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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 17 NOVEMBER 2016 NO 13

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PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

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THURSDAY, 17TH NOVEMBER 2016

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

The Speaker in the Chair

 

Prayers

 

Members Present

Beremauro G;

Budha - Masara

Bunjira R

Chamisa N

Chapfika D

Chasi F

Chibagu G

Chibaya A

Chigudu M

Chigumba C C.

Chikomba L

Chikuni E

Chimanikire G

Chimwamurombe A

Chinomona M M

Chipato A

Chirisa F

Chisorochengwe T.

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chitura L

Chiwa D

Chiwetu J Z

Cross E G

Dutiro P.

Dube S

Gangarahwe G.

Gava M

Gonese I.T

Gumbo E.

Gumbo S

Hungwa  G

Jaboon J

Kachepa N

Kadungure D A

Karoro D

Katsiru L.

Kaundikiza M

Kazembe K

Khumalo M

Khupe T

Kuruneri C

Kwaramba G

Labode M R

Langa A

Mabuwa C

Machingauta C

Machingura R

Mackenzie I

Maduza T.

Madondo T

Madubeko J

Madzinga P

Mahiya M

Majaya B

Majome F J

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Makunde T

Makweya M

Mandipaka O

Mangami D

Mangwende S

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Marumahoko R

Masamvu L

Mashakada T

Masiya D

Matambanadzo M

Matangaidze T

Mataruse P

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matiza B J

Matsunga S.

Matuke L

Mavenyengwa R

Mawere M D V

Mawere M RN S

Maziwisa P.

Mhlanga N J

Mhona F T

Mkandla M

Mlilo N.

Mombeshora D T

Moyo L

Mpala M.

Mpariwa P

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M

Mtingwende T

Muchenje M S

Mudambo T

Mudarikwa S

Muderedzwa R

Mudzuri E

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A

Mugidho M.

Munochinzwa M

Musabayana D.

Mukupe T.

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F

Munochinzwa M.

Mupfumi I F

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Musundire A L

Musvaire W

Mutomba W

Mutseyami P C

Muzondiwa E S

Ncube D M

Ncube G M

Ncube H

Ndebele A

Ndhlovu Alice

Ndhlovu  Annastancia

Ndlovu D M;

Ndlovu M S

Ndlovu N

Nduna D

 Nguni S R

Nhema C F.D.;

Nkatazo M M

Nleya L

Nyamupinga B B

Nyere C

Paradza K

Passade J

Pedzisai I

Porusingazi E

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Rungani A

Samkange J T

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Shamu W K

Shava J.

Shongedza E

Sibanda D

Sibanda K.

Sibanda L

Sibanda M

Sibanda Z

Sithole G K

Sindi C

Tarusenga U  D

Toffa J

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C

Uta K.

Vutete M

Wadyajena J M

Zemura L

Zhou P

Zhou T

Ziyambi Z

Zvidzai S

Zwizwai 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 Cross; Hon Gezi; Hon Zhanda; Hon Madanha: Hon Chidhakwa S.

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House that baseline surveys on Environment and Climate Change and Legislative analysis were underway at Parliament for purposes of resource mobilization and capacity building of Hon Members hence the assistance and co-operation of Members was requested.

 

  1. Hon Chamisa sought the Speaker`s permission to have Notices  of Motions Nos. 8  and 12 for  the Day merged, since they both dealt with a similar subject, namely Police brutality.  The Speaker requested Hon Mandipaka and Hon Chamisa, the Members responsible for the motions respectively, to liaise with the Clerk so that the necessary administrative changes could be effected.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Land Commission Bill (H.B.2, 2016), (adjourned 15th November 2016) -  The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement

 

Question again proposed: That the Land Commission Bill (H.B. 2, 2016) be now read a second time – The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement

 

 

On the motion of the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement: Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016.

 

4.      On the motion of the Minister of Lands and Rural  Resettlement: The House adjourned at eleven minutes past four  o’clock p m until Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 at a quarter past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

ADV J.F .MUDENDA

Speaker.

 

 

TUESDAY 22NDNOVEMBER 2016

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Land Commission Bill (H.B.2, 2016), (Adjourned 17th November 2016 -  The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement

 

Question proposed: That the Land Commission Bill (H.B. 2, 2016) be now read a second time – The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the loan agreement between the Government of Zimbabwe and OPEC Fund (Adjourned 24th October 2016 – Hon. Matuke)

 

[Day elapsed: 3]

 

  Question proposed: that whereas, Section 327(3) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that an agreement which is not an international treaty but which has been concluded or executed by the President or under the President’s authority with one or more foreign organizations or entities and imposes fiscal obligations on Zimbabwe does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, a loan Agreement between Government of Zimbabwe and the OPEC Fund for the International Development relating to a US$7.6 million Line of Credit to support the Poverty Alleviation Project in three (3) provinces, namely Masvingo, Manicaland and Matabeleland North which will be implemented by the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development was signed on 17 August 2016.

