Food for Thought
*FOR N$3 billion we could electrify the entire country from renewable sustainable sources at stable prices and create tens of thousands of jobs, while saving billions every year for power imports. We can even aim at reducing the national debt by exporting power. Karas and Hardap regions could be the power houses of the region!
*IT was the Rundu mayoral [group] who were invited by their Chinese comrades to visit China so they can sell our land to the Chinese. Now is the Okahandja Mayor and his team on a Chinese-sponsored trip to China. What is going on in this Land of the Brave. The trip should be investigated very urgently. The Okahandja community wants to know who pays the bill for that trip or is it in exchange for something?
Bouquets and Brickbats
*THIS business of airlines charging punitive fees for changing a booking that is still months away without any explanation is off-putting.
*D&M Motors has been doing work for TransNamib for many years when it was still purely white-owned, but why has The Namibian only started investigating it now after prominent black businessman bought shares in it? Black people will never progress if we continue with jealousy and this pull him-him-down attitude. Tangeni Amupadhi and Tileni Mongudhi – I’m talking to you!
We need them.
*PARLIAMENTARY Standing Committee on ICT how can you ask principals about ICT, if the Government hasn’t provided primary schools with even a single computer for administration purposes. You are wasting public funds to travel around. Buy computers first, employ ICT teachers and then ask about the progress.
*I WAS disappointed at what I witnessed at the recent Osona Base recruit graduation ceremony. A senior police officer from the Aviation Security Division had an official vehicle (registration number supplied) idling with the engine running for more than three hours in order for the interior to be air-conditioned while his wife was sleeping on a reclined front passenger seat!
*AIR Namibia buys two planes. Is it to double the loss?
Get Well Soon
Dr Abraham Iyambo
*I WOULD like to wish Minister Abraham Iyambo well. Sir, fight whatever there is to fight; the country needs you urgently. Excellence is in too short supply, remember!
*DR Abraham Iyambo, please rest sufficiently and recuperate well my comrade. May God grant you all the strength for when you resume duties after six months.
*I WOULD like to wish our Minister of Education, Dr Iyambo, a quick recovery. Remember you are in my prayers. You are such a good person at heart, very committed to your work.
*I LIKED the editorial [in The Namibian] on Monday on Kazenambo. It is true that KK was out of line but he was also provoked and has been targeted: On August 15 2011, The Villager said that Kazenambo “represents the Ovaherero...” And the same words were repeated by Insight, which caused KK to lose it! However, as the editorial said, as a nation we should not allow anyone to say racial slurs. Many of our leaders have gotten away with ‘boers, baboons’, etc. If we condemn KK, we should do the same to all!
*IF Minister KK doesn’t deserve to be a minister, what about those ministries where corruption is rife? Do they deserve to be ministers?
*KK be informed that we as Namibians, especially Oshiwambo-speaking, don’t care what tribe the next president comes from. All we want is a competent leader able to take over the nation where the first leaders have left off and develop it further.
*OH KK, he was such a promising youth minister.
*MR KK you were my visionary leader but now you seem like a Maths teacher teaching agriculture. Wrongly positioned KK.
*KK, great power comes with great responsibility. If one loses it and slips, there are consequences. No one is above the Constitution, no matter their liberation credentials. Some lines are not to be crossed period.
– Albertus Kaveri
*WHEN KK was detained in Germany, I thought the problem was the Germans on that side but I can now clearly see where the problem lies. My minister!
*I WOULD advise Kazenambo to look across the border to South Africa. Malema is no longer a player simply because of his mouth. You have let your mouth lead you to your political grave. Namibia is bigger than the blood of one group, for all their blood waters our freedom. Our fathers died for this country and your mouth will not set the agenda.
*KK has done it again! We cannot blame KK for something we are all experiencing daily at all levels of society! Those Africans who say that we Africans are not tribalistic are hypocrites! The real issue is that like so many other African problems, we lack the capacity to manage tribalism!
*ON tribalism and KK! It is a wellknown fact that the majority of us Africans are tribalists and xenophobic – we actually know that ourselves and it is known at a global level! The only problem is that the moment somebody like KK speaks about it he is ‘criminalised’’! Maybe the only mistake KK made was not to suggest a solution!
*LET’S not generalise about KK’s verbal outburst! He directed his anger at a particular group of ministers who talked badly behind his back! If the shoe fits, wear it! Tribalism is here in this country and our political leaders are guilty of fuelling it. It is also true that there are some Namibians who feel that they are more Namibian than others and that they suffered for this country more than others. Therefore they are entitled to looting, plundering and sidelining others. This line of thinking must stop!
In and From the Regions
*FIRST it was Oshakati, now the Ongwediva Chief Executive Officer wants to destroy completed houses that cost so much money for the owners. Why are we allowing these things to happen voters? Illegal houses were built because the CEO and his people didn’t do their job.
*NAMWATER Rundu, the water problem at Andara is now affecting the hospital. We have been complaining since November 2011 and it seems we are being taken for granted. The only time we have water is at midnight. Please come and fix this mess because we are paying for what we are not using.
