Food for Thought
*PEOPLE who went abroad for the liberation struggle brought independence. They are now busy destroying the country but they seem not to see that.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*THANKS Deputy Minister Peya Mushelenga for your great analysis on the US double standards in the Middle East.
*THE Namibian you are doing a great job, you are educating the nation. Keep it up.
*RAMBLER! Most times you make me angry but the piece you wrote on Friday deserves a nomination from the breweries … cause it’s true. The ad colour is no longer green.
*RAMBLER, excellent piece last Friday on beer and stuff, and Christie Keulder you’re the coolest dude!
*A FORMER minister who is supposed to set an example hit a poor defenceless woman. Mr President react. A few days ago you were talking about women abuse.
*WITH the current crop of leaders within our beloved Swapo and government parliamentarians (ruling and opposition) we should really be looking at Vision 3020 instead of 2030.
*NEWS editors of various media houses must improve on the spelling of African names of people and places. They are confusing readers.
*YOUR article in ‘Bottomline’ Meatco blames Namlits for low exports is badly written as there is no explanation why Namlits is causing low exports.
*WHEN on earth are they going to ban smoking in Maerua Mall?
*NAMIBIA! The land of broken promises. I’ll call you back.
*Kavango Regional Governor please tell us about the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (Tipeeg) in our region on air and in the newspaper. I don’t see or hear anything about it compared to other regions. How much money was allocated, what targets have been met and are still to reached? Thank you comrade.
*I WOULD like to say the Tipeeg programmes need to be monitored so that the poor employees are not under-paid. This must be taken very seriously so that people who get a chance do not end up enriching themselves while those who do the task end up getting less than one per cent.
Running the Show
*NOW that prices are being hiked from fuel to food, can the Ministry of Finance reduce the tax rate for civil servants, please!
*MINISTRY of Mines and Energy we need a fuel filling station at Ongha! We have been suffering for so long. Please help us.
*MUNICIPALITY of Windhoek take note our street lights have been off for almost a month in Dr AB May Street, Ausspannplatz.
*THE Elcin church authorities need to critically look into the possible cause of the drop in discipline as well as the lax academic performance of learners at the formerly revered Oshigambo High School before damage is caused to the excellent history of this school.
*GRADE 8 pupils at Jan Möhr are without textbooks. Exams are coming up, how should these children study or even do homework?
*UNAM Faculty of Law how can you cram 9 to 11 tests in one week? Who supervises that faculty?
*IS it possible for a teacher to suspend a learner for 15 days? This happened at Ekwafo SSS.
*WHEN are we getting our loans from the government?
– Concerned student
*GRADE 1 teachers at Oshikudule Combined School in Ohangwena Region please always let the kids go to the toilet when they ask to go. Our kids are always having accidents in their pants in the class. It is not good. Grade 1 kids are still small.
*WHERE is the Namibia National Teachers Union (Nantu)? What are they doing about the English test? Just wasting teachers teaching time and resources. Is it to boost political status. Just asking!
– A concerned teacher!
*MINISTRY of Education please don’t close the primary school at Izak Buys, Omaheke Region. Where are we going to take our kids if the schools are already full to capacity.
*IUM please we need your response on the issue of our results, especially our pending ones and we need our November/December academic records. Our parents don't believe we haven’t received them while other institution got theirs earlier. Please help us at Ongwediva campus.
*WHY should learners of Tsumeb Secondary School have to pay N$30 for toilet paper and have to pay 50c every time they use the toilet? What is this 50c for? Please Ministry help us as not all parents are employed and some of these kids are orphans who stay with pensioners.
*HOSTEL staff at Windhoek Technical High school are being really unfair. Nowhere in Namibia do hostel boarders get to go to school at 06h00. This is way too early as these kids need to be dressed in uniform already at 05h30. So you can imagine at what time they wake up to bath.
*PLEASE Ministry of Education change your policies and allow kids to start Grade 1 at the age of 5. At that age most kids are mature enough and ready for school.
*HONESTLY I don’t understand some schools. Having just paid school development funds of N$810, now my child is being threatened with suspension because he did not bring a 5 litre container of paint to repaint their class-room. What is the SDF for? St Andrews primary must change.
*MINISTER Kamwi we completed enrolled nurse / midwife training last year and registered with the Nursing Council. We have been waiting for appointment letters since January from the office of the permanent secretary through the Keetmanshoop and Otjiwarongo human resources offices. Please do something.
*PLEASE Dr Richard Kamwi make a surprise visit to Tseiblaagte clinic and see for yourself there is more swearing than service.
– Ill patient.
*WHEN will it stop? Gibeon clinic is always running out of medication. What is the problem with the Mariental hospital? Why can’t they send the ambulance on time? We are suffering Dr Kamwi. Tell us why Gibeon can’t get its own ambulance.