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of section 327(3) of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved. -The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

3.      Committee: To resume on consideration of an adverse report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 86 of 2016: Plumtree Town Council (Clamping and Tow away By- Laws published in the Gazette during the month of September 2016  progress reported 20the October 2016) - Hon. Samkange.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential speech. (Adjourned 20th October 2016 – Hon. Rungani)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 25 minutes]

 

Question proposed:  That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows:-

 

May it please you, your Excellency the President:

 

            We, the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament.- Hon. Nyamupinga

 

5.      Hon  Kwaramba

Hon Tarusenga

 

That the motion on 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 which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

 

6.       HON  KWARAMBA

Hon Mpariwa

 

That the motion on 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) which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

  1. Hon Dr. Chimedza

Hon D.P. Sibanda

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on the Deployment, Roles and Responsibilities of the Village Health Workers / City Health Promoters in the provision of Primary Health Care in Zimbabwe (S.C. 21, 2016)

 

8.      hon. gonese

hon. sibanda d.s.

 

That this House:

 

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

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Model Law addresses all the issues and matters related to and incidental to rights and concepts relating to the Child,

prohibition of child betrothal and marriage, as well as measures and interventions to mitigating the effects of child marriage, offences and enforcement;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

9.      hon. mandipaka

 hon. muderedzwa

 

That this House

 

             AWARE that Zimbabwe is a peace loving nation;

 

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

            

             WORRIED by vicious attacks on police officers and security agents; 

 

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

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon Parliament to resolve to:

 

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

b)      Calls upon the Government of Zimbabwe Republic Police to arrest all those rowdy youths involved in acts of violence and to facilitate their prosecution;

c)      Asks the Minister of Home Affairs to make a statement on the state of affairs with regards to recent political violence and to assure the nation of its safety

and security.

 

  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:

 

a)      All processes of identifying providers of services to government are conducted in a transparent and accountable manner.

b)      Awarding of government and parastatal tenders promotes fair regional representation; and

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

 

11.  hon chamisa

hon. gonese

 

            That this House;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOW THEREFORE, Parliament calls upon the Government to:

 

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

 

(b)   Chip in on the social welfare and support to the Dzamara family, particularly the wife and children as restorative and rehabilitative measures;

 

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

 

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

      and that victims receive restorative and rehabilitative justice.

 

12.  hon chamisa

hon. sibanda d.p

 

That this House:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

(c)    Immediately implement a training of Police on human rights as part of their curriculum in terms of the Constitution.

(d)   Put in place an act of Parliament setting up an Independent Complaints Mechanism for members of the public as contemplated by Section 210 of the National Constitution; and

 

That Parliament sets up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate into the conduct of such officers.

 

13.    HON MASARA

HON MAONDERA

 

That this House:

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOW THEREFORE, this House calls upon the Executive;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(d)  To review the “Seed Act” and bring to Parliament to approve for ratification of COMESA Seed Trade Harmonisation Regulations in order to open up new opportunities to small grain farmers.

 

14.  Hon Holder

Hon Ruvai

 

That this House:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONCERNED at the consequences of not been reopened

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves that:

 

a)      Through the government a Board be set to run the affairs of the Mines through a properly structured administration.

 

b)      The Board secures a new investor to resuscitate the Mines be brought into the fray in line with dictates of the ZIMASSET Blueprint.

 

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

 

d)     The flagship of the town be raised.

 

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

     Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment on Marange-Zimunya    

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

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

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

 

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

     Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development on the Operational     

      Environment and Economic Contributions of small and Medium Enterprises and    

the Informal Sector in Zimbabwe  (Restored 25th October , 2016 – Hon Mangami).

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the  First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development on the Operational Environment and Economic Contributions of small and Medium Enterprises and the Informal Sector in Zimbabwe (S.C  9,  2016) – Hon Mangami

 

  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 18th October, 2016 – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development ).

 

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

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.

 

18.  Committee of Supply.

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 23RD NOVEMBER, 2016

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

t    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*           QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

*1.       Hon. Gwanongodza: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to explain Government policy on traders who apply dual pricing system on cash and plastic money transactions.

