The Landless People’s Movement has branded the performance of the National Assembly a colossal failure as during the year the House failed to discuss and pass critical bills. The party’s Henny Seibeb laid the blame for this squarely on Speaker Peter Katjavivi, who he said failed to provide decisive leadership and direction. According to Seibeb, the Namibian parliament is characterised by laziness and a plethora of leave days, with some members being mere salary collectors. “Imagine, parliament only sits three days in a week and 12 times in a month. So already the time is limited whereby we could debate and have bills passed,” he said. He also said the lack of funding for parliamentary standing committees was one factor hampering the work of parliament.