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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 13 MARCH 2019

 

No. 41

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FIRST SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

 

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WEDNESDAY, 13TH MARCH, 2019

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Quarter past two o’clock pm.

The Deputy Speaker in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Members Present

Banda G;

Banda S,

Bhila R,

Bushu B.,

Bvute O.,

Chamisa S.,

Chanda G. ,

Chasi F.,

Chibagu G.,

Chibaya A,

Chidakwa J.,

Chidakwa P.

Chidamba S.,

Chidziva H.,

Chihururu C.,

Chikombo W.,

Chikudo Rueben,

Chikukwa M. R,

Chikuni E.,

Chikwama B.,

Chikwinya S.,

Chimbaira G.,

Chimina L.,

Chinanzvavana C,

Chingosho C. P.

Chinotimba J.,

Chinyanganya M.,

Chipato A, 

Chitando W,

Chitura L,

Chombo M,

Dinar K,

Dube B,

Dube G,

Dutiro P,

Dzuma S.,

Gabbuza J. G.,

Gandawa M. A,

Garwe D.,

Gezi T.,

Gonese I T,

Gorerino O.,

Gozho C,

Gumbwanda K. R.,

Gwanetsa K. K.,

Hamauswa S.,

Haritatos V. P.,

Houghton J. R,

Hwende C.,

Jaja J.,

Kachepa N.,

Kankuni W,

Kapuya F.,

Karenyi L.,

Karoro D.,

Karumazondo M. T.,

Kashambe M. T.,

Kashiri C.,

Khumalo M.,

Khumalo S. S.,

Kureva E.,

Labode M. R.

Machando P.,

Machingauta C.

Machingura R,

Madhuku J,

Madiro M,

Madiwa C.,

Madzimure W.,

Madziva S.,

Mago N,

Mahlangu S,

Majaya B.,

Makoni R R,

Makonya J,

Mamombe J,

Mangora B.,

Maphosa L.,

Markham A. N.,

Maronge C.,

Masango C. P.,

Mashakada T.

Mashonganyika D,

Masiya D.,

Masuku E,

Matambanadzo M.,

Matangira T. R,

Mataranyika D. M.,

Mataruse P.,

Matewu C.,

Mathe S,

Matsikenyere N.,

Matsunga S.,

Mavenyengwa R.,

Mayihlome L,

Mchenje S. M.,

Mguni O.,

Mguni S K,

Mhere E.,

Mhlanga J. N.,

Mkandla M.,

Mkaratigwa E.,

Mlambo M. M.,

Mliswa T P

Modi R. I,

Molokela-Tsiye F D,

Moyo C.,

Moyo Peter,

Moyo R.,

Moyo T.,

Mpofu A.,

Mpofu M. M.,

Mpofu R.,

Muchimwe P T,

Mudarikwa S,

Mudyiwa M.,

Mugidho M.,

Mukapiko D. L.,

Mukunyaidze S. E. I.,

Munetsi J.,

Muponora N.,

Murai E,

Murambiwa O,

Murire J, Rtd. Col. Dr

Musabayana D.,

Musakwa E,

Musanhi K. S,

Mushayi M.,

Mushonga P. M.,

Mushoriwa E.,

Musikavanhu D. A.,

Musiyiwa R.,

Mutambisi C,

Mutodi E.,

Mutseyami C. P,

Ncube E.,

Ncube F.,

Ncube Ophar,

Ndiweni D.,

Ndlovu A.,

Ndlovu N,

Ndlovu S.,

Nduna D. T.,

Ngwenya S.,

Nhambo F.,

Nhari V,

Nkani A.,

Nkomo M,

Nyabani T,

Nyamudeza S,

Nyashanu M. Dr,

Nyabote R.  

Nyathi R. R,

Nyere C.,

Nyoni I,

Omar Joosbi,

Paradza J,

Paradza K.,

Phulu K. I.,

Phuti D.,

Raidza M.,

Rungani A,

Rwodzi B.,

Sacco J. K.,

Samambwa E.,

Samson A.,

Sansole T. W.,

Sanyatwe C.,

Seremwe B.,

Sewera J N,

Shamu W. K.,

Shava J.,

Shirichena E.,

Shongedza E.,

Shumbamhini H.,

Sibanda D P,

Sibanda D. S.,

Sibanda Z.,

Sikhala J.,

Sithole G K,

Sithole James,

Svuure D,

Tapera S.,

Tarusenga U D,

Tekeshe D.,

Toffa J.,

Togarepi P.,

Tongofa M.,

Tsunga R,

Tsuura N.,

Tungamirai T.,

Wadyajena J M.,

Watson N J,

Zemura L,

Zengeya – Muradzikwa V

Zhemu S,

Zhou P,

Zhou T,

Ziyambi ,

Zwizwai M.

 

 

 

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

 

Hon. Matuke

Hon. P. Shiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave

 

Hon. Kambamura; Hon. Kazembe; Hon. Marapira; Hon. Ndlovu N.; Hon. Mawite;

Hon Mpame

                                                                                                                                  

1.      The Deputy Speaker informed the House that on 5th February, 2019, Parliament received a Petition from Mr Ezekiel Hleza, requesting Parliament to urgently exercise its Constitutional power and compel the Public Service Commission and the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to obey a Labour Court Order issued on 28 September 2018. The Petition was deemed inadmissible and the Petitioner had since been notified.

 

2.      Hon. Nduna raised a matter of privilege regarding the remarks made by Hon. Chikwinya, on Tuesday 12th March, 2019, that the Chair did not know what he was saying, which was tantamount to denigrating the Chair in violation of the Standing Rules and Orders. The Chair indicated thats he would study the matter and make a ruling.

 

3.      Hon. B. Dube raised a matter of privilege following an apology by Hon. Nduna to the Speaker and ZANU PF Party for the utterances he made that he had killed people. Hon. B. Dube noted that Hon Nduna had not apologised to Hon Mliswa, and recommended that a Privileges Committee be appointed to investigate the threats against Hon Mliswa.  The Chair indicated that she would study the matter and make a ruling.

 

             4.   Questions without notice.

              5.  The Minster of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs made a ministerial statement on  

                  His Excellency the President`s deployment of the Defence Forces during the period 1st

                  August, 2018 and 14 to 16 January, 2019, as provided in terms of Section 213 (1) (a) of

                  the Constitution of Zimbabwe (No. 20) Act, 2013 and also as required by Section 214 (a)(i)    

                  the Constitution for the President to inform Parliament promptly and in appropriate

                   detail the reasons of the deployment.

 

           6. The Minister of Mines and Mining Development made a ministerial statement on the                

                 Cricket Mine Disaster in Battlefields near Kadoma which occurred as a result of unique

                 flash floods.

 

           

      7. On the motion of the Hon O. Mguni , seconded by Hon Mutseyami : The House adjourned  

          at twenty five minutes to six o’clock pm.

