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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 07 DECEMBER 2017 NO 26

 

 

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No. 26                                                                  

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FIFTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

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THURSDAY, 7TH DECEMBER, 2017

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m.

The Speaker in the Chair

 

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

Beremauro G;

Bimha M C;

Budha - Masara

Chabaya B.

Chakona P

Chamisa N

Chapfika D

Chasi F

Chibagu G

Chidhakwa S

Chidhakwa W

Chigudu M

Chigumba C C.

Chikomba L

Chikukwa M

Chikwinya N

Chimanikire G

Chimedza P Dr

Chimwamurombe A

Chinamasa P

Chinanzvavana C

Chingosho C.P.M

Chinotimba J

Chiota P C

Chipato A

Chisorochengwe T.

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chitura L

Chiwa D

Chiwetu J Z

Damasane S A.E;

Dhewa  W

Dutiro P.

Dziva T M

Gabbuza J.G.

Gandawa G

Gangarahwe G.

Gezi T

Goche N

Gonese I.T

Gumbo E.

Gumbo J.M

Gumbo S

Gwanetsa K K

Gwanongodza E

Guzha N.K.

Haritatos P

Hlongwane M

Holder J

Hungwa  G

Kadungure D A

Kagonye P

Kanengoni T R

Kanhanga E W

Karoro D

Katsiru L.

Kaundikiza M

Kazembe K

Khanye N

Khumalo M

Khupe T

Kuruneri C

Kwaramba G

Labode M R

Langa A

Mabuwa C

Machingauta C

Machingura R

Mackenzie I

Madanha M

Maduza T.

Madondo T

Madubeko J

Madzinga P

Mahiya M

Mahoka S

Majaya B

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Makunde T

Makweya M

Mandipaka O

Mandiwanzira S C

Mangami D

Mangwende S

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Marapira D

Maridadi J

Marumahoko R

Masamvu L

Mashakada T

Mashonganyika D

Masuku P

Matambanadzo M

Mataruse P

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matsikenyere N

Matsunga S.

Matuke L

Mavenyengwa R

Mavima P

Mawere M D V

Mawere M RN S

Maziwisa P.

Mbwembwe E

Mguni N.

Mhlanga N J

Mhona F T

Mkandla M

Mlambo W B.J;

Mliswa P.T.

Mohadi K C

Moyo E N

Moyo F

Moyo L

Mpala M.

Mpariwa P

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M

Mpofu O M

Mtingwende T

Muchenje M S

Muchinguri O

Mudambo T

Mudarikwa S

Muderedzwa R

Mudzuri E

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A

Mugidho M.

Muguti R.

Mukanduri S T

Muponora N

Musabayana D.

Mukupe T.

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F

Munochinzwa M.

Mupereri V.

Mupfumi I F

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Mushohwe C

Musvaire W

Mutomba W

Mutseyami P C

Muzenda T M

Muzondiwa E S

Muzembi W

Ncube A

Ncube D M

Ncube G M

Ncube H

Ncube O

Ndhlovu Alice

Ndhlovu  Annastancia

Ndlovu Brown

Ndlovu D M;

Ndlovu M S

Ndlovu N

Ndoro L F

Nduna D

 Nhambu B.

Nhema C F.D.;

Nkatazo M M

Nkomo Mail

Nkomo Malachi

Nleya L

Nyamupinga B B

Nyanhongo M

Nyere C

Nyoni S G G

Omar J.

Paradza K

Passade J

Pedzisai I

Pemhenayi B

Phiri F P

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Rungani A

Ruvai E

Samkange J T

Sansole T W

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Savanhu T

Seremwe B.

Shava J.

Shongedza E

Shumba K D

Sibanda C C

Sibanda D

Sibanda D P

Sibanda K.

Sibanda L

Sibanda M

Sibanda Z

Sithole G K

Sindi C

Sipani – Hungwe O.

Tarusenga U  D

Thembani S Z

Toffa J

Tongofa M

Tshuma D

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C

Undenge S

Uta K.

Vutete M

Zemura L

Zhanda P T

Zhou P

Zhou T

Zindi I

Ziyambi Z

Zvidzai S

Zwizwai M   

In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution

 

Hon. Moyo S.K.

Hon. Moyo July

Hon. Murwira

Hon. Moyo S.B.

Hon. Chitando

Hon. Shiri P.

Hon. Mumbengegwi S.S

Hon. Parirenyatwa D.

Hon. Mupfumira

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

Absence with leave

Hon. Majome

 

1.                  The Speaker clarified a misunderstanding on the status of Senators and Proportional Representation Members of the National Assembly in the Constituency Development Committees. He informed the House that Senators and Proportional Representation Members were Members of all Constituency Development Committees falling under their jurisdiction in terms of Article 9 (2) and (3) of the CDF Constitution. He indicated that they had full voting rights as Members and were accorded the same participatory rights as other Members of the CDF.

 

2.                  The Speaker made an announcement regarding the delivery of the National Budget Statement at 3 o’clock p.m.

 

3.                  The Speaker also informed the House that the cut-off date for the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) applications was 15th December 2017. 

