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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES - 26 OCTOBER 2011 No. 12

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH SESSION - SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 26TH OCTOBER, 2011

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Quarter past two o'clock p.m.

The Speaker in the Chair

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

 

Baloyi A,

Basikiti K

Chaderopa F

Chambati T.S

Chamisa N

Chikwinya S,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chinyadza W

Chiota P C Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Dokra L D K

Dongo G.Z

Dumbu F

Dzingirai I

Dzinotyiweyi H.A.M

Dzirutwe G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T

Gumbo J.M

Gwiyo C.C

Hlongwane M

Hove S.R

Huruba T

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa N

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Karenyi L

Khumalo M,

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Khupe T

Kumalo M

Mabhena G

Machacha C Madubeko J

Madzimure W

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T Mahoka S

Majome F J

Makone T.M

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami D

Mangena J

Mangwana M P Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E H

Marima E

Masaiti E

Matamisa E.E

Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matimba T

Matshalaga O

Matutu T

Mazikana P H

Mbwembwe E

Mhashu F.G

Mhlanga A

Mlambo M M

Mombeshora D T

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpariwa P Muchauraya P

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudavanhu E

Muguti C

Mukanduri S.T

Mungofa P.T

Mupukuta L

Mushonga S.L

Musumbu E

Musundire A L

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa G T

Mutseyami C.P

Mwonzora D T

Mzembi W

Ndambakuwa F

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Ndhlovu A

Nezi W

Ngwenya B

Nyakudanga O

Nyamudeza S

Nyaude B

Pasihomusha-Matiza B.J

Raradza E

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W

saruwaka T J L

Shoko M

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sindi C

Sithole A

Sululu A

Tachiona M

Timba J Z

Tsvangirai M

Undenge S

Zhuwao P

Ziyambi W Z

Zwizwai M.

 

 

APOLOGIES

Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Goto, Hon. Langa, Hon. Chanetsa, Hon. Ncube S, Hon. Mhandu C

1. Prime Minister's Question time

2. Questions with notice.

3. Hon Dumbu, seconded by Hon. F.M. Sibanda moved;

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.

On the motion of the Minister of Labour and Social Services: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

4. On the motion of the Minister of Labour and Social Services: The House adjourned at ten minutes to five o'clock pm.

L. N. M. MOYO

Speaker.

 

 

THURSDAY, 27th OCTOBER 2011

 

ORDERS 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. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech ( Adjourned 25th October - The Minister of Information Communication Technology).

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 41 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. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Minister of Public Service Hon. Prof. Mukonoweshuro ( Adjourned 26th October - The Minister of Labour and Social Services).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: 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. - Hon. Dumbu

8. Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters ( Adjourned12th October - The Minister of Public Works).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report on the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters workshop that was held in Gaborone Botswana in July 2011 to promote the involvement of the committee and members of Parliament on Trade, Customs and Immigration in Regional Integration efforts - Hon. Mutomba.

9. Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010 ( Adjourned 13th October - Hon Chinomona).

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House:

COGNIZANT of the need to publish in the gazette and to enforce all delegated legislation in conformity with the relevant Principal Acts;

DISTURBED that the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010, as read with the minimum requirements for Indigenisation Implementation Plans for businesses in the mining sector GN 114/2011, do not conform with the Government's Policy of economic revival which aims at encouraging Direct Foreign Investment;

CONCERNED that the responsible Minister promulgated the Indigenisation Empowerment Regulations without due regard for private enterprises and industries which are critical for Zimbabwe's economic recovery;

CONDEMNING the practice by the responsible Minister to invoke delegated legislation on foreign owned companies without Cabinet Authority, in contravention of bilateral agreements, a situation which puts the Government's credibility into disrepute;

NOW THEREFORE, resolves that the responsible Minister withdraws forthwith the Indigenisation and Empowerment Regulations and replaces them with revised versions which address broad based empowerment programmes - Hon. Musundire.

 

 

10. Adjourned debate on motion on the State of affairs at the Marange Diamond Fields (Adjourned25th October - The Minister of Information Communication Technology).

[Day elapsed 1]

Question proposed:

NOTING the state of affairs that has prevailed at the Marange Diamonds Fields since their discovery in 2006;

RECOGNISING the need for Government to take immediate steps to manage and control the exploitation and marketing of the mineral;

NOW THEREFORE RESOLVES THAT GOVERNMENT-

(i) takes immediate steps to nationalise and prescribe all diamond mining operations, both formal and informal that are currently underway on the Marange Diamond Fields;

(ii)That Government takes steps to remove all unauthorised personnel from the fields and secure the boundary to prevent unauthorised entries;

(iii) through the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development invite offers and enter into an agreement with reputable companies to mine the mineral on behalf of Government of Zimbabwe in compliance with the Kimberly process;

(iv) establishes a Compensation Court for claims arising from the mining exercise and a Community Trust to represent the people of Marange in the mining venture. - Hon. Cross

11. Adjourned debate on motion on the unconstitutional statements made by some Service Chiefs. ( Reinstated 25th October 2011 - The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House taking note of the provisions of the Constitution, the Defence Act; Chapter 11.02, the Police Act Chapter 11.10, Prison Act Chapter 7.11 and the Public Service Act Chapter 11.04 which all demand neutrality of the military, police and prison officers and the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) as well as ordinary civil servants

NOTING FURTHER THE provisions of Article XIII of the GPA which requires neutrality and de-politicization of state organs and state institutions.

