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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES - 17 MAY 2007 NO. 47

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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SECOND SESSION - SIXTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSDAY 17th MAY, 2007

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Quarter past two o'clock p.m

Acting Speaker in the Chair

Prayers.

 

Members present

 

Bidi N. Chief

Bushu S. Chief

Chandengenda D. J.

Chebundo B

Chidarikirre F E

Chimanikire G

Chimbaira G

Chimombe Chief G.

Chimutengwende C

Chininga E T C

Chipanga T S

Chisvuure E.

Chiurayi E.

Damasane A.

Dandawa Chief T.

Gabbuza J. G.

Gonese I. T

Gumbo R E N

Gwachiwa C

Gwanetsa, K.K

Gwetu M

Kadzima P

Kangai K. M

Kanzama F

Kasukuwere S

Katsande A

Mabika Chief J

Machaya J. M. K

Made J. M

Madubeko J

Madzimure W

Makova C W

Malinga A. M

Malisa Chief C

Marumahoko R

Masawi E. S

Mashakada T.

Matamisa E E

Matimba K. M

Matshalaga O

Mathuthu T A

Mawere M

Mguni N.

Mhashu F

Misihairabwi-Mushonga. P.

Mubau T.

Muchena O. N.

Mudzimurema Chief P. M

Mugabe L

Muguti E.

Mungofa P.

Mupukuta L. S

Musa C. J

Mushore L.

Mushoriwa E.

Mutezo M.

Mutsekwa C

Mzembi W

Ncube F. D.

Ncube W

Ndlovu M M

Nhema C D F

Nyauchi E

Pote C. M

Sakabuya M

Shana Chief N Z J

Sibanda G. J.

Steveson B G

Zhuwao P

Zinyemba M

Ziyambi Z W I

Zwizwai M

 

 

Absent with leave

Butau D.

Chiwewe W. A.

Gumbo J. M.

Maziriri E.

Mpariwa P.

Ncube W.

Parirenyatwa D. P.

1. The Governor and Resident Minister of Matebeleland North moved that notice of motion No. 1 for today, stands over, until Order of the Day No. 45 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

2. The Governor and Resident Minister of Matebeleland North moved that Orders of the Day Nos. 2 to 5 for today, stand over, until Order of the Day No. 6 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

3. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the 19th State of the Nation Address (Adjourned 10th May 2007 The Minister of Defence).

[Time elapsed: 39 minutes]

Iquestion again proposed: That this House -

 

Conveys its profound gratitude to His Excellency The President for his 19th State of the Nation Address to Parliament;

Expresses its commitment to and support for the views contained in His Address; and

That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the President, informing Him of

the sentiments of the House - Hon. Kanzama.

On the Motion of the Minister of Environment and Tourism: Debate Adjourned until tomorrow.

4. The Minister of Environment and Tourism moved that Orders of the Day No. 7 to 18 stand over until Order of the Day No. 19 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

5. Hon Mungofa, seconded by Hon. Gabbuza moved that this House takes note of the Fourth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines Energy Environment and Tourism on the Challenges Bedevilling Gold and Diamond Mining in Zimbabwe (S.C. 7, 2007).

On the motion of the Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

6. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the Voter Registration Observer Mission to the Republic of Angola ( Adjourned 15th May 2007 - The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities)

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question again proposed : That this House-

TAKES NOTE of the Report of the Delegation to the Voter Registration Observer Mission to the Republic of Angola - Hon. Pote

 

On the Motion of the Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

7. Adjourned debate on motion on erosion of worker's income s due to hyperinflation. ( Adjourned 15th May 2007 - The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question again proposed : That this House -

 

NOTING with concern the erosion of worker's incomes due to hyperinflation.

