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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 31 OCTOBER 2018 NO 14

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PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FIRST SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

 

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WEDNESDAY, 31ST OCTOBER, 2018

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Quarter past two o’clock pm.

The Speaker in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Members Present

Banda G;

Banda S,

Bhuda S,

Biti L. T.,

Chamisa S.,

Chanda G. ,

Chibagu G.,

Chibaya A,

Chidakwa J.,

Chidakwa P.

Chidamba S.,

Chidziva H.,

Chihururu C.,

Chikomba L.,

Chikombo W.,

Chikukwa M. R,

Chikuni E.,

Chikwama B.,

Chikwinya S.,

Chimbaira G.,

Chimina L.,

Chinanzvavana C,

Chingosho C. P.

Chinotimba J.,

Chinyanganya M.,

Chipato A, 

Chitando W,

Chitura L,

Chombo M,

Dinar K,

Dube B,

Dube G,

Dzepasi G,

Dzuma S.,

Gandawa M. A,

Garwe D.,

Gezi T.,

Gonese I T,

Gorerino O.,

Gozho C,

Gumbwanda K. R.,

Hamauswa S.,

Houghton J. R,

Hwende C.,

Jaja J.,

Kabozo S.,

Kachepa N.,

Kambamura P.,

Kanhutu I N,

Kankuni W,

Karenyi L.,

Karikoga T.,

Karoro D.,

Karumazondo M. T.,

Kashambe M. T.,

Kashiri C.,

Khumalo M.,

Khumalo S. S.,

Khumalo T.,

Kureva E.,

Kwaramba G.,

Maboyi R M.,

Machakarika T.,

Machingauta C.

Machingura R,

Madhuku J,

Madiro M,

Madiwa C.,

Madzimure W.,

Madziva S.,

Mafuta S. V.,

 Mago N,

Mahlangu S,

Majaya B.,

Makoni R R,

Makonya J,

Mamombe J,

Mangora B.,

Maphosa L.,

Marikisi N.,

Markham A. N.,

Maronge C.,

Masango C. P.,

Masenda N. T,

Masiya D.,

Masuku E,

Masuku P.,

Matambanadzo M.,

Matangira T. R,

Mataranyika D. M.,

Mataruse P.,

Matiza B. J.,

Matsikenyere N.,

Matsunga S.,

Mavenyengwa R.,

Mavetera T. A.,

Mavhunga M,

Mavima P,

Mawite D.,

Mayihlome L,

Mbondah M,

Mchenje S. M.,

Mguni O.,

Mguni S K,

Mhere E.,

Mhlanga J. N.,

Mhona F T,

Mkandla M.,

Mkaratigwa E.,

Mlambo M. M.,

Mliswa T P

Moyo C.,

Moyo E,

Moyo Peter,

Moyo Priscilla,

Mpame C.,

Mpofu A.,

Mpofu M. M.,

Mpofu R.,

Muchimwe P T,

Muchinguri O C Z,

Mugidho M.,

Mugweni C. T.,

Mukapiko D. L.,

Munetsi J.,

Muponora N.,

Murambiwa O,

Murire J,

Musabayana D.,

Musakwa E,

Musanhi K. S,

Mushayi M.,

Mushonga P. M.,

Mushoriwa E.,

Musikavanhu D. A.,

Musiyiwa R.,

Muswere J.,

Mutambisi C,

Mutodi E.,

Mutomba W.,

Mutseyami C. P,

Myambo A.,

Ncube E.,

Ncube F.,

Ncube Ophar,

Ncube Owen,

Ndebele A.,

Ndiweni D.,

Ndlovu A.,

Ndlovu E.,

Ndlovu N,

Ndlovu S.,

Nduna D. T.,

Ngome J.,

Nguluvhe A.,

Ngwenya S.,

Nhari V,

Nkani A.,

Nkomo M,

Nyabani T,

Nyamudeza S,

Nyashanu M. Dr,

Nyathi R. R,

Nyere C.,

Nyokanhete J,

Nyoni I,

Nyoni S. G. G.,

Omar Joosbi,

Paradza J,

Paradza K.,

Phulu K. I.,

Phuti D.,

Raidza M.,

Rungani A,

Samambwa E.,

Samson A.,

Samukange J. T.,

Sansole T. W.,

Sanyatwe C.,

Saruwaka T. J. L.,

Seremwe B.,

Sewera J N,

Shamu W. K.,

Shava J.,

Shirichena E.,

Shongedza E.,

Shumbamhini H.,

Sibanda D. S.,

Sibanda M.,

Sibanda O.,

Sikhala J.,

Singo L,

Sithole G K,

Sithole James,

Sithole Josiah,

Sithole S,

Svuure D,

Tapera S.,

Tarusenga U D,

Taruvinga F.,

Tekeshe D.,

Tshuma D.,

Tsunga R,

Tsuura N.,

Tsvangirai J V,

Watson N J,

Zemura L,

Zengeya – Muradzikwa V

Zhemu S,

Zhou P,

Zhou T,

Ziyambi ,

Zwizwai M.

