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National Council Women Caucus on Outreach

Chairperson of the National Council Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams addressing Plot Arina Samarinda community during their consultative meeting
  Story by Rafael Hangula

The Second group of the National Council Women Caucus Outreach Programme kicked off today the 21 August 2017 in Grootfointein. The Chairperson to the National Council, Hon.Margaret Mensah-Williams is leading the delegation which comprises of: Hon. Rosa Kavara, Hon. Betty Kaula, Hon. Laina Mekundi and Hon. Joyce Namuhuja. The delegation paid a courtesy call on His Worship the Mayor of Grootfointein Cllr: Absai O. Haimene joined by the CEO of Grootfointein Municipality Mr. Charles Kariko. The delegation likewise held a consultative meeting with the Plot Arina Samarinda community to discuss laws affecting them and other burning social related issues. The community members aired their views on issues such as gender based violence, women empowerment, the Married Person Equality Act amongst others.

Ghana’s delegation pays Courtesy Call to the Chairperson

From Left: Mr. Robert Apodolla, Deputy Clerk Parliament of Ghana (2nd from left), Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams, Chairperson of the National Council & Mr. Samuel Addei, a Principal Assistant Clerk Parliament of Ghana (4th from left) along with staff of the National Council
  Story by Rafael Hangula

The two senior officials from the Parliament of Ghana whom are on a study visit in Namibia to learn and familiarise themselves with the Parliamentary system of Namibia as from 14-18 August 2017 paid a Courtesy Call to the Chairperson of the National Council, Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams on 15 August 2017. Read more >>>

Gender Committee on SRHR Visits, 11 August 2017

Members of Parliament with members of the community who visited the Ohandungu Clinic for health services.
 

Story by Ndahafa Kaukungua

In an effort to raise awareness on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights matters; the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development and Family Affairs in collaboration with the SADC Parliamentary Forum, has embarked on an outreach programme to the Kunene and Erongo Regions. Read more >>>

NATIONAL COUNCIL PASSES ALL BILLS REFERRED TO IT, 10 AUGUST 2017

National Council members in the chamber
 

Story by Rafael Hangula

The House of Review of the Namibian Parliament (National Council) has in terms of Article 75 of the Namibian Constitution convened from 31 July to 10 August 2017 to consider and review bills that were referred to it by the National Assembly. Read more >>>

Standing Committee on Habitat meets CEO of NamWater Dr Veino Shivute and delegation on water issues in the country

Members of the Standing Committee on Habitat, with the CEO of NamWater Dr Veino Shivute and delegation
    Story by Immanuel Kooper

As part of its oversight function, and in addition to the recently concluded inspection visits to the regions to ascertain the status in the supply of basic commodities such as water to the rural communities, the National Council Standing Committee on Habitat, summoned NamWater to shed more light on issues pertinent in the supply of this basic commodity to the communities of the regions visited. Read more >>>

Resumption of the National Council Session, 31st July 2017 - 10th August 2017

National Council
 

Story by Rafael Hangula

The National Council will resume its Session from the 31st July 2017 to the 10th August 2017 at 09h30 to consider the following Bills as referred to it by the National Assembly and any other business.

  • Whistleblower Protection Bill (B.1-2017),
  • Controlled Wildlife Products and Trade Amendment Bill (B.6-2017),
  • One-Stop Border Posts Control Bill (B. 8-2017),
  • Usury Amendment Bill (B. 10-2017),
  • Regional Councils Amendment Bill (B. 23-2016) and
  • Local Authorities Amendment Bill (B.25-2016).

 

Media Release

LAUNCH OF THE NEW PARLIAMENT WEBSITE, 19 MAY 2017

 
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon Prof Peter Katjavivi herewith invites media practitioners to attend and cover the launch of the new website of the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, which take place tomorrow, 19 May 2017, at 10h00. Download the document >>>

Parliamentary Standing Committees' Visits To The 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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