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No. 40

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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FIFTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 15TH MAY 2018

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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,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini D.A,

Gampu Chief IV

Goto R,

Gwenzi Chief,

Jadagu G.T,

Khumalo D. T,

Komichi M,

Mabhugu F. E,

Machaya J.M.K,

Machingaifa T,

Makone T,

Makore J,

Makwarimba C,

Maluleke M.O,

Manyeruke J,

Mashavakure N,

Mathuthu T.A,

Matiirira A,

Mkhwebu A,

Moeketsi V,

Mtshane Chief,

Mumvuri D.D.E,

Muronzi M,

Murwira T,

Musaka M.B,

Musarurwa Chief,

Muzenda T.V,

Ncube S,

Nebiri Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyambuya M.R (Rtd. Gen.),

Nyamukoho Chief,

Nyathi R,

Shoko G,

Siansali Chief,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Sinampande H,

Tawengwa C.Z,

Timveos, L.

 

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

Hon. Ziyambi Z.

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

 

 

 

1.       Bills received from the National Assembly-

                                                                                                                         Date received

           Electoral Amendment Bill [ H.B. 6A, 2017]

Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company Bill (Debt Assumption) Bill [H.B.2, 2018]………………………………………………………………. …..15th May, 2016.

 

2.       second reading: Shop Licenses Amendment Bill, (H. B. 10A, 2016)The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing

 

            Bill read a second time. Committee, with leave, forthwith.

                                                           

(Senate in Committee)

           

            Clauses 1 to 16 and the Schedule put and agreed to.

           

            Bill to be reported without amendment.

           

                                                (Senate resumed)

 

            Bill reported without amendment.

 

            Third Reading, with leave, forthwith.

 

            Bill read a third time.

           

            Bill returned to the National Assembly in terms of Standing Order No. 150.

 

3.        The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Order of the Day No. 2, for today, stands over, until Order of the Day No. 12 has been disposed of.

          

          Motion put and agreed to.

 

4.        Adjourned debate on motion on cultural development as being key to economic development. (Adjourned 10th May, 2018 –Hon. Sen. D.T. Khumalo)

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

 

           Question again proposed: That this House-

 

           NOTING that cultural development is key to economic development of the country;

 

           FURTHER NOTING that delay of devolution and cultural development has led to the underdevelopment of some areas of the country.

 

           Calls upon this House to;

a)      Support the development of local languages.

b)      Give consideration to local people where employment opportunities arise in their areas.

c)      Expedite the devolution process for planning, implementing and monitoring economic development and use of resources.

d)     Ensure inclusiveness in all government sectors such as Parastatals management boards and government ministries.  Hon. Sen. D.T. Khumalo

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. D.T. Khumalo, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chimhini: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

5.        Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 41st Plenary Assembly of the SADC – Parliamentary Forum, held in Mahe, Seychelles, from 4th to 15th July 2017 (Adjourned on 10th May, 2018 –Hon. Sen. Tawengwa).

 

           [Days elapsed: 9]

          

           Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 41st Plenary Assembly of the SADC – Parliamentary Forum, held in Mahe, Seychelles, from 4th to 15th July 2017. –Hon. Sen. Mohadi.

 

           On the motion of Hon. Sen. Tawengwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. B. Sibanda: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

6.        Adjourned debate on motion on need to address the ICT divide between rural, urban, young and old in the country (Adjourned 10th May, 2018 –Hon. Sen. Muzenda).

 

[Days elapsed: 9]

            Question again proposed: That This House-

 

       ACKNOWLEDGING the preamble of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which among  

        others recognize the need to overcome all challenges and obstacles that impede our     

        progress;

 

COGNISANT of the fact that the Information Communication Technology (ICT) is becoming an important catalyst for socio-economic development in the global economy;

NOTING the urgent need to address the ICT divide between the rural and urban and the young and the old people in our country;

ALSO NOTING that ICT illiteracy among some sections of our community is hindering economic progress and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whose theme is “leave no one behind”;

APPLAUDING government initiatives to setting up community information centers throughout the country and prioritizing ICT literacy from the Early Childhood Development (ECD) level;  

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Ministry of Information, Communication Technology and Cyber Security to-

a)      Prioritise installation of the fiber optic infrastructure in all rural areas;

b)      roll out an ICT literacy programme targeting the middle aged and rural populace in order to overcome challenges and obstacles that hinder progress;

c)      take appropriate measures to ensure internet services are easily accessible and affordable

d)     expedite the Cyber Crime Bill in order to protect citizens from online abuses. -Hon. Sen. Mavhunga.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Murwira: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

7.        Adjourned debate on motion on the rights of the elderly as prescribed by Section 82 of the Constitution. (Adjourned 9th May, 2018 – Hon. Sen. Tawengwa).

