NAMIBIA’S JUSTICE MINISTRY INTRODUCES BILL TO RAISE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN LAW MAKING

WINDHOEK-- The Ministry of Justice has introduced a draft amendment Bill on the law-making process aimed at raising public participation in the law-making process.

Minister of Justice Sacky Shanghala said in a media statement here Wednesday the Bill intends to ensure that public participation in law making is effective and useful.

In addition, Shanghala said he has directed that an additional guide be drafted as an annex to the Administrative Directive, which will be signed by the Prime Minister, once sufficient public and internal consultation has taken place.

This is an effort to set out cost-effective and efficient public participation processes that must be followed by government Ministries when considering the enactment of an amendment, the statement said.

The draft document was shared with members of civil society in advance, prior to their meeting with the Minister on Tuesday.

At the meeting, a timeline was established to finalise the document dealing with the manner and forms of effective public participation which will be expected from each Ministry.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK