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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES - 21 SEPTEMBER 2011 No. 03

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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THIRD SESSION - SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 21st SEPTEMBER 2011

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Quarter past two 'O' clock p.m.

The Speaker in the Chair

Prayers

 

Members Present


Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Chaderopa F

Chibaya A

Chikava B,

Chikwinya S,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

Chinyadza W

Chirongwe R,

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Dokora L.D.K Dongo G.Z

Dumbu F

Dzirutwe G

Gabuza J.G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T

Gumbo J.M

Gwiyo C.C Haritatos P

Hove S.R

Huruba T

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa N Kagurabadza M.T

Kanzama F

Karenyi L

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Kumalo M

Mabhena G

Machacha C Madubeko J Madzimure W Madzore P

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Majome F.J

Makamure R Mandebvu N.T

Mangami D Mangena J

Maposhere D Maramba P.H

MaramwidzeE H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E

Matamisa E.E Matibe T.P

Matienga M Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Matonga B Matshalaga O Matutu T

Mavima L.D Mazikana P.H

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mlambo M

Moyo E

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpukuta L Muchauraya P

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudenge I.S,

Mudiwa S

Mudzuri E

Mudzuri H

Muguti C

Munjeyi G Mushonga S.L

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musundire A.L Musvaire W

Mutinhiri A

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa G.T

Muza I

Navaya E

Ndava R

Ndlovu M. M

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Ngwenya B

Nyakudanga O

Nyamudeza S Nyamupinga B.B

Nyaude B

Nyoni S.G.G

Parirenyatwa D.P

Rutsvara R

Sai S

Samkange N.T.C

Saruwaka T.J.L

Shoko M

Sibanda C.C

Sibanda F.M

Sindi C

Sithole A

Sululu A

Tazviona R

Undenge S Varandeni J

Zhanda T.P

Zhuwao P

Ziyambi W.Z Zwizwai M.

 

Printed by Order of the House

Absent with leave

Hon P.N. Sibanda, Hon Chanetsa, Hon Mutinhiri T, Hon Mupariwa, Hon. W. K. Chidakwa

1. Questions without notice.

2. Questions with notice.

3. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 20th September - ( Hon Mhashu).

[Time Elapsed: 2 hours 20 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 - Hon Zhuwao

On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

4. Hon. Bhasikiti seconded by Hon Chikava moved:

That this House expresses its profound sorrow on the sudden, untimely and tragic death on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 of Retired General Tapfumaneyi Ruzambo Solomon Mutusva Mujuru Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army and former Hon Member of Parliament;

PLACES on record its deepest, proud and sincere appreciation of the grand, sterling and services par excellence the late Retired General and former Member of Parliament rendered to the Nation;

JOINS the rest of the country in mourning and consoling the Hon Vice President Amai Mujuru the widow of our hero; and

RESOLVES THAT its deepest and heartfelt sympathies be conveyed to the entire Mujuru family.

And objection having been taken that there were present fewer that twenty- five members, the bells were rung for seven minutes and a quorum still being not present, the Speaker adjourned the House without Question put at four minutes to five 'o'clock p.m. pursuant to the provisions of standing order no. 27.

L. N. M. MOYO

Speaker.

Note.- The following members were present when the House adjourned : Hon Bhasikiti, Hon Chikava, Hon Chikwinya, Hon Chitando, Hon Dzirutwe, Hon Kachepa, Hon Khumalo N.M., Hon. Madubeko, Hon Madzimure, Hon Matimba, Hon Matshalaga, Hon Mazikana, Hon Mhandu, Hon Moyo R., Hon Mudarikwa, Hon Mudau, Hon Munjeyi, Hon Musvaire, Hon Nyakudanga, Hon Saruwaka, Hon Sibanda F.M., Hon Sithole.

 

THURSDAY, 22ND SEPTEMBER 2011

 

ORDER OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

 

1. The Minister of Industry and Commerce

That the National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 10, 2010) which was superseded by the prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage at which the Bill had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 131 (1).

2. The Minister of Industry and Commerce

That this House

THAT WHEREAS, subsection 111/B of the Constitutions of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign States or governments or international organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament.

