By Confidente Reporter
SPEAKER of the National Assembly Peter Katjavivi said this year Parliament will deepen its engagement with civil society in all aspects relating to Social Development Goals (SDGs).
Katjavivi said Parliament is planning to do this through the most appropriate ways.
“In equal measure, we need to continue to strengthen our institutions of governance and the sense of patriotism. This is essential so as to build a resilient society.
“The strengthening of our institutions will enable us specifically as the three organs of the State and collectively as a nation, to bring services closer to the people and ensure their timely delivery. This is essential so as to build a resilient society,” he said.
Speaking at the same event, National Council Chairperson Margret Mensah-Williams Parliament will continue to work in the best interest of the citizens.
“As lawmakers we will continuously engage the citizens in the work of Parliament so that our debates and the resulting laws and policies reflect the will and aspirations of the citizens.”
President Hage Geingob called on legislators to rededicate themselves to the philosophy and ideologies which guided the country during the liberation struggle.
“Let us rededicate ourselves to our core national values of peace, unity, reconciliation and justice. Let us rededicate ourselves to the spirit of togetherness, the spirit of Harambee and finally, let us rededicate ourselves to fulfilling our promise of a future of prosperity for each and every inhabitant of the Namibian House,” he said.
He also called on Namibians to leave no room for the enemies of unity and peace, to plant their “sordid” ideas of tribalism, racism, instability and conflict.
“It is pertinent that we approach the land issue with utmost sincerity and clarity, since we have become aware that land is being used by a number of discontented individuals and groups from various quarters, as a fuse which they hope will ignite an explosion of chaos in our country.”
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