*PLEASE Nored, do you really have to read the complaints about your poor service in Oshikango in the paper? Every time it rains, your power goes off more than three times a day. Do something.
Running the Show
*THE Minister of Home Affairs must vacate her position with immediate effect! Her ministry is in a state of disgrace! There is a lack of accountability all the way through the chain of command. Why do we put up with this? The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health give answers but not Home Affairs!
Every school should have one.
*I BELIEVE that most problems in Khomas Education Region will be solved if more hostels are erected and every school is linked to a hostel.
*MINISTRY of Education, we need more qualified teachers for our school in Warmbad because our kids are not getting a proper education.
*THE new education system in the country is of quality and competitive. Learners are under-performing because very few learners have a clear vision of tomorrow. We need to motivate the learners, give them career guidance early so that they can match their capabilities and future plans. Only then will learners have a clearer view of tomorrow and that will make them more focused and work hard to achieve constructive goals in life.
*INTERNATIONAL University of Management, the staff in the exam department are not doing their job. We need our academic records to apply for vacancies. Management, please do something about it.
*MINISTRY of Education, I wonder whether you consult experts when making policies. Concerning your pregnancy policy, is it fair that you allow girls to go to school until eight months pregnant? Consider maternity school uniforms also.
*WOERMANN Brock Damara location please stop selling expired meat.
City Fathers, Please
*CITY of Windhoek’s Gert Cloete, is the Goreangab water fit for irrigation of lawns or vegetables? Don’t gamble with human health and life. And for fruit and veggie store in Windhoek, please label your vegetables so that we know the origin of what we eat.
*WE here in Goreangab in the Barcelona houses are paying N$200 a month only for water and most of the time the water is closed. Why are you doing this while we pay for your service? And why can you not provide every household with its own water meter?
– R Tjizuvarero
They damage vehicles.
*DOES no municipal official ever drive through Martin Neib Street which is one big pothole?
*‘OPEN File’ must visit Ileni location in Keetmanshoop to see what conditions people are living in.
Law and Order
*PLEASE Windhoek Police Station commander, go outside your office and see the queue of people waiting to certify their documents. Place more officers to help the nation.
How many is too many?
*CAN the City of Windhoek tell us the definition of overloading? If they find you with six people in a sedan car then there is a fine of N$2 000. But City of Windhoek buses are overloaded with passengers every morning. They need to obey the rules of the road. Please help.
*WHAT are the road rules for learner drivers? In my days it was the instructor and the pupil only on public roads. It seems it has changed – it’s now the instructor and all his pupils.
*THERE are stories going around that after March one can only get a learner’s licence after the age of 21. Can NaTIS please advise on this?
*IT has been revealed that senior legal practitioners are involved in the GIPF scam. Is the Law Society of Namibia doing something about this?
Touring is our business.
*I WOULD like to know were one can report foreign tour operators who don’t want to pay us after we have taken tours for them in neighbouring countries. Please advise us.
– Local tour guides
*SOME students are really in big trouble, especially those studying travel and tourism. They don’t know where to go after their studies because it seems there are no companies for them in Namibia.
*CAN MTC stop sending SMSes to advertise the one hour thing in the middle of the night while we are sleeping? Calls and SMSes during night time are for emergencies! That’s poor customer service.
*THERE is no MTC connection at Okalongo! Please MTC, you are failing us. Do something urgently.
– Sir Tsotso
*YET another mess from Standard Bank. New website introduced with pomp and fanfare. What a dud, a damp squib! Been there before with the localisation project. Poor cut-over to new systems, no SMS banking! And the audacity to register ‘Moving forward’ as a trademark?
*MOBIPAY, why are you not selling pre-paid electricity in the northern regions with Nored? Why must the convenient services always be in Khomas and Erongo regions only? We are also Namibians and we need the services as well.
– Paulus Eenhana, Ohangwena
Lost and Found
*I PANDULENI Penipawa Shimhanda lost my ID and other cards in Windhoek. If found please contact 081-329-6489.
*NGHIKONGELWA Imanuel Tuutali you lost you full birth certificate. Please call me on 081-778-5904.
*I MARVIN Tjitjaa Kapetua lost my grade 12 Certificate and other certificates. Please call me at 081-330-6658 if you come across them.
*I ANNA Johanna Pakisch (born July 1991) lost my wallet with ID and student card. If found please contact 081-482-7990.
*I LUISE Neshani Shivute born 21 March 1990 lost my wallet with my with ID other documents. If found call/SMS 081-747-3888.
*I TEOFILIA Hifindwako lost my ID in Tsumeb. If found please contact me on 081-462-7779.
*I JULIANA MT Ashipala lost my ID and my bank cards. Please contact me on 0812069509 if found.
Responses to recent SMSes
*Phone: 081 658 6660 to reach Joseph Matsuib’s upholstery business.
*TO the person who talked about corporal punishment, on February 7, in your newspaper, it’s because corporal punishment has been dropped that our education system is going backwards.
*THE parents with the gay child should not be concerned with what other people say or think but rather on what God says in Leviticus 18 to 20.