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SENATE VOTES 09 OCTOBER 2018 NO 10

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PARLIAMENT

 

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ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FIRST SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

 

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TUESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER 2018

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Quarter past two o’clock pm.

The Speaker in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Members Present

Banda G;

Banda S,

Bhuda S,

Biti L. T.,

Bushu B.,

Bvute O.,

Chadzamira R. E.,

Chamisa S.,

Chanda G. ,

Chasi F.,

Chibagu G.,

Chibaya A,

Chidakwa J.,

Chidakwa P.

Chidamba S.,

Chidziva H.,

Chihururu C.,

Chikomba L.,

Chikombo W.,

Chikudo Rueben,

Chikukwa M. R,

Chikuni E.,

Chikwama B.,

Chikwinya S.,

Chimbaira G.,

Chimina L.,

Chinanzvavana C,

Chingosho C. P.

Chinomona M. M.,

Chinotimba J.,

Chinyanganya M.,

Chipato A, 

Chitura L,

Chombo M,

Dinar K,

Dube B,

Dube G,

Dube P,

Dutiro P,

Dzepasi G,

Dzuma S.,

Gabbuza J. G.,

Gandawa M. A,

Garwe D.,

Gezi T.,

Gonese I T,

Gorerino O.,

Gozho C,

Gumbwanda K. R.,

Gwanetsa K. K.,

Houghton J. R,

Hwende C.,

Jaja J.,

Kabozo S.,

Kanhutu I N,

Kankuni W,

Kapuya F.,

Karenyi L.,

Karikoga T.,

Karumazondo M. T.,

Kashambe M. T.,

Kashiri C.,

Khumalo M.,

Khumalo S. S.,

Khumalo T.,

Kureva E.,

Kwaramba G.,

Labode M. R.

Maboyi R M.,

Machakarika T.,

Machando P.,

Machingauta C.

Machingura R,

Madhuku J,

Madiro M,

Madiwa C.,

Madzimure W.,

Madziva S.,

Mafuta S. V.,

 Mago N,

Mahlangu S,

Majaya B.,

Makoni R R,

Makonya J,

Mamombe J,

Mangora B.,

Maphosa L.,

Marikisi N.,

Markham A. N.,

Maronge C.,

Masango C. P.,

Masenda N. T,

Mashakada T.

