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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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TUESDAY, 21ST NOVEMBER, 2017

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m.

The Speaker in the Chair

 

Prayers

 

Members Present

Beremauro G,

Bhebhe A,

Bimha M.C,

Bhuda- Masara S.

Chabaya B.

Chakona P.

Chamisa N.

Chapfika D.

Chasi F.

Chibagu G,

Chibaya A,

Chidhakwa S.

Chigudu M.

Chigumba C.C.

Chikomba L.

Chikukwa ,

Chikuni E.

Chikwama B.

Chikwinya N.

Chimanikire .G

Chimedza P,

Chimwamurombe A,

Chinamasa P,

Chinanzvavana C,

Chingosho C.P,

Chinomona M.M

Chinotimba J

Chiota P.C,

Chipato A,

Chirisa F,

Chisorochengwe T,

Chitindi C,

Chitura L,

Chiwa D,

Chiwetu J.Z,

Cross E.G,

Damasane S.A.E,

Dinha M.T,

Dhewa M.W,

Dube S,

Dube T.J,

Dutiro P,

Dziva T.M,

Gabbuza J.G,

Gandawa G,

Gangarahwe G,

Gezi T.

Goche N.T,

Gonese I.T,

Gumbo E,

Gumbo J.M,

Gumbo S,

Guzah K.N,

Gwanetsa K.K,

Gwanongodza E,

Haritatos P,

Holder J,

Hungwa  G,

Hungwe O.S,

Jaboon J,

Kachepa N,

Kadungure D.A,

Kagonye P,

Kanengoni T.R,

Kanhanga E.W,

Karoro D,

Katsiru L,

Kaundikiza M,

Kazembe K,

Khanye N,

Khumalo M,

Khumalo T,

Khupe T,

Kuruneri C,

Kwaramba G,

Labode M.R

Langa A,

Mabuwa C,

Machingauta C,

Machingura R,

Mackenzie I,

Madanha M,

Madondo T,

Madubeko J,

Maduza T,

Madzinga P,

Mahiya M,

Mahoka S,

Majaya B,

Majome F.J,

Makari Z,

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,

Mashayamombe S,

Mashonganyika D,

Masiya D,

Masuku P,

Matambanadzo M,

Matangaidze T.M,

Matangira R.T,

Mataruse P,

Matienga M,

Matimba K.M,

Matiza B.J,

Matsikinyere N,

Matsunga S,

Matuke L,

Mavenyengwa R,

Mavima P,

Mawere M. D. V,

Mawere M.R.N.S,

Maziwisa P,

Mbwembwe E.N,

Mguni O,

Mguni N,

Mhere E,

Mhlanga J.N,

Mhona F. T.

Misihairabwi-Mushonga P.

Mkandla M.

Mlambo W.B. J.

Mlilo N.

Mliswa P.T.

Mnamgagwa A.

Mohadi. K.C.

Mombeshora D. T.

Moyo F.

Moyo L.

Mpala M.

Mpariwa P.

Mpofu B.

Mpofu M. M.

Mpofu O.M.

Mpofu R.

Mpofu S.

Mtingwende T.

Muchenje F.

Mchenje  S.M.

Muchinguri O.

Mudambo T.

Mudarikwa S.

Mudau M.

Muderedzwa R.

Mudzuri E.

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A.

Mugidho M.

Muguti R.

Mukanduri S.T.

Mukupe T.

Mukwangwariwa F.G.

Mukwena R.

Munengami F.

Munichinzwa M.

Mupereri V.

Mupfumi I.F.

Muponora I.

Musabayana D.

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Musundire A. L.

Musvaire W.

Mutinhiri A.

Mutomba W.

Mutseyami P. C.

Muzenda T.M.

Muzondiwa E S

Ncube A.

Ncube D.M.

Ncube G.M.

Ncube H.

Ncube O.

Ncube S.

Ndebele A

Ndhlovu A.

Ndlovu B.

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 Malach

Nleya L.

Nyamupinga B B

Nyanhongo M.

Nyere C.

Nyoni S.

Omar J.

Passade J.

Pedzisai I.

Pemhenayi B. J.K.

Phiri F P.

Porusingazi E.

Runzirwayi J.M.

Runesu B.

Rungani A.

Ruvai E.

