Food for thought
n PLEASE, the government must take action against those children born in exile. Who do they think they are? GRN admitted them once as Namibian police and soldiers, but they left the training because it was hard. They want to work in offices. How can you work in the office if you don’t even know how to switch on the computer and your highest qualification is Grade 7? They must stop the nonsense they are trying. This government is for all, not them only.
n YOUNG Namibians who are always complaining about employment given to struggle children shall wait until all of them are recruited. A policy that is only in the interest of some people. Are we not all Namibians or does it mean that for one to secure employment he/she should belong to a certain political party?
n NATIS should give back the marked scripts so that we could see how we fail instead of just giving results.
n PROVIDING condoms in school does not encourage sex. We do not live in a vacuum! Do you honestly believe that removing condoms will magically prevent teenagers from thinking about sex? Having condoms around encourages safe sex, seeing as they will have sex regardless. I really think this is the best option.
n I WANT to know if a person with a criminal record can be a leader of a traditional authority?
n N$660 million (GIPF) divided by 2,1 million Namibians = N$314 000 per person and if you divide N$314 000 by 12 months, each Namibian will receive about N$24 000 per month for 12 months. But in the land of the grave, this is just a big dream!
– Shikukumwa, Nkurenkuru
Bouquets and Brickbats
n THE Namibian, please conduct research before you publish a story. We don’t have Prison Act anymore in Namibia. We have Correctional Services Act, Act No 9 of 2012. Tell your reporter to be on time with the latest development.
n CONGRATS Minister Iyambo with the modern Windhoek Library but what happened to the rest of the staff members? We need them and others back and please give them nice uniforms to go with the new look.
– Proud library user.
n NAMPOL officers stop judging the people who come to stations to open cases. You are not judges. No need to tell who is right or wrong at that point.
n WALVIS Bay has become a safe town since most of the housebreakers have been put behind bars. Well done to the public prosecutors in Walvis Bay. Keep up the good work.
– Alice Van der Merwe
n BARRY Rukoro, when will the countrywide second division receive their money to register for the new season?
n ADVOCATE Vekuii Rukoro, take a trip to Rundu and see your forever overcrowded bank and out of cash ATM. Why don’t you open a second branch? We are sick and tired of your poor service. FNB, how can we frustrate you?
Margaret Mensah Williams
n THANK you Margaret Mensah Williams for talking about the recruitment of OVC and struggle kids. Unemployment is everywhere.
n CITY of Windhoek, when are we getting our speed humps at Samuel Shikomba Street in Katutura? We applied in 2008 and have been on the waiting list since.
n NBC ‘Soccer Pitch’, please get a different analyst because Congo Hindjou and Lolo Goraseb are not objective. It looks like they are on the payroll of NFA and NPL. We need people with critical minds, but that can also give credit where it’s due.
n THANKS NBC for bringing ‘WWE’. Now can you please think of us parents and mothers and please also bring ‘Great Expectations’. If you do that we will be very grateful. Thanks in advance.
– L Von Hatten
n THANK you NBC for bringing us the two new soapies, ‘Rhythm City’ and ‘Scandal’. Now I will start paying my TV license.
n NBC TV promised its viewers that ‘Rhythm City’ would start on Monday October 1, but instead of showing it, they opted to repeat the episode of ‘Seize The Day’ of Friday September 28. I wasted my time and energy to be at home so early. Please be more professional.
n Unam, students are sick and tired of fighting for our refunds. We struggle to get that loan and now Unam brings up a portal that won’t let our forms go through for processing. If it’s money you want can’t you just apply for a loan from the ministry like we did?
n POLYTECHNIC stop constructing your buildings. We want the refund for our accounts before the exam, otherwise there will be no exam at all.
