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PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

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THURSDAY, 24TH NOVEMBER 2016

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

The Speakerin the Chair

 

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

Beremauro G;

Bhebhe A;

Budha - Masara

Bunjira R

Chakona P

Chamisa N

Chibagu G

Chibaya A

Chigudu M

Chigumba C C.

Chikomba L

Chikuni E

Chimanikire G

Chimwamurombe A

Chinamasa P

Chinanzvavana C

Chiota P C

Chipato A

Chisorochengwe T.

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chitura L

Chivamba K

Chiwa D

Chiwetu J Z

Dhewa  W

Dutiro P.

Gangarahwe G.

Gava M

Gezi T

Goche N

Gumbo E.

Gumbo J.M

Gumbo S

Guzha N.K.

Holder J

Hungwa  G

Jaboon J

Kachepa N

Kadungure D A

Kagonye P

Kanhanga E W

Karoro D

Katsiru L.

Kaundikiza M

Kazembe K

Khanye N

Khumalo M

Khupe T

Machingauta C

Machingura R

Mackenzie I

Madanha M

Maduza T.

Madondo T

Madubeko J

Madzinga P

Mahiya M

Mahoka S

Majaya B

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Makunde T

Mandipaka O

Mangami D

Mangwende S

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Marumahoko R

Masamvu L

Mashakada T

Mashange W

Masiya D

Matambanadzo M

Matangaidze T

Mataruse P

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matiza B J

Matsunga S.

Matuke L

Mavenyengwa R

Mawere M D V

Mawere M RN S

Mbwembwe E

Mguni N.

Mhere E

Mhlanga N J

Mhona F T

Misihairambwi P M

Mkandla M

Mlilo N.

Mnangagwa A.

Mombeshora D T

Moyo L

Mpala M.

Mpariwa P

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M

Mpofu R

Mtingwende T

Muchenje F

Muchenje M S

Mudambo T

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Muderedzwa R

Mudzuri E

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A

Mugidho M.

Mukanduri S T

Munochinzwa M

Musabayana D.

Mukupe T.

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F

Munochinzwa M.

Mupereri V.

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Musundire A L

Musvaire W

Mutseyami P C

Muzondiwa E S

Ncube D M

Ncube G M

Ncube H

Ndebele A

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

Nleya L

Nyamupinga B B

Nyanhongo M

Nyere C

Paradza K

Passade J

Pedzisai I

Pemhenayi B

Phiri F P

Porusingazi E

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Ruvai E

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Savanhu T

Seremwe B.

Shamu W K

Shava J.

Shongedza E

Shumba K D

Sibanda D

Sibanda D P

Sibanda K.

Sibanda L

Sibanda M

Sibanda Z

Sithole G K

Simbanegavi Y

Sindi C

Tarusenga U  D

Thembani S Z

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C

Uta K.

Vutete M

Wadyajena J M

Zemura L

Zhanda P T

Zhou P

Zhou T

Ziyambi Z

 

 

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

 

Hon E.D. Mnangagwa

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

 

Absent with leave

Hon Cross; Hon Chidhakwa S.; Hon Sansole; Hon Gonese; Hon Marapira; Hon Damasane; Hon Chikwinya; Hon Majome;

 

   1.  The Speaker informed the House that on the 1st of December, 2016, His Excellency, 

        The President, Cde R.G.Mugabe would address a Joint Sitting of Parliament on the

        State of the Nation at 1500 hours in the National Assembly Chamber.

 

  2.   The Speaker also informed the House that the Portfolio Committee on Finance and 

        Economic Development would conduct Public Hearings on the Public Procurement  

       and Disposal of Assets Bill, (H.B. 5, 2016) and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

       Amendment Bill (H.B.12, 2016) from Monday, 28th November, 2016 to Saturday,    

       3rd December, 2016 in all the country’s Provinces. The Committee would be divided 

        into Team 1 covering the Northern parts of the country and Team 2, covering the

       Southern part of the country.

 

3.    The Speaker further informed the House that the Chairperson of LCC Hon Matuke

        had convened a Special Meeting of the Liaison and Coordination Committee (LCC)   

       on Monday, 28th, November, 2016, in the Senate Chamber at 0830 hours. All Select   

      Committee Chairpersons, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, the

      Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus   

      were requested to attend and to be punctual.

