WINDHOEK: The Speaker of the National Assembly yesterday launched the Technical Assistance for the Management of a Parliamentary Support programme, funded by the European Union (EU) with a budget of N.dollars 13.7 million.
Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab and EU Ambassador to Namibia Raul Fuentes Milani signed the assistance agreement in the capital under the 10th European Development Fund.
The programme will be implemented by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) over a period of three years.
The programme seeks to strengthen the National Assembly and National Council to exercise their constitutional mandate of oversight and increased domestic accountability in order to promote greater engagement by Parliament on the implementation of poverty reduction programmes of the government.
On his part, Milani said the main objective of this programme will be achieved through a three-pronged approach, which will simultaneously increase the capacity of the targeted Standing Committees, whose mandates include the exercise of oversight over poverty reduction programmes.
The programme will also enhance interaction between the Standing Committees and the Parliamentary Secretariat, and civil society on the other side.
2 (WINDHOEK) – Only one week is left for local companies and organisations to apply for a share in the production and export of beef to Norway.
Written applications should clearly be marked Norwegian Quota, and reach the Meat Board of Namibia before 12 October.
The Meat Board of Namibia’s Manager for Information Systems, Willem Schutz told Nampa today that the 1 600 tonnes’ beef quota to Norway will be divided amongst all successful applicants.
According to Schutz, the sharing of the quota will be done in accordance with the Cabinet directive regarding the export of beef to Norway, as well as the Meat Board’s Norwegian quota implementation procedures.
The quota will be awarded to eligible organisations, and is valid for the period 01 January to 31 December 2013.