Namibia to impose visa requirements on non-reciprocal countries

Cabinet has approved the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Security and Policing to impose a visa regime on all countries that have not reciprocated the good gesture granted to their nationals by Namibia.

The proposal was presented by the Minister of the Interior, Albert Kawana.

This was announced on Thursday by the Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Technologies, Modestus Amutse, on behalf of Minister Emma Theofelus, when presenting the eighth decisions of the Cabinet.

In addition, the cabinet also authorized the Minister of Justice to make policy amendments for the proposed amendments to the Legal Practitioners Act, 1995 (Act 15 of 1995) to renew the regulation of the legal profession and introduce the new bill proposed for your consideration. to the Cabinet.

Cabinet also approved in principle the amendment to section 77(4), A of the Electoral Act 2014 (Act 5 of 2014), to allow members of the public service to take leave from employment upon nomination by their representatives politicians. parties to be members of the National Assembly, and for those members who have reached or would have reached the age of 55 on or before the date of announcement of the election results, have the option of resigning from their employment or retiring early .

“The cabinet directed the minister of urban and rural development to present the draft amendment to the cabinet committee on legislation for scrutiny, before presenting it to the National Assembly,” Amutse said.

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