 

4 The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved: That the motion on

    the suspension of the provisions of  Standing Orders in respect of the Reserve  

    Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill [H.B. 12, 2016]   be amended to cover only  

    the suspension of Standing Order No. 134, which relates to the introduction of Bills

    to the National Assembly and to delete the following:-

i)                    Standing Order No. 135, which relates to referral of Bills to Portfolio

                 Committees;

ii)                  Standing Order No. 136, which relates to the procedure in connection with the Parliamentary Legal Committee; and

iii)                Standing Order No. 139, which relates to stages of Bills

 

Motion as amended put and agreed to.

 

 5.   Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Land Commission Bill (H.B.2, 2016), (Adjourned 17th November 2016 - The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement

 

Question proposed: That the Land Commission Bill (H.B. 2, 2016) be now read a second time – The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement

Bill read a second time. Committee - Tomorrow.

 

Hon Matuke, seconded by Hon Mpariwa, moved: That Orders of the Day Nos. 3 and 4, for today, stand over until Notice of Motion No. 20 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to. 

 

 

6        Hon Khupe, seconded by, Hon Mpariwa moved: That this House:

 

NOTING that the 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that in 2016 the ‘Unite Campaign’ strongly emphasizes the need for sustainable financing for efforts to end violence against women and girls towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

RECOGNIZING that this year’s theme is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World, Make education Accessible and Affordable for Women and Girls and end Violence against Women and Girls”

           

CONCERNED that violence against women and girls happens 365 days and yet this campaign is for 16 days, from 25 November to 10 December.

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, this August House calls upon

 

(a)    The Ministry of Women Affairs and Women’s Organisations to campaign throughout the whole year and advocate for ending violence against women and girls.  They must not limit the campaign to 16 days.

(b)   The government to make sure that Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development is funded to fulfil these goals.

 

On the motion of Hon Matuke, seconded by Hon D.S.  Sibanda: Debate adjourned until Tuesday.

 

 

7.      On the motion of  Hon Matuke, seconded by Hon D.S.  Sibanda: The House adjourned at six minutes to five  o’clock pm until Tuesday, 29th  November, 2016 at a quarter past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

ADV J.F .MUDENDA

Speaker.

 

 

TUESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2016

 

 

NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF BILL

 

  1. The Minister of Finance and Economic Development:  Bill will amend the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 22:15] (No. 5 of 1999) to enable the Reserve Bank, with the leave of the Minister responsible for finance to issue “bond notes” exchangeable at par value with the United States dollar, on the same basis that it previously issued bond coins – Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill (H.B. 12, 2016)

 

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Land Commission Bill (H.B.2, 2016), (Adjourned 17th November 2016 - The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement

 

Question proposed: That the Land Commission Bill (H.B. 2, 2016) be now read a second time – The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement.

 

2.      Committee: To resume on consideration of an adverse report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 86 of 2016: Plumtree Town Council (Clamping and Tow away By- Laws published in the Gazette during the month of September 2016  progress reported 20th October 2016) - Hon. Samkange.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential speech. (Adjourned 20th October 2016 – Hon. Rungani)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 25 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. Nyamupinga

 

4.       Hon  Kwaramba

Hon Tarusenga

 

That the motion on 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 which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

 

5.       HON  KWARAMBA

Hon Mpariwa

 

That the motion on 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) which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

  1. Hon Dr. Chimedza

Hon D.P. Sibanda

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on the Deployment, Roles and Responsibilities of the Village Health Workers / City Health Promoters in the provision of Primary Health Care in Zimbabwe (S.C. 21, 2016)

 

  1. Hon Nduna

Hon Musanhi

 

That the motion on the  Third  Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of Air Zimbabwe which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

  1. Hon Nduna

Hon Mudzuri

 

That the 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) which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

  1. Hon Nduna

Hon Malaba

 

That the motion on the  Second  Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of National Railways of Zimbabwe which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

10.  Hon Muderedzwa

             Hon  Chimanikire

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on  Defence, Home Affaire  and Security  Services on Service Delivery by the Registrar General’s Department (S.C. 18, 2016

 

11.  Hon. Gonese

Hon. Sibanda D.S.

 

That this House:

 

NOTING the unanimous adoption of the SADC Model Law on eradicating Child Marriage and Protecting Those Already in Marriage at the SADC PF in Ezulwini, Swaziland on the 3rd of June 2016,

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Model Law addresses all the issues and matters related to and incidental to rights and concepts relating to the Child,

prohibition of child betrothal and marriage, as well as measures and interventions to mitigating the effects of child marriage, offences and enforcement;

 

RECOGNISING that the Draft Model Law can be adopted with minimal changes to constitute a holistic, comprehensive and all –embracing legislation dealing with the subject matter,

 

DESIROUS that child marriages must be ended as a matter of urgency.

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to forthwith introduce this Model Law to Parliament so that it becomes part of Zimbabwean law with suitable changes.