 

4.                  The Speaker further informed the House that His Excellency, The President, E.D. Mnangagwa had appointed Honourables, Chinamasa, Muchinguri and Mumbengegwi to the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders in terms of Section 151(2) of the Constitution.  The President also appointed Hon. Ziyambi as Leader of Government Business in both Houses, in his capacity as the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

5.                  Business suspended at twenty-five minutes to three o’clock p.m.

 

Three o’clock p.m.

 

6.         The Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

7.        The Minister of Finance and Economic Development moved: That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to make further provision in connection with the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make provision for ancillary and incidental matters.

 

  The Minister of Finance and Economic Development laid upon the Table-

 

   Estimates of Expenditure for the year ending 31st December, 2018 (Cmd R.Z.2 of 2017)

 

 National Budget Statement for 2018

 

 Finance Bill, 2018 (Departmental Draft)

 

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

           

8.         On the motion of the Minister of Finance and Economic Development: The House adjourned at half past four o’clock pm, until Tuesday 19th December, 2017, at a quarter past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

HON. ADV. J. F. MUDENDA,

Speaker.

 

 

TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2017

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.         The Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement

                    

              That this House-

 

PURSUANT to the disagreement between Houses on amendments made by the Senate to

           the Land Commission Bill [H.B. 2B, 2017], resolves that the Bill be presented to His

           Excellency, the President for assent and signature in the form in which it was passed by               the National Assembly on 26th January, 2017 in accordance with the provisions of the     Fifth Schedule, paragraph 6 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

 

2.         The Minister of Labour and Social Welfare

 

            THAT WHEREAS Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that      any Convention, Treaty or Agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states of governments or            International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

            WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of becoming party to the Marrakesh

            Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are blind,   visually            impaired or otherwise print disabled;  

 

            WHEREAS the Marrakesh Treaty recognizes that Governmental and Non –           Governmental Organisations play an important role in providing persons with print            disabilities with access to alternative format materials;

 

            WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of ratifying the Marrakesh Treaty;

            WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Treaty shall be conditional upon its         ratification by the Member States in accordance with their Constitutional Procedures;

            NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe,     this House resolves that the aforesaid Treaty be and is hereby approved for ratification.

 

3.         The Minister of Labour and Social Welfare

 

            THAT WHEREAS Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that      any Convention, Treaty or Agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states of governments or            International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

            WHEREAS Zimbabwe is committed to promote and protect the social and economic        rights of its people and guarantee International and regional best practices in labour      market;

 

            AND WHEREAS Zimbabwe approved of the SADC policies on Child Labour, Social      Security, Use of Chemicals, HIV and HIV and Decent work, it remains desirous to realize the aspirations of Regional Cooperation and Integration in the Employment and            Labour sector;

 

            AND WHEREAS, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde.       Robert Gabriel Mugabe on the 18th of August 2014 at Victoria Falls signed the SADC      Protocol on Employment and Labour;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe,     this House resolves that the aforesaid SADC Protocol on Employment and Labour be and      is hereby approved for acceptance.

 

4.          The Minister of Labour and Social Services

 

            THAT WHEREAS, Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that     any Convention, Treaty or Agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states or governments or            International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

            WHEREAS Zimbabwe is a member State of the International Labour Organisation and    seeks to eradicate forced labour in all its forms;

 

            AND WHEREAS Cabinet approved of the Ratification of the ILO Protocol to the Forced

            Labour Convention P029 on the 1st of June 2017;

 

                 NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe,     this House resolves that the aforesaid Protocol be and is hereby approved for        acceptance. 

     

 

5.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the WTO Agreement.  (Adjourned 3rd October, 2017– Hon. Minister of Industry, Commerce and Industry Development)

 

 

                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 14]

       

          Question proposed: THAT WHEREAS, Section 0327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of 

          Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or   

          executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states or  

           governments or international Organisations shall be subject to approval by   

          Parliament;

 

WHEREAS Zimbabwe is a member State to the World Trade Organisations (WTO) since 5 March 1995.  In December 2013, WTO member states concluded negotiations on a new agreement, the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), at Bali Ministerial Conference;

 

WHEREAS the Member states adopted a protocol of amendment to insert the new agreement into Annex 1A of the WTO Agreement.  In accordance with Article 10 (3) of the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the WTO Agreement; any new Agreement negotiated will enter into force once two thirds (2/3) of the WTO member states complete the domestication processes and submit Instruments of Acceptance / Ratification.

 

WHILST Zimbabwe was in the midst of finalizing its internal processes, on the 22nd February 2017, the number of other WTO member states reached the required threshold of two thirds (2/3) instigating the Protocol to enter into force;

 

AND WHEREAS the Protocol has to pass through Parliament for approval and Presidential assent before the instrument of Acceptance is submitted to the WTO secretariat, Zimbabwe as a member of the WTO is supposed to accept the Protocol of Amendment; 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the aforesaid Protocol be and is hereby approved for acceptance. –Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development.

 

6.         Committee:  Estates Administrators Amendment Bill (H.B.8, 2016) – The Minister of      Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

(See Notice of Amendments)

 

7.         Second Reading: Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill (H.B. 19, 2015)The Minister of Mines and Mining Development.