Samukange J.T.

Sansole T.W.

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Savanhu T.

Seremwe B.

Shamu W.K.

Shava J.

Shongedza E.

Sibanda C.C.

Sibanda D.S.

Sibanda D. P.

Sibanda K.

Sibanda L.

Sibanda M.

Sibanda Z.

Sithole G. K.

Simbanegavi Y.

Sindi C.

Tarusenga U. D.

Thembani S. Z .

Toffa J.

Tongofa M.

Tshuma B.

Tshuma D.

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C.

Uta K.

Vutete M.

Wadyajena J.M.

Watson N. J.

Zemura L.

Zhou P.

Zhou T

Zindi I

Ziyambi Z.

Zvidzai S.

Zwizwai M.

 

 

Absence with leave

Hon. R. P. Mphoko, Hon. Anastancia Ndhlovu Hon. Zhanda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

 

 

Absence with leave

Hon. R. P. Mphoko, Hon. Anastancia Ndhlovu Hon. Zhanda.

 

1.                  The Speaker made the following announcement:

 

          INTRODUCTION

Honourable Members,

The Chair wishes to inform the House that today, 21 November 2017, the Speaker of the National Assembly received a Notice of Motion to remove the President from Office as prescribed in section 97 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.  The mover of the motion is Hon. Senator Mutsvangwa seconded by Hon. Maridadi. In terms of both substantive and procedural compliance, the Speaker have found the Motion to be admissible. As you may all be aware, this Motion is unprecedented in the history of post-independence Zimbabwe. In this regard, therefore, and pursuant to the need to guide the proceedings accordingly, the Chair shall outline the fundamental Rules of Procedure that will be used in dealing with the Motion.

 

REMOVAL OF THE PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE

The Constitution of Zimbabwe, as the supreme law of the Republic of Zimbabwe as enunciated in section 2 of the same, provides as follows:

(1) This Constitution is the supreme law of Zimbabwe and any law, practice, custom or conduct inconsistent with it is invalid to the extent of the inconsistency.

(2) The obligations imposed by this Constitution are binding on every person, natural or juristic, including the State and all executive, legislative and judicial institutions and agencies of government at every level, and must be fulfilled by them.

 

In view of the above, myself and the President of the Senate and I have agreed that all processes shall be done in a manner which recognises the values of constitutional supremacy, legality and the rule of law. As such, the Chair shall proceed to outline what the law enumerates before outlining the Rules of Procedure for this Joint Sitting of the Senate and the National Assembly and the next series of Joint Sittings on the Motion to remove the President from Office.

Section 97 of the Constitution highlights the linear process which must be followed in the removal of the President from Office. Under section 97 of the Constitution, the process of removing the President from Office can be conveniently split into three distinct phases.

STAGE 1: ADOPTION OF THE MOTION STAGE TO REMOVE THE PRESDIENT FROM OFFICE

Section 97(1) of the Constitution provides that:

“The Senate and the National Assembly, by a joint resolution passed by at least one-half of their total membership may resolve that the question whether or not the President or a Vice-President should be removed from office for

(a) serious misconduct;

(b) failure to obey, uphold or defend this Constitution;

(c) wilful violation of this Constitution; or

(d) inability to perform the functions of the office because of physical or mental incapacity;

should be investigated in terms of this section”.

At this point, it is important to note that the afore-stated grounds of removal of the President from office can be singularly or severally/jointly pursued. In addition, at least 174 Members of Parliament of both Houses in the Joint Sitting of Parliament must vote in the affirmative to pass the motion to institute proceedings for the removal of the President from office.  Currently, the total Membership of Parliament is 347. The Senate has 78 Members, meaning there are two vacancies. The National Assembly has 269 Members, meaning there is one vacancy.

 

The calculation of a required threshold of numbers has been guided by section 344(4) of the Constitution which provides that Any reference to the total membership of Parliament is a reference to the total number of persons who for the time being are Members of Parliament”.

 

STAGE 2: APPOINTMENT OF A JOINT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE CHARGES AGAINST THE PRESIDENT

In the event that the procedure outlined in Stage 1 has been satisfied and passed in the affirmative, the Committee of Standing Rules and Orders takes the process further. Section 97(2) of the Constitution provides that:

(2) Upon the passing of a resolution in terms of subsection (1), the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders must appoint a joint committee of the Senate and the National Assembly consisting of nine members reflecting the political composition of Parliament, to investigate the removal from office of the President or Vice-President, as the case may be.