 

T. GEZI

Deputy Speaker

THURSDAY, 14TH MARCH, 2019

 

 

            NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF BILLS

                                                                                                                                  

1.                  THE Minister of Industry and Commerce: Bill to protect the consumer of goods and services by ensuring a fair, efficient, sustainable and transparent market place for consumers and business; to provide for the establishment of the Consumer Protection Agency and its functions; to provide for the regulation of Consumer Advocacy Organisations; to provide for alternative dispute resolution; to repeal the Consumer Contracts Act [Chapter 8:03]; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. – Consumer Protection Bill, (H.B. 10, 2018).

                                                                                                                                  

2.                  The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education: Bill to amend the Education Act [Chapter 25:04] and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental the foregoing – Education Amendment Bill, (H.B. 1, 2019).

                                                                                                                                  

3.                  The Minister of Finance and Economic Development: Bill to amend the Micro-Finance Act [Chapter 24:30] and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. – Micro-Finance Bill, (H.B. 11, 2018).

 

 

                ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

1.          The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

THAT WHEREAS, section 327 (2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that “An international treaty which has been concluded or executed by the President or under the President’s Authority-

 

a)      Does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament; and

b)      Does not form part of the law of Zimbabwe unless it has been incorporated into the law through an Act of Parliament;

(3) An agreement which is not an international treaty but which is not an international treaty but which-

a) has been concluded or executed by the President or under the President’s authority with one or more foreign organisations or entities; and

b) imposes fiscal obligations on Zimbabwe;

does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament”

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of section 327 (2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance be approved for ratification.

 

2.      Adjourned debate on motion on the approval of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement- (Adjourned 12th March 2019 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed:

 

THAT WHEREAS, section 327 (2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that “An international treaty which has been concluded or executed by the President or under the President’s Authority-

 

a)                  Does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament; and

b)                  Does not form part of the law of Zimbabwe unless it has been incorporated into the law through an Act of Parliament;

 

(3) An agreement which is not an international treaty but which is not an international treaty but which-

a) has been concluded or executed by the President or under the President’s authority with one or more foreign organisations or entities; and

b) imposes fiscal obligations on Zimbabwe;

does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament”

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of section 327 (2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the African Continental Free Trade Area, be approved for ratification. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. 

 

3.      Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Tripartite Negotiating Forum Bill, (H. B. 5, 2018)- (Adjourned 12th March 2019 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That the Tripartite Negotiating Forum Bill, (H. B. 5, 2018)-  be now read a second time-The Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare

 

4.      Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Companies and Other Business Entities Bill (H.B.8, 2018)- (Adjourned 7th February, 2019Hon. O Mguni).

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

Question proposed: That the Companies and Other Business Entities Bill (H.B.8, 2018) be now read the second time -The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

 

5.                  Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 5th

                March, 2019 - Hon. O. Mguni)

                                                              

                                                                            [Time elapsed: 13 hours 55 minutes]

 

      Question proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of   

      Zimbabwe as follows: -

        May it please you, your Excellency the President:

 

      We, the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to     

Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament- Hon. Kwaramba.

 

6.                  Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe Human Rights

         Commission for the year 2017 (Adjourned 12th March, 2019- Hon O. Mguni). 

 

                                                                                                                  [Days elapsed: 18]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission for the year 2017 presented in terms of section 323(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

7.                  Hon. S. S. Khumalo

            Hon. A. Mpofu

 

That this House:

 

COGNISANT that Section 23 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe exhorts the State to take reasonable measures to economically empower and safeguard the welfare of Veterans of the Liberation Struggle;

 

ALSO COGNISANT that there are pieces of legislation which provide for the welfare of war veterans and ex-detainees, except for war collaborators;

 

DEEPLY CONCERNED with the deplorable living conditions of the majority of war veterans, war collaborators and ex-detainees;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to:

 

Urgently table a bill or bills aligning the related pieces of legislation to the Constitution;

 

(a)    Recognise the respective contributions of war veterans, war collaborators and ex-detainees during the liberation war; and

 

(b)   Prioritise the provision of reasonable pension and other benefits which take into account the prevailing cost of living.

 

8.                  Hon. Mushoriwa

       Hon. Nyoni L.

    

WHEREAS Section 264 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for governmental powers and responsibilities to be devolved to provincial and metropolitan councils and local authorities whenever appropriate;

AWARE that local authorities have a responsibility to maintain the road infrastructure within their jurisdictions;

CONCERNED with the massive deterioration of the road network in most local authorities especially in urban areas.

ALSO CONCERNED with the failure by local authorities to maintain roads due to the shrinking revenue base.

NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves;

That Government urgently decentralise the collection of vehicle licence fees and road user charges currently collected by ZINARA to local authorities.

9.                  Hon. Dr. Nyashanu

        Hon. Mhona

 

That this House;

 

INSPIRED by government’s commitment towards the achievement of Vision 2030 to transform Zimbabwe into a Prosperous and Empowered Upper Middle Income Society which resonates well with African Union Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals;

 

ENCOURAGED by the Transitional Stabilization Programme which sets in motion the building blocks for the realisation of the 2030 country’s vision;

 

CONCERNED that previous government efforts to stimulate economic development and move the country out of the current economic challenges have yielded intermittent short term gains;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon government to immediately adopt an incentive regime for the productive sector aimed at promoting value addition, innovation, fusion of technologies and adaptation to the prevailing economic environment.

 

10.                  Hon. Toffa

           Hon. Watson

 

      That this House;

      NOTING that 15% of the Zimbabwean population are People Living with   

      Disability;

 

     CONCERNED with the conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation among the

     majority of people living with disability;

 

ALSO CONCERNED by the absence of holistic solutions to alleviate poverty among them;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, urges Government;

 

(a)    To come up with a comprehensive national policy on Persons Living with  

      Disability;

 

(b)   To Ensure regular disbursement of the monthly social grant to all people

      living with disability; and

 

(c)    To Provide adequate amenities and facilities for people living with disability

   in public buildings, public transport, as well as the provision of amenities

   such as wheelchairs, computers and braille text books.

 

11.                  Hon. Madzimure

            Hon.  C. Moyo

 

NOTING that cholera, dysentery and typhoid are prehistoric diseases associated with overcrowding, unplanned urban settlements and absence of social amenities;

CONCERNED about the recurrence of cholera, typhoid and dysentery in Zimbabwe;

ALSO CONCERNED by the government`s failure in addressing the dilapidated water and sewer infrastructure in urban areas in order to eliminate these diseases.

NOW, THEREFORE, this House,

 

(a)    Calls upon the Government to urgently find a solution to the problem of cholera; and

 

(b)   Urges the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to allocate adequate resources to deal with the water and sewer infrastructure challenges as an intermediate solution to the problem.

