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SENATE Votes 20 JUNE 2019 No No. 55

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No. 55

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION - NINTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSDAY, 20TH JUNE 2019

 

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Half past two o’clock pm.

    

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

Members Present

Chabuka K.;

Chifamba J.,

Chimbudzi A.,

Chinake V.,

Chirongoma J. M.,

Chitanga Chief,

Chundu Chief,

Dube A.,

Dube M. R.,

Femai M.

Gumpo S.,

Gwaradzimba E.,

Gweshe K.,

Hungwe S. O.,

Komichi M.,

Makone T. M.,

Malinga J.T.

Mapungwana 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.,

Muronzi M.,

Mutsvangwa M.

Muzenda V. T.,

Mwonzora T. D.,

Ncube S.,

Ndlovu M.,

Ndlovu P.,

Nechombo Chief,

Nhema Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyambuya  (Lt. Gen. Rtd.) M. R.,

Nyangazonke Chief,

Nyathi R.,

Rambanepasi C.,

Rwambiwa E.,

Shumba C.,

Siansali Chief,

Sinampande H.,

Timire R.,

Timveos L.,

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 Group 3 for the Half-day ICT

Literacy Training Sessions would be starting on Tuesday, 25 June, 2019 and that Honourable Members who had not registered for Groups 4, 5 and 6 were requested to do so on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 in the afternoon.

 

2.         Questions without notice.

 

3.         Hon. Sen. Timveos, seconded by Hon. S. Ncube, moved: That time for Questions without notice be extended by fifteen minutes.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

4.         Questions with notice.

5.         The Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry presented a ministerial statement on the African elephants.

6.         On the motion of the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: The Senate adjourned at twelve minutes to five o’clock pm until Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       M. M. CHINOMONA,      

President of the Senate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 16TH JULY 2019

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

1.         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.

 

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 19th June, 2019 – Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

 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

 

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 19th June, 2019 –Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo)

 

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

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.

  

4.         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:  13]

  

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

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 18TH 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 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.

                                                                        [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

 

*5.       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.

                                                                                    [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

 

*6.       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.

                                                                                    [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

 

*7.       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.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

 

*8.       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.

                                                                                    [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

 

*9.       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.

                                                                                    [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

 

*10.     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.

                                                                                    [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

 

*11.     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.

                                                                                    [Deferred from 20th June, 2019]

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MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

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)

 

Thursday, 27th 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)

 

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