A proposal to formulate a law that is meant to protect Namibian ministers from being sued in their personal capacity has been approved by Cabinet.

Deputy information minister Stanley Simataa told the media Thursday that the resolution to draft the Executive Immunities Bill was given the nod by Cabinet on Tuesday.

According to the attorney general’s office, the bill will seek to protect ministers from being named as part of the respondents in a lawsuit against the government.

Currently, Namibia has a law that protects a seating president from being sued in his personal capacity and as the Head of State.

“The proposed legislative enactment seeks to provide certainty for minister that they will not be held personally liable for the performance of their role,” the attorney general’s office said.

It was not made known when the bill will be available for scrutiny by the Cabinet Committee on Legislation. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh