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POST-ELECTION SEMINAR FOR MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE 5TH NATIONAL COUNCIL, 01 - 05 FEBRUARY 2016

 
The National Council Post-Election Seminar for the newly sworn in Members of the 5th National Council is taking place at the Safari Hotel from 01-05 February 2016. The Seminar was officially opened by Right Honourable Dr Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila. Chairperson of the NC Honourable Margaret Mensah-Williams welcomed the Members and EU Ambassador to Namibia H.E. Jana HYBASKOVA delivered encouraging remarks and advise to the new Members of Parliament.

NATIONAL COUNCIL REJECT THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES AMENDMENTS BILL, BILL 12 of 2015

NATIONAL COUNCIL

 

The National Council unanimously rejected the Principal of the Local Authorities Amendment Bill, Bill 12 of 2015 through the recommendations and amendments contained in the report of the Select Committee which conducted Public Hearings on the Bill. Public Hearings were conducted from 10 -22 January 2016 in Rundu, Oshakati, Otjiwarongo, Swakopmund, Mariental, Keetmashoop and Windhoek to offer stakeholders the opportunity to express their opinion on the Bill.

The report of the Select Committee headed by the SWAPO Party Chief Whip Hon. Lebbius Tobias was adopted in the National Council. Some of the issues raised during Public Hearings which led to the rejection of the Bill are: No consultations on the contents of the Local Authorities Amendment Bill were conducted and no clear definition of the term “Vulnerable Persons”. The House adjourned until the 11 February 2016.

RESUMPTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL SESSION, 25 - 28 JANUARY 2016

NATIONAL COUNCIL

 

The National Council will resume business as from the 25th to the 28th of January 2016 to consider the Local Authorities Amendment Bill [B. 12 – 2015] as per the ongoing public hearings in the regions by the National Council Select Committee. The Session will be held at the National Council Chamber at Parliament, Windhoek and will commence at 9H30. We thus would like to invite the public and interested parties to attend the discussions. For any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Immanuel Kooper at 061-202 8049, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ms. Pamela Mate at 061-202 8056, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES AMENDENT BILL (B.12 - 2015)

NATIONAL COUNCIL

 
The National Council will conduct public hearings on Local Authorities Amendment Bill 12 of 2015 from 11 to 22 January 2016 to give stakeholders such as local authorities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to express their opinions on the Bill in writing or orally.
 

NOMINATION OF THE CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL

Hon. Margareth Mensah-Williams, MP

Hon. Bernard Songa Sibalatani, MP

 
Members of the 5th National Council got sworn in on 08 December 2015 and Hon Margaret Mensah Williams is duly elected as the first female Chairperson of the National Council. Hon Bernard Sibalatani is elected as Vice Chairperson.
Congratulation for your nomination.

 

Media Release

MEDIA INVITES: 38th SADC-PF FORUM PLENARY ASSEMBLY SESSION, SATURDAY, 21 - 24 NOVEMBER 2015

  The Southern Africa Development Community – Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) and the Parliament of Namibia will host the SADC-PF 38th Plenary Assembly Session, in Swakopmud, from 21 – 24 November 2015. MORE DETAILS >>>

Presiding Officers


Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi, MP

Speaker of the National Assembly


Hon. Margret Mensah-Williams, MP

Chairperson to the National Council

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