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  • First National Assembly: 1990 - 1995
  • Second National Assembly: 1995 - 2000
  • Second National Council: 1998 - 2004
  • Third National Assembly: 2000 - 2005
  • Third National Council: 2004 - 2010
  • Fourth National Assembly: 2005 - 2010
  • Consitituent Assembly: 1 November 1989 - 20 March 1990
  • First National Council: 1993 - 1998
  • Fifth National Assembly: 2010 - 2015
  • Membership and Friendship

    The Parliament of the Republic of Namibia is a member to a number of regional and international parliamentary fora, associations and organizations.

    • Pan-African Parliament (PAP)

      The PAP was established in March 2004, by the Article 17 of The Constitutive Act of the African Union. PAP is one the nine organs provided for in the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community signed in Abuja, Nigeria in 1991.

      The establishment of PAP is informed by a vision to provide a common platform for African people and their grass-root organisations to be more involved in discussions and decision-making on the problems and challenges facing the continent. PAP Parliamentarians represents all the people of Africa. The ultimate aim of PAP is to evolve into an institution with full legislative powers, with members elected by universal adult suffrage.

    • Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
      The IPU was established in 1889. The Parliament of the Republic of Namibia joined the IPU at independence in 1990. The Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among people for the establishment of firm representative democracy.
      The IPU supports and shares the efforts and objectives of the United Nations and works in close co-operation with the organisation. The IPU also co-operates with regional inter-parliamentary organisations, international intergovernmental and no-govermental organisations.
    • Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
      The CPA consists of national, provincial, state and territorial parliaments and legislatures of the Commonwealth-member countries. Members of the CPA, irrespective of gender, race, religion or culture, shares the Association's mission to promote knowledge and understanding of parliamentary democracy and respect for the rule of law, individual rights and freedoms.
    • ACP- EU (African, Caribbean, Pacific-European Union) Joint Pariamentary Assembly
      The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly was set up under the Yaounde Convention, an association agreement. The agreement is now called the Cotonou Agreement. It links the European Union to 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific states.
      It was set up to improve standards of living and economic development in the ACP countries and to establish close cooperation between these countries and the European Union. The representatives of the 78 ACP countries meet their 78 counterparts among the MEPs in a week-long plenary session twice a year.
    • Southern Africa Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF)
      SADC-PF was established in accordance with the SADC Treaty as an autonomous institution of SADC. It is a regional inter-parliamentary body composed of parliaments of the SADC region. Members of SADC_PF are Angola, Botswana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Seychells, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbambwe.
      The objectives of the SADC-PF are: promotion of multiparty democracy,good governance,gender equality, political stability,respect for the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms in the region.
    • Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)
  • Fourth National Council: 2010 - 2015
  • Directorates: National Assembly

    Directorates of the National Assembly's are the administrative arm of the Secretariat that oversees the day-to-day administration, directs the technical services, advises the Speaker, Chamber, Committees and MPs.

    • Office of the Speaker

      The Office of the Speaker provides executive support services to the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

    • Office of the Secretary
      The Office of the Secretary to the National Assembly is created by Article 52 of the Namibian Constitution. The Secretary is the administrative head and accounting officer of the National Assembly. The Secretary is assisted by staff in the Public Service.

    • Table Office
      The Directorate Table Office is responsible for the operational assistance required in respect of all activities in the Chamber.
      In addition the Office has the following functions:
      • The preparation and proof reading of Bills to be tabled
      • The production of Order Papers and Minutes
      • The receipt and distribution of all documents in the Chamber
      • The preparation of amendments and notices for Members
      • The editing of questions
      • Giving procedural and related-support to Presiding Officers in the Chamber
      • The control and management of security inside the Chamber
    • Committees Services
      The Directorate Committee Services is there to assist Chairpersons and Members of Parliamentary Standing and Select Committees, in respect administrative and procedural aspects. Enquiries concerning a particular Committee may be directed to the Clerk of the relevant Committee and any enquiries concerning Committees in general should be directed to the Director: Committee Services The Directorate Committee Services provides Committee Members with various support services, including the following:
      • Briefing materials to enable Members to discuss a broad range of policy and other issues
      • Linking Members with civic organizations, stakeholders and other public forums
      • Assisting Members in the processing of requests and inputs from the public
    • Legal Services
      The Directorate Legal Services provides legal advice to the Offices of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Secretary of the National Assembly as well as to the Members of Parliament. The advice is on both procedural and substantive issues of law.
      The Directorate's functions include:
      • Legal research
      • Legal drafting
      • Giving legal advice to Parliamentary Standing Committees
      • Summarizing Bills for Members of Parliament
      • Drafting legal opinions on constitutional and other questions pertaining to law-making.
      • Provision of legal advice to individual Members in the performance of their duties.
    • Research, Information, Publications and Editorial Services
      The Directorate to provides research, information and publicity services to the National Assembly. It offers the following main services:

