Food for Thought
*THE Police is so fixated on shebeens while ignoring drug dealers and drug addicts who are ruining our families and communities. Drug addicts steal from their families just to buy their next fix. Worst of all they are physically and emotionally abusive, further escalating domestic violence. Drug lords and their clients must feel the wrath of the law as well.
*OUR children are dying of hunger! What a terrible state of affairs. The price of just one Mercedes-Benz of any one Minister can feed hundreds of children for a year. Not to speak of the billions spent on useless luxuries and lost through corruption. We build independence museums with hundreds of millions to remember “the struggle” while our children die of hunger. What was the struggle really for? You just changed the identity of the enemy and continue to enrich yourselves and continue to use government agencies to protect you from being prosecuted. You prey on the ignorance of those voting for you .... but history has shown ... they will learn.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*I wish NBC all the best of luck for the 21 years of outstanding services. We want the Rukavango radio service in southern regions also.
*ALFREDO Tjiurimo Hengari has been a PhD fellow for as long as I have been reading his column in The Namibian. Maybe you need to update his status.
*THE Paparazzi page really needs to think carefully before they rip people apart, the “lad” from famaz attak is following his passion and contributing to the Namibian music industry and his “voëltjie bors” has earned him the privilege to swim for the Namibian national team. Is it necessary to break someone down when you know nothing about it?
*TO Alexactus T. Kaure, you are a genius minded soul. I salute your column The Namibian newspaper dated June 22 2012: from Casspirs to Bulldozers – the past is the present! Ugly shame them more!
Julius Malema’s visit
*IS Malema coming to explain to our people how to duck and dive allegations of corruption? Will be interesting to see who attends this lecture?
*CHRIS Hawala Inaugural Memorial Lecture: Julius Malema is no more the ANC Youth League president. Please get your facts right. – Anna
*WASN’T Malema kicked out of that party? If so isn’t it fraudulent to advertise asking unsuspecting Namibians to part with their money through misrepresented facts like this?
Justice for all
*IT’S a national disgrace that the Minister of Justice through incompetence, arrogance and abuse of her position has cost us poor Namibians again! She must be held responsible for her illegal actions and pay for all legal costs and the wasted salary etc paid to L. Shaanika for the last four or more years.
*City of Windhoek, why do you let open municipal grounds in Khomasdal be used as a truckport & auto mechanic workshop by one person? Please treat all offenders equally.
A Place to Call Home
*SWAPO and Government should open their minds and realise the fact that the demolition of shacks is done to frustrate the Swapo voters and discourage them from voting for the party in the next elections. Wake up!
Running the Show
*THE poor in this country have only themselves to blame. Because come voting time they vote for the same incompetent bunch.
*INTERESTING that the incumbent acting CEO of the RA is a former student of a RA board member.
In and From the Regions
*OPUWO town council do something about street lights in the locations its very dark. We are afraid to go out at night. Why did we vote for you if you can’t do anything?
*ARIAMSVLEI is stinking and the driver of the sewage truck is on leave. Most of the Government office drains are flooding for the past two weeks. Mr Councillor of Karasburg, you have failed, just resign or step down
*This is an urgent call to all lawmakers. For the next five months please stop your childish behaviour in Parliament and come up with a just, permanent solution to murders in the country. Research, consult and debate seriously. Look next door to our neighbour Botswana. There are not so many passion, farm and street killings. I pray for your wisdom.
*I strongly agree with Mr Naanda’s opinion in Friday’s paper. Can the education planners consult with people like Mr Naanda in order to save the nation?
*WHERE are we going when parents take a principal to court for enforcing school rules? How many children did Mr Van Zyl educate and how many are grateful for the way he did it? I was at a Mr Van Zyl school and I speak on behalf of thousands when I say thanks for the direction and education you gave us. You prepared us for the real world where we will not be protected by our parents and wrapped up in cottonwool. Thanks Mr Van Zyl
*TAKING the school and teachers to court means now your child will make and break as he pleases because daddy will take the school to court.
*THE Polytechnic is being pushed out of operations by cowards. The best tertiary institute in the country is being financially squeezed because it outperforms others! Please President Hifikepunye Pohamba stop these people before its too late.
– Concerned Citizen
*MAY President Hifikepunye Pohamba move David Namwandi to another ministry. He is suppressing other institutions because of the old competition with his university. Please do something this is getting out of hand.
– In defence of excellence
*MINISTRY of Education, what is so difficult to grant us student loans? We handed in our appeal letters long time ago and we are still waiting.We are heading for the second semester already and many of us still have outstanding fees. Please let us know as soon as possible, we wouldn’t have applied if we had the money to pay.
*SEXUALLY transmitted marks: who is to blame? This topic in The Weekender (15/6/2012, p.6). The interrogated Professor hit the nail on the head. I totally agree with him. While the practice compromises the quality of the final learning outcome, both students and lecturers are to be blamed equally. The practice must be stopped forthwith. The issue of lecturers being in powerful position to influence students is a non-issue to me. Mature women (students) should not allow themselves to be used as cheap sexual objects by lecturers for cheap marks.
– Shando in Ongwediva
*FNB please put NO SMOKING signs on your ATM cubicles because some people who don’t have common sense smoke in such small areas while using the ATM.
*I would like to say thanks to all domestic worker employers for providing employment to our single mothers out there, but please make sure that their salary isn’t only meant for them to pay for transport. Provide them with transport money, bus tickets etc. It’s a must for all employers.
*NAMIBIAN Police. We are waiting for our salary adjustments and promotions. What is the delay?
Law and Order
*I would not have a problem with government agencies closing down unlicensed shebeens, but at least for every shebeen been closed down, Government should immediately offer employment to the person/s who were employed in those shebeens rather than for these people to turn to criminal activities or to start going to the dumpsites for not having any means of income and to add to the 51 per cent unemployment rate. Note that nearly all these people who sell in shebeens do not own them, but are employed to at least get a salary and are accommodated for free without paying rent, water and electricity.
*I phoned the Ministry of Finance today to get my tax number. I waited for 11 minutes without any extension being answered, before then asking for the Minister’s office. That worked.