani)

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Special Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on Putting Tuberculosis on the Political Agenda: The Role of Parliamentarians in Supporting Tuberculosis Control in Zimbabwe. -Hon. D. Tshuma .

 

  1. 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 17th November, 2015 – Hon. C. C. C. Sibanda)

 

[Days elapsed: 22]

           

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

 

  1. 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). (Adjourned 19th November 2015- Hon. Rungani)

 

[Days elapsed: 21]

           

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Parliament of Zimbabwe Delegation to the 9th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference.(Adjourned 21st October, 2015 – The Minister of Environment, Water and Climate)

 

[Days elapsed: 24]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Parliament of Zimbabwe Delegation to the 9th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference, held from 19th to 21st July, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Hon. Dr. Labode

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the repeal of the Vagrancy Act (Adjourned 27th October, 2015 Hon. Rungani)

                                                                                       

 

[Days elapsed: 24]

 

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED BY the increasing number of beggars, street kids, street mothers, fathers and youths at road intersections and pavements in urban areas;

 

DISTURBED by wanton abuse of alcohol and other intoxicants by the younger generation against African values and norms;

 

ALARMED by the increasing levels of prostitution in both urban areas and growth points around the country;

 

CONCERNED by the government’s inertia in addressing such abnormalities in society.

 

CONSCIOUS that the government has a constitutional duty to look after the poor and the weak and to uphold the norms of society;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the Executive to;

 

  • Repeal such laws as the Vagrancy Act that are alien to safeguarding the interests

of the poor and the weak;

 

  • Introduce laws that are amenable to upholding human rights and dignity

of the underprivileged;

 

(c)  Effectively play a paternal role to such vulnerable groups in line with its    

            constitutional obligations;

 

      (d) Engages the services of the abundant pool of social workers from the

institutions of higher learning in order to promote reformation and   rehabilitation of social misfits for the common good.- Hon. Muderedzwa

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the call for reform of legislation governing mining in Zimbabwe (Adjourned on 22nd October 2015 – Hon. Matuke)

 

[Days elapsed: 24]

 

Question proposed: That this House,

 

COGNISANT of the prevailing economic challenges that the country is    facing due, in part, to the debilitating economic sanctions and the lack of         balance of

payment support;

 

CONCERNED with the crippling de- industrialization and the prevailing low capacity utilization in the industrial sector which has severely dwindled Government revenue from taxes;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING the informalisation of the economy which has led to an

astronomical growth of the informal sector;

 

CONVINCED that the pursuit of an upward trajectory of economic revival as envisaged in the ZIMASSET economic blueprint will include, in part, the formulation of strategies to tap into the informal sector;

 

RECOGNISING that artisanal mining, which involves over 500 000 people, is a significant generator of both rural and urban livelihoods which has the potential to alleviate poverty and a tool for sustainable development thus contributing to ZIMASSET;

 

AWARE that despite its obvious benefits, the formalization of artisanal mining is hindered by the absence of an enabling legislative framework, prohibitive levies charged by the Ministry of Mines, rural district councils, the Environmental Management Agency as well as inordinate delays in the issuance of licenses and inspections by surveyors.

 

ALSO AWARE that the formalization of the sector will enable artisanal miners to contribute towards the fiscus and will reduce incidences of diversion and smuggling of our precious mineral resources to neighbouring countries;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon the Executive to:

 

  • Repeal Section 3 of the Gold Trade Act which criminalises possession of

gold and also imposes stiff penalties for possession and also repeal Section 365-368 of the Mines and Minerals Act which criminalises prospecting by artisanal miners.

 

(b)  Adapt to the ‘new normal’ and review the Mines and Minerals Act to include artisanal and small scale mining.

  • De-criminalise artisanal mining by creating objective, transparent and

nondiscriminatory regulatory mechanisms which offer easy access to mining titles and legal production channels;

  • Create an enabling legislative framework which integrates the artisanal mining

sector into the local community and encourages the investment of profits in other forms of economic activity and services. – Hon. Nduna.