WHEREAS the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement was signed in Mauritius on 29th August 2009 at a signing ceremony between the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) and the European Union (EU);

AND WHEREAS the government of Zimbabwe is a signatory to the interim Economic Partnership Agreement, and is desirous of becoming party to the interim Economic partnership Agreement;

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said Agreement is conditional upon its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures;

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

3. The Minister of Industry and Commerce

That this House

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

WHEREAS the International Coffee Agreement was concluded in London, United Kingdom on 28th September 2007 at the Conference convened by the International Coffee Organisation (ICO);

AND WHEREAS the government of Zimbabwe is Signatory to the International Coffee Organisation, and is desirous of becoming party to the International Coffee Agreement 2007;

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said Agreement is conditional upon its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective Constitutional procedures;

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

4. The Minister of Industry and Commerce

That this House

THAT WHEREAS, subsection (1) of section 111B of the constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any convention, Treaty or Agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more Foreign States or governments or international Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

WHEREAS the 2nd Revised Cotonou Agreement was concluded in Brussels, Belgium on 19th March 2010 at the Extraordinary Joint ACP - EU Ministerial Meeting and signed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 22nd June 2010 during the joint ACP - EU Council of Minister's;

AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe is Signatory to the Cotonou Agreement, and is desirous of becoming party of to the 2nd revised Cotonou Agreement;

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the said Agreement is conditional upon its acceptance by the parties in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures;

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

 

5. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 21st September - ( Hon Mhashu).

[Time Elapsed: 2 hours 20 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 Zhuwao

7. Hon. Madzimure

Hon Chitando

THAT WHEREAS sport unifies the people for the world and Zimbabweans in particular, sport plays an integral role in building a fit body that forms a bases for a strong mind.

AND WHEREAS sport has become a big business and therefore needs proper attention like any economic sector in the country and has to be developed and run professionally and ethically.

CONCERNED by the manner in which government through the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture has failed to come up with a comprehensive sports policy that creates the conducive environment for sports development and advancement.

AWARE of the FIFA statutes that guarantees the independence of the soccer bodies affiliated to it as far as interference is concerned.

SHOCKED by the negative responses of the Sports and Recreation Commission, Zimbabwe Football Association and the police towards the reports of rife corruption involving the national soccer team.

NOW THEREFORE this House resolves,

a) That a Committee of this House be established to investigates and make recommendations on the role of the Ministry of Education Sport, Arts and Culture in sport and make recommendations on the following;

b) Determine the role played by the Sports and Recreation Commission and ZIFA in the commission of the Asiagate scandal.

c) All administrators implicated in the commission of corruption in soccer be referred to the police and the Anti-Corruption Commission.

8. Hon Chikwinya

Hon Gonese

That the motion on the unconstitutional statements made by some Service Chiefs which was superseded by prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 43.

 

9. Hon. F. Dumbu

Hon. M. Matienga

That this House

 

SADDENEDby the tragic and untimely death of the Honourable Minister of Public Service and member of Parliament for Gutu South, Professor Elphas Mukonoweshuro on the 5th of August 2011;

NOTINGthat the loss was felt by the whole nation, which mourned a committed and dedicated luminary of our struggle for independence, democracy, freedom and justice;

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE Conveys its, profound condolences to the widow of our departed leader;

Expresses its deep sorrow and sadness at the tragic and unexpected loss of life;

Takes this opportunity to celebrate the life of a man who rendered sterling services to the nation both before and after independence.

10. Hon. Chindori-Chininga

Hon. Kagurabadza

That the motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the state of affairs at Shabani-Mashava Mines which was superseded by prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 43 .

 

11. Hon. Matimba

Hon. Karenyi

That the motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Urban and Rural Development on the Public Hearings on the State of Service Delivery by the Municipalities of Harare, Chitungwiza and Norton (S. C.6,2010) which was superseded by prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 43 .

12. Committee of Supply.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2011

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

* QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1. Hon Sibanda F.M.: To ask the Minister of Finance to inform the House:

i) the Ministry's policy as regards the allegedly soiled USD notes that some shops, particularly O.K. Zimbabwe in Bindura, have not accepted as a result of the Bindura Standard Bank's refusal to bank these notes,

ii) how the community should react to this unwarranted behaviour by such banks and stores.

iii) whether the nation should suffer at their hands simply because Zimbabwe does not print the currency.

iv) how the Ministry in particular and government in general are protecting the suffering masses in this regard.

v) how far this anomaly has spread in Zimbabwe.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 21st September, 2011]

*2. Hon Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Finance to inform the House how the Minister intends to deal with banks that are exploiting clients through high bank charges and not paying out any meaningful interests.