CONCERNED by recent statements by some Service Chiefs

NOW, THEREFORE, this House

a) Condemns the unconstitutional and treasonous statements that bring into disrepute the professional institutions of the Army and the Police.

b) Requests the relevant institutions to reaffirm their loyalty to the constitution and the laws of Zimbabwe and

c) Directs relevant authorities to carry out investigations into the said utterances and the unconstitutional statements and make such findings public. - Hon. Chikwinya

12. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the state of affairs at Shabani Mashava Mine (S.C. 10, 2011) (Adjourned 25th October 2011- Hon. Gonese)

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the State of Affairs at Shabani-Mashava Mines (S.C.10, 2 011). - Hon Chindori-Chininga

13. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development ( Adjourned 26th September - Hon. D. Sibanda).

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of 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)- Hon. Matimba.

14. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of Retired General Tapfumaneyi Ruzambo Solomon Mutusva Mujuru (Adjourned 6th October The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara).

[Day elapsed:2]

Question proposed: 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- Hon. Bhasikiti.

15.Committee of Supply.

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WEDNESDAY, 2nd NOVEMBER, 2011

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

*1.Hon. Baloyi: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to state:

i)the measure the Ministry is taking to curb the increasing rate of raids on

livestock along the Sango and Chikwalakwala border line in Chiredzi; and

ii) the Ministry's plans in finding a lasting solution to cross border cattle rustling in the Sengwe and Matibi II communal lands.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*2. Hon. Sansole: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House:

i) whether the Ministry is aware that armed gangs from Zambia are invading the

Lower Zambezi Valley and driving out stolen herds of cattle from the Cheziya, Makwa and Msuna areas across the Zambezi river into Zambia; and

ii) if there are any plans to increase police patrols in these areas in order to curb

cattle rustling.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

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

i) what action has been taken by the police to arrest violent and rowdy people who disrupted the following approved public gatherings;

a) On 20th July 2011 in Kwekwe the United States Ambassador Charles

Ray was humiliated and stopped from addressing a police cleared youth

development meeting. The youths, journalists and the public were

assaulted in full view of our police force;

b) On 23rd July, 2011 Members of Parliament, from ZANU PF and two

MDC formations, journalists and the public were assaulted again in full

view of our police force during the public hearing in the Government

Caucus on the Human Rights Commission Bill; and

ii) what measures the Ministry has put in place to avoid such embarrassing

actions from re-occurring.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*4. Hon. Mangami: To ask the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to

inform the House:

i) what happened to building grants which used to be given to

schools; and

ii)if the same grants could be extended to primary schools.

Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*5. Hon. Mahlangu: To ask the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare to inform the House:

i) How much BEAM allocation has been disbursed to Bulawayo Province so far

this year and a breakdown for each constituency;

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*6. 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

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*7. 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.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*8. Hon. Mahlangu: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the

House:

i) what strides the Ministry has taken to ensure that Mpilo and Central Hospitals improve the state of health delivery system which of late has been a cause of concern for Bulawayo residents and those in surrounding areas;

ii) what the Ministry is doing to curb corruption which has seriously affected the state of delivery system in the two hospitals; and

iii) when the Ministry is going to to start building a third referral hospital for Bulawayo which it promised ten years ago since the current two hospitals Mpilo and Central are failing to cope with the increasing number of patients.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*9. Hon. Mahlangu: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to inform the

House:

i) what the Ministry has done so far to ensure that it achieves Millennium

Development Goal 4, 5 and 6 (MDGs) which relate to reducing child mortality,

improving maternal health and combating HIV and AIDS, malaria and other

diseases by 2015;

ii) the challenges the Ministry is facing in achieving these MDGs; and

iii) what the Ministry is doing in to overcome these challenges and ensuring these

MDGs achievable by 2015.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*10. Hon. D. Sibanda: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to inform the House what the government policy is as regards the students' loans and grants which the Ministry used to provide.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*11. Hon. D. Sibanda: To ask the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister Khupe in her capacity as the President of the Global Power Women Network Africa, to to inform the House what key interventions have been advocated for in order to ensure that women and girls are protected from HIV/AIDS infections.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*12. Hon. D. Sibanda: To ask the Hounorable Deputy Prime Minister Khupe, in her capacity as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Campaign on the Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality, to inform the House the progress that has been made in scrapping the user fees as part of the millennium development goals aimed at improving maternal health so that t mortality rate is reduced by at least 75% by the year 2015.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*13. Hon. Baloyi: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

Development to explain how the US$70 million restocking fund allocated in the

2011 financial year was distributed to the Provinces.

*14. Hon. Mangami: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

Development to inform the House

i) if there are any plans to build a silo in the Midlands Province and if so when

this would happen:

ii) the ratio of farmers to AREX Offices in the country: and

iii) how the Ministry intends to employ qualified officers who currently are not employed.

*15. Hon. Mangami: To ask the Minister of Public Service to inform the House

i) how long one is expected to remain in an acting capacity before confirmation can be done in the Ministry of Education for example; and

ii) the relevance of the RBM in view of the current demoralisation of workers who are not rewarded for their performance.

 

*16. Hon. Mangami: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development

to inform the House whether there are any plans to surface the road linking Manoti Gokwe Centre.

 

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