Parliament resumes to resolve pending issues

09 Feb 2015 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 09 FEB (NAMPA) – The 10th Session of the Fifth Parliament of Namibia will resume on Tuesday and continue its business of last year before the inauguration of the Sixth Parliament next month.
The House of Legislature will discuss bills referred to the National Council (NC).
These bills have since been considered by the NC and referred back to the National Assembly (NA) with amendments.
The bills include the National Health Bill, Public and Environmental Health Bill, and the Child Care and Protection Bill.
The National Health Bill aims to provide a framework for a structured uniform health system, consolidate laws relating to State health services, and provide financial assistance for special medical treatment.
The Public and Environmental Health Bill aims to provide a framework for a structured uniform public and environmental health system in Namibia and provide for incidental matters.
The Child Care and Protection Bill aims to provide a legislative framework to give effect to some of the rights of children that are yet to be fully realised, such as provision of a children’s fund, the right to foster care as well as a National Advisory Council for Children.
Findley Hacker, the deputy secretary of Parliament, told Nampa on Monday that the NA finished all business it was supposed to at the time of closure last year.
Thus, the business of the house on Tuesday will comprise of notices of new motions and the tabling of bills.