 

 

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

 

Hon Coventry K.; Hon Shiri P.; Hon. Murwira A.; Hon Ndhlovu N.M.; Hon. Ncube  M.;

Hon. Matuke L.; Hon. Moyo July

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

 

 

Absent with leave

 

Hon. Wadyajena; Hon. Murai; Hon. Zivhu; Hon Molokela – Tsiye;  Hon. Togarepi;

Hon. Mashakada; Hon. Rwodzi; Hon. Mpariwa; Hon. Mathe S.; Hon. Dutiro; Hon.

Musiyiwa; Hon. Labode; Hon. Tongofa; Hon. Toffa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.      Papers laid upon the Table-

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General for the Year ended December 31, 2017

Narrative Report on Appropriation Accounts, Finance Accounts, Revenue Statements and Fund Accounts[ by Chapter 22:18]

Narrative Report on State Enterprises and Parastatals [ by Chapter 22:18]

Narrative Report on local authorities [By Chapter 22:18]

Follow-up Report on the Implementation of Recommendations of the 2016 Report on Appropriation Accounts, Finance Accounts, Revenue Statements and Fund Accounts [by Chapter 22;18]

Follow –up on the 2016 Report on State Enterprises and Parastatals[By Chapter 22:18]

2.      Questions without notice

3.      The Minister of Finance and Economic Development moved: That Questions with notice be suspended to allow the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to make a Ministerial Statement on the state of the economy in the country.

Motion put and agreed to.

4.      The Minister of Finance and Economic Development made a Ministerial Statement on the state of the economy in the country.

 

 

10.      On the motion of the Minister of Finance and Economic Development: The House adjourned at  twenty one minutes past five o’clock pm.

 

 

 

 

ADVOCATE J. F. MUDENDA,

 Speaker.

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 1ST NOVEMBER, 2018

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

1.       The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs:

 

       That this House takes note of the Report of the  Zimbabwe Human  

      Rights Commission for the year 2017, presented to this House of  

      Parliament in terms of section 323 (1) of the Constitution of

      Zimbabwe which states that every Commission must submit to

      Parliament, through the appropriate Minister, an annual report on

     its operations by no later than the end of March in the year

      following the year to which the report relates.

          

2.      Hon Biti, 

                Hon   Saruwaka       

That this House

 

NOTING that Sections 17 (1), 56 and 80 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for the promotion of gender balance and equal rights of men and women in all spheres of life;

 

ALSO NOTING that Section 17 (1) of the Constitution requires the State to take all measures including legislative measures needed to ensure that:

 

(a)    both genders are equally represented in all institutions and agencies of

      government at every level;

 

(b)   that women constitutes at least half of the membership of all

Commissions and other elective and appointed governmental bodies established by or under the Constitution or any Act of Parliament; and

 

(c)    the State and all institutions and agencies of government at every level

must take practical measures to ensure that women have access to resources including land on the basis of equality with men;

 

 

CONCERNED that notwithstanding the progressive and revolutionary provisions of the Constitution, women continue to be underrepresented in Parliament, Cabinet, Government and other institutions and agencies of government at every level.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, resolves that Government urgently comply with the gender equality provisions in the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.      Hon Mutseyami

        Hon P. D Sibanda

 

That this House

 

CONCERNED about the absence of holistic solutions addressing the issues of vendors, urban poverty and illegal urban settlements in Zimbabwe.

 

ALSO CONCERNED with the total disrespect and abuse of the constitutional rights of vendors and other neglected groups eking out a living in Zimbabwe demonstrated by the heavy handedness and the violence unleashed against vendors in recent weeks by State authorities.

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

(a)    Condemns the wanton attack and lawlessness unleashed to vendors by

State Authorities;

 

(b)   Demands the provision of alternative sustainable income generating

infrastructure for vendors; and

 

(c)    Calls upon government to craft and implement a national employment

policy.

 

 

3.       Hon Toffa,

       Hon Watson

        That this House

 

       NOTING that 15% of the Zimbabwean population are People Living with    

      Disability;

 

 CONCERNED with the conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation among the majority of people living with disability;

 

ALSO CONCERNED by the absence of holistic solutions to alleviate poverty among them;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, urges Government;

 

(a)    To come up with a comprehensive national policy on Persons Living with Disability;

 

(b)   To Ensure regular disbursement of the monthly social grant to all people living with disability; and

 

(c)    To Provide adequate amenities and facilities for people living with disability in public buildings, public transport, as well as the provision of amenities such as wheelchairs, computers and braille text books.  

