Friday, November 5, 2021

NIWAN thanks Honourable, Professor Peter Katjavivi for his support

By Justin Chisenga and Chiku Mnubi-Mchombu; Photos by Rafael Hangula

Hon. Prof. Katjavivi
The 24th SCECSAL Conference National Organising Committee, led by the National Information Workers Association of Namibia (NIWAN) Chairperson, Ms. Namutenya Hamwaalwa, has thanked the Honourable, Professor Peter Katjavivi, Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia, for his continued support to NIWAN during the difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic and when the Association was organizing and hosted the 24th SCESCSAL conference on 8-11 February.

The delegation to the Speaker’s Office, which included Dr. Chiku Mnubi-Mchombu, Mr. Wilhelm Uutoni, Ms. Ritva Niskala, and Ms. Hilya Robert, also presented ten copies of the book containing the papers delivered at the SCECSAL conference in February to the Speaker during a courtesy call on 28 October.

Professor Katjavivi was the Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker at the opening session of the 24th SCECSAL Conference on Inclusive Libraries and Information Services Towards Achieving Prosperity for Sustainable Development in Africa, on 8 February in Windhoek, Namibia

Hon. Prof. Katjavivi with
the NIWAN delegation
During the visit, the Speaker extended his thanks to the team for hosting a wonderful and successful SCECSAL conference, emphasized the importance of access to information, and the need for NIWAN to work closely with his Office to establish a museum at the National Parliament. 

Honourable, Professor Katjavivi also took the opportunity to brief the delegation on some issues the Namibia Parliament is addressing including good Governance, information and communication technology (ICT), and staffing based on the “Agenda for Change Concept” which the Parliament is implementing.

The 24th SCECSAL Conference book contains 37 papers covering 11 sub-themes by authors from Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, United States of America, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia. and Zimbabwe.

The individual papers and the book are available for download in PDF format on the SCECSAL website