 

CALLS UPON THIS HOUSE to urge the government to review the taxation system on employee incomes so that all incomes less than the poverty datum line (as reviewed monthly) are exempted from taxation - Hon. Mushoriwa

 

On the Motion of the Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

8. Adjourned debate on motion on the untimely death of the Hon. Member of Zaka East and Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Mr. Tinos Rusere (Adjourned 8th May 2007 - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question again proposed : That this House -

EXPRESSES its profound sorrow on the untimely death on Thursday 1st March, 2007, of the Hon. Member for Zaka East and Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Mr. Tinos Rusere;

PLACES on record its appreciation of the services which the late Member selflessly rendered to his people, Parliament, the Government and the Nation; and

 

RESOLVES that its deepest heartfelt sympathies be conveyed to Mrs Rusere and family - Hon. Col Makova

 

On the Motion of the Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation: Debate adjourned until tomorrow

9.Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the take over of water and sewerage services by ZINWA (Adjourned 8th May 2007 - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question again proposed : That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the take over of water and sewerage services in the City of Harare and the proposed take over of these services in cities and towns in the rest of the Country. (S.C. 3, 2007) - Hon. Zinyemba

 

 

On the Motion of the Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

10. And objection having been taken that there were present fewer than twenty- five members, the bells were rung for seven minutes and a quorum still being not present, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without putting any question at nine minutes past four o'clock p.m pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order No. 27.

Note - The following members were present when the House adjourned: Hon Bushu Chief, Hon Chidarikire, Hon Chimanikire, Hon Chimbaira, Hon Chipanga, Hon Chisvuure, Hon Dandawa Chief, Hon Gwetu, Hon Kanzama, Hon Mabika Chief, Hon Made, Hon Madzimure, Hon Matamisa, Hon Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Hon Mudzimurema Chief, Hon Mupukuta, Hon Ncube F.D, Hon Pote, Hon Shana Chief, Hon Sibanda, Hon Stevenson and Hon Zwizwai,

K. M. Kangai,

Acting Speaker.

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FRIDAY, 18TH MAY 2007

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

1. The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture

THAT WHEREAS subsection (1) of section 111B of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any Convention, Treaty or Agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under authority of the President with one or more foreign States or Governments or International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

AND WHEREAS the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in Paris in October 2005;

AND WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is a member state of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisations, and is desirous of becoming party to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions;

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid convention shall be subject to the provision of article 29 of the Convention;

 

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

2. Second Reading: Suppression of Foreign and International Terrorism Bill (H.B. 1, 2006)- The Minister of Home Affairs.

 

3. Second Reading: Interception of Communications Bill (H.B. 4C, 2006) - The Minister of Transport and Communication.

 

4Second Reading: Financial Adjustments Bill (H.B. 3, 2007) - The Minister of Finance

5. Committee: Consideration of an Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument 13A, 2007 - Prof. W. Ncube.

6. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the 19th State of the Nation Address (Adjourned 17th May 2007 The Minister of Environment and Tourism).

[Time elapsed: 39 minutes]

Question proposed: That this House -

Conveys its profound gratitude to His Excellency The President for his 19th State of the Nation Address to Parliament;

Expresses its commitment to and support for the views contained in His Address; and

That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the President, informing Him of

the sentiments of the House - Hon. Kanzama.

7. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Privileges Committee on Hon. Minister Obert Moses Mpofu's case (Adjourned 10th May 2007 - The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed : That this House adopts the Report of the Privileges Committee on Hon. Minister Obert Moses Mpofu's case - Hon. Sekeramayi.

8. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the International Conference on African Legal Resources held from 20 to 22 March 2007 in Abuja, Nigeria - (Adjourned 16th May 2007- The Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation)

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report on the International Conference on African Legal Resources held from 20 to 22 March 2007 in Abuja, Nigeria - Hon L. Mugabe.

9. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare on the challenges in the health sector. (SC. 4, 2007) - (Adjourned 16th May 2007 - The Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation)

Question again: That this House takes noteof the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare on the challenges in the health sector. (SC. 4, 2007) - Hon Chebundo.

10. Hon. Gonese

Hon. Matutu

That this House -

SHOCKED by the arrest and detention of Legal Practitioners acting in the course of their duties.

