Food for Thought
*OUR Members of Parliament are not serious. They are laughing like school kids. They must act with professionalism. Everybody is watching them.
*MEMBERS of Parliament are acting unprofessionally (making too much noise while others are talking). We cannot hear a thing. And the speakers are not working properly.
Bouquets and Brickbats
Check credit cards are working
*ALL tourists and tours pass Solitaire but now it can’t help both locals and foreigners with credit card payments! Why? The Ministry of Roads is upgrading the gravel road from Rostock Desert Lodge to Solitaire. And we are indeed thankful. But while digging for water on a private property close to Solitaire, they cut the fibre optic cable. And this is the one that provides the connection! How long must we wait for a technician? Bring cash if you need petrol.
*WITH all the high level corruption cases exposed by newspapers on a daily basis unattended to, how can the ACC justify its existence?
Business as Usual
*MY problem is the strict conditions and requirements for acquiring a bar licence. I am providing work to people and can sustain my family in a decent way rather than go and steal. In my case my business is just about 50 metres from the main tar road in Omulunga Street. There is no running water. How on earth can I have two flushing toilets? I have a toilet, not a flushing one, but my customers are OK with that. Another problem I can’t register my pregnant employee with the SSC because I don’t have any business registration documents. So please reconsider your terms and conditions with those rules.
– Mr Stone
*PLEASE Dr Abraham Iyambo remind your teachers (especially the female teachers) to read through their dress code before they wear their body hugging clothes to school. They must take the male teachers and the big boys into consideration.
*REQUEST to the the Public Service Commission to change the pay dates of prisons, the NDF and nurses from the last day of the month to the 20th or 25th as is the case with Nampol and teachers.
*THE case of a Zimbabwean pharmacist being denied a residence permit is just one of very many cases I have heard about. Why is Home Affairs unable to grasp that by denying residence to people with skills they are the direct cause of the current appallingly high 50% unemployment rate?
*THE ruling elite is telling us that we have discarded our cultures and have even become unpatriotic. The fact of the matter is they the lawmakers are the ones who are knowingly or unknowingly destroying our cultures through their introduction of ‘modern laws’ which are nothing else than foreign cultures.
*DR Kamwi toilets at Oshakati State Hospital are not healthy places, especially wards 6 and 7.
*STAFF members at Robert Mugabe Clinic need to learn customer care. While helping me, the nurse left me and went to talk to his family outside. Then a girl started helping me but she was busy talking on the phone and not giving me attention. I wonder why the nurses march in the street asking for more salary when they don’t do their jobs. Dr Kamwi please sit down with your management at Robert Mugabe Clinic about proper service. If you want to talk, stay at home and talk as much as you want, please do not come to work and make us wait for hours.
In and From the Regions
Some were left out
*I WOULD like to air my disappointment to the Agriculture Ministry officials tasked to implement the new double ear tag system. They left many cattle with out the new ear tags in Okongo Constitiency, Ohangwena Region. I would also like to know whether these ear tags have a traceable device?
Law and Order
*IN yesterday’s paper we saw yet another pedestrian involved in a hit and run accident. It is shocking and sad to see this happen, but that said, has anybody else noticed the reckless abandon for all traffic laws with which pedestrians cross and run all over our roads. On many an occasion I have seen a pedestrian walk right in front of oncoming traffic while the light is red for him and green for the traffic to flow, and when anybody dares to point this out, it is followed with rude gestures and comments. They must think of the impact their reckless behaviour has on a driver. How many times do drivers have to swerve for pedestrians walking in the road? How many times do pedestrians cross major busy roads where there is no pedestrian crossing indicated?
*ANY Police officer involved in beating up people, ill-treating others as well as denying them the right to lay charges against them do not belong within the Namibian Police Department. They are a disgrace to this nation and nothing but indisciplined, criminal thugs.
Riding or cycling
*NBC cyclists don't drive. They either ride or cycle. Please stop your morning ‘Cup of Java’ advert that carries that error. It’s not good for school kids.
*ALTHOUGH I am a Swapo supporter I feel embarrassed by the manner in which journalistic standards at NBC are compromised in order to favour us. Anyone noticed how biased one of the presenters on ‘1 on 1’ programme is? Ferdinand Molale is OK but the other presenter is disrespectful and biased against programme guests who are not Swapo. Please improve. We want to hear the exact questions and answers clearly.
*PLEASE Mr Kavembire Vemburuka invite Professor Diescho to the ‘1 on 1’ programme please.
Lost and Found
*I JOHANNES Strauss lost my wallet in Rundu with ID and driver’s licence. If found please phone 081-275-1599 or 081-200-8873. Thank you.
*I ROMANUS Lukanus lost my documents in my name. If found please contact me 081-661-5520/081-740-3072.
*I PICKED up Mr DD Swartbooi’s national ID card. Please contact cell 081-216-7365.
*WHEN last did Namibia win a medal at big events? Like the world championships or the Olympics? Which athletes are not working to be able to afford training shoes and supplements to qualify and represent our country? We are happy when we read in newspapers they did well. But how do you prepare if you have no sponsors? Frank has sponsors and he managed to bring medals home. MTC had Agnes but she has not been replaced. Please help our athletes. We have talent in the country. London 2012 is here.
Responses to recent SMSes
*ANY person, including a police officer, using his/her cellular phone while driving a vehicle is making himself/herself guilty of an offence and should be reported to the City Police if it is committed in Windhoek.
* ALLOW me to remark on the message of 'GIPF vs JERRY' on Thursday. To establish and to expand a statutory body with public funds from nothing to a huge loss and to claim credit for it is simply put, unwise. It is such a hollow minded attitude to business management that has turned most of our state owned enterprises into a state of disgrace and a financial nightmare for the taxpayer. If you ask me, Jerry wouldn’t even have made it to the final 100! Etse, stop playing and get serious!
*TO the doctor from Oshakati State Hospital. Despite your explanation about the excellent qualifications and the ability of your esteemed colleagues, you still have not said how a patient from your hospital could be discharged and left with intestines hanging out despite such publicity. One would expect an immediate recall of the patient and steps taken to save life coupled with an investigation to avoid a recurrence. Finding excuses is easy. You don’t even need a degree for that. Tell the nation what you have done to remedy the situation.
*MR ‘Baggy Pants’ you said that is a ‘fashion trend’. A ‘fashion’ item is worn by the majority then it’s called ‘fashion’. When it’s worn by a certain/small group only it’s a ‘fad’.