*REASSIGNING the permanent secretaries, in my opinion, will never address their poor performance or graft in their ministries. What President Pohamba should have done was to instruct the Prime Minister to identify the shortfalls of each PS and deal with each PS accordingly for a change.
Food for Thought
*DURING the 1990 elections we sung praise songs to those who mercilessly demolished my shack today.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*NICE story Sheefeni. Was also wondering why one hourís difference caused Johannes not to be at the venue.
*IíM not on Twitter but dearly enjoy Twittersphere by Jean Sutherland everyday. I love it!!
*WHY did the City Police demolish peopleís kambashus in Okuryangava? Was it because they are under the power lines? NaTIS Valleyís testing ground is under the power lines.
*NAMIBIAN men please stop urinating in public! It is disgusting. Respect yourselves and your fellow Namibians.
Running the Show
*MR President isnít it painful for you to learn that Namibia tops among the most miserable countries in the world occupying spot no 6! Your people are languishing at street corners without work, some are fed by the dumpsite yet simple menial jobs, such as the renovations of Agribank, are done by the Chinese. Tell me how many Namibians work in China? We are getting tired.
*MINISTER Jerry Ekandjo please give all councillors countrywide their job descriptions including their role in administration if any.
*MINISTER Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila please appoint strong and business-minded board members for Agribank who will not be afraid to order some of those incompetent managers to be booted out. They are causing the bank to go down.
*MEME Pendukeni and Mister H Geingob tell the nation why you must be the next president. Instead of focusing on social challenges as leaders, you have rather shown your greed and hunger for power by campaigning secretly! We need to hear what changes you will bring that you couldnít bring over 20 years. I bet the status quo will continue for more years if either of you become president. You have nothing new to offer.
Business as Usual
*WHILE the directors of Namibia Wildlife Resorts are enjoying their $1.6 million in S&T and board fees, the companyís vehicles are piling up at garages because of non-payment!
*AS a tourist from Germany, I booked two nights at a Namibia Wildlife Resorts just to be told I canít go there any more! Why? There is no water at the new Onkoshi Camp.
*HOW on earth can anyone even think of bailing out TransNamib with N$2 billion? All these useless parastatals must just be returned to the government and become directorates as in the past.
*MR Arthur Okun has never been to Namibia or else he wouldnít rate our Namibia as a miserable country. The truth is that Namibia is far better than even his own country, thatís why itís rated to be in the upper middle class by the World Bank.
*IT is a shame to read that Namibia is the sixth most miserable country in the world. What does this tell our youth. It is time to open our eyes and ears to vote for the right people who can move this country forward.
*DOES the Misery Index denote poverty? If so that system is biased. Where is Somalia, Ethiopia even the Democratic Republic of Congo? Zimbabwean unemployment is far less than 95 per cent.
Ė Dennis Marufu
*THERE are too many illegal power connections at Goreangab No 4. City of Windhoek do your work. Every day power goes off from 17h00 until midnight.
*IS it normal? Dating a lady nowadays has become a nightmare for us single guys. One can hardly find a lady to marry. Because during the infancy stage of dating, their demands for 'favours' and asking for money are frightening. Itís worse. Scary! Are there more gold diggers than real ladies?
*EDUCATION Ministry reshuffle the educational inspectors in the Khomas Region, otherwise the hard-working teachers will never get promotional posts.
*DR Richard Kamwi regrade salaries of pharmacists in the public sector to attract Namibian pharmacists who are in the private sector to come and take up vacancies that have been advertised recently. If you do not do anything top positions will always be filled by expatriates.
In and From the Region
*WHEN did Swapo officials last check the memorial site of Comrade Nathaniel Maxuilili on the road to Rooikop Military Base? Itís a disgrace, dunes in and around the site, palm tree dead and the memorial stone damaged beyond repair. Nobody seems to be showing any interest.
*WHOEVER is responsible for roads in Namibia, the lives of Tsandi residents are in danger. Motorists are speeding and accidents happens in the centre of Tsandi. Put up speed humps to reduce these accidents.
*WHEN is the government adjusting the salaries of the government employees? We were expecting to get increases at the end of April but there is no news. Government must do something more for us, especially the handymen, labourers and cleaners who are poorly paid.
*PLEASE Minister of Labour do something about the cleaning tender. We are struggling. We only get paid N$800 and donít have leave or sick leave. We are all at Roads Authority and Natis House.
*LISTENING to Diana Martin on NBC, why is it that when South African tour guides come to Namibia they are allowed to enter the country with their buses and drivers, but the opposite cannot happen in SA with Namibians? It is unfair. If this is the case South African drivers should be allowed to drive until the borders and have Namibian drivers pick up tourists and take them back to the borders. Afterwards SA drivers can take over again. As I understand the tourists pay in Europe and South Africa and then they visit Namibia. How does Namibia benefit in any way from this? I might have the wrong information, but if this is not the case please let the public know.
Law and Order
*THIS countryís crime rate statistics are very saddening. We might be able to evade law here on earth but we cannot evade the final judgement of the Almighty.
*THE Anti-Corruption Commission must investigate the City of Windhoekís dubious land deals! It is disheartening that while the poor cannot afford land for housing in Windhoek especially, one reads almost daily about consultants claiming millions for having brokered land-acquisition deals.
Lost and Found
*I FOUND a wallet that belongs to Tangeni Leonard. Please contact: 085-616-4969.
*I MARKUS Antonius lost my file with all my documents in Windhoek. If found please contact me at 081-248-6575.
*I FOUND your ID Ms Inamutwika Lavinia (born 11 August 1985) at Omakondo. Call 081-657-7170.
*NBC must inform the nation if they are going to show all Euro 2012 games live soon. We donít want to be caught in the dark again like during Afcon 2012.
*PEP and Jet stores in Gobabis can you make a plan to have more cashiers. The queues are always too long to make payments and the managers donít notice these problems.
Responses to recent SMSes
*NAMIBIAN citizens stop blaming Minister Richard Kamwi, he is trying his best. Blame the nurses. Why did they take the oath? Let them do their work professionally. Is nursing not their call!
*CAN someone help me understand the logic in some peopleís complaints. When a learner fights at school, comes to school drunk, gets pregnant or fails a particular grade as has been the case since independence, all the blame is put on teachers and not the minister or ministry. Teachers are bad mouthed year in and out. Now what is this outcry of ĎMinister Kamwi should resigní? Is he the midwife of all health centres? Deal with the culprits who are responsible for mistreating patients.
*CITY Fathers I agree with the person who send an SMS saying the land in Windhoek is for the rich. We have been independent for 22 years but up to now the City of Windhoek has failed to allocate erven to people in the informal settlement. When is it going to happen?