 

 

  1. Committee of Supply.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 18TH MAY, 2016

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

 

*1.       Hon. Madubeko: To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to explain the measures in place to stop the pollution of Gweru River from Gweru City.

 

*2.       Hon Mpofu B:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to explain plans in place to increase the number of boreholes and resuscitation of the existing dams which no longer hold water due to siltation in Hwange West Constituency.

 

*3.       Hon Mandipaka:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to state           when construction of Marovanyati Dam in Buhera District near Murambinda Growth      Point will resume.

 

*4.       Hon Watson:  To as the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to: 

  1. State the total revenue that has been collected by the Environment Management Agency since 2013.
  2. State how much of the funds have been used to improve the environment in Zimbabwe.

 

*5.       Hon Nleya:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to state the Ministry’s plans to curb the human - wildlife conflict specifically with elephants, in      Bulilima West, in view of the fact that an electric fence that borders the community was          stolen and has not yet been replaced.

 

*6.       Hon Mashange:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to update the      House on the headway that the Ministry has made through the Water Sanitation and           Hygiene (WASH) programme to address water and sanitation issues.

 

*7.       Hon. Zhou:  To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry;

 

            (a)  To state the steps the Ministry is taking to promote domestic tourism for             example places in Mberengwa where the liberation freedom fighters were                     receiving treatment;

 

            (b)  To explain why these places are not on the Zimbabwe map.

 

*8     Hon. Majome: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National

Housing to explain measures taken by the Ministry to restore efficiency of the public

transport service of Harare City Council to similar standards that were set by the Harare       United Passenger Company of the 1980s.

[Transferred from 11th May 2016]

                                           

*9.       Hon.  Mangwende: To ask the Minster of Small and Medium Enterprises and         Cooperative Development to inform the House what Government Policy is          towards the registration process of companies by the Ministry. 

 

[Deferred from 6th April 2016]

 

*10.     Hon Ncube O.  To ask the Minster of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative             Development to state when the following cooperatives in Gokwe – Kana Constituency     will be funded:

 

  1. Manoti Cooperative;
  2. Njanje Cooperative;
  3. Marirangwe Cooperative;
  4. Msala Cooperative;
  5. Marapira cooperative; and
  6. Mkoka Cooperative.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

 

*11.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development to state the progress that has been made in formalizing the SME sector and harnessing its contribution into the mainstream economy.

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

 

*12.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of and Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development to give an update on the status of the establishment and operationalisation of the SME Incubation Centre.

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*13.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development to state the progress that has been made by Government in capitalising the SME Bank (SMEDCO) as envisaged in the 2016 National Budget.

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*14.     Hon. Madubeko:  To ask the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development to state the plans that are in place to assist communities in Lower Gweru with transportation or caring of fruits in view of the fact that they are losing a lot of fruits due to transportation challenges.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

 

*15.     Hon. Zhou P.: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain why nurses training colleges continue to enroll nurses for training while the majority of graduates from these colleges remain unemployed.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

 

*16.     Hon. Chitura:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain whether    there are plans to construct a clinic in Dzvairo village which is under Chief Makoni.

 

[Deferred from 6th April 2016]

 

*17.     Hon. Chitura:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state whether the Ministry has plans to increase the number of laboratories at government hospitals  considering  that citizens are forced to seek laboratory services from private sector whose rates are beyond the reach of many.

[Deferred from 6th April 2016]

 

*18.     Hon Zhou  T.:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain measures    the Ministry has put in place to address the shortages of pathologists at government hospitals in view of the fact that there is currently one Cuban Pathologist who is based at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals

 

[Deferred from 6th April 2016]

 

*19.     Hon Mahiya:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House    whether there is any policy that compels HIV Positive expectant mothers to ensure           that mother to child transmission of HIV is prevented.

 

[Deferred from 6th April 2016]

 

*20.     Hon Mahiya:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state the measures   that the Ministry is taking to improve the percentage of cancer screening coverage          which is currently less than 5% nationwide

[Deferred from 6th April 2016]

 

*21.     Hon Masiya:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care

 

            (a)  To state whether he is aware of the advertisement in the media inviting state

                   registered nurses to seek employment in South Sudan;

 

            (b)  If so, can the Minister appraise the House of their employment benefits and

                   allay fears that they  may be exploited.

 

            (c)  To assure the House that the nurses will be safe from the civil wars in South      

                   Sudan.

 

            (d)  To indicate how many Zimbabwean nurses have taken this offer.

 

[Deferred from 6th April 2016]

 

*22.     Hon Ncube O.:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when the   mortuary at Kana Hospital in Gokwe – Kana Constituency will be completed. 

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*23.     Hon Masiya:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care:

 

            (a)  To state whether he is aware of the advertisement in the media inviting state   

registered nurses to seek employment in South Sudan;

 

  • If so, can the Minister appraise the House of their employment benefits and allay fears that they may be exploited;

 

  • To assure the House that the nurses will be safe from the civil wars in South Sudan; and

 

  • To indicate how many Zimbabwean nurses have taken this offer.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

 

*24.     Hon.  Chitura To ask the Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees to inform the House on     when vetting for detainees who were not previously vetted before would take place.

 

[Deferred from 6th April 2016]

 

*25.                 Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain                         the progress that has been made so far in the  training of indigenous personnel  in                             diamond cutting and polishing as part of the drive towards value addition and                       beneficiation.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*26.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain the measures the Ministry is taking to ensure that mining firms rehabilitate the environment degraded by the mining operations.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

      * 27.    Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to update                               the House on the status of the Lupane Coal-Bed Methane Gas Project which is                               expected to boost the country’s energy generation capacity by an additional                                   300MW of electricity.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*28.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain  the measures  the Ministry is taking to ensure further improved  production at Hwange Colliery Company that has received a fresh injection of capital from Government for the purchase of mining equipment.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

  1. Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to state the progress the Ministry has made in resuscitating Kamativi Tin Mine following the successful engagement of investors and to indicate when  the mine would be operational.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

  1. Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to update                         the House on the progress that the Ministry has made in introducing and                                            operationalizing the Cadastre Mining Titles Management Information System.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*31.     Hon Mpofu M.M.: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform          the House

 

  • When the Ministry will stop the illegal mining activities that are taking place at Peace Mine.

 

  • Why the Ministry has taken this long to address the challenges in view of the fact that the matter was reported to the police last year in January 2015 and also debated in National Assembly on 7th October 2015.

 

  • Explain what the Ministry is doing to curtail the corruption taking place at Peace Mine where a few individuals benefit from the Mine proceeds at the expense of the local community.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*32.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to explain the policy measures government is putting in place to encourage domestic private sector investment as part of efforts to revive the economy

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*33.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to apprise the House  on the way forward with regards to the resuscitation of Zisco Steel in  light of reported collapse of the ESSAR deal.

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*34.     Hon Mkandla : To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to inform the House          what plans the Ministry has to fully utilize the Last Hope Estate in Dete, in the Hwange             District so that employment opportunities accrue to the Community in view of the fact     hat the existing farm, comprising of the Detema Safari Lodge, a hotel, service station, bakery, garden and other infrastructure, is underutilized and grossly mismanaged. 

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*35.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion to apprise the House on the progress that has been made to date with regard to the implementation of Special Economic Zones which are meant to provide renewed impetus for foreign direct investment

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*36.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion to state the Ministry’s plans to address concerns over high tax rates, infrastructure deficiencies and the multiplicity of licences which are not conducive for investment.

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*37.    Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion to state the progress that has been made on the establishment of the One Stop Shop Investment Centre.

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*38.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion to state the progress that has been made in the implementation of reforms intended to improve the ease of doing business whose target date is end of March 2016.

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*39.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services to state plans that have been put in place  to foster the dissemination of market intelligence in agriculture and, mining, among others through, ICT as part of initiatives to revive the economy.

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*40.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services to state the progress that Government has made in the establishment of the National Data Centre.

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*41.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Information, Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services to state:

            (a)        Whether Telone has carried out a skilled assessment exercise for workers                               who did not have 5 Ordinary Level subjects and explain the correlation                             between 5 Ordinary Levels and a skilled worker.

 

            (b)        Whether Telone has carried out on – the – job training for employees in order to appraise them on new technological changes.

 

            (c)        Who would pay for the Ordinary Level non – technical studies undertaken by the employees as in – service academic training.

 

            (d)        Whether the exercise does not negate the ZIMASSET and STEM principles of skills training acquisition.

 

            (e)        Whether the exercise that was carried out by Telone Management was not                                   abrogation of the original contract of employment and victimisation of

                        workers;

 

            (f)  Whether Telone offers skills in – service training since it has a technical college.

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*42.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Information, Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services to state:

 

            (a)  Why the Telone Chief Executive Officer imposed staff costs containment                              decisions without negotiation between the workers’ union and management in                 view of the fact that salaries were agreed to through a collective bargaining                              process between the union and management

 

            (b)  Whether the nonpayment of 2015 bonuses was not a breach of the contract of                       employment for Telone employees.

 

            (c)  Whether non leave accrual was not also a breach of contract of employment and                   conditions of service for Telone since there was an agreement that was reached               between the union and management.

 

            (d)  Whether the decisions made were approved by the Minster in view of the fact                       that the decision only affected subordinate employees and not the management.

 

            (e)  The policy measures the Ministry would take to remedy the actions that violated                   the Labour Act. 

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*43.     Hon Ncube O.:  To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology,

Postal and Courier Services to state when Netone Pvt Ltd would provide network services to the following         areas in Gokwe – Kana Constituency:

  1. Mateme;
  2. Maboke;
  3. Msala;
  4. Manoti;
  5. Marapira;
  6. Paradza; and
  7. Marimasimbe

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*44    Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services to update the House on the progress that has been made in implementing the digital broadcasting migration project.

 

*45.   Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services to apprise the House on the progress the Ministry has made in resolving the findings from the forensic audit conducted on ZBC.

 

*46.     Hon.  Sibanda K:  To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social            Service to state the measures the Ministry had in place to safeguard workers who            would have failed to access their pensions because of the following reasons;

 

            (a)  Unremitted pension contributions to the pension funds by companies citing

                   liquid crunche.

 

            (b)  Pension contributions that have been invested into capital projects that have                   very little returns.

 

*47.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community       Development to update the House on the progress that has been made by the consultant working on a business plan for the establishment of a Women’s    Micro- Finance Bank; and to state when the consultant is expected to finalise the             business           plan.

 

*48.     Hon Nleya: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state when the Ministry will electrify Maitengwe Border Post.

 

*49.     Hon Ndlovu S.:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state    when ZESA will connect electricity to the following schools in Bulilima

 

            (a)  Bhalule Primary School

            (b)  Ntunuywe Primary School, and

            (c)  Peace and Good Hope Primary School

 

*50.     Hon Ndlovu S.:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state;

            (a)  When the Rural Electrification Programme would be availed to Bulilima East                       Constituency;

            (b)  The fees that are required as contributions by households.

 

*51.     Hon Ncube O.  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state when      the Rural Electrification programme in Msala Ward in Gokwe – Kana Constituency will be completed.

 

 

*52.     Hon Ndlovu S.:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to explain the procedures to be followed by communities when requesting for;

            (a)  A Police Post 

            (b) A registry of Births and Deaths Office.

 

*53.     Hon Ncube O.:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state when Manoti Police            Station in Gokwe – Kana Constituency will have a motor vehicle.