 

8.         Second Reading: Public Entities Corporate Governance Bill (H.B.5, 2017)- The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.

 

9.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Insolvency Bill – (H.B. 11,   2016) – (Adjourned 3rd October 2017 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary      Affairs).

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

Question proposed: That the Insolvency Bill (H.B.11, 2016) be now read a second time –    The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

10.       Second Reading:  Electoral Amendment Bill (H.B.6, 2017) – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

 

11.      Committee:  To resume on Consideration of an Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on the Shop Licences Amendment Bill (H.B. 10, 2016) – Hon. Samukange.

 

12.      Committee:  To resume on Consideration of an Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 74 of 2017 Police (Association) Regulations, 2017 published in the Government Gazette during the month of July 2017. – Hon. Samukange.

 

13.       Committee: Consideration of an Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee             on Statutory Instrument No. 79 of 2017 Agricultural Marketing Authority (Command            Agriculture Scheme for Domestic Crop, Livestock and Fisheries production)       Regulations, 2017. – Hon. Samukange.

 

15.       Adjourned debate on motion for leave to bring in a Finance Bill – (adjourned 7th December, 2017- The Minister of Finance and Economic Development)

 

(Day elapsed: 1)

 

Question proposed: That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to make further provision for the revenues and Public funds of Zimbabwe and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. –The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

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

                 November, 2017– Hon. Rungani)

 

[Time elapsed: 6 hours 54 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. D. M. Ncube.

 

17.       Hon. Muderedzwa

            Hon Mutseyami

 

That the motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on service delivery by the Registrar General’s Department in Zimbabwe which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the          Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

18.       Hon. Maondera

            Hon.  Tshuma J.

 

That the motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development on Service Delivery by Local Authorities, which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

19.       Hon. Nduna

            Hon. Maondera

 

That the motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the inquiry into the Aviation Industry in Zimbabwe, which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

20.       Hon. Nduna

            Hon. Maondera

 

That the motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Familiarisation tour of the Victoria Falls and Harare Airports and the Plumtree – Mutare Road Projects, which was superseded by the end of the Forth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

21.       Hon. Shamu

               Hon. Ndoro

 

             That the motion on World Radio Day, which was superseded by the end of the Fourth    

             Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing

             Order No. 73.

 

22.       Hon. Majome

            Hon. Maondera

 

That the motion on stiff mandatory sentences, which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms     of Standing Order No. 73.

 

23.        Hon. Majome

            Hon. Maondera

 

That the motion on the state of Harare and other Roads, which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

24.      Hon. Mpariwa

                Hon. Madondo

 

            That this House adopts the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Ministry of Health and Child Care on the 2015 Appropriation and the 2011 to 2014 Fund Accounts (S.C. 20, 2017).

25.       Hon. Nduna

Hon. Mangwende

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development, on the Enquiry into the remittances to the Traffic Safety Council from Third Party Insurance payments. (S.C. 5, 2017). 

26.       Hon. Chamisa

            Hon. Mlilo

 

            That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Information Technology, Communication, Postal and Courier Services on the State of the Postal and Telecommunications Sector and the Regulatory Environment.

 

27.       Hon. Mangami

            Hon. Chidhakwa

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Small and Medium Enterprise and Cooperative Development on the State of Financial Inclusion of Small and Medium Enterprises, Cooperatives and other challenges affecting this sector in Zimbabwe. (S.C. 19, 2017).

 

28.       Hon. Ziyambi

            Hon. Gonese

 

            That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Petition by the Election Resource Centre.  (S.C. 22, 2017).

 

29.       Hon. Dr. Mataruse

            Hon. Chakona

           

            That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development on the projects funded by Zimbabwe manpower Development Fund in Tertiary Institutions (ZIMDEF).

 

30.        Hon. Dutiro

             hon chinanzvavana

 

            That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry on the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Marrakesh, Morocco from the 7th to 18th November, 2016.

 

31.       Hon. Nyamupinga

Hon. Mangwende

 

That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development on the Living Conditions of Female Prisoners at Chikurubi Female Prison (S. C. 17, 2017)

 

32.       Hon. Dhewa

            Hon. Maridadi

 

            That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and Broadcasting Services on the Operations of Local Commercial Radio Stations in Zimbabwe

 

33.       Hon. Mlilo

            Hon. Mpala

 

            That this House -

           

            MINDFUL that Section 35 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for citizenship by birth, descent or registration;

 

            AWARE that Zimbabwean citizens are entitled to the rights, privileges and benefits of citizenship accruing from them being citizens;

 

            RECOGNISING that there are duties and obligations that go with being citizens;

 

            COGNISANT that provisions of the Constitution that entitle citizens to dual citizenship, can be easily circumvented by citizens claiming their foreign nationality and yet benefitting from the protection, travel documents and any other primary documents accorded to them through citizenship;

 

            DISTURBED that dual citizenship can be abused;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, calls upon;

 

(a)    The Executive to amend the Constitution so that dual citizenship by descent and registration is completely abolished; and

 

(b)   The Registrar General to sensitize the Nation on the compelling need to amend the provisions of the Constitution so as to do away with dual citizenship altogether and to further explain the implications and benefits of such actions to the majority of Zimbabwean nationals who do not have dual citizenship status and allegiance to other countries. 