As outlined in section 151 of the Constitution, the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders enjoys exclusive jurisdiction and supremacy in:

(a) supervising the administration of Parliament;

(b) formulating Standing Orders;

(c) considering and deciding all matters concerning Parliament; and

(d) exercising any other functions that may be conferred or imposed on the  

     committee by this Constitution or by Standing Orders or any other law.

 

STAGE 3: APPOINTMENT OF THE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE

Accordingly, the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders shall immediately proceed to appoint a nine Member joint committee and give it its terms of reference to investigate the removal of the President.  The Chair shall announce the names of the joint committee which shall immediately starts its work.

 

STAGE 4: REPORTING AND FINAL VOTING STAGE

Section 97(3) of the Constitution provides that

“If—

(a) the joint committee appointed in terms of subsection (2) recommends the    removal from office of the President or Vice-President; and

(b) the Senate and the National Assembly, by a joint resolution passed by at least two-thirds of their total membership, resolve that the President or Vice-President, as the case may be, should be removed from office;

the President or Vice-President thereupon ceases to hold office”.

Two thirds of the current members require at least 232 Members of Parliament to vote in the affirmative.

 

RULES TO BE APPLIED ON THE MOTION TO REMOVE THE PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE

 

PART I

JOINT SITTINGS

 

1. Application

     These rules shall apply to this Joint Sitting and the next series of Joint Sittings until the motion on the removal of the President from office has been disposed of.

 

2. Calling of joint sittings

      (1) A joint sitting of the National Assembly and the Senate may be held for the purposes mentioned in section 97 of the Constitution.

      (2) The Speaker and the President of the Senate, must make the necessary 

arrangements for such a joint sitting.

 

3. Presiding officer

The Speaker, or in his absence the President of the Senate, must preside at any joint sitting of the National Assembly and the Senate.

 

4. Relief of presiding officer

An elected presiding officer of either House must take the Chair whenever requested to do so by the Speaker or the President of the Senate.

 

5. Venue

Joint sittings shall be held at any place taking into account public interest, security or convenience.

6. Quorum

The quorum of the joint sitting shall be at least one half of the total membership of Parliament.

 

PART II

CONDUCT AND DEBATE GENERAL RULES

7. Members in House

Unless otherwise stated in these Interim Joint Standing Orders, Rules relating to Order in the House, Rules of Debate, Divisions and any other relevant provisions in the National Assembly and Senate shall mutatis mutandis apply in the joint sitting.

 

8. Limitation of speech

A Member must not exceed ten (10) minutes in speaking to any question before the House, except in the case of a Vice-President, Ministers and Members in moving a motion and in replying to the debate thereon:

 

9. Disorderly conduct in Joint Sitting

(1) If the Presiding Officer is of the opinion that a member is deliberately contravening a provision of these Rules, or that a member is in contempt of or is disregarding the authority of the Chair, or that a member’s conduct is grossly disorderly, he or she may order the member to withdraw immediately from the Chamber for the remainder of the sitting.

(2) The Sergeant-at-Arms must act on such orders as he or she may receive from the Chair in pursuance of this Standing Order.

 (3) Members ordered to withdraw in pursuance of this Standing Order, or who are suspended in pursuance of Standing Order 109, must immediately withdraw from the precincts of the House.

11. Power to name Member

      If o            n any occasion the Chair deems that the powers conferred under Standing Order No. 109 and Standing Order No. 107 of the National Assembly and Senate respectively, are inadequate to deal with the offence he or she may name such Member.

 

12. Temporary suspension from service of House

 

(1) Any Member who disregards the authority of the Chair or persistently and wilfully disrupts the business of the House commits an offence for which he or she may be suspended from the service of the House.

      (2)  Any Member may move a motion in respect of which no amendment, adjournment or debate must be allowed, for the temporary suspension from the service of the House of any Member who has been named by the Chair in terms of Standing Order No. 109 and Standing Order No. 107 of the National Assembly and Senate respectively.

      (3) When the motion referred to in suborder (2) has been moved, the Speaker must immediately put the question that such Member shall be suspended from the service of the House.

