Food for Thought
*In South East Asia I was told that a single interruption of power would cause damage worth several millions in factories, so interruption of power could not be allowed. Now, if we are talking about industrialisation a few years from now with these daily power and water flow interruptions. Is there any seriousness or just a public relations exercise?
*IF ELIJAH Ngurare says he is trapped and canít move forward it means he must remain a youth leader while he becomes old. Be an example to the youth and give a chance to the real youth. It just shows, even if he gets a ministerial position, he will not give way to others. Og! todayís selfish leaders only think for themselves!
*KAZENAMBO Kazenambo is right in saying that Ngurare has become a politician after Independence. Who gives him the right to disrespect our leaders? He was never sjamboked, tear-gassed or shot with rubber bullets and now heís holding on to the SG position while he isnít a youth anymore. He is a typical African leader holding onto positions until they die, what a shame Ngurare.
*ELIJAH Ngurare, donít point fingers and look for problems with your fellow comrades. Be careful not to leave that position like Malema did. Step down and give a young innovative youth the position. You are old and donít know what the needs of us, the youth, are.
*THE SUGGESTION to get rid of tribalism in Namibia: Letís change or interpret all citizensí surnames into the English language and get new IDs from the Ministry of Home Affairs. The surname is the issue. In terms of job seeking, SME finance, bursaries, tenders, fishing quotas and empowerment in Namibia.
Ė Metusalem Neib
*I WOULD like to hear from NBC when will you introduce Ďno pay, no viewsí?
*NBC, ĎThe Week That Wasí programme needs different faces.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*WHY is electricity so unaffordable in Namibia? Is the government aware of this situation? Common citizens are finding it so hard to cope with the price of electrity countrywide.
Ė Nesili, Outapi
*WHEN I look at the pictures of car accidents where parts of human bodies are laying around, itís like Iraq or Afghanistan. We donít have suicide bombers like them but rather many suicide drivers.
*STANDARD Bank please replace your ATM in Otjomuise with two new machines, to match the amount of people in the area, the machine is ancient and always out of order.
*THE GRN must stop appointing Chiefs for tribal communities. Let the people elect their own leaders.
*WINDHOEK, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, you have so many millionaires. You brag about your million dollar houses so each one of you can build at least one school for Namibia. Show your pride.
*IíM GRATEFUL for your newspaper as it is keeping us updated about what is happening in our beloved country. Iím currently in China and read The Namibian on the internet. I was so disappointed to read about the illegal closure of the school and it made me realise that our nation needs to be educated to avoid such incidents from happening. Thank you The Namibian, you made me feel at home.
n DEAR The Namibian, Ďtelling like it isí? Your cartoon series Ďspotted at the Katutura state hospitalí is neither funny nor fitting.
*ROADBLOCKS arenít the correct medicine to treat mentally sick drivers. Erect humps. Let their cars jump high and get damaged. I am sure they wonít speed again after repairing them.
*THESE old ministers must retire and give the youth a chance. They were good for the struggle but now we need educated people who are young and full of energy to lead the nation. Frankly speaking, to have experience in war wonít help you to grow the economy.
*MOOLA must come clean. Is the show still running? No more photos and names of winners. I am fed up with those useless SMSes.
*PROPHET TB Josua haters, you only complain when people are going to Nigeria for deliverance. Where are you when people go to see witchdoctors?
*THANKS for imported cement, especially those that comply with SABS standards, for keeping the price of cement affordable for all Namibians. If government want affordable houses for all Namibians, do they want to introduce a special tax on imported cement or are there fat cats out there who want to manipulate the prices? Letís first think what is best for our country before we listen to what the shareholders of Ohorongo cement have to say. Cement is the building component of a house so if it get expensives the poor will never dream of owning a brick house and Vision 2030 and election promises will not be achieved. So please, just regulate imported cement so that it complies with with SABS and control the imports into Namibia. Consider the end user.
*I FEEL good when leaders speak in local vernaculars in rural areas. However, some ministers stick rigidly to the Queenís language.
*PRESIDENT Pohamba, you live in luxury. Do you even know that there are government employees who go to work hungry and sleep hungry? Their salaries are just enough for housing, taxi and doctors. Why donít you give us decent salaries?
*SOME parents allow kids to play in fountains in Zoo Park and at government gardens. Please donít! Itís unhealthy. A fountain is not a swimming pool.
*CITY of Windhoek, why are there no pedestrian crossings near the bus stops? Where are we supposed to cross the road without endangering our lives? Please do not fine us if we cross the road anywhere!
*NAMIBIA has many qualified physical education teachers and many more sport coaches! Use them from now on to start preparing for the next Olympic and Paralympic Games! Let all business people in the country contribute cash!
*MINISTRY of Education, at our school we need the text books for Oshindonga and Life Science, what we have is not enough. We also want the forms for transferring to other schools. Please help us at Sion Sheehama Combined School.
*PHYSICAL Education must be compulsory in all schools, at all grades.
*FELLOW Namibians let us be politically mature. RDP is a party formed by Namibians aiming at contributing to the countryís development. Omutwewomunhu community and especially Swapo members make a difference between GRN and political parties. What have you contributed to Haihambo PS since you were born? You are the enemy of development.
*DONíT discriminate against the parents and community of Omutwewomunhu. It is their democratic right. Closing schools in the Ohakafiya circuit is the only solution. Okahenge CS was closed in 2006 and Ounyenye CS was closed in 2010 and in 2011. In both cases parents were right and succeeded.
*SNíT THE southern educational region also part of Minister Abraham Iyamboís responsibilities? We have so many issues with our director and his admin staff in Mariental. Please come and investigate all our salaries and unhappiness in our region.
*MINISTER of Education, why canít the students who pass Grade 10 at Namcol who are over 22 years of age not go for Grade 12? Why do you put an age limit there? Do you think a person can pass Grade 12 through Namcol as a first timer?
In and from the Regions
*MINISTRY of Health, Okakarara clinic nurses are leaving sick people in the queue while they go for lunch. Is this fair Minister Kamwi?
*OHANGWENA Municipality responsible for Ongha town, please, please we want speed bumps at the main road. Cars are speeding dangerously and there are elders and school kids crossing the road. Itís a busy area! Many residents are hit every month. I need a response.
*MINISTRY of safety and security, are the people not allowed to go and visit their family members and friends who are living in the government houses in Ondangwa prison? And do those people living there have the right to insult those who donít live there?
*CAN THE GRN please do something about the Oshakati Ė Omugwelume road? People living near that road are getting sick everyday due to the dust emitted from that road. Contractors, if you cannot do the job donít insist on doing so. You are hurting innocent people.
*WHY is the electricity so expensive? N$200 will get you only 127.10 units at Cenored.
*PLEASE Katima Town Council, do something with the gravel roads in the locations. We are dying from dust and gradually we will suffer from lung cancer.
Lost and found
*I, Ottilie Uusiku, lost my ID card in Windhoek. If found please SMS me at 0812321786.
*MOSES in Windhoek found the ID and other belongings of Frolindu Tulonga Nande, born in Oshakati. Please contact me at 0818595600.
*I found a photo camera in Aus, on August 25. Please give me a full description of the camera to make sure I return the camera to the rightful owner. Call me at 0814205056.
*I HAVE the ID of Annemarie Sophia Jacobs, please call me at 0817837298.
In and from the Regions
*I, Aune N Hamukonda from Windhoek, lost my documents including ID, drivers license, medical aid cards and Social Security card in the vicinity of Van Rhyn School. Please contact me at 0811 244330.