Food for Thought
*FIFA offers rewards to whistleblowers. Wy can’t NaTIS/ACC do the same? There’s so much corruption in small towns.
*NOW that the skulls and human remains have been successfully repatriated back to Namibia, we should start negotiating for the return of the original Padrao planted by Diogo Cao at Cape Cross. I was told at the museum in Swakopmund that the Padrao was taken to Germany.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*ACC, do justice in all the 13 regions. While commending the ACC for their outstanding work it must be extended to other regions namely Omaheke and Otjozondjupa.
Running the Show
*GOVERNMENT please stop spending on luxuries (like new E-class fleet, jet etc) and give people what they want like jobs and housing. In the words of the Minister of Justice on '1 on 1' on NBC-TV recently: ‘ ... good governance is to give people what they want'. To find out what people want Government should consult more by soliciting suggestions from the nation about their needs.
Business as Usual
*PLEASE NCCI stop backing Ohorongo Cement and let cement be imported. Ohorongo cement cannot be afforded by most Namibians.
*DR Abraham please do something, we want to know if we are loan holders or not.
– Students at Hifikepunye Pohamba Campus.
*DR Iyambo when will the Ministry of Education pay the study loans for education student at Unam? The examination is near and our tuition fees are not paid.
*POLYTECH management please clean the library toilets. Your staff start at 07h00 but when doors open at 08h00 toilets are filthy and smelly. Some of us are masters degree candidates who are paying you N$75 000 per annum. Please clean the toilets every morning.
*MINISTER Iyambo, I am very concerned with the situation at Jan Mohr High School concerning Grade 12 pupils. Students did not do adequate revision with teachers due to the fact that they did not have a mathematics and science teacher for most of the year and yet these students were/are required to write examination and pass. How do we expect these pupils to obtain good results?
*WE were turned away from all primary schools at Otjiwarongo especially the Grade 1 class. All we want for our kids is education. Should our 6-year-olds stay home or repeat pre-primary again or what should we do?
– Concerned Parent.
*DR Iyambo please we need those Government loan forms in the North. We need to apply before it’s too late. Days are going by yet they are not even in Oshakati. Please help!
*WE the casual workers at Namdeb don’t understand why the company wants to retrench FTC this coming November. MD Namdeb, Ministry of Labour, MUNW and NUNW until when? We are sick and tired of working like a slave. We want permanent work.
– Hilma, Oranjemund
*BLIND respect or worship for our African elders by tradition might be our weakness from holding Government leaders accountable for their failures or voting them from power.
*THE only time I ever will vote in Namibia is when presidential, parliamentarians and local authority candidates are selected based on their academic qualifications and experience.
– Rebecca H
In and From the Regions
*WE need development in Kalkfeld. Where is the N$ 6 million for development in Kalkfeld?
*CAN the councillor for Omulonga Constituency tell us when the residents of Okathakamumbwenge will have access to clean water? Something must be done, people are suffering there.
*MAYOR of Rundu, the town needs traffic lights please. We are so vulnerable to accidents as the population here is growing.
*ARANDIS Town Council reduce your prices. Why does the sewerage and refuse cost us N$ 123.78 and N$ 102.01 per month respectively?
*OSHIKOTO Regional Commander please send Inspector Sameul Gariseb back to Tsumkwe. We Bushmen really struggle without him.
Law and Order
*HOW is it possible that a member of the City Police uses her mobile phone while driving and around the corner issues a $2 000 fine ticket to someone?
*ACC urgently investigate the Kavango Regional Council. Self enrichment and corruption is the order of the day.
And the Winner Is!
*SORRY your code is invalid. Reply from NBL Draught competition. I have double checked the codes and they are correct. Can I have my SMSfeedback? 081-371-8011.
On the phone
*DEAR MTC please MTC can you explain to us why you are reducing the free call mins/hr?
*IT is uncalled for MTC to reduce Aweh Aweh minutes from 100 to 50 and they gave short notice of one day. Please MTC tell us who is behind your action? If Aweh customers have to lose their 50 mins than let there be unlimited friends and family numbers to call per day any time.
– Sam Hamunyela
*I REALLY need an answer from MTC! I received two SMSes from them said if you register for 1 free hour, you can use only 30 mins and when you register for Aweh you are going to have only 50 mins per day! But when I called and asked them the reason for that they answered that ‘is none of my business’. Is that an answer?
*AS a customer of MTC, I’m unhappy about the Aweh minutes that are reduced. What’s the use of me buying airtime if we hardly have enough hours to talk with our family and loved ones on the phone?
*I’M very disappointed by MTC for changing Aweh free minutes to 50. It is not even an hour. Please MTC make the connection like you say and not confusion.
*MTC what are you doing with Aweh? We are not happy with your service. It’s just the same to close your Aweh. 50 minutes is nothing. We are not happy.
* DSTV Namibia, why can’t the Namibian subscriber get benefits like his counterpart in South Africa. No competitions, no social responsibility like donating to charities or giving a helping hand to kids or schools. When will the Namibian nation benefit like the South Africans. Make DStv Namibia attractive to Namibians like DStv South Africa does to their subscribers and people.
Lost and Found
*I PICKED up a driver’s licence for FS Harker code BE. Contact me to get your licence 081-275-0427.
*I HERMAN Thomas Hipondoka lost my wallet with my ID, driving licence, bank cards at OK parking in Windhoek. Please if found contact me on 081-127-3510.
*I STEFAN Jacksch lost my cellphone and bank cards on Saturday in Walvis Bay at the Golf Club or at Rio Copa 081-129-0220.
*WE want the ‘Open Line’ programme because most of us have problems and we need help.
*I NEED more information on homeschooling in Namibia.
– Gwen Smale, (w) 279622, 081-127-8831
Responses to recent SMSes
*FINALLY! Something was done about misuse of GRN vehicles. Please also look at the control systems for and supervisors of these cars - somebody is not doing their job somewhere.
*ABOUT the uniforms for teachers. Is the Government giving them extra money or the learners or their parents? If that is the case then its OK, my teacher looks nice in what she is wearing.
*IF I’m comfortable in my pants down like that I will wear them like that. Do you ever complain about people that wear their pants way above their waist?
*GIPF VS Jerry. In response to the SMS that appeared in The Namibian of October 17 about Jerry not not being a suitable candidate, I would like to share some information about him. Jerry is the founding CEO of MVA. He nurtured the fund from nothing to something, from 6 employees to 130 including paramedics, from 1 office to 7 offices in all regions. This young man has done an exceptional job at MVA. He is one of the best and most capable CEO in namibia. Let’s stop politicising everything and give credit when it is due.
– A Hamunyela