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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 18 AUGUST 2016 NO 83

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No. 83

 

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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THURSDAY, 18TH AUGUST, 2016

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Quarter past two o’clock pm.

Deputy Speaker in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Beremauro G;

Bhebhe A;

Budha - Masara

Bunjira R

Chamisa N

Chapfika D

Chasi F

Chibagu G

Chibaya A

Chidhakwa S

Chigudu M

Chikomba L

Chikuni E

Chimanikire G

Chinanzvavana C

Chinomona M M

Chipato A

Chirisa F

Chisorochengwe T.

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chitura L

Chivamba K

Chiwa D

Chiwetu J Z

Chombo I M.C

Cross E G

Damasane S A.E;

Dhewa  W

Dutiro P.

Dube S

Dziva T M

Gabbuza J.G.

Gangarahwe G.

Gezi T

Goche N

Gonese I.T

Gumbo E.

Gumbo J.M

Gumbo S

Guzha N.K.

Haritatos P

Holder J

Hungwa  G

Hungwe O.S.

Kachepa N

Kadungure D A

Kagonye P

Kanhanga E W

Karoro D

Katsiru L.

Kaundikiza M

Kazembe K

Khanye N

Khumalo M

Khumalo T

Khupe T

Kuruneri C

Kwaramba G

Labode M R

Machingura R

Madanha M

Maduza T.

Madondo T

Madubeko J

Madzinga P

Mahiya M

Mahoka S

Majaya B

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Makunde T

Makweya M

Mandipaka O

Mangami D

Mangwende S

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Maridadi J

Marumahoko R

Masamvu L

Mashakada T

Mashange W

Mashayamombe S

Mashonganyika D

Masuku P

Matambanadzo M

Matangaidze T

Mataruse P

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matsunga S.

Mawere M D V

Mguni N.

Mhere E

Mhlanga N J

Mhona F T

Misihairambwi P M

Mkandla M

Mlilo N.

Moyo L

Mpala M.

Mpariwa P

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M

Mpofu S

Mtingwende T

Muchenje F

Muchenje M S

Mudarikwa S

Muderedzwa R

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A

Mugidho M.

Mukanduri S T

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

Mutezo M

Mutomba W

Mutseyami P C

Muzenda T M

Muzondiwa E S

Ncube D M

Ncube G M

Ncube H

Ndhlovu Alice

Ndlovu D M;

Ndlovu M S

Ndlovu N

Ndoro L F

Nduna D

 Nguni S R

Nhambu B.

Nhema C F.D.;

Nkatazo M M

Nkomo Mail

Nleya L

Nyamupinga B B

Nyanhongo M

Nyere C

Paradza K

Passade J

Pedzisai I

Pemhenayi B

Phiri F P

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Rungani A

Samkange J T

Sansole T W

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Savanhu T

Seremwe B.

Shamu W K

Shava J.

Shongedza E

Sibanda D

Sibanda D P

Sibanda K.

Sibanda M

Sibanda Z

Sithole G K

Simbanegavi Y

Sindi C

Tarusenga U  D

Thembani S Z

Tshuma D

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C

Uta K.

Vutete M

Wadyajena J M

Zemura L

Zhou P

Zhou T

Zindi I

Ziyambi Z

Zvidzai S

Zwizwai M   

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave

 

  1. The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved:                      THAT WHEREAS Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that              any international treaty which has been concluded or executed by, or under the                            authority of the President shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

      AND WHEREAS the Protocol on the Tribunal in the SADC was adopted by the 34th             Ordinary Session of the SADC Summit held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 18 August        2014;

 

      AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said Protocol shall be conditional upon its          ratification by the Member States in accordance with their constitutional procedures;

 

      NOW THEREFORE in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe,            this House resolves that the aforesaid Protocol be and is hereby approved for   ratification.

 

      Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Hon. Rungani, seconded by Hon. Mukwangwariwa moved: That Order of the Day No.1 for today stand over, until Order of the Day No. 49 has been disposed of.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

           

  1. Hon. Paradza, seconded by Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga moved: That this House takes note of the Report on the exchange visit by the Portfolio Committee on   Foreign Affairs to the   Palestine Legislative Council held from 15th to 20th May 2016.

 

On the motion of Rungani, seconded by Hon. Mukwangwariwa.: Debate adjourned until 6th September, 2016.

