IPPR research associate Rakkel Andreas discusses Namibian political finance. Video: Sakeus Iikela

THE government forked out close to N$400 million from 2000 to 2016 to fund the operations of registered political parties represented in parliament.

However, a huge portion of the money allocated to political parties had not been accounted for after most of the parties receiving state funding failed to provide audited financial statements to parliament over the years.

IPPR research associate Rakkel Andreas unpacked public funding for political parties from 2000-2015.

“How well a party is funded is likely to also then influence how it will perform in an election campaign,” said Andreas.

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