Food for Thought
*ORGANISATIONS must help students with job attachments. We want to see how things are done.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*BRAVO President Kikwete and Chama Cha Mapinduzi for sacking six cabinet ministers for misuse of public funds! Mr Editor how could you relegate to page 20 such inspiring news?And the broom is not stopping at ministers – eyes are on permanent secretaries and chief executive officers of state owned enterprises.
Note: News from outside Namibia we place on the international pages.
– News Desk
*WHAT a good, exemplary leader the Tanzanian president is. He sacked six ministers over corruption and promised not to end there.
*GREY BMW N55577SH thank you for your respect for road signs. You were driving behind me for a while and you over-took me on the Daan Viljoen/Sam Nujoma Drive. Windhoek or Namibia as a whole would be a safe place if we had more drivers like you. Thank you!
*WOULD somebody give Jean Sutherland a book publishing contract? Her writing is entertainment solidified. Keep up the good work Jean, love, love every single letter you put on paper!
*WHY are Christians so intolerant of other’s views? They’ve invaded our privacy through radio, TV coercing us with threats and fear of eternal fire. Now they’re threatening The Namibian. The Namibian is not a ‘ family’ newspaper but simply a newspaper. Period.
*THE service at Mariental municipality is a disgrace to say the least! One cashier on duty no matter whether it is month-end or pension pay-out day. Customers have to queue for hours on end and it seems no one cares! The situation needs to change as a matter of urgency! Please Mr Chief Executive Officer.
*AFRO Pop Jazz Carnival please consider Ramatex or the industrial area for your next venue. Who gave you permission to disturb our peace in a residential area?
*PLEASE put speed humps in Nelson Mandela Avenue. Many drivers use it like Kyalami Race Track!
Law and Order
*THE Katutura Court maintenance section should look at a more effective way of attending to cases. They must ensure that summonses are duly received. It is a waste of time to have cases postponed because of this. They should also respect time because they do not start on time. We have to constantly put in leave to attend endless court sessions.
*MINISTER of Justice is it fair for a case to be postponed five times because the public prosecutor and investigator have not turned up? It happened at Ondangwa.
*I AM finally happy when we reach the Windhoek \Rehoboth roadblock after a nightmare trip with my drunk husband but then the traffic police officer just says: ‘OK sir go through.’ Please help us we need you.
*TRAFFIC officers do you want to make money? Spend one evening (in shifts) in Nelson Mandela Ave. You can write tickets for those driving over the limit.
*ANOTHER taxi fee increase is here and the reason they gave is: ‘We are operating at loss’. Believe me these are the same people who frequently travel to Bostwana to buy secondhand cars. With what? With the profit they generate from their taxi businesses they claim to be operating at a loss. How do the Namibia Bus and Taxi Association (Nabta) and the Ministry of Works and Transport define ‘loss’? You can’t be operating at a loss and afford another vehicle from the profit you generate. No, we can’t continue like this! You have come to a point where you are taking advantage of us. You are driving us into deep inflation slowly but surely...
*TO all the taxi drivers out there, it’s our responsibility as customers to pay our fare not to provide you with change!
*UNAM graduation is around the corner but some of us haven’t heard the results of our thesis. Heads of department are sitting on our thesis. We want to graduate.
*DIRECTOR of Education of Omusati Region we also need vocational classes for mathematics for Grade 12 not only for English. This must also be be done in the August holiday.!
*IUM examination department we are facing examinations starting this month and we request you to pull up your socks and concentrate on your work. We don’t want to hear our results are missing or lost as in previous years. We are paying a lot of money, compared to other institutions, and are not getting our results as expected. Please give the jobs to the people who can do it correctly.
– IUM student, Ongwediva
*MINISTER of Education and your deputy, please if you make surprise visits to schools also make a turn at circuit offices and libraries. You’ll be even more surprised.
– Concerned civil servant
*IOL staff I want to find out when I will receive the books that are outstanding for assignments with a due date of June 15? I am very concerned.
*PLEASE government do something about fishing companies. May 4 is the day to remember our brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers who lost their lives for this country. But we are forced to go to sea on that day. Please fishing companies respect the day.
In and From the Regions
*WHEN will the road to the Kalimbeza Rice Project be tarred? The project has so far made good progress according to the news that we hear through the media every now and then. President Pohamaba often visits the project. I wonder how he normally reaches the project site. The road is very bad and not safe at all, for both cars and us humans.
*CAN the town council of Ondangwa please do something about the horrible stench coming from a drain at a certain house in Extension 3 Brian Simaata Street.
*PLEASE Outapi clean your town especially at the yellow complex and FNB. Tell them to clean their places.
– Mekondjo, Outapi
*MINISTRY of Housing please build us flats at Walvis Bay for which we will pay you. Our belongings and lives are destroyed by fires in those ghettos.
*THERE is a multi-purpose youth centre in our town Lüderitz but no youth officer, sports officer, cultural officer compared to our neighbours in Keetmanshoop. Please Minister Kazenambo hear our cries and appoint people in these positions.
*NBC please show us the Big Brother launch show.
*MINISTRY of Home Affairs Northern Industrial Area improve your service please!
Lost and Found
*MR EL Kasita your driving licence with me. Call 081-286-3927.
*I FOUND an ID and other documents for Ndahambelela Ndilimeke Hamutenya. Call 081-200-4759.
*I ELFRIEDE Jonker lost my ID and other documents in Golgota 14. If found please contact 081-234-0963/081-681-3382.
*I HAUSIKU Evi Peneyambeko lost my ID in Rundu town. Please contact me on 081-673-1264 if found.
*I SOFIA Henok lost my ID. If found please contact 081-270-2225.
*I PETRUS Maria Memanguluko lost my wallet with my ID, other cards and passport photos. If found please contact 081-462-3542.
*I NAMUTHINDA Alfred lost my documents in a white taxi. If found please contact 081-725-3012.
* ANTI-Corruption Commission come to Etosha National Park, especially Halali, and see the apartheid we hai//om are suffering. We don’t get jobs here.
– Concerned hai//om youth
*CAN the ACC also investigate the finances of all these ‘mushroom’ churches?
*I DON’T understand why the ACC is going after private companies that have their systems in place for dealing with corruption internally. Does the ACC really have that much manpower to spare? The focus needs to be on government corruption first and foremost. Or not?
Responses to recent SMSes
*A TEACHER’S term should be five years too. At our school for the past three years not a single learner passed Accounting in Grade 10 but the teacher gets a salary every month. Teachers should go if learners don’t perform.
*I AGREE that principals, teachers and heads of departments should all get five-year terms because learner failure and non-performance become the order of the day.
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