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SENATE HANSARD 19 DECEMBER 2017 VOL 27 NO 21

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PARLIAMENT OF ZIMBABWE

Tuesday 19th December, 2017

The Senate met at Half-past Two o’clock p.m.

PRAYERS

(THE HON. PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE in the Chair)

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE HON. PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE:  I wish to inform the Senate that His Excellency Hon. E. D. Mnangagwa will tomorrow, Wednesday, 20th December, 2017, deliver the State of the Nation Address at a Joint Sitting of the Senate and the National Assembly at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) at 1430 hours.  Lunch will be served at 1230 hours.  May I remind Hon. Senators that the lunch will be served at the HICC, not here. 

RE-APPOINTMENT OF THEMATIC COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE:  I also wish to inform the Senate that the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders has made changes to the Chairpersons of Portfolio and Thematic Committees. Hon. Sen. Shiri has replaced Hon. Sen. Makore as Chairperson of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development.

POST-BUDGET SEMINAR

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE:  Furthermore, I wish to inform the Senate that the Post-Budget Seminar will be held on Monday, 22nd of January, 2018.  The venue will be communicated to all Senators in due course.  As usual, Senators are expected to attend the Seminar and Post Budget Consultations which will be convened by Portfolio Committees from Tuesday, the 23rd to Friday, the 26th of January, 2018.  The Senate will then resume its sittings on Tuesday, 13th February, 2018. 

DRIILLING OF BOREHOLES UNDER COMMAND RAIN WATER HARVESTING PROGRAMME

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE:  Lastly, I wish to draw the attention of Hon. Senators to a letter that came from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, requesting you to identify four sites in each Constituency where they can drill boreholes under the Command Rain Water Harvesting Programme.

          You are advised to sit as the Constituency Development Committees to identify such sites and advise the Ministry and Parliament.  The letter from the Ministry has been distributed in your pigeon holes.

          Remember, I did indicate that if we have four constituencies under our jurisdiction, we must be members on each one of those four constituencies.  So, this also refers to that, please let us be seen to be representing our constituencies as Senators.

          HON. SEN. MARAVA:  I just want it recorded that the changes that affects Hon. Sen. Makore were not communicated in the correct way to the leaders of this House and the Party leadership.  So, I just wanted it to be put on record.  None of us was consulted.  Thank you.

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE:  I do not think that is business of the House; that is the business of the Standing Rules and Orders Committee.  I would like to believe as the Standing Rules and Orders Committee; we were made to believe that consultations were carried out.  Anyway, that is not a point for debate in this Chamber.  Thank you.

Hon. Minister Sekeramayi, can you please stand over notice of motion number 1.

          HON. SEN. SEKERAMAYI:  Thank you Madam President, I am a former Minister.

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE:  Okay, sorry about that.

MOTION

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

          HON. SEN. TAWENGWA: Madam President, I move that Order of the Day Number 1 be stood over until the rest of the Orders of the Day are disposed of.

          HON. SEN. MATHUTHU:  I second.

          Motion put and agreed to.

MOTION

BUSINESS OF THE SENATE

HON. SEN. TAWENGWA: I move that Order of the Day, Number 2 on today’s Order Paper be stood over until the rest of the Orders of the Day have been disposed of.

HON. SEN. MATHUTHU: I second

Motion put and agreed to.

MOTION

FIRST REPORT OF THE THEMATIC COMMITTEE ON GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT ON ACCESS TO SAFE AND CLEAN WATER IN RURAL AREAS

Third Order read:  Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Access to Safe Water in Rural Areas.

Question again proposed.

HON. SEN. MAKORE:  I move that the debate do now adjourn.

HON. SEN. MARAVA:  I second.

Motion put and agreed to.

Debate to resume: Wednesday, 20th December, 2017.

MOTION

FIRST REPORT OF THE THEMATIC COMMITTEE ON INDIGENISATION AND EMPOWERMENT ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE NON-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMUNITY SHARE OWNERSHIP TRUSTS

Fourth Order read:  Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Indigenisation and Empowerment on the Circumstances surrounding the non-establishment of Community Share Ownership Trusts in Mudzi and Mutoko districts.

Question again proposed.

HON. SEN. TAWENGWA:  I move that the debate do now adjourn.

HON. SEN. MOHADI:  I second.

Motion put and agreed to.

Debate to resume:  Wednesday, 20th December 2017.

MOTION

FIRST REPORT OF THE THEMATIC COMMITTEE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ON SDG NO. 3

Fifth Order read:  Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Sustainable Development Goals on SDG Number 3.

Question again proposed.

HON. SEN. CHIEF MTSHANE:  I move that the debate do now adjourn.

HON. SEN. MOHADI:  I second.

Motion put and agreed to.

Debate to resume:  Wednesday, 20th December, 2017.

MOTION

FIRST REPORT OF THE THEMATIC COMMITTEE ON PEACE AND SECURITY ON THE PREPAREDNESS OF THE GRAIN MARKETING BOARD TO HANDLE THE 2016/2017 CROP DELIVERIES AND THE SUCCESS OF THE COMMAND AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME

Sixth Order read:  Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the 2016/2017 crop deliveries and the success of the Command Agriculture Programme.

Question again proposed.

HON. SEN. MUMVURI:  I move that the debate do now adjourn.

HON. SEN. CHIEF MUSARURWA:  I second.

Motion put at agreed to.

Debate to resume:  Wednesday, 20th December, 2017.

MOTION

REPORT OF THE ZIMBABWE DELAGATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PROMOTING STAKEHOLDER AND PARLIAMENTARY DIALOGUE ON THE ARMS TRADE TREATY

          Seventh Order read: Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe delegation to the International Conference on Promoting Stakeholder and Parliamentary Dialogue on Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) held at Pullnam Teranga Hotel in Dakar, Senegal from 13th to 14th June, 2017.

          Question again proposed.

          HON. SEN. TAWENGWA: I move that the debate do now adjourn.

          HON. SEN. MOHADI: I second.

          Motion put and agreed to.

          Debate to resume: Wednesday, 20th December, 2017.

MOTION

REPORT OF THE SEVENTH RETREAT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SENATES, SHOORA AND EQUIVALENT COUNCILS IN AFRICA AND THE ARAB WORLD

          Eighth order read: Adjourned debate on the Report of the Seventh Retreat of the Association of Senates, Shoora and equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World (ASSECAA), held from 26th to 27th November, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

          Question again proposed.

          HON. SEN. MAKORE: I move that the debate do now adjourn.

          HON. SEN. CHIMHINI: I second.

          Motion put and agreed to.

          Debate to resume: Wednesday, 20th December, 2017.

MOTION

REPORT OF THE PARLIAMENT OF ZIMBABWE DELEGATION TO THE EIGHTH RETREAT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SENATES, SHOORA AND EQUIVALENT COUNCILS IN AFRICA AND THE ARAB WORLD

          Ninth order read: Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Parliament of Zimbabwe Delegation to the Eighth Retreat of the Association of Senates, Shoora and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World (ASSECAA), held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 20th to 21st May, 2017.

          Question again proposed.

          HON. TAWENGWA: I move that the debate do now adjourn.

          HON. MOHADI: I second.

          Motion put and agreed to.

          Debate to resume: Wednesday, 20th December, 2017.

          On the motion of HON. SEN. TAWENGWA, seconded by HON. SEN. MOHADI, the Senate adjourned at Three Minutes to Three o’clock until, Tuesday, 13th February 2018.

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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