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SENATE VOTES 28 MARCH 2017 NO 43

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No. 43

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

 

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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FOURTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

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TueSDAY, 28th MARCH, 2017

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Half past Two o’clock pm.

President of the Senate in the Chair.

    

Carter M.N,

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,

Gwenzi Chief,

Juba A,

Komichi M,

Machingaifa T,

Mabugu F.E,

Makone T,

Makwarimba C,

Maluleke O,

Manyeruke J,

Marava M,

Marozva Chief,

Masendu Chief,

Mashavakure N,

Masuku A,

Mkhwebu A,

Mtshane Chief,

Mumvuri D.D.E,

Muronzi M,

Murwira T,

Mutsvangwa M,

Ncube S,

Ndlovu J,

Nebiri Chief,

Nembire Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Nyamukoho Chief,

Nyathi R,

Siansali Chief,

Sinampande H,

Tawengwa C.Z,

 

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

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with Leave

Hon. Sen. Bhebe M, Hon. Sen. Chizema C,  Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Hon. Sen. Mohadi Hon. Sen. Moyo S.K, Hon. Sen. Ntabeni Chief.

  

 

1.         The President of the Senate informed the House that there would be a Catholic Service on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017, at 1145 hours, in the Senate Chamber and that all Members who are Catholics and Non-Catholic were being invited.

 

 

 

                                                     

 

2.         Second Reading: ZEP-RE (Membership of Zimbabwe and Branch Office Agreement) Bill, (H.B.9, 2016)The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

 

 

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

                                                           

(Senate in Committee)

           

            Clauses 1 to 4 and schedule put and agreed to.

           

            Bill to be reported without amendment.

           

                                                (Senate resumed)

 

            Bill reported without amendment.

 

            Third Reading, with leave, forthwith.

 

            Bill read the third time.

 

3.         The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, moved: That Order of the Day No.2, for today, stands over until Order of the Day No. 11, has been disposed of.

 

           Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

 

4.        Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the State of the Nation Address(Adjourned 22nd March, 2017 –The Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services).

 

                                                                                                          [Days elapsed: 18]

 

Question again proposed: That this House conveys its profound gratitude to His Excellency, the President Cde. R. G. Mugabe for addressing a joint sitting of Parliament on the State of the Nation.

 

Expresses its commitment to and support for the views contained in his address; and that a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the President, informing him

       of the sentiments of the House – Hon. Sen. Chipanga.

 

 

On the motion of the Minister of Finance and Economic Development: Debate adjourned until tomorrow 

 

 5.        Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech-(Adjourned 22nd March, 2017 – The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services).

                                                                        [Time elapsed: 2 hrs. 11 minutes]

 

Question again proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows –

 

May it please you, your Excellency 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. Rtd. Gen. Nyambuya.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Finance and Economic Development: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

6.         Adjourned debate on motion on stray dogs and other domestic animals (Adjourned 23rd March, 2017 – Hon. Sen. Mawire).

                                                                        [Days elapsed: 3]

 

           Question again proposed: That this House -

 

DISTURBED by the persistent problems posed by stray dogs and other domestic animals to their surrounding neighborhood and communities countrywide;

 

 

COGNIZANT that all animals are protected under the laws of the country;

 

CONCERNED that owners of such stray animals denigrate on their responsibilities to look after them, thereby bestowing the onus to do so on other members of the community;

                                        

INCENSED by the fact that some people have suffered from bites inflicted on them by rabid dogs and have faced challenges in getting proper medication while others have been involved in fatal accidents caused by such animals;

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Local Authorities and the Society for Prevention of cruelty to Animals to:

 

(a)    Enforce laws that do not only protect the stray animals but also safeguard the lives of people.

