Food for Thought
*WE need to restore the cultural values in our society which seem to be lost or out of reach. But how, who should and when? I think media should assist. Younger generations should be educated on these kind of things. Yes, we do have programmes like ‘Popyeni’ but if we also introduce such information in the papers, it will make a difference.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*CONGRATULATIONS to the Namibian Olympic candidates. You did well and remember there is always 2016.
*THUMBS up for farmers of the Black Nossob Conservancy for treating their workers as reported on Monday, August 13. May God give this idea to all employees in this Land of the Brave. God bless the Nossob!
*WELL done to the farmers from the Black Nossob Conservancy for giving back to their employees.
*I CONGRATULATE the Black Nossob Conservancy in Omaheke Region for treating their farmworkers. God bless them for putting a smile on these people’s faces. May you continue the good works!
– Fellow Omaheke Resident
*VIVA McHenry Venaani for tackling bread-and-butter issues like housing and fuel.
*IT will be like opening a Pandora’s box if all the newspapers were forced to publish souvenir papers of the past. Some of them will lose business forever. To The Namibian, your hands are clean. You proved that through your reporting during the dark days. Keep on ‘telling it like it is’.
*GWEN Lister is denying that whites own the greatest proportion of the economy. Why are there no whites at informal settlements ?
*NAMPOWER says its losses are due to low tariffs paid by consumers! Namibian power is very expensive! Where are the hundreds of millions you gave to Zimbabwe for free? Why is government not doing anything about that? Or are the same recipients of the Government Institutions Pensions Fund millions also involved in this case, which means all measures will be taken to cover it up and the people may never know the truth.
Politics in General
*I WOULD like to thank and congratulate Field Marshal General Hussein Tantawi and his colleagues from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Egypt ) for agreeing to be ‘sacked’ by the civilian rulers. Peace should prevail.
*IN life everything comes to an end. Field Marshall General Tantawi and his comrades of the Egyptian armed forces have been replaced. This is a good lesson for the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, People’s National Army of Algeria, Angolan Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of Guinea Bissau to obey and respect the people’s wishes and democratically elected civilians. Oshili.
Law and Order
*WE have a government that keeps an innocent man locked up in jail for 13 years while 20 of his co-accused die next to him. Which government does that remind you of? Nothing has changed.
*TWO wrongs don’t make a right but there should be fairness in the application of the law. In certain parts of Namibia animals literally live on the roads, but in other parts agents of the law shoot and kill animals roaming into corridors along national roads.
*I FULLY understand that the teacher from Omuthiya SSS had to confiscate the MP3 player from the students. But does the teacher have the right to smash the device? Can someone enlighten me as well as others who might have the same question?
*MINISTER of Education Dr Abraham Iyambo, are you aware that our children at Groot Aub Primary School are being taught in tents? That’s not a good teaching environment.
– Concerned parent
*WHEN will the City of Windhoek repair the potholes in Monte Christo road and in many roads in Katutura areas? It is high time that all parts of Windhoek received equal services.
*WE stay in Dolam but the municipality tractor only cleans certain areas. They don’t clean the riverbed opposite the Sam Nujoma stadium. We also pay the municipality every month.
*ALL these residential areas that were created after independence don’t have sports fields. All the City of Windhoek thinks about is selling land through auctions with no recreational facilities for residents.
In and From the Regions
*MAYOR of Ondangwa please do something about the road (B1) in your town. There are no signs warning drivers of the road’s condition. Please do your part.
*COUNCILLOR for Ongwediva Constituency we want electricity in Onawa village. A lot of other villages like Omatando, Omatayanga already have it. Please make a plan for us!
*ON page 3, Monday August 13 Coenraad Botha of Erongo Red mentions that the exhorbitant price of power hampers the development of home industries. Mr Botha can a plan not be made to bring down the basic charges? Many like me try to save energy but my ‘basics’ are higher than my consumption as I save energy where I can. Can Mr Botha reply on this issue please?
*STANDARD Bank Namibia please improve on your statements item description. What is the meaning of AOUT/55596...or Intell:/Coll: 2463....Why can’t you just write the actual item like home loan or vehicle finance. My account is now full of funny codes deducted and I am wondering if this system is really transparent. Make it user friendly please.
*STANDARD Bank’s ATMs are becoming a total frustration and disappointment. Your ATM card can be ‘swallowed’ by a faulty ATM and it simply means you take leave for a day to join the very long queue.
Lost and Found
*PETRONELLA Kooper list her ID in Otjomuise. Please contact 238500 if found.
*FOUND. Vocational training certificates and manuals for Werner Ferreira. Call Jon. 081-285-7638.
*I PETRINA Sheehama lost my ID in Tsumeb. If found please call or SMS 081-422-9794.
*I TUNGA P Nghaanekwa lost my wallet with my ID and all my documents in a taxi between Oshikango and Ondangwa. If found please call: 081-804-1412.
*MY name is Paulina N Matheus I lost my ID and passport. Please contact me on 085-298-2949 if found.
*JOHANNES Secilia (born 1987-07-28) from Oshidhigu I found your ID and voter’s card. Contact Jackal at 081-228-9430 Ondangwa
*MY name is Prriscilla Sam born in Eengwena village. I lost my ID in Windhoek. Please contact 081-729-8510 if found.
Responses to recent SMSes
*WHY does Namibia not employ renewable resources like wind or sun for supplying power to the nation but rather want to build another polluting coal station? Answer is simple: The fat cats and Government are definitely not going to give up their kickbacks and bribes to give you affordable power. It is time for leaders with vision.
*THE Government Institutions Pension Fund has N$51 billion in assets, more than the amount Cabinet manages every week. Well done GIPF trustees. You deserve those allowances. It’s all about jealousy and politicking. Concentrate on your fiduciary duties and grow the fund to N$100 billion.
– Happy pensioner
*MINISTRY of Labour why is it taking so long to gazette the increase for security guards and will we receive back pay from the July 1 or not. We are struggling, please check into that.
*IN response the request for parents not to send birthday cakes to school: Pre-Primary/Kindergarten provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn about “diversity” in this case cultural diversity, respect and tolerance. Parents please do not abolish this practice, send the cake when your child celebrates life and his/her birthday. Where else will children develop personally, socially, or emotionally, than in preschool/kindergarten? If you want to deny your child a boost to his/her self-esteem, it is your choice. Do not try to oppress other parents who value and even budget for birthdays.
*LOST and Found: What’s the point of carrying a Social Security card on daily basis? Why not just keep it safe somewhere at home. I think there are some other items that one should carry at all times but not a Social Security card.