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SENATE VOTES 30 NOVEMBER 2016 NO 15

 

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No. 15

 

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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WEDNESDAY, 30th november, 2016

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Half past Two o’clock pm.

President of the Senate in the Chair

     

      Bhobho H,

Buka F,

Chabuka K,

Charumbira F. Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini A,

Chipanga T.S,

Chitanga Chief,

Dandawa T. M. Chief,

Gampu IV Chief,

Goto R,

Jadagu G.T,

Komichi M,

Machingaifa T,

Mabhugu F. E,

Makone T,

Makore J,

Maluleke Muhlawa O,

Manyeruke J,

Marava M,

Marozva Chief,

Mashavakure N,

Mathuthu T.A,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mawire J,

Moeketsi V,

Mohadi T.B,

Mumvuri D. D. E,

Musaka M. B,

Murwira T,

Ncube S,

Ndlovu J,

Nebiri Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Nyambuya M. R,

Nyangazonke Chief,

Nyathi R,

Sekeramayi T. S,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Sinampande H,

 

 

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

 

Hon. Chinamasa P.A.

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

 

     Absent with Leave

 

Hon. Sen. Bhebhe M, Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Hon. Sen. Gwenzi Chief, Hon. Sen. Juba, Hon. Sen. Khumalo D.T, Hon. Sen. Makwarimba C, Hon. Sen. Mapungwana, Hon. Sen. Masendu Chief, Hon. Sen. Masuku A, Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu A, Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa S, Hon. Sen. Mtshane Chief, Hon. Sen. Muronzi M, Hon. Sen. Shiri A, Hon. Sen. Siansali Chief, Hon. Sen. Tawengwa.

 

 

 1.        The Minister of Finance and Economic Development moved;

 

THAT WHEREAS, Section 327(3) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that an agreement which is not an international treaty but which has been concluded or executed by the President or under the President’s authority with one or more foreign organizations or entities and imposes fiscal obligations on Zimbabwe does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, a loan Agreement between  Government of Zimbabwe and the OPEC Fund for the International Development relating to a US$7.6 million Line of Credit to support the Poverty Alleviation Project in three (3) provinces, namely Masvingo, Manicaland and Matabeleland North which will be implemented by the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development was signed on 17 August 2016.

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of section 327(3) of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

2.        Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 29th November, 2016 – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development).

 

                                                                        [Time elapsed: 1 hr. 53 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  Deputy Minister of  Media, Information and Broadcasting Services: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

3.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 29th November, 2016 – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union held from the 2nd to the 3rd of June, 2016 in Khartoum, Sudan- Hon. Sen. Goto.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen Goto, seconded by Hon. Sen B. Sibanda: Debate adjourned until tomorrow

 

4.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes (Adjourned 29th November, 2016 – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes (S. C. 14, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Makore.

           

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

 

 

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

Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (Adjourned 29th November, 2016- The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.)

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

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 Makore, seconded by Hon. Sen Mumvuri: Debate adjourned until tomorrow

 

6.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 29th November, 2016- The Minister of Finance and Economic Development).

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held in Ezulwini, Swaziland from 28th May to 7th June, 2016- Hon. Mohadi.

 

  

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

 

 

 

     7.      On the motion of Hon. Sen Mohadi, seconded by Hon. Sen Mumvuri: The Senate

            adjourned nine minutes to four  o’clock pm.

 

 

                                                                                                                     E. MADZONGWE,

                                                                                                                President of the Senate.

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 1ST DECEMBER, 2016

 

 

      QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa: To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to inform the House why the government is violently evicting communities from farming and grazing lands in the Zvehamba, Matankeni, Mahetshe villages of Matobo Districts at the behest of Trek/ARDA Project which is enforcing a 1947 plan, which does not recognize that these families have been residing in these areas since 1912.

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Sibanda B: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to provide the House with detailed figures as at 30 September, 2016 of:

a)      The comprehensive foreign debt inclusive of interest accrued;

b)      Domestic loans debt and who these are owed to;

c)      Parastals debts that government has committed to take over;

d)     Individuals and or company debts covered by ZAMCO to date;

e)      Treasury Bills commitments including any that may have been rolled over; and

f)       Any other debt owed by government not covered by these specified above.

 

*3.       Hon. Sen. Sibanda B: To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to advise the house whether the Ministry has:

a)      Developed a water resources development strategic plan for the country in view of dwindling water levels and what timeframes have been specified for the development of extra water capacity for the main cities; and

b)      What concrete plans, if any, are in place for the construction of the Zambezi Water Project.

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

 

 

1.       Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 68th Session of the

          Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 30th November,

         2016 –    Hon Goto).

 

                                                                                                                 [Days elapsed: 5]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union held from the 2nd to the 3rd of June, 2016 in Khartoum, Sudan- Hon. Sen. Goto.

 

 

2.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes (Adjourned 30th November, 2016 – Hon. Sen. Makore).

 

[Days elapsed: 15]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes (S. C. 14, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Makore.

 

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

Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (Adjourned 30th November, 2016- Hon. Sen. Makore).

 

[Days elapsed: 15]

 

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.

 

4.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 30th November, 2016- Hon. Sen. Mohadi).

 

[Days elapsed: 11]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held in Ezulwini, Swaziland from 28th May to 7th June, 2016- Hon. Mohadi.

 

 

5.        Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 30th November, 2016 – The Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services).).

 

                                                                        [Time elapsed: 2 hr. 03 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.

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

                

Thursday, 1st December, 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. Chipanga, Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Gampu Chief, Hon.

 M, Hon. Sen. Jadagu G.T, Hon. Sen. Komichi M, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Hon. Sen. Makone T, Hon. Sen. Makore J, Hon. Manyeruke, Hon. Sen. Marava M, Hon. Sen. Mawire J, Hon. Sen. Mohadi T.B, Hon. Sen. Musaka M.B, Hon. Sen. Musarurwa Chief, Hon. Sen. Mutsvangwa M, 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 Committee Room 413.

 

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. 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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