      Research: The subdivision provides official and non-partisan research services to Members of the National Assembly in relation to their Parliamentary duties.

      Public and media liaison: Act as a linkage between Parliament, the public and the media. It is responsible for issuing media releases on information regarding Parliamentary activities and conduct outreach activities such as providing educational information to the public.

      Publications: Produce a wide range of publications including information leaflets and the Quarterly Parliament Journal

      Promotional items: Exhibits and sells an assortment of memorabilia such as shirts, mugs, key holders etc.

      Photographic services: Provide photographic services to MPs for the purpose of identification badges, visas and passports. Services are also offered for important events such as conferences, public hearings and press conferences.

    • General Services
      The Directorate General Services is the logistical arm of the National Assembly that provides various general and support services. This includes finance services, personnel services, organization and auxiliary services.

    • Library and Computer Services
      The Library’s objective is to establish an information service that strengthens the legislative work of the Parliament.
      (i) To closely work with Parliamentarians to meet their requirements.
      (ii) To provide up to date and relevant information service
      (iii) To organize and process information sources professionally.
      (iv) Custodian in ensuring a good preservation of parliament records.

      Office hours
      Monday-Friday: 08h30-13h00 and 14h00-17h00

      Computer Services is responsible for the management and maintenance of the Parliament computer network. It also provides end-user support to MPs and the administrative staff of Parliament.

  • Directorates: National Council
    • Office of the Chairperson
      The role of the Office of the Chairman is to:
      1. Strive to promote a positive image of the Chairperson’s Office and the National Council.
      2. Ensure swiftness and responsiveness of service delivery to our clients.
      3. Sustain integrity measures that promote transparency, accountability, effectiveness, efficiency, fairness and honesty at all times
    • Office of the Secretary
      The Office of the Secretary to the National Council is responsible for the following:
      1. Effective management and provision of human, financial and infrastructural resources to the National Council.
      2. Ensures that, the implementation of the National Council Strategic Plan is in line with our core values, vision and mission.
      3. Provide guidance to all Directorates and account for all expenditures of the National Council.
      4. Oversees the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the annual budget.
      5. Serve as the liaison between O/M/As and Regional Councils.
      6. Serves as the Principal Advisor and secretariat to the Standing Committee on Rules and Orders, Committee on Privileges and Immunities and Steering Committee of Members of Parliament.
      7. Ensures the implementation of the institutional affirmative action plan.
    • Specialised Services
      Our standards applicable to specific work areas:
      1. Arranges all logistical and other matters pertaining to sittings
      2. Renders advice concerning procedural matters in the National Council
      3. Prepares minutes, order papers and Committee reports and other documents
      4. Records, transcribes, edits and procedures the National Council Verbatim Reports
      5. Render advice to the Chairpersons of Committees and Committee members
      6. Attends to protocol, safety and security aspects of the National Council
      7. Renders administrative assistance to national, international and inter-parliamentary committee
    • Legal Services
      Mission
      To provide high quality, reliable and efficient legal advice and support services, to the Council, the Chairperson, committees and administration, to enable the National Council to exercise and perform its constitutional powers and functions.
      Summary of Core – functions
      1. Legislative Drafting: to scrutinize all Bills passed by the National Assembly, draft amendments to Bills where necessary. Prepare Bill summaries.
      2. Legislative Legal Advice: to provide professional legal opinion to the Members, Standing Committees and administration.
      • Chairperson Office legal Advice: to provide legal advice to the Office of the Chairperson.
    • General Services
      The Directorate facilitate the recruitment and selection process, administer condition of service, coordinate training and development programmes, advice on the budget formulation and execution, compile quarterly financial reports, compile institution performance reports and procure goods and services for the institution as well as manage transport facilities and safe keeping of the records.
    • Division: Research and Information Services
      Our Role is to:
      1. Research, publish and disseminate information about National Council activities.
      2. Coordinate information provision to ensure coherence and consistence of information flow within the institution.
      3. Facilitate tour guides on National Council premises.
  • Sixth National Assembly: 2015 - 2020
  • National Assembly Standing Committees
    • Standing Committee on Public Accounts

