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SENATE VOTES 04 OCTOBER 2016 NO 72

 

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No. 72

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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THIRD SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 4Th OCTOBER, 2016

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Half Past Two o’clock pm.

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Bhebe M,

Bhobho H,

Chabuka K,

Chiduku Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini A,

Chimutengwende  C.C.C,

Chipanga T.S,

Gampu Chief IV,

Goto R,

Gwenzi Chief,

Jadagu G.T,

Juba A,

Khumalo D.T,

Machingaifa T,

Mabhugu F.E,

Makore J,

Makwarimba C,

Maluleke O,

Manyeruke J,

Mapungwana V,

Marava M,

Marozva Chief,

Masendu Chief,

Mashavakure N,

Mathema C.G,

Mathuthu T.A,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mawire J,

Mkhwebu A,

Moeketsi V,

Mtshane Chief,

Muronzi M,

Murwira T,

Musaka M.B,

Musarurwa Chief,

Mutsvangwa M,

Ncube S,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Rt. Gen. Nyambuya M.R,

Nyamukoho Chief,

Nyathi R,

Shiri A,

Siansali Chief,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Sinampande H,

Tawengwa C.Z,

Timveos L,

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

 

Hon. Sen. Chizema C, Hon. Sen. Masuku A, Hon. Sen. Mohadi T.B, Hon. Sen. Muchenje V, Hon. Mumvuri D.D.E.

 

 

  1. The President of the Senate drew the attention of the Senate to an error on the Order Paper where Order of the Day No.1 on the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages was erroneously reflected as the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes.

 

  1. The President of the Senate also informed the Senate that the Presiding Officers of Parliament would launch the Zimbabwe Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Strategic Plan and the “He for She Campaign” on Wednesday 5th October, 2016 at 0900 hours in the Parliament Courtyard.

           

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (Adjourned 17th August, 2016 - Hon. Sen. Makore).

 

  [Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (S. C. 11, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Makore.

 

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the State of the Country’s Borders (Adjourned 16th August, 2016-Hon. Sen. Mumvuri).

 

  [Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the State of the Country’s Borders (S. C. 16, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Mumvuri.

 

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

  1. On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services: The Senate adjourned at nineteen minutes to three o’clock pm until Thursday, 6th October, 2016 at twelve o’clock noon.

 

  1. MADZONGWE,

President of the Senate.

 

 

THURSDAY, 6TH OCTOBER, 2016

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER.

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

* QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.                                                              

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Chimhini:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain the measures the Ministry has in place to ensure that every person who is on ART can have their viral load tested at no cost to the person living with HIV as a way of achieving the 90 – 90 – 90 by 2030.     

[Deferred from 7th April, 2016]

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Musaka:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state  plans the Ministry has for paediatric (children) diabetes to access state of the art medication for free as is the case with paediatric HIV treatment.

[Deferred from 14th April, 2016]

 

*3.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain to the people of Zimbabwe why user fees are needed in hospitals.

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                            [Deferred from 21st April, 2016]

 

*4.       Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to apprise the House on the progress the Ministry has made to date to bring the Public Health Bill before Parliament.

[Deferred from 18th August, 2016]

 

*5.       Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to apprise the House on the progress the Ministry has made towards the National Health Insurance Scheme.

[Deferred from 18th August, 2016]

 

*6.       Hon. Sen. Musaka:  To ask the Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of Cultural Heritage to state the measures the Ministry is taking to address the problem of squatters in resettlement areas of Mhondoro – Ngezi and Sanyati Districts in view of the fact that the problem is now causing conflicts, environmental degradation and stifling economic development.

[Deferred from 17th March, 2016]

 

*7.       Hon. Sen. Musaka:  To ask the Minster of Rural Development and Preservation of Cultural Heritage to state the measures in place to urgently address settlement of disputes in accordance with traditional customs and culture in resettlement areas.

 

Deferred from 17th March, 2016]

 

 

*8.       Hon. Sen. Chibudzi:  To ask the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development what the Ministry’s Policy is regarding compensation for informal sector goods that are destroyed by fire, for example the case of Glen View and Mupedzanhamo.

                                                                                                            [Deferred from 21st April, 2016]

 

*9.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development whether the ministry gives its members in the informal sector opportunities to attend expos in other countries so that they learn what other countries are doing.

