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 • SWAPO, the Namibian people love you but you continue to deceive them. What benefits is the government giving to the ordinary people of this country? Aren't foreigners in better positions than our own folks? And is it really necessary to sell land to the
 • THE suppliers of GO BLACK in Namibia are probably rushing to the banks with big smiles every day. Imagine a parliament with so many old tatekulus and their hair is still black. Time to join the black-haired elite.
 • GOVERNMENT must start doing something to legislate land prices in Namibia. These ridiculous prices are contributing to corruption. At present, I cannot afford land with my salary alone.
 • I WANT to know who is paying for Sam Nujoma's trip to the North to promote Swapo during the various star rallies? This must stop now.
 • MINISTER of Safety and Security Immanuel Ngatjizeko, can you launch an internal investigation into the events at the Otjiwarongo Police Station? Something there is very fishy.
 • MINISTER of Education David Namwandi, we need help at Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Secondary School because our principal and the superintendent of the hostel treat the pupils badly. We need your intervention, minister.
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Should presidential candidates have public debates before the elections?

1. Yes, it will help us make up our minds.

2. No, it will have no effect on the outcome.

3. Maybe, but will Swapo agree this time?

4. No one cares!


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FRONT PAGE | 2012-04-17
NDF halts recruitment of new soldiers
JAN POOLMAN
THE Namibian Defence Force (NDF) will not recruit soldiers for the next two years because of a lack of accommodation facilities.
The Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security has reported to Parliament that the accommodation at army bases is not appropriate.
Defence Minister Charles Namoloh informed the National Assembly during the motivation of his ministry's budget vote that to address this a challenge, the regular recruitment into the NDF would be suspended for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years.
Since 2008 the NDF has recruited more than 6 000 members, including some from the marginalised communities and children of the liberation struggle.
However, he said the appointment of specialists and other staff categories will continue according to need.
At the same time it was pointed out that accommodation for NDF members has significantly improved during the period under review, 'even though much still needs to be done in this regard as some bases remain congested.'
Turning to the salaries and promotion of NDF staff, the House was informed that the NDF salary structure has been reviewed and is awaiting approval by the Public Service Commission for implementation, and that 2 217 soldiers were promoted with effect from April 1 2012, of whom 39 per cent are women.
'To accomplish the training needs of the NDF, we are modernising our training institutions and building specialised ones. For this purpose, the construction of the Military Academy at Okahandja is well underway, the Grootfontein Military Airport has been modernised and the Karibib Air Force Base, which will completely change the face of Karibib, is about to be completed. The ministry requires an amount of N$84 million for this programme for the 2012/2013 financial year,' Namoloh said.
To improve the mobility of the NDF, the ministry acquired additional planes and vessels during the period under review, including five helicopters and a logistics vessel called the Elephant, which will be arriving in Namibia soon.
'These assets, especially the helicopters, are geared up to be used for national relief duties.'
The minister also expressed concerned about the emerging tendency of tribalism in Namibia.
'I wish to call on all of us to join forces to stop it before it destroys our motherland. Namibia continues to enjoy peace and stability, which we all have the responsibility to continue zealously upholding.'
The ministry needs slightly more than N$3,4 billion to successfully execute its operations during the 2012/2013 financial year.

         


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