      Mandate

       

      The Committee has the duty to assist and act on matters referred to it by the House for scrutiny and to submit reports on:

      • The accounts showing the appropriation of the sums granted by Parliament to meet public expenditure of the Republic;
      • Such other accounts and any other matter or task as my be referred to the Committee by the House or under any other law;
      • All reports of the Auditor General on any such accounts;
      • All accounts and reports of accounts where the State has interests; and
      • All State-Owned Enterprises and Parastatals.
      • The Committee reports on its findings and makes its recommendations to the Assembly for consideration and debate.
      • Upon adoption of the reports and recommendations by the Assembly, the Committee has a duty to report on the implementation of the recommendations as adopted.

      O/M/A Served

      All O/M/As Accounts

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Mr. Protasius Nghileendele

      Ms. Theresa Philemon

      Mr. Geoffrey Muhinda

      Mr. Johan Frederik
      + 264 61 288 2559

      + 264 61 288 2545

      + 264 61 288 2532

      + 264 61 288 2540
      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327
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    • Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs

      Mandate

      Functions of the Committee are to:

      • Review Bills, reports or issues that are referred to the Committee.
      • Make recommendations for changes to Bills, reports and issues that are referred to the Committee.
      • Receiving of petitions lodged in terms of rule 83 of the Standing Rules and Order and deal with them in terms of these rules, the Committee can also establish sub-Committees, as it deems necessary to deal with Petitions on specialized topics.
      • Conduct hearings on Bills referred to it if the Committee deems it to be necessary.

      O/M/A Served

      • Presidential Affairs and Attorney General
      • Electoral Commission
      • Information and Communication Technology
      • Justice
      • Ombudsman
      • Regional, Local Government, Housing and Rural Development
      • Anti-Corruption Commission
      • All Parastatals reporting to the above Offices/Ministries/Agencies

      Clerks

      Name
      Tel
      Fax
      Email
      Mr. Willem Isaak
       
      Ms. Elizabeth De Wee
       
      Ms. Agnes Mukono
       
      Mr.Ivan Skrywer
       
      Ms. Theresia Dimba
      + 264 61 288 2585
       
      + 264 61 288 2613
       
      + 264 61 288 2614
       
      + 264 61 288 2652
       
      + 264 61 288 2652
      + 264 61 224 327
       
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    • Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security

      O/M/A Served

      Defence
      Home Affairs and Immigration
      Foreign Affairs
      Namibia Central Intelligence
      Prison and Correctional Services
      Safety and Security
      Namibia Central Intelligence
      All State-Owned Enterprises reporting to the above mentioned Offices, Ministries and Agencies

      Clerks

      Name
      Tel
      Fax
      Email

      Mr. Albius Mutonga

      Ms. Annalisa Meroro

      Ms. Namasiku Lizazi

      Ms. Charmaine Groenewald
      + 264 61 288 2401

      + 264 61 288 2552

      + 264 61 288 2582

      + 264 61 288 2608
      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327
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    • Standing Committee on Economics and Public Administration

      Mandate

      Functions of the Committee are to:

      • Monitor, enquirer into and make recommendations to the National Assembly on matters that may directly or indirectly affect the economy, natural resources and public administration of the Republic of Namibia and its people.
      • Operate with a vision to promote economic development, natural resources management and public administration.
      • Review and advice the National Assembly on the activities and matters related to State-Owned Enterprises.
      • Enquirer into and monitor international protocols, conventions and agreements that may affect the Namibian economy, natural resources and public administration and make recommendations where necessary to the National Assembly.
      • Receive directives and monitor the implementation of Public Administration Laws in Namibia.

      O/M/A Served

      • Agriculture, Water and Forestry
      • Environment and Tourism
      • Finance
      • Fisheries and Marine Resources
      • Lands and Resettlement
      • Labour and Social Welfare
      • Mines and Energy
      • National Planning Commission
      • Trade and Industry
      • Works and Transport
      • All State-Owned Enterprises reporting to the above mentioned Offices, Ministries and Agencies.