 

4.      Hon Chikwinya

       Hon Sikhala

      That this House

CONCERNED with the highly contested elections in Zimbabwe since the 1990s which are divisive and a source of polarisation and conflict in Zimbabwe;

 

DETERMINED to provide a permanent solution to the challenge and disease of electoral authoritarianism and heavily contested elections;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, resolves that the Joint Parliamentary Legal Committee and Portfolio Committee on Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: 

 

a)      Conduct a review of the existing electoral laws in Zimbabwe;

 

b)      Recommend electoral legislative reform aimed at creating an environment for holding free, fair, just and credible elections.

 

 

5.      Hon Mushoriwa

       Hon Nyoni L.

    

WHEREAS Section 264 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for governmental powers and responsibilities to be devolved to provincial and metropolitan councils and local authorities whenever appropriate;

AWARE that local authorities have a responsibility to maintain the road infrastructure within their jurisdictions;

CONCERNED with the massive deterioration of the road network in most local authorities especially in urban areas.

ALSO CONCERNED with the failure by local authorities to maintain roads due to the shrinking revenue base.

NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves;

That Government urgently decentralise the collection of vehicle licence fees and road user charges currently collected by ZINARA to local authorities.

 

6.      Hon Matangira 

Hon Nduna

That this House; Cognisant  of the Africa Mining Vision which outlines a roadmap to a transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources underpinned by broad-based sustainable growth and socio-economic development in Africa;

 

CONCERNED that the artisanal and small scale mining sector in Zimbabwe, dominated mainly by indigenous people, particularly in the gold sector, continues to be marginalized and suffer a myriad of challenges such as lack of skills, modern equipment and financial support despite deliveries to the formal market having increased over the recent years;

 

ALSO CONCERNED that the colonial mining legal framework which was enacted to promote the large scale mining sector and suppress the informal small scale mining sector through prohibitive licensing fees and requirements has remained in force 38 years after independence;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to:

 

(a)    Urgently review the Gold Act of 1940, the Mines and Minerals Act of 1961 and the Rural District Council Act in order to legally formalise the small scale mining sector and create an enabling environment for its growth;

 

(b)   Establish affordable financing, skills development and technical support services to ensure increased output by the sector; and

 

(c)    Provide incentives to the small scale mining sector which encourage deliveries to the formal markets.

 

7.      Hon Madzimure

Hon  Moyo C.

NOTING that cholera, dysentery and typhoid are prehistoric diseases associated with overcrowding, unplanned urban settlements and absence of social amenities;

CONCERNED about the recurrence of cholera, typhoid and dysentery in Zimbabwe;

ALSO CONCERNED by the government`s failure in addressing the dilapidated water and sewer infrastructure in urban areas in order to eliminate these diseases.

NOW, THEREFORE this House,

a)      Calls upon the Government to urgently find a solution to the problem of cholera; and

b)     Urges the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to allocate adequate resources to deal with the water and sewer infrastructure challenges as an intermediate solution to the problem.

 

 

 

 

8.      Hon Nyashanu

Hon Mhona

That this House;

 

INSPIRED by government’s commitment towards the achievement of Vision 2030 to transform Zimbabwe into a Prosperous and Empowered Upper Middle Income Society which resonates well with African Union Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals;

 

ENCOURAGED by the Transitional Stabilization Programme which sets in motion the building blocks for the realisation of the 2030 country’s vision;

 

CONCERNED that previous government efforts to stimulate economic development and move the country out of the current economic challenges have yielded intermittent short term gains;

 

                                                                          

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon government to immediately adopt an incentive regime for the productive sector aimed at promoting value addition, innovation, fusion of technologies and adaptation to the prevailing economic environment.

 

   

9.      Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 30th October, 2018- Hon. Kwaramba).

                                                              

                                                                             [Time elapsed: 7 hours   17 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. Kwaramba.

 

10.  Adjourned debate on motion on economic challenges affecting Zimbabwe (Adjourned 10th October, 2018- Hon. Dr. Mashakada).

                                                               

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 4]

 

            Question proposed: That this House:

 

 

NOTING the structural economic challenges affecting Zimbabwe which among others include;

 

(a)          The crippling liquidity crisis;

 

(b)         The existence of a recession that is now fast approaching an economic 

depression;

 

(c)          Huge unemployment levels currently estimated at 95%;

 

(d)         Extreme poverty with 79% of the population surviving on less than  US$1.25 a day and a per capita income of less than US$500.00;

 

CONCERNED by Government’s economic mismanagement and expansionary fiscal policy and gross abuse of public resources.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, resolves that Government; must immediately bring sanity to the financial and liquidity situation by:

 

(a)    Scrapping the bond note and strengthening the regime of multiple

        currencies;

 

(b)   Returning to fiscal consolidation and the pursuit of a fiscal balance;

 

(c)    Resolving of the sovereign debt crisis;

 

(d)   Attending to ghost workers and a crippling wage bill;

 

(e)    Accelerating State Enterprises Reform- Hon. Dr. Mashakada.

