Cabinet approves amendment to Electoral Act 


The Cabinet has approved proposed amendments to the Electoral Act of 2014 to allow public servants to be eligible for political positions.

The amendment provides that public servants can take leave from their employment when they are nominated by their political parties to be members of the National Assembly. 

It further provides for such members who have reached 55 years of age on or before the date of the announcement of the election results to have the choice to resign from their employment or take early retirement. 

King Phillipe of Belgium to arrive in Namibia tomorrow for a 5-day state visit


President Mbumba says King Phillipe's visit will present Namibia and Belgium with an excellent opportunity to deepen the strong bonds of friendship and growing bilateral relations the two countries enjoy.

The sectors of cooperation to be discussed include green hydrogen, environmental protection, tourism, forestry, arts and culture, trade, and investment, as well as the development of port infrastructure.

Namibia to make oral statement on Israel at ICJ


Namibia will make an oral statement before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel's war on Gaza at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, next Friday, February 23rd.

The submission will address the legal consequences arising from the policies and practices of Israel in the occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.

Cabinet has designated the Ministry of Justice to deliver Namibia's statement during the proceedings.

Registration of national documents outreach programme to commence


The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security will conduct an outreach programme in all regions for the registration of national documents from February 5th until July.

This will include the registration of births of all ages, applications for duplicate birth certificates, applications for identity documents, and applications for duplicate IDs.

The ministry says these documents not only provide a sense of belonging but also establish a person's legal identity, which is necessary to access services like education, employment, and social grants.

Lisha Empowerment and Development petition National Assembly


A civic organisation called Lisha Empowerment and Development has petitioned the National Assembly to address the urgent need to revive the market for livestock in the northern communal areas.

The petition states that livestock farmers in the northern communal areas cannot sustainably sell their livestock.

It says this is because the quarantine facility at Farm Omutambo Maowe in Omusati, the Eloolo in Oshakati, and the Outapi abattoirs under the watch of the agricultural ministry collapsed nearly 12 years ago.

President Geingob declares UNGA a significant success


President Hage Geingob has returned from the United Nations General Assembly held in New York, in the United States, and described the meeting as a success.

During a high-level meeting that spanned close to two weeks, Geingob participated in the 2023 Sustainable Development Goals Summit, where Namibia played a leadership role in the recalibration and acceleration of global goals.

The Presidency states that the assembly marked the beginning of a new phase of accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, guided by high-level political leadership.