Mashonganyika D,

Masiya D.,

Masuku E,

Masuku P.,

Matambanadzo M.,

Matangira T. R,

Mataranyika D. M.,

Matemadanda V.,

Matewu C.,

Mathe S,

Matsikenyere N.,

Matsunga S.,

Mavenyengwa R.,

Mavetera T. A.,

Mavhunga M,

Mavima P,

Mawite D.,

Mayihlome L,

Mbondah M,

Mchenje S. M.,

Mguni O.,

Mguni S K,

Mhere E.,

Mhona F T,

Mkandla M.,

Mkaratigwa E.,

Mlambo M. M.,

Mliswa M T,

Mliswa T P

Mnangagwa T. M.,

Molokela-Tsiye F D,

Moyo C.,

Moyo E,

Moyo Peter,

Moyo Priscilla,

Moyo R.,

Moyo T.,

Mpame C.,

Mpariwa P,

Mpofu A.,

Mpofu M. M.,

Mpofu R.,

Muchimwe P T,

Muchinguri O C Z,

Mudarikwa S,

Mugidho M.,

Mugweni C. T.,

Mukapiko D. L.,

Mukunyaidze S. E. I.,

Munetsi J.,

Muponora N.,

Murai E,

Murambiwa O,

Murire J,

Musabayana D.,

Musakwa E,

Musanhi K. S,

Mushayi M.,

Mushoriwa E.,

Musikavanhu D. A.,

Musiyiwa R.,

Muswere J.,

Mutambisi C,

Mutodi E.,

Mutomba W.,

Myambo A.,

Ncube E.,

Ncube F.,

Ncube Ophar,

Ncube Owen,

Ncube Soul,

Ndebele A.,

Ndiweni D.,

Ndlovu A.,

Ndlovu E.,

Ndlovu N,

Ndlovu S.,

Nduna D. T.,

Ngome J.,

Nguluvhe A.,

Ngwenya S.,

Nhambo F.,

Nhari V,

Nkani A.,

Nkomo M,

Nyabani T,

Nyamudeza S,

Nyashanu M.,

Nyathi R. R,

Nyere C.,

Nyokanhete J,

Nyoni S. G. G.,

Omar Joosbi,

Paradza J,

Paradza K.,

Phulu K. I.,

Phuti D.,

Raidza M.,

Rungani A,

Rwodzi B.,

Sacco J. K.,

Samambwa E.,

Samson A.,

Samukange J. T.,

Sansole T. W.,

Sanyatwe C.,

Saruwaka T. J. L.,

Seremwe B.,

Sewera J N,

Shamu W. K.,

Shava J.,

Shirichena E.,

Shongedza E.,

Sibanda D P,

Sibanda D. S.,

Sibanda O.,

Sibanda Z.,

Sikhala J.,

Simbanegavi Y.,

Singo L,

Sithole G K,

Sithole James,

Sithole Josiah,

Sithole S,

Svuure D,

Tapera S.,

Tarusenga U D,

Taruvinga F.,

Tekeshe D.,

Toffa J.,

Togarepi P.,

Tongofa M.,

Tshuma D.,

Tsunga R,

Tsvangirai J V,

Tungamirai T.,

Wadyajena J M.,

Watson N J,

Zemura L,

Zengeya – Muradzikwa V

Zhemu S,

Zhou P,

Zhou T,

Zivhu K.,

Zwizwai M.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Printed by Order of the House

 

 

 

Absent with leave

 

Hon Kazembe; Hon Mandiwanzira

 

1.        The Speaker informed the House that Hon. Members were invited to the oral cholera vaccination exercise to be held at the Parliament Clinic on Wednesday, 10th and Thursday 11th October, 2018 and that the exercise would be preceded by a presentation on cholera at 0900 hours in the National Assembly on both days.

 

2.        Hon. Dr. Mashakada, seconded, by Hon. Biti, moved: That this House:

 

NOTING the structural economic challenges affecting Zimbabwe which among others include;

 

(a)                   The crippling liquidity crisis;

 

(b)                  The existence of a recession that is now fast approaching an economic    depression;

 

(c)                   Huge unemployment levels currently estimated at 95%;

 

(d)                  Extreme poverty with 79% of the population surviving on less than  US$1.25 a day and a per capita income of less than US$500.00;

 

CONCERNED by Government’s economic mismanagement an expansionary fiscal policy and gross abuse of public resources.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, resolves that Government; must immediately bring sanity to the financial and liquidity situation by:

 

(a)       Scrapping the bond note and strengthening the regime of multiple

        currencies;

 

(b)      Returning to fiscal consolidation and the pursuit of a fiscal balance;

 

(c)       Resolving of the sovereign debt crisis;

 

(d)      Attending to ghost workers and a crippling wage bill;

 

(e)       Accelerating State Enterprises Reform.

 

On the motion of Hon. O. Mguni seconded by Hon. N. Ndlovu N: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

6.        On the motion of Hon. O. Mguni, seconded by Hon. Kwaramba: The House adjourned at five minutes to six o`clock pm.

 

 

 

ADVOCATE J. F. MUDENDA,

 Speaker.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 10TH OCTOBER. 2018

 

   QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

v  QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

      *    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

*1.       Hon. dube b: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state when government will issue title deeds to tenants in government     houses in Gweru that were acquired under the rent-to-buy scheme.

                                                                                          [Deferred 3rd October, 2018]

 

 

*2.       Hon. dube b: To ask the Minister of Minister of Local Government, Public Works            and National            Housing to state when roads in Gweru urban currently in a bad state          will be refurbished.

