Friday, 20th July, 2007

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545 Mr Malama (Mfuwe) - to ask the Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives whether there are any plans to empower subsistence farmers in the Northern Province with loans to enable them buy more cattle.

546 Mr Bonshe (Mufumbwe) - to ask the Minister of Home Affairs when the Government will construct houses and offices for police officers in Mufumbwe District.

547 Dr Chishimba (Kasama Central) - to ask the Minister of Home Affairs:

(a) how many cases of sexual abuse of female children were reported to the police over the last five years, province by province;

(b) how many of the accused persons were successfully convicted for the crime above;

(c) whether there are any traditional leaders who were reported to have sexually abused young girls in the same period and, if so, who are they; and

(d) how many of the traditional leaders at (c) above were arrested, tried and convicted.

548 Mr D Mwila (Chipili) - to ask the Minister of Finance and National Planning whether there are fixed dates on which officers in the public service are paid their monthly salaries and, if so, on what dates are the following officers paid:

(i) civil servants;
(ii) teachers; and
(iii) police officers.

549 Mr Matongo (Pemba) - to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs what Zambia’s latest position is on NEPAD.

550 Mr C Mulenga (Chinsali) - to ask the Minister of Education:

(a) what progress the Government has made in the construction of the Mulakupikwa Teachers’ Training College in Chinsali Parliamentary Constituency; and

(b) how much money has so far been spent on the college and when the project will be completed.

551 Mr Mbewe (Chadiza) - to ask the Minister of Local Government and Housing:

(a) how many of the following types of houses were built by the National Housing Authority from 2004 to 2006:

(i)  low cost;
(ii)  medium cost; and
(iii)  high cost; and

 (b) where the houses at (a) above were built.

552 Ms Kapata (Mandevu) - to ask the Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives:

(a) how many markets in Lusaka are run by co-operative societies registered under the Ministry;

(b) how the levies collected from the markets are utilised since most of the markets are dilapidated;

(c) whether the Lusaka City Council benefits from the market levies since most of them are constructed on council land; and

(d) what percentage of the market levies are ploughed back into the community.

553 Mr Nyirenda (Kamfinsa) - to ask the Minister of Health:

(a) what measures the Ministry has taken to minimise the following problems:

(i) shortage of drugs in rural and peri-urban areas;
(ii) shortage of linen in general and, in Kitwe, in particular; and
(iii) shortage of medical staff; and

(b) why the Government is failing to meet the incentives Zambian doctors and nurses demand in preference to foreign medical personnel who are well remunerated and accommodated.

554 Mr Milupi (Luena) - to ask the Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives when fish restocking in the Western Province, especially in the Barotse plains, will commence.

555 Mr Chanda (Kankoyo) - to ask the Minister of Mines and Minerals Development:

(a) how many new mines have been opened country-wide since 1st January, 2007;

(b) how many casual workers were employed by the mining industry from 31st January, 2006 to-date; and

(c) what has happened to the people who were living in areas where new mines have been opened.

556 Mr Simama (Kalulushi) - to ask the Minister of Lands what measures the Ministry has taken to resettle the farmers who were removed from the site earmarked for a smelter plant at Chambishi.

557 Mrs Musokotwane (Katombola) - to ask the Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives:

(a) how many women have so far benefited from the Fertiliser Support Programme from 2001 to 2006, province by province; and

(b) what tourism ventures are women involved in.

558 Dr Njobvu (Milanzi) - to ask the Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives:

(a) how many agricultural camps are in the country, province by province; and

(b) how many of these camps are not manned, province by province.

559 Mr Mwapela (Kalabo Central) - to ask the Minister of Works and Supply:

(a) whether there are any plans to replace the pontoon at Libonda Royal Palace on the Zambezi River; and

(b) whether there are any plans to construct a bridge on the Luanginga River, at Kalabo Boma, connecting Liuwa National Park.


Mr Lubinda

Leave to Introduce a Private Members’ Bill:  That, in accordance with the National Assembly Standing Order No. 98 (2) (a), this House grants leave for the introduction of a Private Members’ Bill entitled: The Parliamentary and Ministerial Code of Conduct (Amendment) Bill, 2007.

1 Presidential Emoluments (Amendment)  Bill   (N.A.B. 15/2007)
        Third Reading

2 Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices (Emoluments) (Amendment) Bill    (N.A.B. 17/2007)
       Third Reading

3 Constitutional Offices (Emoluments) (Amendment) Bill     (N.A.B. 16/2007)
      Third Reading