Food for though
*THE DEATH toll on our national roads has reached an alarming rate due to total disregard of traffic rules. Non adherence to speed limits, overtaking at blind spots and maintenance of following distance are main contributing factors to the menace. But the worse culprits are mini buses and government drivers. Honourable parliamentarians, the nation is bleeding!
*LET us create additional/overtaking lanes on our main roads like B1 etc where slow traffic keep left. For example two km lane every 20 kms or so. Everyone found overtaking not at these lanes must be dealt with. This will reduce road accidents drastically.
*PRESIDENT Pohamba, what is the possibility to declare a State of Emergency on the Okahandja-Otjiwarongo B1 national road? This is to allow Government to introduce special measures to protect precious lives, avoid injuries and damage to properties. Widening of the road should also be considered.
– Fluksman Samuehl
*MY THOUGHTS are with the victims and families of those who lost their lives in Sunday’s crash outside Okahandja. My plea to Namibians to join hands and pray for an end to this evil on our roads. May Almighty God give a new heart to Namibian drivers to make our roads safe again!
*IT MIGHT help reduce fatal road accidents if tyres and general road worthiness are regularly checked at the police check points.
*MINISTRY of Health, by law private doctors are not supposed to dispense medicine, instead a pharmacist is authorised to dispense medicine. What would you say if the pharmacists were to do surgical procedures? It’s only in Namibia where private medical doctors sell medicines, extract teeth, do tattoos and body piercing. The law should take its course.
*DR RICHARD Kamwe, please visit Gobabis hospital. The place looks like hell, people are dying there. I thought Katutura Hospital was bad but this is worse. Nurses are not pitching up for work. Cleaners are not cleaning properly, bedding are dirty, staff are unfriendly. Please pay a visit there.
*MINISTER Abraham Iyambo and your deputy hear our cry. It is new to you but old in the ears of our inspector and the entire Directorate of Education in Omusati Region. Onaholongo Combined School in Ogongo Circuit is from Grade 1 to 9 since 1998. Learners of Grade 5 and 6 are taught in the classrooms built by parents. This classes are in poor condition. We ask your esteemed office to look into this matter and build classrooms for our children. The classes built by us need to be demolished for they are unhealthy. During windy conditions classes are dusty, during rain they are showers and in winter they are a freezer.
*MINISTER of Education, we the Grade10 learners of Ella du Plessis don’t have continuous assessment marks for German and the month left is for revision. I don’t know what the teacher has been doing for the whole of two terms. We have been in connection with your PA but nothing has been done. Please help us.
*MINISTER Iyambo used to visit schools in the south and they are really not performing better. You also need to visit schools in the north. You never come to schools like Canisianum or Onegumbo.
*I AM one of disgusted teachers who were supposed to have their accommodation money in advance but it never happened until the pre-marking training was over. The director of DNEA must learn to respect and select words properly when addressing teachers, we are not his kids.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*PLEASE do our passports in a day like at Ondangwa’s trade show.
*NATIS office in Tal Street. Please put in air-conditioning and if there’s one, please make sure it works. The heat is unbearable especially when one is queuing. All the money you make, you can surely care for your client’s convenience.
*I AM always excited by the news that the ACC is to investigate or probe this and that deal, but always disappointed by the fact that little or no information is provided about the outcome of some costly high profile cases. What a waste of taxpayers’ money. We need to become more result orientated!
*THE NSA, your recruitment process for labour force survey for 2012 sucks. How does the HR just select people from their database without advertising. Are you only considering your friends, families, acquaintances etc for employment? Transparency please! We all need employment! Dr Steytler, please do something.
– Mbangu Joseph Petrus
*WELL DONE to the Namibia’s junior rugby team, for qualifying for the junior rugby trophy in Chile. I think the government must start to invest in sport because sport can also create jobs for the people.
*FANTASTIC Johanna Benson! We are so proud of your achievement! Well done!
