With the economy continuing to recover from the blows struck by COVID, revenues are on the rise aided by a N$10 billion increase in the SACU subsidy. In view of the increased fiscal space, cash transfers to the poorest and most vulnerable were increased. Rising public debt remains a worry. But it does seem that […]
The legislature’s direct share from the budget has increased significantly but are Namibian taxpayers getting value for their money?
Parliament’s Agenda for Change report dates back to 1995. The ‘Agenda’ has again been referenced during the rollout of recent initiatives around the Namibian parliament, but what exactly is the ‘Agenda for Change’ and is the report still relevant after so many years?
Throughout 2022, electoral authorities gathered comments and inputs from stakeholders with a view to parliament amending the Electoral Act of 2014 before the 2024 national elections.
As the 2023/24 national budget is tabled in the National Assembly, many of the political parties in parliament are failing to lawfully and properly account for their finances.
The failure of many MPs to declare their interests and assets in a timely and comprehensive manner continues to cast a pall over parliamentary proceedings.
A draft data protection bill has been made public and it is clear that it requires a lot more work before it should be tabled in parliament. This Perspectives on Parliament bulletin includes both IPPR and Legal Assistance Centre commentaries on the bill – which have been submitted to the Ministry of Information and Communication […]
Public perceptions of the Namibian Parliament continue to trend towards the negative – reflecting a broader decline in trust in political and government institutions over the years.
National Assembly MPs are supposed to submit their assets and interests declarations every year but the system is in disarray with widespread non-compliance and lax enforcement of the rules. Our latest Perspectives on Parliament bulletin looks at situation as another deadline for MPs to submit their details is about to pass.
This briefing paper, published as part of the IPPR’s Democracy Report project, seeks to evaluate the appropriateness of parliamentary procedure in the National Assembly in light of fears around executive overreach, reports of disorderly conduct by MPs, and the rise in political temperatures over the past two years.