Fund political parties-Commission

The Commission recommends that political parties, which receive public funding should account for the use of such funds PICS: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
The Commission recommends that political parties, which receive public funding should account for the use of such funds PICS: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

As the debate on political party funding rages on, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution is in agreement that there is an actual need for the facility.

The Commission recommends that: “Political party funding be introduced based on parliamentary seats won by parties in the immediate past general election at the rate of not less than P50,000 or such amount as may be determined by Parliament from time to time per Member of Parliament.” The recommendation comes after submissions in support of public funding of political parties were high.

Those advocating the initiative, according to the report, believe that the practice will enhance access to funding, curb corruption and sustain the country’s multi-party system's transparency. “The Commission recommends that political parties, which receive public funding should account for the use of such funds to the office of the Auditor -General following the general election,” reads the report.

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