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SENATE VOTES 23 MAY 2019 NO 45

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PARLIAMENT
 
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ZIMBABWE
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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION - NINTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSDAY, 23RD MAY, 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.,

Chikwaka Chief

Chimbudzi

Chinake V.,

Chirongoma J. M.,

Chitanga Chief,

Chundu Chief,

Dube A.,

Dube M. R.,

Femai M.,

Gumpo S.,

Gwaradzimba E.,

Gweshe K.,

Hungwe J. D,

Hungwe S. O,

Khupe W.,

Komichi M.,

Makone T. M.,

Makumbe Chief,

Maluleke O. M.,

Mavetera T.,

Mathuthu T.,

Matiirira A.,

Matsiwo Chief,

Mavhunga M.,

Mkhwebu A.,

Moeketsi V.,

Moyo S. K.,

Mpofu B.,

Mpofu S.,

Munzverengwi A.,

Muronzi M.,

Muzenda V. T.,

Mwonzora T. D.,

Ncube S.,

Ndlovu M.,

Ndlovu P.,

Nechombo Chief,

Ngezi Chief,

Nhema Chief,

Nyathi R.,

Rambanepasi C.,

Rwambiwa E.,

Sekeramayi S. T.,

Shoko G.,

Shumba C.,

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

Hon. Matemadanda V, Hon. Mhlanga J, Hon. Prof. Murwira A, Hon. Ndlovu M, Hon. Ziyambi Z.

Printed by Order of the Senate

Absent with leave

Hon. Haritatos V. P., Hon. Sen. Malinga J. T.

1. The Deputy President of the Senate expressed disappointment on the low turnout of Ministers at the commencement of Question Time and indicated that the necessary measures would be taken to ensure Ministers attend Question Time.

2. The Deputy President of the Senate informed the House that Hon. Senators were invited to a cooking competition at the inaugural Food and Cultural Festival to be held on Friday, 24 May, 2019 at the Harare Gardens after the official opening scheduled from 1100 to 1230 hours. Hon. Senators are requested to liaise with the Public Relations Department for more information about the event.

3. Questions without notice.

4. Questions with notice.

5. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 1 and Orders of the Day Nos. 2 to 4, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 6 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

6. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 22nd

May, 2019- Hon. Sen. Muzenda).

 

[Time elapsed: 4 hour 48 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. S. K. Moyo.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

7. Second Reading: Tripartite Negotiating Forum Bill, (H. B. 5A, 2018)- The of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (for the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare).

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

(House in Committee)

Clauses 1 to 21 and Schedules 1 to 4, put and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

Third Reading, with leave ,forthwith.

Bill read a third time.

8. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 1, for today, stands over until Order of the Day No. 2 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

9. Adjourned debate on motion on the recurrence of outbreaks of veld fires with

devastating effects on the environment (Adjourned 21st May, 2019- Hon. Sen. Gumpo).

 

 

[Days elapsed: 21]

Question again proposed : That this House-

 

CONCERNED by the recurrence of outbreaks of veld fires with devastating effects on the environment such as deforestation, land degradation and siltation of rivers which in turn affects agricultural production and ultimately the economy;

ENCOURAGED by His Excellency, the President’s call for good environmental management practices in His Official Opening Speech of the Ninth Parliament;

WORRIED that the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and other responsible authorities of Government are failing to control the outbreak of veld fires;

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon-

a) the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing; and Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture to intensify awareness campaigns on the effects of veld fires and ensure stringent penalties in relevant legislation against perpetrators; and

b) inculcate the dangers of veld fires from primary education level with a broader view of fostering cultural change- Hon. Sen. Gumpo.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

10. On the motion of the Minister of State for Manicaland Province: The Senate adjourned at twenty-seven minutes to five o’clock pm until Tuesday, 28th May at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

LT. GEN. (RTD.) M. R. NYAMBUYA, Deputy President of the Senate.

 

 

TUESDAY, 28TH MAY, 2019

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

1. Second Reading: Companies and Other Business Entities Bill (H. B. 8A, 2018)- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs .

2. HON. SEN. CHIEF NECHOMBO

HON. SEN. CHIEF MTSHANE

That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the AfrEA Conference

on Monitoring and Evaluation held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 11 th to 15th March 2019.

 

3. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Annual Report (Adjourned 22nd May, 2019-Hon. Sen. Muzenda).

[Days elapsed: 14]

Question 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 of the year ended December 2017 (S.C.1, 2019 )- Hon Sen. Chidawu

4. Adjourned debate on the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 22nd May, 2019- Hon. Sen. Muzenda).

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

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, 30TH MAY, 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 Health and Child Care to explain the causes of blindness and jaundice in human beings and measures being taken to raise awareness in that regard.

[Deferred from 20th December, 2018]

*5. HON. SEN. MPOFU S: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to clarify whether Nyamandlovu Clinic in Matebeleland North Province is a district hospital or health service centre and if it is a district hospital to explain why it has no resident doctor.

[Deferred from 31st January, 2019]

*6. HON. SEN. MPOFU S: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when a mortuary and staff houses will be constructed at Nyamandlovu Clinic in Matebeleland North Province.

[Deferred from 31st January, 2019]

 

 

*7. 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]

 

*8. 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]

*9. HON.SEN.SHOKO: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain measures being taken by the Ministry to decentralize the registration of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community based Organizations to other provinces outside Harare.

[Deferred from 28th March, 2019]

*10. 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]

 

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MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

Monday, 27th May, 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.

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.

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 4

 

Human Rights: Hon Sen. Chidawu O. (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.

 

Tuesday, 28th May, 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.

Thursday, 30th May, 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. C. Ratsakatika)

 

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—Ms. E. Masara)

 

 

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