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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 17 JUNE 2016 NO 68

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No. 68

 

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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FRIDAY, 17TH JUNE, 2016

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Quarter past two o’clock pm.

The Speaker in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Members Present

Bunjira R

Chibagu G

Chibaya A

Chigudu M

Chinanzvavana C

Chipato A

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chiwetu J Z

Dutiro P.

Gezi T

Jaboon J

Kachepa N

Kadungure D A

Karoro D

Kaundikiza M

Khumalo M

Khumalo T

Kwaramba G

Majaya B

Makari Z.

Makonya J

Mandipaka O

Mangami D

Mangwende S

Mapiki J

Maridadi J

Marumahoko R

Mashonganyika D

Matambanadzo M

Matienga M

Matsunga S.

Mawere M RN S

Mguni N.

Mlilo N.

Mpala M.

Mpofu R

Mudambo T

Mudau M

Mudzuri E

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F

Munochinzwa M.

Murai E

Musundire A L

Mutomba W

Muzondiwa E S

Ndlovu M S

Ndlovu N

Nduna D

Pemhenayi B

Porusingazi E

Rungani A

Samkange J T

Shava J.

Shongedza E

Sibanda D

Sibanda D P

Sibanda K.

Sithole G K

Simbanegavi Y

Toffa J

Tshuma B.

Vutete M

Wadyajena J M

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

 

 

Absent with leave

Hon. Madanha M.; Hon Majome; Hon Moyo F.

 

  1. And objection having been taken that were present fewer than 70 Members, the bells were rung for seven minutes and a quorum still being not present, the Speaker adjourned the House without question put at three minutes to ten o’clock a.m. pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order No. 56.

 

 

 

HON. ADV. J. F. MUDENDA,

                                                                                                                                   Speaker.

 

 

Note the following Members were present when the House adjourned-

 

Bunjira R.; Chibagu G; Chibaya A.; Chigudu M.; Chinanzvavana C.; Chipato A

Chitembwe V J.; Chitindi C.; Chiwetu J Z.; Dutiro P.; Gezi T.; Jaboon J.; Kachepa N

Kadungure D A.; Karoro D.; Kaundikiza M.; Khumalo M.; Khumalo T.; Kwaramba G

Majaya B.; Makari Z.; Makonya J.; Mandipaka O.; Mangami D.; Mangwende S.; Mapiki J

Maridadi J.; Marumahoko R.; Mashonganyika D.; Matambanadzo M.; Matienga M.;

Matsunga S.; Mawere M RN S; Mguni N.;  Mlilo N.; Mpala M.; Mpofu R.; Mudambo T

Mudau M.; Mudzuri E.; Mudyiwa M.; Mufunga A.; Mukwangwariwa F G.; Mukwena R

Munengami F.; Munochinzwa M..; Murai E. Musundire A L.; Mutomba W.; Muzondiwa E S

Ndlovu M S.; Ndlovu N.; Nduna D.; Pemhenayi B.; Porusingazi E.; Rungani A.; Samkange J T

Shava J.; Shongedza E.; Sibanda D.; Sibanda D P.; Sibanda K.; Sithole G K.; Simbanegavi Y

Toffa J.; Tshuma B.; Vutete M.; Wadyajena J M

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

  

 

TUESDAY 21ST JUNE 2016

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

           

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

 

  1. Committee: 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. Recommital- Committee: Zimbabwe National Defence University Bill, (H. B. 12A, 2015)- The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development.

 

(See Notice of Amendments)

 

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

16th June, 2016 Hon. Rungani).

                                            

  • [Time elapsed: 13 hours 57 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. Mutomba.

 

 

  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. 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. Mpariwa

             Hon. Pedzisai

 

            That this House takes note and adopts the Third Report of the Public Accounts Committee on           the findings by the Auditor General on 2014 Appropriation Accounts for Ministry of Finance     and Economic Development and other Statements under its purview [S.C. 16 2016]

 

  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. 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. 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;

 

(c)   Guarantee non repetition of such occurrences and giving assurance in the

      protection to the right to demonstrate and petition; and

 

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

victims receive restorative and rehabilitative justice.

