Food for Thought
*DIRECTORS of Education. To improv results make sure al schools place Physical Education back on the timetable. (Many schools took it off!) PE makes the learners use their whole brain which enhances academic abilities.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*THE Namibian newspaper publishes stories based on facts, if the likes of John Walenga feel that lies are printed why not follow legal recourse? Why insult the editor of The Namibian by calling him Gwen Lister’s ‘kitchen boy’. The Villager editorial of last week. It is sad what level some will sink to once the truth exposes them! Thank you to the reporters of The Namibian for exposing the corruption and shady deals – the public has a right to know!
*HOW can the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tell African leaders to respect gay rights while we all know that two wrongs cannot make one right? That is why the gays and lesbians are even asking for the right to adopt, because they are on the wrong path.
*WE the kids of Daweb want the Ministry of Education to send our school books and give our school more attention and also to send teachers.
*MINISTER of Education please visit Eldorado Secondary School. Third week of school and learners are still without textbooks.
*SORRY Dr Namwandi - but why must teachers teach better and learners work harder when higher education institutions reject almost two thirds of the achievers before entry?
*DEAR Dr Iyambo I am very concerned about the Grade 12s at SI Gobs Secondary School in Omaruru. They have no Physical Science nor Mathematics teacher just like the last year when they had no teachers for the same subjects from July. Is there not anything that can be done? Teachers come and go.
*VAN Rhyn Primary School, what happened? The quality and quantity of your stationery is not the same as before. Please improve. We are paying stationery fees and want value for our money.
– Concerned parent
*PLEASE let the the Principal Medical Officer of Karasburg district hospital also visit Warmbad and Ariamsvlei and not only Noordoewer.
*PATIENTS being ignored is a norm at state hospitals. Its also a first come, first served process where the really sick person will have to wait for the less sick person to be treated first. There is no urgency from staff. You have to hope and pray to stay alive.
*SOME nurses at Windhoek Central Hospital especially from 4 West and 3 West have lost their passion, dedication and care for patients and their jobs. Every day one has to come and wash your family member and clean the wounds yourself while the nurses sit behind the desks and shout at you for coming to the hospital outside the visiting hours. But it’s due to their laziness and blatant rudeness that we have to come and clean the patients ourselves. Please Minister I beg you to visit the hospitals and observe for a day what goes on. Cleaners are learning from them to have a careless attitude and simply don’t clean properly.
*MINISTRY of Health. Nurses at Grootfontein please treat people properly. We patients come to hospital to get nice service but some of the nurses come with their frustrations which they take out on the patients.This is not good. Please nurses stop shouting at patients. We need good service like other hospitals. Talk to the patients, even those with mental illness, in a polite way.
Running the Show
*PRIME Prime Minister, with respect, when are you going to investigate the disgraceful performance, interference and generally unacceptable behaviour of Mr A Ndishishi? Is he doing what is best for all Namibians or is he only interested in himself and his businesses/associates! Please put a stop to this nonsense soon!
*WHY is the Government tender year taking so long to start? Companies that won the tenders were told in their appointment letter they are supposed to start as from January 2012 but up to now no work was given and we are approaching February already?
City Fathers Please
*CITY Fathers why is it that you give first options to first time buyers but still estate agents use the poor and landless to buy erven on their behalf? It’s unfair.
Law and Order
*NATIS please tell us have the numbers on taxis replaced the yellow lights? There is no more control over the numbers. Some are big and some small. Some are printed in a funny way.
*IS the Namibian Police aware of the strong smell of marijuana coming from the holding cells? Is it normal for a cell to smell like marijuana? This happens every Sunday afternoon according to my observations. Can Nampol investigate this?
City Fathers Please
Can be a nuisance.
*IS it allowed to operate quad bikes in the residential area? A resident from Rockview flats in Hochlandpark should please respect other residents. He make a lot of noise. Quiet please.
*CITY Fathers please! If you come to Namutoni Street there is one house that is very dirty inside and out. Please come and see it.
In and From the Regions
*IF you come to Okahandja’s Oshetu No 3 you will see the electricity cables everywhere in the streets. Doesn’t the Council see that shocks are a hazard for kids. We need electricity urgently please.
*KATIMA Town Council please look after your roads. Acting Chief Executive Officer tell your workers to pull up their socks. We want change like other regions.
*WE from Naango location in Ruacana need electricity. The Council has done nothing for us.
*CAN someone please answer my question? Did the father of Namibian nationalism Hosea Kutako, apart from a petition to the United Nations, at any stage propose an armed conflict to fight the colonial power? I wish to know how it was decided to take up arms.
*MR President this is just an idea. All tenders say over N$20 million should be checked and signed by your good self. Only if you are totally satisfied that no favouritism, corruption and involvement by any Government employee and their friends and/or relatives is involved! Self enrichment and influence on awards of tenders makes the rich, richer and the poor, poorer and is unacceptable!
– Local OAP on N$500 per month
*THE Anti-Corruption Commission must have the right to attend tender board meetings and to view all documents available to that board. There must be a rotation system at the ACC so that it is not the same person every time. I wonder if the history books used in our schools 50 to 100 years from now will mention the names of those who replaced a corrupt self-enriching system with another corrupt self-enriching system under the banner of a freedom struggle.
*I THINK the frequency of the African Nations Cup makes the tournament boring and uninteresting. I would like to advise CAF to consider holding the competition every four years. Poor attendance and empty stadiums are testimony to this in my view.
*NAMPOST is using a poor quality ink. That is why it only lasts for two weeks on their receipts and then it disappears.
Lost and Found
*FOUND. Passport for Charity Sinte Ferreira. Call 081-276-9224.
*I OIVA Wilka Ndamononghenda lost my ID. If found contact me on 081-619-0098.
*LOST wallet of Eberhard Spiess found! Call Axel 081-200-2156.
*THE Ministry of Agriculture has not paid us for cutline clearing in the North since October last year. Where is the problem?
Responses to recent SMSes
*THERE are lots of rehabilitation programmes currently being run at almost all correctional facilities in Namibia. Windhoek Central Prison is the best off because it is there that we started to implement scientifically tested rehab programmes since 2005. Please don’t mislead the nation! I am working there.
*THE SMS of the Day says it all! Evil is succeeding in our country because of the actions of same of the writers and custodians of our Constitution who continue to betray and disrespect our supreme law! Thus our President, as Commander in Chief, must not only take immediate action as per his initial promise to ensure that our Constitution is uphold by all, but also ensure that 2012 will be the year where Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and their immediate families will be banned from doing any business with Government during their entire contractual period with the State! This is the only ethical thing which will reinstate people’s trust that corruption and crime can and will be defeated! No-one is denying civil servants, and their immediate families the right to engage in business, but it morally very wrong and unethical to act as both employee and supplier for your employer!
*IN response to the ‘health hazard’ of January 26. How absurd, imagine ‘cleaners’ (Windhoek Central Hospital) refusing to clean the toilets and expecting patients to do it. 1. Why are they called ‘cleaners’. 2. Why are they there if they do not want to do their job. I think every respected human being will respect their job – no matter what it is. If you cannot do it – then quit. There will be some other people who will do it.
– Namibian in diaspora