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

           Question again proposed: That this House –

 

COGNISANT of the constitutional rights of the elderly as prescribed in Section 82 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe;

AWARE of the provisions of the Older Persons Act [Chapter 17: 1]); and

DETERMINED to see older persons receive and enjoy better care and attention than they are currently getting in all spheres of life;

NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls upon government to:

a)      review and update legislation relating to the welfare and upkeep of the elderly;

 

b)      embark on training and re- orientation of society on our traditional and ubuntu values in relation to the rights and privileges of the elderly; and

 

c)      compensate those elderly who had their retirement annuities and pensions ravaged by rabid inflation.

 

And urges traditional systems and all none state actors to jealously guard against any abuse and or inconsiderate treatment of the elderly. –Hon. Sen. B. Sibanda.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. B Sibanda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Shoko: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

8.        Adjourned debate on motion on the call on the Executive to provide alternative resettlement areas for communities from Zvehamba, Mahatshe and Matankeni (Adjourned 9th May, 2018-Hon. Sen. Tawengwa).

 

 [Days elapsed: 15]

 

Question again proposed:       That this House-

 

DISTURBED by the lack of commitment by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement to provide alternative resettlement areas for communities from Zwehamba; Mahatshe; and Matankeni evicted to pave way for developmental national projects;

CONCERNED at the apparent lack of consideration for such communities who had to bear the brutal brunt of oppression in 1947 when they resisted eviction;

COGNIZANT that it is their right to enjoy the fruits and the benefits of the war of liberation in view of their heroic exploits when they resisted colonial oppression;

MINDFUL that such communities have to be involved in the Command Agriculture Programme which was launched in 2016, a year which coincided with their unscheduled evictions.

NOW THEREFORE; calls upon the Executive to expeditiously resolve the issue of providing arable land to sixty-two households from Zwehamba; Mahatshe; and Matankeni areas in the Matobo District so that they can resume their farming activities unperturbed so as to live a prosperous and stable life premised on peace and stability which is requisite in the whole of Zimbabwe – Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Bhebe: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

9.         Adjourned debate on motion on protection of consumers from corruption (Adjourned 9th May, 2018- Hon. Sen. Mawire).

 

 [Days elapsed: 19]

 

Question again proposed: That this House-

 

MINDFUL of the need to protect consumers from unscrupulous business people bent on maximizing profits at the expense of the majority of the people;

 

DESIROUS to have consumers that fully appreciate the role of the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe, the law enforcement agency and other agencies of the State that protect them from exploitation of their hard earned cash;

 

CONCERNED at the ineptitude and flippant attitude by banking institutions who cover up for their inefficiencies under the guise of network system that are always alleged to be down;

 

DISTURBED by unwarranted price hikes for goods on hire purchase that have seen consumers falling victim to malpractices by individuals who have even gone to the extent of siphoning some civil servants’ salaries without their knowledge through the Salary Service Bureau.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls for concerted efforts by the State to stamp out such corrupt practices by formulating effective Consumer friendly laws to protect Zimbabwean citizens and thereby instill a sense of confidence in the economy among our people- Hon. Sen. Mawire.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Bhebe: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

10.        Adjourned debate on motion on the report of the delegation to the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development (Adjourned 9th May, 2018- Hon. Sen. Tawengwa).

 

 [Days elapsed: 11]

 

Question again proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development held in Bali, Indonesia from 6th to 7th September, 2017- Hon. Sen. Mtshane.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen.  Chief Mtshane, seconded by Hon. Sen.  Chief Ntabeni: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

11.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Indigenisation and Empowerment on the Circumstances Surrounding the Non-Establishment of Community Share Ownership Trusts in Mudzi and Mutoko Districts. (S.C. 10, 2017). (Adjourned 9th May, 2018 – Hon. Sen. Tawengwa).