      Clerks

      Name
      Tel
      Fax
      Email
      Mr. Willem Isaak
       
      Ms. Elizabeth De Wee
       
      Ms.Agnes Mukono
       
      Mr.Ivan Skrywer
       
      Ms.Theresia Dimba
      + 264 61 288 2585
       
      + 264 61 288 2613
       
      + 264 61 288 2614
       
      + 264 61 288 2652
       
      + 264 61 288 2652
      + 264 61 224 327
       
      + 264 61 224 327
       
      + 264 61 224 327
       
      + 264 61 224 327
       
      + 264 61 224 327
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    • Standing Committee on Natural Resources

      Mandate

      Functions of the Committee are to:

      • Monitor, enquirer into and make recommendations to the National Assembly on matters that may directly or indirectly affect the economy, natural resources and public administration of the Republic of Namibia and its people.
      • Operate with a vision to promote economic development, natural resources management and public administration.
      • Review and advice the National Assembly on the activities and matters related to State-Owned Enterprises.
      • Enquirer into and monitor international protocols, conventions and agreements that may affect the Namibian economy, natural resources and public administration and make recommendations where necessary to the National Assembly.
      • Receive directives and monitor the implementation of Public Administration Laws in Namibia.

      O/M/A Served

      • Agriculture, Water and Forestry
      • Environment and Tourism
      • Finance
      • Fisheries and Marine Resources
      • Lands and Resettlement
      • Labour and Social Welfare
      • Mines and Energy
      • National Planning Commission
      • Trade and Industry
      • Works and Transport
      • All State-Owned Enterprises reporting to the above mentioned Offices, Ministries and Agencies.

      Clerks

      Name
      Tel
      Fax
      Email

      Mr. Albius Mutonga

      Ms. Annalisa Meroro

      Ms. Namasiku Lizazi

      Ms. Charmaine Groenewald
      + 264 61 288 2401

      + 264 61 288 2552

      + 264 61 288 2582

      + 264 61 288 2608
      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327
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    • Standing Committee on Information, Communication, Technology and Innovation

      Mandate

      The functions of the Committee are to:

      • Satisfy itself that the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Department of Public Service Information Technology Management and the Directorate Science, Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education have been carried out its Constitutional mandates in an efficient and effective manner and make recommendations to or through the National Assembly to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Ministries.
      • Consider proposed and existing policies and legislation on Information and Communication Technology and make recommendations to the National Assembly on policy and legislative review where necessary
      • Monitor, enquire into, and make recommendations to the National Assembly on matters that may directly or indirectly affect Information and Communication Technology, Science, Research and Technology.
      • Consider issues relating to the rollout and use of ICTs throughout the country from an elected representative’s point of view to ensure that community and environmental aspects are taken into consideration and address public perceptions on ICT rollout and applications
      • Visit ICT projects, consult with communities and make recommendations to the National Assembly whether projects are operational and serving the needs of the communities
      • Liaise with regional entities with similar mandates in the ICT field

      O/M/A Served

      • Information and Communications Technology
      • Science, Research and Technology
      • Department of Public Service Information Technology Management
      • Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Mr. Protasius Nghileendele

      Ms. Theresa Philemon

      Mr. Geoffrey Muhinda

      Mr. Johan Frederik
      + 264 61 288 2559

      + 264 61 288 2545

      + 264 61 288 2532

      + 264 61 288 2540
      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327

      + 264 61 224 327
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    • Standing Committee on Human Resources and Community Development

      Mandate

      Functions of the Committee are to:

      • Monitor and enquire into matters related to education, sports and culture
      • Monitor, review and advise the National Assembly on matters related to human resources development and employment creation
      • Monitor and enquire into matters related to the provision of housing in Namibia
      • Facilitate the implementation of international agreements reached and acceded to by Namibia on gender, children and other social issues
      • Enquire into and monitor international protocols, conventions and agreements that may affect the country’s human resources and social developments and where necessary make recommendations to the National Assembly
      • Perform such other functions, tasks and duties relating to Parliamentary supervision of such Offices, Ministries and Agencies as may be prescribed by the National Assembly or in terms of an Act of Parliament.