*MAGISTRATE Myburgh suspended? It was long overdue the man has been running a business for years at the Magistrates court in town selling cars. He sold the car of my friend making a huge profit. The suspension was long overdue. Magistrates should finalise cases not selling cars!
*THE NAMIBIAN should tell it like it is. Magistrate Myburgh is a well-known car dealer, for years selling cars, from Government property. And to think the man is a Control Magistrate! What a misuse of government property.
*CONGRATULATIONS to our Minister of Justice for being elected vice president of the Socialist International, an organisation consisting out of 89 member states! Thank you for making the Ministry of Justice proud. Good luck with your new appointment.
*CIVIL servants are to blame for the precarious situation in which we are. As long as Peter Nevonga is at the helm of Napwu civil servants will receive what Nevonga and the government decides. Civil servants get rid of Nevonga, next time you hear, he will be a deputy minister of labour.
*TO ALL nurses. It’s time for us to stand up and be heard. Because as far as the unions are concerned, they are busy collecting our fees but up to now nothing concrete is coming forth.
*THE DIRECTOR of DNEA and his staff must know that we (teachers) are civil servant but not the civil slave.
In and From the Regions
*AFTER independence which roads were tarred in Otjiwarongo? Municipality please tar Extension 6 roads. We are tired of the dust and washing our cars everyday!
*OUTAPI town council please put names on streets. What are you waiting for? The town is growing but most of the streets have no names!
*KARASBURG... where to? Town Council took approximately 53 decisions since January. Up to now no one was executed. Shame on you, or are you really incompetent?
*WHAT is wrong with the people at Ohangwena Regional Council? We attended an interview there on June 25 but till now the results are not yet out. Are they busy cooking up corruption or what? They should release the name of the successful candidate. We want to know.
*THE Olupaka-Onesi gravel road is a big mess. The councilor for Outapi constituency never mind with the road because he never go that side. It kills our cars. Anybody help us.
– Frustrated resident
*WE AT Onandutu village near Oshigambo need electricity as the surrounding village like Onoonga, Ombalayamumbwenge and Onamukulo got it for free. We are located between those three villages and are being left as if we did not take part in the elections. What are we voting for?
– Hamhata M
*HEAR OUR CRY! Honourabe Erkki Nghimtina Minister of Works and Transport, the community at Onayena Constituency in Oshikoto Region have recognised your good management as well hard work regarding road construction. We are requesting your good office to consider or re-look the halfway tarred and gravel road between Onayena and Okankolo as well as the road between Omulondo and Ambunda Combined Schools as a matter of concern.
– Shimitha Shoko Nankali
Response to Previous SMSes
*I WOULD like to add my voice to the SMS of September 3 about ECN. They do not register engineers who obtain qualifications from China and Cuba yet the GRN send Namibians to those countries. How productive!
*BECOMING a director in the health sector has nothing to do with how many operations a doctor can perform per day. It’s about health services management that deals with resource management, finance, human resources, leadership to mention just a few. By the way, the principal medical officers are in charge of district hospitals, where all the mess is currently happening. It’s not about the number of operations or who is higher than who. It’s about being able to understand and manage health services. Not an easy task.
*TO THE person that complaints about nurses becoming directors in the Ministry of Health – just a simple correction – doctors are not higher than nurses. Medical officers and nurses are not involved in the same profession. Medical officers are doing medicine while nurses are doing nursing. No one is higher than the other. Both are holders of BA degrees. You need a management degree not a medical and surgical degree. It’s not the number of operations that make you a good director. One can see the writer has got no idea of health service management. Do some research before you speak.
Lost and Found
*I, SALMI Lipitwa Shindjoba, lost my black wallet with my FNB card, MTC and LEO starter packs and many more things, in Windhoek. If found, please contact me, on 0814044263.
*I, TOSTAO Muonde, lost my wallet with all my documents in it. If found call 0812210952 and get a N$500 reward.
*I, SHARON Silombela, lost my documents including, drivers license, social security card, medical aid card and bank cards. If found, please contact me on O812959792.