Food for Thought
*I AM still not convinced that our bank notes have been printed on the same paper, I am quiet sure that some millions went the wrong way, just look at the quality!
*CULTURE is not defined by cars or dressing. Culture is in one’s mind. The African culture has family (including your neighbours) as its foundation. What one does will bring shame or good to the family. The western culture is about me and me alone. That is why they talk of ‘my rights’. So, being indecent in front of elders is not an African culture. The reason you won’t find 60 year old married African women wearing bikinis at the beach is because it’s not African culture, even if they can afford to do so they ask ‘what will my family think of me’? Being in Africa doesn’t make one African just as being in China doesn’t make you have Chinese culture but you can still have your African culture in China.
*RURAL school without toilets for eight years? Solution is fire the whole school management!
*PROPERTY owners/body corporates. When you don’t want babies, small children and pets on your properties, please state it in your ads.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*‘STRUGGLE kids’, why making yourself suffer so much? You got your homes. You came all the way from the north just to eat at the dumping sites? What a pity. Some of our parents also died in the country fighting for the independence of this land. What makes you more special?
*WELL done Swakopmund Home Affairs Ministry! I got my passport in one week. No need to go to Windhoek. Keep up the good work.
*I WISH to thank The Namibian newspaper and Omulunga Radio for assisting me in recovering my documents that got stolen last Wednesday. A special thank you to David Kanghameni who found the documents and made an effort to reach me through Omulunga Radio. Thank you to the public who contacted me after hearing the announcement on the radio. I respect you all.
*NBC why don’t you show Namibian athletics like soccer or other games? That is so unfair. Should we pay TV licence for that?
*THINK about the absurdity that when a woman goes to buy clothes, she no longer asks “Do I look good in this?”, but rather “will I be arrested for it?” If we tolerate the idea of a fashion police, next they’ll be knocking on our doors at night to check if we’re wearing proper pajamas.
*I would love to know what Sebastian Ndeitunga has to say about the 18-year-old who was raped by two 17-year-old inmates in the Katutura Police Station holding cells. Was the 18-year-old perhaps wearing a mini skirt?
*COCKROACHES, oh cockroaches all over in Katutura Hospital, a health organisation, where sick people are. Please minister of health do something urgent.
*STANDARD Bank has received so many complaints in the papers. Are they doing anything to improve? Do they even care? Do they even have PR people monitoring and taking note of complaints.
*MINISTER David Namwandi, teachers and civil servants who went on retirement in Omusati and Oshana directorates of education are made to suffer because they are made to wait for up to four months before their benefits are paid out.
*WHY is NHE silent about Otjomuise housing project? If one inquires the answer is always maybe. Do the work and be sure. We are tired of renting.
*CUSTOMER service at GIPF is non-existent! All you get is pathetic promises and lame excuses. It’s time someone takes them to court.
*NATIS Swakopmund clercks are too slow. Doors are closed at 15h00.
*CITY OF WINDHOEK, who is going to clean up the mess on the pavements in Florence Nightingale Street? There are big chunks of tar mixed with gravel on the pavement which is potentially dangerous to the chassis of our vehicles and maybe our health too.
*WHY does City of Windhoek resurfaces roads that are in good condition instead of tarring new roads in Katutura and Otjomuise. May I also ask why is it only in Katutura and Otjomuse that you find gravel roads? How fair is this? Let us respect the poor who are also voiceless!
*I AM an honours student at the Polytechnic. It is the third week of classes and the lecturer of mathematics and business have never turned up. Is the Polytechnic short of lecturers or do the lecturers just want to be paid for not working?
*CAN David Namwandi please come to Eros Primary school? We paid N$350 for stationery, N$400 for registration and another N$100 for textbooks, but our children are issued with old textbooks with some pages missing and they are not issued with any stationery. Are we suppose to pay for textbooks and stationery? Is Eros not a government school which is supposed to get these materials from the government? Is that free primary education? Please minister Namwandi, come to our rescue!
*WHAT sort of education is this? Teachers barring learners from school until parents come to the school just because the learner was late. This is another reason why learners fail. They should always think before they make such decisions!
*HAS the Ministry of Education squandered the funds that were meant for loans for students? It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year and almost two months and our study loans are not paid yet. We signed a contract with the ministry of which they are currently in breach. Is this another corruption case? ACC please investigate. We need answers.
*PRESIDENT of TUN Mahongora Kavihuha, keep up the good work. All the teachers are behind you. May God bless you and give you strength.
*IT IS time for the Nantu secretary general to reflect. What he did is wrong. Instead of negotiating with Petrus Nevonga he is quiet. Wake up teachers. Nantu is a weak organisation, stand up teachers, let us fight for our rights.
Responses to Previous SMSes
*UNDERSTANDING the Oscar Pistorius burglar issue: If a burglar enters my home, he leaves all his so-called ‘rights’ outside. And I will shoot to kill. Repeatedly.
*TO respond to the SMS about Oscar Pistorius, if an intruder is in your house what his or her intention use your common sense.
*LOOK at the bigger picture! The issue is not rape or Africa, the big issue is decency, please!
*THE writer critisising Namib Mills over GMO should know GMOs were produced as an answer to feeding an exploding world population, do you think those feeding off rubbish dumps would say no to a meal containing GMO grain, it is wholesome and healthy.
*IF you have any poroblem with Lydia Kandetu you have to known that jealousy is a killer disease. She did not embarrass anyone but only the one with issues towards her. She respect herself and we respect her and love her. Shame on you.
In and From the Region
*CRIMINALS are roaming freely in Ondangwa and Ongwediva during night because police don’t patrol the streets. Oshana police regional commander, please mobilise your men and women.
*TO THE President, ministers and governors, can you please do something about Noordoewer? Our village is dirty. There is no municipality to clean up the town and our health is in danger.
Lost and Found
*I AM Frans Likius, I lost my ID card, in Windhoek, if found please contact me at 0818547828.
*I AM Gift Allan Karuhuma, I lost my wallet containing my ID, and bank cards. If found, please contact me at 0812225108.
*I FOUND the the ID and license of Stefan Hugo, please contact 0814256249.
*I AM Hilaria Hamukoto, I lost my pencil bag containing my ID. I left it in a taxi from Wanaheda to the Ministry of Health training center in Khomasdal. If found please contact me on 0814963871.
*I FOUND the ID of Johannes Titus, you can contact me on 0814365965
*MY name is Victor. I lost two Zambian passports in the name of Charity Nkosa Hamoonga in a taxi from town to Windhoek West, Pasteur Street on February 5 . Anyone who pick them up must contact me on 0818215228 or 0814002984.