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Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development and Family Affairs

Chairperson

 
Name:   Hon. Ida Hoffmann
Tel:   + 264 61 288 2555
Fax:   + 264 61 230188
 
 
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Deputy Chairperson

 
Name:   Hon. Gotthard Kasuto
Tel:   + 264 61 288 2555
Fax:   + 264 61 230188
 
 
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Members

Names
 
Party
Hon. Emilia I. Nuyoma-Amupewa
Hon. Johanna Kandjimi
Hon. Nora Munsu
Hon. Loide Shinavene
Hon. Priscilla Kavita
Hon. Annakleta Shikerete
Hon. Jennifer Van den Heefer
Hon. Elma Dienda
Hon. Agnes Limbo
Hon. Reinhold M. Nauyoma
 
SWAPO
SWAPO
SWAPO
SWAPO
SWAPO
SWAPO
DTA
DTA
RDP
APP

Clerks

Name
Tel
Fax
Email
Ms Theresa Phillemon

Ms Agnes Mukono

 
+ 264 61 288 2545

+ 264 61 288 2614

 
+ 264 61 224 327

+ 264 61 224 327

 
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O/M/A Served

Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare
Ministry of Health and Social Services
Ministry of Poverty Eradication
Office of the Vice President: Disability Affairs

Functions of the Committee are to:

  1. consider any matter it deems relevant with regard to the O/M/As served, and all SOEs and Parastatals responsible for the categories of affairs which shall inter alias and may for that purpose consult and liaise with the relevant Institutions.
  2. Monitor, enquire into, and make recommendations to the Assembly on matters related to the provision of health and social services in Namibia.
  3. Monitor, enquire into, and make recommendations to the Assembly on matters related to the poverty eradication
  4. Address gender issues across party lines and promote gender equality to improve the status of women in Namibia
  5. Ensure that all legislation passed by the National Assembly embody the principle of equality between men and women
  6. Review all Bills and Acts that discriminate against women and children
  7. Monitor, enquire into and make recommendations to the National Assembly on matters that may affect the provision of affordable, sustainable and quality health services to Namibians
  8. Ensure that measures are instituted to counter major health risks, especially HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, etc.
  9. Ensure that the Government promotes and maintains a sustainable social welfare system for its citizens
  10. scrutinise and review the implementation of Bills and Acts that discriminate and negatively impact on the lives of women and children
  11. facilitate the implementation of recommendations reached at international fora on HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes, poverty reduction strategies and social development programmes such as gender equality, children's rights and family values.
  12. Perform such other functions, tasks, and duties relating to Parliamentary supervision of such O/M/As or SOEs and Parastatals as may be prescribed by the Assembly or in terms of an Act of Parliament.
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