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SENATE VOTES 26 SEPTEMBER 2017 NO 02

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No. 2

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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FIFTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 26th SEPTEMBER 2017

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Half past Two o’clock pm.

President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

 

 

Bhebhe

Bhobho H,

Buka F,

Chabuka K,

Charumbira Chief,

Chiduku Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini D.A,

Chimutengwende C.C.C,

Chipanga T.S

Chisunga Chief,

Chizema C,

Gampu Chief,

Goto R,

Gwenzi Chief,

Jadagu G.T,

Khumalo D.T,

Komichi M,

Mabhugu F E,

Machingaifa T,

Makone T,

Makore J,

Makwarimba C,

Maluleke M.O,

Manyeruke J,

Marava M,

Masendu Chief,

Mashavakure N,

Masuku A,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mawire J,

Mkhwebu A,

Mohadi T.B,

Mtshane Chief,

Mugabe C.T,

Mumvuri D.D.E,

Muronzi M,

Murwira T,

Musaka M.B,

Musarurwa Chief,

Mutsvangwa M,

Muzenda T.V,

Ncube S,

Nembire Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyambuya M.R.  Rtd. Gen.

Nyangazonke Chief,

Nyathi R,

Sekeremai T.S,

Shiri A,

Shoko G,

Siansali Chief,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Sinampande H.M

Tawengwa C.Z,

Timveos L,

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

 

Hon. Mathuthu T.A, Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V, Hon. Sen. Muzenda T.V.

 

1.         The President of the Senate informed the Senate that Thematic Committees as constituted during the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament would continue to operate pending the appointment of new Committees for the Fifth Session of the Eighth Parliament by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders.

 

2.         Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane, moved: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows: –

 

May it please you, your Excellency President:

 

We, the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament. 

 

On the motion of the Minister of Defence: Debate   adjourned until tomorrow.

           

3.         On the motion of the Minister of Defence: The Senate adjourned at twenty nine minutes past  three o’clock pm.

           

 

 

                                                                                    E. MADZONGWE,

                                                                                       President of the Senate.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER 2017

 

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

 

1.         Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 26th September, 2017- The Minister of Defence).

[Time elapsed: 52 minutes]

 

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

 

May it please you, your Excellency President:

 

We, the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament- Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira. 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 28TH SEPTEMBER 2017

 

    

QESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

        QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

  *        QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to inform the House what policy is used by land officers to allocate land in view of the fact that they do so without the knowledge of the traditional leadership who are fully conversant with their environment in terms of sacred areas and  pastoral land for their livestock.

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Timveos: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain to the House why District Administrators (D.As) were removed from the administration of rural councils as this has stalled developmental projects with council officials becoming uncontrollable on issues to do with finances.

 

*3.       Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minster of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain;

 

(a)    Why Council Chairpersons and Finance Chairpersons for Zimbabwe Town Councils were removed from being signatories to council bank account, a situation which has left senior council employees solely responsible thus abusing public funds as they are no longer accountable to the public and run the council like a private entity

(b)   The role of councillors who are not accountable for the disbursement of funds in the council.

 

*4.       Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs;

(a)    Why Justice Rita Makarau plays a triple role as judge of the Supreme Court, Secretary for Judiciary Services Commission and Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

(b)   To further explain what role she would play in the event election results are contested.

 

*5.       Hon. Sen. Timeveos:  To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to explain to the House why the Anti-Corruption Commission has no arresting powers.

 

*6.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises to inform the House;

(a)    whether or not members of cooperatives pay taxes to the fiscus

(b)   Whether cooperative businesses are insured.

 

*7.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to explain

(a)    Whether or not farmers in resettlement areas are insured against natural disasters;

(b)   How a farmer can be assisted in case of loses of one hundred and fifty or more hectares of maize crop due to veld fires.

(c)    How farmers are sensitised on setting up fire guards or fire breaks in place to avert veld fires.

(d)   What the Ministry’s policy is as regards the protection of farmers from unscrupulous buyers who want to cash in on maize that was harvested under the Command Agriculture Programme.

 

*8.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House;

(a)    The success and failures of the 2016 budget;

(b)   How the Ministry managed to empower people with disabilities economically

 

*9.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House what benefits the nation has realized from the Chinese people who are in business in the country.

 

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