 

12.              Hon. Kashambe

        Hon. J. Paradza

 

            That this House;

 

AWARE that Zimbabwe has generally a young population with the 2012 National Population Census estimating the population under the age of 35 years to be at 77% and the youth aged 15 to 34 years constituting 56% of the economically active population;

 

ALSO AWARE that the majority of the youth are the hardest hit in terms of unemployment as the 2012 National Population Census data showed that the youth aged 15-34 years constitutes 84% of the unemployed population;

 

MINDFUL of section 20 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which compels all institutions and agencies of government at every level, to take reasonable measures including affirmative action programmes, to ensure that the youth, among other things, are afforded opportunities of employment and other avenues of economic empowerment as well as representation in political, social, economic and other spheres of life;

 

 

APPRECIATING Government efforts in establishing Vocational Training Centres with a view to ensuring that the youth are equipped with the essential skills and also establishment of the Empower Bank which provides starter-up funds for youth projects;

 

                                                                          

 NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to:

 

(a)             Immediately review requirements for accessing funding under the Empower

Bank to make them more friendly to the youth;

 

(b)            Review the Zimbabwe National Council Act to make it more responsive to

the needs of the youth, including the provision for a youth quota in all leadership positions in both the public and private sectors; and

(c)          Take the necessary measures to ensure the fulfilment of the requirements of

the provisions of Section 20 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 

13.              Hon.  Mliswa

        Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

 

RECOGNISING that Members of Parliament, with the exception of Independent candidates, are elected to Parliament on a political party ticket

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that every political party is guided by its own ideology, values and principles which largely influence the manner in which members of the party debate on issues brought before Parliament

 

AWARE that once a Member of Parliament is elected, he or she becomes a representative of every citizen of Zimbabwe in his or her constituency and not just those that voted for the Member

 

CONCERNED that Members of Parliament cannot fulfill this representative role to its letter and spirit due to the strictures imposed by political party ideology which is enforced by the whipping system

 

NOTING that Section 61 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe affords every citizen, including Parliamentarians, the right to freedom of expression and the right to seek, receive and communicate ideas and other information

 

ALSO NOTING that Section 148 (1) of the Constitution provides that Members of Parliament have freedom of speech in Parliament and in all Parliamentary Committees and, while they must obey the rules and orders of the House concerned, they are not liable to civil or criminal proceedings, arrest or imprisonment or damages for anything said in, produced before or submitted to Parliament or any of its committees.

 

COGNISANT, however, that this privilege is invalidated by Section 129 (1) (k) of the Constitution which gives political parties the unfettered power to recall a Member of Parliament whom, in executing his or her representative function, does not toe the party line

 

DEEPLY CONCERNED that this provision entrenches the whipping system and limits Members of Parliament’s ability to debate freely, earnestly and without fear or favour on issues that affect the people of Zimbabwe where the matters appear to contradict the party line

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Parliament to: Urgently amend Section 129 (1) (k) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe so that it stays execution of any notice of expulsion of a member until the Constitutional Court has certified that due process was followed.

 

14.              Hon. Chikwinya

        Hon. Sikhala

 

      That this House;

CONCERNED with the highly contested elections in Zimbabwe since the 1990s which are divisive and a source of polarisation and conflict in Zimbabwe;

 

DETERMINED to provide a permanent solution to the challenge and disease of electoral authoritarianism and heavily contested elections;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, resolves that the Joint Parliamentary Legal Committee and Portfolio Committee on Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: 

 

(a)    Conduct a review of the existing electoral laws in Zimbabwe; and

 

(b)   Recommend electoral legislative reform aimed at creating an environment for holding free, fair, just and credible elections.

 

15.               Hon Mutomba

  Hon Chibaya

 

That this House, takes note of the Report of the 139th   Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Geneva, Switzerland from the 14th to 18th October, 2018.

 

16.              Hon Matangira

        Hon Mhona

            That this House;

NOTING that agriculture is the mainstay of Zimbabwe’s economy;

FURTHER NOTING that climate change is negatively affecting agricultural production through intermittent rainfall patterns and excessively high temperatures;

CONCERNED that the Meteorological Department forecast an El Nino induced drought during the 2017/2018 farming season;

ALSO CONCERNED by the death of 3 430 cattle due to tick-borne diseases between November 2017 and May 2018 leading to loss of draught power;

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to:

(a)    Conduct awareness programmes on the forecast drought and encourage farmers to practice conservation farming;

 

(b)   Provide financial resources to the Department of Veterinary Services for the   

control of tick-borne diseases and awareness programmes; and

 

(c)    Provide tillage tractors under the Command Agriculture Programme to farmers

in the most affected regions.

 

17.              Hon Chombo

               Hon  Zengeya

            That this House;

 

COGNISANT that the 16 days, from 25 November to 10 December mark a period of a global campaign against gender based violence mainly perpetrated on women and girls.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING Government’s commitment in addressing violence against women through ratification of both international and regional instruments such as the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development;

 

ALSO ACKNOWLEDGING that the Government has set up a number of legal frameworks, which include among others the Domestic Violence Act, the Criminal Law and Codification Reform Act and the Constitutional provision of the Bill of Rights as some of the laws that are meant to curb violence against men and women;

 

CONCERNED that most violence that prevails unabated in society is worst felt at household levels where the silent victims are subjected to sexual violence, harassment, inequality in the distribution of family financial resources;

 

SUPPORTIVE of this year’s international theme which is “#End Gender Based Violence in the World” and further localized by Zimbabwe to “# Creating zero tolerance to sexual harassment at the workplace”

 

DESIROUS to see an end to all forms of violence in society and most particularly against the female folk who are mostly vulnerable to attacks by their male counterparts.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this House calls upon-:

 

(a)    The government to put in place adequate measures such as domestication of Instruments that promote a conducive environment to decisively discourage any form of violence at work places and in the homes;

 

(b)   The Women’s Organizations come out in full support and strongly condemn violence against women and girls in all its forms during the 16 days of activism against gender based violence and beyond; and

 

(c)    That deterrent sentences be put in place to punish gender based violent crimes even long after the 16 days of activism against gender based violence campaign are over.

 

 

18.   Hon. O. Mguni

 Hon. Ndebele

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Governments held in 1997 approved the establishment of the SADC Parliamentary Forum as, “A SADC Institution under Article 9(2) of the Treaty”, with the ultimate objective of establishing a SADC Regional Parliament;

NOTING that since its establishment the SADC Parliamentary Forum has been operating primarily as a deliberative body that provides a platform for Parliaments and Parliamentarians to promote regional integration, economic co-operation, good governance, human rights and democracy in the Region;

APPRECIATING that despite its status as a deliberative body, the SADC Parliamentary Forum has not only brought Parliamentarians together to deliberate on issues of common regional interest, but has also contributed significantly to regional integration, democracy and good governance through the development of, among other things, Benchmarks for Assessing Democratic Elections in Southern Africa, the Model Law on Eradicating Child Marriage and Protecting Children Already in Marriage and, more recently, the Model Law on Elections;

COGNISANT that Zimbabwe has signed the revised Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African Union Relating to the Pan- African Parliament adopted by the African Union Assembly on 27th June 2014 (commonly referred to as the Malabo Protocol) which, upon ratification by the requisite number of Member States, will give PAP full legislative powers, and yet the SADC Region remains the only Region without a firmly established Regional Parliament with a clear constitutive protocol outlining its roles and functions;

REAFFIRMING the need to establish a Regional Parliament as envisaged by the SADC Summit, which will be an organ of the Summit, taking policy direction from the Summit thereby not interfering with the sovereignty of Member States and/or Member Parliaments;

AWARE THAT the Regional Parliament, which will be established at minimal cost to Member States, will play an active role in support of Summit decisions vis-à-vis signed protocols which may require ratification by Member Countries as well as in crafting model laws for the Region in order to enhance the legislative agenda among Member countries;

REALISING that issues of common regional interest, among them Ratification and Domestication of Protocols, Gender Parity and Equity, ICTs, Cyber Warfare and Terrorism, can be better championed by a united Regional Parliament; and 

COGNIZANT that, the 38th Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Windhoek, Namibia, in August 2018, directed Member States to consider the Transformation Proposal for further deliberation at the Council of Ministers Meeting scheduled in March 2019.

