Elections

 

Cabinet approves amendment to Electoral Act 

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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. 

National Council approves MURD's budget

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The National Council has approved a budget of over N$2 billion for the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development.

Some MPs, however, urged the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Public Service Commission and the Secretary of the Cabinet, to promptly explore the activation of the Directorate of Integration Development within regional councils.

Namibia Property Raffle Project operates illegally: Lotteries Board of Namibia

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The Lotteries Board of Namibia (LBN) is cautioning the public that the multi-million dollar online real estate lottery, the Namibia Property Raffle Project, has not been approved by the board and is thus operating illegally.

The board's warning comes after inquiries by the public regarding the operation of the Namibia Property Raffle Project.

LBN Chairman Michael Mutonga explained that the Namibia Property Raffle Project only applied to conduct this lottery under the Benevolent Society Lotteries.