      O/M/A Served

      Education
      Youth National Services, Sport and Culture
      Health and Social Services
      Regional, Local Government, Housing and Rural Development
      Gender Equality and Child Welfare
      Office of the Prime Minister – Human Resources Planning Unit
      Labour and Social Welfare

      Clerks

      Name
      Tel
      Fax
      Email
      Ms. Maria Mombola
       
      Ms. Frankhilde Endjala
       
      Mr. Andreas Shivute
       
      Ms. Dorothy Alawi
      + 264 61 288 2609
       
      + 264 61 288 2106
       
      + 264 61 288 2533
       
      + 264 61 288 2375
      + 264 61 224 327
       
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      + 264 61 224 327
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    • Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development and Family Affairs

      Mandate

      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.

      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

      Clerks

      Name
      Tel
      Fax
      Email
      Ms. Maria Mombola
       
      Ms. Frankhilde Endjala
       
      Mr. Andreas Shivute
       
      Ms. Dorothy Alawi
      + 264 61 288 2609
       
      + 264 61 288 2106
       
      + 264 61 288 2533
       
      + 264 61 288 2375
      + 264 61 224 327
       
      + 264 61 224 327
       
      + 264 61 224 327
       
      + 264 61 224 327
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    • Standing Committee on Standing Rules, Orders & Internal Arrangements

      Mandate

       

      The Committee has the duty to assist and act on matters referred to it by the House for scrutiny and to submit reports on:

      • The accounts showing the appropriation of the sums granted by Parliament to meet public expenditure of the Republic;
      • Such other accounts and any other matter or task as my be referred to the Committee by the House or under any other law;
      • All reports of the Auditor General on any such accounts;
      • All accounts and reports of accounts where the State has interests; and
      • All State-Owned Enterprises and Parastatals.
      • The Committee reports on its findings and makes its recommendations to the Assembly for consideration and debate.
      • Upon adoption of the reports and recommendations by the Assembly, the Committee has a duty to report on the implementation of the recommendations as adopted.

      O/M/A Served

      Parliament of Namibia

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Ms Lydia Kandetu (Secretary)

      Mr John Shimaneni

      Mr Simon Uirab (Scriba)

      Ms Cornelia Tjaondjo (Scriba)

      Ms Mr Pietie Husselmann

      Mrs Kathleen-Joyce Nakutta

      Mrs Hilia Amakali

      Mr Vincent Sinalumbu

      Mr Gideon Shuuya

      Mr Herman Angala

      Ms Priscilla Frederik (Scriba)
      + 264 61 288 2501

      + 264 61 288 2656

      + 264 61 288 2520

      + 264 61 288 2521

      + 264 61 288 2621

      + 264 61 288 2610

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  • Fifth National Council: 2015 - 2020
  • National Council Standing Committees
    • Standing Committee on Audit

      Mandate


      The function of this Committee is:

      1. To scrutinize and report to the Council on the work of any Standing Committee or any other body as may be determined by the Council;
      2. To encourage Standing Committees to submit reports on their work in the Council at determined intervals;
      3. To advise Standing Committees generally on the performance of their work;
      4. To monitor the implementation of the National Council’s Strategic Plan; and
      5. To perform any other functions as may be referred to it by the Council.

      O/M/A Served

      All O/M/As Accounts

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Ms Wendy Kausiona
      + 264 61 2028076
      + 264 61 226121
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    • Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Economy

      Mandate


      The function of this Committee is:

      1. To examine annual reports of the Auditor-General, as may be referred to the National Council by the National Assembly in terms of the provisions of the Constitution, and advise the Council thereto;
      2. To scrutinize Government’s financial proposals and fiscal policies and advise the Council thereon;
      3. To examine incidents of financial mismanagement in the public sector and advise Council thereon;
      4. To deal with questions falling within the the ambit of Ministries and Authorities concerned with Trade and Industry, Fisheries and Marine Resources, Mines and Energy, Economic Affairs, Finance, and Environment and Tourism; and
      5. To perform any other functions as may be referred to it by the Council.

      O/M/A Served

      All O/M/As Accounts

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Mr Norbert Uuyuni
      + 264 61 2028141
      + 264 61 256371
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    • Standing Committee on Security, Constitutional and Legal Affairs

      Mandate


      The function of this Committee is:

      1. To examine annual reports of the Auditor-General, as may be referred to the National Council by the National Assembly in terms of the provisions of the Constitution, and advise the Council thereto;
      2. To scrutinize Government’s financial proposals and fiscal policies and advise the Council thereon;
      3. To examine incidents of financial mismanagement in the public sector and advise Council thereon;
      4. To deal with questions falling within the the ambit of Ministries and Authorities concerned with Trade and Industry, Fisheries and Marine Resources, Mines and Energy, Economic Affairs, Finance, and Environment and Tourism; and
      5. To perform any other functions as may be referred to it by the Council.

