Food for thought
*I cannot agree more with you Gwen! “I cannot stand exploitation of any kind but I nevertheless feel that merit and hard work and advancement should be the basis for paying people more.” I hope the guilty employers have taken notice? Stop exploiting your workers in an attempt to quench your insatiable greed for money!
Bouquets and Brickbats
*We as Government officials should change our attitude by maintaining official working hours. We are doing exactly the same as those who steal GIPF money.
*Eish, the Land of the Brave! Is Pohamba out of touch with the electorate? He is spending N$15 million on a cabinet fleet, while the poor are feeding from the dump site. This ship is sinking.
*It’s so sad to hear a that people who can afford an Agribank loan get resettlement farms while the poor are left out. Madam PS [of Ministry of Lands] please you can afford an Agribank loan. Minister Alpheus Naruseb get your facts right – this is corruption.
*Mister President, please replace the Minister of Health for appointing fake doctors. No qualified doctor will leave someone with intestines hanging out!
*Mr Jesaya Nyamu and followers, it is the wish of the Namibian citizen to hoist their political party flags. Please leave them.
Minister Abraham Iyambo
*Minister Abraham Iyambo why do you leave Unam to be managed by some people who have no commitment to the development of our country? These people either have their children studying elsewhere or they just have no productive relationship with Namibia. For how long are we going to tolerate this? Our university will collapse one day because of this.
*We at the Ruacana High School want new classrooms, as the current classrooms are very old. We want the Minister of Education to do something.
*I would like to express my concern about NIMT [Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology]. I am a student at one of NIMT campuses. Dr Abraham Iyambo please make it clear to us if the study loans are ours or for the institution itself. I am saying this because our textbooks are photocopies, registration and accommodation fees are also high and all this is sponsored by our poor parents, while we have Government study loans.
*Can someone correct me if I’m wrong. NIPAM [Namibia Institute of Public Management] doesn’t accredit courses it only compiles a list of consultants & facilitators. They are not a registration nor an accrediting institute!
*What happened at Oshigambo High School is not good at all. A principal is supposed to be the caretaker of the school. He should and must consult the school board when making decisions! What happened at Oshigambo is unreasonable.
*We the Grade 11 pupils at Ruacana High School don’t know what is going on. Our teachers don’t want to give us our reports for Grade 10 final exam saying we did not pay [school fees], but we did.
*Minister of Education the gravel road to Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Primary School in the informal settlement of Windhoek is in disrepair. The poor teachers who are expected and willing to deliver have their cars destroyed on that road. Teachers find it difficult to reach the school especially during rainy season. Please can someone rescue us down here?
*It is time for the NPL to try and schedule all matches in Walvis bay from 18h00. The This is because the east wind always starts around past 11h00 and usually starts blowing stronger from 14h00 until past 17h00. The wind hampers the normal flow of the game and the ball. Players find it very difficult to showcase their skills and to entertain the crowd.
– Setho Uwanga
*Springbok captain Smith, you are a Shaka Zulu of South Africa – a white man with a black heart. Your colossal patriotism must be embraced by the entire SADC. Lets learn diversity from you.
*The NFA should please introduce a women’s super league in the North of the country next year.
*Mr Kunanamwe please tell it like it is! You were not present at both games of Tigers. How did you see Woody Jacobs [coach] as you confirmed after the game? Hiring and firing is your slogan, that is why we keep on losing. We want Woody back.
*I would love to know how and where these expensive and luxury Mercedes cars will be serviced if bought through Ongushu Trading.
*New Benz’s for politicians again! E500s even in a few years time Ministers will be ordering Bentley’s. Distorted priorities!
*Nahas Angula please help! Stop the buying of 25 cars by Ministry of Works. Show that you truly care about our pensioners. Use that N$15 million to increase the allowance for pensioners. Only then will Namibia be blessed.
From the regions
*We want the Ministry of Health and Social Services to build a state hospital at Ruacana for the people of that region.
*I have a problem with the Police of Otavi. If someone reports a crime they don’t want to help. But, when suspect meat is found at someone’s house than they are quick to investigate and confiscate.
*Fellow Namibians, especially those living in Rosh Pina and Oranjemund and all southern towns be aware of people putting up adverts at notice boards that they’re selling cars from South Africa. Many of them are crooks.
*#Oabatere one of the newly developed settlements in Keetmanshoop has street lights that are bright like lights in the Independence Avenue in Windhoek, whereas the old townships such as the so-called Kotzesville which are now almost 25 years old have virtually not a single light. What a shame! Come on new councillors. The Keetmanshoop Hospital is full of TB patients because of dust especially during the morning hours and afternoon. In Tseiblaagte you have to wash your car every second day because of the dust. It is almost ten or more years since a few kilometres were tarred.
*Management of Hungry Lion please do something to improve your service. We don’t enjoy our food there anymore since the place is just full of street kids and crazy people disturbing customers every time and your employees are doing nothing about it.
*We also need Damara/Nama radio reception at Ovitoto – there is only Radio Herero and we feel left out. NBC please do something.
*Minister Kamwi must do something about the service at State hospitals e.g the Engela Hospital. I went there with a sick baby at around 17h00. There were not a lot patients, but we were only attended to at 23h00, while the nurses were just reading newspapers and waiting for a very sick patient so they can call a doctor – is that fair?
*FNB Namibia, open another branch at Oshakati, we are suffocating standing in long queues waiting to be served. Please reopen FNB at Game in Oshakati, you have a lot of customers.
*Thank you Commissioner Israel Hango for arresting those who sell drivers licences. Please also arrest those who bought them. Thank you, this will help to keep the roads safe.
*State tenders have created few millionaires and 50% unemployment.
*Medical blunder? The story in Informante of 26 September page 3, with top cover picture is shocking, embarrassing and unbelievable. I never heard of a hospital that does not keep records of doctors on call shift duty, let alone those conducting operations. The heads of the two hospitals which treated this poor girl and caused her such irreparable pain and the Minister of Health owe the girl, her family and this country an explanation and justice. Where is legal assistance to help the family to take appropriate steps? The girl’s future is ruined! The media need also to facilitate for this poor girl to access proper medical care!
– Thomas Gideon from Swakopmund.
*Top management at SOEs justify their huge perks and bonuses as being for contract employees whereas their contracts are renewed over and over.
*SOE top brass have it all. Luxury houses, cars, foreign excursions with S&T, children at private schools etc. I do the donkey work, stay in someone’s backyard and commute by taxi. I don’t ask for much, only a place to call home and a decent salary for school bread. Thank you.
*MVA and traffic Police please introduce a system where road users can report reckless driving via sms. The reckless overtaking of some drivers puts all road users at risk. Hefty fines are not enough – these drivers must lose their licences when several different road users report on them.
*I was on the road to Witvlei on Friday night. A lot of cars on the road had no backlights. One of the cars coming from Gobabis had only a reflector on the left side of the car looking like a bicycle. My question is, how do these cars pass the roadblocks? People, check your cars before you go on national roads.
*Please Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah we want also to enjoy the fruits of our country. Take back NWR to the Government. We are sick and tired of the incompetent management. We want to hear from you, when we will get our salary increases? Why are you so quiet? All parastatals got their annual increases, what about NWR.....?