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…

MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES BY HON. LUKAS SINIMBO MUHA, CHAIRPERSON OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL, ON THE PASSING OF FORMER NATIONAL COUNCIL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, THE LATE HON. AMBROSIUS KANDJII.

With deep sadness I, Lukas Sinimbo Muha, Chairperson of the National Council, have learned of the passing of my comrade, friend and former National Council Member, late Comrade Ambrosius Kandjii, who passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, 8 June 2022 in Gobabis. Late Comrade Kandjii was a Member of the National Council, Parliament…

National Council Staff Pay a Visit to the Family of Late Colleague

Management and staff of the National Council paid a visit to the family of the late Protasius Nambudhi who passed away on Friday, 3 June 2022. Speaking on behalf of the grieving staff members at the family home, Director for General Services, Research and Information, Ms. Hilia Amakali thanked the family of the late for…

Parliamentarians and Experts Engage on Tackling Climate Change

Members of Parliament attended a Parliamentary Public Engagement on Tackling Climate Change – Forestry as a Key Sector today, 20 May 2022. The aim of the engagement is to strengthen the Namibian Governments’ work in addressing the unsustainable use of timber resources and uncontrolled deforestation. Officially opening the event, Chairperson of the National Council, Hon. Lukas…