               NOW THEREFORE CALL UPON THE EXECUTIVE TO:-

(a)    Submit, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an affirmative statement pledging Zimbabwe’s support for the transformation of the SADC PF into a Regional Parliament.

(b)   Lend its support to the development of a constitutive protocol for the SADC Regional Parliament which will clearly outline its roles, functions and Terms of Reference and ensure that it does not undermine Member Parliaments’ or Member States’ sovereignty; and

(c)    Push for the establishment of formal linkages between the Summit and the SADC PF which guarantee that the Forum plays a coordinate and complementary role to the Summit.

URGES Summit of Heads of State and Government to discuss the matter with an open mind noting that the proposed Parliament will work under the direction of Summit.

19.               Hon. Mushayi

     Hon.Tsunga 

           

                That this House:

 

 

DEEPLY DISTURBED by reports of rampant abuse of women and girls including, indecent assault, rape and other sexual acts allegedly committed by members of the security forces;

 

APPALLED that some of the heinous acts are being allegedly committed without protection and in the presence of children;

 

WORRIED that the culture of fear and despondency has been instilled into this group;

 

CONCERNED that a culture of paying a blind eye to these human rights abuses by state agencies has resulted in the failure to bring to book;

 

DISMAYED that there is no appropriate remedial action as the victims cannot report to the same institutions whose members are allegedly responsible for the same acts;

 

COGNISANT of the culture of impunity pervading the institutions in question;

 

RECOGNISING that other alleged grave injustices such as mass arrests unjustified denial of bail and fast track trials undermine the justice delivery system;

 

 

NOW THEREFORE calls on the Executive to:

  

(a)     Expeditiously act to put a stop to these grave injustices and abuses;

 

(b)     Uphold the rule of law and create an environment for reports to be made; and

 

(c)   Expedite the enactment of an independent complaints mechanism in    

accordance with the provisions of Section 210 of the Constitution.

 

Amendment proposed by Hon. Masiya:

 

 

To delete all the words after "That this House" and substitute with:- the following 

 

“NOTING WITH CONCERN that the sanctions which were imposed on Zimbabwe by Western countries are unjustified as they are meant to cripple the economy, as part of the regime change agenda.

AWARE that there are certain elements within the country, operating in collaboration with some multi-national companies and non-governmental organisations, that are being used by neo-colonialists to cripple the economy as part of that grand regime change agenda;

APPRECIATING the professionalism, responsiveness and dedication to duty, demonstrated by our security forces in defending the country during the well calculated destabilization acts of terrorism unleashed in some urban areas under the façade of a job stay away from 14 to 16 January 2019;

COGNISANT that the current government was given a clear mandate to govern the country through the 31st July 2018 harmonised elections which were credited for being peaceful, free, fair and credible as confirmed by the Constitutional Court and any attempts to remove a constitutionally elected government by unconstitutional means is highly uncalled for;

RECOGNISING the critical role played by our security forces in defending the country against any internal and external destabilization efforts;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon:

 

(a)    Parliament to condemn in the strongest terms, the recent violent demonstrations which resulted in unwarranted destruction of property and loss of life;

 

(b)   Government to ensure security forces are provided with the necessary budgetary support to be able to deal with any threats of peace and security in the country.

 

(c)    Government to expeditiously investigate the looting and wanton destruction of property and ensure rogue elements are brought to book in accordance with the law”.

 

 

20.              Hon. K. Paradza

            Hon. Sacco

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 2018 Annual Session of the Parliamentary conference on the World Trade Organisation held from 6th to 7th December 2018.

21.                 Hon. Shamu

            Hon. P. Moyo

 

            That this House:

 

COGNISANT of the invaluable contributions of pensioners to the socio-economic development of Zimbabwe;

 

ALSO COGNISANT that ZimStats recorded a year on year inflation rate of 31 percent in November 2018;

 

CONCERNED that the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) currently pays out minimum monthly pension benefits of $80.00 per individual;

 

DEEPLY CONCERNED that the majority of pensioners are living in conditions of extreme poverty as they can no longer afford basic needs such as food, clothing and medical services;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon government to urgently review upwards NSSA pension pay-outs from a minimum of $80.00 to $200.00 and establish a National Health Insurance Scheme.

 

22.              Hon O. Mguni

            Hon Kwaramba

 

            That this House:

ACKNOWLEDGING That section 124 (1) (b) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe in the first 10 years of its existence provided for an additional 60 seats for women as part of efforts to enhance women representation in Parliament.

 

ALSO ACKNOWLEDGING that section 120 (2) (b) of the Constitution provides for senators elected under a party list system of proportional representation in which party lists submitted by parties should have male and female candidates listed alternately and headed by a female;

 

COGNISANT that the SADC Parliamentary forum had recently applauded Zimbabwe for taking such an initiative and encouraged all Member States to adopt the Zimbabwean initiative in order to empower women in their respective Parliaments.

 

NOTING that the representation of women has significantly increased from 18. 2% in 2008 to 34, 29% in 2018 mainly due to these progressive Constitutional provisions.

 

REALISING that the achievements gained through the Constitutional provisions are likely to be reversed at the expiry of the 10-year constitutional provision for 60 women seats given that the political terrain is still highly uneven to achieve gender equality.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to initiate a Constitutional amendment to remove the 10-year cap for the women's quarter in the National Assembly so that Zimbabwe remains a leader in promoting women empowerment within the SADC region.

 

23.              Hon. R. Nyathi

Hon. A. Mpofu

 

NOTING : The importance of traditional leadership in the country .

 

 

COGNISANT: Of the role traditional leaders play in culture and heritage

 

 

CONCERNED:  With very poor remunerations and benefits of traditional leaders,

 

AWARE: That Section 284(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe states that an Act of Parliament must provide for the remuneration and benefits of traditional leaders to be fixed with the approval of the President given on the recommendation of the Minister responsible for Finance and after consultations with the Minister responsible for traditional leaders

 

NOW, THEREFORE calls upon the Minister of Finance and Economic Development and The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to urgently review the remunerations and benefits of traditional leaders for the approval of the President.