 

                                                                              [Days elapsed: 44]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report that the Thematic Committee on Indigenisation and Empowerment on the Circumstances Surrounding the Non-Establishment of Community Share Ownership Trusts in Mudzi and Mutoko Districts (S.C. 10, 2017)—Hon. Sen. Tawengwa.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Bhebe: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

12.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on

       Sustainable Development Goals on SDG No. 3 (Adjourned 9th May, 2018-

 Hon. Sen. Tawengwa).

                                                                                         

                                                                                          [Days elapsed: 51]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Sustainable Development Goals on SDG No. 3: “Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-being for all at all ages”, (S. C. 8, 2017) – Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chief Ntabeni: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

13.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the 2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture Programme (Adjourned, 9th May, 2018—Hon. Sen. Mumvuri).

 

                                                                                          [Days elapsed: 40]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the 2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture Programme (S. C. 15, 2017)- Hon. Sen. Mumvuri.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu seconded by Hon. Sen. Chief Musarurwa: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

14.       On the motion of Hon Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon Sen B. Sibanda: The Senate adjourned at seven minutes past four o’clock pm.

                                                                

 

                                                                                

E. MADZONGWE,

                                                                                      President of the Senate.

 

                                          

WEDNESDAY, 16TH MAY, 2018

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

 

  1.   THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

 

 

THAT WHEREAS, Subsection (3) of Section 327 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that an agreement which is not an international treaty but which has been concluded or executed by the President or under the President’s authority with one or more foreign Organisations or entities and imposes fiscal obligations on Zimbabwe does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, the loan Agreement between the   Government of Zimbabwe and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) relating to US$15 million Loan Agreement to co – finance the Smallholder Irrigation Revitalisation Project (SIRP) IN Manicaland, Masvingo, Midlands and Matabeleland South Provinces;

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (3) of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved.

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

 

THAT WHEREAS, Subsection (3) of Section 327 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that an agreement which is not an international treaty but which has been concluded or executed by the President or under the President’s authority with one or more foreign Organisations or entities and imposes fiscal obligations on Zimbabwe does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, the loan Agreement between the   Government of Zimbabwe and Export – Import Bank of China relating to the Development and upgrading of the Robert Mugabe International Airport being implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe was concluded  on 4 April 2018 in Beijing, China; and

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (3) of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved.

 

  1. THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

 

THAT WHEREAS in terms of Section 2 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act [Chapter 10:07], on 24th July 2015, the President through Proclamation No. 8 of 2015 (Statutory Instrument No. 80 of 2015), established a Commission of Inquiry in the Conversion Process used in the Conversion of pensions and Insurance Benefits from Zimbabwean 

Dollars to United States Dollars to provide the Insurance and Pensions Industry a transparent process for addressing the afore – said conversion;

 

WHEREAS further to the said Proclamation, the Commission chaired by justice (Rtd) L.G. Smith produced a Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Conversion of Insurance and Pension Values from the Zimbabwe Dollar to the United State Dollar dated March 2017;

 

WHEREAS the Commission of Inquiry was, in the opinion of the President, for the public welfare;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the House is requested to take note of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the conversion of Insurance and Pension Values from the Zimbabwe Dollar to the United States Dollar dated March 2017; as tabled by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

 

4.        second reading: Electoral Amendment Bill, (H. B. 6A, 2016)The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

5.       second reading: Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Amendment Bill, (Debt Assumption) Bill [H. B. 2, 2018]The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

6.        second reading: Insolvency Bill, [H. B. 11, 2016]The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

7.        Committee:  To resume on an Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 79 of 2017-Agricultural Marketing Authority (Command Agriculture Scheme for Domestic Crop, Livestock and Fisheries Production) Regulations, 2017(Progress reported— 11th April, 2018)- Hon. Samukange.

 

8.        Adjourned debate on motion on cultural development as being key to economic development. (Adjourned 15th May, 2018 –Hon. Sen. D.T. Khumalo)

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

           Question proposed: That this House-

 

           NOTING that cultural development is key to economic development of the country;

 

           FURTHER NOTING that delay of devolution and cultural development has led to the underdevelopment of some areas of the country.