      (4) If any Member is suspended in terms of this Standing Order, his or her suspension must continue on the¾

(a)    first occasion for one sitting day;

(b)   second occasion for two sitting days;

(c)    third or any subsequent occasion for three sitting days

            (6) In the event of¾

(a)    a Member being suspended from the service of the House in terms of this Standing Order he or she may submit to the Presiding a written expression of regret which must be entered in the journal of the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament and laid before the House;

(b)   a written expression of regret referred to in paragraph (a) being   laid before the joint sitting, any Member may move a motion, in respect of which no amendment, adjournment or debate shall be allowed, for a discharge of the order of suspension;

(c)    a motion referred to in paragraph (b) has been moved, the Presiding Officer must immediately put the question that such Member be readmitted to the service of the joint sitting of both Houses;

(d)   the question put in paragraph (c) passing in the affirmative, the suspension order must be discharged and the Member readmitted.

      (7) A Member who has been suspended from the joint sitting in terms of this Standing Order must immediately withdraw from the chamber and or the precincts of Parliament until such time as the period of suspension has expired or he or she has been readmitted in terms of suborder (6).

 

13. Member withdraws while conduct under debate

      Every Member against whom any charge by way of motion has been made and whose conduct is under debate, having been heard in his or her place, must withdraw while such charge is under debate and must take no further part in the proceedings.

 

PART III

GENERAL MATTERS

 

14 General

Upon entering the Chamber, Members shall register their attendance with the Sergeant-at-Arms by signing in the Joint Sitting Register.

 

15 Voting

In addition to the provisions of section 138 of the Constitution, when voting Members shall for the purposes of transparency and accountability produce their

Parliament Identity Cards or a valid National Identification Document to the tellers prior to signing against the name and vote on the Division List.

 

Honourable Members,

 

What I have outlined above are the Rules that shall bind us during proceedings on this motion.  I am appealing for tolerance, calmness and recognition of the respect for the inherent dignity and worthy of every member.

 

After consultation with the President of the Senate, we have agreed to convene the Joint Sitting of Parliament at the Harare International Conference Centre at 1630 hours today, Tuesday, 21 November 2017. Ordinary Sitting times for both Houses of Parliament shall not apply in respect of a motion to remove the President from Office.

 

Members shall now proceed to the Harare International Conference Centre. All Members must be seated by 1630hrs.

 

 

2.          On the motion of the Minister of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation: The House adjourned at twelve minutes to three o’clock pm until Tuesday, 28th November, 2017 at a quarter past two o`clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

ADV. J. F. MUDENDA,

Speaker.

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TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER, 2017

 

            ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

1.                The Minister of lands 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 the inform 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 Public Service, 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 Public Service, 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 Public Service, 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  

                and Commerce)

 

 

                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 11]

       

          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 and Commerce

 

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

 

(See Notice of Amendments)

 

7.              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.

 

8.              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

 

9.              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

 

10.            Second Reading: Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill (H.B. 19, 2015)   

        The Minister of Mines and Mining Development.

 

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

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

Question proposed: That the Insolvency Bill (H.B.11, 2016) be now read a second time.

 

 

 

12.            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.

 

13.       Hon. Nduna

hon Maondera

 

             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).

 

 

14.       Hon. Nduna

Hon. Maondera

 

             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).

 

15.      Hon. Nyamupinga

           Hon. Chirisa

 

            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)

 

16.       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; 

                        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.

 

17.       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.

 

 

18.       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.

 

19.      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.

 

20.      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.

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. 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.

23.       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.

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. 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.

 

27.       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.

 

28.       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).

29.       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).

30.       Hon. Mahiya

            Hon. Mguni

 

            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).

 

31.       Hon Chitindi

            Hon. Gwanetsa

 

            That this House takes notes of the Second Report of Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture,             Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on Agricultural Colleges and Command Agriculture.       [S.C. 11, 2017].

 

32.       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. 

 

33.       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.

 

           

 34.      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: 4]

 

            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

 

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

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 7]

 

  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

 

36.       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: 14]

 

  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

 

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

 

[Days elapsed: 38]

 

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)      through a properly structured administration;

 

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

   revived in line with dictates of the ZIMASSET Blueprint;

 

d)     The welfare of the Mining community and the workers of these mines be improved.

