Thursday, 18th March, 2010

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402    Mr D Mwila (Chipili) - to ask the Minister of Education when the Government will construct schools in the following areas in Chipili Parliamentary Constituency:

(a)    Kansonta;

(b)    Chifuntwe;

(c)    Mimbulu;

(d)    Masamba;

(e)    Milonge; and

(f)    Kane.

403    Mr Muntanga (Kalomo Central) - to ask the Minister of Health:

(a)    when the construction of Kalomo Hospital will be completed and opened to the public;

(b)    how many rural health centres are planned for construction in Kalomo Central Parliamentary Constituency;

(c)    whether there are any plans to upgrade Namwianga Health Centre in Kalomo District to a first referral hospital; and

(d)    when the required staffing levels in the hospital and clinics in Kalomo District will be attained.

404    Mr Kambwili (Roan) - to ask the Vice President and Minister of Justice:

(a)    how many magistrates there are in Zambia; and

(b)    what the approved establishment of magistrates is.

405    Mr Mukanga (Kantanshi) - to ask the Minister of Works and Supply:

(a)    when the Government will complete the construction of the Government complex in Kamwala in Lusaka;

(b)    what the estimated cost of completing the construction works is; and

(c)    how long it has taken the Government to reach the current level of construction.

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

(a)    what percentage of the Zambian population was tested for HIV/AIDS as of 31st December, 2009;

(b)    whether HIV/AIDS in-patients at public health facilities have a different menu from other patients, which takes into account their special nutritional requirements and, if so, what the average cost of feeding each HIV/AIDS patient each month is; and

(c)    what the current doctor-patient ratio in peri-urban and rural areas of Zambia is.

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

(a)    how many operational aeroplanes the Zambia Flying Doctor Service (ZFDS) owned as of 30th November, 2009;

(b)    how many employees were employed by the ZFDS as of 5th December, 2009; and

(c)    how many medical doctors are currently employed by the ZFDS and how many are seconded to the institution.

408    Mr Mukanga (Kantanshi) - to ask the Minister of Health:

(a)    whether there are any measures to ensure that traditional male circumcision is carried out under hygienic conditions;

(b)    how many Zambian men underwent circumcision in Government health facilities from 2008 to-date; and

(c)    whether male circumcision has helped curb the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

409    Mr Hamusonde (Nangoma) - to ask the Minister of Works and Supply when rehabilitation works on the Kasalu/Kezwa palace road in Nangoma Parliamentary Constituency will be completed.

410    Mr Chitonge (Mwansabombwe) - to ask the Minister of Health:

(a)    how many staff houses are earmarked for construction at rural health centres in Mwansabombwe Parliamentary Constituency;

(b)    how many VIP toilets will be constructed at the above facilities; and

(c)    when the two maternity annexes built from Constituency Development Funds at Munushi and Salanga Rural Health Centres in Mwansabombwe Parliamentary Constituency will be provided with linen, maternity beds and other necessities.

411    Mr Chitonge (Mwansabombwe) - to ask the Minister of Health:

(a)    how many cases of HIV/AIDS were recorded in Luapula Province from January to December, 2008;

(b)    which district had the highest number of cases; and

(c)    of the HIV/AIDS patients in the province, how many underwent full medical investigations before being put on anti-retroviral treatment.

412    Mr D Mwila (Chipili) - to ask the Minister of Education:

(a)    what the total monthly wage bill of the University of Zambia (UNZA) is;

(b)    why the salaries are paid late most of the time;

(c)    when the last collective agreement between the union and management was signed; and

(d)    when UNZA management and the union will enter into a new collective agreement.


Mr Sikota, SC

Report of the Parliamentary Select Committee:  That this House do adopt the Report of the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to scrutinise the Presidential appointment of Mr Abyudi James Shonga Jnr, SC, to serve as Attorney-General of the Republic of Zambia, for the Fourth Session of the Tenth National Assembly, laid on the Table of the House on 17th March, 2010.


1    Public Interest  Disclosure (Protection of Whistleblowers)  Bill  (N.A.B 12/2010)                 
      Committee Stage
2    The Local Government (Amendment) Bill   (N.A.B. 14/2010)
       Report Stage