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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 26 SEPTEMEBR 2017 NO 05

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PARLIAMENT

 

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ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FIFTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

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TUESDAY, 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2017

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

The Deputy Speaker in the Chair

 

Prayers

 

Members Present

Chabaya B.

Chakona P

Chamisa N

Chibagu G

Chidhakwa S

Chidhakwa W

Chigudu M

Chigumba C C.

Chikomba L

Chikuni E

Chikwama B

Chikwinya N

Chimanikire G

Chimedza P Dr

Chimwamurombe A

Chinamasa P

Chinanzvavana C

Chingosho C.P.M

Chinomona M M

Chinotimba J

Chipato A

Chirisa F

Chisorochengwe T.

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chitura L

Chiwa D

Chiwetu J Z

Cross E G

Damasane S A.E;

Dhewa  W

Dutiro P.

Dube S

Dziva T M

Gangarahwe G.

Gezi T

Gonese I.T

Gumbo S

Gwanetsa K K

Holder J

Hungwa  G

Jaboon J

Kadungure D A

Kagonye P

Kanengoni T R

Kanhanga E W

Karoro D

Katsiru L.

Kaundikiza M

Khanye N

Khumalo T

Khupe T

Kuruneri C

Labode M R

Langa A

Machingauta C

Machingura R

Mackenzie I

Madanha M

Maduza T.

Madubeko J

Madzinga P

Mahiya M

Mahoka S

Majaya B

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Makweya M

Mandipaka O

Mangami D

Mangwende S

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Maridadi J

Marumahoko R

Masamvu L

Mashakada T

Mashayamombe S

Mashonganyika D

Masuku P

Matambanadzo M

Mataruse P

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matiza B J

Matsikenyere N

Matsunga S.

Matuke L

Mavenyengwa R

Mawere M D V

Mawere M RN S

Maziwisa P.

Mhere E

Mhona F T

Misihairambwi P M

Mkandla M

Mlilo N.

Mliswa P.T.

Mombeshora D T

Moyo F

Mpala M.

Mpariwa P

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M

Mpofu R

Mpofu S

Muchenje F

Muchenje M S

Muchinguri O

Mudambo T

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Muderedzwa R

Mudzuri E

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A

Muguti R.

Mukanduri S T

Munochinzwa M

Muponora N

Musabayana D.

Mukupe T.

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F

Mupfumi I F

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Mushohwe C

Musvaire W

Mutomba W

Mutseyami P C

Muzenda T M

Muzondiwa E S

Ncube D M

Ncube G M

Ncube H

Ncube O

Ncube S

Ndebele A

Ndhlovu Alice

Ndlovu D M;

Ndlovu M S

Ndlovu N

Ndoro L F

Nduna D

 Nhambu B.

Nhema C F.D.;

Nkatazo M M

Nkomo Mail

Nkomo Malachi

Nleya L

Nyanhongo M

Nyere C

Omar J.

Paradza K

Passade J

Pedzisai I

Phiri F P

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Rungani A

Ruvai E

Sansole T W

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Seremwe B.

Shamu W K

Shava J.

Shongedza E

Shumba K D

Sibanda D

Sibanda D P

Sibanda K.

Sibanda M

Sibanda Z

Sithole G K

Sindi C

Sipani – Hungwe O.

Tarusenga U  D

Thembani S Z

Toffa J

Tshuma D

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C

Uta K.

Vutete M

Wadyajena J M

Zemura L

Zhou P

Zhou T

Zindi I

Ziyambi Z

Zvidzai S

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

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Absent with leave:

 

Hon. Matangaidze, T, Hon Mandiwanzira S, Hon Musiiwa A; Hon. Muzenda; Hon. Prof. Moyo J.; Hon. Majome.

 

 

1.               The Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development moved: That Order of the Day No. 1, for today, stands over, until Order of the Day No. 2 is disposed of.

 

Motion put and to.

 

 

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

 

            Amendments to preamble put and agreed to, and Bill, as amended, adopted.

 

Third Reading, with leave, forthwith.

 

Bill read a third time.

