Food for Thought
* HAS our government through the Ministry of Mines and Energy explored other ways of importing fuel from our neighbour Angola? If other countries are doing so, canít we give it a try? For how long are we going to be subjected to these fuel price increases?
Ė Concerned Namibian consumer.
Note: The fuel from Angola is not refined to Namibian specifications.
Ė News Desk
Bouquets and Brickbats
*ORPHANAGE donating ambulance bikes to the voluntary police network? How low can this country sink? Can't the Ministry of Safety find in its budget to pay for the ambulance bikes? Maybe divert funds from the VIP protection unit? The volunteer police are only there by the way because they hope to be employed by the end of the day.
*WITH the massive amount requested from the government, I hope the Anti-Corruption Commission employs more legal expertise to better understand its mandate in terms of the Anti-Corruption Act. Currently they don't.
*THE Namibian newspaper what you published on your archive page 10 of the lady who was murdered by colonial occupiers is insensitive on your part. She might be someoneís granny or mom. The history is already painful. A bit of editing could have done it.
Ė Herman Michael Ucham
*IF Namibiaís executive institution is one of the most transparent on the African continent, as Mr Kawana claims, can he then tell where and how many millions have been spent on the new State House? How about the amounts paid to Chinese companies for their contracts? Come on Mr Kawana, how about you actually being transparent instead of just claiming it is so?
In and From the Regions
*I WAS very impressed seeing Mr Hailulu displaying National Housing Enterprise (NHE) houses built in the South in another newspaper. My question is when will the NHE build houses in Ongwediva? The land was serviced four years ago. We have been waiting since 2006. Please house us!
Ė Concerned applicant
*WE have a shortage of electricity at Omuthiya, Oshikoto Region. We live close to ministers such as Dr Nangolo Mbumba and Nickey Iyambo. They have electricity in their houses.
Law and Order
*THE Deputy Prosecutor General remains free on a warning from court for drunken and reckless and negligent driving. If it was me, who is a nobody, they would have forced me to pay bail and definitely spend the night in jail.
*WHAT is the state of Namibia? The Deputy Prosecutor General out on warning for drunk driving and we ordinary people have had to pay N$4 000 for bail? Truly the well off and connected are always protected. Selective justice at its best. Iím tired of being just a citizen.
*WHAT makes Deputy PG Kuutondokwa so important or special that he does not have to pay the prescribed N$4 000 bail in a driving under the influence of alcohol case but is released on warning?
* SOMETIMES I donít understand our laws. If you are a simple citizen caught driving while under the influence of alcohol, with or without being in an accident, they will ask you to pay N$4 000. But if you are a Deputy PG they will only slap you with a warning. How I wish we all were PGs.
*ITíS no surprise that Deputy Prosecutor General Kuutondokwa was arrested for drunken driving again. What is surprising is that no mention is made of the other case he was arrested for in 2006 or '07. Why was he never prosecuted? Who is protecting him? And why?
*CAN the Namibian Police please explain to us why Jackson Kuutondokwa was released on warning while ordinary citizens have to pay bail when arrested for drunken driving? Why did he get special treatment? Is it because he is a Deputy Prosecutor General? Maybe this is also a good time to explain to us what happened to the other drunken driving case where he crashed into an electricity box as reported in The Namibian a few years back? Is this case also going to disappear mysteriously?
*WOW! Deputy PG Jackson Kuutondokwa free on only a warning from the court after drunken driving being reckless and negligent and involved in a collision. That's astonishing! Keep it up shameless Namibia, you are doing me proud. Even after a previous offence. Damn you're good Namibia.
Ė Proud citizen
*WHY the discrimination in Namibia in justice between poor Namibians and rich Namibians when it comes to drinking and driving? A poor non-politician or non-top government official gets N$4 000 bail but a police officer or a politician gets N$1 000 and a prosecutor gets out of jail free when caught drunk while driving?
Running the Show
*MINISTER of Finance Ė Inland Revenue office please recruit a cleaner for your Oranjemund satellite office, combat unemployment. The office environment and surroundings is very dirty and smelly. Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (Tipeeg) the same is also applicable to your offices.
*TEACHERS in Kunene Region suffer as they havenít received their salary since January. Please Comrade Namwandi rescue these teachers by paying a surprise visit at the regional office. How can a hungry soldier attack enemies?
*THE toilets in the hostel at Drimiopsis High School in Omaheke are out of order yet the children are not allowed to go and use the bushes. Children are fighting every day. Kids will leave school because of fear, the fighting is every day. Please help, Mrs Director.
Ė Concerned student
*MINISTRY of Health. Some of us at the ministry donít feel good with what the President said about our permanent secretary. We feel that our present PS is much better than the others. His office is always open to his staff. You'll never hear him telling us that there is no time to see anyone who wants to see him, unlike the other leaders who always don't have time to see us. We are worried that we'll get a bad PS again. Dear President please donít send our PS away. Give him time to prove to you how good he can be. Please dear President.
*OSHAKATI Spar supervisor please learn how to manage your workers! Donít shout in front of clients any more.
*ELEPHANTS are afraid of bees. Keeping beehives at the edges of fields will keep elephants away and will guarantee good profits from honey production. This has been tested in Kenya.
In and From the Regions
*ONDANGWA Town Council we are in the dark in Christof Ndengu Street. We are afraid of criminals. Do something now.
And the Winner Is!
*THERE is a new SMS competition called 'Daisy Viva competition' thatís advertised in a daily newspaper. Each SMS costs N$3. Is this competition for charity or personal gain? Who benefits from these 'competitions'? Who is dishing out these licences?
*DO you have a DVD with all your previous editions? I am looking for reading materials. Especially the ones before independence.
Note: We have on DVD full text copies from the time The Namibian started in August 1985 until the end of 1990. Stories can be found on our website from the present dating back to 2004. For any other information you are welcome to contact our archives.
Ė News Desk
*PLEASE DSTV stop repeating a movie twice a day. Thanks.
*MTC what is going on? The internet is down a lot, calls don't always go through and messages fail. Is it time to move to a new service provider?
*BANK Windhoek please upgrade your cellphone banking service. I get green with envy about the other bankís clients over the excellent service they enjoy.
Lost and Found
*MY name is Ellie Ndategako Nankudhu. I lost my birth certificate last year in Windhoek. Please if found call or SMS me at 081-688-8778. Thanks.
*I FOUND an ID card for Mweshamekange Tuhafeni Evarte born 1986-05-30 at Engela. Please call 081-235-5791.
*I F Mukata Sitwala lost my black wallet containing my ID, driverís licence and other cards in Otjiwarongo. If found contact me at 066-253081.
*MY name is Christine Efraem, I lost my ID (for pensions) and other documents! Please if you find it conduct me at 081-698-9915 or 081-748-8063.
Responses to recent SMSes
*TO the person complaining about many music videos being aired on local TV promoting alcohol and sexual innuendo, that is so last year. Today the youth canít live without Lady Gaga on other channels that are not even local! So tell us which is worse?