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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 20 SEPTEMBER 2017 NO 03

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PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FIFTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

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WEDNESDAY, 20TH SEPTEMBER 2017

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

The Speaker in the Chair

 

Prayers

 

Members Present

Beremauro G;

Bhebhe A;

Budha - Masara

Chabaya B.

Chakona P

Chamisa N

Chasi F

Chibagu G

Chibaya A

Chidhakwa S

Chidhakwa W

Chigudu M

Chigumba C C.

Chikomba L

Chikwama B

Chimanikire G

Chimedza P Dr

Chimwamurombe A

Chinamasa P

Chinanzvavana C

Chingosho C.P.M

Chinomona M M

Chinotimba J

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

Dube T.J

Dziva T M

Gabbuza J.G.

Gangarahwe G.

Gezi T

Goche N

Gonese I.T

Gumbo E.

Gumbo J.M

Gwanongodza E

Guzha N.K.

Holder J

Jaboon J

Kachepa N

Kadungure D A

Kagonye P

Kanengoni T R

Kanhanga E W

Karoro D

Katsiru L.

Kazembe K

Khanye N

Khumalo M

Khupe T

Kwaramba G

Labode M R

Mabuwa C

Machingauta C

Machingura R

Mackenzie I

Madanha M

Maduza T.

Madondo T

Madubeko J

Madzinga P

Mahoka S

Majaya B

Makari Z.

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Mandipaka O

Mangami D

Mangwende S

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Marapira D

Maridadi J

Marumahoko R

Masamvu L

Mashakada T

Mashange W

Mashayamombe S

Mashonganyika D

Masiya D

Masuku P

Matambanadzo M

Mataruse P

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matiza B J

Matsikenyere N

Matsunga S.

Matuke L

Mavenyengwa R

Mawere M D V

Mawere M RN S

Maziwisa P.

Mguni N.

Mhlanga N J

Mhona F T

Misihairambwi P M

Mkandla M

Mlambo W B.J;

Mlilo N.

Mliswa P.T.

Moyo E N

Moyo L

Mpala M.

Mpariwa P

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M

Mpofu S

Mtingwende T

Muchenje F

Muchenje M S

Muchinguri O

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Muderedzwa R

Mudzuri E

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A

Mugidho M.

Mukanduri S T

Munochinzwa M

Muponora N

Mukupe T.

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F

Munochinzwa M.

Mupereri V.

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Musvaire W

Mutomba W

Mutseyami P C

Muzenda T M

Muzondiwa E S

Ncube G M

Ncube H

Ncube O

Ndebele A

Ndhlovu Alice

Ndlovu D M;

Ndlovu M S

Ndlovu N

Ndoro L F

Nduna D

 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

Phiri F P

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Rungani A

Ruvai E

Sansole T W

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Seremwe B.

Shamu W K

Shava J.

Shongedza E

Shumba K D

Sibanda C C

Sibanda D

Sibanda D P

Sibanda K.

Sibanda L

Sibanda Z

Sithole G K

Simbanegavi Y

Sindi C

Sipani – Hungwe O.

Tarusenga U  D

Thembani S Z

Toffa J

Tshuma B

Tshuma D

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C

Uta K.

Vutete M

Wadyajena J M

Watson N J

Zemura L

Zhanda P T

Zhou P

Zhou T

Zindi I

Ziyambi Z

Zwizwai M   

 

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

 

Hon. Mnangagwa E.D.

Hon. Dokora

Hon. Made

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the HouseText Box: 6

 

Absent with leave:

Hon Moyo F,Hon Matangaidze T,Hon Damasane A.S.E

 

1.      The Speaker recognised the presence in the Speaker’s Gallery, of a delegation from the Consultative National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

2.      Questions without notice.

 

3.             Questions with notice.

 

4.      The Minister of Finance and Economic Development presented a Bill to provide for the governance of public entities in Compliance with Chapter 9 of the Constitution; to provide uniform mechanism for regulating the conditions of service of members of public entities and their senior employees; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing-Public Entities Corporate Governance Bill, (H.B.5, 2017).

 

       Bill read the first time. Referred to the Parliamentary Legal Committee.

 

5.      Hon. Gonese seconded by Hon. Muchenje moved: That Notice of Motion No.1 for today, stands over, until Notice of Motion of the Day No. 7 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

6.      The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement moved that the Land Commission Bill (H.B.2B, 2016) which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage it had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 161(1)

 

           Motion put and agreed to.

 

6.        The Minister in Vice President Mphoko's Office moved that the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (H.B.2, 2017) which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage it had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 161(1)

 

           Motion put and agreed to.

 

7.       The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, moved that the  Shop Licenses Amendment Bill (H.B.10, 2016) which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage it had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 161(1)

 

           Motion put and agreed to.

 

8.      The Minister of Finance and Economic Development moved that the ZEP-RE (Membership of Zimbabwe Branch Office) Bill ( (H.B.9A, 2016) which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage it had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 161(1)

 

           Motion put and agreed to.

 

9.      The Minister of Mines and Mining Development moved that the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill (H.B.19, 2015) which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage it had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 161(1)

 

           Motion put and agreed to.

 

10.  Adjourned debated on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 19th September 2017 .-The Minister of Mines and Mining Development)

                                                                                                                                                            [Time elapsed: 1 Hour 24 minutes]

 

 

            Question again 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.

 

            On the motion of the Minister of Finance and Economic Development:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

11.  On the motion of the Minister of Finance and Economic Development: The House adjourned at three minutes past four o ‘clock pm.

