Food for Thought
*IS there any sense to wake those who are resting in peace every year (after we have put them to rest)? Dead people canít hear the living simply because they have left this realm.
Skirting the issue
*PRESIDENT please call Sebastian Ndeitunga to order. Miniskirts are not and have never been a reason or excuse to rape. Is he now giving men permission to rape women?
*I THINK Sebastian Ndeitunga should have an interview on radio or TV where people can call in to ask questions about the miniskirt issue. By doing this, he can then clearly state what he wants to achieve with it!
*CAN whoever made up the rule about miniskirts being banned please explain the logic behind it. What do you want people to wear in summer?
*HOCHLAND High School, reserve that uniform for a netball team because it does not fit to be a school uniform. Schools should stop specially designed uniforms. Our ordinary uniforms looked better than the minis that girls are wearing now.
*THUMBS up to the school principal of Hochland High School. It is improper for school going girls to wear short skirts as it is lowering moral values of educational institutions and it is rather a means of parading school girls as loose characters. For the school girl who was quoted in the newspaper saying that the school staff should leave them alone because they are failing to provide them with quality education, she should get it through her head that quality education is not merely an intellectual discipline, an integral part is moral instruction. We as parents are sending our daughters to school to be educated and become individuals with high moral values, and not to go to school to provoke menís lustful gazes.
*SEBASTIAN Ndeitunga, get your priorities in order!
*SEBASTIAN Ndeitunga and your supporters, you are promoting discrimination against women in this country. Shame on you! We are tired!
*THE girls at Hochland High School who were sent home because of their short skirts must turn their defensive statements around, to themselves and take care of their own business. Focus on that, rather than your looks and outfit at school. Wearing decent clothes in public forms part of being an educated person. Donít stop demanding proper education, but also donít stop following decent rules.
*NAMIBIANS, where are we heading? I do not understand people who support girls wearing miniskirts. Those girls are our future leaders and they need to behave. If they happen to be ministers, are they going to wear miniskirts? How can they wear something that cannot allow them to bend? Letís not compare miniskirts with the dress code of Ovahimba, Ovazemba, San, and Ovawambo. Cultural dressing is very different from miniskirts.
*WE must also teach our men how to dress in public, especially those who expose their trunks! Is it really necessary for a man to expose his trunks or underwear?
*SEBASTIAN Ndeitunga and the principal of Hochland High School, you are brave leaders of our Republic. You are not alone in your mission to moralise this nation. Many Namibians out there, the silent majority stand by you, to lead our nation on the correct path. Let this silent majority wake up from their slumbersí and participate in the national awakening project aimed at creating a new Namibia, with high moral standards.
*SEBASTIAN Ndeitunga, please publicly provide us with factual statistics as to how many miniskirted women have been raped per region per year and by what percentage have miniskirts contributed to rape per year per region? Women should decide what they want to wear and not the police. On the contrary though, I do agree that school uniforms should uphold the image of the school. No miniskirted uniforms should be allowed on school grounds.
*LET us concentrate on teaching and learning at schools. Let us say no to short skirts in public. We are wasting valuable time. We as parents must support our children to take their education seriously. Yes, we are a free nation but we must be responsible. Congratulations Sebastian Ndeitunga.
*SEBASTIAN Ndeitunga, we donít want a fashion police. Leave the miniskirts and hot pants alone. If you were arresting traffic offenders with the same zeal, there would be fewer accidents and more money for your police force.
*PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba, please turn the Ministry of Veteran Affairs into a directorate in the Ministry of Defence. Nicky Iyambo is making our children who really want to study suffer with the limit of the age group he has set. Was this cabinetís decision or from his board and staff members?
*MAKE Robert Mugabe president of Africa if you want to know the kingdom of heaven. Believe it or not, itís true.
*A WARNING to the public at large. Be aware of the so called lawyers who acted on behalf of MVA victims without been approached to do so.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*THANK you chairperson of NEKA for letting the nation know what the aim of the Ďstruggle kidsí is. It really changed my perspective about the plight of these kids.
*BRAVO to Jason Mwalundange for telling the truth about Swapo atrocities in exile. I want all former detainees to come out, make a list of all the people they remember who disappeared in several Swapo dungeons as well as document all atrocities being committed there.
*I AM proud of black Namibian women and girls who wear their natural hair. No chemicals and no fussy long horse hair. Very natural and so African. It really looks so pretty and cool. Be proud girls and continue to wearing your hair the natural way!
*HOUSE and Home and Windhoek Rainbow Finance, your credit department is such a disgrace. How does one hand over an account to debt collectors without a single phone call to your customer? Worse even when the same customer has another account with you in advanced payments. Do you even confirm to see if that was due to a misallocation of payments? What a shame.
*I AM fully supporting NamPol for prohibiting women from wearing miniskirts.
Ė Human rights Defender
*I SALUTE and commend the energetic Commissioner of Omaheke Region. You deserve more commendations for the job you have liberated us from the Skoon maak gang. It is something I believe was difficult for your predecessors who have suffered a lot at the hands of those hooligans. Once again, keep it up!
*I HAVE three outstanding tickets that I did not pay because Iím unemployed and I was rushing a six-month-old infant to a doctor. The officer didnít care so he gave me three tickets to the amount of N$3750. I will now be arrested for saving my first born!
*MR DAWIDS of the Gobabis Municipality, please keep up the excellent work you are doing for our town. Despite plenty of challenges and a shoe string budget, you still manage to make our dusty town shine!
