Food for Thought
*NO wonder the Electricity Control Board is not looking after the end-user. They are too busy enriching themselves.
*THE government says it does not have money for computers at schools countrywide. But we government employees dispose of a lot of working computers every four years at auctions, while some are still rotting in our storerooms. Why can’t you have computer labs to refurbish these computers and take them to schools for our kids to learn how to use them? We need good planners in this country to solve the many problems affecting our nation!
Bouquets and Brickbats
*I SALUTE Mr Paulus Noa for a job well done at the Ministry of Education and I request he does the same investigation at the Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs.
*UNBELIEVABLE! Monday morning and the principal and teacher sit drinking alcohol. There is a dark future for our children.
*SPITTING and urinating in public is very bad manners. Always the men. Educate people!
*I REALLY appreciate the information on housing that you make available to the general public. However I find it difficult to interpret it when many figures are presented in paragraphs and not in table format. I believe it is easier to make sense of a table as opposed to sentences when stats are concerned. That said, thanks for explaining the intricacies contained in the information; this cannot be explained in table format. Thanks and keep doing a good job.
Children of the Struggle
*WILL Namibia’s national leaders and ‘the struggle children’ please come together and handle the matter at hand in a mature way. The whole ordeal is really unnecessary. President Pohamba should intervene or delegate someone to take care of this matter before we observe more accidents. On another note, ‘struggle kids’ are no different from children of the same age who grew up in Namibia. The moment we start treating people in groups, we are discriminating against others, and discrimination, fellow Namibians, is a crime. We all know this from the colonial era.
*THE ‘struggle kids’ have the right to lawful employment in this country. The Namibian Constitution says so. Namibia has enough capital and resources for all. If the government allows corrupt officials to steal million of dollars of taxpayer’s funds for self-benefit, the problem is mismanagement. The parents of some of these ‘struggle kids’ died for the free Namibia of today. The person(s) who ordered this treatment of the children must be brought to book immediately.
*IF the ‘struggle children’ are as destitute as they claim, why are they compounding their problems by having babies as well?
*IS this country for those who went into exile only? Their parents were given jobs. What about us who were born and suffered in the country?
*WHOEVER thought that Swapo cadres would one day run to Phil ya Nangolo’s Human Rights office to get his sympathy and solidarity in the saga between them and the Swapo government after he was always denigrated by the party. This tells us that in today’s world there are no permanent friendships, nor are there permanent enemies.
*DR Abraham Iyambo welcome back to the office. When is your next trip to the sinking Titanic Unam? Advice: the sooner the better. All the best with your visit.
*WHY do state owned enterprises pay for their employees to study oversees? What is wrong with Namibian institutes? Where is the Team Namibia spirit? Makes you wonder.
*CAN the Polytechnic staff please pull up their stockings! It’s the start of the term and we’re all impatient. The person behind the counter had over 50 people in a line but still found time to make a personal call to reflect on a “gevaarlike” weekend.
*I AM a newly appointed head of department in Ohangwena and am attending a conference for the newly appointed HoDs. To my surprise, 80 per cent of them come from Oshana Region. Does the Oshana Education Director know that they are losing young and energetic and highly effective teachers to Ohangwena and Omusati regions simply because they don’t like creating HoD posts? People need to be rewarded for their efforts They must do something about that.
*STAFF at the Ministry of Health Primary Health Care in Rundu have not received their overtime since April. We were just told that there is a new finance system and that there is no money in the vote. The new budget was out in April. For how long are we going to wait to be paid for work done? Our debts are piling up because we were hoping to pay them with our overtime. Please do something about this new system.
*MINISTER Jerry Ekandjo when are you raising the salaries of chief executive officers of local authorities in the same way as those of the management cadres in the central government? Are they not also civil servants?
*WHY can’t this new Windhoek Municipality’s compliance plan be done before evaluation? I bought a house with carports and fire places as improvements, but they will have to be demolished as they were not approved by the municipality, but the price remained high. Please banks and City of Windhoek look into it!
In and From the Regions
*MUNICIPALITY of Walvis Bay, we are tired of paying estimated water bills. How on earth can I pay N$900 per month if we are just two in the house? If they don’t have enough people to take readings of our water meters, they must just recruit new people. The streets are full of people who are not working.
*MINISTRY of Works and Transport when is Oshakati-Omungwelume road going to be built like other roads in the country? We are tired of potholes.
And the Winner Is?
*WHAT happened to the outcome of the Carling Black Label Competition? It ended on June 30 and up to now no winner has been announced.
*CAN someone please help me with The Michelle McLean’s Children’s Trust contact number
Note: Windhoek (061)240807.
– News Desk
*I AM Lukas Tonata Kuume and am looking for the family of my father Lukas Kuume, who passed away in 2000. He was working at Hardap Dam for Namibia Wildlife Resorts. Please contact me on 081-657-6767.
Lost and Found
*MY name is Marcos MM Nessengue. I lost my wallet with important documents in it. If found please contact 081-300-7876 or 081-313-3035.
*I LETISIA Ndatoolewe Matheus born in November, 1986 lost my ID social security cards in Windhoek. If found please contact 081-608-9085.
*I RUDOLF T Kaise lost my ID and driver’s licence. If found please call me at 081-243-1559.
*BLACK wallet with cards of MJ Hatz lost in Swakopmund on Monday morning. If found please contact Mrs Hatz at 081-127- 7144.
*I FOUND A driver’s licence belonging to Mr C Aribeb. Please call 061-214263
*PLEASE the Ministry of Safety and Security must do their work on time. I applied for a change of surname last year at Windhoek Home Affairs but until now my ID is still not ready because I am waiting for a police report. They must do their please.
*TOTAL Namibia please upgrade your service in Narraville because your service station is almost always without fuel. This is the only fuel station in Narraville!
*OMULUNGA Radio you just upgrade your website from better to worse. Since you upgraded you are off the Internet and we can’t listen to the radio through the Internet.
Responses to recent SMSes
*TO my brother/sister who is saying that African leaders must stop blaming colonialism and imperialism since the Africans themselves are now in charge. Africa will develop with difficulty, since the continent’s leaders are ever on honeymoon building monuments, forever preaching about the ‘struggle’, forever recycling their comrades and their incompetent cadres, talking about the importance of party colours and flags, grabbing land etc.