Indian Parliament to help Namibia in capacity building

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27 March 2017
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 New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) Indian Parliament will assist Namibia in the capacity building of its Parliamentary officials and lawmakers, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said today.She stated this while receiving Speaker of Namibian National Assembly Peter H Katjavivi and her delegation of MPs in the Parliament House.

 Mahajan told Katjavivi that the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST) of India conducts regular training programmes for Parliamentary staff from various countries, and would be happy to receive Namibian officials for these programmes.


Apart from the regular courses, BPST could also organize special courses as per the need of various countries, she said, according to a statement issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.Mahajan mentioned that India is very impressed with the policies put in place by the Namibian Parliament to ensure gender balance in the Parliament and in the government structures.


She was happy to note that Namibia has a zebra system under which equal representation to women is given in top party and government posts.Katjavivi, while thanking Mahajan, hoped that Indo- Namibian relationship would touch new heights in times to come.