SPYL talks about sport
Many people are still trying to figure out effective ways to help the financially threatened sport sector grow.
30 April 2018 | Sports
“Youth development activities in Namibia have almost ground to a halt due to budgetary constraints.
“Activities planned to improve the livelihood of young people in Namibia have not been realised because the budget allocation to the youth ministry get cuts every year,” Nekongo said.
Nekongo felt that it would become almost impossible to run programmes and projects meant to develop young people.
“The latest budget again is a clear indication that the local sports fraternity still has a long way to go and a lot to do to carve itself a place within the government priority list.
“This is of serious concern to the SPYL and not a welcomed allocation.”
The SPYL therefore requested the finance ministry to ensure youth representation during budget preparation and discussions.
“We propose that the Ministry of Finance should reconsider this allocation during the mid-year expenditure review.”
Many had hoped that the president would resolve the situation, given the affection he had shown in the past towards sport, the youth wing said.