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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES - 22 SEPTEMBER 2011 No. 04

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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 FOURTH SESSION - SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2011

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Quarter past two 'O' clock p.m.

The Acting Speaker in the Chair

Prayers

 

Members Present


Baloyi A,

Bhasikiti K,

Chebundo B

Chibaya A

Chikava B,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

Chinyadza W

Chirongwe R,

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Denga P

Dongo G.Z

Dzingirai I

Dzirutwe G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T

Gumbo J.M

Gwiyo C.C Haritatos P

Hove S.R

Huruba T

Jembere E

Kanzama F

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Madubeko J Madzimure W Madzore P

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Majome F.J

Makamure R Mandebvu N.T

Mangwana M.P

Maramwidze E H

Masaiti E

Matamisa E.E Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matimba T

Matshalaga O Mazikana P.H Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Mlambo M

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mukanduri S.T

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi G Mushonga S.L

Musumbu E

Musundire A.L Mwonzora D.T

Navaya E

Ndambakuwa F

Ndava R

Ndhlovu A

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Nyakudanga O

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyaude B

Pasihomusha-Matiza B.J

Rutsvara R

Samkange N.T.C

Saruwaka T.J.L

Shoko M

Sibanda C.C Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sithole A

Sululu A

Tazviona R

Tshuma B

Varandeni J

Zhanda T.P

Zinyemba M

Ziyambi W.Z Zwizwai M.

 

Printed by Order of the House

Absent with leave

Hon P.N. Sibanda, Hon Chanetsa, Hon Mpariwa, Hon. W. K. Chidakwa

1. Papers Laid Upon the Table

Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development.

2009 Annual Report for Small Enterprises Development Corporation Championing SME Development [by Chapter 22:19]

2. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That notices of motion nos. 1 to 4, for today, stand over, until Order no. 11, for today, has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

3. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech ( Adjourned 21st September - ( The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs).

[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. Madzimure seconded by Hon Chitando moved:

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 basis 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 guarantee 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 corruption involving the national soccer team which is rife.

NOW THEREFORE this House resolves,

a) That a Committee of this House be established to investigate and make recommendations on the following:

i) the role of the Ministry of Education Sport, Arts and Culture in sport and make recommendations on the following;

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

b) that all administrators implicated in the commission of corruption in soccer be referred to the police and the Anti-Corruption Commission.

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development:Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

5. On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development: The House adjourned at four minutes past four o'clock p.m. until Tuesday, 4th September 2011 at a quarter past two o'clock in the afternoon.

N.M. KHUMALO

ACTING SPEAKER

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY 4TH OCTOBER 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 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 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 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 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. Hon Minister of Industry and Commerce

THAT WHEREAS, subsection 111 B 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 r more foreign states or governments or international organizations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

WHEREAS the Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Government of the State of Kuwait was concluded in Kuwait on 25/10/1997

AND WHEREAS the Government of Zimbabwe is a signatory to the Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Government of the State of Kuwait, and is desirous to becoming Party to the Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Government of the State of Kuwait,

 

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 111 B of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved for ratification.

6.Hon. Bhasikiti

Hon. Chikava

That the condolence motion on the death of Solomon Mujuru which was superseded by a lack quorum be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 43.

7. 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.

8. 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 .

 

9. 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 .

10. 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 Eliphas 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.

 

11. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech ( Adjourned 22st September - The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Time Elapsed: 3 hours 06 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

12. Adjourned debate on motion on the alleged corruption involving the National Soccer Team - ( adjourned 22nd September - Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs Gender and Community Development).

[Day Elapsed 1]

Question proposed:

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 basis 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 guarantee 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 corruption involving the national soccer team which is rife.

NOW THEREFORE this House resolves,

a) That a Committee of this House be established to investigate and make recommendations on the following:

i) the role of the Ministry of Education Sport, Arts and Culture in sport and make recommendations on the following;

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

b) that all administrators implicated in the commission of corruption in soccer be referred to the police and the Anti-Corruption Commission.

13. Committee of Supply.

 

WEDNESDAY, 5TH OCTOBER, 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 Ministry 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; and

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 Station in Chiredzi District of Masvingo Province.

*4. Hon Jiri: To ask the Ministry of finance to explain to the House :

i)Why they are failing to give change to customers after purchasing goods and resort to credit notes and sweets.

ii) Why retail shops are short changing people through fixed exchange rates.

*5. 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 in traffic volumes and failure by motorists to observe traffic regulations during peak hours.

 

 

*6. 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.

 

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

*8. 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

*9. 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.

*10. 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.

*11. Hon Sululu: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

Development to inform the House weather

i. ARDA Silobela is still under the Ministry or now privately owned

ii.The benefits accrued by the local people from the operations of ARDA silobela

iii. Who the beneficiaries of the outputs from ARDA and

iv. Whether the money from its operations is disbursed to the Treasury.

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

the House the government policy regarding all nurses graduating from

government training institutions and programmes which are not related to

conditions of the government bonding scheme.

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

explain to the House why;

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

relevant Diamond Mining Law.

ii) diamonds in SADC countries belong to the State.

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

proceeds of their mining operations.

iv) 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 the state's share is.

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

 

MONDAY 26th 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 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. Dube M, Hon. Garandi, Hon. Kapesa, Hon. Matimba, Hon. Mudzuri E., 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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