Food for Thought
*WELL they say if you want to be rich and get tenders in this country, get closer to the politicians, Permanent Secretaries and youth league (SPYL). We have tender flops like the Unam hostels, Neckartal flop (thank you President Pohamba for putting a stop to this madness), Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) – I don’t have the energy to list all flops but I am glad we have free speech and democracy in this beautiful country of ours!
Bouquets and Brickbats
*WOW! Viva Minister of Transport! How refreshing so early in the year! Yes I support your mission fully! Get rid of the current board of directors of Air Namibia and appoint a proper Chief Executive Officer. It should be someone that can take management to task, restore discipline and work ethics and monitor appointments (right person for the right job). Nepotism, favouritism and corruption is the order of the day at Air Nam!
– Concerned employee
*I WOULD like to salute journalists like Max Hamata and Gwen Lister and trade unionist Evilastus Kaaronda. You guys are doing the best. The truth must be spoken. Keep it up!
– Luckie Ebas
*ONCE again Kaaronda couldn’t have said it better and YES we are watching closely this time around.
*I AM not gay but would like to support the United Nations Secretary General’s call for African leaders to respect gay rights. Most of the gay people were born as such and there is nothing they can do to change it. All tribes in the world have gay people. Some of them are married just to cover up their inborn feelings. If homosexuality was a matter of choice then heterosexuality can also be a matter of choice. So let nature do its work.
*THANK you The Namibian for publishing pro-gay articles.We gays and lesbians have the right to adopt children, get married plus we want to be respected as humans. The United Nations is talking about the human rights we gays and lesbians are denied.
– C Miyanicwe, gay rights activist
*WE the seniors who attended the Mayor’s function last Saturday, we thank you. What a wonderful surprise.
– Ms Tobin
*TSUDAO Gurirab is an excellent columnist. His columns are educational and provide solutions to the problem at hand. The Namibian please continue publishing Mr Gurirab’s columns on your opinion page.
*I MUST commend The Namibian newspaper for always being at the forefront of exposing corruption. You have written about the Neckartal story and many more. As a citizen I have the right to know what the Government is doing with our money. Do not let foolish comments by the likes of the John Walenga’s and crew get to you. Excellent job. News worth spending my dollars on.
*MORAL education is important but moral leaders should come first before this. Dr Namwandi must stop warning teachers and principals.
*MINISTERS of Education and Khomas Region Director we need your help. Augustineum SSS is failing us badly. Up to Friday last week, two weeks since school started, my child in Grade 10 was only taught Mathematics and a bit of Physical Science. I am really afraid my child will fail Grade 10.
*MINISTER of Education please visit Eldorado Secondary School and see how the Grade 10 failures and their parents are being treated. All other schools have already taken their Grade 10 failures who are younger than 17 but we at Eldorado are being told that the kids will be on a trial period up to February 24 and if they don’t perform they will be deregistered. How will the kids perform under such pressure and what guarantee is there that our kids’ places are secure? Can someone please look into this matter.
*MINISTER Iyambo I think it is time you investigate the problem at Olof Palme Primary School. HODs are absent from work for a whole week to attend a municipal councillors’ workshop.
*DOES the Ministry realise that they are guilty of fraud by not indicating on a certificate whether a subject like Maths is written on the core or extended level. Universities and employers are given a false impression of the driver’s abilities and achievements.
*OMUTUNDUNGU Combined School is just hundred metres away from a transformer but the school doesn’t have electricity. Our councillor doesn’t attend to our needs at all.
*MAX Makushe SSS in the Kavango doesn’t have content subject teachers for languages in Grade 12. Dr Iyambo let inspectors do something about this please.
*MINISTER of Education please help learners and remove these letters ABC etc from Grade 4 to Grade 12. We want points like in the old times at the end of each term.
*PLEASE stop the matric wear at our schools. The matric tie is enough. Many parents cannot afford it. It also causes various disciplinary problems. Let us keep the focus.
Running the Show
*DEAR President please don’t become known in Namibian history as the president who stood idly by and allowed corruption to grow and kill our country.
