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SENATE VOTES 04 OCTOBER 2018 NO 09

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No. 9

 

 

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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THURSDAY, 4TH OCTOBER, 2018

 

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Half past two o’clock pm.

    

The Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.

Prayers.

Chabuka K,

Charumbira C. Chi ef

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

Gwaradzimba E.,

Gweshe K,

Hungwe S. O.,

Khupe W,

Komichi M.,

Makone T. M.,

Makumbe Chief

Maluleke O. M,

Mapungwana Chief,

Matevera T.,

Mathupula 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,

Mwonzora T. D.,

Ncube S,

Ndlovu M,

Ndlovu P,

Nechombo Chief.,

Nembire Chief

Ngezi Chief

Ngungumbane Chief

Nhema Chief

Ntabeni Chief.,

Nyambuya M. R.,

Nyathi R,

Rambanepasi C

Rwambiwa E

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

 

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

Hon. Gwaradzimba, Hon. Kazembe, Hon. Madiro, Hon. Matemadanda, Hon. Matiza, Hon. Dr Moyo, Hon. Prof. Murwira, Hon. Muswere, Hon. Simbanegavi, Hon. Ziyambi.

 

1.                  Committee nominated –

Committee on Standing Rules and Orders: Hon. Adv. Jacob Francis Mudenda, the Speaker of the National Assembly and Chairperson; Hon. Mabel Memory Chinomona, the President of the Senate and Deputy Chairperson; Hon. Tsitsi Gezi, the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly; Hon. Sen. Rtd. Lt. General Michael Reuben Nyambuya, the Deputy President of the Senate; Hon. Mthuli Ncube, the Minister of Finance and , Hon. Oppah Chamu Zvipange Muchinguri-Kashiri, the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs; Hon. Dr. Joram Gumbo, Minister of Energy and Power Development; Hon. Ziyambi Ziyambi, the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly; Hon. Sen. Chief Air Marshal (Rtd) Perrence Shiri, Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement and Leader of Government Business in the Senate;  Hon. Tabitha Khumalo, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly; Hon. Sen. Elias Mudzuri, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate; Hon. Pupurai Togarepi Zanu PF Chief Whip; Hon. Prosper Chapfiwa Mutseyami, MDC-Alliance Chief Whip in the National Assembly; Hon. Sen. Tsitsi Muzenda, ZANU PF Chief Whip in the Senate; Hon. Sen. Lilian Timveos, MDC Alliance Chief Whip in the Senate; Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira, the President of the National Council of Chiefs; Hon. Royi Billah, appointed by the Speaker of the National Assembly; Hon. Sen. Omega Hungwe, appointed by the President of the Senate; Hon. Marian Chombo; Hon. Gonese;  Hon. Sen. Sikelela Gumpo; Hon. Sen. Morgan Komichi; Hon. Sen. Tambudzani Mohadi; Hon. Spiwe Mukunyaidze. Hon. Mathew Nyashanu; Hon. Sen. Sydney Sekeramayi;

2.                  The Deputy Speaker informed the Senate that the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe was offering free defensive driving lessons to Senators and Members interested were advised to register with the Human Resources Department in Office No. 405, 4th Floor, Parliament Building.

3.         Questions without notice.

4.         At half past three o’clock, Hon. Sen. Shoko, seconded by Hon. Sen. Muzenda, moved: That time for questions without notice be extended by fifteen minutes.

            Motion put and agreed to.

5.         Questions with notice.

6.         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 the Minister of State for Manicaland Province: Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 9th October 2018.

 7.        On the motion of the Minister of State for Manicaland Province: The Senate adjourned at twenty-seven minutes past four o’clock pm, until Tuesday 9th October 2018 at a quarter past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

                                                           

 

LT. GENERAL (RTD) M. R. NYAMBUYA,                                                                                     

Deputy President of the Senate.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER, 2018

ORDER OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.         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.

 

2.                  Hon. Sen. Chabuka

Hon. Sen. Shoko

 

That this House:

 

NOTING that vending has since become the main source of livelihood due to high levels of unemployment in the country;

 

SADDENED by the heavy handedness on vendors by armed police which has not spared the general public going about their businesses especially in the central business district in urban areas;

 

Now, therefore, calls upon Government;

 

a)                  To engage in dialogue with vendors and their associations in an effort to finding a lasting solution to the problems of vending; and

 

b)                  To construct proper vending stalls at easily accessible sites.

 

3.                  Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 4th October, 2018- Minister of State for Manicaland Province).

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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

 

 

                       

THURSDAY, 11TH 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 provide statistics of court cases relating to violation   of provisions of the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11].

 

  [Deferred from 27th September, 2018]

 

*2.       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]

 

*3.       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]

 

*4.  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]

 

*5.       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]

 

*6.       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]

 

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