Popular Democratic Movement lawmaker Vipuakuje Muharukua, lashed out at Minister of Finance, Iipumbu Shiimi’s budget, saying it is nothing short of repeated promises and lacks a plan to fix Namibia’s crippling economy or fight corruption. Muharukua said the impression had been created that Shiimi’s budget is pro-youth, when in fact, there is no correlation between the budgetary allocations to youth-related expenditure and the minister’s rhetoric. Equally unimpressed was the Landless People’s Movement’s Utaara Mootu, who said that the allocation to the Ministry of Youth, Sport and National Service “should have been an increase[d] to match the minister’s ambitions”. She was also unimpressed by the money allocated to agriculture and land reform.