Food for Thought
*WHETHER corruption is reported or not, things are same.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*GOOD to see Aunty Ida Hofmann still telling it like it is. Her house was indeed a house for Swapo. My child attended Aunty Ida's kindergarden and I can’t forget how loving and caring she was with all our kids. I first met Mr ya Toivo, the late Mr Shifidi and other ex-Robben Island detainees at Aunty Ida's house. She will forever be my hero. I wish her God's blessings.
*THE story of Ida Hoffman is too heartbreaking and sad to hear about. Swapo please look out for this woman. She has done a lot for the liberation of this country.
*BRAVO, Gwen, bravo! I just love it. Everything you said about the so-called Christians and churches in Namibia is true. In most cases we are dealing with the hypocrites rather than true followers of Christ. Well humans always created their conception of God according to their own image.
*MARTHA Mukaiwa’s writing is delightful! My main reason for buying The Namibian for the weekend.
*I WOULD like to thank Dudley for May 24 (cartoon). You are ‘telling it like it is’. Mr President please act now before the nation drowns. Corruption is too rife. No, enough of the greedy.
*WELL done Tweekoppies Game Farm! Two elephants bulls which escaped from the game farm were captured and returned. Nature conservancies and Ministry of Environment and Tourism do the same!
– D Hipo
*LETTER by A Vaatz to Ms T Namases new MD of Air Namibia: I agree with Mr Vaatz, start cutting your management salaries including your own. You and all us taxpayers know that the majority of your managers are not suitable for the position they hold as they are political ‘comrades” with little aviation experience, dubious qualifications and certainly do not care a hoot about the future of the airline, as they know our tax money is being used to bail them out every year! I challenge you to get rid of these hangers-on, employ committed qualified Namibian staff, regardless of race or political affiliation (yes they do exist!) and prove to us taxpayers that you can be the first female MD since independence to turn our airline into one that all Namibians can be proud of.
– Ex Air Namibia employee
*INSTEAD of travelling abroad to attract tourists to their dilapidated facilities Namibia Wildlife Resorts members should visit their own resorts undercover so that they can be shocked especially by the poor quality of service. Start at Waterberg Plateau Park and ask for fuel for your vehicle so that one particular petrol attendant will take his time to arrive and before he serves you, he will first shout and insult you, concluding you can report him if you wish but he’s got a lawyer therefore he couldn’t give a damn. Do your homework before you rush for S&T.
*I AT times fail to understand if some journalists are underpaid or if their superiors fail to enforce a dress code because some turn up at events dressed very inappropriately. Please guys do something, don’t be defensive.
*JOURNALISTS are also people and they have full right to express what they feel.
*NAMIBIA must be the only democratic country where presidential hopefuls are not allowed to campaign. Let them campaign, hold public debates and criticise each other’s policies so that Swapo people know who the best candidate is.
A Place to Call Home
*WHEN people start putting up shacks anywhere without authorisation, they are doing so in rebellion because they are tired of suffering in poverty. If our current leaders remain ignorant to that fact sooner than later will they find themselves facing a situation they can no longer control.
*SEEMS we are back in the old days. People’s shacks are demolished, then everything confiscated and now they have to pay N$500 to get it back. I cannot help but to wonder what the City of Windhoek will use the N$40 000 for?
*WHY have Namcol learners not received text books for life science? Just modules? We are struggling!
*MINISTER Richard Kamwi do you know that all your HSG machines in Department of Radiography are out of order in all State hospitals, except Katutura Hospital. Please can you fix your machines because we as a nation we need them.
– Oshakati resident
*ONANDJOKWE Lutheran Hospital please use gloves when you serve patients food. Health starts at the hospital.
*THE Ministry of Veterans Affairs should stop forcing people to do projects. How can you give someone a tractor and a bakkie (Tata) while the person has no shelter? Are they going to sleep in those tractors? What we need is electricity in our home villages and an improvement in our living conditions in the rural areas.
*CITY of Windhoek traffic officials please bring order to the chaotic Maerua Mall taxi rank. Taxi drivers are fighting and arguing there every day. On Friday I had to witness a knife fight between two of them. I’m sick of the violence in this country – enough!
– Afrovoice, Otjomuise.
*TO the chief executive officer of the City of Windhoek: How is it possible that officials working in your planning division do have time to do private planning assignments in Windhoek, Okahandja, Henties Bay and other places while applications submitted to the City are not attended to?
Law and Order
* AS an Oshivelo resident in Oshikoto region my concern is about the law enforcement units, the police and the Namibia Defence Force. Last week 5 km outside Oshivelo an apple truck caught fire and the police and NDF members chased the people from the scene. They did a good job. But to my surprise the police and NDF members then collected their own cars and loaded boxes of apples in their cars to take home.
*NATIS Oshakati what is the use of the public toilets if they are locked and people cannot use them?
*I FAIL to understand why Oranjemund has four traffic officers while Oshakati has only two. Does this make sense? What criteria are used for placement of officers at various towns?
In and From the Regions
*PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba please take a good look and see how the Katima Mulilo waterfront is progressing. There is no hope for development.
*NORED Ondangwa are you understaffed or not committed. How can it take more than three months for street lights to be repaired if you were made aware of the problem?
*KARAS Governor, the Aussenkehr community is still waiting for answers from its October 2011 petition.
*MANAGER of NamPost Grootfontein what has been going on at Tsumkwe NamPost since Thursday? It was closed and we know that Friday is a holiday, but on Saturday it was closed again.
*TELECOM Directories. Why does Telecom have to print backdated directories annually eg 2011/2012 instead of 2012/2013 for this year? I find it uneconomical, narrow and unreliable.
*THE Metro Hyper shop is so environmentally unfriendly. A person gets one whole page of paper as a receipt for just buying one single item. Can they not use smaller receipts as the other shops do?
Lost and Found
*I LOST my wallet on Saturday in Swakopmund with my documents, ID and bank card. My name is David Shiishiveni Daniel born February, 1993. If found please contact 081-484-5974 or 081-762-7360. I’lll highly appreciate it.
*I LOST my bag with documents between the Rundu police station and Shoprite. My name is Ngandu Mukukumo from Mabushe. Please contact 081-397-8885.
*I LISIAS Endjala Nakulonda lost my bag of clothes, with wallet containing valuable documents, and my car keys at Outapi bus stop. Please contact 081-149-5752.
*I HILMA Tukwatha Tomas born in Oshihenge Ompundja lost my wallet with my ID and various cards. If found please contact 081-424-4747.
Responses to recent SMSes
*IF the maternity ward has enough space for separation of women who have stillborn and live babies then such idea could be implemented, otherwise the director and minister could give an answer.
*RESPONSE on the availability of Kalimbeza rice. I am not sure about the non-availability of the rice in local supermarkets, but do know for sure that during the harvest seasons the rice is sold at the project directly to consumers and it is also sold through the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry’s offices. The writer can inquire with the Directorate of Research and Training at the following no: 061-208-7066.