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SENATE VOTES 03 OCTOBER 2018 NO 08

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No. 8

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION - NINTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 3RD OCTOBER, 2018

 

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Half past two o’clock pm.

    

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

Prayers.

Bungu, W M

Charumbira C. Chief

Chabuka K,

Chauke, F

Chidawu O,

Chifamba J,

Chikwaka Chief,

      Chimbudzi A,

      Chinake V,

     Chirongoma  J.M,

    Chitanga Chief

     Chundu Chief

Dube A,

Dube M. R,

Femai M,

Gumpo, S

Gweshe K,

Khupe W,

Komichi M.,

Makumbe Chief

Malinga, J. T

Maluleke O. M,

Mapungwana Chief,

Masendu Chief

Mathuthu T,

Matiirira, A

Matsiwo Chief

Mbowa M,

Mkwebu, A

Moeketsi V,

Mohadi T. B,

Mtshane Chief,

Mudzuri E,

Muronzi M,

Mutsvangwa M

Muzenda V. T,

Ncube S,

Ndlovu M,

Ndlovu P,

Nechombo Chief

Nembire Chief

Ngezi Chief

Ngungumbane Chief

Nhema Chief

Nyathi R,

Phuthi M

Rambanepasi C

Rwambiwa E

Sekeremayi ST

Shoko G

Shumba C,

Siansali Chief

Sinampande H. M,

Timire R,

Timveos L,

Tongogara A. K,

Tsomondo B,

Wunganayi T,

Zivira H.

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

Absent with leave

Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Nyambuya

1.         The President of the Senate informed the Senate that the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage had invited all Senators from Matebeleland South Province and other Provinces to a belated commemoration of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons on Saturday 6th October, 2018 at Dulivhadzimu Stadium in Beitbridge.

2.         Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 27th September, 2018- The Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Province).

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Question again 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. Sen. S. K. Moyo

            On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

3.         On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. S. Ncube: The Senate adjourned at quarter to three o’clock pm.

 

 

                                                           

 

M. M. CHINOMONA,                                                                                     

President of the Senate.

 

 

THURSDAY, 4TH OCTOBER 2018

    

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

        QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

  *        QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.       Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and             Parliamentary Affairs to state measures being taken to curb child        marriages.

     

     [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*2.       Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to state measures being taken to raise awareness of    marriage laws, particularly to women in rural areas.

 

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*3.       Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to explain the Ministry’s role in reunification and           reintegration of convicts with their     families upon release from prison.

 

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*4.       Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to provide statistics of court cases relating to violation   of provisions of the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11].

 

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*5.       Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural           Heritage to state measures being taken to encourage people to report cases of incest. 

 

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*6.       Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs,    Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development to explain the         national achievements and failures of the       Beijing Platform of 1995.

 

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*7.  Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs,         Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development to advise on           government policy regarding small and medium enterprises that have     been affected by veld fires.

 

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*8.       Hon. SEN CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour       and      Social Welfare to explain measures being implemented to end the        stigmatisation of children with disability.

 

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*9.       Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Information           Communication           Technology and Courier Services to clarify the     Ministry’s role in the computerisation of government departments, for             instance, the Crime Intelligence Department (CID) which still uses typewriters.

 

*10.     Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic      Development to inform the Senate whether there are strategies in place   to         economically empower women who   constitute the majority of the population.

 

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*11.     Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain-

            a)  the causes of cancer and whether it is hereditary; and

 

            b) measures being taken by the government to control it.

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*12.     Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the Senate of the current maternal mortality rate and measures             being taken to reduce it.

       

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*13.     Hon. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Transport and        Infrastructural             Development to explain measures being taken to ease           traffic congestion during peak hours in city centres.

 

 

 [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

 

1.         Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 3rd October, 2018- Hon. Sen. Muzenda).

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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. Sen. S. K. Moyo

 

TUESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER, 2018

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

Hon. Sen. Timveous

Hon. Sen. Shoko

 

That this House:

 

 

NOTING that a National Drug Policy is critical in ensuring that all drugs in the national drug distribution system are safe, efficacious, effective and of good quality whilst it also strengthens administrative, and regulatory controls of the same;

 

 

CONCERNED that the existing legal framework, such as the Criminal Law (Codification & Reform), the Dangerous Drugs Act and the Medicines and Allied Substances Act are either outdated and do not sufficiently provide for procurement and use of drugs;

 

 

NOTING that these current laws criminalize drug and substance use resulting in drug users fearing to seek treatment for TB and HIV infections;

 

 

AWARE that, decriminalization of drug use and drug policy reform as adopted globally by other countries are vital strategies to addressing the drug problem;

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to come up with a national drug policy and legislative framework that is grounded in science, public health and human rights to effectively minimize the effects of drug use within communities.

                       

 

 

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