                                                                                          [Deferred 3rd October, 2018]

 

*3.       Hon Chidziva:  to ask the Minister of Local Government Public Works and National Housing when government will offer title deeds to residents of Highfields West whose houses were acquired under the rent to buy scheme. 

 

*4.       Hon Mavhunga:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to clarify to the House who is entitled to benefit from houses sold to sitting tenants in Unit N. ZRP Camp between the sitting police officers and Zimbabwe Republic Police as an institution.

 

*5.       Hon Tarusenga:  To ask the Minister of Local Government Public Works and National Housing to explain how the Ministry will deal with challenge of sceptic tanks and shallow wells being constructed from stand number 9180 to 9640 behind Phase 2 Manyame Park high density.

 

*6.       Hon Chimina:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain how the Ministry will deal with the two Town Clerks who are employed at Gweru City Council.

 

*7.       Hon. Chimina:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing whether the Ministry will consider incorporating Woodlands suburb to Gweru City Council since the suburb’s services are provided for by the said local authority. 

 

*8.       Hon Chamisa S.:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain:

 

a)      Why a bill to make provision for the establishment of provincial and metropolitan councils has not yet been brought to Parliament; and

b)      When the Bill will be brought before Parliament.

 

*9.       Hon. sithole: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to state when pension pay-outs will be reviewed upwards in view of the high costs of living.

                                                                                          [Deferred 3rd October, 2018]

 

*10.     Hon. Dube B.:  To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare to inform the House as to when the Ministry would begin disbursing social welfare grants for children of people with disabilities in order to cater for their school fees.

 

*11.     Hon Chibaya:  To ask the Minster of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare when the Ministry will review the monthly pension payments.

 

*12.     Hon Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to:

 

a)      Give a breakdown of the annual total cost of distributing food to vulnerable groups around the country;

b)      Explain whether the Ministry has ever considered issuing non – transferrable coupons or social security grants to vulnerable people; and

c)      Explain whether it is not prudent to issue non – transferable coupons to rural areas instead of distributing food physically.

*13.     Hon Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to justify the logic by transporters to charge $1.50 per person per bag regardless of distance covered to distribution centres and to explain the measures put in place to shorten the distances that the beneficiaries have to walk especially in Umzingwane.

 

*14.     Hon Dube B.:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state when the government will offer title deeds to residents of Gweru Urban whose houses were acquired under the rent – to – buy scheme.

 

*15.     Hon. sithole: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and   Parliamentary

            Affairs to state when the Chihambakwe Commission of Inquiry Report on the

            Gukurahundi   Massacres will be tabled in Parliament. 

 

                                                                                         [Deferred 3rd October, 2018]

 

*16.     Hon. dube b: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and   Parliamentary Affairs to state when working conditions for officers of the National Prosecuting Authority will    be improved, including provision of decent offices.

                                                            

                                                                                 [Deferred from 3rd October, 2018]

 

 

*17.     Hon. dube b: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social

            Welfare to update the House on the current status of salary arrears of workers   

            at NRZ and when the salary arrears will be settled. 

 

                                                                                          [Deferred 3rd October, 2018]

 

*18.     Hon. ZHOU: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to state when Mberengwa would have its own District Police Office in view of the rampant cases of murder in the area.

 

   [Deferred 3rd October, 2018]

 

 

 

*19.     Hon Chinanzvavana:  To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Settlement to state the following for the period 2014 to 2018;

 

a)      Tonnage of maize harvested in Zimbabwe;

b)      Yield per hectare of maize;

c)      Money allocated towards agricultural activities, and

d)     Amount of money received from international donors and other agencies.

 

*20.     Hon Musikavanhu:  To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water Climate and Rural Resettlement to explain why sugar cane production in Chiredzi District is not classified under the Command Agricultural Programme.