FURTHER SHOCKED by the total disdain and contempt of court orders shown by the Zimbabwe Republic Police over recent arrests of Political and Civic Leaders, Legal Practitioners and other Zimbabweans.

DISMAYED by the violent disruption of a peaceful demonstration by members of the Law Society in protest against the arrest of their colleagues.

DISTURBED by the implications of such conduct on the independence and effectiveness of the Legal profession in the execution of its duties.

CONCERNED by the Executive's failure to condemn such conduct.

NOW THEREFORE calls upon Government to uphold the rule of Law and institute investigations to bring the perpetrators to account.

11. Adjourned debate on motion to rally SADC and AU support for the removal of sanctions ( Adjourned 16th May 2007 - The Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation)

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House-

NOTING that the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has justly and rightly called for the removal of the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Britain and her Western allies, as well as for Britain to honour its Lancaster House obligation to provide compensation for land distributed to the majority of the people in Zimbabwe;

 

FURTHER NOTING that former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, acknowledged that these sanctions are illegal and must be removed;

 

OBSERVING that the illegal sanctions are the proximate cause of the hardship ravaging the ordinary people in Zimbabwe and were intended to achieve that purpose;

NOW THEREFORE, invites the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to;

(a) convey its profound gratitude and a deep sense of appreciation to, and support for the SADC countries' call for Britain and her Western allies to comply with international law by lifting the illegal sanctions and for Britain to comply with her Lancaster House obligation to provide compensation for land distributed to the majority of the people in Zimbabwe;

(b) appeal to the African Union, through the SADC Secretariat, as the only hiatus in the international chain calling for the removal of the illegal sanctions, to do so at the earliest opportunity and be recorded on the side of international justice in this matter.

(c ) urge the African Union, through the SADC Secretariat, to rally economic support

for Zimbabwe to reverse the damage done by the illegal sanctions - Hon. L. Mugabe.

12. Hon. Khupe

Hon. L. Moyo

That this house -

 

DISTURBED by the State of conflict and polarization in Zimbabwe.

CONCERNED with the failure of the government of Zimbabwe to address and resolve the economic and political crisis.

DISMAYED by the government's failure to create a culture of tolerance, harmony and unity of purpose.

NOW THEREFORE this house urges the government of Zimbabwe to embark on process of dialogue and consultation with all it's citizens to resolve the crisis.

13. Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Hon. Bhebhe

 

That this House-

COGNISANT of the importance of the Pan African Parliament.

NOTING that it is one of the African initiatives wholly controlled by Africans;

APPRECIATING the role that the Pan African Parliament has played in resolving African conflicts in situation such as those witnessed in Uganda's, elections the Darfur region and Zimbabwe.

NOW THEREFORE, resolves to support the efforts by the Pan African Parliament to amicably resolve the current political issues affecting Zimbabwe.

14. Hon. Chisvuvure

Hon. Chimanikire

That this House-

CONCERNED by the rapid deterioration of social amenities, public utilities and infrastructure in urban councils;

ALARMED by the failure by urban councils to deliver uninterrupted supplies of basic services such as clean water, sewage reticulation, refuse collection, health services, efficient transport and affordable accommodation to urban residents;

FURTHER CONCERNED by the unwarranted political meddling into the affairs of urban councils by central government;

NOW THEREFORE , calls upon government to give councils the autonomy to run their own affairs and provide adequate budgetary resources for urban council's capital budgets.

15. Hon. L. Mugabe

Hon. D. M. Ncube

NOTING the publication of the report by the investigator into the Zimbabwe congress of trade unions (ZCTU) presented to the minister of public service, labour and social welfare;

APPRECIATING that the report exposed and unearthed gross mismanagement and abuse of funds;

ALARMED by the violation of guidelines on retention of records and the opening of unauthorised bank accounts and the use of unauthorised signatories to the accounts;

SHOCKED by the ZCTU unconstitutional salary payments to is president, Mr. Lovemore Matombo; and the illegal dismissal of the ZCTU's trustees;

AND NOW THEREFORE RESOLVES THAT ,

a) the minister of labour should deal with the matters in terms of section

120 of the labour act to bring order on the labour movement; and

b) the trustees who had been illegally dismissed should resume their

duties with immediate effect.

16. Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Hon. Kadzima

That this House takes note of the Public Accounts Committee Report on the Social Development Fund. (S.C. 6, 2007)

17. Hon Stevenson

Hon Mushoriwa

That this House-

MINDFUL that it is now two years since Operation Murambatsvina was launched in Harare on 19 May 2005;

AWARE that government subsequently launched Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle as a rapid national housing programme to cater for the homeless;

DISMAYED by the lack of real progress by Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle or by any other programme;

NOW THEREFORE :

a) call upon government to provide adequate funds for completion of Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle as a matter of urgency.

b) calls upon the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development to prioritise the provision of housing above all other responsibilities.

c) calls upon Government, in the meantime, to accept the need and assistance offered for temporary shelter for homeless people.

18. Hon Mkhosi

Hon N.M. Khumalo

That this House takes note of the Report on the 49th Session of the Executive Committee and the 29th Conference of the African Parliamentary Union held in Bujumbura from the 24th -28th November 2006.

19. Adjourned debate on motion on the Fourth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines Energy Environment and Tourism on the Challenges Bedevilling Gold and Diamond Mining in Zimbabwe ((Adjourned 17th May 2007 - The Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation)

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed:

That this House takes note of the Fourth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines Energy Environment and Tourism on the Challenges Bedevilling Gold and Diamond Mining in Zimbabwe (S.C. 7, 2007) - Hon Mungofa

20. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the Voter Registration Observer Mission to the Republic of Angola (Adjourned 17th May 2007 - The Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation)

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question proposed : That this House-

TAKES NOTE of the report of the delegation to the Voter Registration Observer Mission to the Republic of Angola - Hon. Pote

21. Adjourned debate on motion on erosion of worker's income s due to hyperinflation. ( Adjourned 17th May 2007 - The Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation).

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question proposed : That this House -

 

NOTING with concern the erosion of worker's incomes due to hyperinflation.

 

CALLS UPON THIS HOUSE to urge the government to review the taxation system on employee incomes so that all incomes less than the poverty datum line (as reviewed monthly) are exempted from taxation - Hon. Mushoriwa

22. Adjourned debate on motion on the untimely death of the Hon. Member of Zaka East and Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Mr. Tinos Rusere (Adjourned 17th May 2007 - The Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation)

[Days elapsed: 3]

Question proposed : That this House -

EXPRESSES its profound sorrow on the untimely death on Thursday 1st March, 2007, of the Hon. Member for Zaka East and Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Mr. Tinos Rusere;

PLACES on record its appreciation of the services which the late Member selflessly rendered to his people, Parliament, the Government and the Nation; and

 

RESOLVES that its deepest heartfelt sympathies be conveyed to Mrs Rusere and family - Hon. Col Makova

23.Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the take over of water and sewerage services by ZINWA (Adjourned 17th May 2007 - The Minister of State for Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation).

[Days elapsed: 3]

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the take over of water and sewerage services in the City of Harare and the proposed take over of these services in cities and towns in the rest of the Country. (S.C. 3, 2007) - Hon. Zinyemba

24. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the operations of the Local Government Board (Adjourned 29th March 2007 - The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the operations of the Local Government Board. (S.C. 2, 2007) - Hon. Matuke

25. Adjourned debate on motion on assaults and arrest of civic organisation leaders and individuals on 11 March, 2007 ( Adjourned 28th March 2007 - The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That APPALLED by the savage, brutal and frightening torture and assaults perpetrated upon the church, civic, political and student leaders as well as other peace loving Zimbabwean who intended to participate in a prayer meeting on the 11th March, 2007;

CONCERNED by the callous and cynical disregard of the rights of the arrested persons to have access to their lawyers, medical treatment and food.;

