Food for Thought
*WHERE have all the animals from Daan Viljoen gone? I visited Daan Viljoen over the weekend. During our two hour or so long drive around, we saw all of seven animals, two of which were giraffes. What happened to the once prolific wild life in that park?
Bouquets and Brickbats
*I WANT to apologise to the cyclist I almost drove against on Heliodoor Street. Could not see him there especially with the blinding sun in front.
*QUICKEST, cheapest funeral ever in Namibia for the richest of the rich! Concrete example for our poverty reduction programme!
*TO the author of ĎLeadership to Bleedershipí in The Namibian, May 2. You mentioned a few leaders in your first paragraph, including the name of our Lord Jesus. From your article I could pinpoint that you donít have a clue who Jesus is and about his work. For us Christians it is an insult to even mention His name among those names and make those comments as you blatantly did in your article. So I beg you sir, when you write your articles as you eloquently do, leave the name of our Lord out of it.
*I FEAR you might not place it but here it goes ... And the split pictures in my favoured Namibian go on and on
*I DONíT like where Namibia is heading with changing of town names.
*IT feels like driving on a gravel road between Hosea Kutako airport and Windhoek because of the potholes. Is this the experience we want to give to the visiting tourists?
*IT is so unfair to make pensioners pay tax after 70. All their working lives they paid tax on their income and tax on interest earned on savings and investments, put away hard-earned money for the day they retire, only to be taxed yet again on their pensionable income. When does a pensioner see the Ďlight of dayí?
Rest in Peace
*PAPA Pupkewitz will be missed but his legacy will live on.
*PLEASE Minister of Education, why canít we part-time students at Unam and the Poly be given study loans? Our courses are expensive and we canít afford to pay. We are all students and with one aim. All of us must be treated equally. We need assistance, if not most of us will end up in the streets, especially me.
Law and Order
*NOW that the schools are back itís very quiet. Worse though is one canít even take a cab to work because these tates looking for work on the streets are all over and some of them are up to no good. We canít live in so much fear! Help please.
*I WANT to remind the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare that they are community based and once out in the field they must be able to identify themselves by wearing name tags, especially social workers.
*GYMNASIUM, what happened with your arrangement regarding school reports? On a holiday, at 18h00, parents must collect reports. Who pays the bill here? Show respect to parents.
*MINISTER Kamwi please visit Erongo and surprise the State hospital at Walvis Bay and the clinic at Narraville. Some nurses are not friendly, they donít help people on time and knock off early. We want the ministry to put up complaints boxes at the hospitals and clinics for improvement of service delivery where people can register their concerns and complaints, not only through SMSes.
*IT would have been better if the reporter asked the Namibian workers if they were working on Workers Day of their free will and if they would receive overtime pay. And, if it is so, maybe they want to earn some more rather than going to the shebeens. And what about the shops where there were also workers on that day. Please observe during the Cassinga Day celebration.
*MINISTRY of Education distribution office in Windhoek, you are not doing your work. Itís terrible for someone to not get paid for almost half a month while the personís cheque is with you. Please distribute salary cheques to the respective regions on time.
*MINISTRY of Safety And Security, when are you releasing the names of the artisans that applied in November last year? We want to hear from you please!
*MINISTRY of Mines and Energy, please help us. Chinese companies donít want to give us off on Namibian holidays, only on Chinese holidays. We have to work Sunday to Sunday. If you donít want to work on a holiday or weekends, then they want to let you go. What can we do? Come and visit the companies and see for yourself whatís going on here!
In and From the Regions
*GROOTFONTEIN town council, please stop the burning of rubbish dumps at the old open Omulunga soccer field. Itís a health hazard. The smoke enters our homes.
*IN Walvis Bay, 10 shacks were destroyed by fire and 33 people left homeless. Fortunately there were no fatalities but Walvis Bay goes on international platforms bragging that they have no informal settlements. Minister Ekandjo and council, tenants cannot afford the rent and are under constant threat of being evicted by unscrupulous landlords. No electricity, no toilet, buying water from landlords. How long can this continue?
*WALVIS Bay councillors we elected you and today where you all stay, in Kuisebmond/Narraville, there is no development compared to Langstrand, because itís where we the poor people stay.
*EVERY time I drive the Windhoek-Walvis Bay highway I wonder whose idea it was to paint the rest places blue? They were originally painted green to blend in with the surrounding nature!
*BLUE Waters are now rocking, they were Ďgeduldig, gedienstig and gedweeí. Everyone was complaining and scolding but now they are on fire. Go Omeya, Go.
*ON Friday, April 27, I witnessed a car hitting a pedestrian. It took the ambulance approximately 30 minutes and the City Police less than 10 minutes to come. Isnít it possible for the City Police to receive first aid training? It will save a lot of lives.
*MANAGER of U Save Omuthiya, teach your workers how to work with customers like other U Save Shoprites in Namibia please!
*CAN someone high up at Pep Stores visit the Otjiwarongo Pep Store and see the poor service the cashiers deliver. They are very slow and even though the queue is long, they chat with their colleagues.
Ė Concerned resident, Otjiwarongo
*THE supervisor at Pep Stores, Okuryangava, told me, when I enquired about the slow service, that I could leave if I couldnít wait. And then she totally agreed to this since itís not her shop, and she isnít losing a cent!
*WHY does KFC Ondangwa always have only two cashiers? Customers wait a long time to be served. Please employ more staff ; also replace their uniforms, which are getting old or washed out.
*STANDARD Bank, the Outapi branch needs to improve their customer service. Tellers donít seem motivated in their jobs.
*FNB Rundu service consultants are too few and people stand in the queue for two hours. There are about 12 tellers but only four consultants giving services. Rundu manager, we want to see change.
*EACH day I lose hope in our political leaders. Here in Witvlei the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (Tipeeg) tenders have been given to the councillors who donít have registered companies, while we the community were mislead that only those with companies would get the tenders. I hope that tate Noa (head of the Anti-Corruption Commission) is reading this.
Lost and Found
*NGHIYONANYE Naftalie Nghiyonanye who lost his passport in the taxi, I have it. He can reach me on 081-276-7228.
*I ,KASHULULU Tangi, lost my ID. If found, please contact 081-303-4150.
*I FOUND a wallet for Lucas TT Paulus (born April 1984) with all his documents such as ID, driving licence and various cards. Please contact me at 081-287-7671.
*PLEASE can someone look into the dress code for some lady presenters at the NBC. They need to dress more professionally.
Responses to recent SMSes
*WHY are you complaining about donating N$300 over two years for the hostel of your children in your constituency? Is that not good for the future of your children? Ashipala SS is a government school doing the best for your children. Let the government find you halfway. At the end of the day, it is for your children. Let us stop complaining and let us build our nation Namibians.