 

           Calls upon this House to;

e)      Support the development of local languages.

f)       Give consideration to local people where employment opportunities arise in their areas.

g)      Expedite the devolution process for planning, implementing and monitoring economic development and use of resources.

h)      Ensure inclusiveness in all government sectors such as Parastatals management boards and government ministries.  Hon. Sen. D.T. Khumalo

 

9.        Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 41st Plenary Assembly of the SADC – Parliamentary Forum, held in Mahe, Seychelles, from 4th to 15th July 2017 (Adjourned on 15th May, 2018 –Hon. Sen. Mathuthu).

 

           [Days elapsed: 10]

          

           Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 41st Plenary Assembly of the SADC – Parliamentary Forum, held in Mahe, Seychelles, from 4th to 15th July 2017. –Hon. Sen. Mohadi.

 

10.      Adjourned debate on motion on need to address the ICT divide between rural, urban, young and old in the country (Adjourned 15th May, 2018 –Hon. Sen. Mathuthu).

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

            Question proposed: That This House-

 

       ACKNOWLEDGING the preamble of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which among  

        others recognize the need to overcome all challenges and obstacles that impede our     

        progress;

 

COGNISANT of the fact that the Information Communication Technology (ICT) is becoming an important catalyst for socio-economic development in the global economy;

NOTING the urgent need to address the ICT divide between the rural and urban and the young and the old people in our country;

ALSO NOTING that ICT illiteracy among some sections of our community is hindering economic progress and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whose theme is “leave no one behind”;

APPLAUDING government initiatives to setting up community information centers throughout the country and prioritizing ICT literacy from the Early Childhood Development (ECD) level;  

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Ministry of Information, Communication Technology and Cyber Security to-

e)      Prioritise installation of the fiber optic infrastructure in all rural areas;

f)       roll out an ICT literacy programme targeting the middle aged and rural populace in order to overcome challenges and obstacles that hinder progress;

g)      take appropriate measures to ensure internet services are easily accessible and affordable

h)      expedite the Cyber Crime Bill in order to protect citizens from online abuses. -Hon. Sen. Mavhunga.

11.      Adjourned debate on motion on the rights of the elderly as prescribed by Section 82 of the Constitution. (Adjourned 15th May, 2018 – Hon. Sen. B. Sibanda).

 

[Days elapsed: 11]

 

           Question proposed: That this House –

 

COGNISANT of the constitutional rights of the elderly as prescribed in Section 82 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe;

AWARE of the provisions of the Older Persons Act [Chapter 17: 1]); and

DETERMINED to see older persons receive and enjoy better care and attention than they are currently getting in all spheres of life;

NOW, THEREFORE, this House calls upon government to:

d)     review and update legislation relating to the welfare and upkeep of the elderly;

 

e)      embark on training and re- orientation of society on our traditional and ubuntu values in relation to the rights and privileges of the elderly; and

 

f)       compensate those elderly who had their retirement annuities and pensions ravaged by rabid inflation.

 

And urges traditional systems and all none state actors to jealously guard against any abuse and or inconsiderate treatment of the elderly. –Hon. Sen. B. Sibanda.

12.      Adjourned debate on motion on the call on the Executive to provide alternative resettlement areas for communities from Zvehamba, Mahatshe and Matankeni (Adjourned 15th May, 2018-Hon. Sen. Mathuthu).

 

 [Days elapsed: 16]

 

Question proposed:     That this House-

 

DISTURBED by the lack of commitment by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement to provide alternative resettlement areas for communities from Zwehamba; Mahatshe; and Matankeni evicted to pave way for developmental national projects;

CONCERNED at the apparent lack of consideration for such communities who had to bear the brutal brunt of oppression in 1947 when they resisted eviction;

COGNIZANT that it is their right to enjoy the fruits and the benefits of the war of liberation in view of their heroic exploits when they resisted colonial oppression;

MINDFUL that such communities have to be involved in the Command Agriculture Programme which was launched in 2016, a year which coincided with their unscheduled evictions.

NOW THEREFORE; calls upon the Executive to expeditiously resolve the issue of providing arable land to sixty-two households from Zwehamba; Mahatshe; and Matankeni areas in the Matobo District so that they can resume their farming activities unperturbed so as to live a prosperous and stable life premised on peace and stability which is requisite in the whole of Zimbabwe – Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa.

