Food for Thought
*AT this point the whole nation is crying about passion killings and baby dumping. As a citizen, Iím moved and so ashamed of this practice! The only solution is to make people aware of where to find help in case they need it. We need more social workers in all corners of our country to eradicate this practice.
*HOW come no one objected to the salary hike for the President, not even himself or anyone in Parliament when Nahas Angula broke the news to them? Unemployment is a big problem and yet we give away money to those who do not need it. I know the main problems are politically corrupt minds in our population because we keep on forgetting year after year that during elections, we are used. Confused by election fever, we praise the same people who will later hike their own salaries and leave us to live in shacks with no chance of education and good healthcare.
*IF they meet the demands of transport striking workers in SA, all commodities will become more expensive. The situation will scare potential investors so that the rand loses its value which will push transport and commodity costs up even more. All is a chain reaction and the poor people will suffer even more.
Ė S Filipovic
*WHY is it that the President does not pay taxes and we should? Is this really a fair practice in a so-called democratic country? PM doesnít even bother to motivate for our taxes to be slashed in half but supports a salary hike for the President and even has the guts to make it public that the President is exempted from paying tax. What a shame!
*THE article with regard to the N$400 million to be recovered from farmers via land tax should be read in the context of parastatals.
*CANíT the ministry of transport enact a law to urge all drivers to carry a small fire extinguisher in all vehicles. Its existence should be checked at all roadblocks, just like all necessities of a vehicle.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*WE are sick and tired of Ministry of Justice in Rundu. They are granting unaffordable bail. Someone who is accused of stealing an item worth N$5 000 is granted bail of more than that amount. It seems that there is no justice for poor people in Rundu while we are Namibian citizens.
*CITY police, when will you really reduce the tickets? We are sick and tired of getting your thousand dollar tickets everyday. You people are giving us a tough time. Especially us taxi drivers. Please donít force us to strike again.
*We are tired of Swapo news on NBC TV everyday. Is Namibia a one party state?
*NBC, why are you forcing us to pay TV licences while you are broadcasting crap during weekends. Switch on please. All of us are not kids. We want soccer, soccer and soccer.
*THANK you NBC for all the improvements lately, but can you also try to broadcast local films, especially ĎThe Ties That Bindí, it will encourage people to pay their TV licences!
*WE at Onamunama Village near Okanghudi in Ondobe Constituency want to pay our TV licences but we donít use them due to poor picture quality. Sometimes itís not even displaying the image at all. Are we supposed to pay a fine without using our TVs?
In and From the Regions
*THE condition of Rehobothís dusty gravel streets is a big disappointment to home and car owners. The way the town council treats community members in their offices during service delivery is not professional and the mayor does not even know how to address someone professionally.
*WE are tired of the everyday electricity disruptions of Otavi.
*I JUST want to know if Usakosí water is treated and tested regularly because it tastes rusty. The health inspector must look into this matter.
n WE, the former residents of Oshimbungu location in Ondangwa are not happy with the way the town council evacuated us from our land without paying us. We need more information from the Minister of Lands because we have no land to stay on now.
*WE want electricity and water here at Blikkiesdorp in Grootfontein. The town is dirty and looks like a farm. The municipality must do something.
*ABOUT 50 people were given plots in Rehoboth in 2010 by the then mayor. It was said it was only a political scheme to be re-elected and now the current mayor wants the same 50 people to pay N$25 000 for a plot in order to build houses for their families. The reason; they say council donít have money to even service a plot. Politicians in Rehoboth, stop playing with peopleís lives and do the jobs you were elected to do for these people.
*MALTAHOHE councillors and management, what are you waiting for? Canít you see that those stalls are getting out of order while they are not open? Get up and do something. We voted for you to bring a difference to our place. Until when are you going to make empty promises? What happened to the swimming pool?
*PLEASE Ministry of Education, we want to apply for NSFAF loans but the forms are still not available and the due date is end of October.