 

*3. Hon Sithole: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain to the House:

i) the criteria used in allocating new vehicles to relevant police stations countrywide.

ii) how the Ministry expects Rural Police Stations to operate effectively when they do not have vehicles at their disposal as is the case with Ndali Police Stations in Chiredzi District of Masvingo Province.

*4. Hon. Chimhini : To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs whether the Ministry could consider deploying traffic police to alleviate the problems faced by the members of the public due to the increase of traffic volume and failure by the motorists to observe the traffic regulations during peak hours.

 

 

*5. Hon. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to quantify the contribution to the GDP by the Arts and Culture sector and inform the House how the Ministry intends to promote this sector which has the potential to generate revenue for the fiscus.

 

*6. Hon Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Public Service to inform the House whether there are any plans to increase the survivors pension fund payout since the current amount is paltry.

*7 Hon. Mushonga: To ask the Minister of State in the President's Office to explain

to the House why the following members of the Central Intelligence

Organisation have been allowed to hold political party positions as Central

Committee Members of ZANU PF whilst they are still in full-time employment of

the state:

TABETH KANENGONI FROM MASHONALAND CENTRAL

JESCA CHIDZA FROM MANICALAND

LAZMA HUMBE FROM MANICALAND

*8. Hon. Mushonga: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to inform to the House :

i) Why the Zimbabwe Government is refusing to handover PROTAIS MPIRANYA who was the commander of the RWANDAN ARMY'S PRESIDENTIAL GUARDS during the RWANDAN GENOCIDE and to explain

ii) the government policy on genocide perpetrators in Rwanda and Ethiopia particularly those who committed rape, sexual offences including violence and murder.

*9. Hon. Mushonga: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

Development to explain to the House:

i) Why the barley tobacco delivered to the auction floors has not been purchased

ii) What assurances the government is giving to ensure our barley tobacco farmers

are encouraged to continue growing more barley tobacco.

iii) Whether the government has an intervention strategy in as far as the growing

of barley tobacco is concerned.

*10. Hon. Mushonga: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to explain to

the House what the government's policy is regarding all nurses graduating from

government training institutions and programmes which are not related to

conditions of compulsory bondage.

*11. Hon. Mushonga: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to

explain to the House:

i) Why Zimbabwe is the only country which mines Diamonds without any

relevant Diamond Mining Law.

ii) Why diamonds in SADC countries belong to the State and to inform the

House why mining companies get less than twenty percent (20%) of the

proceeds of their mining operations.

iii) to clarify why there is so much secrecy in the mining companies operating in

the Chiadzwa Diamond Fields in terms of those involved and what they are

producing and also what STATE's share is.

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

 

MONDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2011

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 4

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS - Hon Chinyadza (Chairperson) Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chikava, Hon. Chinyadza, Hon. Hove, Hon. Mangena, Hon. Matiza, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Muguti, Hon. Musundire, Hon. Sai, Hon. Sululu. Clerk Mrs Nyawo

 

 

At 1400hrs in Committee Room No. 1

PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE - Hon. Zinyemba (Chairperson) Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chirongwe, Hon. Chivamba, Hon. Goto, Hon. Gwiyo, Hon. Khumalo T, Hon. Khumalo S.S, Hon. Mudau, Hon. Sai, Hon. Sibanda F.M, Hon.

Zinyemba. Clerk Ms Mushunje

At 1400hrs in Committee Room No. 4

BUDGET, FINANCE AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION - Hon. Zhanda (Chairperson) Hon. Beremauro, Hon. Chinyadza, Hon. Cross, Hon. M. Dube, Hon. Kanzama, Hon. Khumalo Martin, Hon. Madzimure, Hon. Matshalaga, Hon. Muchinguri, Hon. Muguti, Hon. Mukanduri, Hon. Ndava, Hon. Nyaude, Hon. Sibanda D. Clerk Mr Ratsakatika

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 1

 

HEALTH AND CHILD WELFARE

 

Hon. Parirenyatwa (Chairperson) Hon. Chebundo, Hon. Chikava, Hon. Chivamba, Hon. Dube M, Hon. Kachepa, Hon. Makuyana, Hon. Maramba, Hon. Matamisa, Hon. Matshalaga, Hon. Mudavanhu, Hon. Munengami, Hon. Ndebele G, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Parirenyatwa D, Hon. Shoko H, Hon. Ziyambi.