 

34.       Hon. Maridadi

            Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

 

WHEREAS the Constitution of Zimbabwe in Section 73 establishes “Environmental Rights” as part of the “Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms” which form Part Two of Declaration of Rights in Chapter Four of the country’s governing Chapter;

 

            WHEREAS several statutes among them the Water Act (Chapter 20:24), and Environmental Management Act (Chapter 20:27), were brought into existence for the protection of the environment of which wetlands are arguably the most important as they are a source of drinking water hence life itself;

 

            CONCERNED that very little regard is given by those in authority to protect wetlands and thus preserve the ecosystem that generates water for the livelihoods of both flora and fauna;

 

            WORRIED that Zimbabwe in general, and Harare in particular, has no other natural sources of drinking water except wetlands.

 

            ALARMED at the rate at which wetlands are being destroyed for agricultural purposes and for the construction of brick and mortar structures that permanently destroy ecosystems which generate water;

 

            NOW THEREFORE resolves that this House calls upon the Executive and all agencies of Government and the State at every level to;

 

(a)    Stop construction and development on Wetlands;

 

(b)   Stop using wetlands for agriculture purposes; and

 

(c)    Put in place mechanisms for the protection and preservation of wetlands.

           

35.       Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

            Hon. Mliswa

           

            ENCOURAGED by the spirit of nationalism that was demonstrated in the historic people’s march of the 18th November, 2017;

 

            ACKNOWLEDGING the Preamble of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which among other endeavours to commit ourselves to build a united, just prosperous nation, founded on the values of transparency, equality, freedom, fairness and the dignity of hard work;

 

            NOTING the unfinished business of national healing and reconciliation which can now be fully pursued with vigour in the spirit of a new beginning and a united front in national consensus building.

 

            NOW THEREFORE, resolves that this House;

 

(a)    Congratulate the people of Zimbabwe for their conduct before and during the transition to the new government;

 

(b)   Applaud the people of Zimbabwe for demonstrating their support for a democratic change;

 

(c)    Implore the new President of the Republic of Zimbabwe to inculcate a tone of a reconciled nation and that he personally espouses the principle of reconciliation, unity and the value of Ubuntu;

 

(d)   Thank the Speaker of the National Assembly for steering the transition and respecting the Constitution; and

 

(e)    Invoke Section 140 (3) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe and invites the new President to attend Parliament to answer questions relating to the transition.

 

36.       Hon. Misihairabwi -Mushonga

            Hon. Mliswa

 

            That this House-

 

            ALARMED by the high cost of sanitary wear which has made it almost inaccessible to the majority of girls and women;

 

            CONCERNED that the main producer of sanitary wear is faced with imminent closure;

 

            FURTHER CONCERNED that schools are about to open and parents have to buy sanitary wear for their girl children;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Executive;

 

(a)    To immediately and urgently give a directive to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to provide the required foreign currency to the main producer of sanitary wear so as to avert the closure;

 

(b)   To allow traders to import sanitary wear duty free as a short term solution;

 

(c)    To allow the dispensation for duty free importation of the material used to produce sanitary wear as provided for in the last budget; and

 

(d)   To implore upon the Non-Governmental Organisations and the donor community to assist in provision of sanitary wear to the less privileged womenfolk.

           

37.       Hon. Nduna

Hon. Mapiki

 

That this House:

 

COGNISANT that Section 77 of our Constitution provides that “Every person has the right to safe, clean and potable water” thus making the right to water an inalienable right for all citizens of Zimbabwe;

 

AWARE that Zimbabwe is a signatory to and has committed itself to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular, SDG 6 “Clean Water and Sanitation”;

 

RECOGNISING that one of the key drivers and assumptions of ZIMASSET is increased investment in water and sanitation infrastructure;

 

DEEPLY CONCERNED that the majority of the urban Zimbabwean populace in general either do not have access to clean water at all or are accessing unclean and unsafe water;

 

ALARMED that a National level water bodies have not been fully utilized;

 

WORRIED that the current sewer reticulation system in towns and cities has outlived its lifespan and has been overtaken by the population balance;

 

MINDFUL that during the period 2009 to 2011 over 700 people were hospitalized and more than 274 lost their lives due to the cholera epidemic nationally;

 

COGNISANT that clean and safe water is a prerequisite for the realization of other fundamental human rights such as the right to health and the right to a clean and safe environment.

 

FURTHER COGNISANT that Section 77 enjoins the State to take reasonable legislative and other measures to achieve the progressive realization of the right to safe, clean and potable water;

 

      NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the relevant Ministries to:

 

(a)    Prioritize investment in water and sanitation infrastructure countrywide;

 

(b)   Take appropriate measures to ensure that every citizen in Zimbabwe has access to safe, clean and potable water;

 

(c)    Remove and replace most councils which have continued to charge exorbitant rates to citizens for water which is not readily supplied and continually abuse such funds at the expense of the health of unsuspecting citizens; and

 

(d)   Immediately take advantage of the copious amount of water bodies around the      country which require minimum amount of chemicals to treat, in order that they  provide portable.