 

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

 

       

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

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

 

                                                                                                                    [Days elapsed: 11]

           

            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;

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

 

39.       Committee of Supply.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER, 2017

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

t    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*           QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.       Hon. Majome:  To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to inform the House when the Registrar General, Mr Tobaiwa Mudede was born; and further explain if he is above 65 years and why he has not retired from the Civil Service.

 

[Deferred from 11th October, 2017]

 

*2.       Hon S. Mangwende:  To ask the Minister of Public Service, 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]

*3.       Hon Phiri F.:  To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare what the             Ministry is doing to promote employment to ex – convicts since prisons are providing        correctional services.

[Deferred from 18th October, 2017]

 

*4.       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]

 

*5.       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]

 

*6.       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]

 

 

*7.       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]

*8.       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]

 

*9.       Hon Gezi:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to inform the House the measures the Ministry has put in place to ensure that winter farmers have adequate wheat seed for the 2017 – 2018 season as a way of averting the current situation where farmers end up resorting to planting an unknown wheat variety.

 

[Transferred on 27th September, 2017]

 

*10.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation

            Development to inform the House:

 

            a)         How much has been collected from the tobacco levy to date towards the    Afforestation Fund

 

            b)         Whether Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board has made any progress in the             establishment of woodlots from the Afforestation Fund.

 

 

[Deferred from 18th October, 2017]

 

*11.     Hon Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of  Tourism Environment and Hospitality Industry 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]

 

 

*12.     Hon Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Tourism, Environment and Hospitality Industry 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]

 

*13.     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]

 

*14.     Hon. Brig. Gen. Kanhanga:  To ask the Minister of Tourism Environment and Hospitality Industry 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]

 

*15.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of Culture and Heritage 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]

 

*16.     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]

 

*17.     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]

 

*18.     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.

 

*19.     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.

 

*20.     Hon. Brig. Gen. Kanhanga:  To ask the Minister of Sports and Recreation to explain whether it is government policy to fire national team coaches whenever they lose a match,         be it soccer, cricket or volleyball as was the case with Mr Calisto Pasuwa.

 

[Deferred from 11th October, 2017]

 

 

*21.     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.

 

*22.     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.

 

 

*23.     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.

 

*24.     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.

 

*25.     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.

 

*26.     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.

 

 

*27.     Hon. Thembani Z.  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs 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

 

*28.     Hon. Phiri F.:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Rural Development 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.

 

*29.     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.

 

*30.     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.

 

 

*31.     Hon Phiri F.:  To ask the Minister of ICT Postal and Courier Services what plans are in place to re – open the Kadoma Rimuka Post Office which closed down several years ago.

 

*32.     Hon Phiri F.:  To ask the Minister of ICT Postal and Courier Services when the Ministry is going to establish a Community Information Centre in Kadoma.

 

 

*33.     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.

 

*34.     Hon Phiri F.:  To ask the Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees 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.

 

 

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

 

*36.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development 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

 

*37.     Hon. Gonese: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development 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.

 

*38.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and

            Technology Development to appraise the House on the progress the Ministry has made

            towards the development of master plans and designs for the three new State

            universities in Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Matabeleland South as well as for the

            rehabilitation of existing infrastructure at Epoch Mine for Gwanda State University,

            considering that US$1.75 million was allocated for these activities in the 2017 national

            budget.

 

*39.     Hon Masuku P.:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education what the

            Government Policy is in terms of ensuring that the locals benefit from Tertiary

            Institutions within them.

 

 

*40.     Hon. Masuku P.:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education to inform the House what the government policy is as far as students  who fail to pay their outstanding fees are concerned and to further clarify whether or not they can be employed when they do not have their results.

 

*41.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to inform the House what

            The impact of S.I. 64 of 2016 has been like to date in terms of promoting local

            production and enhancing capacity utilisation.

 

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

 

*43.     Hon. Nduna: To ask the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic

            Empowerment to appraise the House whether there is any progress in the

            Establishment and capitalisation of the Empower Bank targeted specifically at the

            youths.

 

 

*44.     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.

        

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

 

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

 

 

New clause inserted after clause 9

 

By the Hon. 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 any thing 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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