WORRIED by the Government's failure to deal with perpetrators of similar abuses in the past;

DISTURBED by the Government's failure to uphold the rule of law and observe international standards in dealing with public gatherings and demonstrations;

NOW THEREFORE this House:

a) Condemns the persons responsible for the torture and assaults and

b) Calls upon Government to institute investigations into incidents and identify the perpetrators in order to bring them to account for their actions - Hon Chimanikire

26. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign

Affairs, Industry and International Trade on the Management Contract between Ziscosteel

and Global Steel Holdings Limited (Adjourned 27th March 2007 - The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, Industry and International Trade on the Management Contract between Ziscosteel and Global Steel Holdings Limited (S.C. 31, 2006) - Hon. Mutomba.

27. Adjourned debate on motion on the 2006 Year End Monetary Policy Statement. (Adjourned 8th March 2007 - The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs).

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the motion on the 2006 Year End Monetary Policy Statement presented on Wednesday, 31st January 2007 by the Reserve Bank Governor, Dr. Gideon Gono - Hon Mashakada.

 

28. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines,

Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 7th March 2007 - The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

[Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines, Energy, Environment and Tourism on the Fuel Shortages in Zimbabwe (S. C. 39, 2006) - Hon Gabuzza.

 

29.Adjourned debate on motionon the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare (Adjourned 20th February 2007 - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare (S.C. 32, 2006) - Hon. Mawere.

30. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Home Affairs (Adjourned 6th December 2006 - Governor and Resident Minister for Manicaland).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Home Affairs on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Defence (S.C. 33, 2006) - Hon. Col. Makova.

31. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Defence and Home Affairs (Adjourned 6th December 2006 - The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Home Affairs on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Home Affairs(S.C. 38, 2006) - Hon. Col. Makova.

32. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture ( Adjourned 29th November 2006 - The Minister of Mines and Mining Development).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of Science and Technology Development (S.C. 37, 2006) - Hon. Mhashu.

33. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Special Report of the Committee on Public

Accounts on Financial Management (Adjourned 29th November 2006) - The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Special Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on Financial Management in the Public Sector (S.C. 34, 2006) - Hon. Chief Chimombe.

34. Adjourned Debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture - ( Adjourned 29th November 2006 - The Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport and Culture on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education (S.C. 35, 2006) - Hon. Mhashu

35. Adjourned debate on motion on the Fifth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and

Child Welfare (Adjourned 29th November 2006 - The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs).

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the Fifth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (S.C. 26, 2006) - Hon. Chebundo.

36. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Gender and Women's Affairs ( Adjourned 29th November 2006 - The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs).

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Gender and Women's Affairs on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministries of Youth Development and Employment Creation, Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development and Small and Medium Enterprise Development (S.C. 30, 2006) - Hon. Mahofa.

37. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report Of The Portfolio Committee On Education, Sport And Culture ( Adjourned 7th November 2006 - The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed : That this House takes note Of The First Report Of The Portfolio Committee On Education, Sport And Culture On The Half-Year Budget Performance Of The Ministry Of Education, Sport And Culture (S.C. 27, 2006) - Hon. Mhashu.

38. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government (Adjourned 7th November 2006 - The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government on the Half-year Budget Performance for the Ministries of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development and Rural Housing and Social Amenities. (S.C. 28, 2006) - Hon. Zinyemba.

39. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of The Portfolio Committee on Justice,

Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Adjourned 7th November 2006 - The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the Third Report of The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Half-Year Budget Performance for the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. (S.C. 29, 2006) - Hon. Chipanga.

 

40. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Communication, (Adjourned 31st October 2006 - Hon. J. M. Gumbo).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Communication, on the effects of the Mid-Term Monetary Policy on the supplementary budget allocations for the departments in the Ministry of Transport and Communications. (S.C. 25, 2006) - Hon. L. Mugabe.

