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SENATE VOTES 19 JUNE 2019 NO 54

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No. 54

 

 

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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WEDNESDAY, 19TH JUNE 2019

 

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Half past two o’clock pm.

    

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

Members Present

Chifamba J.,

Chimbudzi A.,

Chinake V.,

Chirongoma J. M.,

Chitanga Chief,

Chundu Chief,

Dube A.,

Dube M. R.,

Gumpo S.,

Gwaradzimba E.,

Gweshe K.,

Hungwe S. O.,

Komichi M.,

Makone T. M.,

Mapungwana Chief,

Masendu Chief,

Mavetera T.,

Mathupula Chief,

Mathuthu T.,

Matiirira A.,

Matsiwo Chief,

Mavhunga M.,

Mbohwa M.,

Mkhwebu A.,

Moeketsi V.,

Mohadi T. B.,

Moyo S. K.,

Mpofu B.,

Mpofu S.,

Mudzuri E.,

Munzverengwi A.,

Muronzi M.,

Muzenda V. T.,

Mwonzora T. D.,

Ncube S.,

Ndlovu M.,

Ndlovu P.,

Nechombo Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Nhema Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyambuya  (Lt. Gen. Rtd.) M. R.,

Nyangazonke Chief,

Nyathi R.,

Phuthi M.,

Rambanepasi C.,

Rwambiwa E.,

Sekeramayi S. T.,

Shumba C.,

Siansali Chief,

Sinampande H.,

Timire R.,

Timveos L.,

Tongogara A. K.,

Tsomondo B.,

Wunganayi T.,

Zivira H.

 

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

 

Printed by Order of the Senate  

Absent with leave

Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M.

 

1.         The President of the Senate reminded the Senate that there would be half-day ICT

Literacy Training sessions for Members of Parliament, at the TelOne Learning Centre, near the Harare Showgrounds in Belvedere, from 17th June to 12nd July 2019. She advised the Senate that training for the second Group would start on Thursday, 20 June 2019 and Senators would register with officers from the Information Technology Department stationed at the Members’ Dining Hall during sittings.

 

2.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Speaker of National       Assembly, Hon. Advocate J. F. Mudenda’s Bilateral Visit to the Shura Advisory          Council, Doha, Qatar, 30th March to 4th April, (Adjourned 18th June, 2019 – The     Minister of State for Mashonaland East Province)

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Speaker of National Assembly, Hon. Advocate J. F. Mudenda’s Bilateral Visit to the Shura Advisory Council, Doha, Qatar, 30th March to 4th April,Hon. Sen. Chief

Mtshane

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

3.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the AfrEA        

Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (Adjourned 13th June, 2019 –Hon. Sen. Chief. Chundu )

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwean delegation to the AfrEA Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation held in Abidjan, Cote d’lvoire from 11th to 15th March 2019 – Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo.

 

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

 

4.         The President of the Senate recognized, the presence in the President of the Senate’s

gallery, of students and teachers from Seke 1 High School in Chitungwiza.

  

5.         Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Annual Report (Adjourned 12th   June, 2019-The Minister of State for Mashonaland East Province).

 

 

[Days elapsed:  21]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Annual Report for the year ended December 2017 (S.C.1, 2019)- Hon Sen. Chief Mathupula)

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

6.         Adjourned debate on the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of            the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 12th June, 2019- Hon. Sen. Mohadi).

 

[Days elapsed:  11]

  

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held at Joachim Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique from 6th November to 8th December 2018.- Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mohadi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Shumba: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

7.         On the motion of the Minister of State for Mashonaland East Province: The Senate adjourned at eighteen minutes past three o’clock pm.           

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       M. M. CHINOMONA,      

President of the Senate.

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 20TH JUNE, 2019

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS.

 

* QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1.       HON. SEN. TIMVEOS: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state whether Chinese businesses operating in the mining sector are paying any royalties to Government and if so, to advise on the total amount paid in 2017.

                                                            

  [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

*2.       Hon. SEN. Mohadi: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural    Development to update the House on progress made by the Ministry on fencing the       Bulawayo- Beitbridge as a remedial measure to keep away stray animals along the      road.

 

 [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

                                 

*3.       HON. SEN. CHIEF CHIKWAKA: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary

Education to advise on government’s policy regarding students who dropped out of school due to the fact that their parents could not afford to pay incentives that were required by teachers before the year 2013, resulting in such students being a menace to the communities.

 

[Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

 

*4.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and   Hospitality Industry to state measures being taken to safeguard wild animals from   veld fires.

  [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

 

*5.       HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to explain measures being taken by the Ministry protect            communities near game reserves from stray wild animals and whether there is any        form of compensation in the event of an attack.