 

  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. 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;

  1. 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.
  2. The government immediately engages adequate services of forensic scientists for purposes of investigating rape.
  3. The government immediately and continually equip all police stations with forensic investigation rape kits.
  4. The government immediately implements with stakeholders the “Zimbabwe National Gender Based Violence Strategy: 2012-2015".
  5. Hon. Nduna

            Hon. R. Mpofu

 

            That this House -

 

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

 

CONCERNED that despite various awareness programmes initiated by both the    

Government and non-governmental organisations, people living with disabilities are

still subject to stigma and discrimination;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that there's no institutionalised deliberate inclusion strategy

from primary education to tertiary level to support students with disabilities.

ACKNOWLEDGING the various initiatives taken by Government in post-

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

disabilities such as the introduction of vocational training centres for people living with

 disabilities and the enactment of the Disabled Persons Act in 1992;

 

RECOGNISING the tax concessions extended to people living with disabilities such as

the suspension of Customs Duty on certain specified motor vehicles imported by

 physically handicapped persons for their own use.

 

DISTURBED that such noble concessions do not extend to critical equipment such as

wheelchairs, hearing aids, braille and crutches for use by people living with disabilities;

 

WORRIED that as a result of the taxes levied on wheelchairs, braille and crutches they

are beyond the reach of the majority of people living with disabilities who are poor;

 

FURTHER WORRIED that sign language which caters for the deaf and dumb and

 Braille for the blind has not been allowed to take root from primary education level for

no fee in line with section 75 of the constitution calling for education for all.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, CALLS UPON THE GOVERNMENT TO:

 

  1. Introduce tax concessions starting from the 2017 Budget for critical equipment such as wheelchairs, braille and crutches to ensure that they are affordable to the                 majority of people living with disabilities;

 

  1. Make sign language and Braille all inclusive and compulsory for all institutions of learning to provide, a well-rounded education system for people living with                disabilities and needing such learning and education.

 

  1. Urgently Harmonize our laws in line with the United Nations Conventions of      Persons Living with Disabilities and the new Constitution to improve the lives                   of the affected disabled persons; and,

 

  1. Increase the allocation for disability services in the national budget to cover the      essential basic needs for all disabled people in Zimbabwe.

 

  1. Hon. Dr. Mashakada

               Hon. Cross

 

            That this House -

 

            CONCERNED by the shortage of cash in Zimbabwe banks which has plunged the             financial sector into turmoil;

 

            FURTHER concerned by the lack of knowledge by the general public on the proposed       introduction of bond notes and their impact on the liquidity situation;

 

            WORRIED that the cash crisis could only be a symptom of a deeper economic crisis;

 

            FURTHER worried that the cash shortages are inconveniencing, general members of          the public including firms;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon government to;

 

(a)  De – dollarize and adopt the rand as the anchor currency; and

(b)  Address the fundamental structural causes of the financial and economic crisis

      engulfing Zimbabwe.

 

 

  1. Hon. Musundire

            Hon. Maridadi

 

            That this House –

 

            COGNISANT of the state of the Zimbabwe economy particularly foreign direct investment and             liquidity challenges;

 

            ACKNOWLEDGING the role of state enterprises and parastatal in the development of our    economy;

 

            APPALLED by the cases of mismanagement and corruption in these organisations;

 

            NOTING the absence of corporate governance in our parastatals and state enterprises;

 

            CONCERNED with the extent of political interference in these organization;

 

            ACKNOWLEDGING the incapacity of Auditor General, law enforcement agents and Anti -
            Corruption Commission in dealing with corrupt cases in these organisations;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves that:

 

  1. The National Code on Corporate Governance be enforced in all parastatals and state enterprises.
  2. Appointments to Parastatal Boards be made on the basis of merit, competency and professionalism.
  3. Measures be taken to expose, combat and eradicate corruption in state enterprises and parastatals.

 

 

  1. Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

            Hon Toffa

 

            That this House -

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All processes of identifying providers of services to government are conducted in a transparent and accountable manner.
  2. Awarding of government and parastatal tenders promotes fair regional representation; and
  3. A 30% quota of all government tenders are reserved for women.