(b)   Prosecute owners of stray animals and also ensure that proper facilities are constructed for the safe custody of such animals- Hon Sen Mawire

 

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

 

7.         Adjourned debate on motion on alignment of the Electoral Act to the Constitution

(Adjourned 23rd M arch, 2017 – The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services)

 

[Days elapsed: 9] 

            Question again proposed:  That this House:

 

ACKNOWLEDGING the progress made by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission(ZEC) towards assuming its Constitutional mandate of ensuring that elections are conducted efficiently ,freely, fairly, transparently and in accordance with the law;

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING the financial restrictions facing ZEC due to scarcity of resources allocated by the Treasury and the interest from the international donors, including UNDP, to assist in supporting ZEC as a key pillar of democracy;

 

AWARE that the desire by government to engage the International Community as  economic partners for the development of Zimbabwe will also be enhanced by inviting the widest range of international players to observe and monitor  our national  elections;

 

AWARE that the holding of a transparent, free and fair election in 2018 will depend on the integrity of the voters roll as well as an enabling environment;

 

NOTING the slow process of aligning the Electoral Act to the constitution means that there are areas wherein ZEC is acting unconstitutionally and that there have been actions by ZEC which have not been aligned even to the Electoral Act;

 

NOW, THERFORE, calls upon

 

a)      The Government to expeditiously align the provisions on ZEC to the Constitution;

b)      ZEC to urgently engage with partners to implement the biometric voters roll in order to fulfill the Constitutional mandate;

c)      Government to align the Electoral Act with the Constitution and crate an electoral environment that complies with Article 17 of the African Union Charter on free and fair elections – Hon. Sen. Timveos

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

 

8.         Adjourned debate on motion on SADC Model law on eradicating Child Marriages (Adjourned 23rd March 2017- The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services)

 

[Days elapsed: 12]

Question again proposed: That this House:

 

     MINDFUL that the SADC Model Law is a milestone in eradicating the matrimony of the children and also in protecting those who are already in marriage;

 

APPRECIATIVE that the Model Law embraces all concepts on the prohibition of child marriages as adopted in Swaziland in 2016;

 

DESIROUS to see the end to child marriages as well as any retrogressive measures and hurdles that mitigate against the eradication of such unions;

 

NOW, THERFORE calls upon Government to domesticate provisions of the Model Law as part of our statutes-Hon Sen. Mohadi.

 

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

             

 

9.         Adjourned debate on motion on advocating for unequivocal support for the National 

School Pledge by all Members of Parliament- (Adjourned 23rd March, 2017- Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi)

                                                                                                     

  [Days elapsed: 17]

           Question again proposed: That this House:

 

APPLAUDING the noble initiatives by the Government to inculcate a culture of patriotism, unity of purpose and common desire for equality and justice as mandated by the Constitution.

 

DETERMINED to overcome any challenges that impede our resolve to cherish and uphold the fruits of our hard won independence;

 

COMMITTED to building a united and prosperous nation founded on core values of integrity and hard work anchored on the Constitution as the supreme law of the land,

 

DESIROUS to foster a strong sense of patriotism among school children as is the traditional practice in the global village.

 

NOW THEREFORE, strongly advocates for unequivocal support for the National School Pledge by all Members of Parliament- Hon Sen. Chimbudzi.  

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen  Chimbudzi ,  seconded by Hon. Sen Mumvuri: Debate adjourned until tomorrow. 

 

 

10.       Adjourned debate on motion on violence that had become a socio-political way of life among the people of Zimbabwe- (Adjourned 23rd March, 2017- Hon. Sen. B Sibanda)

                                                                                                     

  [Days elapsed: 17] 

 

           Question again  proposed: That this House:

 

NOTING that violence has become an integral part of our socio-  

           political way of life;

 

CONCERNED that we cannot build a progressive developmental nation within a violent environment;

 

CONCERNED about the violence oriented and negative legacy we are developing as a nation;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon this House:

 

a)      To denounce all forms of violence being perpetrated upon and among the

people of Zimbabwe;

 

b)      To call upon the law enforcement arms of government to enforce law and order without fear or favour;

 

c)      To admonish political parties so that they desist from the use of violence in order to impose their will on the people of Zimbabwe.

d)     To challenge the executive to fulfill its constitutional obligation by respecting human rights in terms of section 48-78 of the constitution of Zimbabwe. –Hon. Sen. B. Sibanda.

