*WELL done headmaster Kandjii! Learners who are on time are the ones to care about, those who are not present in class, not just through the gate by the time school starts, obviously don’t care about their own education. Latecomers deserved to be locked out as you are wasting my tax. Don’t also waste other learners’ opportunities by disrupting class and then causing trouble with a headmaster who is taking his responsibilities seriously. You should learn from him.
Food for Thought
*IT’S a bit unfair for teachers to ‘detain’ all learners after school if two make a noise in class. Think of those parents who fetch kids in Eros proceed to Suiderhof and only then drive home to Dorado over short lunch hour. Surely other disciplinary means could be engineered.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*THANKS to the Fire Department for the quick response on Sunday night at Jenner Court.
*WE in the Kavango Region are looking forward to the reshuffle of the regional governors and their advisors becoming a reality. Governor Hanse-Himarwa welcome to the Kavango Region. Viva His Excellency President Lucas Hifikepunye Pohamba.
*WINDHOEK public library please recall your staff whom you have sent out and reopen. Do you know what an injustice you are doing to readers and students?
*SOME taxi drivers lose their temper when corrected on their driving behaviour. Like the case with taxi S* who got so mad he swore at me while my three-year-old listened and then pretended or wanted to get out of his car to start a fight, making the child panic. How long still do we have to endure this kind of behaviour? People’s lives are at risk daily with this aggression and recklessness.
City Fathers Please
*DOES not being able to buy a house in town mean we must suffer because we live in Katutura? The Bam Bam bar in Golgota Street is a big headache. We do not have peace any more. Their loud music goes on from early morning until late at night from Monday to Sunday. They park their cars anywhere in the street sometimes even in the middle of the road. They speed up and down and we fear for our children’s lives. If it’s not fights and loud arguments then there is the smell of urine on our walls. City of Windhoek please help us we are unhappy in our own homes. Why does the City license bars in residential areas? We did not even sign for this approval.
*CITY Police we are tired of waiting for the names of people who applied for the posts you advertised last year.
Law and Order
*WHO is the inspector at Gibeon police station? A case was reported on Friday and they said the car was in Mariental. How many cars does Gibeon have?
What about the jackpot machines?
*IS there still a gambling law in Namibia? And if so why so many unlicensed gambling jackpot machines whose owners don’t pay income tax. Is that legal?
*WHERE can HIV+ people with a very high CD4 count who are still strong and in a good state of mind get life cover? It is pathetic and discriminating if there is none.
*ESTER Nghipondoka, Director of Education in Omusati beating up teachers? It was a big shock. Thanks that the poor teacher did not retaliate. Shame on you Director.
*SHAME on the Director of Omusati Education region for assaulting a poor teacher for bringing a newspaper in a conference room. She must stop treating teachers as her kids.
*MADAM Anna Nghipondoka, Director of Education for Omusati Region, do you honestly expect teachers to respect you after dragging, beating and shaming that young teacher just because he was reading a newspaper in the meeting? All Etayi Circut teachers witnessed this last Friday. Please apologise.
*THE Polytechnic of Namibia’s health courses like Bio-medical Science, Environmental Health and Emergency Medical Care only took 15 people this year. Hundreds of learners want to do those courses. Must they do courses that they don’t like? This is what promotes failure! Please Ministry of Education take action.
*MINISTRY of Education please help Friedrich Awaseb Secondary School in Grootfontein. We need computers, a laboratory, staffs toilets and classrooms because we do not have enough. Thank you, from the learners.
*WHY spend a year doing a Namibia Training Authority bridging course and then be sent home to wait for calls while the others are already at technikons and vocational training centres.
*PROFESSORSHIP is now a joke really. Unpublished rectors and/or vice chancellors of our local institutions are now professors. Any other title I can vie for please?
*TO the learner who walks from Havana to Highline Secondary School start waking up early to get to school early. Stop being lazy, be disciplined. I used to walk from Goreangab to Namutoni Primary School in Donkerhoek and I was never late for school.
*WHY can’t the private dentists give bursaries or holiday jobs to students studying in South Africa? Vision 2030? A nation with its own health personnel. Please assist.
*NBC why don’t you make your programme ‘The Week That Was’ into one hour of hotly debated, analytical, political entertainment by expert political commentators instead of a 30-minute joke of a ‘serious’ debate programme. Mr Aochamub what is wrong here? Make it a competition to ‘1 on 1’. Thank you.
*THE current NBC is no longer the NBC we used to know. Even the news is just headlines that are being broadcast and no details. What is going on?
*I’M so disappointed in NBC. When our own musicians die, they are easily forgotten but when Americans die their music is played over and over. When Jackson Kaujeua was alive he sang for every important person that died but when he died nothing was ever done!
*I WOULD like to express myself on the disorganisation from the side of the National Planning Commission. It has been more than five months and the census office has not yet paid the enumerators the money that they worked for on the extra days. We just want them to give us what they owe us.
– Concerned citizen.
*CAN anyone please help? Can one still register for war veterans’ benefits?
In and From the Regions
*OPUWO Town Council for more than a decade we have been waiting for electricity at Otuzemba but only new locations are getting it eg Onduunjee.
– Concerned resident
*FNB why are our salaries displayed as paid to account on cellphones whilst it’s not yet cleared? Like today 19 February on Sunday whilst our pay day is the 20th.
*STANDARD Bank! Your system is a mess! I got paid today but to my surprise, no money in my bank. Rectify your system you are frustrating us! No cellphone banking! Nothing but poor service! A statement costs me N$19 and the bank charges are high!
*PLEASE One Africa bring back e-tv. We were enjoying it very much. Wrestling was my favourite programme.
Responses to recent SMSes
*NAMIBIA Airports Company does not weigh in luggage, airlines do. A little research will show there is a big difference between NAC and Air Namibia.
*THE person who wants the head of Operations at NAC must realise that this company does not own planes nor passengers, airlines do, but he nevertheless coordinates emergency response services on behalf of all stakeholders. Further more there is no such thing as a perfect emergency drill.
*IT’S true Moses Chikwalakwala (28 August 1969 – 27 April 1993) was one of the Zambian players who perished in the aviation accident. He is not forgotten.
*THE reader is indeed right that there was a player with the name Moses Chikwalakwala (Chiqualaquala) in the Zambian team that perished in the 1993 Gabon crash. He played in Zambia’s 4-0 win of Namibia on 25 October 1992 but did, however, not score any goal in that match. The goals in that match were scored by Patrick Banda (2) and Kelvin Mutale (2).
*Although he played a pivotal role, Chikwalakwala did also not score in the return match on 20 January 1993 which also ended 4-0 in Zambia’s favour. The goals in that match were scored by Charles Musonda, Kalusha Bwalya, Kennan Simambe and Wisdom Chansa. Our own Ronnie Kanalelo was Man of the Match despite letting in four goals. That’s how active he was between the sticks.
– Isack Hamata