Food for Thought
*THIS whole thing of naming state institutions after individuals, especially those who are alive, must stop. The same with patronage. All of these things are creating hatred. Is it not the responsibility of the government to provide education and all its facilities? Patronage is actually begging. Those who want to donate, let them do so anonymously.
*THE problem in Namibia is not that we vote for what is happening to us, Namibians have woken up, the issue that we need to address is the bulldozing of congresses and elections by those in power. The Napwu congress is a perfect example. Nevonga has to stay in power to protect his GIPF people, because he has to avoid that topic at all costs, we are not stupid!
– Disappointed now ‘ex’ Swapo member!
*DID you know? With the exception of St Boniface College and the Noordgrens Secondary School in the Kavango Region, the very high marks scored by Grade 12 learners in the Rukavango Languages, especially in Rukwangali, in the 2011 examinations, contributed to the Kavango Region miraculously jumping from eighth to third place. What a promotion!
*POLYTECHNIC of Namibia, the reason government loans were paid early this year is because we need the refunds for other purposes like transport, accommodation, books and stationery. Stop stalling the students’ refunds. It has been three months. We need the money.
*IUM examination department lacks fairness. I wrote my subjects during supplementary exams in February last year but still no results. As graduation approaches, are we going to be part of it?
– Concerned student.
*ABRAHAM Iyambo please visit Usakos Junior Secondary School in the Erongo Region. Grade 11s haven’t had teachers since January and we get different complicated results in our reports. Apparently it’s a typing error.
Bouquets and brickbats
*MINISTER of Home Affairs, please disguise yourself and apply for a Namibian ID and see if you get it within three months, never mind three weeks. Mission impossible.
*IF I were a Jehovah’s Witness, I would prepare to save my life in advance by asking the Blood Bank to keep my blood and, every three months I would donate my own blood that can be transfused back to me in case of emergency!
– Pam Mombeshora.
*I HAVE a personal understanding of Jehovah’s Witnesses because I was one of them. I am a mother and I would do anything I need to do to stay alive for my beautiful boy. I feel sad for these children. Whether she makes it or not, her children will always know that she choose her faith over them. This whole legal battle is really sad.
*RELIGION has no place in matters of medical emergency. Keep religion where it belongs – in it’s respective churches. Doctors take an oath to save lives – religion has no right to interfere. Those kids need their mother more than any god! The Namibian, place this SMS if you have the guts.
*WHAT is happening in Namibia today is shocking. Every newspaper you read features the killing of a girlfriend or a lover. We are a sick society. We no longer value the life of another. Instead of us sharing love, what we do is kill each other. Misunderstandings in relationships have been there before and will remain there. It’s only for the two to part ways if they can’t reconcile their deeds and move on with their lives.
*TEACHERS fail to manage their finances, now they are complaining that GRN is under paying them while they are the ones getting higher salaries. Just imagine an official with a degree is earning less than half a teacher’s salary and they have degrees from the same institution.
*DOUBLE parking is becoming a disease and it’s spreading.
*MTC Rundu! Please employ another person, these two guys are over working themselves in that small container with limited movement and ventilation! Please move to a bigger place and employ more cashiers.
*WORKERS, we should be given a chance to choose our own union leaders not be forced. How can we be led by a loser?
*NEVONGA should just pack and go. Leave the workers alone, you don’t qualify to lead the union.
*THREE hundred workers represent 100 000 workers at the Napwu congress. A representation of 0,003 per cent. Is this fair?
*AGRA had no Lucerne for sale for one month. That is poor planning and service. Don’t you have a plan B?
*RUNDU Chiefs, you really make us proud by winning against Tigers FC. It’s true that your nickname is ‘The Government’, which means epangero.
*AMERICA, if you do not want to be killed, do not kill others.
*I WISH to thank Josef Andjilinus for returning my wallet after he found it. All my documents were there. May God bless you brother! Thanks again.
– HJ Frey
*CAN some one do something about the Rambler’s picture. It is scary and demonic. Perhaps changing it will help.