 

*54.     Hon Mandipaka:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state when the Ministry will     establish an office at Murambinda Hospital to enable the people from Buhera to secure             burial orders in the event of deaths of their loved ones, in view of the fact that people    are currently travelling to Gaza Business Centre to acquire the burial orders; and that      the Hospital is prepared to give the Ministry office to work from.

 

*55.     Hon Mpofu M.M:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs what the Ministry is doing to         curb the leakages of gold deposits at Peace Mine in Silobela, where no single gold     smuggler has been arrested.

 

*56.     Hon Mashange:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to explain why Rushinga Police      Station has operated without a station vehicle for the past ten years.

 

*57.     Hon Chidakwa S.:  To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to explain;

            (a)  Why the government has allocated farms in Nyatsime area that belong to                               Chitungwiza Municipality without withdrawing offer letters;

            (b)  Whether the state will withdrew the offer letter and when.

 

*58.     Hon Ncube O.  To ask the Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of Culture     and Heritage to state when Headman Msala of Gokwe – Kana Constituency will be        installed as a substantive Chief of the Tonga People.

 

*59.     Hon Mpofu B.:  To ask the Minster of Rural Development and Preservation of Culture     and Heritage to explain whether there are any plans to pay allowances to some village     headmen in Hwange West Constituency after they completed the vetting process.

 

*60.     Hon. Mpofu B.: To ask the Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of Culture    and Heritage to explain whether it is possible to provide village headman in Hwange       West Constituency with bicycles in view of the fact that they walk long distances to       attend Chief’s meetings.

 

*61.     Hon. Ncube O.  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to state when   the Ministry will provide E – learning equipment to the following schools in Gokwe –    Kana Constituency;

 

  1. Mbungu Secondary School;
  2. Marimasimbe Secondary School;
  3. Mateme Secondary School;
  4. Lukukwe Secondary School;
  5. Kana Secondary School;
  6. Njanje Secondary School;
  7. Choto Secondary School;
  8. Batanai Secondary School;
  9. Mkoka Secondary School; and
  10. Selima Secondary School

 

*62.     Hon Mpofu M. M.: To ask the Minister of Youth Development Indegenisation and Economic Empowerment to explain:

 

  • Whether the Ministry is aware of the Silobela Community Development Trust which is running Peace Mine.

 

  • If the Ministry has checked whether the Trust is carrying out its mandate within the confines of the law.

 

  • Whether there are any members of the Local Community benefiting from the proceeds of the Peace Mine as outlined in the economic blueprint ZIMASSET.

 

*63.     Hon Mawere M.D.V.:  To ask the Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs        to consider regulating fees charged by lawyers and publishing houses for the processing            of Deed Transfers.

 

 

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

 Special Economic Zones Bill, (H. B. 15. 2015)

 

SECTION 2 (INTERPRETATION)

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

On page 4, in the definition of “Minister”, delete the words, “the Minister of Finance and Economic Development or any other Minister” and replace them with “a Vice President or a Minister”.

 

SECTION 7 (DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT AS MEMBERS)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

On page 10 of the Bill, in subsection 2 of clause 21, delete the words “the Minister may lay a report submitted to him or her by the Authority before Parliament.” and insert the words, “The Minister shall table before Parliament every annual report submitted to him or her by the Authority.”

 

   SECTION 29 (REGISTER OF LICENSES)

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

On page 12 of the Bill, in sub-clause 2 of clause 29, delete the words “on payment of the prescribed fee, if any.”

INSERT NEW CLAUSE 59 (AMENDMENT TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT BANK OF ZIMBABWE ACT [CHAPTER 24:14])

 

BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

On page 21 of the Bill, insert a new clause which reads as follows-

“59 Amendment of Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 24:14]

The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 24:14] is amended in section 4 (2) by the deletion of the word “twelve” and its replacement with “seven”, and by the deletion of the word “fifteen” and its replacement with “nine”.

 

 

 

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