Food for Thought
*ISRAEL attacks any nation but nothing happens. Recently they bombed an arms factory in Sudan. I wonder what will happen if they attack Iran...
*THE three worst ministries: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Works. When will the President clean up these incompetents or get the cockroaches out of Katutura Hospital?
*CONGRATULATIONS! Namibian chickens are much more expensive than South African chickens! Are we stupid or what?
*IN 1990 I was paid N$1 per km and N$50 for food. It took N$150 to fill my carís tank. Today a tank of fuel costs N$600 but the court fees remain the same. Imagine having to travel from Karasburg to Katima Mulilo as a witness and your tyres get damaged. No wonder the police fail to get witnesses to court. Keep your money, I will keep my car in good running condition.
*WHERE can I find out the value of a King George VI 1945 3d tickey and a Queen Elizabeth II 1960 sixpence? Please SMS: 0813567744. Thanks.
*WHY canít government send people to medical school? They are paying these foreign doctors a whole lot of money. A doctorís monthly salary might be enough for one Namibian medical student in Russia. Our government should wake up from the dream they are living in or else they will forever have doctors who do not have the interests of our nation, but just money, at heart.
*TAX in our country is now becoming a way of robbing civil servants lawfully. Imagine, a person has tax deducted from their salary and again on every item he or she buys, even a recharge voucher. Are we now working for tax or for our living? While the fat catsí salaries remain non-taxable for life.
*WHERE in the income tax act does it say Inland Revenue must ask for declarations under oath to show that a person was unemployed? FYI there are Namibians who are unemployed!
*WHY is football not part of the Namibia Sport Awards?
*I HAVE been in Botswana on several occasions and what I found out is that learners donít pay school fees at all. Those at the University of Botswana have free access to studies and each local student receives P1 500 per month. What a good example for the Swapo government to imitate. That is what free education means.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*DO people know about the wonderful booklet ĎOne Thousand Riversí by Flying Elephant Press? It shows those beautiful images of Sannatjie and the animals. I got it from American friends three years ago. Iím so grateful that sheís got a caring mentor in the N/aían ku sÍ Lodge people.
*ITíS 15h00, Sunday, October 28 and the prisoners at Windhoek Police Station havenít had lunch. Station Commander are you aware how incompetent are your officers are?
*PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba, you and some of your ministers made some errors during your term of office. The nine opposition parties that challenged the outcome of the 2009 elections have followed constitutional legal procedures and the laws of Namibia.
*THE local media is killing our football. How can the NBC broadcast English Premier League games but they are unable to do so with Namibia Premier League soccer?
That is unpatriotic.
*ĎHUNGRY and Illiterate; Cry The Namibian Childí by Tsudao Gurirab refers. While this writer has beef against Mugabe just because of the latterís old age and that he (Tsudao) is in opposition politics against Swapo, can he take solace in the fact that most of the issues he raised in his article are not in Zimbabwe. Is he aware that Zimbabwe, even under sanctions, has the highest literacy rate in Africa?
*WHAT benefit do Namibian men get from Social Security Commission? Is the money, that my family will claim from SSC when I die, benefiting me? Who implemented the policy of robbing poor people mafia style.
*FAT MPs eat well and do nothing.
*I SUGGEST the President must just resign. The country is in chaos yet he pretends to be blind. Now is the time we need to see his ability and his character. Is he a leader who cares?
*WE need bigger cars because we canít fit into our cars, so said the MPs when they wanted the E Class Mercedesí. Being fat is unhealthy. Show me a fat man who reached 80 years of age and I will show you a slim politician who is still in power and alive. So if you want to enjoy the money that has made you fat for some time better start cycling to Parliament.
*PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba is giving the nation the idea of a revolution. Why does he not have a solution for the jobless poor or is it election time?
*STANDARD Bank Home Loan Windhoek and NHE, could you please inform your clients when the Otjomuise project will be completed. We are tired of waiting.
*PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohambaís claim that he is a democrat is a farce. One cannot be a democrat and at the same time have no respect for the Constitution of the country. He said in Ongwediva that those who went to court to challenge the 2009 elections might have wanted to cause disorder in the country. I thought he was the defender of the constitutional rights of everybody in the country.
*JOB Amupanda is a very good example of the bad basic education system in Namibia. They say you can take a man out of the bush but you canít take the bush out of the man. Even a university education has failed to rehabilitate that child. Job should apologise, unreservedly, to the Pandeni family for trying to use our late relativeís death in a car crash for personal political gain. Trying to elevate yourself via the dead is so cheap. We are disgusted.
*MINISTER Richard Kamwi and director for Outapi district hospital, the spray men and women at Omusati Region are spraying from August 20 but we did not yet paid. We wanted to talk to the accountant at Outapi but he did not come to us. We want our money. Please minister, do something for us.
*DEAN of the Faculty of Law at Unam, are you aware that fourth-year law students are starting final exams on November 6 but to date their continuous assessments are still not done by lecturers? Are you further aware that the exam dates are too compact and have potential negative effects on studentsí performance? Are you aware that their assignments and test marks are still pending in all subjects since the beginning of the academic year? Are you aware that history is about to repeat itself if this is not addressed? If not, intervene promptly.
Ė Law student
*UNIONS are not our bosses. Do unions consider themselves as civil servantsí bosses? Do they decide on what civil servants want? Who is paying who? Is it the unions (Napwu and Nantu) who pay the salaries of civil servants or is it civil servants who pay their salaries? Are the unions becoming the stepping stone for political ambitions?
*PRIME Minister Nahas Angula, when workers join unions those unions represent their workers. If you donít want to work with such unions it shows us that you donít care about your people! We now know who to vote for next time.
*BASILIUS Haingura, when we were at Nantu offices on Friday, demanding answers, why did you not come out and tell us what you were saying in the media? You are conveniently forgetting that you are a servant of teachers, not the other way around. Donít you dare underestimate our powers.
Ė Juffrou Anna
*PERMANENT Secretary of Ministry of Health please visit the spray men in the malaria control programme in the Omusati Region. We want to talk to you directly. Please help us. We are suffering a lot.
*WHAT is wrong with Minister Richard Kamwi? He should take Abraham Iyamboís example. He responded to his teachersí cry but Kamwi cannot answer nurses! He wants them to strike and then our sick families die in the hospital.
*THE Government is absolutely hungry! My father worked as a police officer for 20 years. They pensioned him and he got N$124 000 only, on the rank of sergeant, for what? Discrimination! I need response from the Government of Namibia.
Lost and Found
*I, Mariana Elifas lost my medical passport, bank card and my black bag with all my clothes in the area of Monte Christo. If found, please call 081-853 7863.
*SHIKOMBA Toivo Tuhafeni, I found your ID, please contact me at 081-716 6434.
*I DONíT know why are the phones of those, who send SMSes to newspapers looking for lovers are always off. Stop wasting peopleís credit!
*I, Stefanus Paulus lost my ID and bank card in Oshakati. If found, please contact me on 081-292 6330.
*I, Absalom Stenalley Kandongo lost my ID in Omaruru. If found, please call 081-871 0225.
*I, Gabriel Meroro lost my ID and various cards in Windhoek. If found please contact me at 081-819 2068 or 081-252 2793.
*I, Theresia Kooper (born 1985) lost my ID last month in Windhoek. If found please call or SMS 081-838 8206.
*I, Waramba Simon Ndara lost my ID and Grade 10 and 12 certificates in Windhoek. If found, please contact 081-385 4388.
*I, Markus Dawid Swartz lost my wallet with all important documents in Windhoek. If found, please call or text me at 081-248 5738 or 081-359 1904.
*I, Anna Goases lost my ID in a taxi. If found, contact me at 081-817 3656.
*I am looking to reunite with an old Plan fighter. His name was Kalunga. He was a medic. You had a crossfire during the night at our homestead at Omakelo Village. I want to meet him if he survived. Call me at 081-644 1770.