Namibia’s e-Parliament Strategy launched

Sakeus Iikela Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Peter Katjavivi together with members of parliament, Hon. Emma Muteka and Hon. Lucia Witbooi officiated the launch of the Namibia e-Parliament Strategy on Thursday, 15 December 2022. The strategy is aimed at accelerating efficiency within the operation of parliament and in its interaction with stakeholders. Katjavivi said…

REGIONAL OVERSIGHT VISITS BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, SCIENCE, ICT AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT UNCOVER CHALLENGES IN COMMUNITY HOSTELS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Science, ICT and Youth Development is undertaking regional visits to selected schools in the Kunene, Omusati, Kavango West, Kavango East, Zambezi, Erongo, Otjozondjupa, Omaheke, //Kharas, Hardap and Khomas regions to assess the status of community hostels. The oversight activity, which commenced on the 29th of August will conclude on…

Speaker recall last moment with late wife in moving tribute

Story by George Sanzila Windhoek – Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi recalled his last moments with his late wife, in a moving tribute he delivered during a memorial service that was held on Thursday (18/08/22) to honour her memory. Jane Katjavivi lost her life in the presence of her husband while…

MPs of National Council Frustrated with Progress Made on CDF Bill

The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development briefed Members of Parliament on the long-awaited Constituency Development Fund on Friday, 5 August 2022. MPs expressed disappointment at the slow pace and lack of urgency with which the Bill, commonly referred to as the CDF Bill, has been handled. MPs stressed that the passing and implementation of…

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Loide Kasingo (middle) with Members of Parliament and other participants shortly after the official opening of the workshop

Deputy Speaker happy with GBV victim friendly court

Story by George Sanzila Swakopmund – Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Loide Kasingo has commended the Ministry of Justice for inaugurating a GBV victim friendly court noting that such a gesture would go a long way in strengthening the implementation of the existing legal frameworks aimed at eradicating gender-based violence. Deputy Speaker Kasingo…

National Council Chairperson Lauds Election of New PAP President

Zimbabwean Chief, Fortune Charumbira was elected as the new President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) late Wednesday evening (29 June 2022). Charumbira’s election was widely celebrated in Southern Africa as he is first person from the sub-region to lead PAP. Although he was the sole presidential candidate, running for PAP presidency requires the support of…