Tuesday, 2nd October, 2012

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56    Mr Mucheleka (Lubansenshi) - to ask the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock:

(a)    whether the Government has taken any measures to revive the cashew nut sector in Western Province;

(b)    whether the Government has analysed the cashew nut value chain in the Province; and

(c)    if so, what benefits will accrue to small-scale farmers involved in the farming of cashew nuts if the sector is revived.

57    Mr Sichula (Nakonde) - to ask the Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs:

(a)    when the Government will recognise the following historical sites:

(i)    Mwenzo in Muchinga Province; and
(ii)    The burial site for Zwangendaba; and
(b)    if the two sites will not be recognised, what the reasons are.

58    Mr Simbao (Senga Hill) - to ask the Minister of Finance by how much is the 2012 National Budget anticipated to be overrun due to the following unbudgeted for expenditure:

(a)    salary increments for public service workers;

(b)    private trips abroad undertaken by His Excellency the President’s entourage;

(c)    creation of new Ministries and subsequently new positions; and

(d)    the firing and hiring of diplomats, Permanent Secretaries and District Commissioners.

59    Mr Mushanga (Bwacha) - to ask the Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development:

(a)    what the total number of employees at ZESCO Limited was as of June, 2012; and

(b)    of the total number, how many were in the following categories of employment:

(i)    senior management;
(ii)   middle management;
(iii)  unionised employees; and
(iv) casual workers.

60    Mr Chishiba (Kafulafuta) - to ask the Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education when infrastructure that is in a deplorable state at Chiwala Technical Secondary School will be renovated.

61    Mr Njeulu (Sinjembela) - to ask the Minister of Local Government and Housing why Shangombo District was left out of the Community Access Improvement Programme which was undertaken in all the districts.

62    Mr Mutale (Kwacha) - to ask the Minister of Labour and Social Security why some companies intimidate and mistreat their workers for belonging to a trade union.

63    Mr Bwalya (Lupososhi) - to ask the Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education:

(a)    what measures have been taken to ensure that there is a sufficient number of secondary school teachers for secondary schools under construction country-wide; and

(b)    whether the construction of a laboratory at Nsombo Secondary School in Lupososhi Parliamentary Constituency, which is currently under construction, is included in the construction plan.

64    Mr S Chungu (Luanshya) - to ask the Minister of Health what the Government policy on Settling-in allowance for health workers is and when it is payable.

65    Mr Hamusonde (Nangoma) - to ask the Minister of Local Government and Housing:

(a)    what measures the Government has taken to ensure that towns and cities country-wide are kept clean; and

(b)    when vendors will be removed from the streets in Lusaka and other towns country-wide.

66    Mr Chisala (Chilubi) - to ask the Minister of Health:

(a)    what the total establishment of Government health workers in the country currently is; and

(b)    of the total establishment, how many positions were filled as of 30th January, 2012.

67    Mr Chisala (Chilubi) - to ask the Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education what the progress is on turning of the National In-Service Training College into Chalimbana University.

68    Mr Mutelo (Lukulu West) - to ask the Vice President when the Electoral Commission of Zambia will declare the following schools in Lukulu District as polling stations:

(a)    Lwee Community;

(b)    Waloti;

(c)    Masombo Community; and

(d)    Lute Community.

69    Mr Hamusonde (Nangoma) - to ask the Minister of Local Government and Housing:

(a)    why the mining of sand has been allowed around Kasisi area which is very close to the Lusaka East Multi-Facility Economic Zone; and

(b)    whether the action at (a) will not compromise the security of the Zone.

70    Mr Sing’ombe (Dundumwezi) - to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:

(a)    how many immigration officers are currently working as Immigration Attaches’ at Zambia’s foreign missions; and

(b)    whether there is uniformity in the staff establishments in the Zambia’s foreign missions and, if not, why.


The Hon Minister of Finance

Public Accounts Committee – Membership:  That the following Members do constitute the Public Accounts Committee for the Second Session of the Eleventh National Assembly:

Mr V Mwale, MP
Mr M H Malama, MP
Mrs M G Imenda, MP
Mr P M Mucheleka, MP
Mr C Matafwali, MP
Mr H H Hamududu, MP
Mr J E S Chishiba, MP
Mr A C Milambo, MP
Mr M Mbulakulima, MP

1    Thanks - His Excellency the President’s Address – Motion (25th September)  - Resumption of Debate.