 

  1. Hon. Chamisa, seconded by Hon. Maridadi moved the adjournment of the House pursuant to leave granted in terms of Standing Order No. 59 (1) in order to discuss  issues relating to police brutality on Zimbabwean citizens exercising their constitutional right to protest.

 

  1. And objection having been taken that there were present fewer than 70 Members, the bells were rung for seven minutes and a quorum still being not present, the Acting Speaker adjourned the House to 19th August 2016 without question put at twenty eight minutes past five o'clock p.m. pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order No.56.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HON. M.M. CHINOMONA

                                                                                                     Deputy Speaker.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Note-The following members were present when the House adjourned-

 

Bhebhe A; Chamisa N; Chibaya A.; Chikomba L.; Chimanikire G.; Chinanzvavana C

Chisorochengwe T.; Chiwetu J Z;Dutiro P.; Dube S.; Gonese I.T.; Labode M R; Madondo T

Mandipaka O.; Maridadi J.; Marumahoko R.; Mataruse P.; Matsunga S.; Mhona F T; Misihairambwi P M; Mpariwa P.; Muchenje M S.; Mudyiwa M.; Mugidho M.; Musabayana D.

Mukwangwariwa F G.; Munochinzwa M.; Musundire A L.; Mutseyami P C.; Muzondiwa E S

Ncube G M.; Ndlovu N.; Rungani A.; Saruwaka T J.L.; Sibanda D P.; Sibanda K.; Tsomondo C.;

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, 18TH AUGUST, 2016

 

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

 

*1.       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.

 

                                                                                                 [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

*2.       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.

                                                                                             [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

                                                                    

*3.       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.

                                                                                           [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

                                                                

*4.       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.

                                                                                          [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*5.       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.

                                                                                             [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*6.       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.

                                                                                              [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*7.       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.

 

                                                                                          [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

 

*8.       Hon Nkomo Mail.  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House;

  1. When Jotsolo police station in Lupane West Constituency would be allocated a motor vehicle;

 

  1. What plans are in place to construct police offices at Jotsholo Police Station.

 

                                                                                         [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

*9.       Hon Majome: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs what the Ministry is doing to    ensure that Members of Parliament get information on crime statistics from police stations in their constituencies, particularly in view of the failure by Mabelreign,   Marlborough and Avondale police stations to avail information on crime statistics on        gender based violence to the sitting MP for Harare West, instead of referring the sitting        MP to Police General Headquarters for answers which never come. 

                                                                                             [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*10.     Hon Majome: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs whether it was proper  for the Acting Officer-In-Charge at Mabelreign Police Station[December 2015] to refuse to     give the sitting MP information on Gender Based Violence and to visit the Victim            Friendly Unit because she belongs to the opposition.

                                                                                        [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*11.     Hon Majome: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs why members of the PISI Unit at          Avondale Police Station have taken the Avonlea community to task for co-operating     with an MDC T MP i.e. myself on the police post issue, and what measures he will put   in place to ensure the residents are not so victimized and deprived of their police post.

 

                                                                                [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

*12.     Hon. Mukwangwariwa:  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to:

 

  1. State when the Ministry will construct a Secondary School at Shawn / Mede Farm in Ward 26, Zvimba East in view of the fact that pupils are forced to walk long distances of between 15km to 20km to the nearest secondary school.

 

  1. Sate when the Ministry will assist in the construction of a classroom block at Nyabira Secondary School, in Ward 26 in Zvimba East.

 

 

*13.     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.

 

                                                                                            [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*14.     Hon Chirisa: To ask the Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees to state the plans in place to support the War Veterans’ children with school fees.

                                                                                           [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

           

 

*15.     Hon Mufunga:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation    Development to state the plans in place to resuscitate Gutsa Irrigation Scheme in        Muzarabani North.

                                                                                                [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

 

*16.     Hon Nkomo Mail:  To ask the Minister to Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation             Development to inform the house what the progress has been made in the construction        of the Dingani dam at Mzola Central area in the Lupane West Constituency.

                                                                                              [Redirect to Minister of  

                                                               Environment, Water and Climate 17th August, 2016]          

 

*17.     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.

                                                                                             [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*18.     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.

                                                                                           [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*19.     Hon Mnangagwa A.:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to   explain how the hyacinth weed can be removed or eradicated inorder to preserve water          in all water bodies.