 

 

11.     Committee of Supply

 

 

  WEDNESDAY, 7 TH NOVEMBER. 2018

 

   QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

v  QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

      *    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

*1.     Hon Chidziva:  to ask the Minister of Local Government Public Works and National Housing when government will offer title deeds to residents of Highfields West whose houses were acquired under the rent to buy scheme.

 

                                                                        [Deferred from 10th October,2018]

 

 

*2.       Hon Tarusenga:  To ask the Minister of Local Government Public Works and National Housing to explain how the Ministry will deal with challenge of sceptic tanks and shallow wells being constructed from stand number 9180 to 9640 behind Phase 2 Manyame Park high density.

 

                                                                        [Deferred from 10th October,2018]

                                                                       

 

*3.       Hon Chimina:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain how the Ministry will deal with the two Town Clerks who are employed at Gweru City Council.

 

                                                                        [Deferred from 10th October,2018]

 

*4.       Hon. Chimina:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing whether the Ministry will consider incorporating Woodlands suburb to Gweru City Council since the suburb’s services are provided for by the said local authority. 

                                                                       

[Deferred from 10th October,2018]

 

*5.       Hon.  Chamisa.:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain:

 

a)      Why a bill to make provision for the establishment of provincial and metropolitan councils has not yet been brought to Parliament; and

b)      When the Bill will be brought before Parliament.

 

[Deferred from 10th October,2018]

 

*6.       Hon. Matewu: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state when the water treatment plant for Marondera Central Constituency will be expanded, considering that the population has tripled since its establishment in1975.

 

 

 

*7.       Hon. Matewu: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing when the residential stands on Elmswood Farm in Marondera Central would be allocated to individuals who have paid for them in 2014.

 

*8.       Hon. G. K.  Sithole: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state measures being taken to ensure that residents receive up to date billing invoices from Chitungwiza Municipality.

 

*9.       Hon. G. K. Sithole: To ask the Minister of Local Government Public Works and National Housing to state measures being taken by Chitungwiza Municipality to simplify the process of obtaining title deeds.

 

 

*10.     Hon. G. K. Sithole: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state when the sewage system at House Number 20870, Unit A Extension in Chitungwiza, which has been malfunctional for the past 3 years will be rehabilitated since it poses as a health hazard to the neighbourhood.

 

*11.     Hon. Banda S: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to give reasons for the poor workmanship in the rehabilitation of the Mabvuku-Tafara Road, particularly, from Mabvuku Police Station to Kamunhu Shopping Centre where tar resurfacing was done on a structurally weak base and is already peeling off.

 

 

*12.     Hon. Banda S: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to outline the rehabilitation programme for roads in Mount Pleasant, including roads targeted for pothole repairs and resealing.

 

*13.     Hon Munetsi: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state the requirements for a rural shopping center to be accorded a growth point status.

 

*14.     Hon. Dr. MATARUSE: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to

 

a)      apprise the House on the status of the land between St Ives and Avalone, in Chinhoyi Town Council which Destiny of Africa Network claims ownership and has been collecting contributions from Agape Housing Cooperative since 2011; and

 

b)      state whether the Ministry could investigate alleged cases of mismanagement of funds of the housing cooperative by Destiny Africa Network.

 

*15.     Hon. Kashambe: To ask the Minister of Local Government measures to state measures being  taken to stop illegal settling which is mushrooming in areas such as Nyatsime, Murisa and Dema in Seke constitutency.

 

 

*16.     Hon. Maphosa:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing when provincial and metropolitan councils provided for in the Constitution of Zimbabwe will be operationalised.

 

 

*17.     Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public works and National Housing when roads in Zvimba North Constituency will be repaired.

 

 

*18.     Hon Mugidho: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing   to explain whether there is a reserved quota for people with disability in allocation of stands for residential purposes by councils.

 

 

*19.     Hon Zengeya: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to provide a list the Government houses in Gunhill Surburb in Harare and the names of the occupants.

 

 

*20.     Hon. sithole: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to state when pension pay-outs will be reviewed upwards in view of the high costs of living.

                                                                                          [Deferred 3rd October, 2018]

 

*21.     Hon. B. Dube:  To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare to inform the House as to when the Ministry would begin disbursing social welfare grants for children of people with disabilities in order to cater for their school fees.

                                                                        [Deferred from 10th October,2018]

 

*22.     Hon. Chibaya:  To ask the Minster of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare when the Ministry will review the monthly pension payments.