 

*21.      Hon Shirichena:  To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement to inform the House on when the Government intends to construct Chaora, Chamakudo and Inyala Irrigation Schemes in order to utilize water from the Mundi-Mataga Dam.

 

*22.     Hon Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement to explain the reasons for the continued closure since 2015, of the Bulawayo show grounds cattle sale pens for weekly auctions.

 

*23.     Hon. Mbondiah:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state:

 

a)      The patient to doctor ratio in Manicaland, Masvingo, Midlands, Matabalelend North; Matabeleleland South, Moshonaland East, Moshanaland West and Mashonaland Central: and

b)      The patient to nurse ration in the above provinces.

 

*24.     Hon. Mbondiah:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain why women are detained in hospitals in Masvingo and other provinces for failure to pay $50.00 maternity user fees.

 

 

*25.     Hon Dube B.:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House when the funds for the upgrade of Gweru Provincial Hospital to a referral hospital that meets the standards required to compliment the medical school requirements at Midlands State University can be expected to be availed.

 

*26.     Hon Sibanda Z.:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain Government’s plans to resuscitate the reticulation system of Tsholothso District Hospital which has not been working for more than seven years.

 

 

*27.     Hon Musikavanhu:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when standard toll gate infrastructure will be put up at the tollgates in Triangle.

 

*28.     Hon. Zhemu Soda:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to outline the Ministry’s plan for the re – construction of the  Chimoyo – Karezo bridge across Hoya River and the surfacing of the Muzarabani – Chadereka road.

 

*29.     Hon. Shoko:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the expansion of the Chirundu – Masvingo – Beitbridge Highway will resume.

 

*30.     Hon. Chibaya:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when ZINARA will release money to the city of Gweru to resurface roads in Mkoba Constituency.  

 

*31.     Hon Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why the Ministry is not installing tollgates in urban areas to ensure that the user pays principle applies.

 

*32.     Hon. Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to give a breakdown of the ZINARA beneficiaries by local authority from 2015 to 2017and state the criteria used in the disbursements.

 

 

*33.     Hon Madzimure:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development:

 

a)      To inform the House on the ownership or directorship of Roskate Investments T/A R and S Crane Hire which ZESA hires for carrying and drilling electricity pole holders.

b)      To explain why ZESA is failing to buy its own equipment.

 

*34.     Hon Sibanda Z:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development when it plans to replace transformers at Mbamba and Chefunye Business Centers in Tsholotsho which have not been replaced for the past two years. 

 

*35.     Hon. Chidziva:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development whether is it government policy to change bank balances from one currency to another taking into consideration that foreign currency accounts opened in 2009 were in US dollars and were pegged 1:1 with the bond note.

 

*36.     Hon Biti:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to update the House on the following;

 

a)      The budget deficit between January and August 2018;

b)      The amount of money borrowed and from where during the same period;

c)      The amount of treasury bills issued and what they were used to finance;

d)     The amount of money spent on wages and pensions during this period;

e)      The percentage of the total expenditure of the wage bill;

f)       The amount of money spent on loan repayment and interest;

g)      The amount borrowed from the Central Bank from 2014 to 2018;

h)      The size of the domestic debt and its breakdown, and

i)        The amount spent on and recovered from Command Agriculture from 2016 to 2018.

 

*37.     Hon Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development state the sovereign debt of Zimbabwe.

 

*38.     Hon Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain why the Minister has not been reporting to Parliament since 2014, on the performance of loans raised and guaranteed by the state in accordance with Section 300 (4) (a) of the Constitution.

 

*39.     Hon Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to update the House on loans raised and guaranteed by the state.

 

*40.     Hon Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to give a breakdown of the amounts allocated to provinces and local authorities as stipulated in Section 301 (3) of the Constitution from 2014 to 2018.

 

*41.     Hon Banda:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state the amount of money owed to the African Import and Export Bank by the Government of Zimbabwe.