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

 

11.    Adjourned debate on motion on Zimbabwe’s low population (Adjourned  28 th  March, 2017- Hon. Sen. Musaka)

 

  [Days elapsed: 13] 

 

 Question again proposed: That this House: -

           

CONCERNED with difficulties to attract effective investors to Zimbabwe for sustainable profitable investment due to Zimbabwe’s low population;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that most non-governmental Organizations diligently promote birth control down wards instead of encouraging family planning for prolife that is population growth;

 

CURRENT world trend in population are to encourage large families so as to grow market for products;

 

Now therefore, this House resolves that the Zimbabwe Government should encourage large families as follows;

 

a)      Give incentives to families to have a minimum of eight children;

b)      NGOs and Organisation promoting birth control should now be requested to promote family growth-Hon. Sen. Musaka

 

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

 

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

Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages- (Adjourned 28th March, 2017- Hon Sen Chief Charumbira).

[Days elapsed: 36]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (S. C. 11, 2016) Hon. Sen. Makore.

 

 

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

 

13.       On the motion of Hon. Sen Chief Charumbira., seconded by Hon. Sen Makone:The Senate adjourned at   twenty minutes to four  o’clock pm.

                                                                                          

                                                                                                 E. MADZONGWE.

                                                                                                  President of the Senate.

                                           

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 29TH MARCH, 2017

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

1.         COMMITTEE:  Land Commission Bill (H.B.2A, 2016) – (The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement).

 

(See Notice of amendments)

 

2.         Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the State of the Nation Address(Adjourned 28 th  March, 2017 –The  Minister of Finance and Economic Development).

 

                                                                                                          [Days elapsed: 19]

 

Question proposed: That this House conveys its profound gratitude to His Excellency,

 the President Cde. R. G. Mugabe for addressing a joint sitting of Parliament on the

State of the Nation.

 

Expresses its commitment to and support for the views contained in his address; and that a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the President, informing him

       of the sentiments of the House – Hon. Sen. Chipanga.

 

 3.        Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech-(Adjourned 28th March, 2017 – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development).

                                                                        [Time elapsed: 2 hrs. 11 minutes]

 

Question proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows –

 

May it please you, your Excellency 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. Rtd. Gen. Nyambuya.

           

4.         Adjourned debate on motion on stray dogs and other domestic animals (Adjourned 28 th  March, 2017 – Hon. Sen. Tawengwa).

                                                                        [Days elapsed: 4]

 

           Question proposed: That this House -

 

DISTURBED by the persistent problems posed by stray dogs and other domestic animals to their surrounding neighborhood and communities countrywide;

 

 

COGNIZANT that all animals are protected under the laws of the country;

 

CONCERNED that owners of such stray animals denigrate on their responsibilities to look after them, thereby bestowing the onus to do so on other members of the community;

                                        

INCENSED by the fact that some people have suffered from bites inflicted on them by rabid dogs and have faced challenges in getting proper medication while others have been involved in fatal accidents caused by such animals;

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Local Authorities and the Society for Prevention of cruelty to Animals to:

 

(c)    Enforce laws that do not only protect the stray animals but also safeguard the lives of people.

(d)   Prosecute owners of stray animals and also ensure that proper facilities are constructed for the safe custody of such animals- Hon Sen Mawire

 

6.         Adjourned debate on motion on alignment of the Electoral Act to the Constitution

(Adjourned 28 th  M arch, 2017 – Hon Sen Tawengwa)

 

[Days elapsed: 10] 

            Question proposed:  That this House:

 

ACKNOWLEDGING the progress made by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission(ZEC) towards assuming its Constitutional mandate of ensuring that elections are conducted efficiently ,freely, fairly, transparently and in accordance with the law;

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING the financial restrictions facing ZEC due to scarcity of resources allocated by the Treasury and the interest from the international donors, including UNDP, to assist in supporting ZEC as a key pillar of democracy;