 

24.              Hon. R. Nyathi

Hon. Raidza

 

COGNISANT that section 82 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for the rights of the elderly which among others include the right to receive financial support by way of social security and welfare;

 

 

NOTING WITH CONCERN that most of the elderly are living in abject poverty due to the disintegration of the concept of extended family;

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, This House calls upon the Executive:

 

(a)    To come up with a comprehensive national policy for the supporting the elderly in order to preserve the dignity of life; and

 

(b)   To ensure monthly disbursements of social grants for the elderly.

 

 

25.              Hon Chikudo

Hon Mangora

 

COGNISANT that Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating the United Nations International Anti- Corruption Day on 9 December 2018 to sensitize the people about the adverse effects of corruption;

 

DISTURBED that in 2018, Zimbabwe was ranked Number 160 out of 180 countries on Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, which is three steps down from 2017;

 

NOTING WITH CONCERN that corruption costs the nation at least 5% of GDP thereby negatively affecting service delivery and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and also the country’s vision 2030;

 

CONCERNED that the vulnerable groups in society such as the poor, women, children, youths, people living with disabilities and the elderly mostly bear the burden of corruption;

 

ALSO CONCERNED that corruption greatly undermines the existence of state institutions, the administration of justice and as a result, threatens the stability and security of our great nation;

 

NOW. THEREFORE, This House calls upon the Executive-

 

(a)    To fully implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption ratified in 2007 and the Public Entities and Corporate Governance Act passed in this august House in 2018; and

 

(b)   To strengthen institutions responsible for fighting corruption such as the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, the National Prosecuting Authority and the Office of the Auditor General through provision of adequate financial, human and material resources and support.

 

 

26.              Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held at Joachim Chissano International Conference Centre in Maputo, Mozambique (Adjourned 14th February, 2019 - Hon. Togarepi)

 

[Day elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held at Joachim Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique from 26 November to 8 December 2018- Hon. Ndebele.

 

27.              Adjourned debate on motion on the destruction of timber plantations by surrounding   

            communities (Adjourned 31st January, 2019 - Hon. Muchimwe)

 

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

            Question proposed: That this House;

 

CONCERNED with the rampant destruction of timber plantations by surrounding communities who indiscriminately set veld fires while poaching animals in these plantations;

 

DESIROUS to see an end to this unwarranted environmental destruction which has seen large timber plantations depleted;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to enforce relevant legislation to ensure protection of timber plantations. – Hon. Muchimwe

 

28.              Adjourned debate on motion on the artisanal and small scale mining sector in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 20th November, 2018- Hon. Matangira)

 

[Days elapsed: 19]

 

             Question proposed: That this House;

COGNISANT of the Africa Mining Vision which outlines a roadmap to a transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources underpinned by broad-based sustainable growth and socio-economic development in Africa;

 

CONCERNED that the artisanal and small scale mining sector in Zimbabwe, dominated mainly by indigenous people, particularly in the gold sector, continues to be marginalized and suffer a myriad of challenges such as lack of skills, modern equipment and financial support despite deliveries to the formal market having increased over the recent years;

 

ALSO CONCERNED that the colonial mining legal framework which was enacted to promote the large scale mining sector and suppress the informal small scale mining sector through prohibitive licensing fees and requirements has remained in force 38 years after independence;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to:

(a)    Urgently review the Gold Act of 1940, the Mines and Minerals Act of 1961 and the Rural District Council Act in order to legally formalise the small scale mining sector and create an enabling environment for its growth;

 

(b)   Establish affordable financing, skills development and technical support services to ensure increased output by the sector; and

 

(c)    Provide incentives to the small scale mining sector which encourage deliveries to the formal markets-Hon Matangira.

 

29.              Resumption of debate on motion on absence of holistic solutions addressing the issues of vending and urban poverty and illegal settlements (Suspended on 13th November, 2018-Hon. Mutseyami)

 

[Days elapsed: 17]

       Question proposed: That this House

 

CONCERNED about the absence of holistic solutions addressing the issues of vendors, urban poverty and illegal urban settlements in Zimbabwe;

 

ALSO CONCERNED with the total disrespect and abuse of the constitutional rights of vendors and other neglected groups eking out a living in Zimbabwe demonstrated by the heavy handedness and the violence unleashed against vendors in recent weeks by State authorities.

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

(a)    Condemns the wanton attack and lawlessness unleashed to vendors by

  State Authorities;

 

(b)   Demands the provision of alternative sustainable income generating

  infrastructure for vendors; and

 

(c)   Calls upon government to craft and implement a national employment

  Policy- Hon. Mutseyami.

 

30.               Adjourned debate on motion on gender equality (Adjourned 1st November, 2018- Hon Biti)

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

Question proposed: That this House-

 

NOTING that Sections 17 (1), 56 and 80 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for the promotion of gender balance and equal rights of men and women in all spheres of life;

 

ALSO NOTING that Section 17 (1) of the Constitution requires the State to take all measures including legislative measures needed to ensure that:

 

(a)    both genders are equally represented in all institutions and agencies of government at every level;

 

(b)   that women constitutes at least half of the membership of all Commissions and other elective and appointed governmental bodies established by or under the Constitution or any Act of Parliament; and

 

(c)    the State and all institutions and agencies of government at every level

must take practical measures to ensure that women have access to resources including land on the basis of equality with men;

 

 

CONCERNED that notwithstanding the progressive and revolutionary provisions of the Constitution, women continue to be underrepresented in Parliament, Cabinet, Government and other institutions and agencies of government at every level.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, resolves that Government urgently comply with the gender equality provisions in the Constitution of Zimbabwe-Hon Biti.

 

 

31.    Committee of Supply.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 20TH MARCH, 2019

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

v  QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

      *    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.       Hon. Karenyi: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain why the following elderly people in Ward 3 in Chimanimani West Constituency were barred from benefitting from a food distribution exercise conducted on 3rd September, 2018:

(a)    Ms Celia Murau;

(b)   Ms Ruth Murima;

(c)    Ms Sonia Chikwindi;

(d)   Ms Dorcas Choba;

(e)    Ms Elizabeth Serimani;

(f)    Mr Ephraim Takaerwa;

(g)   Mr Danis Zenda;

(h)   Mr Jonathan Zenda;

(i)     Mr Furora Zenda, and

(j)     Mr Forden Mwasaka.                                           

 

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*2.      Hon. Mukapiko: To ask the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare when payment of retrenchment packages and pension funds for ZISCO Steel former employees will be resolved

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*3.       Hon. Chidziva: To ask The Minister of Public Service  Labour and Social Welfare to state measures being taken to review NSSA pensions pay-outs in view of the high cost of living.

                                                                        [Deferred from 6th March 2019]

 

*4.       Hon. P. Masuku: To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare to explain why people with permanent disability are required to renew the letters of assistance annually instead of being issued with open ended letters in terms of time frame.

[Deferred from 6th March 2019]

 

*5.       Hon. Chikudo: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to provide the statistics of Government officials, including former employees, who were implicated, convicted and sentenced for corruption or abuse of office on an annual basis during the last 10 years and to state measures being taken to prevent such occurrences.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018   

 

*6.       Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Settlements when farmers who were moved from Greenbush farm in Raffingora will be resettled.

