Food for thought
*SOMEONE at the Windhoek Municipality is passing on to commercial enterprises the private details of people submitting building plans to the City. I recently had my plans approved only to then receive a letter from Pupkewitz Megabuild offering various building support services. Surely the information I submit to municipal officials should be confidential? Was it information sold on to Pupkewitz and others?
*I AM a tenant in one of the government old age homes. Iím happy for the privilege of staying here and thank the government for that. The problem is that the ministry now wants to install pre-paid electric metres here. I just wonder if I have a stove, fridge and a washing machine how much my bill will be? Letís say N$300 to N$350 per month. That leaves N$250 from my old-age pension. It will be very hard to survive on that. Is there anybody from the ministry, who can reply on this please.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*IS there no health inspector in the Ohangwena Region? Shops keep selling expired food, especially at Oshikango. Make a surprise visit and see for yourself.
n I WISH to air my views on this platform. I went on Friday October 12 to visit a family member at Windhoek Central Prison. I was shocked to witness how the prison wardens were mistreating the trial awaiting inmates during visiting hours. We were chased away and treated with no respect. Some high ranking officials shoved us around with their sticks and others were pushing the inmates against the wall inhumanly.
*THANK you Ben Mulongeni for being on the side of the low ranking police officer. You are telling the truth. I wish you could be our Minister of Safety and Security.
*The driver of a white Polo, (registration given) inform your passengers not to toss burning cigarette buds out of the vehicle. I was driving behind you between Usakos and Karibib when this happened. Our farmers are losing grazing fields due to veld fires caused by such carelessness.
*MY complaint is for the Ministry of Safety and Veterans Affairs. We are struggling to get the money for old fighters. There are only a few people who are receiving this money. Why is this happening? We are all one nation. My mother and I were almost killed while my father was in the war. My father was a full Swapo fighter. He has all the documents that showed that he was one of the fighters. We also need the goods that others get. I need an answer to my complaint!
*FARMERS need to be taxed like all of us. I have seen them and SMEs grabbing each till slip that they can put their hands on to claim tax back. Workers are being taxed up to 35 per cent plus 15 per cent VAT.
*IS the Namibian Police serious with what they preach? I was shocked on Friday morning after I called the police to report that someone had broken into my room and stolen my laptop. When they arrived they were just talking a lot and refused to take finger prints and question the suspects. After that they decided to let them to go.
*THE SPYL nomination of the future leaders of Swapo from one region indicates that the SPYL is not only running out of options but they are also being used by some hypocritical and ambitious leaders to advance their greediness and materialistic agendas without them realising that the agenda theyíre promoting is not only divisive but also tribalistic and regionalistic. It has the potential of tearing the party apart on tribal, regional and racial lines. Viva Pohamba for your zebra inclusive nomination.
*SPYLís nominations of the retired generals to the SWAPO congress is a disgrace to the youth. How can you regard yourself as youth but you nominate old, retired people who do not have young peopleís interests at heart? You cheated us!
*SOMETHING must be seriously wrong with the Swapo Youth League that they find it appropriate to be represented by a bunch of retired tates! They cannot possibly be that desperate, can they? Maybe that move speaks for itself as a reflection of how outdated their ideology has become...
Ė An amused old timer in the Bucht
*CAN MTC please employ more staff at Hosea Kutako International Airport, so one does not wait for a long time in the queue.
*NBC TV, why did you not broadcast the Brave Warriorsí game? You have a duty to inform the nation and to promote sport in this country.
*MINISTER Kamwi, could you please do a health check at Katutura Hospital? Filthy toilets, broken toilet seats, taps at basins not working and basins blocked. Showers are in a very bad state. Why not let private companies do the cleaning then you will see and smell the difference. I promise you.
In and From the Regions
*I REALY donít know whatís going on with Karibib Council. Why donít you want to give electricity to shack dwellers. Shame on you!