           

3.            The Minister of Lands and Resettlement moved: That Orders of the Day Nos. 3 and 4 for today, stand over, until Order of the Day No. 13 has been disposed of.

 


         Motion put and agreed to.                         

 

 

 

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

 

                                                          (House in Committee)

Report put for consideration.

Hon Ziyambi, seconded by Hon Gonese moved: That the Chairperson do now  report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Motion put and agreed to.

                                                              (House resumed)

Progress reported. Committee to resume – Tomorrow.

 

5.                     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

 

                                                          (House in Committee)

 

Report put for consideration.

Hon Gonese, seconded by Hon Ziyambi moved: That the Chairperson do now report   progress and ask leave to sit again.

Motion put and agreed to.

(House resumed)

            Progress reported. Committee to resume- Tomorrow.

 

6                                 The Minister of Environment, Water and Climate made a Ministerial Statement on

rain water harvesting, protection and preservation of the environment.

 

 

7.                             Hon Matuke, seconded by Hon Rungani moved: That Notices of Motions Nos. 7    

           and 8 for today, stand over, until Notice of Motion No.9 has been disposed of.

 


           Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

8.                    Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga, seconded by Hon. Nduna, moved:

             

            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.

 

Motion put and agreed to

 

9.         Bill transmitted to the Senate.

Date transmitted

 ZEP-RE (Membership of Zimbabwe Branch Office)

(H.B.9A, 2016)……….................................................... 26th September, 2017.

 

10.     On the motion of Matuke seconded by Hon Rungani: The House adjourned at twenty four minutes  past six  o ‘clock pm.

 

 

 

 

 

HON M. M. CHINOMONA,

Deputy Speaker.

 

 

 

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 Mpofu B.:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House why the durawall erection at the Victoria Falls Hospital which was commenced in 2013 still remains uncompleted.

 

*5.       Hon. Mpofu B.:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain to the House when the Ministry anticipates to equip the intensive Care unit at the Victoria Falls District Hospital in view of the fact that there is an increased inflow of tourists to the resort center which may require the services of this facility.

 

*6.       Hon Chakona:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House;

 

            Whether there is any regulatory framework that governs the operations  

of gene testing laboratories in Zimbabwe given the rate at which they are    mushrooming in the country and the risks associated with the unregulated and     uncontrolled movement of genes.

 

 

*7.       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]

 

*8.       Hon Gezi:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to inform the House the measures the Ministry has put in place to ensure that winter farmers adequate have enough wheat seed for the 2017 – 2018 season as a way of averting the current situation where farmers end up resorting to planting an unknown wheat variety.

 

*9.       Hon Chirisa:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House the exact location of District Voter Registration Centers and if they would be permanent as required by Section 17A of the Electoral Act.

 

*10.     Hon Chirisa:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House what measures the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has taken to ensure accessibility of registration offices to elderly persons and persons with disabilities; and to further state the registration procedures for people who are visually impaired or have no limbs or fingers.

 

*11.     Hon Chirisa:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House the role of the Police during voter registration exercises and to clearly state whether there would be no conflict of interest if police are engaged in voter registration.

 

*12.     Hon Chirisa:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House whether it would be possible for police to respect the limit in their roles in the maintenance of law and order and to further state whether this would be observed.

 

*13.     Hon Chirisa:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House how ZEC can facilitate the ease of registration of citizens of Zimbabwe, formerly deemed aliens as per the provisions of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 

*14.     Hon Chirisa:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House on the oversight role of local, regional and international observers and election agents as provided  by Statutory Instrument (S.I. 85) of 2017.

 

*15.     Hon. Mangami: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing;

 

            (a)        To explain to the House why Local Authorities continue charging                           intrinsic levy value of land on the property owners and to state the                                   criteria that is used to establish the intrinsic value of land.

            (b)        To explain to the House why intrinsic value levy payment on plan   approval is done considering that it affects the development of the     infrastructure.

 

*16.     Hon Chirisa:  To ask the Minster of Home Affairs to explain to the House whether or not information obtained from voter registers by members of the public during inspection may not be used for campaign activities of political parties or police investigations commercial or other purposes.