 

            [Deferred from 21st November 2018]

 

*7.       Hon. Madiwa: To ask the of Minister Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement advise whether small scale tea and coffee exporters in Honde Valley in Manicaland Province have export incentives and if so, to state mechanisms in place for farmers to access such incentives.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

 

 

*8.       Hon. Raidza: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement to state whether the Ministry has plans to establish an irrigation scheme in Mberengwa East in order to derive economic benefits from Ngezi River.

                                                                                   

[Deferred from 6th March 2019]

 

*9.       Hon. Gumbwanda: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water Development to state whether there are plans to resuscitate Machena Irrigation Scheme in Ward 31, Zaka East Constituency.

 

[Deferred from 6th March 2019]

 

*10.     Hon. Mbondah:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state:

 

a)      The patient to doctor ratio in Manicaland, Masvingo, Midlands, Matabalelend North; Matabeleleland South, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West and Mashonaland Central: and

b)      The patient to nurse ration in the above provinces.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*11.     Hon. Mbondah:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain why women are detained in hospitals in Masvingo and other provinces for failure to pay $50.00 maternity user fees.

                                                                                    [Deferred 21st November 2018]

*12.     Hon. B. Dube:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House when the funds for the upgrade of Gweru Provincial Hospital to a referral hospital that meets the standards required to compliment the medical school requirements at Midlands State University can be expected to be availed.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*13.     Hon. Z.  Sibanda:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain Government’s plans to resuscitate the reticulation system of Tsholothso District Hospital which has not been working for more than seven years.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*14.     Hon. Banda S: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain why drugs for mental health patients are more expensive at Parirenyatwa Hospital when compared to private pharmacies and to state whether there are plans to provide free medical treatment and drugs for mental health at public hospitals.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*15.     Hon Munetsi:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when St. Michaels Mission Hospital in Makoni North Constituency will be operational and when a resident doctor will be deployed.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*16.     Hon. Mlambo:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to explain to the House what action government is ensure adequate medical supplies in hospitals given that Chipinge District Hospital has a critical shortages of medical supplies including bandages and paracetamol.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*17.     Hon Dinar: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state measures being taken to ensure the availability of critical medicines in the country.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*18.     HON. KHUMALO S: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House when sewer infrastructure at Tsholotsho District Hospital will be rehabilitated as the Hospital is currently using pit latrines, which pose health risks.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*19.     Hon. B. Dube: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain why Gweru General Hospital cannot be upgraded to a central hospital status considering that it is a medical teaching hospital and caters for more than two million people in the Midlands Province.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

 

*20.     Hon. B. Dube: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain why Gweru General Hospital was not considered in the allocation of CT scans which were allocated to other hospitals such as Masvingo, Chinhoyi and Mutare hospitals.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

 

*21.     Hon. B. Dube: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain why the National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (NatPharm) was not delivering on its mandate of manufacturing medical supplies leaving the public at the mercy of private pharmacies that are currently demanding cash payments in United States Dollars.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

 

*22.     Hon. Karenyi: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain measures being taken to ensure that the Chiramba clinic in Ward 4 in Chimanimani West Constituency which was built using funds from the Constituency Development Fund is operationalized as people are walking long distances to the nearest clinic.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

 

*23.     Hon. P. Moyo: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care whether in view of the delays experienced in conducting postmortems, the Ministry could consider purchasing the following vital equipment for the Government Analyst Department:

 

(a)    Gas Chromatography Mass Detector;

(b)   Gas Chromatography Nitrogen Phosphorus Detector;

(c)    Gas Chromatography Electron Capture Detector;

(d)   High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Photo Diode Detector;

(e)    Atomic Absorption (Hydride or Vapour Generator) Emission; and

(f)    Inductive Coupled Plasma Mass Detector.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*24.     Hon. Chikudo: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state lasting measures being put in place to curb cholera outbreaks which have unnecessarily resulted in loss of life during the past years.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*25.     Hon. Nyabani: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care when the Ministry will deploy a resident medical doctor at Marymount Hospital in Rushinga since it has been operating without a resident doctor for the past three years.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

 

*26.     Hon. Mkaratigwa: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House when the Ministry will ensure that all health care centres have shelters for expecting mothers in Shurugwi South Constituency, particularly, health centres in  Mazivisa in Ward 24 and Gwanza in ward 23.

[Deferred from 30 th January 2019]

 

 

*27.     Hon. Mkaratigwa: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when the Ministry would consider constructing clinics in Banga in ward 8, Nyagari in ward 2, Makandire in ward 11 and Hwida in ward 23 which are all areas in Shurugwi South Constituency.

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*28.     Hon. Mkaratigwa: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when the newly built clinic in Batanai area in Shurugwi South Constituency will be opened.

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*29.     Hon. Mkaratigwa: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain measures being taken to construct more toilets and ensure clean and safe water at clinics in Shurugwi South Constituency in view of the cholera outbreak in the country.

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*30.     Hon. P. Masuku: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to explain measures being taken to improve the state of mortuaries at Mpilo and the United Bulawayo Hospitals which currently are experiencing refrigeration problems.

 

*31.     Hon. Mangoro: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when the ministry would allocate an X-ray and dialysis equipment to Marondera Provincial Hospital.

 

*32.     Hon. Mangoro : To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain measures being taken to ensure that treatment for cancer and diabetes is affordable for ordinary Zimbabweans.

 

*33.     Hon Raidza: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when donated

Solar refridgeration systems will be installed at clinics in  Mberengwa East.

 

*34.     Hon. Zhemu Soda:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to outline the Ministry’s plan for the re – construction of the  Chimoyo – Karezo bridge across Hoya River and the surfacing of the Muzarabani – Chadereka road.

 

            [Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*35.     Hon. Shoko:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the expansion of the Chirundu – Masvingo – Beitbridge Highway will resume.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*36.     Hon. Chibaya:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when ZINARA will release money to the city of Gweru to resurface roads in Mkoba Constituency.  

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*37.     Hon. Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why the Ministry is not installing tollgates in urban areas to ensure that the user pays principle applies.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*38.     Hon. Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to give a breakdown of the ZINARA beneficiaries by local authority from 2015 to 2017and state the criteria used in the disbursements.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*39.     Hon. Maronge: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to outline government plans for the construction of a new bridge across Tetenu River, near Nyajena Rural District Hospital.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*40.     Hon. Maronge: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when the tarring of the Mashate-Renco Mine Road in Masvingo South Constituency will be completed.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*41.     Hon.  Moyo P:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why the National Railways of Zimbabwe, has not handed over land, community halls and clinics in Rugare and Lochnivar areas to Harare City Council considering that the facilities are deteriorating due to poor maintenance.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*42.     Hon Munetsi:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when Headlands – Chendambuya – Moyo – Chikore road would be surface.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*43.     Hon. Kashambe: To ask the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to explain why the tollgate located along Seke road could not be relocated to Kandava as requested by residents.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*44.     Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Transport and infrastructural Development when the Banket-Raffingora-Guruve and the Mutorashanga -Mapinga roads in Zvimba North Constituency will be repaired.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*45.     Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the ZINARA graders that were parked at Raffingora Zimbabwe Republic Police depot six months ago will be repaired.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*46.     Hon Ngwenya: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the Musadzi-Tafara-Gandavaroyi, Musadzi-Muchichiru-Gandavaroi, Tchoda-Peter Store roads in Gokwe- Gumunyu Constituency will be repaired.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*47.     HON. KHUMALO S. S: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when the Bulawayo-Nyamandlovu-Tsholotsho road will be expanded in view of the increased volume of traffic.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*48.     HON. KHUMALO S. S: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when tar surfacing of the Tsholotsho-Sipepa-Lupane Road will be completed.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*49.    Hon. Karenyi: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development House to state whether there are plans to install proper infrastructure at the 25 km Tollgate along the Masvingo-Mutare Road, near Roy Shopping Centre to ensure security of officers and revenue collected.