      O/M/A Served

      Not Specified

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Mr Bernard Mwala Neo
      +264 61 202 8132
      +264 61 202 8146
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    • Standing Committee on Urban and Rural Development

      Mandate


      The function of this Committee is:

      1. To scrutinizes regional development policies and advise the National Council on the way forward;
      2. To scrutinizes legislation on Regional and Local Authorities and advise the National Council on what the Committee deems necessary;
      3. Studies regional reports and advise the National Council on the way forward;
      4. To liaises with bodies representing the interests of Regional Councils and Local Authorities (e.g. Association of Regional Councils (ARC) and Association of Local Authorities on Namibia (ALAN);
      5. To deals with matters falling under Ministries and Organs concerned with Health and Social Services, Youth and Sports, Education and Culture, Science and Technology, National Planning, Public Service, Works and Transport, Port and Telecommunication Services, Women, Children, Unemployment and Labour Relations, Agriculture and Local Government and Housing, and Information and Broadcasting;
      6. To monitor the implementation of the decentralization process;
      7. To monitor budget implementation of Offices, Ministries and Agencies falling within the Committee's ambit; and
      8. Performs any other function as may be referred to it by the National Council.

      O/M/A Served

      Not Specified

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Ms Amalia N. Iita
      +264 61 202 8141
      +264 61 202 8146
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    • Standing Committee on Gender, Youth and Information Communication Technology

      Mandate


      The function of this Committee is:

      1. To scrutinize and report to the National Council on matters and questions falling within the ambit of Ministries, Organs, all State-Owned Enterprises, Parastatals and the private sector concerning Gender Equality and Child Welfare; Information Communication Technology, Youth, National Services, Sport and Culture; Education, Training and Employment Equity Commission;
      2. To promote gender balance with regard to matters standing for consideration in the National Council;
      3. To scrutinize and review the implication of Bills and Acts that discriminate and negatively impact on the lives of women, youths and children;
      4. To advise National Council on programmes reached at national, regional and international levels on HIV/AIDS prevention and care, teenage pregnancies, poverty, unemployment reduction strategies, alcohol and substance abuse, orphans, vulnerable children, gender equality, children’s rights and information sharing;
      5. To address gender and youth issues and promote gender equality to improve the status of youths and women in Namibia;
      6. To liaise with bodies, Ministries and institutions representing the interest of the youth, gender, information and advise the National Council on such matters;
      7. To monitor the implementation of the decentralization process;
      8. To monitor the implementation of Offices, Ministries and Agencies falling within the Committee’s ambit;
      9. To ensure gender sensitive budgeting, perform gender audits and observe the media for gender related matters; and
      10. To perform any other functions, duties and tasks as may be referred to it by the Council.

      O/M/A Served

      Not Specified

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Mr Brian Riruako
      + 264 61 202 8132
      +264 61 202 8146
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    • Standing Committee on Habitat

      Mandate


      The function of this Committee is:

      1. To encourage government, private institutions, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders in the housing delivery sector, to promote the implementation of the recommendations and proposals made in the Declaration of Principles and Commitments of the Global Forum of Parliamentarians on Habitat, as well as those of the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements;
      2. To establish networks for the exchange of information with the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, the National Habitat Committee and all stakeholders in the housing delivery sector in Namibia on the one hand, and the Global Forum of parliamentarians on Habitat, the Regional Councils for Africa (RCA) of the Global Forum of Parliamentarians on Habitat and other parliamentary committees on Habitat on the other hand, with a view to implementing the Habitat Agenda;
      3. To promote legislation for sustainable human settlements, safe environment, potable water and good sewerage systems and encourage provision of adequate shelter for all;
      4. To hold public consultations, seminars and workshops in which Governmental Authorities, private institutions and the Parliamentarians may participate to know and analyse the problems and needs of sustainable human settlements, urban development, housing, environmental protection in order to gather proposals and consensus for their solution;
      5. To perform any other functions as may be referred to it by the Council.

