The veil of shame will soon be lifted off the face of Namibia when the Independence Stadium finally gets renovated.

Minister of Finance Ipumbu Shiimi yesterday unveiled a budget of the financial year 2022/23 in which a whopping N$50 million has been allocated to the renovation of the stadium in Windhoek.

Although the allocated money is not enough, it is the beginning of more investments needed to bring back at least one stadium to international standards.

Two other stadiums which need renovation are the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura and the Independence Stadium in Oshakati.

For the past two years all sporting stadiums in Namibia have been in a deplorable condition so that international football matches where Namibia was playing “at home” were played in South Africa, a situation that will continue for some time until the Independence Stadium is renovated and declared fit by FIFA to be used for international games.

In order to demonstrate his commitment in bringing the activities of the youth to the front of the national discourse and at the top of the priority list of government, Minister Shiimi came to Parliament to deliver his budget speech accompanied by the Ipumbu Shiimi Football Club.

In the photo: The Ipumbu Shiimi Football Club making news at parliament gardens.