Ė Ngunde, from Windhoek
*STANDARD Bank Home Loans, please improve your services. Itís too pathetic. How can one spend an hour in the queue just for an enquiry. Shame!
*CITY Police, please provide us with the number or SMS line that we can use if we want to find out about outstanding traffic fines!
*PENDUKENI Iivula-Ithana, with due respect, I think you are sleeping on duty. Itís not yesterday that you were appointed so what are you waiting for? Home Affairs offices are death zones. They are forever full. Have you ever considered having branches elsewhere? And that glass counter, itís a barrier to communication. Please do something before asthmatic people run out of air.
*HAGE Geingob, I am a war veteran who wants to start a business but the SME Bank is completely refusing to give me a loan. In the first place, their requirements are not known to us thus the SME Bank must explain everything in the newspapers instead of sending me back to Outapi to collect a document from the village headman. I am unemployed and I am dying in silence. Please help.
*OUR outstanding money for the Bidvest Cup that we played almost a month back has not yet been paid to all clubs. Ongete United in the Khomas Second division have already received their N$10 000 but ours has not yet been paid out. When we enquire with NFA they just refer the issue to Bidvest. Itís so unprofessional. As per our knowledge, we were supposed to receive our money within five days after the game. Please follow up.
*DIRECTOR of Education in Omusati, some of your officers need customer service training, especially those in the Human Resources Department. Their service is pathetic. How on earth does someone retire in September 2012 and up to now didnít get her leave gratuity, Social Security and pension payout? How can we survive and pay our childrenís school fees? Staff members should be sent for customer service training because our files are still lying on their desks for more than three months now. One wonders how many pensioners out there are crying without help. Are retired peopleís work no longer recognised once they leave work? Can the Ministry of Education please intervene. Iím willing to give more details.
*CITY Police and the women and menís network, we need help in Barrage Street, Goreangab. There are many thieves and they broke into our houses, our cars, stealing tyres, radios and car batteries. Please help us because it is not safe here.
*HOCHLAND High School Principal, Sarah Nehoya, donít be a coward. If you make a decision to send children home for whatever reason then you should Ďwoman upí and have the decency to address the parents of those children and explain to them why such a decision was made. Now you are creeping into a hole leaving parents with more questions than answers. This is peopleís education, you canít tamper with it.
*WHERE does Mr Price, Checkers, and Ackermans advertise their job adverts because I see new faces every month. I would like to apply too.
*CITY Police, we in Omwindi Street, Hakahana donít get enough sleep due to the noise pollution of the jukeboxes in some bars. Please advise business people to minimise their sounds and close their bars on time. Weíre sick and tired of sleepless nights each and every day.
*NANGOLO Mbumba, the Politburo is not a government, but the top organ of Swapo, the party the late parents of the Ďstruggle kidsí belonged to. These are orphans, so they cannot be compared to those with parents. In fact, they are not born in Namibia, but Swapo brought them here. So take care of them in a special way. Do not run away from problems.
Response to Previous SMSes
*WITH regards to abortion being avoided by using condoms. Do rapists wear condoms now?
*THEY say if you donít want to have an abortion, rather stay away from sex as you do with contraceptives. Donít demand abortion to be legalised. No, not at all.
*THERE was no need to interfere with Florence Nightingale Road into Khomasdal. The road had no disrepair. The project started in December. I even approached one of the managers to ask them why they were digging up a road that had a good, smooth, solid surface. I said I would raise the matter with the city because it just seems like sheer corrupt self-enrichment for people who needed Christmas holiday money at our expense. There was no need to dig up that road.
THE City of Windhoek, as part of ongoing maintenance programmes, executes road condition assessments at a two year intervals. According to this technical assessment, it is established which roads needs to be repaired, in order of priority. Arterial roads, such as Florence Nightingale, are prioritised as one of the roads that need repair before it deteriorates to a state where repair is no longer possible. Cracks on the surface, which allow water to penetrate the layer, causes potholes to develop. It is also normally an indication that either the surface needs attention, or that the road layers under the surface have failed. In Florence Nightingale the latter was established when the layers were tested. For major repair works such as this, the work is put out on Tender. The successful tenderer is bound to a programme, determined by the City in the Tender Document. The work in question was part of the scope of work that tenders were called for and a decision was not taken based on the needs of any specific person. The fact that some of the work was done before Christmas, was simply according to a programme and it was not selfĖenrichment nor Christmas holiday money as assumed in the SMS.
In and From the Regions
*OKAKARARA Regional Councillor, please assist your people by providing a permanent magistrates at Okakarara Court. People are just at court without a magistrate officer and itís wasting the time and the money of the accused person. Please attend to this matter because people are going to perish.
Lost and Found
*I, SAMUEL Fillemon Mandume lost my ID last in Windhoek. If found, call 0812224994 or 0812920648.
*I, ERASTUS M Shikesho lost my ID in Windhoek. If found, please contact me at 081-457 0428.
*I, CHARLES Munjanu lost my wallet containing my driverís licence. If found, please contact me at 0812350118.
*I FOUND the ID of Philippine Yuleity Angula no: 79022610306. Contact T Uutoni at 081 3877374.
*I LOST all documents in the name of Selma Imene and Selma Imene- Schutt. If found, please contact me at 0811473446.
*I FOUND E S G Carvalhoís driverís licence. Contact me at 0818394324.
*I, ALBERTHINA Natangwe Angula lost my ID in Windhoek, Cimbebacia. If found, please contact 0817957934.
*I, LAMEK David Pashukeni lost my ID in Katima Mulilo. If found, please contact 0812733312.