Food for Thought
*HOW is it possible that the S&T bill is so high? Is this now only for self-enrichment or for certain people to benefit while our own elders and kids are wandering around in streets. Come on Saara, think carefully about that.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*CAN you believe Maria Mwengere teachers fighting and drunk at a nearby beer outlet? Now we know why our children are failing. Learners must not drink or nor should teachers. Why teachers? Shame on you, vashe weni ngoli nka.
*NAMWATER your advert is misleading. NamWater does not produce water. All you do is harness, treat and distribute. Water is produced by God the Almighty.
*DEAR pensioners in Keetmanshoop, please your pension money is not for gambling. I was in a gambling houses but what I saw was shameful. Pensioner tates and memes were gambling instead of buying their basic needs.
*THE media statement from Telecom in last Friday’s edition is bad journalism. They wrote the stuff cause they just wanted to say something in their defence. Their past two investments are already lost and they stand to 'lose' over a billion with the Leo takeover! Please fix our overall internet speed.
– Lite Rite
Running the Show
*PRESIDENT Pohamba wants to sit on the revolution and enjoy the profits and interest accumulated. He forgot the revolution is not a chair. It is a continuously revolving wheel of societal development fuelled by the struggle and unity of the opposites, in this case: youth versus elders in Swapo. The youth will endure while the elders will perish. Get the message, Mr President? Nothing is permanent save change!
Politics in General
*PEOPLE in neighbouring South Africa will protest for their rights and achieve their goals. Nothing is for granted. Namibians like to make noise without action. Who should be blamed? Only us. So stand up for your rights.
Business as Usual
*I DON’T understand that the Ministry of Trade is happy with its 'Entrepreneur Development Programme'. What were these millions spent on? Practically, has Mr Lindeque tried to establish a business lately? The red tape is enormous, the service atrocious, the basic information received on what to do non-existent. He is welcome to phone me to get more details at 081-203-6824.
*MULTICHOICE Namibia shareholders. Who is getting the best slice (shares) of that cake? Tell the nation. Fees are going up.
*DID Gwen Lister get her N$50 000? Honestly she deserves it more than some of us who got it.
Note: No, Gwen Lister has refused any veteran's benefits.
– News Desk
*ANTON Lubowski is also a veteran. Pay his family please. This man sacrificed his life for the independence of our country.
*N$2000 not enough to cater for veterans' basic needs but N$500 enough to cater for other senior citizens? That’s Namibia for you!
Law and Order
*WE the public who die on the roads should stop drinking and driving and stop buying licences, bribing law enforcement officers ... the list goes on. Come on, if we overload and drink and drive what do we think the outcome will be? Of course, there will be an accident. Wake up Namibians! Do you think so much money is spent on road safety campaigns just so that we can ignore them and blame someone else.
*GRN 4666, Monday 11h50 the speed limit on Robert Mugabe is 60 km/h. You drove too fast and overtook recklessly before the crossing with Jan Jonker Street.
– Scared motorist
*WHY are teachers’ workshops not held during the school holidays?
*DR Namwandi we school leaders who were in service during the colonial resistance need training in English. Please send us to Zimbabwe to improve our poor English communication.
– Concerned leader.
*THE selection of teachers in the Kavango Region to take part in the workshop on the Rumanyo Grade 6 Grammar Book development should be questioned. It is beyond us why teachers from secondary schools, for example, Maria Mwengere, Romanus Kamunoko and Linus Shashipapo should be among the participants while we, the rightful teachers, are left in the cold.
*HERE at Wernhil open market people who sell food here dump what is left over in holes in the parking area. It smells so bad. Could the City of Windhoek come and put up those ‘no dumping’ signs please.
*I THOUGHT school children should get free medical attention but at the Omaruru hospital they are asked to pay or else they will not get treated. Please Minister Kamwi do something about this.
*MINISTER of Health where should we report to if the Health Professional Councils of Namibia (HPCNA) and registrar act in bad faith and fail to deliver?
*NATIONAL Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) take a look at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu). In large numbers they protest against issues that are hurting the workers.
*TAXI owners need to come together and find a solution on the current fuel increase. The Ministry of Transport fails to call the Namibia Bus and Taxi Association (Nabta) to organise themselves to choose their leader, so that they have the authority to increase taxi fares. Nabta is just interested in money making without thinking of the interests of taxi drivers and taxi owners.
– Taxi owner
*IN all honesty Hitman had this coming. At his last match in Windhoek last year it was clear that he has no fight left in him. Hitman wasn’t supposed to win that match. A lot of the people in the crowd actually thought he would lose. I was waiting for the moment he went and boxed outside the country so we could get a true result. Stop blaming Nestor, I'm sure he did the best he can. A coach can only do so much and the rest is up to the boxer. Hitman just needs to deflate his head a bit and pull up his socks.
In and From the Regions
*OSHAKATI municipality please do something about the road from Bufalo store, on the left, past Jambo Jambo Love Stage bar until the main road which is damaged.
*IS there a special place for porn addicts, because here in Arandis 97 per centof the youth are into pornography. It’s so serious learners visit porn sites regularly, even during school hours. Porn magazines were confiscated at the senior school last year. And what makes me angry is that the local video shop rents these movies to young children. Let's not make pornography a habit, let’s, as a nation, work on a solution now.
– J.H.(YPC) Lomo
*NBC why can you not learn from DStv? No payment, cut the channel. It has nothing to offer us and not all of us watch it! Now you are talking of confiscating television sets? These are our own bought with our own money. NBC is yours, not for all of us.
Check addresses carefully
*NAMPOST please assist us in ensuring that our mail is sorted correctly in our mail boxes at the Pelican Square Post Office. I have been receiving other people’s mail for more than five years and I have been returning the mis-sorted mail to the Post Office to be sent to the right owners. I have also complained to the supervisor but the situation has not changed at all. This shows that my mail is also ending up in other people’s boxes and I wonder if they are also returning the mail to be resorted. 98225 is not the same as 98825 or 98325. We are paying for this service and these mistakes are unacceptable as our documents are getting lost or arriving late.
Lost and Found
*S PAULUS has lost car keys on a keyring with Ford logo in Wanaheda/Soweto. If found please call 081-124-7635.
Responses to recent SMSes
*YES I agree that our children must be taught the value of looking after their schools. A period of weeding around the school will build responsible youth.
*I TOTALLY agree with the writer who demands the comeback of Harry Simon. Simon was a boxer who also put Namibia on the map. Please, we all make mistakes. I ask the Namibian government to help him. Simon will make us proud in boxing circles again. I was also a boxer during my high school years.
*IN response to a concern raised about Otjomuise Primary School. The people in question are only standing in for teachers on sick leave or study leave. They are supervising the kids to do their homework and keep them busy in the class. There is no way they will employ a professional just for that period. Those who are offended by this practice are supposed to consult the school management not write to the newspaper. Please let the good work continue for the sake of our kids’ future. Teachers have the right to sick and study leave etc just like any other civil servants.