 

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*50.  Hon. Saruwaka: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state whether the Ministry could consider construction of humps at Watsomba Service Centre in Mutasa Central Constituency along the Nyanga- Mutare Highway since the area has become a death trap for crossing pedestrians.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

 

*51.    Hon. Saruwaka: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the Ministry will repair the Nhodo Section, along the Bonda Road, between Knowstics Boys High School and Bonda Girls High School in Mutasa Central Constituency.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*52.     Hon. Mkaratigwa: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development whether the Ministry could consider:

 

(a)    construction of new roads in ward 2 and upgrading of existing ones in wards 8, 22, and 23 and most resettlement areas in Shurugwi South Constituency; and

 

(b)   tarring of Lalapanzi to Mashaba road in the same constituency.

 

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*53.     Hon. Mkaratigwa: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the Ministry will construct the following bridges in Shurugwi South Constituency:

(a)    bridge linking Tugwi and Batania areas and Gwanza and Rockford areas;

(b)   across Mapongogwe; Kashambe; Jakarazi, Rudne, Tugwi rivers.

 

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

 

*54.     Hon. Nyathi R. R.: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when the 2km road construction from Chachacha -Donga to Tongogara Rural District Council in Shurugwi will be completed.

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*55.     Hon. Nyathi R. R.: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why ZINARA has not yet paid $150 000 which was promised to Tongogara Rural District Council- Shurugwi at the beginning of 2018 to purchase road construction equipment.

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*56.     Hon. Houghton: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the road from Karoi to Mola in the Kariba Nyaminyami Rural District will be upgraded with particular attention to the section between Siakobvu and Mola.

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*57.     Hon. Chidziva:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development whether is it government policy to change bank balances from one currency to another taking into consideration that foreign currency accounts opened in 2009 were in US dollars and were pegged 1:1 with the bond note.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*58.     Hon. Biti:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to update the House on the following;

 

a)      The budget deficit between January and August 2018;

b)      The amount of money borrowed and from where during the same period;

c)      The amount of Treasury bills issued and what they were used to finance;

d)     The amount of money spent on wages and pensions during this period;

e)      The percentage of the total expenditure of the wage bill;

f)       The amount of money spent on loan repayment and interest;

g)      The amount borrowed from the Central Bank from 2014 to 2018;

h)      The size of the domestic debt and its breakdown, and

i)        The amount spent on and recovered from Command Agriculture from 2016 to 2018.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*59.     Hon. Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state the sovereign debt of Zimbabwe.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*60.     Hon. Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain why the Minister has not been reporting to Parliament since 2014, on the performance of loans raised and guaranteed by the state in accordance with Section 300 (4) (a) of the Constitution.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*61.     Hon. Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to update the House on loans raised and guaranteed by the state.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*62.     Hon. Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to give a breakdown of the amounts allocated to provinces and local authorities as stipulated in Section 301 (3) of the Constitution from 2014 to 2018.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*63.     Hon. Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state the amount of money owed to the African Import and Export Bank by the Government of Zimbabwe.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*64.     Hon. P.  Masuku:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House on the amount of money used to purchase vehicles for Chiefs in 2018.

 

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*65.     Hon. Shoko:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development when the other Commission of Inquiry that looks at the payment modalities for persons and insurance losses incurred during the economic meltdown of 2005 – 2008 will be constituted as recommended by the first commission of inquiry report.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*66.     Hon. MADZIMURE: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain Measures being taken against some business people who are operating a four-tier pricing system.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*67.     Hon Moyo C:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain to why Bulawayo City Council is charging four categories of Value Added Tax(VAT) per billing that is, sewage fixed VAT, solid waste management VAT, Sewerage domestic VAT and VAT.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*68.     Hon Gonese: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state whether ZANU PF party paid custom duty for the vehicles imported for the 2018 election campaign and if so, to provide the evidence of such payment and state the total amount paid in that regard.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*69.     Hon Gonese: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state the amount paid by the Government to hire a private Gulfstream jet for the former First Lady, Grace Mugabe to attend her mother's funeral.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*70.     HON. I. NYONI: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development whether the two percent intermediated money transfer tax is chargeable on customs duties, Value Added Tax (VAT), Payee and fines.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*71.     Hon. Chikudo: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to provide Statistics of all mega deals signed by Government in the last 10 years and an update in terms of their implementation.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*72.     Hon. Chikudo: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to give an update of the revenue realized by government through the Intermediated Money Transfer tax by source and on a daily basis since the inception of S. I. 205 of 2018 and how it has been utilized.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*73.     Hon. Chikudo: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development whether the Ministry could consider converting into equity pension savings still stuck in long term non liquid assets date backing to 2009 in order to unfairly deprive pension funds contributors.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*74.       Hon. Chidziva: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic development to explain to the house government policy on supporting local investors.

 

*75.     Hon. Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services to inform the House when the Matopo hills area would receive cellular, radio and television network coverage.

 

[Transferred 5th December 2018]

*76.     Hon. Musikavanhu:  To ask the Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services to state plans in place to conscientise the public about the Transitional Stabilization Program that was announced by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on 5th October 2018.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*77.     Hon Gonese: To ask the Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services to explain whether the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation(ZBC) has a code of ethics which regulates the active participation in politics by its employees in view of the participation by one of its employees in the ZANU PF primary elections in Mashonaland Central and whether other employees can openly participate in political activities of other parties if they so wish.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*78.     Hon. Sacco:  To ask the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services to state whether the Ministry has plans to provide signal to areas such as Rusitu Valley, Mutsamvu and Chikukwa that currently do not have television and radio coverage.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*79.     Hon. Soda:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain the measures the Ministry has put in place for oil exploration following the recent confirmation of possible oil deposits by an Australian Firm called Invictus while in Muzarabani.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*80.     Hon. Dube B.  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to state the government’s plans regarding ZIMGLASS workers who are owed huge sums of money in salary arrears.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*81.     Hon Chibaya:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce the Ministry’s plans to resuscitate companies such as Zim Alloys in Gweru in an effort to address unemployment in Mkoba Constituency.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*82.     Hon Mudiwa:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce whether there are plans to establish a fruit processing plant in Honde Valley area in Manicaland Province to minimize losses incurred during transportation of fruits to Harare and ensure increased profits due to value addition.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*83.     HON. NKOMO MOLLY: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to state measures being taken to control the ever increasing prices of basic commodities.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*84.     HON. I. NYONI: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to advise the House on measures being taken to resolve the three tier pricing system currently prevailing on the market.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*85.     Hon. Mukapiko: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to explain reasons for the exportation of unprocessed tar by Hwange Coal Gasification Company (HCGC) whilst there are other companies within the country which can process crude tar.