 

 

 

 

ADVOCATE J. F. MUDENDA,

 Speaker.

 

 

 THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2017

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.            The Vice President and  Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs:  That the Insolvency Bill (H.B.11, 2016) which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage which the Bill had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 161(1).

 

2.            The Vice President Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 That the Estates Administrators Amendment Bill (H.B.8, 2016) which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage which the Bill had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 161(1).

 

3.                     Consideration: ZEP-RE (Membership of Zimbabwe Branch Office) (H.B.9, 2016)- The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

            (Preamble under consideration)

 

4.                     Recommittal Committee:  Land Commission Bill (H.B. 2B, 2016)

 

(Clauses 2, New Clause 3 and 36 under consideration)

 

5.                     Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential speech. (Adjourned 19th September, 2017  The Minister of Mines and Mining Development)

 

[Time elapsed: 1 Hour 24 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. D.M. Ncube

 

6.                  Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Hon. Toffa

 

That the motion on Fair Regional Representation, which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73. 

 

7.             Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

            Hon. Toffa

 

         That this House:

 

ALARMED by the number of children who are reported to be abused under the “guise” of selling sex;

 

CONCERNED that government’s response has been targeted at those that have exposed this evil practice;

 

Now therefore calls upon the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Services to immediately give a Ministerial Statement on this matter; 

 

FURTHER THAT the Inter – Ministerial Task Force set by the Ministry of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare  expeditiously investigate the matter and the report be tabled in Parliament by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Services.

 

 

8.      Hon. Nduna

Maondera

 

             That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee

on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Inquiry into the Turnaround Strategy for the National Railways of Zimbabwe. (S.C. 13, 2017).

 

 

 

 

9.      Hon. Nduna

Hon. Maondera

 

             That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee

on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Inquiry into the Turnaround Strategy for the Central Mechanical Equipment Department (C.M.E.D.) (S.C. 14, 2017).

 

10.  Hon. Nduna

Hon. Mapiki

 

That this House:

 

COGNISANT that Section 77 of our Constitution provides that “Every person has the right to safe, clean and potable water” thus making the right to water an inalienable right for all citizens of Zimbabwe;

 

AWARE that Zimbabwe is a signatory to and has committed itself to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular, SDG 6 “Clean Water and Sanitation”;

 

RECOGNISING that one of the key drivers and assumptions of ZIMASSET is increased investment in water and sanitation infrastructure;

 

DEEPLY CONCERNED that the majority of the urban Zimbabwean populace in general either do not have access to clean water at all or are accessing unclean and unsafe water;

 

ALARMED that a National level water bodies have not been fully utilized;

 

WORRIED that the current sewer reticulation system in towns and cities has outlived its lifespan and has been overtaken by the population balance;

 

MINDFUL that during the period 2009 to 2011 over 700 people were hospitalized and more than 274 lost their lives due to the cholera epidemic nationally;

 

COGNISANT that clean and safe water is a prerequisite for the realization of other fundamental human rights such as the right to health and the right to a clean and safe environment.

 

FURTHER COGNISANT that Section 77 enjoins the State to take reasonable legislative and other measures to achieve the progressive realization of the right to safe, clean and potable water;

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the relevant Ministries to:

 

a)      Prioritise investment in water and sanitation infrastructure countrywide.

b)      Take appropriate measures to ensure that every citizen in Zimbabwe has access to safe, clean and potable water ;

c)      Remove and replace most councils which have continued to charge exorbitant rates to citizens for water which is not readily supplied and continually abuse such funds at the expense of the health of unsuspecting citizens; 

d)   Immediately take advantage of the copious amount of water bodies around the country which require minimum amount of chemicals to treat, in order that they provide portable water for the people.

 

11.  Committee of Supply.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2017

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

t  QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

           *      QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

*1.       Hon. Wadyajena:  To ask the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment to explain to the House when the 4 500 jobs will be available to the Youths of Gokwe Nembudziya Constituency, considering that the Ministry has been registering five hundred youths per ward through youth officers.

 

[Deferred from 20th September, 2017]

 

*2.       Hon. Wadyajena:  To ask the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment to explain to the House whether youth officers are allowed to engage in politics and to further state whether or not they can invite political figures to officiate at government events.

 

[Deferred from 20th September, 2017]  

 

*3.       Hon. Zhou T.:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House when Mberengwa District Hospital will have an additional doctor.

 

[Deferred from 20th September, 2017]

 

 

*4.       Hon Zhou T:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to indicate when the following institutions in Mberengwa North Constituency will be electrified:

 

(a)        Don Bosco Primary School in Ward 16;

(b)        Ruvuzhe Primary School in Ward 16;

(c)        Langeni Primary School in Ward 12;

(d)       Vhumukwani Primary School in Ward 16;

(e)        Mawani Primary School in Ward 9;

(f)        Chegato Primary School in Ward 15;

g)         Gaururo Primary School in Ward 12;

(h)        Chaza Clinic in Ward 10;

(i)         Neta Clinic in Ward 36;

(j)         Maziofa Clinic in Ward 17;

(k)        Chingezi Clinic in Ward 11;

(l)         Shauro Clinic in Ward 1.

[Deferred from 20th September, 2017]

 

 

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

  1. Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill, (H. B. 19, 2015)- The Minister of Mines and Mining Development (Referred 11th May, 2017).

 

  1. Shop Licences Amendment Bill (H.B10, 2016)-The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing (Referred 27th July 2017).

 

3.      Public Entities Corporate Governance Bill, (H. B. 5, 2017) – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development. (Referred 20th September, 2017).

 

 

 

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