 

41.Adjourned debate on motion on the high levels of corruption (Adjourned 31st October 2006 - Hon. J. M. Gumbo).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed : That this House CONCERNED with high levels of corruption in the public and private sectors.

FURTHER CONCERNED with the existence of rent-seeking activities,

patronage, clientelism, racketeering, black market activities, trafficking

and smuggling activities in the economy.

FURTHER CONCERNED with the high levels of asset stripping and

plundering of public and private assets.

 

THIS HOUSE calls upon government to seriously address this cancer in our society - Hon. Madzimure.

 

42.Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development (Adjourned 4th October 2006 - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affair s).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development on the Mid-Term Fiscal and Monetary Policies for 2006, (S.C. 24, 2006) - Hon. Butau.

 

43. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Land Reform, Resettlement and Agriculture(Adjourned 28th September 2006 - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affair s).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed : That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Land Reform, Resettlement and Agriculture on the State of Preparedness by the Agricultural Sector for the 2006/7 Summer Crop Season (S.C. 23, 2006) - Hon Gabbuza.

44. Adjourned debate on motion on the physical assault on Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union's leaders (Adjourned 4th October 2006 - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Days elapsed: 3]

Question proposed : That this House-

CONCERNED by the savage and brutal physical assaults on Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) leaders, workers and other peace loving Zimbabweans who were exercising their democratic right to express themselves;

FURTHER CONCERNED by thedegrading and inhuman conditions the arrested persons were subjected to upon their incarceration;

DISTURBED by the government's lack of tolerance for any form of dissent;

FURTHER DISTURBED by Government's failure to observe international labour conventions and adhere to acceptable international standards in dealing with demonstrations;

NOW THEREFORE this House:

a) condemns the persons responsible for the physical assaults and inhuman treatment;

and

b) calls upon government to institute investigations into the matter and bring the

perpetrators to book - Hon. Gonese.

 

45. Committee of Supply

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WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY 2007

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

* QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

*1. Hon. J. M. Gumbo: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to explain

the reasons why student teachers receive lower allowances than other students in other

government departments such as AREX.

[Deferred from Wednesday, 28th March, 2007]

*2. Hon. Chikomba: To ask the Minister of Environment and Tourism to explain why game wardens assault and fine owners of livestock that stray into the Game Park in areas such as Kamakuyu, Vumba, Simchembo and Sikwiti and yet the National Parks Authority does not compensate the same farmers when problem animals such as elephants and buffaloes destroy crops which are their only source of income.

[Deferred from Wednesday, 16th May, 2007]

*3. Hon. Chikomba: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain the measures that the Ministry was putting in place to ensure adequate electricity supplies to Sengwa Coal Mine which was currently relying on 6 000 litres of diesel a day, to sustain its operations which were being hampered by diesel shortages thereby threatening the imminent closure of the mine, a situation that would result in massive unemployment and a severe melt down of the economy.

[Deferred from Wednesday, 16th May, 2007]

*4. Hon. Chikomba: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain why Gokwe Chireya did not have electricity supplies at all inspite of the rural electrification programme and if the Minister could elaborate whether he was aware of the situation and the remedial measures he was taking to correct the situation.

[Deferred from Wednesday, 16th May, 2007]

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NOTICES OF MEETINGS

MONDAY, 21st MAY 2007

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000hrs

 

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS : Hon L. Mugabe (Chairperson), Hon N. Chamisa, Hon L. Chikomba, Hon G. Chimbaira, Hon S. M. Chiurayi, Hon Sen. E. Jacob, Hon Sen F. R. Magadu, Hon E. Mdlongwa, Hon Sen J. Moyo, Hon Prof J. N. Moyo, Hon D. M. Ncube, Hon Sen R. Ndlovu, Hon E. Porusingazi, Hon C Pote, Hon Sen S. Sai, Hon J. Sikhala, Hon Z. Ziyambi, Hon M. Zwizwai. Clerk - Ms. Mukono