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

           

*86.     Hon Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation to state when work will commence on the construction of Silobela Vocational Training Centre which was pegged in June 2018.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*87.     Hon Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation to provide a list of Youth Training Centres in different provinces around Zimbabwe.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*88.     Hon. Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Environment and Tourism to explain the system used when distributing tourism grants in the Matopo Hills area and to further elaborate on how each of the three district councils in the Matopo district council benefit from royalties and annual allocations given by UNESCO for the Matopo world heritage site.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*89.     HON. KHUMALO S. S: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry when the dilapidated fence surrounding the Hwange National Park will be repaired to reduce human-wildlife conflict.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*90.     HON. MADHUKU: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to inform the House when the Save Conservancy will be fenced off thereby bringing to an end the prolonged human-wildlife conflict.

 

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*91.     HON. NYAMUDEZA: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to explain to the House-

 

a)  the measures being taken to control the encroachment of wild animals such as

     elephants, lions and buffaloes into rural areas along the Sabi River; and

b) whether there are any plans to compensate people who have lost their livestock and  crops as a result of such wild animals during the past ten years.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*92.     HON. NYAMUDEZA: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to inform the House what measures the Ministry has to stop the outbreak of veld fires.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*93.     HON. NYAMUDEZA: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to inform the House reforestation measures being taken by the Ministry and the number of trees which will be planted on the National Tree Planting Day scheduled for 1 December 2018.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*94.    hon. madhuku: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to inform the House what measures the Ministry is taking to assist local community based wildlife management programmes and conservancies to realise financial gains.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*95.     Hon. P. Masuku: To ask the Minister of Environment Tourism and Hospitality Industry to explain measures in place to curb veld fires that are destroying natural vegetation and property as well as causing loss of animals and human life throughout the country.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*96.     Hon. Kashiri: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry whether the Ministry could consider invoking licences for hunting concessions that are not being utilized as they are a source of foreign currency

 

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*97.     Hon. Watson: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry explain the impact of the Batoka Hydro Electric Power Project on:

 

(a)    the ecosystem of the gorge below Victoria Falls; and

 

(b)   the tourist arrivals and earnings necessitated by the cessation of White Water Rafting as a tourist activity in Victoria falls.

 

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*98.     Hon. Watson: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to explain: 

 

(a)    the circumstances surrounding the ten white rhinos allegedly captured during the month of August 2018 in Lake Kyle in Masvingo, Lake Chivero in Mashonalalnd East and the Matopos National Parks, reportedly translocated to Boma’s in Hwange National Park’s Mtshibi Camp for quarantine and then translocated to the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) in September 2018;

 

(b)    whether all the documentation for the translocation of these rhinos was in order and to confirm whether they are secure and why  there was secrecy in the process of capturing and transporting them; and

 

 

(c)    whether one rhino was shot in Hwange National Park and if so, what happened to the rhino’s horn.

[Deferred from 30th January 2019]

 

*99.     Hon.P.  Masuku:  To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to inform the House on the costs of hiring luxury jets to ferry the President on foreign trips using public funds.

 

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

 

*100.   HON. NKOMO MOLLY: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain Government policy regarding the allocation of residential stands in areas which have not been serviced.

[Deferred 21st November 2018]

*101.   Hon. Machingauta: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain why it is taking long to complete the construction of the roundabout at the intersection of the High Glen and Glen Eagles roads in Budiriro and to state when it will be completed.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*102.   Hon. Tarusenga: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to inform the House when rehabilitation of feeder roads in St Mary’s Constituency will commence.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*103.   Hon. Tarusenga: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state when Nyatsime Suburb would have taped water; and when the supply of safe water to other areas in St Mary’s Constituency would improve, considering the recurrence of water borne diseases such as cholera.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*104.   Hon. Tarusenga: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain measures being taken by the Ministry to deal with perennial sewer blockages in St Mary’s Constituency.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*105.   Hon. Tarusenga: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing when the Ministry will provide recreational facilities in St Mary’s Constituency.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*106.   HON. MACHINGAUTA: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing when the construction of the proposed Community library on Stand   Number 686 in Ward 33, in Budiriro Constituency will commence.

 

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

107.     Hon Tarusenga:  To ask the Minister of Local Government Public Works and National Housing to explain how the Ministry will deal with challenge of sceptic tanks and shallow wells being constructed from stand number 9180 to 9640 behind Phase 2 Manyame Park high density.

 

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*108.   Hon. P. Masuku: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain why the Ministry is not considering giving municipal police arresting powers to complement efforts by the ZRP to curb high rates crime in urban areas.

[Deferred from 5th December 2018]

*109.     Hon. P. Masuku: To ask the Minister of Local government and National Housing to state whether the ministry could consider assisting local authorities to acquire fire and ambulance equipment given that most local authorities are facing a number of challenges.

 

*110.   Hon. P. Masuku:To ask The Minister of Local Government and National Housing to state government policy on  disaster and emergency preparedness and response

 

*111.   Hon. P. Masuku: To ask The Minister of local Government and National Housing to explain measures being taken to ensure that safety standards are being maintained in government buildings.

 

*112.   Hon. P. Masuku: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to state when the Zimbabwe Republic Police would resume patrols on the country’s highways in order to reduce high crime rate.

*113.   Hon. P. Masuku: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to explain whether the Ministry could consider putting in place stringent measures against Public bus operators who do not observe approved time tables on the designated routes.

 

*114.   Hon Raidza: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Hertage to explain

measures being taken to improve the living conditions of the ZRP staff at Buchwa

Police Station.

 

*115.   Hon. P. Masuku: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain whether the ministry could make it mandatory for all buses to be installed with speed limit devices to curb road carnage.

 

*116.   Hon Raidza:To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to

state when the tarring of Zvishavane-Rutenga road will commence.

 

*117.   Hon. P. Masuku: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state when Emgwanini and Mbundane area in Nketa Constituency will have electricity.

 

*118.   Hon. Gumbwanda: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state when a transformer at Machena Irrigation scheme in Ward 31 Zaka East Constituency which was taken by the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company(ZETDC) in October 2018 will be returned.

 

*119.   Hon Raidza: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary to state whether

Mbuyanehanda High School in Mberengwa East Constituency will be turned into a

boarding school since there is no boarding school in the area.

 

*120.  Hon Raidza: To ask the Minister of Information Communication and Technology,

Postal and Courier Services to state measures being taken by the ministry is doing to

improve mobile Network connectivity in Mberengwa East Constituency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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