The high number of outdated books found in libraries across the country is a shocking state of affairs, says the Chairperson of the Namibia Library and Information Council, Elia Kaiyamo.
Speaking at the official opening of an American Corner in the Walvis Bay public library, Kaiyamo - who is a Swapo MP - said a countrywide tour of libraries by members of the council had found books dating as far back as 1948.
Kaiyamo said that the Minister for Basic Education, Sport and Culture, John Mutorwa, had pleaded a shortage of Budget funds to replace all these books.
"That is why we need to demand more money for books," Kaiyamo told the gathering. Read some more on this here.