NC passes three bills

09 Aug 2017 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 09 AUG (NAMPA) – The Namibia Revenue Agency Bill was passed in the National Council (NC) with amendments on Wednesday.
The Bill is an establishing law for a semi-autonomous revenue agency to be known as the Namibia Revenue Agency (Namra).
Amongst the amendments made to the Bill is the requirement for declarations of assets by staff at the agency and for its commissioners to have performance appraisals.
The Local Authorities Amendment Bill and the Regional Councils Bill of 2016 were also passed in the NC.
The two bills will be used to amend the Local Authorities Act 23 of 1992 and the Regional Councils Act of 1992 respectively.
The Regional Councils Amendment Bill is aimed at providing for the establishment of Constituency and Regional Development Coordination committees, and the powers and functions of these committees.
The NC further passed the One-Stop Border Posts Bill without amendments.
The Border Posts Bill provides for the conclusion of agreements with neighbouring countries on the establishment and implementation of one-stop border posts to fast-track immigration formalities and customs clearance of goods at borders.
The NC will sit for the last time on Thursday, before it adjourns for recess.