Food for Thought
*THE owners of sites of historical engravings are reaping fortunes from engravings created by the forefathers of San people, but their sons and daughters, who aren’t benefiting from these profits, are living in abject poverty.
– Lucas H
Bouquets and Brickbats
*HAIL Operation ‘New Dawn’, a programme to assist Grade 10 teachers in Ohangwena Region! I like the initiative. Thumbs up to the inspectors, education officers and directors! It’s long overdue.
– Imms Shetu
*THANKS for the article about the upholsterer Mastuib. Very motivating. To help him and also other needy people you write about, could you please place contact details with the articles.
*MARCIA Stanton’s letter with regard to the tremendous efforts to conserve the coast should be supported by every Namibian. We only have this precious jewel once - what’s lost is lost for ever.
*SHAME on Hanse-Himarwa. How can she say that the Grund families are to be blamed for “letting their animals graze in the (road) corridors.” It seems some people have lost compassion towards fellow humans just because of land which we are all entitled to. Next we will be charged for living!
– Elise Unoovene.
Youth Minister Kazenambo
*KK has become a liability to the Government and is not an asset anymore. His comments are even worse than those of Julius Malema. Please, the ruling party must call him to order.
*THE youthful minister! Being Oshiwambo-speaking myself, I want to know why Mongudhi decided to interview the Minister with those tribal questions! Someone, somewhere is trying to get rid of KK for being outspoken!
*MINISTER Kazenambo’s outburst is a sign of frustration and a reflection of the tribal and entitlement politics pursued by some high-profile people in the ruling party and Government. Let us all denounce discrimination if we are to build a democratic, peaceful and prosperous nation.
*KAZENAMBO has been in the media for wrong reasons, surely he doesn’t deserve to be a minister, let alone a youth leader who fuels divisions in the nation. How on earth can a minister make such tribalistic and hateful remarks. He should be sacked as a matter of urgency. Leaders should lead by example, not by dividing the nation!
– Peace, Ruacana
*GIVE KK a full two-page interview to unburden his heart on a wide range of issues for us to understand him better.
*KAZENAMBO you gave me a headache. Have you lost it? You were my role model but now can you please get out of our way, we want perfect leaders. You are confusing our nation, Minister.
– Ben-jah Haushona
*WE are concerned about Mr Kazenambo who called us stupid and hungry like Boers. What is democracy and reconciliation?
*KAZENAMBO Kazenambo needs anger management classes!
*EVERYONE must now realise that there are two scenarios about Kazenambo. He has either lost the plot or there is some force behind him instigating him to cause a reaction from President Pohamba. I think it is time that the President puts his foot down. We as Swapo members are really sick of his utterances. The time has come for Pohamba to act decisively. He must show that the buck stops with him. The party needs disciplined cadres. He is the Commander in Chief and he has to show it to those who elected him.
– Fed-up Swapo member.
*MR Kazenambo as a minister you represent the Namibian Government. With that title comes a responsibility to control your outbursts even if a question offends you. Losing your temper and becoming aggressive leads one to believe that you might not be fit and proper to hold a ministerial post that carries such high responsibility. Perhaps you should get a publicist?
*KAZENAMBO utterances are not worse than the corrupt practices in this country. Now you want to expose him every time to divert the nation’s attention away from the real issues, for example the GIPF. Get real. The nation is not so blind. We are quite aware of the real intention. Kazenambo is not the state enemy here corruption is.
*KAZENAMBO’S mouth will bring about his downfall. Mark my words.
– James, Arandis
*KAZENAMBO is clearly exposed to tribalism at that level and when you are exposed to it you reach boiling point! The journalist just revealed what Kazenambo deals with in Cabinet! Maybe this is the reason why the Namibian Government has been accused by the media of not giving ‘attention’ to the genocide issue!
*I FULLY support Kazenambo. Journalists need to be more cautious about what they are asking. For every action there is a reaction. So why provoke KK and when he reacts it’s the top headline in the press? If the Government wants to eliminate ministers belonging to a certain ethnic group they should do it fairly and not be cowards sending people. These cowards sending journalists want KK to be fired or suspended because they are afraid he might be the next as he is a sharp and effective minister.
– Razikua Kaura
*KAZENAMBO Kazenambo, the statement that you made is an insult to all proud Oshiwambo people. Don’t create tribalism in this country. Action must be taken against you with immediate effect. What kind of leader are you?
*SHAME on you Kazenambo for calling your fellow Namibians “stupid and hungry”. We live in an independent country where racism is no longer allowed! Grow up and start acting like a grown man you are no longer a kid.
*MINISTER KK why do you always act so arrogantly? Do you want to be seen as the strongest or what? We are united in Namibia, or at least we are coexisting with one another, and believe me if what is said is true then the bond between our people will always be victorious over people with thoughts and actions like yours.
*MINISTERS must stop talking about one another at social gatherings. How could they discuss KK with a journalist? Surely that was in bad taste! This business of dog eating dog is not good! Kazenambo has a short fuse. Clearly this was a set-up. He wants a non-Oshiwambo president like the rest of us so what?
*MINISTER Kazenambo must control his temper but in this case he reacted the way most people would react (angrily) if they hear that their fellow comrades from Cabinet are backstabbing them. If someone comes to me and tells me what my colleagues are ‘saying’ I’ll tell that person that those colleagues are stupid. It is only stupid professionals who gossip with juniors. Ministers gossiping about another minister with a journalist is worse!
