National Assembly adopts motion to discuss former mine workers compensation 

The National Assembly has adopted a motion addressing the inclusion of Namibian former mine workers in southern Africa for compensation.

The motion was moved by Swapo Party MP Sebastiaan Karupu, who urged the house to directly adopt the motion to avoid referrals to the standing committee, citing potential delays and resource constraints.

Stock theft motion tabled in National Assembly

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP Vipuakuje Muharukua tabled a motion to address stock theft in communities and assess the effectiveness of current legislative measures.

The motion outlines the evolution of farming as a Namibian value; it also discusses the prescriptive nature of the current regulatory framework against the objective of protecting stock.

The motion lobbies MPs as a source of primary law to assess the extent to which stock theft shakes and destabilises the foundation of people's livelihoods.

MP Moongo tables motion to extend maternity leave 

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP Winnie Moongo has tabled a motion that seeks to extend maternity leave and introduces the concept of paternity leave in a bid to strengthen family bonds and support newborns' health.

Moongo cited the critical role that mothers play in society, describing them as the strongest pillars holding communities together.

She underscored the vulnerability mothers face when their needs are neglected and called for universal maternity protection for social justice, inclusive growth, and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.