 

AWARE that the desire by government to engage the International Community as  economic partners for the development of Zimbabwe will also be enhanced by inviting the widest range of international players to observe and monitor  our national  elections;

 

AWARE that the holding of a transparent, free and fair election in 2018 will depend on the integrity of the voters roll as well as an enabling environment;

 

NOTING the slow process of aligning the Electoral Act to the constitution means that there are areas wherein ZEC is acting unconstitutionally and that there have been actions by ZEC which have not been aligned even to the Electoral Act;

 

NOW, THERFORE, calls upon

 

d)     The Government to expeditiously align the provisions on ZEC to the Constitution;

e)      ZEC to urgently engage with partners to implement the biometric voters roll in order to fulfill the Constitutional mandate;

f)       Government to align the Electoral Act with the Constitution and crate an electoral environment that complies with Article 17 of the African Union Charter on free and fair elections – Hon. Sen. Timveos

7.         Adjourned debate on motion on SADC Model law on eradicating Child Marriages (Adjourned 28th March 2017- Hon Sen Tawengwa)

 

[Days elapsed: 13]

Question proposed: That this House:

 

            MINDFUL that the SADC Model Law is a milestone in eradicating the matrimony of the children and also in protecting those who are already in marriage;

 

APPRECIATIVE that the Model Law embraces all concepts on the prohibition of child marriages as adopted in Swaziland in 2016;

 

DESIROUS to see the end to child marriages as well as any retrogressive measures and hurdles that mitigate against the eradication of such unions;

 

NOW, THERFORE calls upon Government to domesticate provisions of the Model Law as part of our statutes-Hon Sen. Mohadi.

             

8.         Adjourned debate on motion on advocating for unequivocal support for the National 

School Pledge by all Members of Parliament- (Adjourned 28th March, 2017- Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi)

                                                                                                     

  [Days elapsed: 18]

           Question proposed: That this House:

 

APPLAUDING the noble initiatives by the Government to inculcate a culture of patriotism, unity of purpose and common desire for equality and justice as mandated by the Constitution.

 

DETERMINED to overcome any challenges that impede our resolve to cherish and uphold the fruits of our hard won independence;

 

COMMITTED to building a united and prosperous nation founded on core values of integrity and hard work anchored on the Constitution as the supreme law of the land,

 

DESIROUS to foster a strong sense of patriotism among school children as is the traditional practice in the global village.

 

NOW THEREFORE, strongly advocates for unequivocal support for the National School Pledge by all Members of Parliament- Hon Sen. Chimbudzi. 

 

9.         Adjourned debate on motion on violence that had become a socio-political way of life among the people of Zimbabwe- (Adjourned 28 th March, 2017- Hon. Sen.  Tawengwa)

                                                                                                      

  [Days elapsed: 18] 

 

           Question proposed: That this House:

 

NOTING that violence has become an integral part of our socio- 

           political way of life;

 

CONCERNED that we cannot build a progressive developmental nation within a violent environment;

 

CONCERNED about the violence oriented and negative legacy we are developing as a nation;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon this House:

 

e)      To denounce all forms of violence being perpetrated upon and among the

people of Zimbabwe;

 

f)       To call upon the law enforcement arms of government to enforce law and order without fear or favour;

 

g)      To admonish political parties so that they desist from the use of violence in order to impose their will on the people of Zimbabwe.

 

h)      To challenge the executive to fulfill its constitutional obligation by respecting human rights in terms of section 48-78 of the constitution of Zimbabwe. –Hon. Sen. B. Sibanda.