13.       Adjourned debate on motion on protection of consumers from corruption (Adjourned 15th May, 2018- Hon. Sen. Mathuthu).

 

 [Days elapsed: 20]

 

Question proposed: That this House-

 

MINDFUL of the need to protect consumers from unscrupulous business people bent on maximizing profits at the expense of the majority of the people;

 

DESIROUS to have consumers that fully appreciate the role of the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe, the law enforcement agency and other agencies of the State that protect them from exploitation of their hard earned cash;

 

CONCERNED at the ineptitude and flippant attitude by banking institutions who cover up for their inefficiencies under the guise of network system that are always alleged to be down;

 

DISTURBED by unwarranted price hikes for goods on hire purchase that have seen consumers falling victim to malpractices by individuals who have even gone to the extent of siphoning some civil servants’ salaries without their knowledge through the Salary Service Bureau.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls for concerted efforts by the State to stamp out such corrupt practices by formulating effective Consumer friendly laws to protect Zimbabwean citizens and thereby instill a sense of confidence in the economy among our people- Hon. Sen. Mawire.

 

14.        Adjourned debate on motion on the report of the delegation to the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development (Adjourned 15th May, 2018- Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane).

 

 [Days elapsed: 12]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development held in Bali, Indonesia from 6th to 7th September, 2017- Hon. Sen. Mtshane.

 

15.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Indigenisation and Empowerment on the Circumstances Surrounding the Non-Establishment of Community Share Ownership Trusts in Mudzi and Mutoko Districts. (S.C. 10, 2017). (Adjourned 15th May, 2018 – Hon. Sen. Mathuthu).

 

                                                                              [Days elapsed: 45]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report that the Thematic Committee on Indigenisation and Empowerment on the Circumstances Surrounding the Non-Establishment of Community Share Ownership Trusts in Mudzi and Mutoko Districts (S.C. 10, 2017)—Hon. Sen. Tawengwa.

 

16.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on

       Sustainable Development Goals on SDG No. 3 (Adjourned 15th May, 2018-

 Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane).

                                                                                         

                                                                                          [Days elapsed: 52]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Sustainable Development Goals on SDG No. 3: “Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-being for all at all ages”, (S. C. 8, 2017) – Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane.

 

17.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the 2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture Programme (Adjourned, 15th May, 2018—Hon. Sen. Mathuthu).

 

                                                                                          [Days elapsed: 41]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the 2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture Programme (S. C. 15, 2017)- Hon. Sen. Mumvuri.

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                                      THURSDAY, 17TH MAY 2018

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

      QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

  *        QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development:

 

a)      To explain the Ministry’s policy with regards to ensuring that all imported vehicles that are currently parked in most areas of the country pay taxes to the government;

b)      To further explain why they are parked when they are already in the country;

c)      How these vehicles got into the country when they are not being used for their intended purposes.

d)     To state whether citizens are fully conversant with laws governing the importation of vehicles and the consequences of breaching such laws.

 

[Transferred 5th October, 2017]

 

*2.       Hon. Sen Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting

            Services:

                          a) To explain the misinformation by the Ministry relating to the alleged $10                                       000,00 payments per month for what was owed to Zimbabwe Music Rights

                              Association (ZIMURA) in 2010, when in fact the Zimbabwe Broadcasting

                              Cooperation (ZBC) had only paid $30 000 as at 18 October 2017 as

                              opposed to $90 000 which should have been paid by that time.

 

                          b) To inform the House when the Ministry intends to clear arrears to

                   ZIMURA in excess of $650 000 which were accrued over a seven year

                  period.

 

c)  To state how the Ministry will assist musicians to receive royalties, in     view of the fact that many of them live in abject poverty.

 

                                                                                   [Deferred from 2nd November, 2017]

 

*3.      Hon. Sen. Sibanda B.:  To ask the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare to explain to the House the Ministry’s position in considering current method of selecting social welfare beneficiaries of food distribution through nomination by gathered villagers and to furnish the House if the Ministry considers reviewing this approach to ensure that a more rational and professional method is adopted.

         

                                                                                     [Deferred from 2nd November, 2017]

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

 

 Thursday, 17th May 2018

 

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. 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. 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—Ms. E. Masara)

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No.413

 

Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen.   Mavhunga 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. 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. Murwira T, 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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