                                                                                                [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*20.     Hon Mufunga:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to state the           plans in place to construct a dam at Mavhuradonha gorge to supply irrigation in         Muzarabani North and South.

                                                                                                 [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*21.     Hon Mufunga:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to state the           Ministry’s plans to provide boreholes in Muzarabani in view of the fact that the             boreholes that used to provided water to this community were destroyed by floods in 2006.

                                                                                            [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

*22.     Hon. Saruwaka:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to:

  1. State the initiatives the Ministry has taken to sink more boreholes and repair brocken ones in rural communities in view of the fact that villagers are forced to work long distances of up to 5km to access safe drinking water.

 

  1. Provide a list of wards, indication specific points and date the Ministry has sunk boreholes in Chipinge and Mutasa districts of Manicaland Province; and further inform the House under which programme these boreholes were sunk.

 

*23.     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.

                                                                                              [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*24.     Hon Chiwa:  To ask the Minster of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare to inform      the House what steps the Ministry is taking to ensure that Trade Unions conduct their   business as provided in their constitutions.

                                                                                                [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*25.     Hon Chiwa:  To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare to    inform the House what measures the Ministry is taking to ensure that Zimbabwe Sugar            Milling Workers Union (ZISMWU) complies with its Constitution and the Labour            Laws in the elections into office of a substantive committee to replace the interim   committee that was left in place by the Administrator.

                                                                                                     [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

*26.     Hon Mahiya:  To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Services to explain the measures the Ministry has Ministry put in place to source for funds for the payment of pension for former civil servants which currently has been put on hold.

                                                                                                 [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*27.     Hon Mnangagwa A:  To ask the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social      Welfare whether they are aware of allegations levelled against plan international, in     terms of maize distribution where issues of favoritism and bribes  exchanges are   alleged.

                                                                                                    [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

*28.     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.

 

                                                                                      [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*29.     Hon Mukwangwariwa:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and       National Housing to state when the Ministry intends to service the Whitecliff residential         area in view of the fact that prospective residents in this area are already paying their       leases to the Ministry.

                                                                                              [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*30.     HON MUKWANGWARIWA: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works         and National Housing to state when the Ministry would service Glenary and Rydale         Ridge   areas in Zvimba East.

                                                                                               [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

 

*31.     Hon mukwangwariwa: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and        National Housing to inform the House when residents of Nyabira Township in Zvimba          East, would get their title deeds for the 99 houses that were built by the Government    and occupied in July 1994.

                                                                            [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

*32.     Hon Machingauta:  To ask the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Co-           operative Development when the members of the following housing cooperatives in    Budiriro would get their title deeds;

 

  1. Zimbabwe Republic Police Housing Cooperative;
  2. Kutamburira Housing Cooperative;
  3. Highglen Housing Cooperative;
  4. Ngungunyani Housing Cooperative and
  5. Deserving Goshen Consortium Cooperative

                                                                                            [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*33.     Hon. Mnangagwa a:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and            National Housing to inform the House what plans the Ministry has in place to address            the filthy state of cities in the country in order to curb the outbreak of diseases.

 

*34.     Hon. Mnangagwa  a: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and            National Housing to inform the Hose steps that the Ministry has taken to maximize on            lightening our street lights using solar energy.   

 

*35.     Hon. Sithole G.K.:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state what the Ministry is doing to curb the sprouting of illegal car     parks and garages along Wedza Road opposite Unit B Section in Chitungwiza         considering that the structures are very close to the highway.

 

*36.     Hon Chibaya: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to indicate the amount Zimbabwe received when Rio – Tinto Plc sold its 78% stake in Murowa and 50% in Sengwa in June 2015.

                                                                                                  [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*37.     Hon Mpofu M.M.:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development on the progress made so far in finding a lasting solution to the Peace Mine dispute where two      people perished in the mine on the 14th July 2016.

                                                                                                     [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

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

  1. The number of viral load testing machines that are available in public health institutions; and
  2. The number of viral load testing machines are functioning and the reasons for some of the machines that are not functioning.

                                                                                             [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

 

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

                                                                                           [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*40.     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 from 27th July, 2016]

*41.     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 from 27th July, 2016]

*42.     Hon Mpofu M.M. :  To ask the Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting    Services to inform the house on the progress that has been made in ensuring that areas   in Silobela  Constituency  are receiving ZTV and radio signals so that they are            connected to the rest of Zimbabwe.

