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.

Venaani tables motion to address open defecation

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) Leader, McHenry Venaani, has tabled a motion in the National Assembly that seeks to mobilise resources, raise awareness, and implement comprehensive sanitation initiatives that will safeguard the health and well-being of Namibians.

According to data from the World Health Organisation and UNICEF's Joint Monitoring Programme of 2020, Namibia ranks sixth in the world in open defecation, with a startling 47% of the population affected.

IDU concerned over Israel's declaration of war on Hamas

The Vice Chairman of the International Democratic Union (IDU) and leader of the Popular Democratic Movement, McHenry Venaani, has also expressed concern over Israel's declaration of war against Hamas in the region.

In a statement, Venaani emphasised the distressing and worrisome nature of the ongoing conflict.

Venaani stressed that a lasting path to peace and stability cannot be achieved through continued conflict and military action.

He acknowledged the legitimate security concerns of Israel and the rights of its citizens to live in safety and peace.

Lack of housing a pressing matter in Namibia

A lack of housing remains a pressing issue for many Namibians, with high costs making it impossible for ordinary Namibians to qualify for land or conventional home loans.

The President of the Popular Democratic Movement, McHenry Venaani, says this has placed an even bigger strain on the poor, youth, and unemployed citizens, as there is no system to accommodate them.

Namibia is second to Dubai in skyrocketing house prices, something Venaani questioned considering Namibia’s low population and massive land.

PDM to table Private Persons Bill

President of the Popular Democratic Movement, McHenry Venaani, plans to table a Private Persons Bill aimed at addressing the "unfair discrimination" of minorities in Namibia.

Venaani, at a media conference, expressed what he termed concerns regarding the continuous neglect and failure of Namibia's current policies to protect the rights of minority groups.

PDM councillor Aletta Katiti Sem dies

Popular Democratic Movement councillor at Usakos, Aletta Katiti Sem (45), has died.

Sem served as the deputy mayor of Usakos and was also the acting Karibib Constituency Coordinator and interim chairperson of the PDM Women's League.

PDM president McHenry Venaani described the late Sem as an extraordinary individual whose unwavering commitment and tireless efforts played a pivotal role in shaping the future of the Movement.

PDM leader calls on UN to intervene in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

The Popular Democratic Movement's President, McHenry Venaani, has called on United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to intervene in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Venaani said this during the PDM management central committee meeting at Rundu.

Venaani says the crisis in Europe has negatively impacted other countries, citing food delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa.