Tuesday, 4th August, 2009

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406 Mr Matongo (Pemba) - to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:

(a) in view of the shift from political to economic diplomacy, what measures have been taken to ensure that Zambia’s missions have full complement of qualified staff in the economic field;

(b) what are the academic qualifications of the current staff in the Zambia’s missions in the SADC Region at the following staff levels:

 (i) Deputy Head of Mission;
 (ii) First Secretary; and
 (iii) Trade or Education Attache; and

(c) What are the academic qualifications of the current staff in the following Zambia’s economic missions:

 (i) Tokyo;
 (ii) Brussels;
 (iii) New York; and
 (iv) Addis Ababa.

407 Mr Mwango (Kanchibiya) - to ask the Minister of Health:

(a) how many rural health centres are earmarked for rehabilitation in 2009 in Kanchibiya Parliamentary Constituency; and

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

408 Mr Mwenya (Nkana) - to ask the Minister of Education:

(a) what the progression rate of students at the University of Zambia is, semester by semester;

(b) how many first year students were excluded from the University in the first semester in the 2008/2009 academic year; and

(c) how many of the students who failed to meet the progression limits proceeded to the second semester in the above academic year.

409 Mr Kakoma (Zambezi West) - to ask the Minister of Education:

(a) when the construction of the following basic schools in Zambezi West Parliamentary Constituency will be completed:

(i) Matondo;
(ii) Milomboyi;
(iii) Kangulunga; and
(iv) Muswiza;

(b) what has caused the delay in completing the construction; and

(c) how much more money is needed to complete the construction.

410 Mr Mukanga (Kantanshi) - to ask the Minister of Health how much it costs to train one nurse in Government training institutions in the following fields:

(a) enrolled nursing;

(b) midwifery; and

(c) registered nursing.

411 Mr D Mwila (Chipili) - to ask the Minister of Communications and Transport:

(a) when the Zambia Postal Services Board will be appointed;

(b) how much money the Government released to the Zambia Postal Services from 2006 to 2008, year by year; and

 (c) whether the company will be privatised and, if so, when.

412 Dr Kalumba (Chienge) - to ask the Vice-President and Minister of Justice when the Government will establish a magistrates court in Chienge District.

413 Mr Nyirenda (Kamfinsa) - to ask the Minister of Works and Supply when the road from Kamfinsa Prison to the Ndola-Kitwe dual carriage way will be rehabilitated.

414 Mrs Mwamba (Lukashya) - to ask the Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives:

(a) what measures the Government has taken to facilitate the export of beef to the following:

(i) African countries; and
(ii) the European Community;

(b) whether there are any private companies in Zambia that have expressed interest in exporting beef and, if so, what their names are; and

(c) what measures have been taken to ensure that Zambian beef is of export quality in the face of corridor disease in various parts of the country.

415 Mr Mukanga (Kantanshi) - to ask the Minister of Community Development and Social Services:

(a) how much Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) money was received by the Ministry for community development work from 2001 to 2002; and

(b) how much of the money at (a) was used for poverty alleviation through women’s clubs.

416 Mr Malama (Mfuwe) - to ask the Minister of Home Affairs:

(a) when a police post or station will be opened at Katibunga Mission in Chief Mukungule’s area; and

 (b) when Mununga and Tazama Police Posts in Chief Mpumba’s area will be provided with motor vehicles for operations and other transport needs.

417 Dr Chishya (Pambashe) - to ask the Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives:

(a) how many community based fingerling production centres have been established in Luapula Province since the year 2000;

 (b) to what extent the fingerling production centres at (a) are contributing to the fish restocking in the water bodies of Luapula Province; and

 (c) how much of the extension services the centres at (a) are receiving from the Ministry.

418 Mr C K Banda (Chasefu) - to ask the Minister of Finance and National Planning:

(a) when and to whom the Metal Marketing Corporation (Memaco) was sold;

 (b) how much was realised from the sale;

(c) in which bank account the money was deposited and on what date; and

   (d) who the signatories to the account at (c) were.

419 Mr Katuka (Mwinilunga East) - to ask the Minister of Education:

 (a) when toilets will be constructed at Kalumbunga Middle Basic School, which was constructed under the Micro-Projects unit; and

 (b) when solar systems will be installed at the following schools in Mwinilunga East Parliamentary Constituency:

   (i) Chiwoma; and
   (ii) Kamapanda.

420 Mr Chisala (Chilubi) - to ask the Minister of Local Government and Housing whether the Ministry has any plans to establish public libraries in rural councils country-wide and, if so, when the plans will be implemented.


1 The Public-Private Partnership Bill                                                                                 (N.A.B. 13/2009)
                                                                                                                                         Second Reading

2 The Electronic Communications and                                                                             (N.A.B. 14/2009)
 Transactions Bill                                                                                                              Second Reading

3 The Information and Communication                                                                             (N.A.B. 15/2009)
 Technologies Bill                                                                                                             Second Reading

4 The Postal Services Bill                                                                                                (N.A.B. 16/2009)
                                                                                                                                         Second Reading

5  The Constitutional Offices (Emoluments)                                                                    (N.A.B. 23/2009)
  (Amendment) Bill                                                                                                            Committee Stage
6 The Presidential Emoluments                                                                                        (N.A.B. 24/2009)
 (Amendment) Bill                                                                                                            Committee Stage

7 The Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices                                                                    (N.A.B. 25/2009)
 (Emoluments) (Amendment) Bill                                                                                      Committee Stage

8  The Zambia Tanzania Pipeline (Amendment)                                                              (N.A.B. 27/2009)
  Bill                                                                                                                                  Committee Stage

9  The Zambia Law Development Commission                                                               (N.A.B. 19/2009)
  (Amendment) Bill                                                                                                             Third Reading