NC goes on recess

19 Dec 2013 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 19 DEC (NAMPA) –The National Council (NC) went into recess on Thursday after it had to sit an extra week to urgently review four important Bills referred to it by the National Assembly.
Namibia’s second House of Parliament passed two Bills with amendments, namely the Magistrates’ Amendment Bill (Bill 9 of 2013), and the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Amendment Bill (Bill 12 of 2013).
The High Court Amendment Bill (Bill 11 of 2013) and the Communal Land Reform Amendment Bill (Bill 13 of 2013) were passed without amendments.
NC Chairperson Asser Kapere on Thursday said the NC will be on recess until a date yet-to-be-announced.
He furthermore called on his fellow NC members to drive carefully to their home towns and various holiday destinations.
Kapere said it is worrisome for him to note that in December 2011, 58 fatalities were reported, whilst in December 2012, 57 fatalities were reported due to accidents.
This year, between 01 and 18 December alone, 21 persons have already lost their lives in motor-vehicle accidents.
He thus urged his colleagues and the entire Namibian nation to be cautious on the roads, especially during the festive season.