Law and Order
*KLEINE Kuppe = gangster paradise. When will the shooting in the early morning hours stop? When will the thieves stop disturbing our sleep? We are sick and tried.
*CHIEF of Ruacana Police where should we report those police officers who drink too much and insult people at bars? And they go to work under the influence. We need help in Ruacana town.
*NAMIBIA has become a gambling house, everything you read in newspapers or hear on the radio or watch on TV programmes is about gambling! Please it is too much! Those who have no means of access to electronic gambling are playing dice in Katutura. Please Namibians wake up and stop gambling!
*TO those two men in the white single cab who were pushed off the road by the reckless driver from Botswana on January 28 (13h40) half-way between Swakop and Usakos: we summoned that driver to the police station in Usakos for reckless driving. Sad is that constable M on duty said that as civilians we have no case as no accident happened. With that attitude the carnage will continue on our roads.
*NaTIS please build at least three or four more examination centres to solve the problems you are having.
City Fathers Please
*CITY of Windhoek Mayor why are the aged and handicapped people looking for money around Town Square? Don’t they usually receive monthly payments? If not why?
Where can we take them?
*CITY of Windhoek Waste Management please advise on how to safely dispose of batteries.
In and From the Regions
* OTJIMBINGWE is suffering from different types of crime due to the low number of police present in the place. They need reinforcements. Can the Ministry of Safety and Security do something before it is too late?
*PLEASE Councillor of Ohangwena Region we need electricity at Epundi village. What happened to the money we paid recently?
*MUNICIPALITY of Swakopmund the area between Swakop and Arandis is very dirty with lots of papers, do something please!
*PLEASE Municipality of Grootfontein do something the town looks like single quarters! People are coming from Tsumeb just to sell on the street in town. Where is the mall?
*WHAT is happening at farm Usakos West 65? Who is the real owner and does a lawyer have the legal right to take surety over commercial land without a waiver to cover debts? This should be investigated.
*ORANJEMUND is to become a new town soon. Can the Karas Governor or regional planners give us a clear view of what community projects are planned to be implemented soon after, as well the changes and developments the community of Oranjemund is expecting. I see more potential projects within the town. We want to be ready for the challenges we are facing and put our plans in place for community development.
*AGRIBANK is sitting on a time bomb and the Kalomo issue is just the tip of the iceberg. We need the Anti-Corruption Commission to come to this bank. There is more than what the public is reading about in the newspapers.
The beautiful game.
*NAMIBIA Football Association why don’t you send your young soccer players around the world or invite scouts to see the young talent because it is being wasted.
*EACH and every country must know that going to the Africa Cup of Nations is not easy. Ask Botswana they will tell you. The cup needs extra efforts to advance to the next round.
*WHY is NamPost rejecting R200 notes while banks are giving them to people?
*MY vehicle licence expires at the end of January. I have not received my renewal in the mail. NaTIS does not answer the phone. Telecom tells me all customers complain because they do not answer. I must register in the North yet I live in Windhoek. What do I do? Where do I go?
*PICK n Pay I have watched as you increased the price of Oros juice from N$17 to N$20 to N$22 to N$24 in just two months. Your prices are getting ridiculous.
*MTC please stop with your network coverage adverts, we still don’t have a network at Oidimba and Onakalunga villages.
Lost and Found
*DAVID Moses (born September 1985) lost his ID in Windhoek. If found please contact 081-693-8687/7741119.
*LOST: A blue file with my birth certificate and other documents. Contact Obert Likando on 081-379-3061 if you find them.
*LOST: Passport, ID and marriage certificate for Gift Hikumwah. If found please call 081-255-0640.
*I LOST my wallet in a taxi. In it were my ID and various other cards in the name of Andreas Epaphras Ndanyengwa. Please contact me at 081-379-2597.
*I am Hainane David Ingamutala lost my national ID. Anyone found it please contact me at 081-283-2281.
Response to recent SMS
*THE donkey milk discussion is encouraging and we discovered many local stories like the one in Monday’s SMS. We encourage more discussion. Please if you want to contact me telephone 067221289/221292 or cell 081-274-8618 or email email@example.com.
– Rev Ed Amadhila