– Concerned reader.
The current logo of the Rambler is the mask of a harlequin adorned with hand grenades. It portrays the nature of the content of the column; ‘explosive’ yet humorous. The fangs represent the bite in the commentary. The logo is changed yearly.
– News desk.
*FASHION journalist (fashion police?) in The Namibian newspaper lacks knowledge in fashion. Fashion is an art, it doesn’t need to look elegant, it only needs inspiration.
The Namibian does not have a section called Fashion Police. However, the Paparazzi section of The Weekender seeks to poke fun and make tongue in cheek comments about the dress sense of public figures. It’s not a fashion column per se.
– News desk.
*ISACK Hamata from Namfisa please get your facts straight before talking to the press. The workers have never been consulted on the proposed change in pension fund laws. Only the pension funds and their service providers. There is also no intention of getting input from workers in future. There are very serious issues that fall on deaf ears, like improving worker’s rights with regard to access to information, which is currently being completely denied by funds, fund administrators and Namfisa.
*CIVIL servants, in April 2011, we received a three per cent increase. We were promised in April 2012 that we’ll get the outstanding seven per cent. Where is it? Nantu, what do you do?
*PUBLIC servants let us take action on GIPF money before it is too late. The barring of Kaaronda from a Napwu congress is crystal clear testimony that nobody cares about us.
In and from the Regions
*THE small Scale Farmers at ORIP were 20 and the fact that only 10 are being evicted speaks volumes. Why did the media fail to talk to the other 10 farmers who are not subject to eviction? The media did not even talk to the representatives of other farmers who serve on the project steering committee. The tripartite agreement is just one of the issues. Those farmers want to mislead our politicians but they failed to honour the court summons to state their case in court. For the farmers who are not evicted, Aluta continua! harder.
*KATIMA Town Council, are you not ashamed to call yourself a town council, not a village council? Look at our so called town. Dusty streets and street lights at the town centre that have been off for years. At night it’s too dark and criminals are taking advantage of the darkness. Please, it is high time that you copy other towns. Make us proud and bring investors. We are tired of China shops, we want better shops.
*AGRONOMIST Julia Nambili at the Ministry of Agriculture (MWAF) don’t want the grape farmers to use their incomes as salaries. I bet she herself has a monthly salary? The eviction stinks of MAWF interference. Who of its staff members stand to profit? The way you fight the farmers, it is clear some of you stand to profit.
*NORED, or whoever supplies electricity in Ondangwa, we are not happy with your services. Electricity in Ondangwa just goes on and off unexpectedly. Do you want to damage our electrical appliances or what? Please change! We are tired.
*I WANT to hear from our counsellor in the Etayi constituency why residents of Omhumbu B village are not getting taps for clean water? We are tired of drinking underground, dirty and contaminated water. Please Tate Shikongo, do something before it’s too late. We have been drinking that water for too long.
*COASTAL towns are getting filthy. Please councillors, do something about refuse management to keep your suburbs clean, especially Kuisebmund, Mondesa and the Single Quarter areas. That goes for all local authorities whose townships are decorated with heaps of dirt and litter.
*HARDAP governor can you please do something about Hardap resort? It’s more than a year. When will the renovations start or is NWR untouchable?
*DR ABRAHAM Iyambo, we need electricity, a school secretary and a good tarred road because we are suffering from dust pollution in the summer and stuck in the mud during the rainy season. Please help us at Sion Sheehama Combined School.
*NATIONAL Planning Commission, the census ended this time last year. Why haven’t we received our salaries yet? We are tired of your delaying tactics!
*RICHARD Kamwi, are you aware that nurses at Onandjokwe Hospital are frustrated and stressed because some months they get their salaries on the first of the following month instead of being paid on the last day of the month. And if you retire, your medical aid stops. Please help us.
Lost and Found
*I forgot my cream and brown coloured travel bag in a white taxi from Khomasdal to Checkers, Klein Windhoek at around 08h00, on September 17. If found call 0816974483.