WINDHOEK, 11 APR – The National Council (NC) on Tuesday launched its five-year Strategic Plan for the period 2017/18 to 2021/22.
It was officially launched by NC Chairperson, Margaret Mensah-Williams, who said the plan builds on lessons they learned from the previous Strategic Plan.
The NC, in drafting the document, was guided by the high level deliverables of Government, including Vision 2030, Harambee Prosperity Plan, National Development Plan Five, and the Growth at Home Strategy, she said.
It includes the envisioned parliamentary reform programmes – the finalisation of the Joint Parliamentary Committee Rules, the creation of Joint Parliamentary Committees and the establishment of the Parliamentary Service and its Commission.
Mensah-Williams further said there has been agreement among NC members to review their high level statements in order to better respond to high public expectations.
“A house of review that truly represents the interests of the people of Namibia, is the new vision statement,” she said.
The five key strategies of the plan are to strengthen the review function of the NC, increase its oversight role, enhance public and key stakeholder participation in the legislative process, enhance organisational performance, and ensure an effective regulatory framework and compliance.
Mensah-Williams pledged the full commitment of all 42 NC members in rallying and hold the implementers accountable at each stage of the implementation process.