*I think it would be best if retired teachers celebrate Teacherís Day alone, so the rest of us can keep on teaching. The Ministry of Education can organise something for them, with a bigger budget unlike Nantu who organises with a joke of a budget like in Omaruru!
Ė Mr Teacher
*TO all teachers: On behalf of all parents and learners, I want to thank you for the great service you deliver which is not recognised. May the Almighty bless you abundantly.
Ė Six Mokhatu
*MINISTER Richard Kamwi, please do something about Tsandi Hosptal. There was a patient involved in car accident on Sunday afternoon. They did an X-Ray to see whether he was injured internally and they didnít have one injection that he was supposed to be given and neither was he transferred to another hospital. They sent him home with his pain and lots of Ibuprofen tablets. Is this how your Ministry works?
*HOPEFULLY the Minister of Health learned his lesson by ordering medicine from Cuba. The vaccine was found out by vigilant nurses at Windhoek clinics which was a costly exercise for our country.
*POLYTECHNIC of Namibia HR department, please also recruit your own graduates for vacant entry positions. Yes, we are employable. Take us into consideration.
Ė Unemployed graduate
*SOCIAL Security, please employ competent staff. Expecting mothers are expected to go for months without receiving money as their salaries have stopped. Social Security is entrusted with this responsibility. This is a serious matter. Expecting mothers need to be taken care of more than any other time in their lives. The prompt change will give expecting mothers peace of mind because currently their water and electricity bills are not paid and they cannot afford to put food on the table for their families.
*MY concern is based on the working hours at the super farm at Mariental. The staff in the medic department work nine hours per day and night since 2009 to 2012. They have now removed one hour without confirming with workers first. We want to know, was it the agreement between the labour union and the company?
*MY niece attended an interview for Assistant Accountant with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism on October 4. I was very surprised when she told me that the Director for Administration was chairing the interview with her Deputy Director. I have been in the public service for more than 20 years and I have never heard of a director chairing an interview for an entry level position, not even at Regional level. Iím sure she has important issues that require her immediate attention. One wonders as to whether this is the normal practice at MET or did she have an interest in chairing that specific interviewing process?
Lost and Found
*HP Laptop (Notebook) stolen from GRN Toyota on September 13 at Shoprite Ongwediva. It was in a black bag with black-silver and yellowish USBs, mouse, mouse pad with a lionís picture, ipod charger, cellphone charger, prescription spectacles in Pierre Cardin frame. The notebook had movies, music, Polytechnic files and files authored by Tuhafeni P. Anyone with information is humbly asked to contact 0601104319, 081-217 2519, 081-259 2056, 081-249 1216 or 081-206 3278. This theft forced me to drop my studies at Polytechnic during second semester.
*I FOUND the ID, drivers licence and other important cards of Kaulumbwa Breely in the Southern Industrial Area. Contact me at 081-201 7078.
*I, Loide Autanga, lost my ID. If found please SMS or call me at 081-413 5557.
*I, Ndahomenwa Johannes, lost my ID around Ondangwa and Ongwediva. If found please contact me at 081-664 2015.
*I FOUND the drivers license of PT Kamati. Contact me at 081-295 3479. Iím in Windhoek.
*I, Absalom Stanaley Kandongo, lost my ID. If found please contact me at 081-871 0225.
*I, Laimi Mwatongasheni Ndapwoita, lost my ID and other documents in Oshikuku. Please contact me at 081-487 8855.
*I, Hamunyela Sylvi Nelao, lost my ID. Please contact 081-635 9008 if found. Thanks in advance.
*I, EP Roelf lost my drivers licence, ID and other cards in Khomasdal. Please contact me at 081-876 8084 or 081-206 4359.
*I, Lasarus Lea Ndinelago lost my ID card. If anyone found it contact me at 081-768 7002 please.
*I, Robertha Sekopamasi, lost my ID, and other cards in Walvis. Just contact this number 081-760 6718.
*I, Ndahambelela Nghidengwa, from Efidi-Ondobe lost my file with all documents, including my birth certificate. Contact me at 081-731 8114.