Food for Thought
*CAN someone please tell me how many people have been resettled from the rural areas?
*TERMINOLOGY makes a big difference in ‘telling it like it is’. Where appropriate it would be great if The Namibian used the word theft instead of corruption, public servants instead of government officials and public money rather than government funds.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*THUMBS up for Mr Kalifeni Shatona (businessman, Ongwediva). He is really doing a very good job on NBC Oshiwambo service by explaining financial management and other topics on how to run a business, etc. His explanations are so educative and clear. I wish he could do it on National Radio as well. It clearly proves that we have excellent talented people in the community whose contributions/presentations could be beneficial to many. Keep up the wonderful work sir in educating the nation. You have the nation at heart and we need people like you.
– Gwamoonda, Oshakati
*LYING on their backsides, fists in the air and with the words ‘we want’ on their lips. I’d rather give a job to the next car guard I meet than any of those so-called struggle children. At least with him I know he’s actually doing something by himself.
*WOULD you kindly ask the former editor Gwen Lister to give regular relative subtitles for each and every column she writes. I know ‘Political Perspective’ is synonymous with all her articles. But it is too vague and way too broad for one to get the main idea without having to go through almost the whole article. Many thanks.
Business as Usual
*BARCLAYS commits fraud in the euro economy and is allowed to buy a Namibian bank? Are our regulators really protecting us?
Running the Show
*MINISTER Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila I would like to know what happened to the N$50 increase we (pensioners) were supposed to be getting as of April 1 but until now has not been paid. Life is getting more expensive by the month.
Note:The budget has to be approved first and then the Ministry of Finance instructed to go ahead with payouts, which are backdated.
– News Desk
*THE July 3 SMS said that only Swapo was electing their office bearers. The Rally for Democracy and Progress has already elected their office bearers in some political regions and is still busy holding election in other regions too.
*A QUICK visit to any shebeen will highlight that they destroy many more lives than they save. Let politics not be the deciding factor here, let our dedication to the future of this lovely country guide us.
*DEAR Minister Iyambo please give attention to our No 1 library in Windhoek and we want our staff members back!
*INVESTIGATIONS should be made into whether Unam lecturers really mark or just get marks out of their head. Since the media was able to get information regarding the sex for marks scandal, why can’t it do the same here? We’re really struggling. They give us simple exams and then all of a sudden we fail. How? Plus their remarks are useless.
*WHY on earth does the Unam main campus have to change the exam time table like when a student, who was supposed to write on July 5, turned up on the day to hear the exam was already written on July 3.
*MINISTRY of Health please do something about Donkerhoek clinic. Why is it that this clinic always has a shortage of nurses? You can come very early but they start with treatment at 11h00.
*THE vast majority of cancer sufferers in the country don’t have medical aid and cannot afford to be treated in South Africa. There is only one treatment unit in operation at present and this has been the case for many months. People have been known to lose their jobs due to time wasted in the waiting room.
Law and Order
*SOME clarity required. Is Magistrate Shaanika dismissed from the public sector or only removed from her current post?
*NATIS in Swakopmund should find a better solution to accommodate more learner’s licence applicants as the current system which only allows for 48 people twice a week is not working out. People come as early as 03h00 to be selected as the first 48 only at 08h00. Hire more markers or set up an exam hall. And people who have failed the exam should be tagged and not accepted twice in one week to give chance to others. There is also corruption in the queues now.
*HOW many Anti-Corruption Commission cases against some one must you have to be eligible for a position on a board of directors. I want to empower myself?
*HOW can the City of Windhoek allow private investors to service and sell the land? Why can’t the City also get a loan from Old Mutual and service the land itself? Who is behind this? Where are we going as nation? I know most people became millionaires overnight through land deals in Namibia and this situation cannot be tolerated any further! Stop abusing power! Don’t you know that the majority of Namibians are finding it difficult to make ends meet?
*CITY of Windhoek please replace your main switch at Oshitenda. Every night we are in the dark. Should we not cook or watch news and must our kids not study?
*I SUPPORT the caller last night regarding shebeens being first to mushroom in all newly allocated suburbs. Can’t we please live in peace in a shebeenless ‘new area’. We challenge the City of Windhoek to give us a peaceful location for once. Or maybe the authorities have lost against ‘shebeenism’?
*NBC why did you move the indigenous language news to the morning time slot while most of us are at work? We working people would also love to watch the news.
Lost and Found
*I FOUND an ID card for Mr Swartz Hiskia from Windhoek. Please call me at 081-337-9258.
*I FOUND an ID for Kurtz Letitia Chelica. Please call to 081-280-8721 to get it.
*SHINDONGO Moses Ipinge lost his ID. Please 081-349-9884 if found.
*I LOST my ID between Keetmanshoop and Windhoek. My name is Elastus Nepando at Ondungulu. Please contact 081-628-7799 if found.
*I HAUSHAMA Mauritio Dumeni Shaggy lost my wallet with my documents in Windhoek. If found please contact 081-820-9673.
*I MANDUME Wustrow from Windhoek lost my wallet with all my documents on June 28. If found call or SMS 081-295-6095.
*I VICTORIA Panduleni Shikulo lost my wallet in Windhoek with various cards and my ID. If found please contact me at 081-214-2885.
*PEP Store Okuryangava people are forced to leave handbags at the parcel counter. What type of customer care is that?
Responses to recent SMSes
*I AM surprised at the statement by General Martin Shalli saying kids from abroad are special and not like any other kids. To us, whose parents have never been abroad, it is a serious insult. The Plan fighters could not have survived the fight if were they not helped by our parents inside the country. Now they do not want to be witnesses for the victims who suffered from the ‘makakunya’ beatings and torture because of feeding and accommodating the Plan fighters. I was made to understand that they sacrificed to fight for the freedom of this country, but now all benefits go to them and their kids.