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SENATE VOTES 14 APRIL 2016 NO 44

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No. 44

 

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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THURsdAY, 14TH APRIL, 2016

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Half past two o’clock pm.

President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Bhebe M,

Bhobho H,

Buka F,

Chiduku Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimutengwende C.C.C,

Chisunga Chief,

Gampu Chief T.M,

Goto R,

Gwenzi Chief,

Jadagu G.T,

Juba A,

Khumalo D.T,

Komichi M,

Machingaifa T,

Mabhugu F.E,

Makore J,

Makwarimba C,

Manyeruke J,

Masendu Chief,

Mashavakure N,

Masuku A,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mkwebu A,

Mlotshwa S,

Moeketsi V,

Muronzi M,

Musarurwa Chief,

Mutsvangwa M,

Ndlovu J,

Nyathi R,

Shiri A,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Sinampande H,

Tawengwa C.Z,

 

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

Hon. Min. Chingosho C.P, Hon. Min. Dokora L, Hon. Min. Gandawa G, Hon. Min.Mlambo B.J, Hon. Vice President Mnangagwa E.D.

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with Leave

 

Hon. Sen. Chizema C, Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Hon. Sen. Timveos L.

 

  1. Report from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being an adverse report on the following Statutory Instruments—

                                                                                                                         Date received

 

All Statutory Instruments published in the Gazette during the Month of March, 2016………………………………………………………….................14th April, 2016.

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. Hon. Sen Tawengwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa, moved: That Questions for Oral Answers and Notice of   Motion No.1, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 8, has been disposed of.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That the House reverts to questions for Oral Answers.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Questions with notice

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 133rd  Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) (Adjourned 13th April, 2016 – Hon. Sen. Masuku)                                                       

[Days elapsed: 11]

 

         Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17-23 October, 2015- Hon Sen Chief Siansali

On the motion of the Hon Sen Tawengwa, seconded by Hon. Sen Masuku: Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016.

 

  1. The Deputy Minister for Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, moved: That Orders of the Day Nos. 3 to 6, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 8, has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

           

  1. Second Reading: Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences [H.B.8, 2015] – The Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology.

 

           

 

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development: Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016.

 

           

 

  1. On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development: The Senate adjourned at eighteen minutes past four o’clock pm. until Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016 at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

                              

                                                  

  1. MADZONGWE,

                                                                                                President of the Senate.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 3RD MAY, 2016

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading on the Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences Bill [H.B.8, 2015] (Adjourned 14th April, 2016The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology)

                                                                                                                       

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

 

           Question proposed: That the Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences (H.B.8, 2015) – The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 13th April, 2016— Hon. Sen. Masuku)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 39 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. Sen. Tawengwa.

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Ncube S

       Hon. Sen. Sibanda A

 

               That this House:

COGNISANT that Parliament must defend the Constitution at all times;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING the current Executive had endeavored to align some of the Acts to the Constitution at a painstakingly slow pace;

 

DISMAYED that the current progress in the devolution of power at various levels may not see the dawn of a new day;

 

CONCERNED that no meaningful efforts have been embarked to ensure the constitutional requirements are met to devolve central power to the provinces particularly on local and the corporate governance issue;

 

ALARMED that the wishes of the general populace of Zimbabwe are short changed by such indifferent attitude by the Executive;

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Executive to;

(a) set a time limit for devolution issues to be urgently addressed for the benefit of the Nation

(b) commit itself to the dictates of our Constitution and observe that it is the Supreme Law of the land.

(c) set aside resources to carter for the devolution of power in the respective Provinces.

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Sibanda B

Hon. Sen. Timveos

 

That this House:

NOTING the declining rainfall pattern over the years in Zimbabwe more specifically in the central and southern regions;

AWARE that this phenomenon is likely to persist into the foreseeable future;

CONCERNED that the people’s livelihoods, agricultural, industrial productivity and wildlife survival will be negatively affected by the scarcity of water in future;

NOW THEREFORE this House calls upon government to resuscitate the Zambezi Water Project through;

(a) Committing specific budget allocations towards the project each financial year.

(b) Identifying internal and external partners to team up with; and / or

(c) Seeking partners for the build , operate and transfer option.

In order to hedge the nation against impending calamities.

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Khumalo D.T

Hon. SEn. Ndlovu J

 

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 appreciatethe consequences of under nourishment in economic development.

