Food for thought
*I FAIL to understand how in the 2004 Swapo congress, where Hidipo Hamutenya was one of the candidates, it took 48 hours for the presiding officer to count 500 votes. And also when he took part in the national election as RDP candidate it took almost two weeks to count the votes for less than 900 000 voters whilst it only took one day in Zambia to count five million votes. I sometimes wonder how certain people sleep at night with guilty minds. God bless this country.
*NAMPOWER workers demonstrated against CEO getting a million dollar vehicle, etc? Who'll demonstrate against Government buying new E-class fleet costing tens of millions; office four president's spouse; house for ex-president; millions for golden handshakes of CEOs of parastatals; inaction against GIPF suspects of fraud and corruption; etc? List is endless. Who'll put an end to all this?
Bouquets and Brickbats
*YOUR (The Namibian's) driver for N27492W drives extremely cautious and safely especially when he alerted me with hazards of a cow approaching the road between Oshivelo and Omuthiya.
*GWEN Lister the freedom fighter who deserves a heroes' medal is retiring. May God bless that brave lady of our country.
*WELL done Gwen, but now the real work starts. Ms Lister, please run for President.
– Peter from Swakop
*NOW we are aggrieved by the walkout of a German Minister. Is it not time we stop being so emotional about everything the Germans do and show some inner strength and maturity?
*WE cannot walk forward before we let go of our victim attitude. Forget about the Germans, move on!
*UNTIL when is our Government going to allow the German government's arrogant attitude? Enough is enough, that attitude is completely unacceptable!
*IT is a good idea of giving pension money for building houses, but what about us who want to farm and buy cars. We already have houses. Let's get the chance to decide what to do with our hard-earned money.
*Dr Richard Kamwi, please help the child who is living with an intestine bulging out of her stomach. I think that the doctor who operated on her will never come out anymore. Please help the child. She suffers a lot.
*CAPRIVI'S marathon treason trial is a disgrace to world justice. I wonder why all Caprivi governors still advocate for the return of refugees from Dukwe camp if they are failing to say even a single word on the snail's pace of the treason trial. People must stop playing double standards if they do not know what to say. If treason suspects in Windhoek prison have been dying there for past 12 years now. Its surprising to pretend sympathy with people in exile but you fail to open your mouth for people within the country.
*Human Resource chief in Namibian Police. There is a need to conduct a Nampol personnel and etical audit to determine as to how ethnics are balanced here. We in the police feel some thing is being hidden from us since we were instructed in May to conduct a whole Nampol audit on ethical representation particularly at senior officer's levels but it seems to have been stopped for reasons only known by the Inspector General. Please Inspector General, we want this to be re-sanctioned.
*TO Dudley and the whole lot at The Namibian. Charles Siyauya is not pathetic and he is not the only Namibian against Nato's actions. You people at The Namibian are one-sided and hypocrites.
*DIRECTOR of Education in Ohangwena. How long does it take for teachers' salaries to be adjusted? It is almost end of the year but we are still being paid as unqualified although we submitted our qualifications five months ago. The Ministry is pushing us to deliver, but if your people in the offices are not doing their work don't anticipate any success.
– Humble Servant
*SOME Polytechnic lecturers are not professional enough. They sexually harass female students. The Dean of Student must do something. As parents we are tired. Our kids are reporting these things to us. It's high time that we make one lecturer an example for others.
*COMRADE Iyambo, what is the duty of a teacher? I found a teacher at Uukule SSS at the security gate playing dominos instead of doing his daily preparation. Or is there a teacher on-call at the gate?
*CAN a teacher call a learner 'Nama prostitute' and 'anorexia sufferer'? This is happening at Lordsville hostel (Karasburg). A certain superintendent said this to learners.
*UNAM: so far we had only two classes for macroeconomics due to lack of lecturers and it is only a month before exams. If Unam can expand the satellite campuses, why can't they employ enough lecturers? We need a lecturer at Neudamm. We don't want to fail.
*WE would like to hear the names of those who benefited from the scholarships awarded by Chinese Loving Organisation. I think the Chinese Embassy in Namibia can do that.
*BASED on a two-year research paper, I have addressed an open letter to all key stakeholders to review sport holistically. That element is the key issue and will remain my primary focus which I will fight for to level the hopelessly skewed playing field for future generations to come.
– Seth Boois
*THANK God, someone with authority and knowledge about sport has finally decided to speak up. Already there are veiled threats from Barry Rukoro and name-calling by some of NFA Executive Committee members. The issue is about change in sport! Please, Keep it up, Seth Boois we support you! Don't be intimidated by people with little insight knowledge of sport and football in particular.
From the regions
*WE are tired of always hearing about weekend killings at Rehoboth. May the police Inspector General put a stop to the sale of alcohol at shebeens.
– Rehoboth resident
*WHEN we met with the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, he suggested that all ORIP farmers be treated with one comb. That is why we put our input into the tripartite contract. Why did Petrus Ugwanga change things to the way PS Andrew Ndishishi wants, like forcing a caretaker contract on the farmers? We will never surrender our plots as you (Ndishishi) want and waste our time with your caretaker contract. We have a history with this project and have suffered much. We will never let our bread be taken by you anymore. It is better to withdraw what is invested into Coolfresh.
– ORIP Farmers
*WHY can the Namibian Government not donate some elephants to Somalian people to eat. They are hungry and the elephants kill people in Namibia.
*ALL I want to say is that the Ministry of Heath must come to the Arandis Hospital.
*AT Ariamsvlei drains are flooding like a river, especially at immigration and customs education area. What is going on? Cholera will come. What is the Government doing? How can people stay there?
*THE bikers that attend the Walvis Bay fish eagle rally should all be fined, traveling at speeds of 100km plus, cutting in in front of motorists and behaving like real road hogs. Next time I see a crashed bike next to the road; no sympathy. You got what you deserve.
Law and order!
*WHAT criteria are used to appoint station commanders within regions? Some of this commanders do not know their work. They are selfish, unprofessional, lack expertise, leadership and many more. Regional commanders must appoint the right people who can lead the police stations! Especially in Otjozondjupa region.
*IT is sad to see Home Affairs arrange a mobile station at the Windhoek Show and giving people passports in one day. We beg for the same service here in Oranjemund for years now, as we need passports to go in and out of Oranjemund as this is the only tar road available and it is through South Africa. If we apply here for a passport we never get it in less than two to three months. That's if you are lucky. This raises the question: where must we complain next? Must we phone the the President to get service here?
*POOR customer service! Big Daddy Ondangwa, you should learn how to treat customers especially the guy at the fitting rooms.
*I REALLY don't understand why Katima Mulilo campus and Unam main campus can take six months to reprint a diploma. They aim for vision 2030 but only by speaking and not through practise. We want to register for degree courses at Unam and they tell us we have to apply with diplomas.
– Concerned Katima Mulilo campus graduate
Lost and Found
*I LOST my ID card in the Kavango Region on my way from Katima Mulilo. If found please contact me at 0816637261or 0816025073. The name on the ID card is Muhoko Mayenga Jennet.
*I FIMANEKENI Hangula lost my ID and student card in Windhoek. Please, if found contact me at 0813806164.