 

12.  Hon. Mandipaka

 Hon. Muderedzwa

 

That this House

 

             AWARE that Zimbabwe is a peace loving nation;

 

DISTURBED by recent acts of violence and terror on innocent people by some political parties;

            

             WORRIED by vicious attacks on police officers and security agents; 

 

CONCERNED by the looting and destruction of property and infrastructure in Greater Harare;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon Parliament to resolve to:

 

a)      Strongly condemn political parties perpetrating acts of violence on our nation.

b)      Calls upon the Government of Zimbabwe Republic Police to arrest all those rowdy youths involved in acts of violence and to facilitate their prosecution;

c)      Asks the Minister of Home Affairs to make a statement on the state of affairs with regards to recent political violence and to assure the nation of its safety

and security.

 

 

  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:

 

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.

 

14.  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:

 

(a)       Bring finality and closure to investigations leaving no stones unturned;

 

(b)   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.

 

15.  Hon Chamisa

Hon. Sibanda D.P.

 

That this House:

 

NOTING the disturbing images and video footage of men and women in police    uniform beating up innocent civilians 

 

AWARE that the Police Charter rests on the settled principle of pro lege, pro patria,        pro populi (for the law, for the country, for the people)

 

WORRIED by the recent behavior and conduct of certain Police details in their    handling and beating up of demonstrating and peace loving citizens.

 

CONCERNED with human rights abuses and rule by law instead rule of law, as instigated by certain police officers or persons masquerading as Police;

 

PERTUBED that the Minister responsible for the Police or the Commissioner General have not made efforts to censure or discipline the perpetrators who violated the National Constitution.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that the bad behavior of a few bad apples among the Police are creating animosity between citizens (people of Zimbabwe) and the Police

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that His Excellency President Mugabe has publicly condemned the public who were exercising their rights without correspondingly condemning the          Police for their abuse of citizen rights and that of the Constitution

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Minister of Home Affairs to:

 

(a)    Investigate the conduct of the Police and report to the Parliament

(b)   Issue a public apology over the untoward conduct of some of the Police Officers

(c)    Immediately implement a training of Police on human rights as part of their curriculum in terms of the Constitution.

(d)   Put in place an act of Parliament setting up an Independent Complaints Mechanism for members of the public as contemplated by Section 210 of the National Constitution; and

 

That Parliament sets up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate into the conduct of such officers.

 

16.  Hon Masara

Hon Maondera

 

That this House:

 

 

DISTURBED by the fact that the rural livelihoods assessment indicated approximately 16% of the rural population is projected to be food insecure for the period of January to March 2016.

 

WORRIED by the fact that the nation continues to be food insecure yet small grains exhibit the potential to boost food security given their drought – tolerant nature in the event of erratic rains;

 

FURTHER WORRIED by the failure as a nation, to come up with a deliberate policy on small grains and a national strategy in recognizing the potential of small grains in achieving food security;

 

CONSCIOUS that the government has a Constitutional duty (Section 15 (c)) to encourage and promote adequate and proper nutrition through mass education and other appropriate means;

 

NOW THEREFORE, this House calls upon the Executive;

 

(a)  To immediately set in motion the crafting of a comprehensive National Small Grains Policy buttressed by a National Strategy on small grains;

 

(b)  To provide innovative solutions in addressing challenges in the entire value chain within the policy

 

(c)  To extensively address the issue of seed unavailability and improved research on new seed varieties for small grains.

 

(c)    To review the “Seed Act” and bring to Parliament to approve for ratification of COMESA Seed Trade Harmonisation Regulations in order to open up new opportunities to small grain farmers.

 

 

17.  Hon Holder

Hon Ruvai

 

That this House:

 

RECALLING that the Shabani – Mashava Mines (SMM) closed more than 15 year ago and prejudiced over two thousand employees due to non-payment of salaries and wages, poor service delivery as well as deteriorating living standards as a result of poor maintenance of basic facilities such as sanitation, sewer and water reticulation system, roads and infrastructure among others;

 

NOTING that the credit status of the company has been getting worse since the closure of the mine;

 

COGNISANT that the company was a big contributor to the economy and that it is deteriorating;

 

CONCERNED at the consequences of not been reopened

 

WORRIED that the workers may never get what is due to them and also that the prospects of the re – opening of the mine may never dawn;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves that:

 

a)      Through the government a Board be set to run the affairs of the Mines through a properly structured administration.

 

b)      The Board secures a new investor to resuscitate the Mines be brought into the fray in line with dictates of the ZIMASSET Blueprint.

