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2023-09-29  Correspondent

Cabinet Briefs

Cuban president state visit

The Cabinet has directed ministries such as International Relations, Urban and Rural Development, Industrialisation and Trade, Works and Transport, Sports, Youth and National Services, Home Affairs, Safety and Security, Environment and Tourism, and Fisheries and Marine Resources to take action on the decisions reached during Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez visit.


National Electrification Policy

The Cabinet has approved the National Electrification Policy and supports the establishment of National Electrification Fund by the mines ministry.


AU SME Forum 2024

Namibia’s application to host the African Union Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) summit in 2024 has been approved by the Cabinet and the international relations ministry has been directed to submit it.

The Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) has been authorised to develop and submit an expression of interest for Namibia to host the AU SME Forum 2024.


World Water Week

As the outcome of 2023 World Water Week, Cabinet has endorsed for Namibia to undertake various activities to ensure water supply security for the people.

These include; ensuring that each household has access to safe drinking water and sanitation by 2030; implementing the Water Resources Management Act 11 of 2013, investing in capacity building, and conducting research and development to keep pace with development as considered at the World Water Week and United Nations Water Conference 2023, and develop a database for all related water infrastructure.

Cabinet has also endorsed an undertaking for better data collection, enhance systems, capacity development opportunities and address funding gaps. Furthermore, to continue financially supporting the river basin organisations such as Orange-Senqu Commission, Cuvelai River Commission, Zambezi Watercourse Commission, and Okavango River Commission. 


Hake allowable catch for 2023/2024

Cabinet has approved 154 000 metric tonnes of hake to be caught during 2023/2024 fishing season as recommended by the Marine Resources Advisory Council.


Rock lobster allowable catch 2023/2024

Cabinet has approved 180 metric tonnes of rock lobster to be caught during 2023/2024 as recommended by the Marine Resources Advisory Council.

2023-09-29  Correspondent

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