There is no tangible plan to resuscitate Namibia’s crippling economy, which has seen thousands of job losses and the worsening of government’s ability to honour all its financial obligations, says the Popular Democratic Movement’s Nico Smit. The Namibia press agency reports that reacting to Finance Minister Ipumbu Shiimi’s mid-term budget review, a pessimistic Smit pinned all the blame on Shiimi and his colleagues in government for Namibia’s ‘current financial mess’. Smit accused Shiimi of being evasive and disingenuous in his presentation by blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for Namibia’s financial woes, saying that instead, at the centre of Namibia’s crisis and skyrocketing debts lies corruption and mismanagement of the country’s resources.