NOW THEREFORE resolves that government providesadequate information to community leaders including members of Parliament on how to reduce incidents of malnutrition among childrenand adults in the country.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 133rd  Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) (Adjourned 14th April, 2016 – Hon. Sen. Tawengwa)                                                       

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

         Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on

           the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17-23 October, 2015- Hon Sen Chief Siansali

  1. Adjourned debate on motion calling for the rehabilitation and maintenance of War Shrines (Adjourned 13th, April 2016 – Hon. Sen. Masuku)

                                                                                                                      [Days elapsed: 12]

            Question proposed: That this House—

 

NOTING with pride the immense sacrifice, courage and commitment made by the freedom fighters in their quest to liberate Zimbabwe;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the liberation of our country came at a heavy cost and needs to be selflessly and jealously guarded;

 

DISTURBED by the utter neglect and dilapidation and continued deterioration of War Shrines in neighbouring countries despite the fact that Government identified and made efforts to rehabilitate war shrines in Nyadzonia, Tembwe, Doroie; Chibawawa and Nyango in Mozambique as well as Freedom Camp, Nyampundwe, Mulungushi, Mkushi and Kavalamaya in Zambia

 

CONCERNED that rehabilitation works have not been undertaken at Kabanga, Sinde, Solwezi in Zambia and other sites in Tanzania and Botswana.

 

FUTHER CONCERNED that to this day the bullet riddled home of His Excellency, the President and the home of the late Joshua Nkomo our founding Fathers have not been declared National Heritage Sites

 

Now, Therefore, this House calls upon Government to address the rehabilitation of our war shrines and to give due recognition to our departed brave sons and daughters of our liberation struggle. – Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion to congratulate His Excellency, the President Cde. R.G. Mugabe and the Government of Zimbabwe on successfully leading the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) as Chairperson. (Adjourned 13th, April, 2016 – Hon. Sen. Masuku)

 

[Days elapsed: 12]

Question proposed: That this House—

 

CONGRATULATES His Excellency the President, Cde. Robert Gabriel Mugabe and the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe for successfully leading the African Union as its Chairperson;

 

WARMLY APPRECIATES his distinguished leadership qualities during his tenure in Office, an achievement that has earned the Nation pride;

NOW THEREFORE, resolves that this House conveys its gratitude and sentiments to His Excellency and the Nation as a whole and wishes our President many more years of good leadership and wise counsel.- Hon. Sen. Chief Musarurwa    

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 38th Plenary Assembly of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 13th, April, 2016 – Hon. Sen.Masuku )

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 38th Plenary Assembly of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, Sea Side Hotel and SPA, Swakopmund, Namibia, 17 to 25 November 2015. – Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the role of traditional leaders (Adjourned 13th, April, 2016 – Hon. Sen. Masuku)

[Days elapsed: 12]

            Question proposed: That this House-

ACKNOWLEDGING that Traditional Leaders play a pivotal role and yet they are not given the due respect that they deserve, a situation that has .led to many illegal activities perpetrated in their areas of jurisdiction;

 

CONCERNED that such disrespect for our Traditional Leaders has led to unwanted developments such as moral decadence, environmental degradation and child marriages;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon this Government to revisit policies that give Traditional Leaders their mandate so that they can effectively deal with issues of moral decadence, environmental pollution and degradation, children’s rights among communal communities as well as other incidental issues that they may fall under the purview of the Traditional Chiefs’ Mandate-Hon. Sen Mawire.

 

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THURSDAY, 5TH MAY, 2016

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER.

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

                                                                                        

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Mavhunga: To ask the Minister of Environment Water and Climate to explain whether there are any measures the Ministry is instituting to protect human beings from being attacked by crocodiles in Mazowe River.

 

[Deferred from 17th March, 2016]

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Carter: To ask the Minster of Lands and Rural Resettlement to provide figures of the number of hectares that are occupied by A1, A2 farmers and title deeds holders of the land previously owned by commercial farmers.

 

[Deferred from 17th March, 2016]

 

*3.       Hon. Sen. Carter: To ask the Minster of Lands and Rural Resettlement to confirm whether the land reform process has been completed so that farmers can confidently concentrate on agricultural production.

[Deferred from 7th April, 2016]

 

*4        Hon. Sen. Mohadi: To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to give further explanation on how the 3 tier system works, and how the rental payments are made as many people share the grazing land

[Deferred from 7th April, 2016]

 

*5.       Hon. sen. mohadi: To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to state the policy in place regarding farmers who have title deeds but are not utilizing their land.

 

[Deferred from 7th April, 2016]

 

*6.       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]

 

 

*7.       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]

 

*8.       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.

 

[Deferred from 17th March, 2016]

 

 

 

*9.       Hon. Sen. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain the payment plan the Ministry has to clear its debts for services rendered by local Authorities to Government Ministries to enable them to improve service delivery and pay staff salaries.

                                                                                               [Deferred from 7th April, 2016]

 

*10.     Hon. Sen. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state;

(a) How many jobs have been created since 2013, towards the target of 2 million jobs.

 

(b) Which sectors have performed well in the creation of the said jobs.

