Food for Thought
*I FIND it extremely strange that the government is giving tractors to the war veterans. How can this happen? Tractors have extremely high maintenance costs. How can these people manage to maintain them in the long-run once the warrantee has expired?
Bouquets and Brickbats
*THANK you The Namibian for helping us to have our say! To Adv Walters the Ombudsman, viva to you, viva! for standing up for the helpless against these economic ‘thugs’. Now let’s also tackle the inflated land and house prices!
n KUDOS to our Ombudsman for standing up for the rights of the poor. We wish him well.
*A BIG thank you to Minister !Naruseb for introducing the Professional Valuers Professional Bill. This was long overdue. It is high time that the exploitation especially by the estate agents who are the main culprits comes to an end. The house prices in Ludwigsdorf are ridiculous!
*THANK you so much FNB for introducing prepaid electricity payment. No more queues for me.
*GIVE our Swapo back. Where is the time when we fought for freedom, liberty and justice? When The Namibian’s office was bombed? When our leaders were imprisoned? When we were chased by Koevoet from the Swapo meetings under the trees, the students’ uprising – one Namibia, one nation? When we stood together and fought against apartheid? Now we fight each other for self-enrichment, calling each one names, discriminating. We defeated AG8 now we have to fight against divide and rule. Did we forget where we came from? Let’s fight for economic freedom, tolerance, love and appreciate each other as children of our beloved country. Our ancestors must be turning in their graves. Aluta continua!
Politics in General
*AMERICAN imperialist double standards are a disgrace. Whilst trying by all means to overthrow the legitimate Syrian government as they did in Libya, and while demonising Iran, they are actively backing unpopular and repressive regimes in Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia etc.
*I CONGRATULATE Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe on his 88th birthday. May he live long and be our source of inspiration. The tragedy is that Africans will only realise after 30 years that he was one of the greatest leaders out of Africa.
– JS Konjore, history teacher, Karasburg.
*MY question is straightforward. Can or must every region do its own thing with regard to education? Is there a fixed guideline directing the regions in same way?
*WHY is the Namibia Training Authority refusing to give us loans when we have been admitted to study abroad? We have been admitted in India and we want to study.
Running the Show
*WHAT’S going on at Ministry of Finance VAT department? I have now received Final Demands for 3 VAT returns for late submission. I paid each one before the 25th and have proof! Perhaps it is time that the Minister looks into her department and why the work is not done properly.
– An honest citizen
In and From the Regions
*NO development in Ongulumbashe. The country’s most important historic place is being neglected. Twenty-two years after Independence and it still has the worst gravel road. Government must do something!
*THE Government should do something. Why are our people suffering in Namibia with a population of about 2.2 million? People in Okahao do not have access to drinking water. How on earth do people live like that. Let’s care about our fellow citizens.
– M Nangolo
*HEALTH inspectors come and observe health hazards at some flats at Oukwa in Outapi. There are more than 40 men and women sharing one toilet and one shower. Business people you should consider other people’s welfare as well. Please act while is not too late.
– Outapi resident.
*I AM tired of the Helao Nafidi Council and Nored. Power failures for hours almost every day and nobody warns us in advance. Going to bed on an empty stomach, food going bad in fridges, work and all else delayed because of their negligence is unacceptable!
City Fathers Please
*CAN the parking area at the horseshoe market in Katutura Central not be expanded or revamped? Customers struggle over weekends. Accidents or fights may occur if attention is not given to this problem.
*COMRADE Kandjii, councillor for Katutura Central please help. During weekends parking at the horseshoe market at the Single Quarters is a disaster! It is not safe and people park the way they want. There is no control. Now most of us are scared to go there over weekends despite our tailors being there. Please investigate maybe something needs to be done.
*I WAS very shocked and devastated to find my house in darkness and dry for no apparent reason since my account was paid up. Although I received an apology from the debtor clerk who assisted me, it was not easy to let it go just like that. Therefore, I would like to urge the staff of the City of Windhoek to perform their duty with due diligence so that further embarrassment can be avoided.
– Michael Mwetulundila, Samora Machel Constituency
*THE wards of old patients in most hospitals are user unfriendly because the beds are so high that senior citizens cannot get off without assistance.
*LONG-SERVING teachers also need an award like in other public services because without them there would be no performers in other services.
*IN the Southern African Development Community and other countries, soldiers have a union. Why do our soldiers in Namibia not have a union?
*CAN the Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-through in Windhoek town centre please stop short- changing its customers. On more than five occasions I’ve had to get out of my vehicle to argue for my correct change. It’s really disappointing.
n WHY don’t the tellers in the banks show you the amounts when it comes to coins? We as bank users want to double check their work.
– Concerned bank user
*STANDARD Bank Swakopmund I think the MD or CEO should take this up. I’ve been in this queue for 34 minutes already and there are 57 people with only two extremely slow tellers and no management around! What happened to customer service?
*WHAT a waste of time! 85 minutes in a queue at Standard Bank Swakopmund and they only have two tellers.
*STANDARD Bank service is really bad. My debit orders were not deducted on the 20th as I signed for. This is poor service. I do not know if the same will happen this month. It’s a nightmare. I wish I was paid in cash.
*IT appears that the teller points in FNB banks are just for impressive decoration because they are all never operational at the same time. Out of seven tellers at the Ausspannplatz branch, only two were open on February 28. Standing for one hour and 30 minutes to get service was the last straw.
*BLUE Financial Services I get a salary of more than N$3 500 but your system always has my name on “not affordable”. Do you update your system on regular basis? Not to talk about the poor customer service. Is it worth having a branch in Otjiwarongo?
Responses to recent SMSes
*I WONDER if there would have been all this childish ‘bull’ had the writing on the chopper been Chinese Airforce or Russian Airforce?
*THE Namibian newspaper did not violate any privacy law when they wrote about Sydney Martin and his wealth. They were simply reporting a court case involving Martin versus disgruntled business associates.
*I THINK to rotate new governors at this stage does not make sense. It will only delay the implementation of projects. They understand best what their people need in their areas. To post a new governor to a region where he/she doesn’t understand the local language and culture will only create more problems.
*THE only solution to have a competent board of an institution is for people to apply to become one. Appointment by a line minister is in itself corrupt.
*PASTORS flocking from other countries to Namibia. Not all pastors come with bad intentions. Some pastors are helping us to discover our value through the word of God. We get spiritual healing and deliverance from problems which our old church could not do for us. A suggestion is that all the churches must register with the authorities where they can be controlled.