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE : Hon P. Misihairabwi - Mushonga (Chairperson), Hon N. Chamisa, Hon Sen Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon Chief G. M. Chimombe, Hon Sen C. Gava, Hon P. Kadzima, Hon K. M. Matimba, Hon D. C. Mavhaire, Hon L Moyo, Hon L. Mupukuta, Hon C. J. Musa, Hon F. D. Ncube, Hon Sen G. Nyoni, Hon Sen K. G. Patel, Hon C. Satiya, Hon L. G. B. Stevenson, Hon Sen S. Thembani. Clerk - Mr. Daniel

Committee Room No. 4 at 1400hrs

BUDGET, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Hon. D. Butau (Chairperson), Hon. Chief J. Bidi, Hon T. L. Biti, Hon. A. Bhebhe, Hon. Sen. B. Chikava, Hon Sen. Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon F. Kanzama, Hon Sen Kabayanjiri, Hon T. Khupe, Hon. Sen Khumalo, Hon C. Majange, Hon Sen J. T Malinga, Hon T. Mashakada, Hon L. Matuke, Hon E. Mushoriwa, Hon W. Mzembi, Hon. D.M. Ncube. Clerk - Mrs. Khumalo

Committee Room No. 1 at 1400 hrs

PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE : Hon. M. Mawere (Chairperson), Hon. Sen Chief F. Z. Charumbira, Hon A. Chibaya, Hon Sen. L.C. Gumbura, Hon M. Gwetu, Hon Sen. P. Haritatos, Hon Sen. P. Madiro, Hon T. Matutu, Hon E. Maziriri, Hon P. Mpariwa, Hon L. Mushore, Hon Sen. A. S. Nyathi, , Hon. I. Shumba Clerk - Mrs. Nyakauta

TUESDAY, 22nd MAY 2007

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000 hrs

DEFENCE AND HOME AFFAIRS: Hon C. W. Makova (Chairperson), Hon T. S. Chipanga, Hon C Gwachiwa, Hon P. Kadzima, Hon T. Khupe, Hon W. Madzimure, Hon Sen Chief D. C. Malaba, Hon Chief C. Malisa, Hon Sen L. Mbambo, Hon Sen E. N. Moyo, Hon T. Mubhawu, Hon W. Mutomba, Hon G. Mutsekwa, Hon W. Ncube, Hon Sen A. Rungani, Hon Sen H. M. Sinampande, Hon Z. Ziyambi. Clerk - Ms. Manyeruke

Committee Room No. 2 at 1000 hrs

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Hon M. Zinyemba (Chairperson), Hon F. E. Chidarikire, Hon G. Chimanikire, Hon I. T. Gonese, Hon J. M. K Machaya, Hon C. Majange, Hon Sen. S. Majuru, Hon E. E. Matamisa, Hon K. M. Matimba, Hon L. Matuke, Hon Chief P. M Mudzimurema, Hon Sen L. Munotengwa, Hon Sen. Chief E. M. Musarurwa, Hon L. G. B. Stevenson, Hon Sen. C. Z Tawengwa. Clerk - Mrs. Nyawo

Committee Room No. 3 at 1000 hrs

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. INDUSTRY AND TRADE : Hon E. Porusingazi (Chairperson, Hon Sen. M. M. Chimene, Hon J. M. Gumbo, Hon Sen. R. C. Hove, Hon Chief J. T. M. Mabika, Hon A. Malinga, Hon F. G. Mhashu, Hon Sen. C. V. Muchengeti, Hon L. Mugabe, Hon T. Mukahlera, Hon Sen. D. D. E Mumvuri, Hon E. Mushoriwa,Hon W. Mutomba, Hon M. M. Ndlovu, Hon Sen. T. Ndlovu, Hon Chief Z. J. M. Shana. Clerk - Mr. Ratsakatika

Government Caucus at 1000 hrs

 