           

[Deferred from 20th December, 2018]

 

*6.       HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to explain measures being taken to protect the environment from veld fires during the dry season and whether the Ministry has any plans to educate members of the public on the effects of deforestation or offer any incentives to individuals who do not engage in practices that harm the environment.

 

*7.       Hon. Sen. Shoko: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development to state when the Ministry would bring up a bill to ensure both genders are equally represented in all government institutions and agencies as provided in 17 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

[Deferred from 28th March, 2019]

 

*8.       HON. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development to:

a)      explain the criteria used by the Women’s Bank to disburse loans;

b)      state the number of people who have received the loans to date per province;

c)      state whether women with disabilities have benefitted from the loans;

d)     apprise the House on the performance of the loans and the number of beneficiaries who have paid back to date; and

e)      highlight the measures being taken to deal with defaulters.

 

*9.       HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development to state the current number of women with disabilities in the country by age and per province.

 

*10.     HON. SEN. DUBE A: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when the construction of student nurses’ accommodation at Tsholotsho District Hospital will be completed.

*11.     HON. SEN. DUBE A: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to advise the House on whether the Government has plans to assist people who were affected by Cyclone Eline in Tsholotsho to rebuild their houses considering that they have been living in make-shift shelter since 2016.

*12.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain measures being taken to reduce conflicts in relation to boundaries between traditional leaders.

*13.     HON. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to explain measures being taken by the Ministry to meet the surge in demand for passports which is evident in the long queues at the Registrar General’s Office.

*14.     HON. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to explain efforts being made to facilitate gender equality within the Ministry.

*15.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to apprise the House on measures being taken to preserve local cultural values and whether the Government is collaborating with other key players such as traditional leaders and the education system in this regard.

*16.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services to explain measures being taken to utilise the media as part of early warning for disasters systems so as to prevent loss of human life.

*17.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services to state when information centres will be established in Mount Darwin to improve access to information by youths and school children.

*18.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to explain measures being taken to ensure gender equality in appointment of Commissioners to independent Commissions.

*19.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to explain measures being taken to end child marriages which are on the rise in Zimbabwe.

*20.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement to explain whether Government has any plans to utilise the Zunde RaMambo concept as a drought mitigation strategy.

*21.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation to explain measures being taken to encourage and support youths to start their own businesses in order to create employment in the country.

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

1.                  Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Speaker of National Assembly, Hon. Advocate J. F. Mudenda’s Bilateral Visit to the Shura Advisory      Council, Doha, Qatar, 30th March to 4th April, (Adjourned 19th June, 2019 – Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

 

 Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Speaker of   

 National Assembly, Hon. Advocate J. F. Mudenda’s Bilateral Visit to the Shura

 Advisory Council, Doha, Qatar, 30th March to 4th April,Hon. Sen. Chief

  Mtshane

 

2.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the AfrEA        

Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (Adjourned 19th June, 2019 –Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo)

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwean delegation to the AfrEA Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation held in Abidjan, Cote d’lvoire from 11th to 15th March 2019 – Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo.

  

3.         Adjourned debate on the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of            the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 19th June, 2019- Hon. Sen. Mohadi).

 

[Days elapsed:  12]

  

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held at Joachim Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique from 6th November to 8th December 2018.- Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

4.         Committee: To resume on the Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 247 of 2018, Agricultural Marketing Authority (Command Agriculture Scheme for Domestic Crop, Livestock and Fisheries Production) Regulations, 2018 published in the Gazette during the month of November, 2018. (progress reported 5th March) – Hon. Samukange.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 25TH JUNE 2019

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

Hon. Sen. Wunganayi

Hon. Sen. Timveos

 

That this House:

 

COGNISANT that Section 77 (a) recognises the right of every person to safe, clean and potable water;

 

DEEPLY CONCERNED by the perennial shortage of clean and portable water in most towns and growth points, which has over the years greatly contributed to an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid;

 

NOTING that according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, more than US$50 million was utilised in containing cholera outbreak during the year 2018 alone;

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon Government to urgently allocate foreign currency to local authorities for the development of water infrastructure in towns and growth points and purchasing water treatment chemicals.