 

c)      The welfare of the Mining community and the workers of these mines be improved.

 

d)     The flagship of the town be raised.

 

  1. Hon Ndebele

Hon Maridadi

 

That this House –

 

NOTING that the process of digital migration as outlined by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has surgically changed and transformed the broadcasting industry in terms of the spectrum size and management in Zimbabwe;

           

CONCERNED that the current legislation is inadequate in its scope in addressing emerging issues resulting from this process;

 

ALSO NOTING that the Ministry of Information Media and Broadcasting has conceded and acknowledged that the Broadcasting Services Act and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act need to be amended in line with the emerging trends born out of the digital migration process and the dynamics of listenership and readership of the media products;

 

DISTURBED that despite the  provisions of the Broadcasting Services Act in  Section 61(3) which guarantee freedom of establishment of broadcasting media subject to licensing conditions that are necessary, Zimbabwe still does not have the 3-tier broadcasting system fourteen  years after the promulgation of the Act;

 

COGNISANT that the many community broadcasters are eagerly expecting invitations for license applications as evidenced by the existence of different local communities that have been awaiting that development;

 

WORRIED that Section 10 of the Act is prohibitive as it gives discretional powers to decide when to call for licenses without necessary safeguards to curb abuses that may be detrimental to some classes of licenses as is currently the case with community broadcasters;

 

AWARE that the Constitution of Zimbabwe (2013) provides for freedom of Expression, the media; and the right of access to information under section 62,

Hence the need for the revision of legislation that regulates broadcasting;

 

CONCERNED that under the Act the appointment process of the BAZ Board undermines best practices and requirement that State Licensing Authority and procedures should be independent of control by government, political or commercial interests.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that the appointment procedures and processes under the Broadcasting Services Act are not sufficiently transparent to guarantee the independence of BAZ Board and its decisions.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon

 

a)      The Executive to urgently table a Bill to comprehensively amend or repeal the Act,

b)       Facilitate public to  participation in the processes as  a key benchmark outlined in regional and international instruments on broadcasting:

c)      Clearly state what percentage of the broadcasting fund goes to local

 content production.

 

19.  Hon Musundire

Hon Maridadi

 

That the motion on Direct Investment, which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 72.

 

 

  1. Hon Nduna

Hon Labode

 

That the motion on the prohibitive cost of blood in both public and private hospitals, which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

  1. Hon Nduna

Hon Mpofu R

 

That the motion on the Mainstreaming Disability, which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

 

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

     Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment on Marange-Zimunya    

Community Share Ownership Trust. (Adjourned 24th October, 2016 – Hon. Matuke).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment on Marange- Zimunya Community Share Ownership Trust (S.C. 22, 2016). – Hon Wadyajena.

 

23.       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  (Restored 25th October , 2016 – Hon Mangami).

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

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) – Hon Mangami

 

  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 18th October, 2016 – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development ).

 

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

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 Activism against gender-based violence campaign. (Adjourned 24th November, 2016 – Hon. Matuke).

 

[Days elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  

That this House:

 

NOTING that the 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that in 2016 the ‘Unite Campaign’ strongly emphasizes the need for sustainable financing for efforts to end violence against women and girls towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

RECOGNIZING that this year’s theme is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World, Make education Accessible and Affordable for Women and Girls and end Violence against Women and Girls”

           

CONCERNED that violence against women and girls happens 365 days and yet this campaign is for 16 days, from 25 November to 10 December.

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, this August House calls upon

 

a)      The Ministry of Women Affairs and Women’s Organisations to campaign throughout the whole year and advocate for ending violence against women and girls.  They must not limit the campaign to 16 days.

b)      The government to make sure that Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development is funded to fulfil these goals.- Hon Khupe

 

26.  Committee of Supply.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER, 2016

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

t    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*           QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

*1.       Hon. Mavenyengwa: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state when the ministry is going to connect electricity in the following areas in Zaka District:

 

a.       Mukwirimba Primary School;

b.      Mandlore Primary School;

c.       Chivata Primary School;

d.      Chivata Secondary School and

e.       Madhlomo Clinic.

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016]

 

*2.       Hon. Cross: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House:

 

(a)    How many pre-paid electricity meters have been installed in homes and business premises throughout Zimbabwe ever since the programme began.

 

(b)   To detail how many prepaid meters have malfunctioned since installation and what ZESA is doing to repair or replace such meters and when the programme would commence.

 

(c)    To detail the guarantee that was issued by the manufacturer or supplier and to state whether those obligations are being met, and if not, to explain why. That is the case.