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016] 

 

*2.       Hon. Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce what assistance the government is giving David Whitehead to facilitate its speedy reopening.

 

[Deferred on 16th November, 2016] 

 

*3.       Hon. Gwanongodza:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce what is the government policy on traders who apply dual pricing system on cash and plastic money transactions.

                                                                                    [Deferred on 16th November, 2016] 

 

 

 

 

*4.       Hon. Mavenyengwa:  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education when the Ministry is going to give authority to construct Chigwagwa Secondary School in Zaka since the Community and local Member of Parliament have already mobilised material for the first block.

 

*5.       Hon. Mavenyengwa: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state when the ministry is going to connect electricity in the following areas in Zaka District:

 

a.       Mukwirimba Primary School;

b.      Mandlore Primary School;

c.       Chivata Primary School;

d.      Chivata Secondary School and

e.       Madhlomo Clinic.

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016]

 

*6.       Hon. Cross: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House:

 

(a)    How many pre-paid electricity meters have been installed in homes and business premises throughout Zimbabwe ever since the programme began.

 

(b)   To detail how many prepaid meters have malfunctioned since installation and what ZESA is doing to repair or replace such meters and when the programme would commence.

 

(c)    To detail the guarantee that was issued by the manufacturer or supplier and to state whether those obligations are being met, and if not, to explain why. That is the case.

 

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016]

 

*7.       Hon Saruwaka:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House when the Ministry would restore power at Domborutinhira Business Center in Ward 19 of Mutasa District where the transformer was struck by lightning in February 2015, thereby affecting the business operations  especially the butcheries and bottle stores.

 

 

*8.       Hon. Mangami:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House on the following:

 

a)      The number of viral load testing machines that are available in public health institutions; and;

 

b)      The number of viral load testing machines are functioning and the reasons for some of the machines that are not functioning.

[Deferred on 19th October 2016]

 

*9.       Hon. Mangami:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to provide this House with the list of public health institutions that have viral load machines in each           province.

[Deferred on 19th October 2016]

*10.     Hon. Mangami:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House on the Ministry’s position with regards to faith healers who claim that they can treat HIV and advise people living with HIV to stop taking ARVs.

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016]

                                                                                       

*11.     Hon. Mangami:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain the Ministry’s position on the provisions of universal access to viral load based treatment.

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016] 

 

*12.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of the Health and Child Care to apprise the House on the following:

 

a)      When Siakobvu Hospital would be assigned a medical doctor;

b)      When the X – ray machines and surgical equipment would be restored at Siakobvu Hospital

c)      What fuel allocation is supposed to be given to Siakobvu Hospital for transferring patience to referral centres.

 

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*13.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to:

a)      State the long term plan for the upgrading of Karoi – Binga Road.

b)      State when Shangano Bridge on the Siakobvu to Chalala Road which was washed away by rains in 2013, will be reconstructed

 

*14.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state how much money was allocated by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration for the following roads in Kariba;

a)      Mahande, Gachegache to Kariba Road

b)      Mola Jongola to Mukuyu Road and

c)      Siakobvu Negande Road

 

*15.     Hon. Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development what the Ministry is doing to complete the road to Kadoma Vehicle Inspection Department and parking area in view of the fact that it is currently in bad state.

 

*16.     Hon. Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of Culture and Heritage to state when headmen will be given their allowances which are more than three (3) months arrears.

 

[Deferred on 19th October 2016]

 

*17.     Hon. Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to state when the Ministry will resuscitate the Exchange Irrigation in Silobela considering that it is currently operating one (1) engine for irrigation purposes.

 

[Deferred on 19th October 2016]

 

*18.     Hon Phiri: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to inform the House when the Ministry would resuscitate the Grain Marketing Board Kadoma Deport considering that it has been lying idle for several years.

 

*19.     Hon Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development what the Ministry is doing to promote urban agriculture in Zimbabwe.

 

*20.     Hon Mahiya:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to explain to the House the mechanisms put in place to alert the farmers in the event that the Grain Marketing Board discovers that some farmers would have submitted wrong or inadequate banking details for the payment of their deliveries to be affected.

 

*21.    Hon. Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain to the House, indicating specific time frames:

 

(i) What action the Ministry is taking to solve mining disputes in the Silobela Constituency since Midlands Provincial Mining Office has taken more than two (2) years and seems to be overwhelmed by such conflicts.

(ii) Explain whether the issue of solving such disputes is due to incompetent staff or interference by high offices.

