Food for Thought
*GOVERNMENT claims 7 000 jobs have been created by the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (Tipeeg)? Now what we want to know is: at which institutions or companies, which positions and how many people employed by each institution or company.
*CORRUPTION and crime in our beloved Motherland is not only thriving but has become deep rooted because those we entrusted to be our custodians against a corrupt nation opted to remain silent and continue to ignore their fiduciary duties of trust!
Bouquets and Brickbats
*THE fact-finding mission to Namibia of Helen Zille, a South African opposition leader welcomed by Dr Hage Geingob, the Swapo vice president, the biggest ally of the ruling African National Congress (two so-called ex-terrorist organisations) should be publicised in a praiseworthy and encouraging way. This is a unique and a rare phenomenon in Africa.Yes Africa! We can.
*ROADS Contractor Company congratulations for going public with the procurement of property development services rather than appointing a chosen ‘expert’.Through such a process you should attract a wide range of ideas from which you yourself will select the most suitable. Furthermore this illustrates a sense of accountability and I am sure you will make a huge success of this venture. Ministry of Works, Government Institutions Pension Fund, Namibia Wildlife Resorts take heed of this.
*HILARY and staff at SPCA. Thank you so much for all your assistance with the horses from Okahandja. You are a hard-working dedicated team and we salute you! Well done.
*NEWSPAPERS are very quick to criticise the Government and to expose its wrongs but they remain reluctant to report exploitation, racism, conspiracies, unfair labour practices and other ills of the private sector. Shame on you!
*AS a citizen of this country I am very concerned about the large amounts of money being splashed around by the Ministry of Veterans Affairs! What about us who remained in the country and also suffered at the hands of the enemy? Don’t we deserve the N$50 000 payout. What would have happened if we had all left the country? This is a ticking time bomb.
City Fathers Please
*CITY Fathers please introduce a charge fee for throwing rubbish out of a moving car. This will keep our streets clean and maybe keep your high municipal fees down. Meaning you will spend less on cleaning streets. I am sure with your cameras around town this is possible!
Flooding in the North
*WHY should the Deputy-Minister go to the North to assess the flood situation while there are senior education officials, like the regional education director, in the region that can give reports on the situation.
*PLEASE Minister of Education your supervision is not up to standard when it comes to teachers’ recruitment. Hundreds of teachers are sitting home without jobs while principals are giving jobs to transferred teachers. Please investigate especially in Etayi Circuit, Omusati Region.
*THE Principal of Suiderhof Primary school please allow us parents who can only afford to pay the N$150 computer fees per term to do so. We cannot pay the N$450 all at once.
*MINISTRY of Health please investigate Onandjokwe hospital. Many staff members haven’t taken annual leave for years. As a result the co-workers suffer because they come late in the mornings. They take naps at tea times and during lunch hours with the excuse of being tired. This unproductiveness will bring this nation nowhere. All of this is to exchange these leave days for money. How can human beings work for over 10 years without taking leave?
Law and Order
*THE death of an inmate is caused by prison wardens who act too late. Now who is responsible for the damage?
In and From the Regions
*CAN Minister Kamwi please send his health workers to come and investigate Andara hospital pond. It’s seeping untreated sewerage into the river. We are tired of drinking dirty water.
More space would be good
*CAN the Ministry of Works please consider building a multiple lane road between Okahandja and Windhoek or at least construct passing lanes at 5km intervals. This road has many vehicles, curves and slopes that makes it difficult to overtake. Please do this urgently before more lives are lost.
*HARDAP Region has the potential when it comes to soccer. Please check sides like Kalkrand, Mariental and Gibeon.
– Gwen van Staden
*NBC news and radio there is no signal at Epalela.
*I WOULD like to play women’s soccer. Can anybody inform me where to go and get help.
Note: Contact Jacky Gertze at the Namibia Football Association’s Women’s Desk at 081-381-8851.
– Sports Desk
*I WOULD like to start athletics. Where can I get information? Call or text me at 081-483-7195.
Lost and Found
*I ROBERT Nong lost a file containing my passport and school certificates. If found please contact me on 081-323-5680.
*FOUND driving licence for BR Garises born 21-08-1982. Call 081-774-1854.
*I EVELINA Naitsuwe Amuthitu lost my ID in Windhoek. If found please contact me on 081-361-7413.
*I HELENA Nghuuyepa lost my ID, birth certificate and other documents in a white envelope in Windhoek. If found please call 081-478-7871 or 081-220-2318.
*GOVERNMENT complains of fishing companies not paying their levies. Calculate the amount owed and make those companies pay in the form of fish then distribute it to Government hospitals and school hostels were they need food.
– Thibayi, Walvis Bay
*WITH all the rhinos getting slaughtered why can't ranchers start ‘farming’ rhino horn? The horn is coarse hair that can be cut and then grows back. Sales could be made once a year as with ivory.
*WITH regard to NaTIS Windhoek overcrowding: why do they not approach high schools to allow school going candidates who wish to obtain a learner’s licence to write in one group? The learner’s licence test could become an optional exam that a student can take while still at school. This will go a long way in easing congestion at NaTIS offices.
*WHAT is the issue with the National Planning Commission? During census training I believe we gave our bank details? Now I am told to e-mail my bank details. With respect, we want our money that is overdue.
– Former Enumerator
*THE Anti-Corruption Commission must investigate the recruitment process at Helao Nafidi Town Council. They must start today because tomorrow will be too late.
– Hate nepotism
*I AM an MTC client. For years I used a 3-way conference on MTC. Towards the end of last year the service stopped working. When I reported the problem to MTC they told me that they never had such service. They say I probably used it at Leo. But I have never been a Leo client. The service was very good and I regularly made use of it. Now it is gone and no one seems to know anything. I really miss it.
*OKAKARARA Shell filling station please pull up your socks! Petrol gets finished every day. Why?
Responses to recent SMSes
*RESPONDING to the Damara who is fond of donkey meat. What is wrong with milking the donkey for human consumption? Cows and goats are also milked for human consumption. Please let us think before flooding our limited SMS space with unnecessary SMSes. The Namibian please go through SMSes for relevance. This has nothing to do with culture.
*REVEREND Amadhila cannot milk his donkeys but it is right to eat their meat? At least he came up with a solution to help the children! What are we doing about children that go hungry? Maybe we should act and do something, instead of criticising someone that obviously is. It is easy to point a finger but we tend to forget that the others point back at you. You have my respect, Reverend.
*WE don’t take our kids to private schools because we want to, but because government schools don’t take them. For example learners with German and English. If there is a Government school in town with Grade 8 let me know.