 

 

  1. Hon. Mandipaka

            Hon. Matangira

 

            That this House –

 

            COGNISANT of the role played by Parliament in the making laws for the promotion of good             governance;

 

            AWARE that Zimbabwe got its independence as a result of a protracted war of liberation;

 

            DISTURBED that some Honourable Members of Parliament lack basic orientation on the     history of Zimbabwe;

 

            CONCERNED with the neo – colonial machinations that seek to distort our history;

 

            NOW THEREFORE resolve that;

 

  1. the Administration of Parliament should include a basic orientation course on the history of Zimbabwe during induction of Members of Parliament;

 

  1. The political history of the country should be taught in our schools and government institutions.

 

 

  1. Hon. Chibaya

            Hon. dziva

 

            That this House takes note of the Report of the 134th Assembly of the Inter – Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Lusaka, Zambia, 19 to 26 March 2016.

 

  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. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of Air Zimbabwe (Adjourned 16th June, 2016 – Hon. Hon. Rungani).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: 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)-Hon. Nduna.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on the Implementation of the Targeted Approach Programme in Mission Hospitals (Adjourned 14th June, 2016 – Hon. Matuke).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: 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)- Hon. N. Mguni.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development on Biotechnology (Adjourned 8th June, 2016 – The Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development).

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question proposed: 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)- Hon. Dr. Mataruse.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on 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 (Adjourned 7th June, 2016- The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

Question proposed: 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)- Hon. Majome.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services on the Mobile Telecommunications Sector in Zimbabwe. (Adjourned 19th May, 2016- Hon.Mpariwa.)

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

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

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on 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. (Adjourned 19th May, 2016- Hon. Rungani)

 

                                                                                                        [Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of 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).- Hon. Mpariwa.

 

  1. 30. 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)

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

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: 12]

 

            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: 13]

 

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 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: 16]

 

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 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: 21]

 

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 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: 22]

 

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: 21]

 

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 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: 22]

 

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: 30]

           

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: 29]

           

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 African Union Observation Mission to Congo – Brazzaville Presidential Elections (Adjourned 14th June, 2016- Hon. Matuke)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

 

            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the African Union Observation Mission to Congo – Brazzaville Presidential Elections held on 20th March 2016- Hon. A. Mnangagwa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the prohibitive cost of blood in both public and private hospitals (Adjourned 7th June, 2016- The Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development.)

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

 

            Question proposed: That this House;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            NOW THEREFORE, call upon the Executive to:

 

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

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

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on human trafficking of persons in Zimbabwe (Reinstated 19th May, 2016- Hon. Nyamupinga)

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

           

Question proposed: That this House -

 

            DISTURBED by the increase in cases of human trafficking 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:

 

  • 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;

 

(b)   Perpetrators of these heinous acts must face the full wrath of the law;

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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 - Hon. Nyamupinga.

 

        Amendment proposed by Hon Nyamupinga:

 

        To add after sub – paragraph (e) the following sub paragraphs-

 

                        (f)  The government must urgently develop a comprehensive National Strategy                          and fight human trafficking; and

 

                        (g)  The government must also establish a Compensation Fund for all victims of                          human trafficking.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the Bilateral Visit to the Parliament of Kuwait (Adjourned 12th May, 2016- Hon. Kwaramba)

 

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the Bilateral Visit to the Parliament of Kuwait held form the 25th to the 29th of April, 2016.- Hon. Paradza.

 

 

  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: 13]

 

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

 

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

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: 18]

 

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: 19]

           

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: 19]

 

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 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: 20]

 

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 national war heroes shrines (Reinstated 9th          February, 2016- Hon. Nduna).

[Days elapsed: 21]

 

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. Committee: To resume on the 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. (Progress reported- 6th June, 2016- Hon. Samkange).

 

  1. Committee of Supply.

 

 

    WEDNESDAY, 22ND JUNE, 2016

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

 

*1.       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]

 

*2.       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;

and

 

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

 

[Deferred from 11th May 2016]

 

*3.         Hon. Masuku P.:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain the policy        regarding the burial of still born babies.

 

[Deferred from 15th June, 2016]

 

      *4.       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]

 

*5.       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]

 

*6.       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]

 

*7.         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]

 

*8.       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]

 

*9.     Hon Mudyiwa:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development that following       the discovery of gold and platinum deposits in Kariba recently, what measures are in   place to ensure that the Chiadzwa Diamond mines debacle is not repeated.  

 

 

*10.     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]

 

*11.     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]

 

*12.     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]

 

*13.     Hon Maondera:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce when the Ministry is     going to scrap Statutory Instrument 126 of 2014 in view of the introduction of Bureau        Veritas which plays the same role and considering that the duplication is impinging on         the ease of doing business.