 

38.       Hon. Zindi

Hon. Rtd. Brig.- Gen. Kanhanga

 

That this House:

 

            INSPIRED by His Excellency, The President E. D. Mnangagwa’s sterling inaugural          address to the nation on Friday 24 November 2017 at the National Sports Stadium,    envisaging a new dispensation;

            ACKNOWLEDGING the measures already taken such as:

(a)    Efforts to stamp out corruption at all levels as demonstrated by the 90-day moratorium on those who externalized cash and assets, and

 

(b)    the meetings held with Permanent Secretaries and Public Service Commission highlighting the need to downsize government structures and appoint a lean cabinet, and retiring civil servants who have reached their retirement age.

 

            FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING the need to strengthen institutions of governance        through separation of powers among the three arms of the State namely; the Judiciary, the Legislature and the Executive;

           

COGNISANT of the call by His Excellency to shun any forms of retribution and divisions as a way of fostering unity among Zimbabweans regardless of colour, creed,     gender and ethnicity;

 

            MINDFUL of His Excellency, the President’s desire to revive the economy leading to the             creation of jobs;

 

            APPLAUDING the sentiments expressed towards restoration of international relations     through engaging the international community;

           

            Now, therefore, expresses its unequivocal and deepest appreciation and support      for the measures being taken to rebuild Zimbabwe.

 

39.       Adjourned debate on the Second Report of Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on Agricultural Colleges and Command Agriculture -(Adjourned 30th November, 2017 - Hon. Rungani).

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 3)

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on Agricultural Colleges and Command Agriculture.     [S.C. 11, 2017]) –Hon. Chitindi.

 

40.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on the Fact Finding Mission to Zambia on Cancer Management and Blood Services -(Adjourned 5th December, 2017Hon. Rungani).

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                       [Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on the Fact Finding Mission to Zambia on Cancer Management and Blood Services (S.C.23, 2017)-Hon. Mahiya.

 

41.       Adjourned debate on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and        

             Infrastructural Development on the Inquiry into the Turnaround Strategy for the National

             Railways of Zimbabwe -(Adjourned 28th November, 2017) Hon Rungani.

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 4]

 

            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio 

               Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Inquiry into the            Turnaround Strategy for the National Railways of Zimbabwe. (S.C. 13, 2017). -Hon                 Nduna

    

42.       Adjourned debate on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Inquiry into the Turnaround Strategy for the Central Mechanical Equipment Department (C.M.E.D.) (S.C. 14, 2017). – (Adjourned 29th November, 2017- Hon. Rungani)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

           

            Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Inquiry into the Turnaround Strategy for the Central Mechanical Equipment Department (C.M.E.D.) (S.C. 14, 2017). - Hon. Nduna

 

43.       Adjourned debate on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development on the Women Development Fund (WDF) projects. (Adjourned 29th November, 2017 – Hon. Rungani)

[Days elapsed: 3]

           Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development on the Women Development Fund (WDF) projects. (S.C. 16, 2017). – Hon. Nyamupinga

           

44.       Adjourned debate on motion on working towards objective Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meeting requirements of the 2030 Agenda for SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement (Adjourned 31st October, 2017- Hon. Matuke)

 

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

            Question proposed: That this House-

DISTURBED by under representation and deprivation of women in socioeconomic issues and decision making;

            FURTHER DISTURBED by the Executive has failed to implement gender equality and equitability on access to energy services and supplies;

            NOTING WITH CONCERN that the Executive has failed to conduct an analysis on gender sensitive strategies and mobilisation of resources for purposes of boosting energy renewal and combating Climate change.

            COGNISANT that the country as a member state that participates in International and Regional forums is a signatory and has ratified most instruments and Protocols at that level and is therefore obligated to provide basic services such as energy, water, roads and infrastructure to marginalised communities.

            NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Executive;

(a)    To work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meeting requirements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate agreement which emphasise the acceleration of private public cooperation under the deployment of new technology on Gender Inclusion in Renewable Energy;

 

(b)   To make available equal opportunities to both men and women in their involvement in government policies and programmes related to Gender Inclusion Renewable Energy;

 

(c)    To explore further advancement of technology on Gender Inclusion Renewable Energy; and

 

(d)   That the Executive works closely with organisation and institutions responsible for renewable energy so that they share best practices. - Hon. Chirisa

 

45.       Adjourned debate on motion on Code of Ethics and Conduct for Members of Parliament-(Adjourned 17th October, 2017-Hon. Chamisa).

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 11]

 

  Question proposed: That this House -

           

RECOGNIZING that in 1999, Parliament adopted the final report of the    Parliamentary   

           Reform Committee (PRC); and one of the recommendations contained in the report

           was that of establishing a Code of Conduct and Ethics and Implementation Register

           for Members of Parliament.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Constitution of Zimbabwe, in section 198      provides for the enactment of an Act of Parliament which must provide      measures to enforce the provisions of principles of public administration and          leadership, including measures to―

(a)    require public officers to make regular disclosures of their assets;

(b)   establish codes of conduct to be observed by public officers; and

(c)    provide for the disciplining of persons who contravene the provisions of Chapter 9 of the Constitution or any code of conduct or standard so established.

