Food for Thought
*‘STRUGGLE kids’, ‘struggle adults’, call them what you want. They are fighting for all the youth. Without their long walks, who would have raised the plight of the unemployed youth in this country?
*THE ‘Struggle kids’, walking nearly 200 km per day? That is unbelievable!
*WHY does Standard Bank deduct home-loan repayments on the 30th of every month regardless of whether that month has 31 days? Next 30th, I will make sure that not a single cent remains. Why don’t they deduct when one is paid? Too much inconvenience. Banks are sharks!
*PEOPLE who are selling their commodities in the middle of the road at Ombili four-way, and Monte Christo, both are a big safety risk. City of Windhoek should act before lives are lost.
*CITY of Windhoek, please come and see Kindergarten Street in Katutura where rubbish is dumped on the roads. It’s disturbing. Even dogs that die are just dumped on the street. The whole location smells bad and this is not healthy. Please do something!
*TUESDAY at 20h00 at the Brakwater weighbridge, there are 14 lorries waiting to be cleared. Such bottlenecks are a drag on the economy and need to be streamlined.
*MILITARY chiefs on a N$1,5 billion food tender? President Hifikepunye Pohamba, what goes around always comes around. Martin Shali was dismissed because of a suspicion of corruption, without wasting time. Do the same to the suspects in this case otherwise you are not fair with your decisions at all.
Rest In Peace
*IT hurts to hear of the passing of our beloved minister Abraham Iyambo. RIP.
*IN this time of sorrow I wish to extend my sincere words of condolences to all Namibians who love peace, stability and tranquility after the death of our beloved, intelligent and talented Minister of Education.
*MY deepest condolences to the bereaved family of Abraham Iyambo. We lost a great leader. May his soul rest in peace.
*IT was so sad to hear that our Education Minister passed away while on official duty. But next time NBC news presenters must know how to announce deaths of people to the public please. Instead of telling the nation that the Education Minister is no more! This person used to occupy one of the highest positions and he needs respect. May his soul rest in peace.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*CONGRATULATIONS to Walvis Bay on the cleaner greener initiative. Wow!
*HOW does the tender board award tenders to companies that do not pay tax? Can the Ministry of Finance Forensic Division in collaboration with ACC please root out all companies and individuals who are charging VAT on their invoices but do not pay this VAT over to the Receiver of Revenue. This practice is sheer fraud and those culprits should be sent to jail!
*EVERYBODY wake up to The Namibian like a cup of coffee, keep telling it like it is!
*DEAR fat cats in government, surely you should be ashamed of yourselves turning a blind eye to the plight of the children born during the liberation struggle. Many of these children’s parents died fighting the war, while some of you were living it up in the USA, Germany, Russia, Scandinavia etc. Their parents’ blood water the flashy cars you drive now, the mansions you call home, the foreign universities your children attend, and the positions you occupy. Stop turning a blind eye not just to their plight but to that of the entire Namibian nation. Your passive attitude has become embarrassing.
*A LAWYER who stole from her employer is jailed four years later. A lawyer who stole trust money from his clients is still practising 10 years later. How can the Law Society of Namibia justify this?
*CAN anyone give some facts on The Public Service Commission, The Public Office Bearers Remuneration and Benefits Commission, and The Wages and Salaries Commission? Who are these people? How many are employed full time, part time, or only paid for ‘casual sessions’? What is the cost to the taxpayer? Are they needed? Can we save millions or are they set up to enrich ‘the boys’?
*WHAT is going on with the Finance Ministry? When are we getting our increases for housing allowance and transport? They don’t even tell civil servants what they are up to.
Response to Previous SMSes
*DEAR Frustrated and Tired. Be thankful you have a job. Half of Namibians don’t. Rather focus on how you can improve your performance and also contribute to beautiful Namibia rather than stand waiting for more from your employer and government.
*WITH due respect in all humility, I would like to apologise to councillor James Christiaans (Keetmanshoop Rural) for an SMS that appeared in this paper saying that he does not stay at his office. That cannot be proven to be true and therefore a very big-hearted apology.
*I JUST want to agree with my frustrated and tired friends. We are under paid and over worked and kept without the basic benefits, like medical aid and pension, especially at hotels in Namibia. Why are the owners of these establishments so selfish? Please do something!
*ISAK Katali, who is entitled to have rural electricity? After 22 years of independence, our children are still taught in a classrooms without electricity. Please, we want electricity at Ankonga Combined School in Oshinyama in the Omusati Region.
Our records at the Ministry of Mines and Energy indicate that Ankonga Primary School is listed number one in the Okahao Constituency priority list which we have received from the Omusati Region followed by Okakutuwa and Uutshathima School. The school was surveyed last year for electrification and the survey found that it is a primary school with Grades 1 to 7, with a church and cuca shops in the vicinity, and the cost estimate to electrify this school is N$805 694.59.
Last year Cabinet passed a directive on the new rural electrification approach for the next five years to electrify all schools and government buildings in the country before households and business centres. We have then decided to prioritise combined schools before primary schools; this school scores less points than schools with Grade 10 in the Omusati Region, according to the point-score system we use. However, Uutshathima Solar system will be upgraded under the 2012/2013 financial year by PV Solar System, and the tender for upgrading was already awarded.
Lost and Found
*JUANDRE Kock lost his ID and driver’s licence in Windhoek. Please contact me at 081-284 3834.
*, BERNARD Nuixabeb, lost my driver’s license, ID, other documents, and also my wallet in Walvis Bay. Contact me on 081-858 9082.
*I, NDJENE Loide lost my ID in Outapi. If found please contact me at 081-676 7048.
*I, SAIMA Pombili Hendrik, lost my passport in Swakopmund. If found, contact me at 081-623 2771.
*I, KANGOWA. D, lost my ID card and Unam student card. If found, please contact me at 081-765 7675.
*I HAVE found the ID of Pieters Silvator Sylvanus. Please contact me at 081-239 3734.
*I, HASHIYANA Albertina, lost my wallet in Rundu with my ID. If found. contact me at 081-738 2300.
*KATALE K K, lost his file with his documents and a Nimt log book on the way from Windhoek to Keetmanshoop on January 22. If found, please call me on 081-376 3157.
*IF you found the ID and driver’s licence plus cards of Persaud Juliana Denzeline. Please contact 081-436 5612.
*I LOST my wallet containing my driver’s licence. If found, please contact Charles Munjanu at 081-235 0118.
*I MATHIAS Lamona, lost my ID, bank card, work card and starter pack cards in Windhoek last week. If found, please contact me at 081-420 5683 or 081-836 9621.
*I AM a student at Unam and I lost my laptop in the lecture room where registration takes place. It is a brand new Acer laptop. A reward will be available. Please contact me on 081-853 0493.
*I, SHIKOKOLA Leena, lost my ID, Bank Windhoek card and smart card in Windhoek. If found, contact me on 081-291 4311.
*I FOUND the ID of Shiweda Lavinia Inamutila, call or SMS on 081-335 9638.
*I LOST all my documents, ID, FNB card, Nampost card and my Nokia cellphone. All documents are in the name of Nafuka Petrus Kalangula. If found, please contact 081-345 9518.
*I LOST my driver’s licence, K.T Kamati. Pleace contact me at 081-249 3226.
*I LOVEMORE Jemias Charandura lost my Zimbabwean passport in a taxi in Windhoek about three months ago. If found, please contact me on 081-432 8467 or 081-829 1576 .You will be rewarded!