 

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MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

Thursday, 20th June, 2019

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 3

 

            Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen. Mbohwa M. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chirongoma J. M; Hon. Chief Chitanga, Hon. Sen. Chief Chikwaka; Hon. Sen.      Chief Chundu; Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Femai M; Hon. Sen. Komichi M;            Hon. Sen. Makone T; Hon. Malinga J. T; Hon. Sen Mpofu B; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu P;            Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo; Hon. Chief Nembire; Hon. Sen. Chief Nhema; Hon. Sen. Chief  Nyangazonke; Hon. Sen. Phuti M; Hon. Sen. Rambanepasi C; Hon. Sen.     Tsomondo B; Hon. Sen. Zivira H. (Committee Clerk - Mr. B. M. Nyathi)

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 4

 

            Peace and Security: Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa P. D. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen.   Chabuka K; Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira; Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen.    Chimbudzi A; Hon. Sen. Dube M. R; Hon. Sen. Komichi M; Hon. Sen. Makone T;      Hon. Sen. Chief Makumbe; Hon. Sen. Chief Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T;    Hon. Sen. Matiirira A; Hon. Sen. Chief Matsiwo; Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu A; Hon.     Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen. Moyo S. K; Hon. Sen. Mudzuri E; Hon. Sen.          Mwonzora D; Hon. Sen. Ncube S; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu M; Hon. Sen. Chief Ngezi;        Hon.    Sen. Chief Ngungumbane; Hon. Sen. Chief Ntabeni; Hon. Sen. Nyathi R;            Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali; Hon. Sen. Dr. Sekeramayi S. T; Hon. Sen. Sinampande H.             M; Hon. Sen. Timveos L. (Committee Clerk—Mr. W. Marume)

Monday, 24th June, 2019

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 3

 

Gender Development and Empowerment: Hon Sen. Ncube S. (Chairperson);

            Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen. Chief Chikwaka; Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi A; Hon.             Sen. Hungwe O; Hon. Sen. Khupe W; Hon. Sen.  Mavetera T; Hon.Sen. Moeketsi         V; Hon. Sen. Mpofu   S; Hon. Sen. Muronzi M; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu P; Hon. Sen.         Chief Nembire; Hon. Sen.      Nyathi R; Hon. Sen. Timire R; Hon. Sen. Chief      Nhema; Hon. Sen. Nyathi R; Hon. Sen. Timire R;    Hon. Sen. Wunganai T; Hon.    Sen. Zivira H. (Committee Clerk - Mr. L. Majoni)

 

At 1400 hours in the National Assembly

 

            HIV and AIDS: Hon. Sen. Femai M. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chief Chitanga;

            Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Chabuka K; Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen.          Chirongoma J. M; Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Dube M. R; Hon. Sen. Komichi M;   Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M; Hon. Sen. Chief  Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T;           Hon. Sen. Matiirira A; Hon. Sen. Chief Matsiwo; Hon. Sen. Dr. Mavetera T; Hon.        Sen. Mbowa M; Hon. Sen.     Mkhwebu A; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu M; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu             P; Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa P. D; Hon. Sen. Phuthi M; Hon. Sen. Rambanepasi C;        Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali;             Hon.    Sen. Shoko G; Hon. Sen. Sinampande H. M;             Hon. Sen. Timveos L; Hon. Sen. Tongogara A; Hon. Sen. Tsomondo B. (Committee       Clerk - Mrs. E. Mafuruse)

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 4

 

            Human Rights: Hon Sen. Dr. Sekeramayi S. T. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chief

            Charumbira Hon. Sen. Chinake V; Hon. Sen. Gumpo S; Hon. Sen. Gweshe K; Hon.          Sen. Chief             Makumbe; Hon. Sen. Chief Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Chief Masendu;        Hon. Chief      Mathupula; Hon. Sen. Mavetera T; Hon. Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen.   Mwonzora D;              Hon. Sen. Muzenda T. V; Hon. Sen. Chief Ngezi; Hon. Sen.      Chief  Ntabeni; Hon. Sen. Chief Nyangazonke; Hon. Sen. Shumba C; Hon. Sen.        Rwambiwa E. (Committee Clerk - Mr. K. Usai)

 

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 413

 

            Sustainable Development Goals: Hon Sen. Chief Mtshane K. (Chairperson);       Hon. Sen. Chidawu O; Hon. Sen. Chinake V; Hon. Sen. Chief Chundu; Hon.     Sen. Gweshe K; Hon. Sen.  Hungwe O. S; Hon. Sen. Khupe W; Hon. Sen.       Maluleke         O. M; Hon. Sen. Chief Masendu; Hon. Sen.Chief Mathupula; Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V;           Hon. Sen. Mpofu B; Hon. Sen. Mpofu S;  Hon. Sen. Mudzuri E; Hon. Sen. Muzenda         T.V; Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo; Hon. Sen. Rwambiwa E; Hon. Sen. Shoko G;    Hon.             Sen.Shumba C; Hon. Sen.Timire R;   Hon. Sen. Tongogara A. K; Hon. Sen.           Wunganayi T. (Committee Clerk - Mr. B. Vangiranai)

 

 

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