Food for thought
n PARENTS please teach your young daughters that material things are not an indication of how much a man loves you. Teach them to stay away from sugar daddies. No, I’m not blaming the parents. Oftentimes they’re not even aware of these relationships. But perhaps it might help to talk to our daughters about the dangers. These men give them everything while they’re studying, those expensive weaves and high heels they’re so fond of, and they give the men sex in return. But at what cost? HIV! And ultimately, death. It makes me so mad.
n EARPHONES while driving, is it allowed? Does it not take away the concentration of the driver?
n IT PAINS the heart to see so many young citizens committing horrendous crimes in the name of love. Is it love or are there underlying social problems? The major problems we have, according to research findings, point to social ills but it pains when knowledge graces the shelves of the library but the content is never used to change the way people live. Tersbol’s research of 2002 points out that one of the major challenges we have is girls with a culture of receiving gifts from men for survival. This is not sustainable. Mass education is needed for young adults ASAP.
n THERE are more important things than a simple raise in salary. We need benefits, our rights, freedom of speech and housing allowances because the majority of our members honestly cannot afford a place to sleep, let alone something to eat while we management cadres can dine and wine left and right, send our kids to the best schools, renovate and build houses and even reserve travelling funds for ourselves, our families and brothers. The life of an ordinary police official is one of absolute slavery in the name of the oppressive and easily abused and illegally applied code of discipline. Lets stand up!
n UNEMPLOYED youth and all public servants of Namibia, it’s time for us to demand better living conditions from the government. We have suffered enough! The time is now!
– Unemployed graduate
n SWAPO and GRN, stop stuffing the first president and already too fat, fat cats with state funds while there are citizens who cannot even bury their dead in this country! Will be waiting to read this SMS.
n WITH the current rate of importing Chinese into Namibia, one wonders if they will not soon equal the population size of Namibia.
n WHAT should we do, fellow Namibians, to stop the culture and habit of killing lovers?
– Dimbulukweni Hosea D
n SCHOOL principals are their schools’ managers. Compare their affordability and living standards with those of other managers, especially in the private sector, you will detect a vast difference. Good principals are leaving for positions on par with better incomes. The teaching profession has lost value and recognition, bear with me educators.
n ADVICE to Leo: To become competitive in the cellphone communication arena, introduce a competition where your customers can win a car.
n PROTECTION orders won’t stop anybody from doing whatever they decide to do. Let’s be real, it just worsens the anger in men. The law only sides with women, regardless if she is wrong or right. Men’s problems are ignored. I am not saying killing is good at all but the law must respect men as well!
n SHAME on the Ministry of Education, I don’t understand why the ministry has to cut 30 per cent funding to the best institution in the country. Stop being bias against Poly. It’s us students who are affected.
– EN Haimbodi
n I WOULD like to agree with the reader who requested that directors of education should instruct inspectors and subject advisers to visit schools! Why? At some high schools in Windhoek, teachers are not teaching anymore and are just loafing around. Please Madam Seefeldt do something, our Grade 8, 9 and 11 learners will fail.
– Concerned teacher
n I do not think Peter Mietzner and his co-panelists on ‘The Week That Was’ read their Bibles. If they do, they do not believe what is written in the Bible. NBC presenters did not do any research on the matter at hand what so ever. Please take some time to read the following scriptures from your own Bible; Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:11-12; Acts 15:20;29. So friends be assured that the Bible is not silent on blood, there are many more scriptures.
n OFFICE of the President, your personnel at the Windhoek Show Grounds are amazing. Keep it up.
n CITY of Windhoek stop interfering in people’s private lives in their own houses. Concentrate on bars, shebeens and clubs in residential areas that make a lot of noise.
n TATE WOERMANN! Sunday September 30, at 15h00 and I am shopping in Katutura Woermann Hyper. Your shop is very dirty and untidy. The queues are long and the tellers definitely don’t seem to be enjoying what they are busy with. Will you please do something?
Is it safe?
n Do we have alternatives to blood transfusions in Namibia? Are they not safer than blood in a country like Namibia with high HIV infections? Please doctors help or the Ministry Of Health?
n MINISTER Kamwi, I am concerned with senior citizens those who come to Oshakati State Hospital every month to take a tablet for high blood pressure. Most of them come from very far, in remote areas. They come early, from 09h00 but only leave after 16h30 because of the long queues. Why can the aged not received their medicine at the same time as their blood pressure is checked? The current system which is in place is too old and it’s punishment to them without food or drink for long hours. It is better that the main hospital provides for all their necessities to their nearest clinic.
n REALLY, some of these doctors are just here for dictatorship, money and enjoyment. He/she is on call but the phone is off. You ask the doctor to come and see the patient but you are given orders over the phone. Where did they learn to prescribe medication for patients without seeing them? This is a reality. I did my own research as an experienced medical assistant and not a doctor. The commission of inquiry can also do their part.
n THE on-going agreement between Cuba and Namibia, where Cuba provides medical personnel and we pay, proves to be a serious financial burden. Was this agreement ever subject to public and Parliamentary debates?
n UNTIL when are we going to keep depending on foreign doctors? Is the Namibian Government not supposed to invest in its people, to make funds available to those who want to study in this field? What will happen if all foreign doctors leave this country? Namibia must stop living like a baby.
n MINISTER Richard Kamwi, can you please visit the Unam nursing students in the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital? We have problems and we are suffering here in practice and financially. Students are not considered at all. We plead as your children.
n I DON’T know why GRN wants to pay so much for medical staff from Cuba. Start paying our own professionals to do the job or get them from South Africa. Also start providing bursaries to students to study medicine. Those Cuban’s can’t even speak English.
n RICHARD Kamwi, can you please tell me why I must pay N$60 for a prescription from a private doctor at the state hospital in Outjo? I am a state patient. What does it matter where the prescription comes from?
n MINISTRY of Health, some of these foreign doctors are really doing their work properly but the majority of them don’t care and are even rude. They don’t want to listen to the nurses who are with these patients 24 hours. I am sure they are influenced by many Namibian doctors who are running away from state hospitals. Most of the state hospitals are run by foreign PMOs, and some are too old to get a job in their countries. Don’t we have capable Namibian doctors who understand the situation better?
n FOR how long is the government going to suffer the loss of replacing stolen equipment from Katutura Hospital when we have security guards and police officers manning all entrances and exits around the clock, seven days a week? It has become the order of the day and no arrests are made, despite theft cases being reported to the relevant authorities. Whose liability is it?
n THE SMS of September 28, ‘Strike Civil Servants Strike,’ is inciting to say the least, but at least two-thirds do not work anyway, so what’s the gripe! Time to change your attitude and be thankful for a paid job. Hard times lie ahead!
n IT IS wrong to imply, that all African leaders are more corrupt than others, that’s why the ICC targets them. Africans never went abroad to colonise anyone like your masters did. The killing of non-compliant leaders to their ideologies is the worst form of corruption. One can’t be the referee and footballer at the same time. Pohamba is spot on.
– Chris Malema