 

   NOTING that the recommendation by the PRC and the requirement by the            Constitution culminated in Standing Order 49 of the Standing Rules and Orders            of the National Assembly.

COGNISANT OF the approval of the Code of Conduct and Ethics and     Implementation Register by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders on 21st of April,   

2016.

            NOW, THEREFORE, resolves that the Code of Conduct and Ethics and   Implementation Register be adopted.  Hon Chamisa

46.       Adjourned debate on motion on regional and gender imbalances in society-(Adjourned 3rd October, 2017-The Minister of State in the Vice President and Minister of National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation).

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 18]

 

  Question proposed: That this House -

 

            ACKNOWLEDGING that Section 18 of the             Constitution provides for regional                     equality and states “The state must promote    the fair representation of all     Zimbabwe’s     regions in all institutions and agencies of government at every        level;

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING that Section 17 provides that “The State must promote full gender balance in Zimbabwean society, and in particular the state must promote the full participation of women in all spheres of Zimbabwean society on the basis of equality with men;

 

NOTING that both Section 18 and Section 17 place obligations on the state to take specific measures to rectify both regional and gender imbalances in society;

 

CONCERNED that the process of identifying providers of government services and government tenders are violating Section 17 and Section 18;

 

            NOW THEREFORE resolves to call upon the Executive to ensure that:

 

(a)    All processes of identifying providers of services to government are

conducted in a transparent and accountable manner;

 

(b)   Awarding of government and parastatal tenders promotes fair regional

            representation; and

 

(c)    A 30% quota of all government tenders are reserved for women. – Hon

            Misihairabwi-Mushonga.

 

47.       Adjourned debate on motion on the closed Shabani – Mashava Mines (SMM) (Re - instated 3rd October, 2017 –Hon. Holder).

 

[Days elapsed: 42]

 

Question proposed: That this House:

 

RECALLING that the Shabani – Mashava Mines (SMM) closed more than 15 year ago and prejudiced over two thousand employees due to non-payment of salaries and wages, poor service delivery as well as deteriorating living standards as a result of poor maintenance of basic facilities such as sanitation, sewer and water reticulation system, roads and infrastructure among others;

 

NOTING that the credit status of the company has been getting worse since the closure of the mine;

 

COGNISANT that the company was a big contributor to the economy and that it is deteriorating;

 

CONCERNED at the consequences of not been reopened

 

WORRIED that the workers may never get what is due to them and also that the prospects of the re – opening of the mine may never dawn;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves that:

 

(a)    Through the government, a board be set to run the affairs of the Mines

 

(b)   The board secures a new investor to resuscitate the Mines and that it be

       revived in line with dictates of the ZIMASSET Blueprint;

 

(c)    The welfare of the Mining community and the workers of these mines be improved; and

 

(d)   The flagship of the town be raised- Hon. Holder.

 

       

  48.          Adjourned debate on motion on stiffer custodial sentences for people who start veld fires-   

        (Adjourned 5th October, 2017– Hon. Rungani)

 

                                                                                                                    [Days elapsed: 15]

           

            Question proposed:  That this House: AWARE that the veld fire season runs from the end  

            of July to the end of   October;

 

            MINDFUL that frequent burning has serious implications on the environment,       wildlife habitat, human health and livelihoods;

            RECALLING that the impacts of veld fires range from severe environmental        degradation to loss of property and life;

            COGNISANT that Zimbabwe has received normal to above normal rainfall during            the 2016/17 season;

            NOTING that the growth of vegetation countrywide translates to high fuel load    with a high probability of veld fire outbreaks during the dry season;

            ACKNOWLEDGING that the fire prediction for 2017 season indicates 80% of    high to             extreme fire risk;

            CONCERNED that human activities increase the frequency, extent and pattern     of veld             fires;

            NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Executive to-

(a)    Amend the legislative framework that deals with veld fires so that it provides         

for stiffer custodial sentences for people who start fires; and

                 (b)  Take steps to ensure that court cases on environmental crimes are resolved                                 speedily – Hon Mudyiwa.

 

49.      Committee of Supply.

 

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WEDNESDAY, 20TH DECEMBER, 2017

 

            QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

t    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*           QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.       Hon S. Mangwende:  To ask the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare    to state the policy in place to cater for the Social Welfare of workers in the informal sector.

 

[Deferred from 18th October, 2017]

 

*2.       Hon. Mackenzie: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to indicate when             Siakobvu Hospital will have a doctor given the fact that two years have elapsed since            renovations on the doctor’s house were done.

[Deferred from 11th October, 2017]

 

*3.       Hon Zhou T.:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House the

            criteria used to grant permits to private pharmacies in government hospitals like Harare

            General Hospital, Parirenyatwa and United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) and to further

            indicate who the issuing authority is.

