Parliamentary standing committees want more money

November 28, 2017, 8:16pm

Parliamentarians have raised serious concerns over the under-funding of parliamentary committees and have called for the finance minister to bail them out to carry their mandate.

Between the 2016/17 fiscal years, Calle Schlettwein’s consolidation measures saw the committees’ budget being severely chopped from N$13 million to a paltry minus or plus N$4.5 million in the current fiscal year.