MAWF appoints new Namibian Veterinary Council

WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has appointed ten members to the Namibian Veterinary Council (NVC) as prescribed by the Veterinary and Veterinary Para-Professions Act 1 of 2013.

The council will regulate the practicing of the veterinary profession and para-veterinary professions and the registration of persons practicing such professions.

In addition the council will also determine the minimum standards of tuition and training required for degrees, diplomas and certificates entitling the holders thereof to be registered to practice the veterinary profession and para-veterinary professions.

The members are, Dr Johannes Shoopala, Dr Joseph Kapapero, Advocate Irene Visser, Dr Jessey Kamwi, Dr Michael Beggs, Dr Rainer Hassel, Dr Rauna Athingo, Dr Naindji Haindongo, Sister Elizabeth Myer-Komen and Jonas Shihungileni.

The members, who will serve for a continuous period of three years until 30 July 2017, commenced their term of office on Monday (30 July 2014).

In terms of Section 17 (1) (a) of the Act, the Ministry also appointed Dr Anna Marais as Registrar stating that she will remain in that position until further notice.

Speaking at the official inauguration of the NVC the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry John Mutorwa said the members have been appointed on the basis of their professional academic qualifications, capabilities and not on any other considerations such as tribe, race, language or gender.

He encouraged every member of the NVC to be conversant with all 76 sections of the Act, read it and understand it.

“Through the council and it’s to be established executive committee and sub-committees, the affected and interested stakeholders in our country must also be educated and informed about the provisions of the Act,” Mutorwa advised.

He then proposed that during the coming month of August through to December, the council should put up programmes of popularizing the Act in all 14 regions of the country.

Meanwhile from the NVC members a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the NVC was also elected.

Dr Hassel who served as chairperson of the council from 1994 to 1996 was re-elected in that position whilst Dr Kamwi was elected to the position of vice-president.

(edited)WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has appointed 10 members to the Namibian Veterinary Council (NVC), as prescribed by the Veterinary and Veterinary Para-Professions Act 1 of 2013.

The council will regulate the veterinary profession and para-veterinary professions, and the registration of persons practicing such professions.

In addition, the council will also determine the minimum standards of tuition and training required for degrees, diplomas and certificates entitling the holders thereof to be registered to practice the veterinary profession and para-veterinary professions.

These members are Dr Johannes Shoopala, Dr Joseph Kapapero, Advocate Irene Visser, Dr Jessey Kamwi, Dr Michael Beggs, Dr Rainer Hassel, Dr Rauna Athingo, Dr Naindji Haindongo, Sister Elizabeth Myer-Komen and Jonas Shihungileni.

They commenced their term of office on 30 July 2014, and will serve for a continuous period of three years until 30 July 2017.

In terms of Section 17 (1) (a) of the Act, the Ministry also appointed Dr Anna Marais as Registrar, and she will remain in that position until further notice.

Speaking at the official inauguration of the NVC in the capital on Wednesday, Agriculture Minister John Mutorwa said the members have been appointed on the basis of their professional academic qualifications, capabilities and not on any other considerations such as tribe, race, language or gender.

He encouraged every member of the NVC to be conversant with all 76 sections of the Act.

“Through the council and its yet-to-be-established executive committee and sub-committees, the affected and interested stakeholders in our country must also be educated and informed about the provisions of the Act,” Mutorwa advised.

He then proposed that during the coming month of August through to December, the council should put up programmes of popularising the Act in all 14 regions of the country.

Meanwhile, Hassel, who served as chairperson of the council from 1994 to 1996, was re-elected in that position, while Kamwi was elected as vice-president.

SOURCE: NAMPA

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