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SENATE HANSARD 22 NOVEMBER 2018 NO 28 VOL 21

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PARLIAMENT OF ZIMBABWE

Thursday, 22nd November, 2018

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

PRAYERS

(THE HON. PRESIDENT OF SENATE in the Chair)

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE HON. PRESIDENT OF SENATE

PRESENTATION OF PRESIDING OFFICERS TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF SENATE:  I wish to inform the House that following my election as President of Senate and Hon. Rtd. Gen. Nyambuya as Deputy President of Senate on 11th September, 2018; in terms of Standing Order Number 11, we will present ourselves to His Excellency the President E. D. Mnangagwa at the State House on Monday, 26th November, 2018 at 0900 hours.  We will be accompanied by our proposers and seconders and some other Members who have already received invitations to the event. 

PRESENTATION OF THE 2019 BUDGET STATEMENT

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF SENATE:  I have to inform the Senate that the Minister of Finance and Economic Development will present the National Budget to the National Assembly today at 1445 hours.  Senators will follow proceedings from the monitors in this Chamber.

POST-BUDGET TRAINING WORKSHOP

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF SENATE:  I also wish to inform the House that there will be a post-budget training workshop for all Committee Chairpersons to the held tomorrow Friday, 23rd November, 2018 at Rainbow Towers Hotel starting at 0800 hours.

POST-BUDGET SEMINAR

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF SENATE: Furthermore, I wish to advise the House that all Members of Parliament are invited to a post-budget seminar to be held on Monday, 26th November, 2018 at Rainbow Towers Hotel starting at 0830 hours.  Buses will leave Parliament at 0730 hours.

          The seminar will be followed by post-budget consultations by Portfolio Committees starting from Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th November 2018.  Hon. Senators are free to attend any Committee they wish to. A sitting schedule will be circulated to all Members through the pigeon holes.

LETTERS OF ENROLMENT INTO LOCAL UNIVERSITIES

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF SENATE: I wish to advise all Members who require to be assisted with letters to facilitate their enrolment with local universities, for their academic advancement, to see Mr. Chingoma, the Director Human Resources in office number 406, fourth floor, Parliament Building.

LIGHTING CEREMONY IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF SENATE:  I wish to remind the House that all Members of Parliament are invited to a Lighting Ceremony in Commemoration of the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence on Monday, 26th November, 2018 at 1830 hours, at Parliament Building along Nelson Mandela Avenue.  The event is being organised by Parliament in partnership with the Netherlands Embassy and is held annually, from 25 November to 10 December.

GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY

          THE HON. PRESIDENT OF SENATE:  I also wish to remind the House that there will be a Ground Breaking and laying of the Foundation Stone Ceremony for the New Parliament Building at the site in Mt. Hampden on 30th November, 2018 at 1000 hours.  All Members are invited to attend. 

          On the motion of THE MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE (HON. SEN. MATHEMA), the Senate adjourned at Twenty-two Minutes to Three o’clock p.m. until Tuesday, 18th December, 2018.

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