                                                                       

[Deferred from 10th October,2018]

 

*23.     Hon. Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to:

 

a)      Give a breakdown of the annual total cost of distributing food to vulnerable groups around the country;

b)      Explain whether the Ministry has ever considered issuing non – transferrable coupons or social security grants to vulnerable people; and

c)      Explain whether it is not prudent to issue non – transferable coupons to rural areas instead of distributing food physically.

 

[Deferred from 10th October,2018]

*24.     Hon Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to justify the logic by transporters to charge $1.50 per person per bag regardless of distance covered to distribution centres and to explain the measures put in place to shorten the distances that the beneficiaries have to walk especially in Umzingwane.

 

[Deferred from 10th October,2018]

 

*25.     Hon. G.K. Sithole: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to advise on measures being taken to ensure the old aged access basic social services free of charge.

 

 

*25.     Hon. MADZIMURE: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to state when the people who lost their pensions due to the collapse of the Zimbabwean Dollar in 2009 will be compensated.

 

*26.     Hon. MADZIMURE: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain measures being taken by government to protect pension contributions being eroded by inflation as a result of uncertainty surrounding the Bond notes.

 

*27.     Hon. Dinar:  To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to inform the House on the measures to being taken to cushion workers’ wages in the hyperinflation environment currently affecting the economy.

 

 

*28.     Hon. Moyo C: To ask the Minister of Public Service and Social Welfare to explain government policy regarding social protection benefits for the elderly.

 

 

*29.     Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to state:

 

(a)     when the 2017/2018 BEAM allocation will be paid considering that the 2015/2016 allocation was paid on 5th October 2018; and

 

(b)    Whether there are plans to review the BEAM allocation per school per term.

 

 

*30.     Hon Mugidho: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain why the allowances to people with disability were stopped and when payments will resume.

 

 

*31.     Hon Mugidho: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to advise whether the Ministry could facilitate access to loans and BEAM support by persons with disability.

 

 

*32.     Hon. B. dube: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social

            Welfare to update the House on the current status of salary arrears of workers  

            at NRZ and when the salary arrears will be settled. 

 

                                                                                          [Deferred 3rd October, 2018]

 

*33.     Hon. sithole: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and   Parliamentary

            Affairs to state when the Chihambakwe Commission of Inquiry Report on the

            Gukurahundi   Massacres will be tabled in Parliament. 

 

                                                                                         [Deferred 3rd October, 2018]

 

*34.     Hon Chidziva:  To ask the Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs what the Ministry is doing to ensure Zimbabwe Electoral Commission runs the upcoming by-elections and elections as stipulated in Section 239 (a) of the Constitution considering the challenges which were lodged during the 2018 harmonised elections which ended up with the results being challenged

 

 

*35.     Hon. B. dube: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and   Parliamentary Affairs to            state when working conditions for officers of the National Prosecuting Authority will be improved, including provision of decent offices.

                                                            

                                                                                 [Deferred from 3rd October, 2018]

 

*36.      Hon. Shirichena:  To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement to inform the House on when the Government intends to construct Chaora, Chamakudo and Inyala Irrigation Schemes in order to utilize water from the Mundi-Mataga Dam.

 

*37.     Hon. Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement to explain the reasons for the continued closure since 2015, of the Bulawayo show grounds cattle sale pens for weekly auctions.

 

*38.     Hon. Nyokanhete: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement to state Government’s position regarding the resuscitation of the Cold Storage Commission (CSC); and when salary arrears for its employees will be settled.

 

 

*39.     Hon Mudiwa:  To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement to state whether there are plans to harvest water from rivers in Honde Valley area in Manicaland Province for irrigation purposes.

 

 

*40.     Hon. Musikavanhu:  To asks the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement to state the plans towards achieving the 20% ethanol blending in view of the developing downstream agro – industry in areas around Tokwe Mukorsi Dam in Masvingo Province.

 

 

*41.     Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Settlements when settlers at Zilawu and Mashoshori farms in Raffingora will get offer letters.

 

 

*42.     Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Settlements when farmers who were moved from Greenbush farm in Raffingora will be resettled.

 

 

 

*43.     Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Settlements to advise whether there are plans to peg the wheat price in United States dollars.

 

 

*44.     Hon Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Settlements to state when the drilling of boreholes in Silobela would commence after the survey of the identified sites was done in June 2018.

 

 

*45.     Hon Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Settlements to state when the proposed weirs in Silobela will be constructed.

 

 

*46.     Hon. Mbondah:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state:

 

a)      The patient to doctor ratio in Manicaland, Masvingo, Midlands, Matabalelend North; Matabeleleland South, Moshonaland East, Moshanaland West and Mashonaland Central: and

b)      The patient to nurse ration in the above provinces.

 

*47.     Hon. Mbondah:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain why women are detained in hospitals in Masvingo and other provinces for failure to pay $50.00 maternity user fees.

