The Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Sylvia Makgone, explained why Swapo Party MPs objected to McHenry Venaani's Private Members Bill to amend the Marine Resources Amendment Act of 2000.

The bill sought to further amend the Act from giving sole discretionary powers to the Minister to allocate quotas to the National Fishing Corporation.

The proposed amendment divided the House, with PDM parliamentarians waving placards in the house in favour of the motion.

"Rule 116(f) is read as follows: A member may not, in any motion debate or question, including a supplementary question, refer to matters awaiting adjudication in any court of justice. That's why the Swapo Party, according to this rule, objected to the previous motion."



Serafia Nadunya