 

*42.     Hon. Masuku:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House on;

 

a)      The amount of money used to purchase vehicles for chiefs in 2018; and

 

b)      Travel costs associated with the office of the President and Cabinet and the Government;

 

*43.     Hon. Shoko:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development when the other Commission of Inquiry that looks at the payment modalities for persons and insurance losses incurred during the economic meltdown of 2005 – 2008 will be constituted as recommended by the first commission of inquiry report.

 

*44.     Hon Chidziva:  To ask the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs to explain to the House who was responsible for the deployment of the army on the 1st of August 2018.

 

*45.     Hon. Matsunga:  To ask the Minister of Defence and War Veterans affairs to explain;

 

a)      Why a bill to provide for independent complaints mechanism about the misconduct of and harm caused by members of the security services has not been brought before Parliament; and

 

b)      When the bill will be brought before Parliament as stipulated by section 210 of the Constitution

 

*46.     Hon Chidziva:  To ask the Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs what the Ministry is doing to ensure Zimbabwe Electoral Commission runs the upcoming by-elections and elections as stipulated in Section 239 (a) of the Constitution considering the challenges which were lodged during the 2018 harmonised elections which ended up with the results being challenged

 

*47.     Hon Zhemu Soda:  To ask the Minister of Information, Communication, Technology and Courier Services to state plans the Ministry has to ensure that Muzarabani receives radios and television signals.

 

*48.     Hon Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services to inform the House when the Matopo hills area would receive cellular, radio and television network coverage.

 

*49.     Hon. Zhemu Soda:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain the measures the Ministry has put in place for oil exploration following the recent confirmation of possible oil deposits by an Australian Firm called Invictus while in Muzarabani.

 

*50.     Hon. Mayihlome: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House when the Mines and Minerals Act (Chapter 21:05) would be harmonised so that miners can seek approval from respective councils when pegging claims.

 

*51.     Hon. Mayihlome: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development what plans are in place to regularise the activities of artisanal miners to formalise the activities of artisanal miners so as to reduce adverse impact on other sectors of the economy particularly agriculture, the environment and the social order.

 

*52.     Hon. Dube B.  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to state the government’s plans regarding ZIMGLASS workers who are owed huge sums of money in salary arrears.

 

*53.     Hon Chibaya:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce the Ministry’s plans to resuscitate companies such as Zim Alloys in Gweru in an effort to address unemployment in Mkoba Constituency.

 

*54.     Hon Chibaya: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education when the Ministry will open Takunda B School in Mkoba Constituency to address the challenge of shortage of schools.

 

*55.     Hon Masuku E.  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to state the Ministry’s plans to curb the shortage of Ndebele and Tonga teachers in Matabeleland Region.

 

*56.     Hon Masuku E.:  To ask the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Government’s policy on specific requirements on youths’ enrolment in vocational centres.

 

*57.     Hon. Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development to explain: 

 

a)      Why the Ministry continues to overburden companies with a Manpower Development Levy that is no longer relevant;

 

b)      Give a breakdown by sector and province of the students or employees who benefited from the Manpower Development Fund and the collections made per year from 2015 to 2017.

 

*58.     Hon Mayihlome:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to:

a)      Explain why Esigodini Police Station operates without a single vehicle; and

b)      State the measures that the Ministry has in place to redress the situation.

 

*59.     Hon Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform the House how much money was received from UNESCO and other international organisations towards the preservation of Matopo Hills world heritage site in the last 5 years and how that money was accounted for.

 

*60.     Hon Mayihlome: to ask the Minster of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to inform the House how police vehicles are distributed station by station in view of the fact that the number of police stations is less than a thousand countrywide.

 

*61.     Hon Mayihlome: to ask the Minister of Environment and Tourism to explain the system used when distributing tourism grants in the Matopo Hills area and to further elaborate on how each of the three district councils in the Matopo district council benefit from royalties and annual allocations given by UNESCO for the Matopo world heritage site.