At 1000hrs Committee Room No. 3

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Hon. Mukanduri (Chairperson) Hon.Gumbo J.M, Hon. Chanetsa, Hon. Chirongwe, Hon. Gwiyo, Hon. Jembere, Hon. Maramwidze, Hon. Mukanduri, Hon. Muza, Hon. Ndlovu A, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Rutsvara, Hon. Sibanda D, Hon. Sindi, Hon. Tshuma.

At 1000hrs Committee Romm No. 2

STATE ENTERPRISE AND PARASTATALS

 

Hon. Mavima (Chairperson) Hon. Chikwinya, Hon. Kagurabadza, Hon. Matibe, Hon. Mavima, Hon. Maramba, Hon. Mlilo, Hon. Mkhosi E, Hon. Mushore, Hon. Ndava, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Sibanda P N, Hon. Ziteya, Hon. Ziyambi.

At 1000hrs Committee Room 311

INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

 

Hon. Mutomba (Chairperson) Hon. Chihota, Hon. Dube P, Hon. Hove, Hon. Kanzama, Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Matshalaga, Hon. Madzimure, Hon. Mavima, Hon. Mharadza, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Nyaude, Hon. Sansole, Hon. Sithole.

At 1000hrs Committee Room 413

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, RURAL AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Hon. Karenyi (Chairperson) Hon. Baloyi, Hon T.S. Chambati, Hon. Karenyi, Hon. Chikwinya, Hon.Chinomona, Hon. Dube M, Hon. Garandi, Hon. Kanzama, Hon. Kapesa, Hon. Matimba, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Musvaire, Hon. Mudau, Hon. Mkandla T.Z, Hon. Nyakudanga, Hon. Samkange.

At 1000hrs Committee Room 4

 

AGRICULTURE, WATER, LANDS AND RESETTLEMENT

 

Hon Jiri (Chairperson) Hon. Chinomona, Hon Denga, Hon. Dube P, Hon. Dube M, Hon. Jiri, Hon. Katsande, Hon. Mahoka, Hon. Makamure, Hon. Makuyana, Hon. Mkhosi E, Hon. Mlambo, Hon. Mlilo, Hon. Raradza, Hon. Sai, Hon. Varandeni, Hon. Zhanda. Clerk Mrs Mataruka- Mudavanhu

 

 

THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2011

At 1000 hrs in Committee Room No. 413

MEDIA, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY : Hon. S. Moyo (Chairperson) Hon. Baloyi, Hon. Chaderopa, Hon. Hlongwane, Hon. Mandebvu, Hon. Matonga, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Mudarikwa, Hon. Jembere, Hon. Muchauraya, Hon. Mudiwa, Hon. Musumbu, Hon. Sibanda, Hon. Varandeni, Hon. Ziyambi. Clerk - Mr Mutyambizi

At 1000 hrs in Committee Room No. 3

WOMEN, YOUTH, GENDER AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT :

Hon Matienga (Chairperson) Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Chirume, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Dzingirayi, Hon. Goto, Hon. Kagurabadza, Hon. Masukume, Hon. Matibenga, Hon. Matienga, Hon. Mharadza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Shirichena, Hon. Sithole A Clerk Mr Kunzwa

At 1000 hrs in Committee Room No. 4

 

EDUCATION, SPORTS AND CULTURE: Hon. Mangami -(Chairperson)

Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chihota, Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Dumbu, Hon. Haritatos, Hon. Kumalo Marvellous, Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Mangami, Hon. Mguni N, Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Muza, Hon. S.M Ncube, Hon. Nezi, Hon. Sibanda F.M. - Clerk - Ms Chikuvire

At 1000 hrs in Committee Room No. 1

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT - Hon. Moyo (Chairperson) Hon. Chimbetete, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Makuyana M, Hon.Maramwidze, Hon. Masvaire, Hon. Matibe, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Moyo R, Hon. Munjeyi, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Muza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nemadziva, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Nyamudeza, Hon. Tazviona, Hon. Zhuwao, Hon. Zinyemba. Clerk Mrs Hazvina-Mushunje.

 

 

 

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