 

                                                                                    [Deferred from 7th April, 2016]

 

*11.     Hon. Sen. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to:

 

  1. explain reasons for the abandonment of the Chinaka Boarder Post in Honde Valley which was constructed in 2002 and since then has been deteriorating.

 

  1. give the total cost of the infrastructure (the border post) and how government intends to recoup the funds spent on the project.

 

[Deferred from 7th April, 2016]

 

*12.     Hon. Sen. Sibanda B.: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to explain at what point and under what circumstances a missing person is declared dead or presumed dead and the process of issuance of death certificate.

                                                                                                  [Deferred from 7th April, 2016]

 

*13.     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 arts medication for free as is the case with the peadiatric HIV treatment.

[Deferred from 14th April, 2016]

 

*14.     Hon. Sen. B. Sibanda: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain the government policy regarding compensation to people and livestock that are electrocuted by electricity cables that would have fallen to the ground.

 

[Deferred from 14th April, 2016]

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

                

Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016

 

At 1000 hours in the Government Caucus Room.

 

Millenium Development Goals: Hon. Sen. Mtshane Chief-(Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Bhobho, Hon. Sen. Chifamba J, Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Hon. Sen. Gwenzi Chief, Hon. Sen. Khumalo D. T, Hon. Sen. Komichi M.B, Hon. Sen. Makwarimba C, Hon. Sen. Masendu Chief, Hon. Sen. Masuku A, Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T. A, Hon. Sen. Mkwebu A, Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa S, Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V, Hon. Sen. Muronzi M., Hon. Sen. Shiri A, Hon. Sen. Siansali Chief, Hon. Sen. Tawengwa C. Z. (Committee Clerk—Mrs. C. Mataruka)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 4th May, 2016

 

At 0900 hours in Committee Room No. 4.

 

Human Rights: Hon. Sen. Rtd Gen. Nyambuya M.-(Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Buka F, Hon. Sen. Carter M, Hon. Sen. Charumbira Chief, Hon. Sen. Chimhini D.A, Hon. Sen. Chipanga T, Hon. Sen. Chisunga Chief, Hon. Sen. Gampu IV Chief, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Makone T, Hon. Sen. Makore J, Hon. Se. Makwarimba C, Hon. Sen., Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. Hon. Sen. Manyeruke J, Hon. Sen. Marava M, Hon. Sen. Mawire J, Hon. Sen. Mtshane Chief, Hon. Sen. Muchenje V, Hon. Sen. Muronzi M, Hon. Sen. Musaka M.B, Hon. Sen. Nebiri Chief, Hon. Sen. Ntabeni Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyangazonke Chief, Hon. Sen. Siansali Chief, Hon. Sen. Sibanda B, Hon. Sen. Sinampande H. (Committee Clerk—Mr. S. Manhivi)

 

 

Thursday, 5th May, 2016

 

At 0900 hours in Committee Room 4.

 

Peace and Security: Hon. Sen. Mumvuri D.D.E - (Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Carter M, Hon. Sen. Chabuka K., Hon.Sen. Charumbira Chief, Hon. Sen. Chiduku Chief, Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi A, Hon. Sen. Chipanga, Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Gampu Chief, Hon. Sen. Hlalo M, Hon. Sen. Jadagu G.T, Hon. Sen. Komichi M, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Hon. Sen. Makone T, Hon. Sen. Makore J, Hon. Sen. Marava M, Hon. Sen. Mawire J, Hon. Sen. Mohadi T.B, Hon. Sen. Musaka M.B, Hon. Sen. Musarurwa Chief, Hon. Ncube S., Hon. Sen. Nembire Chief, Hon. Sen. Ngungumbane Chief, Hon. Sen. Rtd Gen. Nyambuya M, Hon. Sen. Nyamukoho Chief, Hon. Sen. Ntabeni Chief, Hon. Sen. Sibanda A, Hon. Sen. Sinampande H.M, Hon. Sen. Timveos. (Committee Clerk—Mr. A. Kunzwa)

 

At 1000 hours in the Government Caucus Room.

 

Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen.  Chizema M- (Chairperson), Hon. Sen. Bhebe M, Hon. Sen. Bhobho H. Hon. Sen. Chimanikire A, Hon. Sen. Chief Chitanga, Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Hon. Sen. Goto R, Hon. Sen. Juba A, Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M, Hon. Sen. Marozva Chief, Hon. Sen. Mashavakure N, Hon. Sen. Matiriira A, Hon Sen. Mavhunga M, Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa S, Hon. Sen. Ndlovu J, Hon. Sen. Chief Nembire, Hon. Sen. Nyamukoho Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyangazonke Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyathi R, Hon. Sen.Tawengwa C.Z. (Committee Clerk—Mrs. E. Mafuruse).

 

 

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