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Chairperson opens Committees Planning Sessions, 14 February 2019

Opening day of the Committees Planning Session by the Chairperson of the National Council Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams
    Story by Rafael Hangula

Following the Official Opening of Parliament yesterday (13 February 2019) by H.E President Hage Geingob, the National Council has started on a high note. Today, the Chairperson of the National Council Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams opened the two-day Planning Sessions of the seven National Council Standing Committees for the financial year 2019/2020. Read more >>>

Geingob officially opens Parliament, 13 February 2019

President Geingob officially opening Parliament today in the National Assembly chamber
  Story by George Sanzila

The 9th session of the 6th Parliament was officially opened by President Hage Geingob today under the theme “Promoting integrity, Accountability and Professionalism”. Read more >>>

Official Opening of 6th Parliament, 13 February 2019

H.E. President Dr Hage G. Geingob
 

STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR HAGE G. GEINGOB, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 9th SESSION OF THE 6TH PARLIAMENT Download >>>

The year 2018 in Review: A Report by the National Council

Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams: Chairperson of the national Council
  Story by Pamela Mate

At 14H30 this afternoon, 13 February 2019, H.E the President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage G. Geingob is scheduled to officially open the Namibian Parliament for the year 2019. As we look with optimism to that which lies ahead for National Council and Parliament as a whole, we would like to do so by reflecting on the major milestones of the National Council in the 2018 Parliamentary Year. Read more >>>

Key highlights ahead of opening of Parliament

Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi highlighting some of the successes of the National Assembly during a press briefing today
 

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi highlighted some of the achievements of the National Assembly and reminded the public about the mandate of the legislature during a press briefing today ahead of the official opening of Parliament on Wednesday. Read more >>>

Speaker Katjavivi wants strengthened friendship with German Parliament

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi (right) with German Green party MP, Hon. Ottmar von Holtz
 

Story by George Sanzila
Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi has expressed the need for a strengthened Namibia-German parliamentary friendship group that he says is meant as a forum for sharing information and consultations on important issues affecting not only Namibia but the region as a whole. Read more >>>

Media Release

OFFICIAL OPENING OF PARLIAMENT 2019

PARLIAMENT OF NAMIBIA
 

Issued by National Assembly on 7 February 2019

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Professor Peter H. Katjavivi herewith announces the Official Opening of the Ninth Session of the Sixth Parliament. This event will take place at the Parliament Building on Wednesday, 13 February, at 14h30. Read more

Parly committees are ‘deadwood’, 29 November 2018

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 

Media Release Date: 29 November 2018

A story published on page three of Friday, November 23, 2018 edition of The Patriot newspaper under the heading “Parly committees are ‘deadwood”, has reference. The story is said to have been generated from commentaries with local analyst(s), who attempted to comment on and “analyse’ the work of the Parliamentary Standing Committees. Read more >>>

STANDING COMMITTEE’S PUBLIC HEARING ON NASFAF, 29 NOVEMBER 2018

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 

The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Hon Mike Kavekotora herewith invites media practitioners to attend and cover the committee public hearing with the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), tomorrow. Read more >>>

Resumption of the National Council

NATIONAL COUNCIL
 

The National Council will resume business on Monday, 6th August 2018 to review the following Bills that were passed and referred by the National Assembly:

  • Seed and Seed Varieties Bill [B.1-2018];
  • Pharmacy Amendment Bill [B.5-2018];
  • Medical and Dental Amendment Bill [B.6-2018];
  • Allied Health Professions Amendment Bill [B.7-2018];
  • Social Work and Psychology Amendment Bill [B.8-2018]; and
  • Nursing Amendment Bill [B.9-2018].

MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES HON DR THEO-BEN GURIRAB

Late Hon. Theo-Ben Gurirab
 

On behalf of the National Assembly, my family and on my own behalf, we hereby express our great sadness and a deep sense of loss, on the passing of Hon. Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab, one of the founding members of the Namibian Nation. Read more >>>

Committee Notices

OUTREACH PROGRAMME FOR THE NATIONAL COUNCIL WOMEN CAUCUS TO KAVANGO EAST, OTJOZONDJUPA, OSHANA AND OSHIKOTO REGIONS 24 JUNE – 30 JUNE 2018

NATIONAL COUNCIL
Published on: 18 June 2018

The Women Caucus of the National Council will undertake their Outreach Programme to engage the communities of the below mentioned regions on various grants from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Human Trafficking, Child Marriages, Gender Based Violence and many other social ills our communities are struggling with. Download Programme >>>

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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