                                                                                                            [Deferred from 21st April. 2016]

 

*10.  Hon. Sen. Musaka:  To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services to clarify the concept of Community Information Centres (CICs) and to state when these are going to be established in the following areas:

 

  1. Mamina Growth Point in Mhondoro Ngezi
  2. Doneni Growth Point in Muzvezve
  3. Nyimo Growth Point in Sanyati

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                            [Deferred from 28th April, 2016]

 

*11.  Hon. Sen. Musaka:  To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services to state the Postal Services Policy and to explain the position of postal services in the country.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 28th April, 2016]

 

*12.  Hon. Sen. Mohadi:  To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry whether the Ministry has plans to open the Rainbow and Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Beitbridge. 

                                                                                    [Transferred from 28th April, 2016]

 

*13.   Hon. Sen. Mohadi:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development whether

the Ministry has plans to revive the Thuli Coal Mine in Beitbridge West.

                                                                          

                                                                                       [Deferred from 28th April, 2016]

 

*14.  Hon. Sen. Mohadi:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain the measures the Ministry is taking to ensure that mining firms rehabilitate the environment degraded by mining operations.

                                                                                                [Deferred from 28th April, 2016]

 

*15.     Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain the measures the Ministry has put in place to prohibit the externalisation or siphoning of money by foreigners.

[Deferred from 18th August, 2016]

 

*16.     Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain the strategies in place to wade off the unrelenting economic crisis facing the nation.

[Deferred from 18th August, 2016]

 

*17.     Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain how the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio – Economic Transformation would be funded in view of the current economic woes facing the country.

[Deferred from 18th August, 2016]

 

*18.     Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to explain the Ministry’s position regarding police brutality on civilians who will be exercising their constitutional rights as provided by Section 59 of the Constitution on demonstrations.

 

 

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (Adjourned 4th October, 2016 – The Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services).

 

  [Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (S. C. 11, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Makore.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the State of the Country’s Borders (Adjourned 4th October, 2016- The Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services)).

 

  [Days elapsed: 8]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the State of the Country’s Borders (S. C. 16, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Mumvuri.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes (Adjourned 16th August, 2016-Hon. Sen. Makore).

 

  [Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes (S. C. 14, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Makore.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Human Rights Situation in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 26th July, 2016 - Hon. Sen. Mohadi).

 

  [Day elapsed: 6]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Human Rights Situation in Zimbabwe (S. C. 20, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Rtd. Gen. Nyambuya.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the National AIDS Council Capacity Building Workshop and Tours (Adjourned 27th July, 2016 - Hon. Sen. Mohadi.).

 

  [Days elapsed: 7]

 

           Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS on the National AIDS Council Capacity Building Workshop and Tour conducted in Chingwizi, Ngundu, and Beitbridge on TB, Malaria, HIV and AIDS and Key Populations. (S.C. 17, 2016). - Hon. Sen. Timveous.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the report of the First Afro-Arab Legislators and Business Summit held in Addis Ababba, Ethiopia (Adjourned 19th July, 2016-Hon. Sen. Mumvuri).

 

  [Days elapsed: 17]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the report of the delegation to the First Afro-Arab Legislators and Business Summit held at the Sheraton Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 1st to 2nd August 2015-Hon. Sen. Mumvuri.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on malnutrition among urban and rural communities (Adjourned 19th July, 2016— Hon. Sen. D.T. Khumalo).

                                                                                          

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 20]   

               Question proposed:  That this House-

 

NOTING that the first cluster in ZIMASSET is food security and nutrition and addresses challenges of food insecurity and under nourishment;

 

 

CONCERNED that despite government efforts to prioritise its programs and projects to address the country’s economic challenges, malnutrition is taking its toll among the urban and rural communities;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that children of school going age are the most vulnerable as they easily fall victim to starvation thereby impacting negatively on their ability to effectively comprehend their lessons, a situation which creates nightmares for teachers;

 

COGNISANT that poor nutrition affects health of individuals and communities and retards economic growth and health standards;

 

ALARMED by lack of awareness on basic nutrition, even among leaders who do not appreciate the consequences of under nourishment in economic development;

 

NOW THEREFORE resolves that government provides adequate information to community leaders including members of Parliament on how to reduce incidents of malnutrition among children and adults in the country. -Hon. Sen. D.T. Khumalo.

 

 

 

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