 

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016]

 

*3.       Hon Saruwaka:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House when the Ministry would restore power at Domborutinhira Business Center in Ward 19 of Mutasa District where the transformer was struck by lightning in February 2015, thereby affecting the business operations  especially the butcheries and bottle stores.

 

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

 

a)      The number of viral load testing machines that are available in public health institutions; and;

 

b)      The number of viral load testing machines are functioning and the reasons for some of the machines that are not functioning.

[Deferred on 19th October 2016]

 

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

[Deferred on 19th October 2016]

*6.       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 on 19th October, 2016]

*7.       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 on 19th October, 2016] 

 

*8.       Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of the Health and Child Care to apprise the House on the following:

 

a)      When Siakobvu Hospital would be assigned a medical doctor;

b)      When the X – ray machines and surgical equipment would be restored at Siakobvu Hospital

c)      What fuel allocation is supposed to be given to Siakobvu Hospital for transferring patience to referral centres.

 

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

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*9.       Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to:

a)      State the long term plan for the upgrading of Karoi – Binga Road.

b)      State when Shangano Bridge on the Siakobvu to Chalala Road which was washed away by rains in 2013, will be reconstructed

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*10.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state how much money was allocated by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration for the following roads in Kariba;

a)      Mahande, Gachegache to Kariba Road

b)      Mola Jongola to Mukuyu Road and

c)      Siakobvu Negande Road

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*11.     Hon. Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development what the Ministry is doing to complete the road to Kadoma Vehicle Inspection Department and parking area in view of the fact that it is currently in bad state.

 

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016] *

*12.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to explain the following to the House:

 

a)      The International Management Policy used to manage Lake Kariba between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

b)      Why residents in Kariba Town are denied their right to do gillnet fishing along Lake Kariba from Charara Estate, the Leisure bay and Chawara Habour;

c)       Why Zimbabweans are not allowed to use twine nets on the lake when Zambians are allowed.     

 

 

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

*13.     Hon. Mavenyengwa:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate the government policy regarding the weather forecast of tourist resource areas on the state television and explain why the Great Zimbabwe Monuments which is a tourist attraction in Masvingo is not featuring on the weather forecast bulletin.

                                                                       

  [Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

                                                                                             

*14.     Hon. Sibanda P.D.:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to state whether the Ministry has a policy to compensate the people who were displaced from the Zambezi Valley during the period 1955  - 1958 to pave way for the construction of  Kariba Dam.

 

                                                                        [Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*15.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development to state how much money from the National Women’s Development Fund was allocated to the women of Kariba especially the underprivileged rural women in Kariba.

 

 

                                                         [Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*16.     Hon. Gwanetsa: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to inform the house what the Ministry is doing to assist former employees of Wenela in South Africa to access their terminal benefits and pension.

 

                                                       

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

*17.     Hon. Chibaya:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain why the Ministry is still administering the affairs of the City of Gweru through a Commission in view of the fact that its legal mandate has expired.

 

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*18.     Hon. Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to indicate when the Ministry would handover to beneficiaries, the houses built under National Housing Programme in 1996 in Kadoma.

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

*19.     Hon. Phiri: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state the measures the Ministry has put in place to counter the abuse by councillors in the allocation of stands on stand land.

 

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*20.     Hon. Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology to state the plans that are in place to construct a college in Kadoma.

 

 

*21.     Hon General Rtd Gwanetsa: To ask the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services to inform the House when the broadband television signals would be available in the areas between Runde and Limpopo Rivers in Chiredzi District of Masvingo in view of the fact that the communities in those areas are relying on signals received from Mozambique and Republic of South Africa.

 

*22.     Hon General Rtd Gwanetsa:  To ask the Minister of Information, Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services to state when communication boosters would be installed in the Sengwe Communal areas between Mwenezi and Limpopo Rivers to alleviate communication challenges.

 

 

 

 

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

1.      National Competitiveness Commission Bill (H.B. 6, 2016)The Minister of Industry and Commerce – (Referred 18th October 2016).

 

2.      Deeds Registries Amendment Bill (H.B. 3, 2016)  - The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs- (Referred 15th November 2016)  

 

3.      Judicial Laws Amendment (Ease of Settling Commercial and Other Disputes) Bill (H.B. 4, 2016) – The Vice President and Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs – (Referred 15th November 2016)  

 

4.      Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Bill (H.B. 5, 2016) - The Minister of Finance and Economic Development – (Referred 16th November 2016)

 

5.      ZEP – RE (Membership of Zimbabwe and Branch Office Agreement Bill (H.B. 9, 2016) -  The Minister of Finance and Economic Development – (Referred 16th November 2016)

 

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