Food for Thought
*What difference does it make when Namibians own 25 per cent of banks or more? The financial sector is just another tool for the rich to exploit the poor and Namfisa is there to make sure that this system functions as smoothly as possible. For a poor person it does not make a difference whether the exploiter is green, yellow, white, pink, brown or black. Exploitation is exploitation and it will only end when the exploited stop approving and supporting the system. In one way or another.
*Can President Pohamba also appoint a committee to inquire why nurses are leaving public hospitals to go to private hospitals?
*I want to see young politicians stand as presidential candidates.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*Dear Sandy Rudd, your super-professionaly staged theatre piece at the NTN, putting some 100 handicapped children on stage has deeply moved many. ‘All You Need Is Love’ got a new meaning that never will be forgotten. I want to thank you – and the children!
*Thank you for Ndeshi & Jakes! One way to prevent so called “passion killings” (which are simply an act of fear of losing acceptance and has nothing to do with passion!). Please, The Namibian, repeat today’s cartoon forever!
*Frankie Fredericks, our Olympic hero, giving Usain Bolt his gold medal, what an achievement! I am very proud of you Frankie!
– Pello, Kombat
*The whole Onaena community would want to congratulate Emilia Katushi for winning a hard battle against victimisation, violation and intimidation against women. May all women in Namibia follow a good example.
*Knowledge Katti, you are the best of the best and the greatest businessman from Kuisebmond. You care for the people, you put your money where your mouth is. May God bless you forever.
Running the Show
*When will Government employees get the increments which were announced by Hon Saara Kuugongelwa in March 2012. The 2012-2013 financial year is almost gone ...
*When will the Government increase our salaries? We are now approaching the end of the year but still no feedback, even from Nantu or Napwu? The prices of commodities have skyrocketed and still no adjustment. Guys, please let’s do it the NBC way. Enough is enough!
*Public servants, we want higher housing subsidies, let’s stand together please. If a teacher, a nurse, a soldier and a policeman can’t afford decent housing then its not on!
*The government is not security conscious. How can the state-sponsored broadcaster be allowed to stop broadcasting and informing the nation just because of an increment of a few per cent? This is unacceptable. We miss the news.
*I certainly do miss the NBC because for us who do not own DStv, or others, it provides reasonable entertainment. So, please sort out your differences and give us what’s due to us. On the other hand, I would like to express my disappointment in the Minister of Information and Broadcasting. He gave his apology in only two languages while we have so many others in the country. That really was quite unprofessional, or was it a deliberate action to exclude the other loyal voters of the country? If the Minister cannot speak the other languages, he should have just stuck to English.
*If NBC functions can easily be outsourced to One Africa TV and Omulunga Radio, what is the rationale of having it? Let the Government divert the funds used to run NBC to TIPEEG and also increase old age pension.
Business as Usual
*Mr Samson, are you trying to say that because the GIPF fund is worth 51 billion, trustees can get those overrated sitting fees? We don’t want to be paid out, we want to use the money while we are still in Government service. Resentment will not be against the fund, but towards you trustees if you milk the fund.
*China must come and build us 1 300 classrooms. Clear evidence that our government has failed.
*Corruption is everywhere! How can a plan cost 4 500? Please builder, come and explain for us.
*Ministry of Home Affairs, after four months people’s IDs are not issued. Please publish your annual report to update us on how many birth, death, and marriage certificates, IDs, visas, passports, etc, are issued per year.
Law and Order
*The Botswana government must apologise, through the Namibian Government, to the families of two people killed and pay compensation. If not, send the file to the UN Human Rights Commissioner, or any platform.
*POACHING. I wish to concur with Governor Sampofu that Namibians should not go to other countries with the intention of committing a crime. Every year poachers are killed in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya, yet there is no public outcry. Armed poachers should never be treated with kid gloves. It’s the same with people who take illegal drugs to other countries then complain when they receive the death penalty.
*Namibian Police – because they are not allowed to strike they are paid like securities. My husband was appointed in 2010 and is still getting a cadet salary. Inspector General of the Namibian Police do something. Poor salaries is the reason why (some) officers are (allegedly) shoplifting.
– Concerned Civilian
*A Police Officer stole plates at State House, another cop stole a mere luncheon ham in a shop. Very disappointing, but poor salaries are the root cause of all this. City Police cops won’t do that because they are well paid. Cabinet, UPGRADE NamPol to avoid such embarrassment to the National Police Force and the state.
*Shame on the Government parliamentarians with their full bellies, forgetting underpaid police constables with lower salaries while they earn higher salaries. That (low pay) made constables shoplift. No promotion for two years now. Why?
In and From the Regions
*Is it now time to change the name of Swakopmund? May I suggest ‘Toxicwasteville’.
*Ministry of Environment and Tourism officials fine people in Dorob Park if they drive in with cars, or walk their dogs, to conserve the area, but Gecko may build a huge industrial park and pollute the area? The biggest joke ever!
n Does the Councillor of Eengodi constituency initiate something for his people or does he just wait for what the government brings on his table? He must visit the whole constituency and listen to people’s needs, not only Onamishu. He only comes here (Onamutaga Oneesio Eengodi) to campaign, and once elections are over he forgets us. We need development!
*ACC, please investigate the shortlisting of candidates for the post of Outdoor Officers, and Communications Officer, at Ministry of Lands and Resettlement in Opuwo!
*The City of Windhoek is either sleeping or ignoring service delivery in Katutura, where they get a huge amount of money at the end of every month. The road infrastructure needs lots of attention from the City, the Monte Cristo road for one. It is neglected like nobody’s business. The expanding of road junctions need engineering and planning. Traffic jams are ever increasing. We need service. Seriously.
*We are at risk of contracting HIV and AIDS at Grootfontein. Walk around all the bars and you won’t find condoms, not even for sale. Wherever I go asking for condoms they just tell you there is nothing. I eventually went to the Single Quarters and a woman helped me with a pack of three, but they were expired.
*Nurses and doctors are also sick and tired of clients and patients who are treated for diseases such as STI ‘s HBP up to the third and fourth time because they do not want to comply with the treatment guidelines they are given. Health education is given, but after every second month after treatment, he or she comes back. That’s why we are frustrated. Those type of patients should be looked at also by the commission of inquiry, not only always the nurses and doctors!
Lost and Found
*I found an ID and the driving licence of KUMAIPURUA KAURA. Call me at 0812612816
*Lost. ID card of Namakau Bernedette Nyambe. Collect at City of Windhoek’s customer care building plans counter – city centre.
*I, Paulina Gwamwandi Nekandjo Andreas, found an ID card for Haihambo Joseph, from Onamunama village. Please contact me at cell 08137935421.
*I, Petrus S Hatupopi, lost the bulk of my documents. Please contact me at 0817900002