 

 

*48.     Hon. B. Dube:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House when the funds for the upgrade of Gweru Provincial Hospital to a referral hospital that meets the standards required to compliment the medical school requirements at Midlands State University can be expected to be availed.

 

*49.     Hon. Z.  Sibanda:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain Government’s plans to resuscitate the reticulation system of Tsholothso District Hospital which has not been working for more than seven years.

 

*50.     Hon. Banda S: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain why drugs for mental health patients are more expensive at Parirenyatwa Hospital when compared to private pharmacies and to state whether there are plans to provide free medical treatment and drugs for mental health at public hospitals.

 

*51.     Hon Munetsi:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when St. Michaels Mission Hospital in Makoni North Constituency will be operational and when a resident doctor will be deployed.

 

*52.     Hon. Mlambo:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to explain to the House what action government is ensure adequate medical supplies in hospitals given that Chipinge District Hospital has a critical shortages of medical supplies including bandages and paracetamol.

 

*53.     Hon Dinar: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state measures being taken to ensure the availability of critical medicines in the country.

 

 

*54.     Hon. Musikavanhu:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when standard toll gate infrastructure will be put up at the tollgates in Triangle.

 

*55.     Hon. Zhemu Soda:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to outline the Ministry’s plan for the re – construction of the  Chimoyo – Karezo bridge across Hoya River and the surfacing of the Muzarabani – Chadereka road.

 

*56.     Hon. Shoko:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the expansion of the Chirundu – Masvingo – Beitbridge Highway will resume.

 

*57.     Hon. Chibaya:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when ZINARA will release money to the city of Gweru to resurface roads in Mkoba Constituency.  

 

*58.     Hon. Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why the Ministry is not installing tollgates in urban areas to ensure that the user pays principle applies.

 

*59.     Hon. Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to give a breakdown of the ZINARA beneficiaries by local authority from 2015 to 2017and state the criteria used in the disbursements.

 

*60.     Hon. Maronge: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to outline government plans for the construction of a new bridge across Tetenu River, near  Nyajena Rural District Hospital.

 

 

*61.     Hon. Maronge: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when the tarring of the Mashate-Renco Mine Road in Masvingo South Constituency will be completed.

 

*62.     Hon.  Moyo P:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why the National Railways of Zimbabwe, has not handed over land, community halls and clinics in Rugare and Lochnivar areas to Harare City Council considering that the facilities are deteriorating due to poor maintenance.

*63.     Hon Munetsi:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when Headlands – Chendambuya – Moyo – Chikore road would be surface.

*64.     Hon. Kashambe: To ask the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to explain why the tollgate located along Seke road could not be relocated to Kandava as requested by residents.

 

*65.     Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Transport and infrastructural Development when the Banket-Raffingora-Guruve and the Mutorashanga -Mapinga roads in Zvimba North Constituency will be repaired.

 

 

*66.     Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the ZINARA graders that were parked at Raffingora Zimbabwe Republic Police depot six months ago will be repaired.

 

*67.     Hon Ngwenya: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the Musadzi-Tafara-Gandavaroyi, Musadzi-Muchichiru-Gandavaroi, Tchoda-Peter Store roads in Gokwe- Gumunyu Constituency will be repaired.

 

*68.     Hon. Madzimure:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development:

 

a)      To inform the House on the ownership or directorship of Roskate Investments T/A R and S Crane Hire which ZESA hires for carrying and drilling electricity pole holders.

b)      To explain why ZESA is failing to buy its own equipment.

 

*69.     Hon. Sibanda Z:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development when it plans to replace transformers at Mbamba and Chefunye Business Centers in Tsholotsho which have not been replaced for the past two years.

 

 

*70.     Hon. Murambiwa: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to outline government plans to accelerate the electrification of schools in Zaka West Constituency to facilitate the use of Information, Communication Technologies (ICTs) in learning processes.

 

*71      Hon. Murambiwa: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state when electricity transformers at Zenguvo Clinic, Vhudzi Primary School, Dekeza Primary School and Dekeza Secondary School in Zaka West Constituency, which developed faults three years ago will be replaced.

 

 

*72.     Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain whether the Ministry is aware that wheat farmers are facing challenges in accessing diesel for wheat harvesting and if so, to state measures being taken to ensure that they access diesel and harvest wheat before the rain reason.

 

 

*73.     Hon Gonese: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state the amounts owed to the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission Distribution Company(ZETDC) by Government Ministers and Members of Parliament in unpaid electricity bills.

 

 

*74.     Hon Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain to the House why it is taking more than three (3) months for Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission Distribution Company(ZETDC) to inspect schools, clinics and individuals’ buildings in Silobela after tubing to facilitate connection to the national electricity grid.

 

 

*75.     Hon. Chidziva:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development whether is it government policy to change bank balances from one currency to another taking into consideration that foreign currency accounts opened in 2009 were in US dollars and were pegged 1:1 with the bond note.

