ONGWEDIVA: National Council Chairperson Asser Kapere and Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab are amongst legislators expected to interact with the public at the Parliament stand at the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF).
The Parliament stand is situated in the Queen Hall at the Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre, where the trade fair is underway.
The aim of the exercise is to, amongst other things, educate and inform people about the functions and powers of the National Council and National Assembly.
In an interview with Nampa here on Sunday, National Assembly Public Liaison Officer Momly Amushendje said Cabinet members and back-benchers are also expected to interact with members of the public at the trade fair.
She called on members of the public to come in big numbers to discuss with the Parliamentarians the pertinent issues they want them to deliberate on.
The interactive sessions will start on Monday and interested parties can stop by the stand every day, all day for the duration of the trade fair to have a chat with the legislators.
Namibia’s Legislature is a bicameral system consisting of two Houses of Parliament, the National Council and National Assembly.
The National Assembly has 72 voting members, elected for a term of five years, while the National Council consists of 26 voting members.
The trade fair kicked off on Friday and ends next Saturday (01 September).