*WHEN will Swapo bring development to Uukolonkadhi? We are sick tired of your big mouth during elections! No water, no electricity and no road! Why? Remember that we are tired.
*VACANCIES of GRN like the Ministry of Works that were advertised on May 18, up to now no one has been interviewed! We have the papers and experience. Can the ministry please give us the answers?
*WE workers at Khomasdal Total service station are complaining about low salaries. We have no benefits like social security, medical aid, pension or bonus. We have no basic salary. Even though you have worked overtime or worked for them for 20 years or just a month you just get same salary. There is no increase in salary. Some of us have school going children, houses, water and electricity bills to pay. Asking for a salary increase will get you fired. This is a highly profitable service but workers are suffering. What kind of hell is this? Ministry of Labour, help us!
*WE have been hoping for quite for a long time that our rates will get better but until now, nothing. How can one get N$5,50 per hour for eight hours while working at a so-called mine? What is this? Please Purity Manganise look at what we have put in to your mine!
Ė Concerned worker
*WE worked for supplementary registration in the Tsumkwe Constituency. The ECN send us out into the field hungry and at the end of the day they expect us to perform with no food. All of us are unemployed. We finished registration on September 29 but up to now they did not pay us for training or for registration. We need the director of ECN to tell us what is causing the delay of our payment.
*COMRADE General Ndeitunga, if there is no salary increase for police officers as you mention why canít you promote men and women in uniform? Imagine a member joined the force in 1998 but that member is still a constable. This rank of constable is the major cause of indiscipline, corruption and bribery among your police officers.
Ė Kamati I
*SWAPO governmentís medical aid is increasing from next month. Also food prices are increasing and still the government is refusing salary increments.
*I REALLY do not understand the Okalongo Circuit Education Inspector. She is never in the office. Itís only the communiquť about her absence from office we receive at schools. The cleaner is always the one serving in the office. She needs to delegate to one of her principals if she moves out, not a cleaner please!
*MINISTER of Education, with due respect, do you think itís fair that we had to continue with the exams while some papers were stolen. I donít think so. I recommend that we re-write the exams. Even if we have to finish in December. It will be unfair if the cheated marks are going to be taken.
*THE Grade 10 mock exam at Pyamukuu Combined School in Ogongo is worrisome. I am a worried parent working in Windhoek who has a child at the school. I was terribly shocked to hear that Grade 10 learners at that school didnít follow the national exam timetable. They wrote English on August 3 instead of August 2, a day scheduled for Keyboard. Can the Minister of Education investigate?
*WE, the learners of Namcol, are sick and tired of repeating. Do those people really mark our papers or are they just putting on the previous symbols? Something must be done. Is Namcol a school or a business? We are paying a lot of money and there is no change at all. How can one study and study with the aim of passing, but when the results come, itís just F symbols every time. What is that vakwetu? We are tired of those Fs.
*MINISTER Kamwi and your PS, are you aware that some Control Officers in the Ohangwena Region are using government vehicles for private purposes, transporting their family and doing their business during office hours and over weekends? ACC you must investigate.
*GRN increase medical aid but they donít want to increase the salaries, how do you think we are going to survive? Civil servants please letís stand up for our own rights.
*NURSES of Namibia, let us follow in the footsteps of the teachers by demanding answers from Nevonga of Napwu. Let our voices be heard before the GRN tramps on our rights to strike with their declaration of essential services. I salute the teachers for a brave stand they took. GRN have no shame for increasing medical aid contributions with 100 per cent while our salaries remain peanuts. This is really an inconsiderate government.
Lost and Found
*TJIWANA Zeka Avelino and Tjiwana Nita lost two ID cards in Windhoek. If you find them please SMS or call us at 0813463267 or 0813386430. Many thanks.
*I, Elia T Aitana, lost my Grade 10 certificate of 2011. If found contact 0816513656 or 0812471916.
*I, Agatha Boois, lost my ID in a taxi in Windhoek. If found please contact me on 0816446901.