– Concerned student
n DEAR Dr Iyambo, why do the vocational students not receive enough loan money to pay their fees but Polytechnic, IUM and Unam students are getting more than they need. That is not fair. We are all Namibians.
n ANDREW Ndishishi, you are not a medical doctor, therefore you do not know what it feels like when you have to tell a mother her child has died! Especially when some colleagues’ training or institutions are not up to standard. You will have the blood on your hands.
n AT Maltahohe and many villages, there are no pharmacies. What are we trying to achieve if we strip doctors from what they have studied for for many years, i.e. to cure the sick which includes providing medication and injections? It is like sending a soldier to the battlefield without his weapon. Ministry of Health, what are we trying to achieve here? People in the villages also have medical aid and have a right to private doctors.
n KGALEMANG Makgone, many of the staff in the maintenance department of the Ministry of Works are running their own businesses while being paid salaries, enjoying government medical aid as well as receiving a pension when they retire. So, they are too busy with their private jobs to do the job that the taxpayers pay them to do.
n DROS Windhoek employees, if you earn less than N$40 000 in a tax year you can claim that tax back.
n I AM getting tired of these jealous rugby fans. You go to the world cup because there is no competition in Africa when it comes to rugby. You are not talented at all. MTC invests in soccer because of the support for soccer compared to rugby. These are the facts.
n WILL Tjiriange’s report on findings in the forces be accurate considering that he and force commanders were once colleagues and friends in exile? Why not appoint more neutral people?
n I REALLY do not see the need for Cuban doctors. They don’t perform surgeries. Is it for the sake of giving back to the Cuban nation for helping our country during the liberation struggle? Increase police salaries to avoid another strike. Charity starts at home.
n NANTU please rescue us! We, teachers at some schools in the Omusati Region, are forced to pay back money we were given as a bush allowance. Apparently our schools are in town. Having electricity at school does not mean you are in town. Besides, why force us to pay back the money as if we forced you to give it? We did not steal but you gave it to us. So do not force us to pay back the money.
n THE Ministry of Safety and Security must do something to Omega Police Station. It operates 24-hours but has no electricity. There is no proper accommodation. Officers are put at risk making carton rooms and there is no water. Officers are struggling to walk at least a kilometre to get water for themselves and they have to walk again with prisoners to get their water for food. It’s really not good. Please do something.
In and From
n VAKWETU, it is so many years down the road and still no report is released on the Omusati toilet scam. Why is the ACC mum when this costly case is still not yet resolved. It seems that those who are connected are somehow protected by our legal system. One only hopes that the GIPF case will be given the attention it deserves!
n The Outapi Town Council must realise that by their commercialisation of Olufuko they have made themselves liable to payment of 15 per cent of profits made during the Olufuko Festival [which goes] towards the Ombalanhu Royal Family for the construction of Ombaanhu Palace and Museum, Omumbaanhu Omufiona.
n THE people who built the toilets in the villages last year, why did you not give the keys of those toilets to those who are supposed to use them? I think this is a way of wasting tax payers money. They want people to walk long distances to where these people are apparently holding meetings to explain to the people how to use the toilets. Is their S&T covered? How on earth do you want old people to travel those long distances just to collect the keys of the toilets instead of just giving the keys after the completion of the toilet? You better come remove your toilets or give the keys to the owners.
n ONDANGWA Town Council, what plan do you have to keep pigs out of town? This issue has come a long way but up to now no action or any change has been made yet. Please do something. Pigs are destroying our property.
n THE Pastors in Luderitz preaching every Saturday in front of Pep and Style are so irritating, can the Municipality or authority please do something about it. We will go to church if we want to hear someone preaching. We will appreciate it if this can be stopped, it even scares the poor tourist!
Lost and Found
n I, FILLEMON Moshana lost my ID and my student card. Please contact me at 081-868 6005 or 081-340 6317.
n I, PETRUS Timoteus lost my documents in Oshakati west in a brown wallet containing an ID, FNB ATM card and a Nampost card. If found, contact me on 081-853 0918 or 081-853 0914.
n I found the drivers license of M Joseph. Contact me at 081-697 8887.