10.    Adjourned debate on motion on Zimbabwe’s low population (Adjourned 28 th March, 2017- Hon. Sen.  Chief Charumbira )

 

  [Days elapsed: 13] 

 

 Question proposed: That this House: -

           

CONCERNED with difficulties to attract effective investors to Zimbabwe for sustainable profitable investment due to Zimbabwe’s low population;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that most non-governmental Organizations diligently promote birth control down wards instead of encouraging family planning for prolife that is population growth;

 

CURRENT world trend in population are to encourage large families so as to grow market for products;

 

Now therefore, this House resolves that the Zimbabwe Government should encourage large families as follows;

 

a)      Give incentives to families to have a minimum of eight children;

            NGOs and Organisation promoting birth control should now be requested to promote family growth-Hon. Sen. Musaka

 

11.        Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on

Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages- (Adjourned  28th March, 2017- Hon Sen  Chief Charumbira).  

[Days elapsed: 36]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (S. C. 11, 2016) Hon. Sen. Makore.

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 30TH MARCH, 2017

 

 

       QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain:

(a)    Whether any money has been budgeted to cater for the Shabanie Mine workers who have not been paid for the past eight years, considering that the mine managers in charge of affairs are dismissing the workers.

(b)   What criteria is being used to pay fifty dollars a month for some of the workers who are still at Shabanie Mine.

(c)    Whether money paid by Midlands State University students who are renting the mine houses goes to Treasury and if so, why is it not being used to cater for the workers’ salaries.

[Deferred from 16th February, 2017]

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Timveos :To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House what plans are in place to alleviate challenges posed by lack of point of sale fiscal machines in view of the fact that such machines are not readily available in the country, a situation that has affected business.

[Transferred on 23rd February 2017]

*3.      Hon. Sen. Timveos: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House what plans  the Ministry has  in place to save lives that are frequently lost due  to prohibitive costs of blood which requires as much as one hundred and twenty dollars a pint to buy.

 

[Deferred from 16th February, 2017]

 

*4.       Hon. Sen. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care, to give a progress report on Chiramba Clinic in Ward 4, Chimanimani West which was constructed through CDF Program in 2011 and to clarify why the clinic is still not operational thereby disadvantaging the community which contributed its labour and local material for their benefit.

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

*5.       Hon. Sen. Goto: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care, to inform the House the measure in place to assist those school children who have developed anemia after donating their blood.

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

*6.       Hon Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development to explain the Ministry’s position regarding the implementation of policy on HIV/AIDS at institutions of higher learning in the country.                          

                                                                                          [Deferred from 2nd February, 2017]

 

*7.       Hon. Sen. Mawire: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to explain to the House the measures have been put in place to prosecute the shop owners who continue to sell army regalia to members of the public, defying the directive that prohibits civilians from wearing army regalia.

                                                                                          [Transferred 9th March, 2017]

 

*8.       Hon. Sen. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs, what the role of the police is in addressing the challenges posed by street people who harass motorists in the presence of Police Officers manning traffic along Samora Machel Avenue and the Corner Leopold Takawira Street, and seem oblivious of the growing illegal menace by such street people and beggars.

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

*9.       Hon. Sen. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs, to clarify how the Public Order and Security Act is applied given the fact that the Police all over the country, demand to authorize the holding of private meetings of Political Party Leadership at private venues and if the Minister could cite the specific provisions of the Act used to determine the holding of such meetings so that confusion between notification and seeking Police authority is clarified.

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

*10.     Hon. Sen. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to explain to the House;

 

a)      Government policy on the treatment of suspects and accused persons held in police cells, particularly at Mutare Central Police Station where up to ten inmates can be held in a cell without any flush toilets, water, toilet paper and have to use stinking blankets infested with lice.

b)      Whether this does not constitute inhuman treatment, in view of the fact that these arrested suspects or accused persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

*11.     Hon. Sen. Goto: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House what measures the Ministry has in place to curb the rampant stealing of maize from the fields, a concern that is seriously affecting the programme of Command Agriculture which was embarked on by the Government.

 

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

*12.     Hon. Sen. Mawire: To ask the Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees to explain to the House as to how long the War Veterans would continue to receive paltry sums of money considering that some of them were affected by chemicals during the war while some need specialist treatment and medication.