*WE want to know the names of the people who wrongly advised Minister Kamwi to end Global funding in Namibia.
*MR Kamwi I hold you in very high esteem and am disappointed in the manner you handled the Global Fund issue. How on earth do you sign for something you have not read carefully?
Law and Order
*ENGELA hospital needs a police officer stationed there fulltime. The hospital has been falling prey to robbers stealing government properties and some staff breaking in through windows and doors. Nurses are also being beaten by drugs abusers coming to the hospital under the influence.
*WHY is no newspaper following up the case between TransNamib and its workers? We are in the dark. The court case took place on March 9 but there is no report or anything about it. Please The Namibian do a follow up. We need to know what’s up.
* IT does not take a rocket scientist to know that transporting children on the back of a bakkie is dangerous! Yet everywhere you look in Walvis Bay there are kids standing up in the back of a bakkie, hanging over the side etc. What’s wrong with you people? Must a child die before you act like responsible parents?
*IT is illegal to sell alcohol and tobacco products to persons younger than 18years but hubbly flavours are indeed sold to these minors. Even worse and more disappointing is the ignorance of those adults and authorities seeing them smoking it.
*I AM so frustrated and have no idea of what to do. I would really love to join basketball or karate. Can somebody please help me !
Note: For the Namibia Basketball Federation, contact Ndeulipula Hamutumwa (061) 308106 or 081121-3080. The Namibia Karate Union can be reached through Mr S van Staden at (061) 2065229 or 081-286-2439. These contacts come from the Namibia Sports Commission. Hope they help. – News Desk
In and From the Regions
*WITH the way things are going, I really don't think that the Vision 2030 goal we have will be reached. The road under construction from Ongenga to Oshakati is being destroyed with lots of holes. We want the Ministry of Works and Transport to help us.
*TOWN Council of Arandis is this now a town for dogs or people? Dogs are dominating the town, please do something?
– Irritated resident.
*ONDANGWA Town Council please pull up your socks! All roads are full of potholes and partially flooded, cattle and pigs are roaming around. Every week we suffer power cuts and no water. The open market is a sanitary health hazard.
*WHY is it so impossible for the Tsumeb Municipality to fix the street lights in the northern part of 11th Road. That area is always dark and therefore dangerous.
*OSHAKATI Premier Electric your glorified advert in the newspaper is far from reality. Power outages in Oshakati virtually every day when it rains. Traffic lights in the main street out of action for more than two months. Your services are not up to standard!
*WHAT’S wrong with MTC? I am tired of hearing that 'this facility has been overused' whenever I try to make use of their Aweh Lite service.
– Fed up.
*WHY is Outapi called a town if it has no taxis? It’s about time the village council does something about taxis for it to be called a town.
n ESTATE agents do most of their work after hours and over weekends, especially Saturdays and yet every weekend J + B Estates in Long Beach is closed! Please explain the point of being in Long Beach if you’re never there?
Lost and Found
*I FOUND a key with this number 2524 in Windhoek on Friday and there are four other keys. For information contact 081-249-7587.
*S MURANGI has lost car keys in a white Corolla taxi. Please call 081-283-3444.
*I HEITA Elia Shikongo lost my ID between Walvis Bay and Oshakati. If found, please contact me on 081-340-3942.
*I HAFELENIOUWA Imanuel lost my wallet last week at Shoprite in Windhoek with ID and various cards. If found please contact 081-687-9436.
*I FOUND documents of Petra Thomas. Contact 081 127 0298
*M BROWN lost car keys on keyring with a Golf logo in Katutura. If found please call 081-405-5515.
*I NGHIFIKWA Adam lost all my documents in Ondangwe in a taxi. Please call or SMS 081-348-5545 or 081-345-6907.
Responses to recent SMSes
*THE government is making lots of money from the banks via taxes therefor they’ll encourage you to bank. That’s why they don’t do enough to help reduce the bank charges. The longer the delay, more taxes and you know how this money is wasted!
– Lite Rite
*I TOTALLY agree with the writer who said NBC must take an example from DStv. By signing viewers up with the national broadcaster, if there is no payment they are cut off. If I want DStv, I need to buy a decoder and take it to MultiChoice to be connected. If I don’t pay for my contract with MultiChoice they will cut me off, they will not come and take my decoder. NBC has money and is still getting money but we don’t know where/what the money is used for.
*NAMPOST: I agree with the writer regarding Pelican Square post office. I have been receiving wrong mail as well for the last few years. And I have had cases were a company sent me mail which I never received. Please improve.
* YOU cannot simply tell people The Health Professions Council and Registrar are not delivering simply because they are not conforming to your will/wishes! What are they not delivering on according to the statutes?