*KAZENAMBO has done it again! So now your ambush to trap Kazenambo has worked, what next? The Kaaronda fate? Keep it up guys like KK and Kaaronda. The truth will set you free.
A Place to Call Home
*CAN poor people afford to buy erf for N$75 000? Can the Swakopmund Municipality tell us?
In and From the Regions
Malaria mosquito at work.
*PLEASE Outapi Governor help us to clean our town to prevent malaria and snakes. It could also provide a job opportunity for people without work.
*MAYOR of Otjiwarongo what is happening to the road in Orwetoveni? There are holes everywhere which is dangerous for road users. And what is happening to the main road of Etambi, we are dying from the dust. Arrange a meeting with the chief executive officer or ask a former mayor how he succeeded in his duty.
*PLEASE Ministry of Health do something we need service at Warmbad clinic. We wait here for hours just to be told someone has to be injected in the location. After 17h00 there is no service. Babies are born at home. There are no more doctors visits twice a month.
*WHEN I go to the Ministry of Education for my loan document they always say it’s not printed out and I should come back the next day. When I go back it’s the same story. Please Dr Iyambo what should I do if I need to register and I don’t have N$5 220?
– Concerned student.
*MINISTRY of Education/Directorate National Examinations and Assessment please lengthen the marking duration or increase the number of markers for the learners’ benefit. Some markers are left a day before school shuts with bundles of unmarked scripts. This forces them to increase their marking speed and make serious mistakes. Team leaders and chief markers are also forced to rush in moderating scripts and in the end compromising learners’ scores.
– National marker, Omusati Region
*I WAS best taught to read by my mother as a child. Parents should get involved with their kids’ homework and place emphasis on important issues at home and support teachers in creating a better education system. Learning will be much more effective.
Law and Order
*CAN the City Police please respond to emergency calls from ratepayers who pay their salaries? Can they also appoint people who can speak the official language English to answer their phones.
*APPARENTLY poaching is rife in the Etosha National Park and rumour has it staff employed by Namibia Wildlife Resorts are allegedly involved?
*LET Namibia Breweries come up with two-litre beers.
Can be used for banking.
*CAN Standard Bank please wake up and give its customers cellphone banking. Look around you and get examples from other banks please!
*DON’T go to Old Mutual client services without a book to read while waiting to be served. You can basically start a novel and finish it before you are assisted. I spent a complete two hours in the queue at Mutual Tower in Windhoek before I could be attended to.
*MTC please stop advertising full-page adverts for the iPhone 4 S! I tried since last year without success! Please donate that money to the poor.
*HOW can MTC go to 4G if they cannot even get 3G to work?
Lost and Found
*I HAFENI Shafewange from Windhoek lost my ID and bank cards. If found contact me at 081-380-7097.
*I SALOMON T Patitu lost my most important file with all my certificates in Greenwell Katutura. Please contact me at 081-759-2206/081-300-4000.
*I FOUND a passport for Mr Milijala Lloyd Emmanuel Deen. Call Sir wa Mukube at 081-143-2629.
*I SIMON Naemi A lost my ID and my bank card in a taxi. If found please contact Simon on 081-281-8918.
n I LOST my documents in a taxi. They were in a blue Man United bag. If found please contact 081-808-7971 or 081-309-1116.
– Salmon Samora Basson
*ALINA Titus please collect your ID which was handed in at The Namibian. Ask for Yvonne English at editorial reception.
*I RONALD Himeekua Ketjijere lost my documents. Please call 081-237-0563 should you come across them.
Response to recent SMSes
*PLEASE Dr Iyambo and Dr Namwandi help us trainees from RVTC. We NTTC plumbers don’t have our Level 2 certificates. There was an error on the certificates where ‘pipe’ fittings was printed as ‘pipi’ fittings. We sent the certificates in October but have not received anything back.
The new certificates can be collected at the Rundu Vocational Training Centre.
For further information in this regard, please contact the Principal of RVTC, Mr Eriki Tjandja – 0811497195.
*TO the parent of a gay child. As you say we are born either gay or straight and I feel lucky that both my kids are straight and often remind them to be accepting of gay people and not add to their difficulties.
*I DELIVERED my two kids in Otjiwarongo maternity ward without any problem. Nurses are tops. Keep up the good work. I appreciated the care I and my babies received.
*YES Acacia High School needs books for the library. We would appreciate it.
*SENIOR citizens need books. Ring Oupa 081-308-7361 and I will collect.
*REGARDING a donation of books to schools, the Namibia Red Cross Society will be happy to receive some of the books for its after school centres for orphans at Rundu and Opuwo. The kids are attending primary and secondary schools and are supported by the Red Cross. Please contact Ms Rosemary Nalisa at 061-413766/ email email@example.com.
To be had on request.
*TO the person who is donating library books please come to Van Rhyn Primary School. We have a brand new library that needs books. Thank you.
*I STRONGLY support the SMS regarding the Public Service Medical Aid. It took me three weeks to get in touch with them. Let’s get serious about service delivery. Why do you ignore calls?
*TO Chiya-Chengina. The word bigot came to my mind after reading your SMS. The majority of car guards are very pleasant and are prepared to earn a living rather than wait for handouts. Their service is not compulsory, just say no when they offer their service.
*LET me be frank! A person doesn’t watch it the whole day! Porn is like having a collection of different music! Anti-Corruption Commission don’t look for excuses do your job and get the corrupt officials. Do not blame pornography!