 

*76.     Hon. Biti:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to update the House on the following;

 

a)      The budget deficit between January and August 2018;

b)      The amount of money borrowed and from where during the same period;

c)      The amount of Treasury bills issued and what they were used to finance;

d)     The amount of money spent on wages and pensions during this period;

e)      The percentage of the total expenditure of the wage bill;

f)       The amount of money spent on loan repayment and interest;

g)      The amount borrowed from the Central Bank from 2014 to 2018;

h)      The size of the domestic debt and its breakdown, and

i)        The amount spent on and recovered from Command Agriculture from 2016 to 2018.

 

*78.     Hon. Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development state the sovereign debt of Zimbabwe.

 

*79.     Hon. Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain why the Minister has not been reporting to Parliament since 2014, on the performance of loans raised and guaranteed by the state in accordance with Section 300 (4) (a) of the Constitution.

 

*80.     Hon. Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to update the House on loans raised and guaranteed by the state.

 

*81.     Hon. Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to give a breakdown of the amounts allocated to provinces and local authorities as stipulated in Section 301 (3) of the Constitution from 2014 to 2018.

 

*82.     Hon. Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state the amount of money owed to the African Import and Export Bank by the Government of Zimbabwe.

 

*83.     Hon. Masuku:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House on;

 

a)      The amount of money used to purchase vehicles for chiefs in 2018; and

 

b)      Travel costs associated with the office of the President and Cabinet and the Government;

 

*84.     Hon. Shoko:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development when the other Commission of Inquiry that looks at the payment modalities for persons and insurance losses incurred during the economic meltdown of 2005 – 2008 will be constituted as recommended by the first commission of inquiry report.

 

*85.     Hon. MADZIMURE: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain Measures being taken against some business people who are operating a four-tier pricing system.

 

*86.     Hon Moyo C:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain to why Bulawayo City Council is charging four categories of Value Added Tax(VAT) per billing that is, sewage fixed VAT, solid waste management VAT, Sewerage domestic VAT and VAT.

 

*87.     Hon Gonese: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state whether ZANU PF party paid custom duty for the vehicles imported for the 2018 election campaign and if so, to provide the evidence of such payment and state the total amount paid in that regard.

 

 

*88.     Hon Gonese: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state the amount paid by the Government to hire a private Gulfstream jet for the former First Lady, Grace Mugabe to attend her mother's funeral.

 

 

*88.     Hon. Zhemu Soda:  To ask the Minister of Information, Communication, Technology and Courier Services to state plans the Ministry has to ensure that Muzarabani receives radios and television signals.

 

*89.     Hon. Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services to inform the House when the Matopo hills area would receive cellular, radio and television network coverage.

 

*90.     Hon Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services to explain why the Dendera Network booster has not been connected to improve accessibility and connectivity to the Silobela community.

 

 

*91.     Hon. Musikavanhu:  To ask the Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services to state plans in place to conscientise the public about the Transitional Stabilization Program that was announced by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on 5th October 2018.

 

 

*92.     Hon Gonese: To ask the Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services to explain whether the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation(ZBC) has a code of ethics which regulates the active participation in politics by its employees in view of the participation by one of its employees in the ZANU PF primary elections in Mashonaland Central and whether other employees can openly participate in political activities of other parties if they so wish.

 

 

*93.     Hon. Zhemu Soda:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain the measures the Ministry has put in place for oil exploration following the recent confirmation of possible oil deposits by an Australian Firm called Invictus while in Muzarabani.

 

*94.     Hon. Mayihlome: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House when the Mines and Minerals Act (Chapter 21:05) would be harmonised so that miners can seek approval from respective councils when pegging claims.

 

*95.     Hon. Mayihlome: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development what plans are in place to regularise the activities of artisanal miners to formalise the activities of artisanal miners so as to reduce adverse impact on other sectors of the economy particularly agriculture, the environment and the social order.

 

*96.     Hon. Dube B.  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to state the government’s plans regarding ZIMGLASS workers who are owed huge sums of money in salary arrears.

 

*97.     Hon Chibaya:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce the Ministry’s plans to resuscitate companies such as Zim Alloys in Gweru in an effort to address unemployment in Mkoba Constituency.

 

*98.     Hon Mudiwa:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce whether there are plans to establish a fruit processing plant in Honde Valley area in Manicaland Province to minimize losses incurred during transportation of fruits to Harare and ensure increased profits due to value addition.

 

 

*99.     Hon Chibaya: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education when the Ministry will open Takunda B School in Mkoba Constituency to address the challenge of shortage of schools.

 

*100.   Hon Masuku E.  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to state the Ministry’s plans to curb the shortage of Ndebele and Tonga teachers in Matabeleland Region.

