Story By Benisia Kwafeinge Nghiivali and David Nahogandja (Editor)
The International University of Management (IUM) second-year Business Law students took a tour of the Parliament today, September 10th, 2021. Their lecturer, Dr. Wilfred Isak April, stated that this excursion will benefit students since they will be able to witness how the law is produced in practice rather than just learning about it in class.
“The Parliament tours are eye opening to students,” remarked Candle Garus-oas, a second-year Business Law student at IUM. She expressed her surprise and amazement that the public is permitted to attend sessions.
Joseph Sharara, a second-year Business Law student with Zimbabwean nationality, saw the tour as a learning opportunity. He expressed his gratitude for having been able to visit both the Namibian and Zimbabwean parliaments.
The Parliament is now open for tours to educate Namibians and visitors about how it came to be, as well as its functions, laws, and structures.
The tour is for both Houses of Parliament–the National Assembly and the National Council–in their respective chambers are only available on Mondays and Fridays.
The tours primarily focus on the Parliament’s history, functions, and composition, the legislative process, democracy, and government, while also taking questions from visitors. Visitors are encouraged to ask as many questions about the Parliament as they like.