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Speaker Receives ECN Activities’ Report, 27 April 2017

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi (right) receives the report from ECN Chairperson, Advocate Notemba Tjipueja
  Story by George Sanzila

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN), Advocate Notemba Tjipueja submitted a collection of reports of the institution’s major activities from 2011- 2015 to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi on the 27th of April 2017. The submission of a collection of reports is required by the law under section 15 (1) of the Electoral Act.

The Chairperson of ECN further promised to submit the Commission’s annual report for the preceding year soon. The report is due for submission by the end of June 2017.

The Speaker on his part pledged the report’s distribution and tabling in Parliament by the 6th of June after the budget debate.

Committee on Gender, social development and family affairs engages, the elderly on old age homes, 27 April 2017

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi (right) receives the report from ECN Chairperson, Advocate Notemba Tjipueja
  Story by George Sanzila

A consultative meeting on the motion on old age homes in Khomas Region by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development and Family affairs was held on the 27th of April 2017. Scores of elderly people packed the Katutura community Hall to air their views on the proposed shelters for elderly people which the motion seeks to address.

The motion was tabled by DTA Member of Parliament, Hon. Elma Dienda in the National Assembly on the 26th of June 2015 and thereafter referred to the committee for further consultations after the debate.

The committee has already made visits to several regions in Namibia to ascertain the living conditions in existing facilities and the possibility of establishing new homes for the elderly.

Parliamentarians sensitized on their role in promoting the culture of peace, 24 April 2017

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) delegate
 

Story by Ndahafa Kaukungua

The Parliament of Namibia and UNESCO are conducting a two-day workshop that commenced today, 24 April in the National Assembly Chamber. The workshop aims to impart knowledge and skills regarding inter-culturally for the strengthening of a culture of peace in the region of Southern Africa and to promote the use of culture of peace as a tool for inclusive laws and policy formulation in Namibia. Read more >>>

State of the Nation Address, 12 April 2017

H.E. Dr Hage G.Geingob the President of the Republic of Namibia
 

 

I was humbled to watch the build up to this State of Nation Address, where Namibians from all walks of life gave guidance on what they believed should be included in my third State of the Nation Address. This reminded me that we are all invested in a shared destiny and I sincerely thank all of you for your input. Download the book >>>

Speaker addresses IPU Assembly, 03 April 2017

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi addressing Parliamentarians at the 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
 

Story by George Sanzila

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi says despite Namibia having inherited deep seated economic and social inequalities from its colonial past, the country continues to strive for economic empowerment of its citizens. Read more >>>

Namibia and India Parliament Agree to Work Together, 31 March 2017

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi (centre left) and his delegation of MPs and staff in a meeting with Indian leaders.
 

Story by George Sanzila

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter H. Katjavivi has met high profile political leaders in India including, President Shri Pranab Mukherjee and the Speakers of both the lower and upper Houses of Parliament, Hon. Simitra Mahajan and Hon. Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari respectively. Read more >>>

 

Media Release

Parliamentary Standing Committees' Visits ToThe Regions, May 08 - June 05, 2017

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 
Parliamentary Standing Committees are modules of organisation within legislatures that provide greater freedom for in-depth analysis of issues making it possible for Members of Parliament and ultimately the parliament itself to perform the core functions of law making, oversight and representation.Download Media Release >>>

National Assembly Goes on Recess, 28 April 2017

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 

The 5th session of the 6th Parliament breaks for May recess yesterday, 27 April 2017. Download Document >>>

BUDGET PROGRAMME 2017/2018

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 

Compiled by Table Office

Note that this is not a final copy. There would be changes made to it occasionally; i.e, Ministers may be coming to tell us to change or swap their dates with someone else because they would not be available on the said date. Download the Programme

2017 OPENING STATEMENT BY HON. MARGARET MENSAH-WILLIAMS, MP CHAIRPERSON OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL, 15 FEBRUARY 2017

NATIONAL COUNCIL
 

It is with God`s Grace that I bid you all, Honourable Members, a cordial welcome back to this august House for the first time in this calendar year, 2017. I hope that you have spent the much needed quality time with your loved ones, even though our work as councilors never ceases, I am nevertheless hopeful that you have rested well and ready once again to build upon the momentum this house gained in 2016. Download Document >>>

Committee Notices

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES AMENDENT BILL (B.12 - 2015)

NATIONAL COUNCIL
Published on: 16 January 2017

The National Council has referred the Public Private Partnership Bill [B.24-2016] to a Select Committee on 01 December 2016 to scrutinize the provisions of the Bill and report its findings, conclusions and recommendations to the House on or before 23 February 2017. Read more >>>

Presiding Officers


Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi, MP

Speaker of the National Assembly


Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams, MP

Chairperson to the National Council

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