[Deferred on 19th October 2016]

*22.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to explain the following to the House:

a)      The International Management Policy used to manage Lake Kariba between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

b)      Why residents in Kariba Town are denied their right to do gillnet fishing along Lake Kariba from Charara Estate, the Leisure bay and Chawara Habour;

c)       Why Zimbabweans are not allowed to use twine nets on the lake when Zambians are allowed.

 

*23.     Hon. Mavenyengwa:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate the government policy regarding the weather forecast of tourist resource areas on the state television and explain why the Great Zimbabwe Monuments which is a tourist attraction in Masvingo is not featuring on the weather forecast bulletin.

 

*24.     Hon. Sibanda P.D.:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to state whether the Ministry has a policy to compensate the people who were displaced from the Zambezi Valley during the period 1955  - 1958 to pave way for the construction of  Kariba Dam.

 

 

*25.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House on the following:

a)      The profit that has been realised to date from the mining project at Gachegache River in Kariba by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company;

b)      State the number of local people who got employed at the project.

 

 

*26.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Rural Development Preservation of Culture and National Heritage to clarify;

a)      The Chieftainship wrangle in Makande area of Kariba

b)      The double appointment of Kraal Heads in Makande where each village has two Kraal Heads, one appointd by Chief Msambakaruma of Kariba and another appointed by Chief Nematombo of Hurungwe.

 

*27.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development to state how much money from the National Women’s Development Fund was allocated to the women of Kariba especially the underprivileged rural women in Kariba.

 

*28.     Hon. Gwanetsa: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to inform the house what the Ministry is doing to assist former employees of Wenela in South Africa to access their terminal benefits and pension.

 

*29.     Hon. Chibaya:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain why the Ministry is still administering the affairs of the City of Gweru through a Commission in view of the fact that its legal mandate has expired.

 

*30.     Hon. Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to indicate when the Ministry would handover to beneficiaries, the houses built under National Housing Programme in 1996 in Kadoma.

*31.     Hon. Phiri: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state the measures the Ministry has put in place to counter the abuse by councillors in the allocation of stands on stand land.

 

*32.     Hon. Sithole :  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing when Mwenye Dorah will be given his title deeds since your letter dated 5 December 2005 with reference number 994/15/165 indicates that he had paid the full purchase of the flat.

 

*33.     Hon. Sithole:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing what the Ministry is doing to ease the water crisis in Chitungwiza North.

 

*34.       Hon. Sithole:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and

            National Housing what the Ministry is doing to repair roads in Chitungwiza since

            there are many potholes.

 

 

*35.     Hon. Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology to state the plans that are in place to construct a college in Kadoma.

 

 

*36.     Hon. Khumalo M.:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to indicate when the Ministry would disburse to the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, the US$200 000 budget allocation promised in the 2016 National Budget for the construction of Dongamuzi Rural Health Centre, in view of the fact that the communities have raised resources for government support.

 

*37.     Hon Mahiya:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain the in place to curb the proliferation of the black market which is likely to emerge as a result of the introduction of the bond notes.

 

*38.     Hon Mahiya:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain to the House the  contingent strategies for attracting deposit in the financial sector to encourage banking of money by the informal sector.

 

 

*39.     Hon General Rtd Gwanetsa: To ask the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services to inform the House when the broadband television signals would be available in the areas between Runde and Limpopo Rivers in Chiredzi District of Masvingo in view of the fact that the communities in those areas are relying on signals received from Mozambique and Republic of South Africa.

 

*40.     Hon General Rtd Gwanetsa:  To ask the Minister of Information, Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services to state when communication boosters would be installed in the Sengwe Communal areas between Mwenezi and Limpopo Rivers to alleviate communication challenges.

 

 

 

 

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

1.      National Competitiveness Commission Bill (H.B. 6, 2016) – The Minister of Industry and Commerce – (Referred 18th October 2016).

 

2.      Deeds Registries Amendment Bill (H.B. 3, 2016)  - The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs- (Referred 15th November 2016)  

 

3.      Judicial Laws Amendment (Ease of Settling Commercial and Other Disputes) (H.B. 4, 2016) – The Vice President and Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs – (Referred 15th November 2016)  

 

4.      Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Bill (H.B. 5, 2016) - The Minister of Finance and Economic Development – (Referred 16th November 2016)

 

5.      ZEP – RE (Membership of Zimbabwe and Branch Office Agreement (H.B. 9, 2016) -  The Minister of Finance and Economic Development – (Referred 16th November 2016)

 

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