Parliament says it is in process of putting in place additional benches for 104 MPs who will take up their seats during Sixth Parliament later

WINDHOEK: Parliament says it is in the process of putting in place additional benches for the 104 Members of Parliament (MPs) who will take up their seats during the Sixth Parliament later this year.

The sixth National Assembly (NA) will be the first of its kind since independence.

The project for a new parliament building is still in its feasibility stage, thus the sixth parliament which will be sworn in on 21 March will continue to work from the old building, Parliament Liaison Officer, David Nahongandja, told Nampa yesterday.

The Namibian newspaper reported last year that a feasibility study that was commissioned by the NA has estimated that government will have to fork out N.dollars 700 million for the construction of a new parliament building.

This, according to the newspaper was confirmed by the secretary to the NA, Jakes Jacobs, who said the new parliament will be located behind the current one.

SOURCE: NAMPA