Food for Thought
*AS the money taps for the political fat cats dried up at the Government Institutions Pensions Fund (GIPF) new ones opened at the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (Tipeeg).
Bouquets and Brickbats
*LOOKING at the picture on the souvenir page of the internal Swapo leadership, all of them are deceased, let their souls rest in eternal peace.
*ADVERT from the Ministry of Education “the national examinations are high steak examinations...” I prefer fillet!
Note: We have been caught out by the spellchecker too!
– News Desk
*WHAT’S wrong with our Namibian veterans? You were given N$50 000 in cash and now you have again asked for N$200 000 in cash. What were you fighting for? Were you fighting for independence or was the aim money? You were given N$50 000 but you wasted it.
*CAN I also refuse a breathalyser and blood test seeing as Permanent Secretary Ndishishi didn’t have to and those charges were dropped?
*SO Ndishishi refused a breathalyser and blood test and wasn’t banged up in a cell overnight and is not to blame for being clueless about the highway code? What a good example to our youth. It seems he knows his way around a tender document better than he knows his way around Swakopmund! The two-tier state has arrived.
– Martin, Acacia
*A PRECEDENT. If Ndishishi is allowed to refuse the test, so can we all!
*IS Comrade Ndishishi above the law? Refusing to give blood, refusing to ‘blaas’. Wasn’t there a similar case in Windhoek? Anyway, Neckartal Ndishishi, tenders Ndishishi and now negligent driving and a slap on the wrist. It must be a good feeling to be Andrew Ndishishi. The law just doesn’t apply to him!
*QUITE obviously we have two sets of laws here in Namibia. Can someone in the Government please explain why the charges against Andrew Ndishishi were withdrawn? If he can refuse a breathalyser and blood test, so can every other Namibian. The law should not be allowed to be discarded because he holds a position in the Government! He could just as well have caused an accident which resulted in fatalities!
*PEOPLE who attack the character of journalists are really petty. Exposing corruption and other issues are against progress. Companies like D&M getting questionable tenders are facts. Tangeni Amupadhi and Tileni Mongudhi do not need to be jealous of anyone to report about that. Keep telling it like it is.
*CAN NBC and The Namibian find out from the Ministry of Health on behalf of the nation, particularly Windhoekers, what is taking them so long to reopen the maternity ward? I think the nation deserves to know. They are the ones that footed the bill for the renovation.
*CAN the Health Minister tell the nation, especially the taxpayers, why it is taking so long to reopen the maternity ward at Windhoek Central Hospital? In 2010 there was talk it was going to be reopened in September. We are now in 2012 and the maternity ward is still not in operation!
*MINISTER of Health please could you send doctors to Gobabis clinic because we hear of them but don’t see them. We have been sitting from 08h00 and it is now 11h00.
*CENTRAL Hospital private wards please check if all the toilets are working properly because we pay a lot of money and we need proper service.
*HOW is it possible that a single classroom block has taken more than a year being renovated but it is still not completed? Is the Permanent Secretary or Minister aware of this?
– Lusese Combined School
*KK vs Cabinet! Fellow Namibians let us save ourselves, the Government and in particular the Cabinet, big embarrassment! A person of KK’s intellect and public standing will not say the things he said unless he is very angry and KK will not be that angry unless he was provoked by his fellow ministers! Something somewhere in Cabinet went wrong! Those responsible must apologise to KK in front of President Pohamba – end of the story!
*I AM disturbed by the fact Minister Kazenambo still believes that the journalist who interviewed him is an enemy. Whose? The Constitution allows people to choose who or what they want to be. Does he really believe that the whole of Namibia will believe that he did not utter tribal statements? What would the journalist who interviewed him gain by making it up?
*I AGREE with KK, it’s true there is division in this country.
*KK beware of your utterances. In Rwanda former national leaders are being tried for crimes against humanity for comments like yours which have the potential of igniting tribal wars. Kenya is another example. Emotion is the wind that blows reasoning out of the window!
In and From the Regions
*USAKOS municipality is technically speaking bankrupt and now the suspended Chief Executive Officer has been requested to re-apply for the job. Who is fooling whom? Hakaseb is drowning in its own sewage and the town is as dirty as ever. Mr Mayor you have failed completely.
Our’s taste strange.
*PLEASE NamWater we can’t drink the water in Okaukuejo. It smells like Jik and gives us stomach pains. Please put something in that water.
*CAN the Chief Executive Officer of Kalkrand Village Council tell us when the road interlocking project will start. We are jobless and want work. You said it’s a community project and not open for tenders.
City Fathers Please
*CITY of Windhoek please activate the three-point traffic light system at all major traffic intersections during all peak hours – morning, lunchtime and knock-off times. We pay to use the roads so please take our pleas to heart.
A Place to Call Home
*WHAT happened to the civil servants’ housing scheme review that was concluded in November 2011?
*THE Anti-Corruption Commission must initiate an urgent investigation into the land sale in Rundu. This is a big case.
*ANTI-CORRUPTION Commission, investigate the N$100 000 at the Woman and Child Protection Unit in Windhoek which was donated by Metropolitan.
– Concerned Feminist!
Law and Order
*ADDING to the overloading situation, can somebody inform me why NaTIS writes on your licence disc two people for bakkies, 15/16/10 people for minibuses and five for sedan vehicles? The police and traffic officers don’t care.
*CAN we please get the contact details for Gerson Claasen who is selling seedlings.
Note: Call 081-780-0967 or 261765
– News Desk
Lost and Found
*I CORNELIUS Lovis lost a black wallet in the Ohangwena, Engela and Oshikango area with my ID and bank cards. Please contact 081-463-7726.
*I FOUND the student card, ID, and bank cards in Windhoek for Nafimane Shidute Mwaetako. Call Mrs P Shipanga 081-249-7587.
How long is too long?
*OFFICIAL working hours. Can the Cabinet address the issue of lunch hours. One hour is very short. Can we not have lunch from 12h00 to 14h00?
*MINISTRY of Home Affairs you should recruit new people. How long must my ID stay there? They say three months and after six months mine is still being processed. People get real.
Responses to recent SMSes From Standard Bank
*IN response to an SMS that appeared in Tuesday’s The Namibian, Standard Bank Namibia responds:
Thank you very much for providing us the opportunity to respond. The new Internet Banking interface was launched on 6 February 2012, consequent to that there are slight changes to the navigation process and terminology used. We humbly apologise to our esteemed customer for the frustration experienced and inconvenience caused with Internet Banking. We have uploaded an Easy Guide on Internet Banking that will enable you to navigate more easily on the new Internet Banking interface.
Please contact us at info@standard bank.com.na or call 081 9286 if you have any more questions about this.
Remember, we will never contact you telephonically or via email to request your card number and PIN.
*SORRY Ida Hoffmann but you misinterpret the ‘apology’ given by Ambassador Lindner. Germany will not and cannot officially apologise and neither will there be any reparations paid. This is due to European and historical contexts which most of us Namibians (and most Europeans!) are not familiar with. We have to accept it.
*I AGREE with the SMS on February 8 that MTC should stop sending us messages about their free hour in the middle of the night. You are disturbing our peace.