Traditional Practitioners’ Bill tabled

20 Jun 2014 10:40am
WINDHOEK, 20 JUN (NAMPA) – Health and Social Services’ Minister Richard Kamwi tabled the Traditional Health Practitioners’ Bill in the National Assembly on Thursday.
The 74-page Bill provides for the registration of traditional healers in Namibia as recognised traditional medical practitioners, as well as to regulate the practice of traditional healing here.
Kamwi said it will provide for different categories of traditional healing, and the establishment of an Interim Traditional Health Practitioners’ Council of Namibia.
The Bill entails the establishment, functions and powers of a Traditional Health Practitioners’ Council of Namibia; the disciplinary powers of the Council; and general provisions for traditional health practitioners, amongst others.
Categories for traditional healing include specialist herbalists, faith herbalists, faith healers, diviner herbalists and diviners.
The Bill will be send to the National Council for reviewing before it is forwarded to President Hifikepunye Pohamba for approval.