Deteriorating state of Walvis Bay Police Station a concern

MPs in the National Assembly have expressed deep concern over the deteriorating state of the Walvis Bay Police Station building and that of the officers' living quarters.

The Walvis Bay Police Station, constructed in 1971, serves as the location for the Erongo Police Regional Headquarters.

The station commander at the Walvis Bay Police Station, Inspector Patrick Muhita, expressed to the parliamentarians that the infrastructure of the facility is deteriorating.

Namibia congratulates King Charles III

Messages of congratulations started pouring in ahead of the coronation of King Charles III and his wife Camilla tomorrow as king and queen of the United Kingdom.

Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi says the coronation of King Charles III marks a new chapter for the commonwealth family.

This will be the first coronation after 70 years. 

King Charles III became king immediately after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II in September last year.

Opposition MPs object postponement to motivate report of mass resignation of fishermen

Some opposition parliamentarians have objected to the indefinite postponement on the motivation of the report of the mass resignation of fishermen. 

The report was compiled by the National Assembly Select Committee appointed and tasked by the House Speaker to investigate the mass resignation of fishermen employed through the government Redressing Programme. 

The Committee Chairperson Tjekero Tweya postponed the motivation indefinitely just as he was about to motivate it.

National Assembly MPs support the establishment of a Genocide Memorial Museum

Members of Parliament in the National Assembly from different political parties have expressed support for the motion calling for the establishment of a Genocide Memorial Museum for the victims of the 1904–08 Herero-Nama genocide.

But some MPs had more ideas on how the motion should be enriched and treated to reflect a national identity.

Mixed feelings on 1904-08 Genocide Memorial Museum in National Assembly

Some Swapo MPs in the National Assembly have embraced a motion by NUDO member Joseph Kauandenge for the establishment of the 1904-08 Genocide Memorial Museum.

They, however, question what the difference is between this motion and the one tabled by former Swanu leader, Usutuaije Maamberua, which was discussed and adopted by the house.

In her motivation, Evelyn !Nawases-Taeyele, says such a museum requested by Kauandenge should not only be for OvaHerero and Nama people but for all Namibians.

Whistleblower Protection Act & Witness Protection Act to come into effect

The long-awaited implementation of the Whistleblower Protection Act and the Witness Protection Act will come into effect during this financial year.

This was revealed by Justice Minister Yvonne Dausab when she motivated her ministry's budget of close to N$600 million in the National Assembly.

The two legislations, which were signed into law in 2017 by President Hage Geingob, could not be implemented due to budgetary constraints.

MICT tables over N$650 million budget for consideration

The Minister Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Dr. Peya Mushelenga, has tabled an amount of more than N$650 million for consideration in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

In his motivation, Dr. Mushelenga emphasized the need to coordinate and formulate strategies that will propel Namibians into an informed society.

The largest share of this allocation of more than N$484 million will go to the audiovisual media and regional offices.

Mines and Energy Ministry aims to attract more investors

Mines and Energy Ministry aims to attract more investors and embrace innovation as well as improve transparency in the industry. 

The ministry further pledges to continue to support small miners and contribute to job creation.

This was the remark of its Deputy Minister Kornelia Shilunga when tabling the ministry's budget of N$250 million for the 2023-2024 financial year in the National Assembly today.

The minister plans to invest more in geoscience and research and energy resources. 

MIRCO Minister tables Ministry's vote for over N$932.7 million in National Assembly

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has tabled the ministry's vote of over N$932.7 million in the National Assembly for consideration. 

In her motivation speech, Nandi-Ndaitwah said the budget is guided by Vision 2030, NDP5, Harambee Prosperity Plan and the Swapo Party Manifesto.

In line with her ministry's mandate of international diplomacy, Nandi-Ndaitwah expressed condolences to those who died from the devastating earthquake in Syria and Turkiye and Cyclone Freddy, wishing survivors a speedy recovery. 

National Assembly approves reappointment of Junias Kandjeke

The National Assembly has unanimously approved the reappointment of Junias Kandjeke for another 5-year term.

The re-appointment of Kandjeke was recommended by President Hage Geingob and motivated by Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila in the National Assembly today (Tue).

Kandjeke's first term as AG came into being in 2003.

MPs heaped praise on Kandjeke for the work he did over the 20 years he served in the position.