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New MPs sworn in, 07 January 2020
|Newly sworn in Swapo MPs, Hons (fltr). Ephraim Nekongo, Martha Namundjebo Tilahun and Joel Kaapanda taking the oath of office during the swearing in ceremony in the National Assembly chamber||
Windhoek - Four Swapo members were sworn in yesterday (06/01/2020) as members of Parliament in the National Assembly by the Chief Justice, His honour Peter Shivute in accordance with Article 48 (2) of the Namibian Constitution. Read more >>>
SADC PF transformation process slow as MPs continue to lobby, 14 December 2019
|Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi (middle) and Hon. Sophia Swartz Fischer (left) at the plenary assembly. At the back are Hons. Sebastien Karupu (left) and Agnes Limbo representing the Namibian Parliament.||Story by George Sanzila
Swakopmund - Even though the Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi has admitted that the transformation process of the SADCPF into a regional parliament has been painstakingly slow due to lack of commitment by some countries and other impidiments, he is hopeful that the conclusion of the plenary of the forum currently underway in Swakopmund will yield positive results going forward. Read more >>>
National Council Elects New Political Heads
|National Council Chaiperson Hon. Bernard S. Sibalatani and Vice Chairperson Hon. Victoria Kauma||Story by Pamela Mate
The National Council this morning, (9 December 2019) elected its Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. Former Vice Chairperson, Hon. Bernard Songa Sibalatani was elected as Chairperson while Hon. Victoria Kauma was elected Vice Chairperson. Read more >>>
German MPs pay courtesy call on Speaker
|Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi (right) with head of the German Bundestag delegation, Hon. Frank Steffel (left).||Story by George Sanzila
A delegation of Members of Parliament from the German Bundestag paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi today (19/11/2019). Read more >>>
SCPA Youth Parliament gets underway in India, 25 November 2019
|Young Parliamentarians representing Namibia at the session, Hons. Ezekile Kuhanga (second from left) and Nephilian Kasuka (fourth from left) with fellow youth lawmakers represented at the event||
New Delhi - The 10th Session of the CPA Youth Parliament attended by over forty-one (41) youth parliamentarians from across twenty-nine (29) Commonwealth countries was officially opened by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India, Hon. Shri Om Birla today (25/11/2019. Read more >>>
Members of Parliament of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso on a study Visit to the National Council
|Members of Parliament and staff from the National Assembly of Burkina Faso||
Story by Pamela Mate
A delegation comprising Members of Parliament and staff from the National Assembly of Burkina Faso are on a study visit to the National Council. Earlier today (4 November 2019), the delegation paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chairperson of the National Council, Hon. Bernard Sibalatani, together with National Council MPs who serve in the Standing Committee on Gender Youth and ICT. Hon. Sibalatani expressed appreciation for that country’s visit to the National Council and shared with the visitors the mandate of National Council which he said was to review Bills and conduct oversight on the work of the executive to ensure that they remain responsive to the needs of the people. “We have the responsibility to account to our electorates as we are elected by the people”, said Sibalatani.
The delegation from the west African nation said they look forward to share experiences with and learn best practices from Namibia.
The visitors will also visit the National Assembly as well as other entities such as the Namibia Diamond Trading Company and the SADC PF offices.
The study visit is expected to end this Friday, 8 November 2019.
CWP Africa region holds induction session for new members, 30 October 2019
|Hons. Faustina Caley (extreme left) and Agnes Kafula (fourth from left) who represented the Namibian Parliament at the CWP sensitization workshop in Arusha, Tanzania||
Story by George Sanzila
The Commonwealth Women’s Parliament (CWP) Africa region Steering Committee sensitization workshop for the newly elected sub regional representatives was held in Arusha, Tanzania from 26 to 28 October 2019. The CWP is comprised of women parliamentarians from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) member countries in Africa. Read more >>>
New National Council Member Sworn-In, 29 October 2019
|Newly sworn-in Member of National Council Hon. Kaushiweni Abraham, MP||
Story by Pamela Mate
Following the Swapo Party vacancy in the National Council, the House this morning witnessed the swearing-in of new member, Hon. Alfeus Kaushiweni Abraham. Hon. Abraham replaces the late Hon. Lotto Kuushomwa whose seat remained vacant following his death in May this year.
Hon. Abraham hails from the Oshana region, where he is the Regional Councillor of the Ondangwa Rural Constituency.
The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by Justice Sylvester Mainga.
RESUMPTION OF 1ST SESSION OF THE 5TH RURAL WOMEN PARLIAMENT WITH MEN AS PARTNERS
The National Council will be hosting the annual session of the Rural Women Parliament with Men as Partners (RWP) from 02 - 03 October 2019 under the theme: Empowering Rural Women for Sustainable Livelihood. Read more >>>
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
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
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
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:
OUTREACH PROGRAMME FOR THE NATIONAL COUNCIL WOMEN CAUCUS TO KAVANGO EAST, OTJOZONDJUPA, OSHANA AND OSHIKOTO REGIONS 24 JUNE – 30 JUNE 2018
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 >>>