                                                                                            [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*43.     Hon Mpofu M.M.:  To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology,           Postal and Courier Services to outline plans which have been put in place to enhance    the dissemination of on line market linkages and mining among others through, ICT as    part of the initiative to enhance competitive marketing for better prices.

                                                                                            [Deferred from 27th July, 2016]

*44.     Hon Mpofu M.M.:  To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology,           Postal and Courier Services to furnish the august house on when Netone (Private)         Limited is envisaged to provide Netone Services to the following areas in Silobela      Constituency:

 

  1. Donsa;
  2. Gobo;
  3. Tshapewa;
  4. Nkobongwe;
  5. Msilahobe
  6. Siyezi and
  7. Makaronga

                                                                                                     [Deferred from 27th July, 2016

 

 

*45.     Hon. Mukwangwariwa:  To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to state      when the people on the farms in Zvimba East will get their A1 permits considering that           they have been occupying the farms since 2000 and are now being evicted willy – nilly             by A2 farmers;

 

  1. Ward 20 at Mapinga – Beatrice Farm
  2. Ward 26 at Boldwin Farm, Little England farm, Mede Farm and New Lands;
  3. Ward 35 at Amalinda Farm and Warwick Farm.

 

 

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. Hon. Mpariwa

            Hon. Madondo

 

            That this House adopts the Fourth Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the          findings by the Auditor General on the 2014 Appropriation and Funds Accounts for the          Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. (S.C. 19, 2016).

 

  1. Hon. Dr. Mukanduri

            Hon. Toffa

 

            That this House takes note of the Report of the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, held at Ezulwini, Swaziland, from 28 May to 07 June 2016.

 

  1. Hon. Maridadi

            Hon. A. Ndebele

 

            That this House:

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Hon. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Adjourned debate on the Report on the exchange visit by the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs to the Palestine Legislative Council held from 15th to 20th May 2016.(Adjourned 18th August 2016- Hon Rungani)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report on the exchange visit by the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs to the Palestine Legislative Council held from 15th to 20th May 2016.- Hon. Paradza

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development on the high prevalence of Child Marriages in Mashonaland Central Province. (S.C. 15, 2016) (Adjourned 16th August 2016 – Hon.Matuke)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development on the high prevalence of Child Marriages in Mashonaland Central Province. (S.C. 15, 2016).- Hon. Nyamupinga

 

 

  1. 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     (Adjourned 28th July, 2016 – Hon. Rungani).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

             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).- Mangami

 

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

             First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and Broadcasting     

             Services on Zimbabwe Digital Broadcasting Migration Project.  (Adjourned 28th  July,   

              2016 – Hon. Vice President  and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary

              Affairs).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

              Question proposed:  That this House - Takes note of the  First Report of the Portfolio

              Committee on Media, Information and Broadcasting Services on Zimbabwe Digital

              Broadcasting Migration Project. . (S.C. 13, 2016).-Hon Dhewa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on 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] (Adjourned 30th June 2016 – Hon. Matuke).

 

[Day elapsed: 5]

 

Question proposed: That this House 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) –Hon. Mpariwa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the 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 (Adjourned 29th June, 2016 – The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development).

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

              Question proposed: 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). ) – Hon. Kwaramba

             

  1. 22. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the Administration of the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) (Adjourned 21st June, 2016 – Rungani).

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

            Question proposed: 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)- Hon. Kwaramba.

 

  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. Rungani).

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

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: 12]

 

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: 13]

 

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: 14]

 

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: 14]

 

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: 16]

 

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. 29. 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: 19]

 

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: 20]

 

            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: 22]

 

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: 23]

 

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: 30]

 

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: 32]

 

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: 31]

 

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: 31]

 

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. Sibanda)

 

[Days elapsed: 39]

           

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: 38]

           

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: 12]

 

            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 shortage of cash in the country. (Adjourned

            26th July, 2016- Hon. Rungani)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

 

 

            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. – Hon Dr. Mashakada.

 

           

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the provision of birth certificates. (Adjourned 26th July, 2016- Hon. Rungani)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: 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 - D.S. Sibanda .

 

  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: 14]

 

 

            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: 15]

           

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: 18]

 

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: 22]

 

            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. 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. 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.

 

 

 

 

NOTICE 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”.

 

 

BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

Land Commission Bill (H.B. 2, 2016) - The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement (Referred 28th July, 2016).

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