 

*62.     Hon. Masuku:  To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to inform the House on the Costs of hiring luxury jets to ferry the President on foreign trips using public funds.

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS 

 

 

1.        Hon. Biti

              Hon. Saruwaka

            

That this House:

 

NOTING that Sections 17 (1), 56 and 80 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for the promotion of gender balance and equal rights of men and women in all spheres of life;

 

ALSO NOTING that Section 17 (1) of the Constitution requires the State to take all measures including legislative measures needed to ensure that:

 

(a)    both genders are equally represented in all institutions and agencies of

      government at every level;

 

(b)   that women constitutes at least half of the membership of all

Commissions and other elective and appointed governmental bodies established by or under the Constitution or any Act of Parliament; and

 

(c)    the State and all institutions and agencies of government at every level

must take practical measures to ensure that women have access to resources including land on the basis of equality with men;

 

 

CONCERNED that notwithstanding the progressive and revolutionary provisions of the Constitution, women continue to be underrepresented in Parliament, Cabinet, Government and other institutions and agencies of government at every level.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, resolves that Government urgently comply with the gender equality provisions in the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 

 

2.          Hon. Mutseyami

             Hon. P. D. Sibanda

      

That this House:

 

CONCERNED about the absence of holistic solutions addressing the issues of vendors, urban poverty and illegal urban settlements in Zimbabwe.

 

ALSO CONCERNED with the total disrespect and abuse of the constitutional rights of vendors and other neglected groups eking out a living in Zimbabwe demonstrated by the heavy handedness and the violence unleashed against vendors in recent weeks by State authorities.

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

(a)       Condemns the wanton attack and lawlessness unleashed to vendors by

State Authorities;

 

(b)      Demands the provision of alternative sustainable income generating

infrastructure for vendors; and

 

(c)       Calls upon government to craft and implement a national employment

policy.

 

 

3.          Hon. Toffa

              Hon. Watson

 

That this House:

 

NOTING that 15% of the Zimbabwean population are People Living with Disability;

 

CONCERNED with the conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation among the majority of people living with disability;

 

ALSO CONCERNED by the absence of holistic solutions to alleviate poverty among them;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, urges Government;

 

(a)    To come up with a comprehensive national policy on Persons Living with Disability;

 

(b)   To Ensure regular disbursement of the monthly social grant to all people living with disability; and

 

(c)    To Provide adequate amenities and facilities for people living with disability in public buildings, public transport, as well as the provision of amenities such as wheelchairs, computers and braille text books.   

 

 

4.         Adjourned debate on motion on economic challenges affecting Zimbabwe (Adjourned 9th October, 2018- Hon. O. Mguni).

                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                        [Day elapsed: 1]

 

            Question proposed: That this House:

 

 

NOTING the structural economic challenges affecting Zimbabwe which among others include;

 

(a)                                                       The crippling liquidity crisis;

 

(b)                                                      The existence of a recession that is now fast approaching an economic  

depression;

 

(c)       Huge unemployment levels currently estimated at 95%;

 

(d)         Extreme poverty with 79% of the population surviving on less than  US$1.25 a day and a per capita income of less than US$500.00;

 

CONCERNED by Government’s economic mismanagement an expansionary fiscal policy and gross abuse of public resources.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, resolves that Government; must immediately bring sanity to the financial and liquidity situation by:

 

(a)    Scrapping the bond note and strengthening the regime of multiple

        currencies;

 

(b)   Returning to fiscal consolidation and the pursuit of a fiscal balance;

 

(c)    Resolving of the sovereign debt crisis;

 

(d)      Attending to ghost workers and a crippling wage bill;

 

(e)       Accelerating State Enterprises Reform- Hon. Dr. Mashakada.

 

 

 

 

5.         Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 4th October, 2018- Hon. Kwaramba).

                                                                

                                                                             [Time elapsed: 5 hours   25 minutes]

 

            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. Kwaramba.

 

 

6.         Committee of Supply.

 

                                                                              

 

 

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