13 Apr 2019 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 13 APR (NAMPA) Several National Council Members of Parliament (MPs) who registered for a Certificate in Parliamentarian Practice and Conduct with the University of Namibia have graduated at the universitys main graduation ceremony held here on Friday.
A media statement availed to Nampa here on Saturday indicates that the course, which was only on offer to parliamentarians, commenced in the beginning of July 2018 and extended over a period of 11 weeks.
Graduate Betty Kaula was elated and stated that the course was very important for lawmakers.
She said the knowledge that has been imparted on them will go a long way in minimising mistakes in the reviewing of laws and the general law-making process.
The MP from the Oshikoto Region stressed that they now have a better understanding of things, such as the Constitution and in particular, specific legislation including Customary Law.
Another graduate, Peter Kazongominja said the course helped them to better understand constitutional democracy and how it works in relation to the three legs of the state, the Executive, the Legislature and Judiciary.
Kazongominja said the exercise was an eye-opener and enhanced their knowledge of the law and as lawmakers, will add value in their daily lives.
The MPs who graduated on Friday are Vice-Chairperson of the National Council Bernard Sibalatani, Werner Kalipi, Weich Mupya, Betty Kaula, Peter Kazongominja, Victoria Kauma, Melania Ndjago, Lukas Muha, Simon Dukeleni, Hans Nambondi, John Likando, Steve Biko Booys and Petrus Kavhura.
The course covered several modules, including English for Certificate Purposes, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Customary Law, Legislative Drafting and the Role of Parliament in a Constitutional Democracy.