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Speaker Katjavivi reiterates need for SDG Committee

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi (left) with UNDP Resident Representative, H.E. Alka Bathia
 

Windhoek - Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi has reiterated the need for parliament to constitute an oversight committee dedicated to oversee the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more >>>

National Council Standing Committee on Habitat - Oversight Function

From left; Hon Sipapela, Chairperson of NC Habitat Committee, Chairperson of Management Council, Omaheke Hon Doeseb, Governor of Omaheke Region Hon Pijoo Nganate
  Story by Immanuel Kooper

The National Council Standing Committee on Habitat commenced its investigatory revisits to selective regions from 13 - 29 July 2020. Read more >>>

Parliament confronts Covid 19 challenges

Scene of Video Conference of Parliament Session
  Story by George Sanzila

Windhoek - As the Covid 19 pandemic continues to disrupt institutions around the world, the Namibian parliament has not been spared. The pandemic has forced parliament, as it has done with many other institutions, to adopt innovations such as information technologies that are now largely entrenched in the workplace. Read more >>>

MPs Concerned about Alarming Challenges at the Borders

The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Audit Hon. Lebbius Tobias engaging officials stationed at Katwitwi Border Post in Kavango West region
  Story by Rafael Hangula

The Audit Committee of the National Council is calling on the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration and Safety Security as well as the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform to urgently address issues and challenges facing public servants employed as Immigration and Police officials at the boarders. Read more >>>

Sexual reproductive health and rights essential – Speaker Katjavivi

Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi officially opening the SRHR, HIV and AIDS governance project
  Story by George Sanzila

Otjiwarongo - Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi is hopeful that the capacity building workshop on sexual reproductive health and rights for members of parliament that took place recently in Otjiwarongo, will culminate into good legislation to tackle the many challenges Namibia is grappling with Hon. Katjavivi said this when he officially opened a two-day workshop last week.

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Media Release

LOCKDOWN OF NATIONAL COUNCIL DUE TO POSSIBLE EXPOSURE OF COVID-19

PARLIAMENT OF NAMIBIA
 

Issued by National Council on 27 July 2020

The National Council hereby wishes to inform the public that one of our staff members has tested positive for Covid-19. Read more

Misinformation about the impending National Assembly’s recess

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 

Media Release Date: 02 July 2020

The recent misinformation being circulated particularly through social media that the National Assembly ‘is going on holiday next week’ is factually incorrect. As it has been the tradition over the years, the National Assembly has two sessions per year. Read more >>>

International Day of Parliamentarism 30 June

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 

The 30th June was declared as the International Day of Parliamentarism in 2018 by the United Nations General Assembly by Resolution 72/278 as it coincides with the day in 1889, close to 131years ago, that the IPU (the global organization of parliaments) was founded.Read more >>>

RESUMPTION OF 1ST SESSION OF THE 5TH RURAL WOMEN PARLIAMENT WITH MEN AS PARTNERS

NATIONNAL COUNCIL
 

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 >>>

Committee Notices

OUTREACH PROGRAMME FOR THE NATIONAL COUNCIL WOMEN CAUCUS TO KAVANGO EAST, OTJOZONDJUPA, OSHANA AND OSHIKOTO REGIONS 24 JUNE – 30 JUNE 2018

NATIONAL COUNCIL
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 >>>

Presiding Officers


Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi, MP

Speaker of the National Assembly


Hon. Bernard Songa Sibalatani, MP

Chairperson of the National Council

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