 

 

*14.     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]

 

*15.     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]

 

*16.    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]

 

*17.     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]

 

*18.     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]

 

*19.     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]

 

*20.     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.

 

*21.     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.

 

*22.     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.

 

*23.     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.

 

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

 

*25.     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

 

*26.     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.

 

*27.     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.

 

*28.     Hon Maondera:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development what plans       are there to complete the installation of prepaid meters in Glen Nora which was stalled             in 2014.

 

 

*29.     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.

 

*30.     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.

 

*31.     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.

 

*32.     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.

 

*33.     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.

 

*34.     Hon Maondera:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs when Glen Nora Police Station     will be allocated a new and reliable vehicle for them to effectively execute their duties.

 

*35.     Hon Masuku P.:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to

 

  1. Explain the mechanism that is in place to supervise police on patrol in residential and industrial areas at night.

 

  1. Inform the House whether the Zimbabwe Republic Police has patrol vehicles on our major highways during the night until mid-morning.

 

*36.     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.

 

*37.     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.

 

*38.     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.

 

*39.     Hon Beremauro:  To ask the Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of            Culture and Heritage to explain if headman in the small scale farming areas are eligible to receive allowances after having been appointed by the Chief because Chipapa and    Vuti  have village heads were appointed but are not receiving allowances.

 

*40.     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

 

*41.     Hon Maondera:  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education what measures are being taken to bring to book the Headmistress of Ruvheneko Primary       School in Glen Nora, Mrs Chigabo who was implicated in a recent audit by the          Ministry’s auditors.

 

*42.     Hon Mudyiwa:  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to explain         why

 

  1. One secondary school out of 35 registered and satellite schools in Mudzi District has a substantive headmaster while the rest are in an acting capacity;
  2. What Government policy is regarding the period one should be on an acting capacity as school head.
  3. Whether these acting headmasters get an acting allowance and at what rate.

 

 

*43.     Hon Mpofu M. M.: To ask the Minister of Youth Development Indigenisation 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.

 

*44.     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.

 

*45.     Hon Ncube S.:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state         when Shashe Border Post would be constructed.

 

*46.     Hon Cross:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the     House what the total value of duty free certificates for imports were in 2014 and 2015,             and to indicate them separately for the different agencies of Government.

 

*47.     Hon Cross:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to give the         House the actual income and expenditure of government in 2013, 2014, 2015 and the             first quarter of 2016 and to give a detailed account of how the deficit between income and expenditure was financed in each year

 

*48.     Hon Cross:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to provide the   House with a breakdown of the number of employees in the Civil Service by the sector             for the fiscal years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and the first quarter of 2016; and to give the        full cost of employment for each category of employees for the same years.

 

*49.     Hon Cross:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to give   details of the numbers of Civil Service Pensioners on the Government system in 2015      and the results of the audit conducted during the year and details of the action taken to            ensure that only legitimate pensioners are receiving their pensions.

 

 

*50.     Hon Ncube S.:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to state when Shashe Irrigation Scheme would be revived considering             that there is plenty of water in Shashe River.

 

*51.     Hon Mangami:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development to inform the House on Government’s buying price of cotton for the   2015/2016 farming season.

 

*52.     Hon Mangami D: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation             Development to state the progress that has been made on the construction of an     irrigation scheme at Sokwela Dam in Gokwe South.

 

*53.     Hon Mangami D.:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation             Development to state whether Government buys small grains from farmers, and if so, to    state the prices

 

*54.     Hon Ncube S.:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to        clarify the status of Gwanda – Maphisa road, in view of the fact that documents at     Matobo Rural District Council indicate that it was tarred in 2006, while the situation on      the ground is that it is still a gravel road.

 

*55.     Hon Tshuma B.:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development         whether there is an emergency plan to cover the potholes littering the Beitbridge –   Masvingo road especially between Beitbridge and Rutenga as these potholes are a death           trap.

 

*56.     Hon Maondera:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development          what plans are in place to re – gravel the Headlands – Mayo road which is in a very     deplorable state.

*57.     Hon Beremauro:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development       to;

  1. Explain why it has taken the ministry more than 25 years to complete construction of Karoi Binga road
  2. State when construction is likely to resume.