      O/M/A Served

      Not Specified

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Ms Adelheid Jafet
      +264 61 202 8055
      +264 61 226121
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    • Standing Committee on Women Caucus

      Mandate


      The function of this Committee is:

      1. To scrutinize and report to the Council on matters falling within the Ministries, Agencies, Organs, State-Owned Enterprises and the private sector concerning the advancement of the agenda of women development;
      2. To scrutinize and review the implication of Bills and Acts of Parliament that discriminate and negatively impact on the lives of women;
      3. To undertake awareness campaigns and encourage information dissemination on matters related to women;
      4. To lobby and advocate for more women representation in decision-making bodies;
      5. To encourage the participation of women in political, economic and social spheres at regional, national and international level;
      6. To liaise with bodies, Ministries and institutions representing the interests of women;
      7. To promote the exchange of experiences and contribute to the defence of human rights, especially those of young girls, women and children;
      8. To interact with communities concerning Acts of Parliament with directly affect the lives of women and children;
      9. To perform any other functions as may be referred to it by the Council.

      O/M/A Served

      Not Specified

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Ms Auguste Shali
      + 264 61 202 8055
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    • Standing Committee on Steering

      Mandate


      The function of this Committee is:

      1. To receive the draft annual budget of the National Council for scrutiny and input and submit it to the Council for approval;
      2. To draft and formulate policy directives for submission to and consideration by the Council;
      3. To draft the working programme of the Council;
      4. To initiate policies on the administrative affairs of the Council subject to relevant laws and regulations;
      5. To draft the annual business calendar of the Council;
      6. To appoint members of the Council’s Standing or Select Committees; and
      7. To perform any other functions as may be referred to it by the Council.

      O/M/A Served

      National Council

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Mr Tousy Namiseb
      + 264 61 2028014
      +264 61 256371
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    • Standing Committee on Privileges and Immunities

      Mandate


      The function of this Committee is:

      1. To issue directives, subject to the provisions of section 12(a) of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament Act, 1996 (Act No. 17 of 1996), providing for disclosure by members of their financial or business interests and determine the form and frequency in which such particulars shall be provided and submit them to the Council for approval;
      2. Oversee the moral and ethical conduct of members;
      3. To investigate:
        1. Any matter relating to the conduct of any Member within the precincts of Parliament either suo motu or on receiving specific request;
        2. Any alleged breach by any Member of the Standing Rules and Orders, Council Code of Conduct, any resolution of the Council or any matter prescribed by Act of Parliament and the Namibian Constitution;
        3. Any matter relating to an alleged breach by a Member of his or her duty, in terms of section 22 of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament Act, 1996 (No. 17 of 1996, to disclose an interest as contemplated in that section, and report its findings and recommend to the Council the appropriate measures to be taken;
      4. To exercise its powers and perform its functions as outlined under the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament Act, 1996 (No 17 of 1996);
      5. To review the remuneration, entitlements and conditions of service of the Members of the Council and make recommendations to the Council; and
      6. To perform any other functions as may be referred to it by the Council.

      Powers of Committee on Privileges and Immunities of Members of the National Council

      In its investigatory functions in regard to any Member, the Committee on Privileges:

      1. Shall set forth the allegations made against a Member in such manner and with such particulars as may be sufficient to inform such member of the nature of the complaints made against him or her;
      2. May adopt whatever procedures it deems just and fair, but shall at least hear the complainant and the Member in respect of whom the complaint is lodged; and
      3. The powers set out in this rule may be exercised by any Committee other than the Committee of Privileges, which has been authorized by the Council to conduct investigations contemplated under this rule.

      O/M/A Served

      National Council

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Mr Tousy Namiseb
      + 264 61 2028014
      +264 61 256371
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    • Standing Committee on Standing Rules and Orders

      Mandate


      The function of this Committee is:

      1. To draft and codify the Standing Rules and Orders relating to the procedure of the Council as well as the Joint-Rules which shall be observed in the House and all its Committees.
      2. To review and consider from time to time and report to the House any proposal for amendment of these Rules.
      3. To assign any Committee to look into specific issues and submit a report thereon, with recommendations, for submission to the Council for consideration.
      4. To formulate policies and guidelines for the internal matters of the Council; and
      5. To perform any other functions as may be referred to it by the Council.

      O/M/A Served

      National Council

      Clerks

      Name
      Tell
      Fax
      Email
      Mr Tousy Namiseb
      + 264 61 2028014
      +264 61 256371
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