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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 NO 04

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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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THURSDAY, 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2017

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

The Speaker in the Chair

 

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

Beremauro G;

Budha - Masara

Chakona P

Chamisa N

Chapfika D

Chasi F

Chibagu G

Chibaya A

Chidhakwa S

Chidhakwa W

Chigudu M

Chigumba C C.

Chikuni E

Chimanikire G

Chimedza P Dr

Chimwamurombe A

Chingosho C.P.M

Chinotimba J

Chipato A

Chirisa F

Chisorochengwe T.

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chitura L

Chiwetu J Z

Dutiro P.

Dube S

Dziva T M

Gabbuza J.G.

Gangarahwe G.

Gezi T

Goche N

Gonese I.T

Gumbo J.M

Gwanongodza E

Holder J

Hungwa  G

Jaboon J

Kachepa N

Kadungure D A

Kagonye P

Kanhanga E W

Karoro D

Katsiru L.

Kaundikiza M

Kazembe K

Kuruneri C

Kwaramba G

Labode M R

Mabuwa C

Machingauta C

Machingura R

Maduza T.

Madondo T

Madubeko J

Madzinga P

Mahiya M

Mahoka S

Majaya B

Majome F J

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Makunde T

Mandiwanzira S C

Mangami D

Mangwende S

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Maridadi J

Marumahoko R

Masamvu L

Mashakada T

Mashayamombe S

Mashonganyika D

Matambanadzo M

Mataruse P

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matiza B J

Matsikenyere N

Matsunga S.

Matuke L

Mavenyengwa R

Mawere M RN S

Mhona F T

Misihairambwi P M

Mkandla M

Mlilo N.

Mliswa P.T.

Mnangagwa A.

Moyo L

Mpala M.

Mpariwa P

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M

Mpofu S

Mtingwende T

Muchenje F

Muchenje M S

Muchinguri O

Mudambo T

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Muderedzwa R

Mudzuri E

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A

Mugidho M.

Muguti R.

Mukanduri S T

Munochinzwa M

Musabayana D.

Mukupe T.

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Musvaire W

Muzondiwa E S

Ncube G M

Ndhlovu Alice

Ndlovu M S

Ndoro L F

Nduna D

Nhema C F.D.;

Nkatazo M M

Nkomo Mail

Nyamupinga B B

Nyanhongo M

Nyere C

Passade J

Pemhenayi B

Phiri F P

Porusingazi E

Runesu B

Rungani A

Ruvai E

Seremwe B.

Shamu W K

Shava J.

Shongedza E

Sibanda C C

Sibanda D

Sibanda K.

Sithole G K

Simbanegavi Y

Sindi C

Sipani – Hungwe O.

Tarusenga U  D

Thembani S Z

Toffa J

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C

Uta K.

Vutete M

Zemura L

Zhou P

Ziyambi Z

Zwizwai M   

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the HouseText Box: 5

 

Absent with leave:

Hon Moyo F,Hon. Matangaidze, T,Hon. Damasane A.S.E, Hon Sekeramayi , Hon Mandiwanzira S, Hon Musiiwa A

 

 

 

1.            Reports from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being adverse reports on the following:

Date received

Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill (H.B. 19, 2015)...................21st September 2017

Statutory Instruments 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85 and 87 and General Notices 315-439 gazetted during the month of July............................................................................................21st September 2017

 

2.            Reports from the Parliamentary Legal Committee being  adverse reports on the following:

Date received

Shop Licences Amendment Bill (H.B. 10, 2016)...................21st September, 2017

Statutory Instrument 74 Gazetted during the month of July, 2017.

 

3.            The Minister in the office of the Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: 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).

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

4.         The Minister in the office of the Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved:  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).

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

5.                     Hon. Matuke, seconded by Hon. Rungani moved: That Orders of the Day Nos. 3 and 4 for today, stand over, until Order of the Day No. 10 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to. 

 

6.                     Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech. (Adjourned 20th 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. - Hon. D.M. Ncube

 

On the motion of Hon. Rungani, seconded by Hon. Mukwangwariwa: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

7.      Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga, seconded by Hon. Maridadi moved:

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. 

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

8.                  On the motion of Hon. Rungani, seconded by Hon. Mukwangwariwa.: The House adjourned at a half past three o’clock o ‘clock pm, until Tuesday 26th September, 2017 at a quarter past tw0 o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

ADVOCATE J. F. MUDENDA,

 Speaker.

 

 

 TUESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2017

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.      Second Reading: Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill – The Minister of Mines and Mining Development.

 

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

 

            (Preamble under consideration)

 

3.         Committee:  Estates Administrators Amendment Bill (H.B.8, 2016) – The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

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

 

(Clauses 2, New Clause 3 and 37 under consideration)

 

5.                     Committee: Consideration of an Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on the Shop Licences Amendment Bill (H.B. 10, 2016) – Hon. Samukange.

 

6.                     Committee: Consideration of an Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 74 of 2017 Police (Association) Regulations, 2017 published in the Government Gazette during the month of July 2017. – Hon. Samukange

 

7.                     Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech. (Adjourned

21st September, 2017– Hon. Rungani)

 

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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

 

8.                  Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Hon. Toffa

 

That this House -

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that Section 18 of the Constitution provides for regional equality and states “The state must promote the fair representation of all Zimbabwe’s regions in all institutions and agencies of government at every level;

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING that Section 17 provides that “The State must promote full gender balance in Zimbabwean society, and in particular the state must promote the full participation of women in all spheres of Zimbabwean society on the basis of equality with men;

 

NOTING that both Section 18 and Section 17 place obligations on the state to take specific measures to rectify both regional and gender imbalances in society;

 

CONCERNED that the process of identifying providers of government services and government tenders are violating Section 17 and Section 18;

 

            NOW THEREFORE resolves to call upon the Executive to ensure that:

 

(a)    All processes of identifying providers of services to government are

conducted in a transparent and accountable manner.

 

(b)        Awarding of government and parastatal tenders promotes fair regional

            representation; and

 

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

 

9.            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 Welfare to immediately give a Ministerial Statement on this matter; 

 

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

 

10.  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).

 

11.  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).

 

12.  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.

13.  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. Insolvency Bill (H.B. 11, 2016) – The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Referred 20th July 2017)

 

2.      National Peace and Reconciliation Bill (H.B. 10, 2016) – The Vice President and Minister of National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation (Referred 3rd August, 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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