SMSes for Monday 30 July 2012
SMS Of The Day *NAMPOL and City Police what are you doing to educate the public on road safety? Pedestrians are walking anywhere. Roads are for cars! Pedestrians should yield to oncoming traffic and should cross at pedestrian crossings or traffic lights or when safe to do so.
Food for Thought
*I TRAVELLED through part of Swaziland a month ago. Green pastures, including maize and sugarcane, citrus and too much water. Good roads. I could not understand why the poverty? A beautiful, peaceful nation indeed.
Bouquets and Brickbats
**WELL said, Minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko. Now no more talk and meetings, just implement and enforce the law. If anybody starts a legal battle, then Parliament should change the relevant parts of the Constitution, because not even the courts should be allowed to sabotage Government’s efforts to uplift the lives of its citizens.
*MINISTER Ngatjizeko thanks for the work you are trying to do about labour hire. We want you to come to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay please.
*I REALLY like the images ‘Children at Play’ in Friday’s The Namibian. Namibia has the most happy faces or children despite the difficult situations. Keep giving us those images. Please, if it’s not too much to ask, keep these images. Imagine how much it will mean for these children if they see them one day in the future when they are successful. A website will do.
*KUDOS to the refreshing political perspective by Gwen Lister in The Namibian of July 27. The expression ‘If you live in a glass house don’t throw stones and if you can’t take stones don’t throw stones’ best describes our national leadership’s silence and cowardice in respect of other self serving heads of state like King Mswati III. Clearly our leaders’ omission to speak out against Mswati III is indicative of their own fear of being criticised!
– August Maletzky
*I BELIEVE the reason our Government doesn’t denounce Swaziland’s monarchy is because they would like nothing more than to be a monarchy themselves. Considering their attitude when we criticise them, as well as the farce that our elections have become, it may as well be one. Africa will never be free like this. We will continue to sell ourselves out to corrupt and self-important leaders.
*FOR a country of 2.4 million people we have a hectic murder rate. My heart goes out to Basilia Shikesho’s and Frieda Shikongo’s Family. May God have mercy on the killer’s soul.
*IT is interesting to see, in the Ministry of Education vacancy list posts for 2013, that teachers don’t need any teaching experience to become heads of departments at secondary schools.
*MINISTER of Education Abraham Iyambo, please help us with our leave gratuity money which was put on hold because of an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission. Innocent teachers and employees of the Ministry of Education are being victimised by the situation. And it is not made clear how long the process will take. Please help poor people to get their money! Minister we also want to compliment you for a job well done.
*PERMANENT Secretary Andrew Ndishishi, some of your ministry staff are selling more kapana and cosmetics than doing their work. Do something urgently please.
In and From the Regions
*REGARDING the scheduled Olufuko festival in Omusati Region. If Hon. Shaningwa wants “to address the moral decay prevailing today” why doesn’t she hold an initiation ritual for men and boys to teach them how to treat women with respect and consideration and be responsible parents to the children they father? Or does she think it’s only unmarried young women who are responsible for moral decay?
*KHORIXAS Town Council are in the dock for corruption. Gobabis Town Council should be the next. Can the Anti-Corruption Commission officials rush to our town before evidence is destroyed. I trust that the evidence recovered is enough for the Gobabis Town Council to be fully investigated.
n THE number of disturbed people, besides the drunks and vagrants begging and hanging around shops in Narraville, is sad and annoying to say the least. Who’s to blame?
*ROADS Authority why do you still spend millions on the construction of gravel roads that are still dusty, dangerous and need maintenance while there are technologies to construct dust free roads?
*CITY Fathers, logically a victim of fire should not pay for the fire fighting service because no one will set her/his house or property on fire. Even a fire caused by a paraffin lamp or candle should not be classified as intentional.
*CITY of Windhoek we want a playground for our children at Dorado Valley please.
– Concerned parent
Law and Order
*NAMIBIANS we don’t need new laws against these brutal killings. But please, beautiful Namibian women, stop demanding, depending on or even accepting things of monetary value because it’s an investment and your life is the collateral.
*CAN the Traffic Department do something to the private car owners who park at the taxi designated parks at Government Office Park and in front of John Meinert FNB please. We taxi drivers cannot load and offload our customers there safely anymore.
*PARLIAMENT must make a law to regulate churches and other religious bodies in order to protect people from being abused by fake pastors. All those who have suffered at the hands of the pastors are advised to report such criminal cases to the police.
*OUR country is very dirty. The time has come for our Government to consider establishing health police inspectors who can issue fines/tickets to individuals, municipalities, ministries, business owners, parastatals and bodies who violate health regulations.
*PLEASE Team Namibia put up your own supermarkets, because we want to buy in our own shops. Competition is needed especially in the north in towns like Oshakati.
*THE NBC must introduce TV and radio programmes where ministers, permanent secretaries, heads of government bodies, governors, traditional leaders, directors, religious leaders, business leaders, prominent people and individuals are interviewed about their work achievements and challenges. This will make leaders concentrate on their work and educate the public at large.
Lost and Found
*I NGHINAUNYE Paulus lost my ID between Hage Geingob high School and Hakahana. If found please call: 081-746-7263.
*I MARGARETH Nhinda lost my passport in Ondangwa near Pick n Pay. Please contact 081-735-8735 or 081-402-2756. Thank you.
*I LOST a wallet with 3 keys on grey remote control along Long Island Street in Rocky Crest. If found please contact 081-325-0360.
*MY name is Sem Timoteus. I lost my ID card and driver’s licence. Please contact me on 0813884033 if you find it.
*I IIPUMBU Junias lost my ID card and my driver’s licence. Please contact me on 081-330-2510 if you find it.
*VENASIU Nghilifavali lost an ID card around Windhoek. If you find it please contact 081-425-7988.
*I THINK Multichoice should give subscribers the freedom or opportunity to choose the channels for themselves and then determine the instalment of each individual, based on the number and quality of channels they chose. For instance I would like to have all sports news, music and religious channels only.
*NAMIBIA Consumer Protection Group is there a way you can protect the public or advise us on a certain car dealer who imports cars and sells them? Some banks are financing them and those cars, in the long run, are a financial burden.
Responses to recent SMSes
*TEACHERS, especially at non-performing schools in Khomas Region, should start teaching so that the nation can see the results and not just complain about management at schools.