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National Council bid farewell one of its long serving staff member, 27 March 2020

Mr Thomas Shipo (center)bidding farewell to his staff members
  Story by Anethe Mtambanengwe

Windhoek - National Council bid farewell one of its long serving staff member to Mr Thomas Shipo who was the Serjeant@Arms in the National Council today, 27 March 2020. The Secretary to the National Council Mr Tousy Namiseb stated at the farewell event that he met Mr Shipo 11 months ago and what he learned from him is humility, passion and commitment to his work. Every aspect of work dealing with Security or maintenance he owned it.. “Let the advise and wisdom you have gathered in the years remain useful” he said. He wished Mr Shipo all the best with his retirement and called upon him to continue to assist where he can when called upon. At the same occasion, Mr Namiseb, welcomed the newly appointed Deputy Searjeant @Arms Mr Peter Tjiramba. The National Council wish Mr Shipo all the best with the next chapter of his life.

Members of 7th National Assembly sworn in

Members of the 7th National Assembly being sworn in
  Story by George Sanzila

Windhoek - Hon. Peter Katjavivi and Hon. Loide Kasingo retained their positions as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly after the house went through a secret ballot last friday to elect the two presiding officers. Hon. Katjavivi received the most votes against UDF MP, Hon. Dudu Murorua while Hon. Kasingo competed with PDM lawmaker, Hon. Elma Dienda. The election of Speaker and his Deputy were preceded by the swearing in of members of the 7th National Assembly. Read more >>>

Sexual reproductive rights project launched by Speaker Katjavivi

Speaker of the National Assembly, professor Peter Katjavivi launching the SRHR Project at the National Assembly.
  Story by George Sanzila

Windhoek - Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi is hopeful that the second phase of the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, HIV and AIDS Governance project will replicate the successes of its predecessor. Read more >>>

Public Accounts Committee probes the veterans’ funds

Representatives of the Veterans Affairs Ministry taking the oath during their appearance before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts
 

Windhoek - The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts today (05/03/2020) probed the Veterans Affairs Ministry and the Namibia National Liberations Veterans Association following the uncovering of discrepancies by the Auditor General over the veterans’ fund. Read more >>>

Research is backbone of parliament – Speaker, 17 February 2020

Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi (third from left) during the opening of the research training workshop. On the far left is Dr. Tilman Hoppe, Legal adviser (Bundestag), Andrea Kerstges, Director for research (Bundestag), Thomas Keller, Country Head KAS, Lydia Kandetu, Secretary to National Assembly and Holger Scheerer, Director of Library Services (Bundestag).
 

Windhoek - Windhoek - Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi has reiterated the importance of parliamentary research, noting that it is the backbone of parliament and an important aspect for sharpening debates and the oversight function. Read more >>>

Media Release

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 >>>

OFFICIAL OPENING OF PARLIAMENT 2019

PARLIAMENT OF NAMIBIA
 

Issued by National Assembly on 7 February 2019

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Professor Peter H. Katjavivi herewith announces the Official Opening of the Ninth Session of the Sixth Parliament. This event will take place at the Parliament Building on Wednesday, 13 February, at 14h30. Read more

Parly committees are ‘deadwood’, 29 November 2018

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 

Media Release Date: 29 November 2018

A story published on page three of Friday, November 23, 2018 edition of The Patriot newspaper under the heading “Parly committees are ‘deadwood”, has reference. The story is said to have been generated from commentaries with local analyst(s), who attempted to comment on and “analyse’ the work of the Parliamentary Standing Committees. Read more >>>

STANDING COMMITTEE’S PUBLIC HEARING ON NASFAF, 29 NOVEMBER 2018

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 

The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Hon Mike Kavekotora herewith invites media practitioners to attend and cover the committee public hearing with the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), tomorrow. Read more >>>

Resumption of the National Council

NATIONAL COUNCIL
 

The National Council will resume business on Monday, 6th August 2018 to review the following Bills that were passed and referred by the National Assembly:

  • Seed and Seed Varieties Bill [B.1-2018];
  • Pharmacy Amendment Bill [B.5-2018];
  • Medical and Dental Amendment Bill [B.6-2018];
  • Allied Health Professions Amendment Bill [B.7-2018];
  • Social Work and Psychology Amendment Bill [B.8-2018]; and
  • Nursing Amendment Bill [B.9-2018].

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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