MPs to get new vehicles

WINDHOEK: The National Assembly has allocated N.dollars 5 630 million to among others, procure a number of vehicles to transport members of Parliament (MPs) to carry out their oversight duties.

The money will be used also to erect a number of carports to protect the vehicles from the ‘harsh Namibian elements.’

Speaker of the National Assembly Theo Ben Gurirab announced on Monday while motivating the NA 2014/2015 budget of N.dollars 177,126 million for both operational and development budgets.

For the operational budget an N.dollars 140,716 was allocated while N.dollars 36,410 is earmarked for the Development budget.

Gurirab indicated also that part of the money will be used to design a new water reticulation system, which should be connected from Parliament Building to the existing municipal connection on points, whereby the ailing one would then have to be replaced completely.

The National Assembly building has been constantly undertaken various reparation activities to maintain the Parliament building in a satisfactory condition.

However, the NA building is constantly being plagued by recurrent pipe buts, water leaks as well as the loss in water pressure, stressed Gurirab.

(edited)WINDHOEK: The National Assembly has allocated N.dollars 5,6 million to procure a number of vehicles to transport Members of Parliament (MPs) for their oversight duties.

Part of the money will also be used to erect carports to protect such vehicles at the Parliament building.

Speaker of the National Assembly (NA), Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab announced this on Monday while motivating the NA’s 2014/2015 budget of N.dollars 177,126 million.

This amount is split into N.dollars 140,716 million for the NA’s operational budget, and N.dollars 36,410 million for its development budget.

Gurirab indicated that part of the money will be used to replace the ailing water reticulation system at the Parliament building.

This building has seen constant renovations to maintain it in a satisfactory condition. However, it is plagued by recurrent pipe bursts, water leaks as well as loss in water pressure, the Speaker noted.

SOURCE: NAMPA