Parliament resumes on Tuesday

10 Jun 2013 08:50
WINDHOEK, 10 JUN (NAMPA) - The Seventh Session of the Fifth Parliament is scheduled to resume here on Tuesday.
The Fifth Parliament will resume with a notice of motion by Congress of Democrats? (CoD) president Ben Ulenga, who wants the House to discuss and debate the living, social and economic conditions of returned refugees and displaced persons and communities.
Ulenga made special reference to the Gam community of so-called ?Botswana-Hereros? and communities who were displaced in the north of the country as a result of the liberation war, as well as those who were imprisoned for long periods of time by the colonial regime.
The CoD president then asked that after this debate, the motion be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social and Community Development for further scrutiny, and for them to report back to the National Assembly.
As the order of the day, All People?s Party (APP) president Ignatius Shixwameni will give notice for the Assembly to discuss and debate the need for the extension of free education to secondary level and first diploma/degree at tertiary level.
Following his notice, the House is also expected to debate the need for the Namibian Government to send more students to study at universities and other institutions abroad.
Meanwhile, Home Affairs and Immigration Minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana is set to give notice for the Assembly to discuss and debate the prevalent gender-based violence against women and children in the country.