Food for Thought
*DUE to high electricity prices, please stop winter time so that free sunshine hours may be enjoyed longer in the afternoons.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*ALFREDO Hengari asks the Namibia nation what legacy President Pohamba is going to leave? The answer is simple. You can criticise President Pohamba fairly, or unfairly like Alfredo, but we have never heard him responding to or threatening his critics from his office at any public gatherings or in the media. He is a genuine democrat, tolerant and a peace lover. This will be his legacy.
*ALFREDO our humble president on a trip to Katutura some time back saw the squalid conditions in which his countrymen live proudly displaying Swapo flags on their roofs. He was shocked!
*HOPE all politicians in Namibia, old and young, take to heart the instructions from Professor Joseph Diescho! We will then be able to provide to our children a country to be proud of!
*IT’S pity to see how much money the ECB has to waste on 18 full colour page anniversary print. Do I have to pay 20% more next for the 11th anniversary?
*THERE are too many underhand dealings that perpetuate poverty in Namibia. We need to stop this rot come elections.
*LOOKING at footage of Gaddafi’s last moments of life one wonders whether the word humanity has any meaning to the Libyans because he was brutally murdered instead of being captured and put on trial in Libya or in The Netherlands.
– Mr GJ Jansen
*AFRICA why have you forsaken Mr Gaddafi? A man who assisted Africa in so many ways. When he was in despair, there was no one to help. What a pity?
*REST in peace Col Gaddafi. By killing you the west clear demonstrated that they have no respect for human life nor do they respect the rule of law!
– Cde Kateta
*MAY his soul rest in peace. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi he died for a reason and the principle he lived for. Born in Libya, died in Libya. A real man, real soldier!
*GADDAFI: a lesson for politicians and civil society everywhere.
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
*A POWERFUL man like Gaddafi dead? What a turn! People will rise for their freedom !
*WITH all respect to the AU the people of Libya have spoken.
*AFRICA has succeeded in ridding itself of yet another brutal dictator – albeit brutally. Why should the people endure another colonialism from their own leaders cum rulers! Let us embrace democracy and thereby close the opportunity for the ‘West’ to invade Africa through the protesters and others who decide to protest against brutality.
*WITH Gaddafi out the way I would urge the UN/Nato/SADC/Arab League to assist the ordinary Syrians asap. They have been suffering too long and need a break from the dictator.
*WHAT are the real main functions of the UN? It failed to stop Nato bombing Libya and remove Col Gaddafi from power and killing him too! This was supposed to be done by UN/Arab Leagues to solve the disputes. This is injustice! Mr Obama just carry on with killing our African heads of states but don’t forget that you are also from Africa!
*I WAS written a letter by the Ministry of War Veterans on July 6, 2011 congratulating me saying my project was approved and that they would come back to me within 90 days. October 6 has passed and they did not call. Please tell us when.
*A HUMBLE request to the Minister of Education and his staff to upload the Government study loan application form on their website.
*MINISTER of Education I want to know whether we the parents don’t have the right to be given the school financial report? For the past years we haven’t received any at Makalani PS?
*WE do not understand the use of paying computer fees at Iipumbu if we did not lean anything. The computer isn’t functioning well. Principal do something!
*EDUCATION Minister was the feedback given related to the bush allowance, on ‘Open File’, first communicated to the Office of the Prime Minister? This is because schools that were previously omitted are still left out. It seems like the old list is still the one that is being release from that office.
*EACH company and Ministry is supposed to have an HIV-AIDS officer. A person who understands the nature of the disease and can provide counselling. Our Ministry does not have one. Private doctors do not have time to give enough information and to do counselling. Suicide is increasing and this is a major contributing factor. Policy makers act now.
*DISABLED people in Namibia are not looked after by the Ministry of Health. They are not getting helped in hospitals and are discriminated against by doctors and nurses, especially in Oshakati.
Running the Show
*WHAT’S the official voice/stance of the Namibian Government on the demise of Gaddafi? Now that Gaddafi is no more is the Government still adamant that we don't need to revive diplomatic ties with the people of Libya through the NTC? Is Government still daydreaming about the hoisting of the old Gaddafi regime flag over the Libyan embassy in Windhoek? Government must face the reality!
*MINISTER Ekandjo I am very disappointed at the way NHE works with their clients. How is it possible they selected my name for house loan and then called to tell me that I don’t qualify? Don’t you you think it is unfair, after waiting for so long, at the end you get a slap in the face?
*WHEN will the outstanding corrections service bill be tabled in Parliament? This bill has been due since 2006 and contradicts the current Prisons Act of 1998.
Law and Order
*I DON’T understand when a person does not pay bail money they will not release you but when you claim your bail money, you just wait long time. Please Ministry of Justice do something.
– Swakopmund resident
*ARANDIS police station commander did you know that your officers punish drunk pupils by making them drink two litres of water?
*ACC do not just investigate the trip authorities but more importantly the log summaries which should give all the details of the trip such as date, time started, where to etc as a trip authority is available from below the counter and on its own is a waste of paper.
*ACC did you investigate the alleged widespread corrupt practices in the allocation of resettlement farms which was in the media recently?
*ACC must target major issues rather thanpoor Government officials! Why not tell the nation the outcome of all corrupt cases reported to them!
In and From the Regions
*I HAVE been a resident in different towns in Namibia it is only Tsumeb that doesn’t provide refuse bins to its residents. Tsumeb Town Council please tell us what to do with our rubbish. Should we store it in our yards? What about hygiene? Please give us refuse bins.
*MY concern is about drought relief. Even though I am not among the beneficiaries I was touched. People who were supposed to get those bags of maize meal were excluded and it went to those who were tasked to write the names of recipients. This happened at Utokota village, Mashare Constituency.
*I BUY your paper daily and now I’ve heaps of them. Do you recycle so that I can drop them off. Or what should I do with them?
*NO Barry, No! How can you go so low? In a country with an unemployment rate of more than 50 per cent you go on National TV and make a mockery of the employment status of a Namibian citizen! Mind you, you are sitting in a position which requires a degree without having a degree. Shame on you.
– Namibian Football Fan
*CONGRATULATIONS NBC for showing the Rugby World Cup and the NPL! But there are only two things missing, the English Premier League and Uefa Champions League please?
*I AM unable to understand what the MP's are saying on the NBC’S ‘Parliamentary Report’ because of the bad quality of the microphones used there. These mics bring any sound within the room to the fore but fail the speakers. Strange!
Responses to recent SMSes
*WITH reference to an SMS that appeared in yesterday’s The Namibian, yes Jerry did all that for MVA and was rewarded with a fat salary but where is MVA today? He doesn't deserve the job at GIPF.
*GIPF VS JERRY, I agree that Jerry is the best candidate because he has vision, and he can put GIPF in order again. Put GMs on performance contracts and people can for once be paid for what they are doing.