 

*17.     Hon Chirisa: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to explain to the House:

 

            (a)         What the ZEC administrative processes when compiling voter’s     registers and the measures put in place to ensure the accuracy of the       voters roll.

 

            (b)        Whether ZEC cleaning processes and compilation are open for        stakeholder scrutiny in view of the fact that regulations are not clear         when it comes to the involvement of citizen observers, political parties            and the media where issues of transparency need to be enhanced     during compilation of the voters roll.

 

            (c)        Whether ZEC can facilitate the process of registration of citizens of            Zimbabwe in cases of involving those formerly deemed aliens.

 

            (d)       Whether ZEC acceptance of former “aliens” to register is in             accordance with the Constitution of Zimbabwe which already      recognizes such people as citizens.

 

*18.     Hon. Chirisa:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House whether or not local, regional and International observers and election agents can be involved as agents in ZEC electoral processes.       

 

*19.     Hon Ndlovu S.M.:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to explain the procedures that have to be followed by orphans when they want to acquire primary documents.

 

*20.     Hon Ndlovu S.M.: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House whether or not clients have to pay for typographical errors on the names appearing on their birth certificates and identity cards.

 

*21.     Hon. Mataruse:  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to inform the House;

 

            (a)        Whether Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) kits that are being          imported for use by many primary and secondary schools in Zimbabwe   are regulated by the National Biotechnology Authority. (N.B.A)

 

            (b)        What the Government Policy is with regards the importation of GMO        kits and the Ministry’s response to the proposal by the NBA to regulate all GMO kits imported into the country.        

 

*22.     Hon. Vutete:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House when the following institutions in Chivi South Constituency will be electrified;

 

(a)        Chasiyatende Clinic Ward 23

(b)        Runesu Primary School Ward 25

(c)        Chief Shindi’s Homestead

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

1.                  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).

 

2.                  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).

 

3.                  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.

 

 

4.                  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.

5.   Hon Holder

      Hon. Ruvai

 

            That the motion on the closed Shabani – Mashava Mine, 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.

 

6.   Hon Mudyiwa

      Hon. Zemura

 

            That this House:

 

            AWARE that the veld fire season runs from the end of July to the end of   October;

            MINDFUL that frequent burning has serious implications on the environment,       wildlife habitat, human health and livelihoods;

            RECALLING that the impacts of veld fires range from severe environmental        degradation to loss of property and life;

            COGNISANT that Zimbabwe has received normal to above normal rainfall           during the 2016/17 season;

            NOTING that the growth of vegetation countrywide translates to high fuel load    with a high probability of veld fire outbreaks during the dry season;

            ACKNOWLEDGING that the fire prediction for 2017 season indicates 80% of    high to extreme fire risk;

            CONCERNED that human activities increase the frequency, extent and pattern     of veld fires;

            NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Executive to-

            a) Amend the legislative framework that deals with veld fires so that it provides    for stiffer custodial sentences for people who start fires;

            b)  Take steps to ensure that court cases on environmental crimes are resolved         speedily.

 

7.   Consideration: National Peace and Reconciliation Bill (H.B. 10A, 2016)    

     The Vice President and Minister of National Healing, Peace and

     Reconciliation

 

                (Clauses 8;New Clause 9;11;12;15;First Schedule and Second Schedule                                 under consideration)

 

 

      8.   Second Reading: Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill (H.B. 19, 2015)   

             The Minister of Mines and Mining Development.

 

 

      9.  Second Reading: Insolvency Bill (H.B. 11, 2016)The Vice President and

 

               Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

        13.   Committee:  To resume on Consideration of an Adverse Report by the

       Parliamentary Legal Committee on the Shop Licences Amendment Bill

       (H.B. 10, 2016) – Hon. Samukange.

 

     14.      Committee:  To  resume on 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

 

     15.     Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech.    

              (Adjourned 21st September, 2017– Hon. Rungani)

 

[Time elapsed: 2 Hours 19 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.

      D.M. Ncube

 

16.        Committee of Supply.

 

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BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

 

1.      Public Entities Corporate Governance Bill, (H. B. 5, 2017) – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development. (Referred 20th September, 2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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