 

*58.     Hon Beremauro:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development       to explain why it has taken construction of Karoi Tollgate six months before   completion and when it is likely to be completed.

 

*59.     Hon Masuku P.:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to      explain the measures in place to improve the technology used at the Vehicle Inspection            Department inorder to curb corruption particularly on Provisional Driver’s License          tests.

 

*60.     Hon Kanhanga:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to     apprise the House on the progress made on the re – surfacing programme of the Guruve           to Mahuwe road particularly on the 7km stretch of broken tarmac between Makombe            and Camperdown.

 

*61.     Hon Mangami D.:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to:

  1. State when Njelele residential suburb of Gokwe will have water for domestic use;
  2. Explain how the Ministry intends to end water problems in Gokwe town;
  3. Explain the Ministry’s plans on gully reclamation in Gokwe and the surrounding areas especially the gully at the court building.

*62.     Hon Mudyiwa:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate what plans         are in place to de – siltate most dams that nolonger hold water due to siltation in Mudzi           District.

 

*63.     Hon Beremauro: To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to state           when ZINWA is likely to handover Karoi Water plant to Karoi Town Council so that     the local authority provide water to the town.

 

*64.     Hon Beremauro: To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate the      requirements needed for a farmer to get firewood licenses.

 

*65.     Hon Kanhanga:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to update         the House on the progress made to date, indicating the specific dates on the resumption         of the construction of Dande dam in Guruve.

 

*66.     Hon Kanhanga:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to brief the      House on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme in the provision of            water for each district in  Mashonaland Central Province and furnish the House with an         itinerary indicating when it will commence.

 

 

 

*67.     Hon Maondera:  To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare           when the Ministry is going to feed hungry residents with maize in Glen Nora just like           what is being done in rural areas.

 

*68.     Hon Thembani:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National    Housing to explain;

 

  1. When the government is to take action against those who are building big tuck shops in undesignated areas especially high density areas.

 

  1. If government is aware that these illegal tuck-shop are not inspected for safety and do not comply with rules and regulations considering the lack of social amenities.

 

 

 

 

NOTICES OF AMENDMENTS

 

ZIMBABWE NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY BILL (H.B 12, 2015)

 

By The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development

 

Clause 2 (Interpretation)

 

On page 4, in line 15, in the definition of “Minister”, delete the words, “the Minister of Defence” and substitute with “the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development”.

 

 

PAN-AFRICAN MINERALS UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY          BILL (H.B 10, 2015)

 

By the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development.

 

      

Clause 2 (Interpretation)

On page 4, the definition of “Minister” to be deleted and replaced by––

 “Minister” means the Minister responsible for Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development or whoever is assigned the administration of this Act.”

On page 4, the definition of “Secretary” to be deleted and replaced by––

 “Secretary” means the Secretary for Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development.”

 

Clause 11 (Pro-Vice Chancellor)

On page 8, clause 11 sub clause (1) to be deleted and substituted with the following––

“The Pro Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor after consultation with the Minister and the Council, and shall hold office for such period as is provided in his or her contract of employment.”

On page 8, clause 11 sub clause (4) delete “Secretary, who shall, in consultation with the Minister” and substituted with “Minister, who shall in consultation with the Chancellor and Council”.

 

Clause 12 (University Council)

On page 9, clause 12 (e) to be deleted so that (f) becomes (d) and (d) becomes (e) and the same changes should apply to the subsequent sub-clauses.

 

Clause 13 (Functions of Council)

On page 9, clause 13 (b) deletion of “the Information Technologist”.

 

Clause 16 (Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of Council)

On page 11, clause 16 (2) and (3) to be deleted so that sub-clauses (4) becomes (2).

 

Clause 22 (Bursar)

On page 13, clause 22 (i) by the insertion of the following––

“with the approval of the Minister” after the word Council.”

 

Clause 23 (Librarian)

On page 13, clause 23 (i) by the insertion of the following––

 “with the approval of the Minister” after the word Council.”

 

Clause 28 (Staff Disciplinary Committee)

On page 15, clause 28 (i) (a) by the deletion of “retired judge” and insertion of “Pro Vice-Chancellor”.

 

 

 

BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

           

Local Government Amendment Bill, (H.B. 1, 2016) - The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. (Referred 7th June, 2016).

 

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS
National Assembly Votes NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 17 JUNE 2016 NO 68