 

[Deferred from 18th October, 2017]

 

*4.       Hon Zhou T.  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House how the

            hospital security personnel are able to distinguish drugs and consumables purchased by

            the Ministry from the ones that are privately purchased.

 

[Deferred from 18th October, 2017]

 

*5.       Hon. Zhou T.:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain to the House the

            measures that the Ministry has put in place to ensure that the dysfunctional C.T. Scan

            that was installed at Mpilo General Hospital fifteen years ago and broke down after

            working for only less than six months, is repaired so as to provide health services at a

            lower cost.

[Deferred from 18th October, 2017]

*6.       Hon. Thembani:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain to the House   what the Ministry is doing to curb the illicit importation of dangerous drugs into the             country.

[Deferred from 18th October, 2017]

 

*7.       Hon S. Mangwende:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state the plans that the Ministry has put in place to avail clinical cancer testing centres across the country to ensure early detection of breast cancer.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*8.       Hon Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to explain why the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority prohibits the movement indigenous people in Kariba Town and to prohibit them to fish using fishing lines in the leisure bay whilst allowing white people in their small fishing boats to fish and move freely in the leisure bay.

 

[Deferred from 11the October, 2017]

 

 

*9.       Hon Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to:

 

            (a)        Explain why the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority          charges $2 000.00 for kapenta fishing permits while the Zambians pay only      $800.00 on the same lake and Mozambicans pay $400.00 on lake    Cabora Basa.

 

            (b)        Furnish the House with the statistics on kapenta fish catches on Lake Kariba          during the past five years dating back to 2012; and to state the measures in      place to cushion the hardships experienced by kapenta fishing companies in             Zimbabwe.

 

            (c)        To furnish the House with statistics of people who were either killed or      maimed by crocodiles on Lake Kariba since 2012 and to state measures the       Ministry has put in place to curb further loss of lives.

 

[Deferred from 11the October, 2017]

 

*10.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to inform the House what benefits accrue to the government and communities from Kariba REDD+ Project in Binga, Nyaminyami, Hurungwe and Mbire Districts, and to state measures in place to curb corruption and under declaration of financial benefits by the company.

 

[Deferred from 11th October, 2017]

 

*11.     Hon. Brig. Gen. Kanhanga:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to:

 

            (a)        Explain why ZINWA’s vital installations are not guarded as required by the           Government Protective Security Inspectorate considering that they are highly     valuable economic assets and are vulnerable to sabotage in times of      hostilities.

 

            (b)        Explain the relevance of the sub catchment Area managers / chairman who             masquerade as ZINWA officials when in fact they are not           formally employed by             ZINWA.

 

[Deferred from 11th October, 2017]

 

*12.     Hon. Mpofu M.M.: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain why the Ministry has not yet re – opened Peace Mine in Silobela, in Midlands Province considering that when the Ministry closed the mine that it was on the grounds of restructuring the operations.

 

[Deferred from 11th October, 2017]

 

*13.     Hon. Mpofu M.M.:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain why issuing of a tribute agreement to youths of Silobela at Malgreen Mine has not yet been done given the fact that the mine ceased operations 15 years ago.

 

           

[Deferred from 11th October, 2017]

 

*14.     Hon Phiri F.:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House the RBZ loan beneficiaries in Kadoma, especially Kadoma Central Constituency.

 

*15.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the   Minister of Mines and Mining Development:

 

            a)         To inform the House what the Ministry is doing to incentivise and promote value   addition and beneficiation of minerals as a way of ensuring that Zimbabwe gets optimal value from its mineral resources as envisaged in the ZIMASSET.

 

            b)         To inform the House whether the Ministry has instituted any monitoring     mechanisms to ensure that platinum producers migrate to base metal refining by     December 2017; and to further state the progress made to date in compliance with            this policy.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*16.     Hon. Chidhakwa S.: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to appraise the House on the steps that the Ministry is taking to alleviate shortages of pre-paid meters.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*17.     Hon Masuku P:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the

            House when ZESA is going to electrify Ward 26 at Emnganwini in the Nketa

            Constituency of Bulawayo.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*18.     Hon. Chidhakwa S.: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House what plans are in place to remark roads in the country considering that some markings are no longer visible especially at night.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*19.     Hon. Phiri F.:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development when the Ministry is going to erect traffic lights on the Bulawayo / Harare road at the ever busy Kadoma Waverly Bus Stop a black spot where several fatal accidents have taken place in the last 3 years.

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*20.     Hon. Phiri F.:   To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House

 

            a)         How much has been allocated to Kadoma City Council by the Road Funds to        repair the roads that were destroyed by rains.

 

            b)         How much money was used to repair Cameron Square in the City Centre and        Why the project has taken so long to be completed.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*21.     Hon. Gangarahwe. To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House.

            a)         Why no road grading has taken place along the Skyline –Mubaira Chegutu road in             the Mhondoro Mubaira in Mashonaland West, Constituency contrary to the     assurance given on the 17th of May 2017 that the activity would be done over a period of one month.

