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SENATE VOTES 23 FEBRUARY 2016 NO 26

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No. 26

 

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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TueSDAY, 23rd FEBRUARY, 2016

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Half past two o’clock pm.

President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Bhebhe M,

Bhobho H,

Buka F,

Chabuka K,

Charumbira Chief,

Chiduku Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini D. A,

Chimutengwende C.C.C,

Chipanga T.S,

Chisunga Chief,

Chitanga Chief,

Dandawa Chief,

Gampu Chief IV,

Goto R,

Hlalo M.M,

Jadagu G. T

Juba A,

Khumalo D.T,

Komichi M,

Machaya J.M.K,

Machingaifa T,

Mabhugu F.E,

Makore J,

Makwarimba C,

Manyeruke J,

Marava M,

Marozva Chief,

Mashavakure N,

Masuku A,

Mathuthu T.A,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mawire J,

Mkwebu A,

Mlotshwa S,

Moeketsi V.

Mohadi T.B,

Mumvuri D.D.E,

Musaka M. B,

Musarurwa Chief,

Ncube S,

Ndlovu J,

Nebiri Chief,

Nembire Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyambuya M. R,

Nyathi R,

Shiri A,

Siansali Chief,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Sinampande H,

Tawengwa C.Z,

Timveos L,

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with Leave

 

Hon. Sen. Chizema C.; Hon. Sen. T. Makone, Hon Sen Mtshane Chief,; Hon Sen Chief Nyagazonke.

 

  1. Bill received from the National Assembly­-

Date Received

 

Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill [H.B.2B, 2015]…18th February 2016.

 

  1. The President of the Senate informed the House of the following appointments to the

   membership of Thematic Committees:

 

  • Sen. Chipanga T.S would serve on the Thematic Committees on Peace and Security and Human Rights.

 

  • Sen. Makwarimba C. would serve on the Thematic Committees on Human Rights and Millennium Development Goals.

 

  1. The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services moved: That

     Order of the Day No.1, for today, stands over, until Order of the Day No. 4. has been disposed of.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 2nd

   February, 2016-The Deputy Minister for Media Information and Broadcasting

   Services)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 22 minutes]

 

Question again 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.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Tawengwa,, seconded by Hon. Sen. Masuku: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the socio-economic conditions in the country

           (Adjourned 3rd February, 2016- Hon. Sen. B. Sibanda).

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question again proposed: That this House -

                                                              

CONCERNED about the socio – economic conditions in the nation which are direct

result of:

(a) A heavily underperforming agricultural sector;

(b) A collapsed and continually collapsing industrial sector;

(c) Unchecked corruption perpetrated at the higher echelons of society;

 

NOTING that there have been no concerted and consistent efforts over the past 20 years to stem economic decline, except during the brief period of the inclusive government, in spite the numerous economic blueprints produced by government including ZIMASSET;

 

WORRIED about the looming food shortages especially in the southern and eastern regions as a result of inter alia, continued poor performance in the agricultural sector;

 

ALARMED by the number of organisations, including the private sector, parastatal and government itself, that are either downsizing or downright closing down;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED about the collapse of the formal sector and close to total substitution of this sector by the informal sector;

 

            NOW THEREFORE calls upon government to;

 

  • Convene a national stake holders Indaba to address these critical national

     economic challenges;

(b) Stop high level corruption which will emasculate recovery programs;

(c) Make concerted efforts to resuscitate international FDI and domestic investment

     to jump start the economy; and

(d) Improve domestic productivity through export incentive and productivity based

remuneration.- Hon. B. Sibanda

 

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Parliament of Zimbabwe Delegation to the

7th World Water Conference (Adjourned 3rd February, 2015- Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa).

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Parliament

of Zimbabwe Delegation to the 7th World Water Conference held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from the 13th to 16th April 2015- Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa.

 

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Marava: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services.: The Senate adjourned at eighteen minutes past three o’clock pm.

 

 

 

  1. MADZONGWE,

                                                                                                            President of the Senate.

 

           

WEDNESDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY, 2016

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. SECOND READING: General Laws Amendment Bill (H.B 3A, 2015)-The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.  

           

  1.    Second Reading: Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (H.B. 2B, 2015) – The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Mawire

            Hon. Sen. Manyeruke

           

  ACKNOWLEDGING that Traditional Leaders play a pivotal role in local Government administration and yet they are not given the 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.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 23rd   February, 2016-Hon. Sen. Tawengwa)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 22 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. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Parliament of Zimbabwe Delegation to the

7th World Water Conference (Adjourned 23rd February, 2015- Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa).

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

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

Delegation to the 7th World Water Conference held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from the

13th to 16th April 2015- Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY, 2016

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS.

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Goto: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to state the measures the Ministry has put in place to control fertilizer prices in order to protect consumers from being prejudiced by unscrupulous dealers.

 

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to explain

  • The advantages of market research;
  • And to further explain why market research is indispensable; and
  • How market research assists in the monitoring of growth of companies as well as that of competitors.

                                                                                       [Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*3.       Hon. Sen. Mashavakure: To ask the Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education what steps the government is taking to mainstream visually handicapped students into practical, technical and vocational subjects, especially at primary and secondary levels.     

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*4.       Hon. Sen. Mashavakure: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care as to when a

church hospital is made a district hospital, more specifically, does it become a    government institution or is it run as a government institution for the purpose of being a district health institutions. Does it adopt the title of “District Hospital” in titular terms only. [Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*5.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain to the House the role played by traditional leaders in supporting HIV / AIDS programmes in their communities.

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

 

*6.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House the strategies that the Ministry has put in place to support people living with HIV / AIDS in the event that Global Fund and other donors withdraw their support.

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*7.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain to the House whether the Ministry has any plans to establish a disease control centre to mitigate the challenges of HIV / AIDS.

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*8.       Hon. Sen. Sibanda B: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain why some Medical Aid Societies do not accept clients who are in the age group 60 to 65 years and to further state whether this practice is not discriminatory in view of the retirement age currently pegged at 65.

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*9.       Hon. Sen. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House;

 

  • What measures the Ministry is putting in place to effectively curb the abuse of scarce public funds, particularly in government ministries and parastatals as qualified in the Auditor General’s reports;

 

  • Which Ministries and parastatals if any, have been sanctioned for such improprieties and to state the nature of penalties applied if any, as a way of showing government seriousness to stop the rot.
  • [Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*10.     Hon. Sen. Mashavakure: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state whether it is legal for police officers at road blocks to refuse to display or disclose their Force numbers by, for example, covering them with jerseys.

 

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*11.     Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state the Ministry’s plans regarding the normalization of relations with neighboring countries that are deporting Zimbabweans for no apparent reason.

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*12.     Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state when the Ministry will electrify Beitbridge Boarder Post to enable the scanning machines work as expected.

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*13.     Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state the measures that the Ministry has put in place to curb corruption at Beitbridge and Plumtree border posts. [Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*14.     Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state the steps that the Ministry is taking to deal with human trafficking at our borders.

 

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

 

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MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

                

 

Wednesday, 24th February, 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. Chisunga Chief, Hon. Sen. Gampu IV Chief, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Hon. Sen. Makore J, 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, 25th February, 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. Chimhini D.A, Hon. Sen. Gampu Chief, Hon. Sen. Hlalo M, Hon. Sen. Jadagu G.T, Hon. Sen. Komichi M, 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. 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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