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

*13.     Hon. Sen. Mohadi:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development whether

   the Ministry has plans to revive the Thuli Coal Mine in Beitbridge West.    

  

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

                                                              

*14.     Hon. Sen. Mohadi:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain:

(a)    the measures the Ministry is taking to ensure that mining firms rehabilitate the environment degraded by mining operations.

(b)   what the Ministry is planning about Chitulipasi Coal Mine in Beitbridge East Constituency.

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

*15.     Hon. Sen. Chimhini: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce, to inform the House the sectors of the economy which are performing above expectations given the fact that there is no tangible economic growth in the face of continued company closures in all urban centres.

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

*16.     Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation, to state the plans that the Ministry has to develop and promote sports in Zimbabwe.

 

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

*17.     Hon. Sen. Goto: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development,

a)      To inform the House what plans the Ministry has in place to provide adequate transport to Agriculture Extension Officers in order to enable them to monitor command agriculture, in view of the fact that the current fleet is inadequate.

b)      To state the steps taken by the Ministry to ensure adequate provision of stationary to the Agriculture Extension Officers.

 

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

 

*18.     Hon. Sen. Buka: To ask the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development, to state the measures in place to ensure that women in both urban and rural areas are knowledgeable of the women’s socio-economic and political rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

[Deferred from 16th March, 2017]

 

 

 

*19.     Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa:  To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry to give the G.D.P percentages contributing per year for the past 10 years, of the tourism and hospitality sector.

 

*20.     Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa:  To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, the number of jobs which were created by his Ministry during his tenure.

 

*21.     Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa:  To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry whether the co – hosting of the UNWTO in 2014 has attributed to the Ministry successes  or the inclusive and promising peaceful atmosphere created by the G.N.U

 

*22.     Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa:  To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry what impact of the land reform programme on Tourism industry has been considering that certain individuals occupied some lodges and conservancies.

 

*23.     Hon. Sen Mlotshwa: To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry what policies have been put in place to ensure universal accessibility of tourist facilities, products and services for everyone.

 

*24.     Hon Sen. Mlotshwa: To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Services the number of people living with disabilities per province and district; and the nature of their inabilities.

 

*25.     Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa:  To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to give statistics on deployment of science teachers per  province 2013 to 2017 including the beneficiaries of STEM per year, per province, gender disaggregation and the subjects on the Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)  programme. 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

 

Land Commission Bill, (H.B 2, 2016)

 

 

CLAUSE 2 (Interpretation)

By Hon. Senator Chief Mtshane:

Between lines 32 and 33 on page 9 of the Bill, to insert the following definition:

National Council of Chiefs” means the National Council of Chiefs established by section 285(1) of the Constitution;”

NEW CLAUSE

By Hon. Senator Chief Mtshane:

Between lines 35 and 36 on page 9 of the Bill, to insert the following clause in Part II of the Bill, the remaining clauses being renumbered accordingly:

“3   Procedure for appointment of members

(1) Before the President appoints a member, the Minister shall, in writing, invite the National Council of Chiefs to submit to him or her the names of at least two traditional leaders, qualified in terms of section 296(2) of the Constitution, to be considered for appointment to the Commission.

(2) The Minister shall without delay forward to the President the names of any suitably qualified traditional leaders nominated by the National Council of Chiefs in response to an invitation in terms of subsection (1) and, subject to section 296 of the Constitution, they shall be considered for appointment to the Commission.”.

 

CLAUSE 36 (Appellate and dispute settlement functions of Commission)

By Hon. Senator Chief Mtshane:

Between lines 43 on page 21 of the Bill and line 1 on page 22, to insert the following subclause, the remaining subclauses being renumbered accordingly:

“(4)           Where the appeal or dispute concerns agricultural land, or any other land that is under the jurisdiction of a chief, at least two of the names on the panel referred to in subsection (3) shall be that of a chief.”

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

                

 

 

 

Thursday, 30th March, 2017

 

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. 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 0900 hours in the National Assembly Chamber

 

Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen.   Chizema 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. 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. 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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