Motion to further review Marine Resources Amendment Act rejected

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.

National Assembly MPs resist N$1 million motion tabled by Elifa Dingara

Several MPs in the National Assembly have resisted its current format, the N$1 million motion tabled by Swapo MP Elifa Dingara.

Dingara tabled a motion proposing that every Namibian be given a million dollars to keep poverty at bay.

Some lawmakers called the motion unrealistic.

In his motivation, Dingara explained that the money does not need to come from the state's purse but from the country's abundant natural resources.