 

*101.   Hon. Munetsi:  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to explain why the following schools in Makoni North Constitutency are not staffed with qualified headmasters and Deputy Headmasters;

a)      Rusununguko Primary and Secondary School,

b)      Mutiwegora Secondary School,

c)      Moruma Primary School,

d)     Tsikada Primary and Secondary School,

e)      Nyamaronda Primary and Secondary School, and

f)       Kufa Primary and Secondary School.

 

*102.   Hon. Mlambo:  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to explain government policy on the use of school buses by political parties.

 

 

*103.   Hon Mudiwa: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to explain mechanisms in place to control the mushrooming of private colleges to ensure maintenance of standards in the education sector

 

 

*104.   Hon Chikwinya:  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education when the third high school in Mbizo Constituency will be built to cater for the five existing primary schools.

 

 

*105.   Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education when Zvimba North Constituency will have a boarding school.

 

 

*106.   Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to state measures being taken to ensure Schools in Zvimba North Constituency are adequately resourced with functional science and computer laboratories to meet the requirements of the New Curriculum.

 

 

*107.   Hon Masuku E.:  To ask the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Government’s policy on specific requirements on youths’ enrolment in vocational centres.

 

*108.   Hon. Banda S: To ask the Minister of Youth, Art, Sports and Recreation to state when government will extend sponsorship from currently soccer and cricket sporting activities to other sporting disciplines such as volley ball to facilitate competitions at international level.

 

*109.   Hon. MADZIMURE: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sport and Recreation to state-

a) the number of youth officers currently operating in Wards 14 and 36, in Kambuzuma 

               Constituency, their names, date of engagement and qualification; and        

b) the location of their offices in the wards, who the supervisors are and their       achievements to date.

 

*110.   Hon Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation to state when work will commence on the construction of Silobela Vocational Training Centre which was pegged in June 2018.

 

 

*111.    Hon Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation to provide a list of Youth Training Centres in different provinces around Zimbabwe.

 

*112.   Hon. Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development to explain: 

 

a)      Why the Ministry continues to overburden companies with a Manpower Development Levy that is no longer relevant;

 

b)      Give a breakdown by sector and province of the students or employees who benefited from the Manpower Development Fund and the collections made per year from 2015 to 2017.

 

*113.   Hon. Banda S: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development to explain Government’s plans regarding the construction of students’ accommodation at tertiary institutions; and whether there are any plans to expand student accommodation at the University of Zimbabwe.

 

*114.   Hon Mlambo:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development to explain government policy on funding support to students pursing Tertiary Education.

 

 

 

*115.   Hon Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to:

a)      Explain why Esigodini Police Station operates without a single vehicle; and

b)      State the measures that the Ministry has in place to redress the situation.

 

*116.   Hon. Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform the House how much money was received from UNESCO and other international organisations towards the preservation of Matopo Hills world heritage site in the last 5 years and how that money was accounted for.

 

*117.   Hon. Mayihlome: to ask the Minster of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform the House how police vehicles are distributed station by station in view of the fact that the number of police stations is less than a thousand countrywide.

 

*118.   Hon. Madzimure: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Culture to explain whether due Process was followed in the engagement of Mr Clemence Masango as Registrar General, in the light of the current investigations by the Zimbabwe Gender Commission into his alleged sexual harassment conduct and similar allegations reported to the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare in 2017.

 

*119.   Hon. Mudiwa:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform when the Katiyo Boarder post will be opened to enhance the ease of doing business with Mozambique.

 

 

*120.   Hon Chombo: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage when Raffingora Zimbabwe republic Police(ZRP) in Mashonaland West Province will be allocated motor vehicles to ease attending to crime scenes.

 

 

*121.   Hon Mpofu M.M: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to highlight the challenges currently faced by the Police in arresting the Tsikamutandas who have robbed people of their livestock and are abusing children in Silobela.

 

 

*122.   Hon Mpofu M.M:To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to  explain why the Police are not enforcing the Government ban on movement of livestock to control the spread of foot and mouth diseases in Silobela.

 

*123.   Hon Chikwinya:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to provide statistics on

a)      number of death and injuries recorded in Kwe Kwe District involving the use of machetes and any convictions made;

b)      To state whether there are plans to register machetes as weapons whose possession attract deterrent sentences.  

 

*124.   Hon. Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Environment and Tourism to explain the system used when distributing tourism grants in the Matopo Hills area and to further elaborate on how each of the three district councils in the Matopo district council benefit from royalties and annual allocations given by UNESCO for the Matopo world heritage site.

 

*125.   Hon. Masuku:  To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to inform the House on the Costs of hiring luxury jets to ferry the President on foreign trips using public funds.

 

*126.   Hon Mugidho: To ask the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs to advise on  Zimbabwe Defence Force's corporate social responsibility projects in each of the country’s provinces since 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       

 

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