Food for Thought
*LOST and found: I, the Namibian politician, have lost my political vision. If anyone finds it please hand it to the voters for them to create a better future!
Bouquets and Brickbats
*MUNICIPAL bus service thanks for bringing a bus service to Ext 8, Agste Laan but we also need buses, for example, at Snyman Circle going through to Triple J. We still have problems with some buses coming late in the morning. We need buses at 07h30 please.
*RE Jimmey Construction in Avis Road. Workers are using the river as toilets. One can hardly walk there. Have they got sufficient toilet facilities?
Business as Usual
*DIRECTORS have a duty towards a company and can be held liable in their personal capacity if they were negligent in performing their duties. Now at Namibia Wildlife Resorts they resort to a “gag agreement” so that stakeholders may not get information on the millions looted by one incompetent manager. There is no such thing as accountability in Namibia. At least not if you are politically connected. We call it it “politics” and all is okay. Shame on you.
*IT is indeed shocking to read about the super golden handshake at NWR. Why government even wants a stake in Meatco is mind boggling as it very obvious that parastatals are there to create golden wealth for those ‘tried and tested’, who would never have made it on their own tickets, with compliments from the taxpayer! How does government, especially our President, ever hope for this nation to have faith in government’s commitment and ability to fight crime and corruption if things like these are the order of the day?
*WAIT a minute. The contract of employment for Tobie Aupindi at the NWR was set up by a board of directors that included Tobie Aupindi? And nobody saw a problem with this? How do our parastatals even still exist with such outright incompetence at the helm?
*I FELT ill when I read about Tobie Aupindi’s golden handshake. To become a instant millionaire because you resign is ... I don’t know what to say even. Namibia is sick. We must keep our votes or use them sparingly because only the elite live large. Cry my Beloved Country.
Children of the Struggle
*EVERY Namibian child is very special no matter what!
*GENERAL Shalli why do you have to separate exile children from others? All those who were born in or out of country during struggle they are same. What have they done to contribute to the liberation struggle?
*GENERAL Shalli all Namibian children are special - whether born in exile or in Namibia. Your statements are divisive and not helpful.
*I FAIL to understand some of our leaders who are saying children born in exile are special. How special? They are of our age who were born inside the country during colonial times. Some of us did not go to schools freely those days but we are working hard to earn a living. Namibia Exile Kids Association is divisive and confusing us, the youth of this country
Julius Malema’s visit
*WHAT is Malema coming to teach Namibians? Racism, evading taxes, corruption, bad manners? Bring inspirational speakers who’ve made headlines for the right reasons.
*ADVERTISING the Chris Hawala Inaugural Memorial Lecture by telling the Namibian nation that Julius Malema is the African National Congress Youth League president means you are not ‘telling it like it is’.
*WE used to cry about unqualified teachers in Namibia. Now with the mushrooming: BETD(inset), BETD BED (Honours - IOL), ACE BTech (Ed Management), DEAL, BED and BED Honours from Unam nearly 90 per cent of our teachers ‘qualified’. Are they really qualified? No! Maybe only 40 per cent are. The results and English proficiency explain it all.
*CAN this never-ending matter of the Ministry of Home Affairs and of Justice not come to an end? If the qualified workers are not able to help the people, who always complain about standing in long queues to be sent back repeatedly, there are a lot of unemployed Grade 12s. They would be willing to help with kindness, if given the opportunity with some training, to do the work which seems to be to much for those who are ‘qualified’.
In and From the Regions
*HOW come there are no tenders called for to tar the road to Ovitoto. That gravel road is bad to drive on. It causes accidents.
*I WOULD like to inform NamWater that the quality of water in Bethanie is compromised! We’re suffering here.
Law and Order
*NATIS arrange for people who fail learners licences to rewrite after two weeks so that they can study and not the next day, because they are causing long queues at the booking offices.
*WHO can help? The Kriegsgräberfürsorge is still in search of unknown war graves and would be extremely grateful if anybody who knows the locality of the following two graves would get in touch with us: Reiter Augustin Holeczek, born 24.8.1881 in Gnocholub, died 16.8.1904 of typhoid at Otjenga. Otjenga is a farm ±30km northeast of Otjiwarongo. Reiter Ernst Hartmann, killed 2/3.4.1905 at Karakuwisa. Karukuvisa/Karokowisa is in the former Bushmanland in the Omuramba Omatako. The grave could also be located near Gautscha, east of and ‘3 – 4’ day tours away from Karakuwisa. Please contact H Koch of the Kriegsgräberfürsorge at tel: 061-222588 (h), cell 081-122-2588, or write to P O Box 5648, Windhoek.
*IF someone in Windhoek has a full room-sized carpet that is not wanted please donate it to our Grade 1s. We are in dire need of it. 081-291-0819.
*I DON’T blame all who are congratulating Harry Simon. You were not at the fight. The fight was clearly a hoax and this will kill the sport. I was so disappointed after after paying my hard-earned N$1 000. Should have stayed home and watch Spain maul France instead.
*PLEASE? Why did Ruben Groenewald go into the boxing ring with an injured rib? He knew he’s unfit but went on to challenge Harry. He deserved what he got. Please do not blame Harry – he did a good job last weekend. Well done Harry!
*IF Councillorr Boois is charged with corruption for receiving a housing subsidy while staying in government house, then the Anti-Corruption Commission should visit the Kunene Regional Council as all the management staff are allegedly receiving a housing subsidy while staying in government houses!
*MOBIPAY when are you going to start selling Nored electricity on your platform and menu? We are looking for an option here in the North as well.
Lost and Found
*A DRIVING licence, Unam student card and various cards of Shatumbu Johannes-Keddy have been found. Contact 081-374-4068 or 081-796-0746
*I LOST my certificate for diamond cutting in Walvis Bay. My name is Muhata Markus. If find it please call me on 081-373-9231.
*I SHEKUPE Saariti lost my ID in Tsandi, Uukwaluudhi. If found please contact 081-403-8310.
*I REBEKKA N Shikonekeni lost my documents and certificates. If found please contact 081-270-1031.
Responses to recent SMSes
*IF such high fines are too heavy for offenders how about driving according to the traffic rules?
*TO the SMS writer who believes that children who are beaten at school are ‘prepared for the real world’: do you really think that the display of violent behaviour is ‘the real world?’ Children who experience violence at home or at school become violent adults – and that is a proven fact!
*WE seem to have lost sight of the fact that corporal punishment on learners by teachers is against our constitution and constitutes an offence. Irrespective of whether parents and guardians might condone it.