Wednesday. 29th July, 2009

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361 Mr Malama (Mfuwe) - to ask the Minister of Works and Supply:

(a) when the road leading to Chief Nabwalya’s Palace in Mpika    District will be constructed;

(b) how the K2.8 billion previously allocated for construction of the road at (a) above was spent; and

(c) whether Supreme Contractors who were engaged to construct the road above will continue with the project.

362 Mr Kambwili (Roan) - to ask the Minister of Mines and Minerals Development what Government findings are on the industrial strike by the Chambishi Smelter employees which led to the fight between the Zambian and Chinese nationals.

363 Mr Kakoma (Zambezi West) - to ask the Minister of Works and Supply:

(a) what the findings of the feasibility study on the proposed construction of a bridge on the Zambezi River in Zambezi      District are; and

(b) when the said bridge will be constructed.

364 Mr F R Tembo (Nyimba) - to ask the Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives what disciplinary action has been taken against staff who were involved in the abuse of authority in distributing fertiliser during the 2007/2008 farming season country-wide.

365 Mr Chisala (Chilubi) - to ask the Minister of Local Government and Housing why the positions of Legal and Social Secretary were abolished in councils country-wide.

366 Mr Chisala (Chilubi) - to ask the Minister Local Government and Housing how many Local Authorities had qualified Chief Executive Officers as of 31st January, 2009.

367 Mr Chongo (Mwense) - to ask the Minister of Education:

(a) when teachers’ houses at Lubunda Basic School in Mwense District will be renovated;

(b) whether there are any plans to construct more teachers’ houses at the school to resolve the critical shortage of housing accommodation; and

(c) when the classrooms at the school will be electrified.

368 Dr Kalumba (Chienge) - to ask the Minister of Energy and Water Development:

(a) when ZESCO will connect Kaputa District to the national electricity grid through the Chienge Power Station; and

(b) what the estimated cost-savings for the connection above as compared to the continued use of a diesel generator in the next five years will be.

369 Mr Hamusonde (Nangoma) - to ask the Minister of Works and Supply whether there are any plans to rehabilitate the feeder road linking Nachibila School to Chombwa School in Nangoma Parliamentary Constituency.

370 Dr Machungwa (Luapula) - to ask the Vice-President and Minister of Justice:

(a) how much money did the Government spend on paying lawyers engaged by the Task Force on Corruption from 2003 to 2008, year by year; and

(b) how much money does the Government anticipate to spend on procuring the same services in 2009.

371 Mr D Mwila (Chipili) - to ask the Minister of Local Government and Housing:

(a) when the Government will assist to resolve the dispute     concerning the installation of Chief Mwenda in Mwense

(b) what has caused the delay in resolving this dispute; and

(c) whether there is a stipulated period attached to the installation of a new chief and, if so, what is the period.

372 Mr Sing’ombe (Dundumwezi) - to ask the Minister of Home Affairs:

(a) how many immigration assistants were trained at Lilayi Police College in 1993;

(b) of the officers at (a) above, how many have been promoted to the following ranks:

(i) Assistant Immigration Officer;
(ii) Immigration Officer; and
(iii) Senior Immigration Officer; and

(c) how many officers from the 1993 intake have not been promoted and what the reasons are.

373 Mr Mukanga (Kantanshi) - to ask the Minister of Mines and Minerals Development:

(a) what was the amount of gemstones exported from Zambia in 2008; and

(b) how much revenue was collected by the Government as a result of the gemstone export at (a) above.

374 Mr Katuka (Mwinilunga East) - to ask the Minister of Communications and Transport what measures the Government has taken on public service vehicle drivers who, in most cases, have caused unnecessary accidents on the Zambian roads.

375 Ms Kapata (Mandevu) - to ask the Minister of Health:

(a) how many privately owned nursing schools are operating  in    Zambia, province by province;

(b) what the pass rate of the institutions at (a) above is; and

(c) whether there are any institutions at (a) above which have been de-registered due to poor performance.

376 Dr Katema (Chingola) - to ask the Minister of Works and Supply when construction works on the proposed Kitwe-Chingola dual carriage way will commence.

377 Mr Mwango (Kanchibiya) - to ask the Minister of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources:

(a) how many hotels are in the Bangweulu Game Management Area (GMA) in Kanchibiya Parliamentary Constituency;

(b) whether there are any plans to construct more hotels in the GMA above;

(c) when the airstrip in this GMA will be improved; and

(d) when a road will be constructed leading to the Bangweulu GMA

378 Mr Mwenya (Nkana) - to ask the Minister of Home Affairs:

(a) what the maximum detention period is before a suspect detained by the Zambia Police Force appears in a court of
law; and

(b) who is responsible for the detainee’s well-being, such as food, water and beddings, during the detention period.

379 Dr Kalumba (Chienge) - to ask the Minister of Mines and Minerals Development:

(a) how many mining companies were granted licenses for the    following in Chienge District:

(i) large scale mining;
(ii) exploration; and
(iii) small scale (artisan) mining;

(b) what the known extent of mineralization in Chienge District is today; and

(c) when a comprehensive survey of minerals is going to be    conducted in Chienge District.

380 Mr Nyirenda (Kamfinsa) - to ask the Minister of Home  Affairs when the Ministry will improve sanitation and provide clean drinking water to residents of Kamfinsa Mobile Unit and Kamfinsa Prison in Kamfinsa Parliamentary Constituency.


1  The Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Bill   (N.A.B. 18/2009)  Committee Stage