Food for Thought
* AS a Namibian by birth and foreign (RSA) trained doctor, I fully concur with the sentiments expressed in a local newspaper by a foreign doctor. Currently practising doctors are all ‘foreign’. So let’s ALL join hands and work towards improving in those areas were patients and doctors alike have failed. Pointing fingers will take us backwards.
– ‘Foreign’ Dr.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*MAYOR Trepper, we residents and taxpayers of the city of Windhoek salute you for not giving in to pressure from fellow councillors to raise your pay cheques. Keep up the good work! Councillors are put there by us to serve us and not to enrich themselves.
*HURRAY to Swakopmund Municipality for rejecting a big development. The City of Windhoek should learn from them and stop approving rezoning from residential to office. This would help a lot to reduce the shortage of housing in the city.
What about sunflowers?
* AGRIBANK thanks for livestock loans, but why don’t you give loans for cotton, sunflower and other seeds to farmers and you monitor them?
– HB Hamoonga
*THANKS to Otjiwarongo Municipality for the free copy from the CEO’s office that hit the streets on Friday. Congratulations for keeping residents informed. Please next time let someone edit your articles there were a lot of mistakes.
*NBC Australia vs NZ. What a nice advertisement for your well trained and always available sound technicians. We did not hear a thing.
Running the Show
*IT’S OK for politicians to be annoyed with public complaints on Government spending. One lesson though inform the nation about your Cabinet resolutions. Apart from TIPEEG we sit on N$100 million, via the SSC Development Fund, available to willing and able people for development and poverty reduction before the haves take it again. Won’t that demistify the atmosphere?
*CONGRATULATIONS Mr President! Enjoy the $400 000 000 jet! While your nation is sleeping on empty stomachs, sleeping in shacks, no proper facilities in hospitals and schools!
*I REMEMBER that when President Pohamba came to power he called for a stop to wastage of state resources and that he would set a personal example to travel commercially on foreign trips. Six years later he traded in Camrys for Volvos and now to Mercedes and a new presidential jet. My question is what happened to that undertaking?
*THIS refusal to release the findings of the SSC audit report is in the best interests of protecting the criminals. Collectively, as civil servants, we need to know. This is not a presidential issue.
*MR President when are you going to shake up your Cabinet? Some Ministers are doing nothing. Please some change.
*IMAGINE if President Hifikepunye Pohamba went as an undercover boss in al Government institutions? How many would still be in their positions and how many jobless without any privileges?
*MINISTRY of Labour inspectors, Labour officials. When a person walks into a supermarket it’s so obvious who are the casual workers. Many have been casuals for many years. Why do you allow it?
Business as Usual
*TRANSNAMIB wants to repair Chinese locomotives. Maybe head office doesn’t know that apart from mechanical failure most of the high voltage cables have also been stolen.
*NAMIBIA we don't learn a lesson, it’s the Chinese again and again. The new CEO criticised the previous CEO on the acquisition of the old Chinese locos. What now? Is there a commission somewhere? ACC watch out!
*HOW can MVA’s CEO Muadinohamba be one of the favourites to be GIPF CEO after messing up MVA? Let’s stop this jobs for comrades nonsense. We are destroying our own country.
*DEAR Dr Geingob does America export fish, grapes, beef, lamb to Namibia as you want the Chinese to do? Do we not have our own?
*VAST grazing areas are burning in the central regions. Why can’t the NDF members rescue our environment? There will be no war. Protect Namibia.
– George Siseho, Omaruru.
Law and Order
*WHY is it that only General Shalli is targeted? What about the $3 million dodgy deal which happened way back?
*THE Namibian authorities really need to start coming up with a concrete plan to curb crime in the country and implement it quickly before our statistics start looking like those of SA. Very worried about the rising incidence rates of violent crimes.
*THERE is no need to reshuffle top Government officials, there is an URGENT need to replace top Government officials. For 21 years now the same people, same failed policies. Let’s vote them OUT Namibians! Think twice for the sake of our beloved country and for the future generations!
*SERVICE at the Robert Mugabe clinic is extremely poor. Only one nurse to attend to more than 70 people.
*SITTING on Friday from 08h10 to 17h00 at Robert Mugabe clinic and still no help for us.
*CAN Dr Kamwi please visit Khomasdal clinic. They start operating at 09h00 then go for lunch at 12. They resume duty at 15h00 then close at 16h00.
*MINISTER Richard Kamwi are you aware that Onandjokwe Hospital (the only referral hospital in Oshikoto which also covers parts of Ohangwena and Oshana Regions) has been operating without an ambulance for the past 5 months and patients who are being referred to and from other hospitals, like Oshakati and Ongwediva Medipark, are being transported in bakkies (pick-ups) without any life support equipment? This is risky and our lives are in danger.
*DR Iyambo when will the Government loan forms be in Oshakati? We want to apply as our parents are jobless and we want to further our studies. An where do we get them?
*PLEASE Dr Iyambo and your deputy talk to Bet-el learners, our kids are always coming home bullied.
*WHY is it so quiet around the sex scandal-ridden Unam? When are we going to see the walk of shame of all those culprits who have been messing around with our poor students, discouraging all those hardworking bright youngsters who have really deserved good academic results through solid performance?
City Fathers Please
*MR du Pisani do you have any idea of the discomfort we suffer when incompetent contractors continue to dump raw sewage in the Klein Windhoek River between Hebenstreit and Kwame Nkrumah Streets?
*AWFUL smell in Klein Windhoek. There has to be some other people aware of this when crossing the river twice on the way to Avis from town. It is almost as if you are driving through a river of sewage.
In and From the Regions
*I WANT to know why there are not more patrols to close those bars that don’t have licences? There are too many and they open from morning to the next morning. Whenever anyone gets money, he or she just opens a bar without a bar licence. We don’t get profits anymore while we pay our bar licences every year. We want feedback from the Namibia Police, especially in Oshana Region please.
Responses to recent SMSes
*THE concern expressed by King P published on October 7 about the “newly appointed Chief of Defence Force ordering soldiers from Otavi base to go do construction work at his NDF “ would have been legitimate were it not based on completely wrong and false information. Fact is: there are professional soldiers who in their free time offer their services to anybody who can afford to pay for such service. These professionals approached the Chief of Defence Force to do work for a fee. They were not ordered. The Chief of Defence is a man of impeccable and imperishable integrity.
*THE answer as to where the incompetent employees in Government and SOEs comes from lies in their practices like hiring and promotion, nepotism, favouritism, tribalism etc. It’s further perpetuated by clique formations aligned to CEOs and Government top brass who are untouchable and purge competent workers.
*PUT the blame where it is due. The rampant incompetence in our public sector (both in government and SOEs) is a director result of the JFC (jobs for comrades) policy advocated and practised by the ruling party. JFC is by nature exclusive and focused on consumption as opposed to production. Nothing guarantees that the “comrades” who are so entitled to key public sector and SOE jobs are qualified, competent or hard-working. The results are there for the public to see.
– The Patriot.