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National Council MPs undertake a Certificate in Parliamentary Practice and Conduct

A total number of 15 MPs in the National Council have registered for the course. In the photo are National Council MPs listening attentively during the official remarks preceding the commencement of the coursework
 

Story by Pamela Mate

Several National Council Members of Parliament (MPs) who registered for a Certificate in Parliamentarian Practice and Conduct with the University of Namibia have commenced with their course work today. The course is not open to the public and only on offer to Parliamentarians and extends over a period of 11 weeks. Read more >>>

PAP Committee concludes its visit to Namibia

PAP committee members with the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) officials after their engagement on how Namport operates
  Story by Rafael Hangula

The Chairperson of the Pan-African Parliament committee on education, Culture, tourism and human resources Hon. Amina Souna is satisfied with what her committee has acquired during its week long study visit in Namibia. Read more >>>

PAP Committee on Education, Culture, Tourism visits Namibia

Pan-African Parliament Committee on Education, Culture, Tourism and Human Resources paid a Courtesy Call on the Chairperson of the National Council Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams for its Study to the National Council. Hon. Amina Souna (4th from left-front row) is the Chairperson of the Committee
  Story by Rafael Hangula

The Pan- African Parliament (PAP) Committee on Education, Culture, Tourism and Human Resource is in Namibia for a week long Study Visit to the National Council. The Committee is here to acquire best practices in the areas of Education, Culture, Tourism and Human Resources. Read more >>>

Public Accounts Committee wants punitive measures for Accounting Officers

Members of the Public Accounts Committee and Economy in the National Council and other representatives from various OMAS at the Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) workshop
    Story by Rafael Hangula

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Economy in the National Council held a one-day Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) workshop on Auditor-General reports of Local Authorities and Regional Councils on 25 June 2018 and deliberated on new approaches regarding the committees’ activities that are in line with the BPR policy as recommended by the Office of the Prime Minister. Read more >>>

Joint Consultative Workshop on Poverty Eradication Concludes at Otjiwarongo

Participants who attended the workshop
 

Story by Pamela Mate

After a week of presentations, deliberations, discussions and recommendations, the consultative workshop for the National Council Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender, Youth and ICT and Women Caucus has come to an end. Read more >>>

Parliamentary Chief Whips meet their counterparts in Ghana

: The Head of the delegation and the SWAPO Party Chief Whip Hon, Lebbius Tobias (second from left) in a meeting with the Chief Whips of various political parties in the Parliament of Ghana
 

Story by Rafael Hangula

As part of its efforts to increase its institutional capacity to deliver on its mandate, the National Council will receive a needed boost as a five-member delegation comprising of Chief Whip, Whips and Members of Parliament in the National Council are in Accra Ghana for a week long benchmarking study to the Parliament of Ghana. Read more >>>

 

Media Release

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].

MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES HON DR THEO-BEN GURIRAB

Late Hon. Theo-Ben Gurirab
 

On behalf of the National Assembly, my family and on my own behalf, we hereby express our great sadness and a deep sense of loss, on the passing of Hon. Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab, one of the founding members of the Namibian Nation. Read more >>>

THE 3RD SOCATT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR 2 - 4 JULY 2018 WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

NATIONAL COUNCIL
 

Issued by National Council on 18 June 2018

The 3rd SoCATT (Society of Clerks-at-the-Table) Africa Region, Professional Development Seminar is to be held from 2 - 4 July 2018 at the Safari Court and Conference Centre Hotel. Read more

ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE COMMONWEALTH DAY, 12 MARCH 2018

NATIONAL COUNCIL
 

Media Release Date: 09 March 2018

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon Prof Peter Katjavivi herewith invites media practitioners to attend and cover the annual celebration of the Commonwealth Day, which take place on Monday, 12 March 2018, at 09h00.Read more >>>

STANDING COMMITTEE’S PUBLIC HEARING ON NSFAF, 08 MARCH 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 >>>

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. Margaret Mensah-Williams, MP

Chairperson to the National Council

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