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OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR THE NATIONAL COUNCIL WOMEN CAUCUS TO THE REGIONS, 10-17 SEPTEMBER 2016

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The Members of the National Council Women Caucus would be embarking on an Outreach Program to the regions from 12-17 September 2016. The Women Caucus will be having meetings with community members as well as the teachers and learners / students. The purpose of the visit is to raise awareness on alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, HIV and Aids amongst the youth, early child marriages, gender based violence and the promotion of vernacular languages as subject choices in schools.

MEDIA URGED TO PROMOTE WOMEN’S RIGHTS, 17TH - 18TH AUGUST 2016

Hon. Ida Hoffman (MP) making her statement at the summit

 

   

Story by George Sanzila

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing committee on Gender Equality, Social Development and Family affairs, Hon. Ida Hoffman addressed the second part of the 5th Gender and Media Summit that started on the 17th and ended on 18th August 2016.

Hon. Hoffman stated that government has accelerated programmes aimed at empowering women in all sectors of the economy and policies towards the realization of gender equality were not discriminatory. Hon. Hoffman urged the media to heighten the positive portrayal of women and not only focus on them as victims of gender stereotypes. Read more >>>

Parliament partakes at Zambezi Bream Festival, 08 - 13 August 2016

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Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Hon. Pendukeni Ivula Ithana tours the Parliament stand after the official opening
 
The Parliament of Namibia is participating at the Zambezi Bream Festival and Cultural Expo. The cultural Expo was officially opened on 10 August 2016 by the Minister of Home affairs and Immigration, Hon. Pendukeni Ivula Ithana who encouraged the residents of the region and those exhibiting at the show to embrace the annual regional spectacle in order to boost the economy of the region.
 
Most government Ministries and agencies as well as small medium enterprises are represented at the event. The show that started on the 13th of August ends on Saturday, 13th August 2016. Standard Bank is the main sponsor for the event.

STANDING COMMITTEE ON GENDER CONSULTATION ON OLD AGE HOMES CONTINUE IN OMAHEKE

The elderly gathered at Talismanus in the Omaheke Region during a consultative meeting
 

Story by George Sanzila

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development and Family affairs is currently visiting the Omaheke Region to hold consultative meetings on the motion on old age homes. Read more >>>

NATIONAL COUNCIL MINUTES AND ORDER PAPER: 4TH SESSION OF THE 5TH NATIONAL COUNCIL

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ORDER PAPER OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THURSDAY, 04 AUGUST 2016 IS NOT AVAILABLE

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO DEVELOP STRATEGIC PLAN, 01 - 05 AUGUST 2016

Management and Supervisors listen attentively during the official opening of the workshop

By George Sanzila

The National Assembly is holding a Strategic and annual planning workshop from 01 to 05 August 2016. The purpose of the workshop is to develop the National Assembly Strategic plan for 2016/2020 as well as an annual plan for 2016/17. The Strategic Plan will serve as a benchmark from which progress would be measured and ultimately improve the operations of the institution. Read more >>>

 

Media Release

STRENGTHENING SADC PARLIAMENTARY ENGAGEMENT IN THE BUDGET CYCLE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Otjiwarongo, Namibia, 10 August 2016 – The Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) is holding a focus group discussion with Members of the Namibian Parliament and secretariat staff on the project: Strengthening SADC Parliamentary Engagement in the National Budget Cycle. The focus group discussion is being hosted in Otjiwarongo, Namibia from 10 – 11 August 2016. Download to read more >>>

SPEAKERS’ OUTREACH VISITS TO KUNENE AND OMUSATI REGIONS, 05 AUGUST 2016

 

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi embarked on a series of outreach visits to the Kunene and Omusati Regions from 29 July to 03 August 2016. The outreach visits are an important component of the Parliament’s oversight mandate to ensure accountability, transparency and good governance and had a specific emphasis on the impact of the prevailing drought on the rural communities in terms of access to potable water; equitable access to education and sustainable food security. Read more >>>

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE NAMIBIAN CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT BILL, 29 JULY 2016

 

The public is hereby invited to attend the Public Hearing by the National Council’s Select Committee to consider Namibian Citizenship Amendment Bill which have been referred to it by the National Assembly.
The event will be held at G.4 National Council Administrative Block on 29 July, 2016 by 9h00.
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PUBLIC INVITATION: PROGRAMME FOR THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OUTREACH PROGRAMME, 27 JUNE 2016-14 JULY 2016

NATIONAL COUNCIL
 

The Chairperson of the National Council, Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams, MP will be conducting her annual Parliamentary Outreach Programme as from 27 June 2016 to 14 July 2016, under the Strategic Objective “Enhancing Public Participation in the Law-Making Process”. The town hall meetings are open to the public and therefore the public is urged to attend the meetings. DOWNLOAD FULL PROGRAMME >>>

NATIONAL COUNCIL SECOND SESSION RESUMES, 09 MAY 2016

 

The National Council will resume business on 9 May 2016 to consider the following Bills referred to it by the National Assembly. Read more >>>

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