LANDS, LAND REFORM AND RESETTLEMENT : Hon Chief S. Bushu, Hon Sen Chief R. M. Chiduku, Hon Sen. T. C. Chikwanha, Hon Chief G. M. Chimombe, Hon Sen A. A. Dete, Hon J. G. Gabbuza, Hon A. Katsande, Hon Sen. D. Khumalo, Hon S. B. Mahofa, Hon N. Mguni, Hon E. M. T. Mkhosi, Hon S. G. Mugabe, Hon C. Pote, Hon V. M. G. Zvinavashe. Clerk - Mr. Ndlovu

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

HEALTH AND CHILD WELFARE : Hon B. Chebundo (Chairperson), Hon. J. Chandengenda, Hon E Chindori - Chininga, Hon T. S. Chipanga, Hon. N. M. Khumalo, Hon. J. Madubeko, Hon P Madzore, Hon Sen A Mkhwebu, Hon Sen D. Mombeshora, Hon L. Mupukuta, Hon E. Nyauchi, Hon Sen S. U. Sakupwanya, Hon J. Sansole, Hon M. Zwizwai. Clerk - Ms. Mukono

THURSDAY, 24TH MAY 2007

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000 hrs

JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS : Hon Chipanga (Chairperson), Hon Sen. F. Bayayi, Hon Chief J. Bidi, Hon F. E. Chidarikire, Hon T. S. Hon I. T. Gonese, Hon J. M. Gumbo, Hon W. Madzimure, Hon Sen. S. Mahere, Hon A. Malinga, Hon Chief C. Malisa, Hon Sen T. J. Mapfumo, Hon Sen. Chief C. H. H. Marange, Hon T. Matutu, Hon M. Mawere, Hon P. Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Hon Sen. Chief L. K. Mtshane, Hon Chief P. M. Mudzimurema, Hon Sen Chief C. E. Negomo. Clerk - Ms. Macheza

Committee Room No. 2 at 1000hrs

 

MINES, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM : Hon J. G. Gabbuza (Chairperson), Hon D. Butau, Hon D. J. Chandengenda, Hon E. Chindori-Chininga, Hon Chief T. M. Dandawa, Hon Sen G. Dube, Hon Sen. Chief S. Gambiza, Hon A. Katsande, Hon J. M. Machaya, Hon Sen. Chief V. Maduna, Hon C. W Makova (Rtd Col), Hon Sen. T. Mohadi, Hon Sen. S. Msipha, Hon Sen. V. Muchenje, Hon. Sen. V. Muchicho, Hon P. Mungofa, Hon L. Mushore, Hon Sen. T. V. Muzenda, Hon M. M. Ndlovu, Hon J. Sansole, Hon T. Sibindi, Hon Z. Ziyambi. Clerk - Ms. Dube

Committee Room No. 3 at 1000 hrs

 

YOUTH, GENDER AND WOMEN'S AFFAIRS : Hon S. B Mahofa (Chairperson), Hon Chief S. Bushu, Hon B. Chebundo, Hon A. Chibaya, Hon L. Chikomba, Hon Sen. R. Goto, Hon C. Gwachiwa, Hon F. Kanzama, Hon P. Madzore, Hon Sen. E. Makono, Hon E. Matamisa, Hon Sen T. Z. Matanga, Hon S. G. Mugabe, Hon T.Mukahlera, Hon Sen Chief W. Nemakonde, Hon C. Satiya, Hon M. Zinyemba. Clerk - Ms. Gondo

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

EDUCATION, SPORT AND CULTURE: Hon F. G. Mhashu (Chairperson), Hon Sen. A Chimbudzi, Hon Sen. J. J. Chindanya, Hon S. M. Chiurayi, Hon J. Madubeko, Hon E. Maziriri, Hon N. Mguni, Hon Sen. S Mkusha, Hon L. Moyo, Hon Prof. J. N. Moyo, Hon L Mupukuta, Hon W. Mutomba, Hon G. Mutsekwa, Hon C Pote, Hon Chief Z. J. N Shana, Hon. I. Shumba,Hon Sen. Chief M. L. W. Sengwe. Clerk - Mrs. Sunga

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