National Assembly will continue with its business as usual

The National Assembly will continue with its business as usual, despite President Hage Geingob’s declaration that all big gatherings be suspended for 30 days in light of the confirmation of coronavirus in the country.

In a media statement today, National Assembly spokesperson David Nahogandja indicated that Parliament would continue in the midst of the global health crisis, but has deployed several measures to reduce the further spread of the virus.

“The National Assembly special session will continue sitting from today in order to finalise the Bills as per the House’s decision of last week - this session ends on Thursday, 19 March,” Nahogandja said.

In addition, the swearing-in ceremony of the members of the 7th Parliament will continue as planned with members to be sworn-in as from 09h00 on Friday.

Members of Parliament are advised to attend alone and not bring any accompanying person(s), be it spouses, relatives or friends to keep the number of attendees to the lowest possible level because of COVID-19.

Members of the public are barred from attending the swearing-in ceremony, while only media practitioners and security personnel will be allowed access to the National Assembly Chamber, the NA spokesperson noted.

Source: Namibia Press Agency