 

             b)        Further state whether second phase which was expected to commence on the 1st of            July 2017 would be on course in view of the fact that the 2017-18 rainy season is          fast approaching and might affect those roads which were rendered impossible     during the 2016-17 season despite the bill of quantities having been made for    Mupfure and Nyagambu bridges.

 

                                                                                              [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]  

 

*22.     Hon. Thembani Z.  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs and Culture to explain the measures that the Ministry has put in place to address the issue of commuter omnibus drivers who do not observe of the highway code and drive recklessly leading the loss of lives on the roads; and to further explain how the ministry will deal with conductors and touts who recklessly hang on the commuter omnibus bumpers.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*23.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to indicate when the new Chief Msampakaruma of Kariba will be appointed considering that three years have passed since the last chief died.

 

[Deferred from 11th October, 2017]

 

*24.     Hon. Phiri F.:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing what measures are being taken to compensate home seekers who did not get their houses after paying in full for Pay for your House Scheme in Kadoma; e.g. Mr V. Chikoto I.D. No. 24 – 052 726 R 04 who paid ZW$10 200.00.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*25.     Hon. Masuku P.:  To ask the Hon. Minister of Local Government, Public Works and

            National Housing to inform the House who appoints the panel that interviews Town

            Clerks and Heads of Council Departments.

                                                                                   

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*26.     Hon. Masuku P.:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National

            Housing to explain

 

            (a)        Why the Bulawayo City Council is failing to provide the reticulation system to     households in Ward 26 Emnganwini in Nketa Constituency.

 

            (b)        Why the residents of millennium Houses in Ward 26 and Emnganwini Houses in   Ward 26 at Emnganwini are not given a waiver to offset the rentals that they have        been paying ever since they were built as it is their view that the City Council has           over benefitted from such payments.

 

            (c)        Why the City of Bulawayo is not giving home ownership for free to residents of    millennium houses at Emnganwini areas and to further state whether or not there          is a deliberate attempt to ensure that a certain percentage is reserved for the locals.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*27.     Hon Mpofu S: To ask the Minister Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to inform the House:

 

(a)        Whether or not it is Government policy to remunerate one of the parties in cases of disputed chieftainships, while the matter is yet to be resolved and if so.

(b)        Whether such a position does not border on bias, prejudice and outright compromise on the other party which is not privileged to receive such  payments.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*28.     Hon. Phiri F.:    To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to inform the house when the Rimuka Primary School is going to be completed.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*29.     Hon Phiri F.:  To ask the Minister of Defence, Security and War Veterans Affairs to inform the House

 

            a)         What the Ministry is doing to assist War Veterans businesses that are facing           financial challenges.

 

            b)         How much the Ministry has given to the Tinzweiwo Bus Company (Kadoma).

 

            c)         Which projects are being supported by the Ministry in Kadoma.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*30.     Hon Phiri F.:  To ask the Minister of Women and Youth Affairs to state women groups and individuals in Kadoma who have benefitted from loans and equipment programmes that the Ministry has started.

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*31.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Women and Youth Affairs to appraise the House whether there is any progress in the Establishment and capitalisation of the Empower Bank targeted specifically at the youths.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*32.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning to appraise the

            House on the progress the country has made towards the clearance of debts owed to

            the African Development Bank, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank and

            other multilateral institutions through the Arrears Clearance Strategy.

                       

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*33.     Hon. Gonese: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning to disclose to

            The House the findings of the Commission of Enquiry headed by the Retired Judge

            Smith regarding the erosion of the Insurance Policies and Pension Plans due to the

            dollarization and demonetization of the Zimbabwean currency.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*34.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development to inform the House on the impact of S.I. 64 of 2016 in terms of promoting local production and enhancing capacity utilisation.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*35.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development what progress has been made towards the disposal of IDC’s loss making units and reversal to its core function of venture capitalist.

 

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

*36.     Hon: Chikomba L. To ask the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development to explain to the House, Government’s position regarding prosecution of companies such as Ok Mart in Bulawayo which have two different pricing system, e.g. the shelf price and the till price.

                                                                                                [Deferred from 6th December, 2017]

 

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NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

 

Estate Administrators Amendment Bill, 2016 (H.B. 8, 2016)

 

 

New clause inserted after clause 9

 

By The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

      On page 8 of the Bill, after clause 9, inserted the following new clause, the subsequent clauses being renumbered accordingly: ¾

 

10 Amendment of section 54 of Cap. 27:20

Section 54 (“Improper of disgraceful conduct”)(1) of the principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following paragraphs after paragraph (g)¾

               “(h)   demands from any client, employee or prospective employee any sexual favour as a condition of—

                           (i)   the rendering of any service in his or her capacity as a registered person;

                          (ii)   the mitigation or waiver of any fee for any professional service in his or her capacity as a registered person;

                         (iii)   doing anything in relation to an employee or potential employee of the registered person that would constitute an unfair labour practice by an employer in terms of section 8(g) of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01]

(iv)    engages in unwelcome sexually-determined behaviour towards any client

                      or employee, whether verbal or otherwise, such as making physical contact or advances, sexually coloured remarks, or displaying pornographic materials in the place where the registered person carries on his or her work.”

 

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