Lammert pays courtesy visit to NC

Norbert Lammert, Chairperson of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), paid a courtesy visit to the National Council of Namibia on Thursday.

During the discussions, the delegation explored the organisational structures of their respective federal systems.

‘We not only share a complicated common history, but even similar structures as far as the constitutional understanding of the political system is concerned,’ Lammert said during the visit.

Lukas Sinimbo Muha, Chairperson of the National Council, emphasised the importance of the working relationship between KAS and the National Council.

‘Today’s engagement marks the beginning of the warm working relationship between your office and mine,’ Muha said, acknowledging the challenges faced during lawmaking and policy formulation processes.

Muha highlighted, with gratitude, KAS’s sponsorship of the five-year strategic plan, which will run until the 2027/2028 financial year. He also discussed the imperative need for digitalisation, emphasising the launch of Namib
ia’s e-parliament strategy, which will ensure that the Namibian Parliament maximises citizen participation in the law-making processes, Muha said.

Muha further drew attention to the severe effects of climate change, emphasising the responsibility of lawmakers to proactively respond with robust risk management systems.

He also highlighted the positive relations between the German and Namibian parliaments, expressing hope for broader cooperation beyond government levels.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency