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INDIAN PRESIDENT ADDRESSES A JOINT SESSION OF THE NAMIBIAN PARLIAMENT, 16 JUNE 2016


The Chairperson of the National Council Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams (left), President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee (Middle) and the Speaker of the National Assembly Prof. Peter Katjavivi shortly after President Shri Pranab Mukherjee arrived at the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia.

By George Sanzila

The President of the Republic of India His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressed a joint Session of Parliament of Namibia during his 3 day state visit in the Country. Mukherjee, who expressed his excitement to be in Namibia pledged a donation of over 1000 tonnes of Rice, 100 tonnes of medication including ARVs and a US$20 000 (N$300 000) grant for the Indira Gandhi clinic in the Omusati region.

With India having helped over 1000 Namibian professionals through a training programme called the Indian Technical and economic Cooperation (ITEC), President Mukherjee promised an increase in the number of trainees from 100 to 200 as from the 2016/17 financial year. Many Namibian working professionals have received training in India in various fields such as IT and telecommunications to rural development and energy among a host of other fields of study. Read more >>>

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MINUTES AND ORDER PAPER: 3RD SESSION OF THE 6TH PARLIAMENT

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FINANCE MINISTER HAILS EPA AGREEMENT DURING ACP-EU JPA, 15 JUNE 2016

 

Namibian Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein has made a statement on a discussion on economy, trade and business in the Southern African region during the ongoing ACP-EU JPA. Schlettwein focused on the just signed EPA agreement that is supposed to be ratified by October of this year.

Namibia delayed in signing the agreement due to what Schlettwein said were concerns that could have impacted negatively on Namibia’s economic development. He noted the agreement in its current revised form guarantees market access to Namibia’s products in the EU. Notable products exported to the EU include beef, grapes and fish. He further said the partnership puts ACP and EU countries on par in terms of trade arrangements as it is mutually beneficial. He however suggested that Namibia needs to expand its agricultural and industrial output and skilled labour in order to continue to improve market access. He called on EU Countries to invest in Namibia, particularly in the manufacturing industry. Schlettwein also urged for a coordinated approach among SACU countries such as Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique so that the deadline for the ratification of the agreement in October is met holistically.

SPEAKER HAPPY WITH ACP-EU JOINT PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY, 13 JUNE 2016


Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi making a statement during the official opening of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Windhoek.

By George Sanzila

Speaker of the Namibian National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi is happy with the organization of the 31st session of the African, Caribbean, Pacific and European Union joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU) underway in Windhoek, Namibia. Delegates of over 78 countries that make up the ACP group of States including the European Union are gathered in the country to deliberate on key issues affecting the member states.

Hon. Prof. Katjavivi who expressed his happiness during an interview on the sidelines of the event, noted that the National Assembly has worked very hard to make sure that the event becomes a success. He said he was equally happy with sessions that had preceded the official opening. “We as the National Assembly have worked very hard to make sure that this event gets off the ground. We also had mini events prior to this official opening which went extremely well. At these events we provided as a country information about activities in which Namibia is engaged such as energy and natural resources conservation”, said Katjavivi. Read more >>>

SESSION ON FREE TRADE AREA IN AFRICA, 14 JUNE 2016

 

The 31st session of the ACP-EU JPA underway in Windhoek, Namibia continues. It is an opportunity to have a strategic discussion on the future of the partnership between the EU and ACP countries after 2020. The Cotonou agreement signed in 2000 in Benin, that culminated in the current partnership will expire in 2020 hence the dialogue. Apart from the latter, substantive changes have occurred within the ACP group and the EU as well as the wider international landscape warranting a review of the partnership for a more improved future relation. Key issues such as poverty reduction, sustainable development goals and the just concluded EPA agreement are forming part of a broader review for a future partnership.

Other key issues include free trade in Africa, migration between ACP countries and member states of the union, the security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and rape and violence against women and children in armed conflicts.

Today, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Netherlands, Liliane Ploumen, who also serves as President-in-Office of the EU Council together with the Minister of Planning, Statistics and Regional Integration in the Republic of Congo and also doubles as the President-in-Office of the ACP Council both delivered statements in support of free trade in Africa.

ACP-EU PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY HOLDS A SESSION ON COMMUNITY BASED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


From left to right: Hon. Marina Kandumbu (Deputy Chairperson of the Natural Resources Standing Committee) and Hon. Agnes Kafula (committee member).
 

By George Sanzila

Many rural people in Namibia have been lifted out of poverty through biodiversity conservation. In 1996 the government of Namibia amended the nature conservation ordinance to allow for rural communities to set up and register conservancies for the purpose of sustainable use of natural resources outside national parks through what is known as community based natural resource management (CBNRM). Over N$90 million is generated annually through conservancies.

This was revealed during a presentation on conservation to the representatives of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states during the sessions underway in Windhoek.

The Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, Tomy Nambahu noted during the session that Namibia has made great strides in its conservation efforts. “Namibia has made tremendous effort and has had significant success stories in biodiversity conservation. Our success story comes from our programme for community based conservation of wildlife. Our conservation programme has helped us to set the scene for a conservation strategy in an independent Namibia”, Nambahu told the delegates. Read more >>> 

 

Media Release

NATIONAL COUNCIL SECOND SESSION RESUMES, 09 MAY 2016

 

The National Council will resume business on 9 May 2016 to consider the following Bills referred to it by the National Assembly. Read more >>>

MEDIA RELEASE: STANDING COMMITTEE VISIT TO ZAMBEZI, KAVANGO EAST AND KAVANGO WEST REGIONS

 

The National Assembly Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources will undertake an investigative visit to the Zambezi; Kavango East and West Regions. The visit will take place from 25 April to 01 May 2016. Media Practitioners are herewith invited to attend and cover this visit.

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PROGRAMME: MOTION ON HUMAN WILDLIFE CONFLICT, 23 APRIL TO 01 MAY 2016

LAUNCHING OF THE NAMIBIAN CONSERVATION PARLIAMENTARY CAUCUS (NACOPAC), 15 MARCH 2016

 

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi, MP, herewith invites media practitioners to attend and cover the launching of the Namibian Conservation Parliamentary Caucus (NACOPAC), taking place tomorrow. Read more >>>

PRESS RELEASE, 02 MARCH 2016

 

For immediate release, 2 March 2016

CPA Roadshows launched to increase young people’s awareness of parliament and democracy in the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has launched an exciting initiative today that will visit schools and universities across the Commonwealth to help to increase young people’s awareness of parliament and democracy. The new CPA Roadshows aim to strengthen Commonwealth Parliamentarians engagement with young people. 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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