Food for Thought
*TO all Namibians who want to be taught the correct English and not Namlish, go to England. Unfortunately Namlish is here to stay. Letís make peace with Namlish.
*THE excuse for the increased price of food was due to the farmworkers strike in South Africa. The strike is over but the prices are still increasing. A bag of apples costs N$36. We are being robbed.
*THE Pope has resigned. Cardinals will fast and pray for 15 days so that the Holy Spirit tells them who the next Pope should be? Namibian President and cabinet needs to do the same for the new Education Minister please!
*POVERTY should be solved soon! President Hifikepunye Pohamba and Prime Minister Hage Geingob stop the greed, stop the self-enrichment, stop the corruption, and devote your time and energy to greatly assist at least half of our population. No excuses please!
*MINISTRY of Finance, please reduce the PAYE tax. There is just no point of saying I earn N$13 000 if more than N$3 000 is tax.
*OVAHERERO and Nama groups who are demanding reparation payments from the German government should be more realistic. Even if they wanted to, member states of the European Union can never make any such payments to formerly colonised people without all member states doing the same. Can you imagine Belgium paying for its atrocities in the Congo or the UK to India? It just wonít happen.
*DEVELOPED and semi-developed countries perform abortions and only rich and well off Namibians can drive or fly abroad to get legal abortions there. What about our poor citizens here? Why should we ask ourselves any further why the highest rate of baby dumping in the world is probably in Namibia? Please, legalise abortion for people who can afford it because after all it is their decision and there is always a good reason for such measures.
*PLEASE no bail should be granted to the businessman who killed an innocent man at Okeeke, Omusati Region. Please, justice should prevail.
*THE road to Rocky Crest from town on the side of Concordia College is congested in the morning causing a lot of inconvenience. Can the City Fathers please put a three way stop on that road?
*WHAT happened to Kosmos Radioís helicopter? They should fly over Khomasdal, Gammams Service Station, Florence Nightingale and Rand Streets, and Begonia, past the graveyard and publish an aerial photo to prove that anyone can be late as long as construction goes on. City of Windhoek, please do something.
*WHY are taxi drivers allowed to hide the seatbelts when nearly in every accident there is a taxi involved? Yesterday during rush hour, I saw an accident on Hosea Kutako Drive, people could have died because of not having fastened their seat belts! Letís claim our right to survive by insisting on using seat belts in the taxi!
*THE five million tender at the NDF is just a wake up call. Can somebody please investigate more especially when buying materials. The public relations office division should not be exempted.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*FOR almost two decades Air Namibia has lost billions of hard earned taxpayers money! It is however extremely frightening that government failed for almost two decades to employ competent management at Air Namibia!
*WINTER time? I believe our political leaders who introduced winter time in Namibia didnít know much about geography. It seems they donít even know how the time zones of the world were divided by experts and professionals of geography.
Ė PN, geographical expert
*THE private sector welcomes the action taken by the NTA Board. We are looking forward to a constructive transparent VET reform process.
*THOSE in Windhoek working with Police Clearance and Codes of Conduct are very slow.
*ĎDOING business with the boss.í (Insight magazine February 2012). Those are the loopholes Ďsmartí people exploit to line their pockets. In simple terms, corrupt practices being done legally.
*WEARING clothes with Swapo colours at a funeral? What a disgrace! Shame on you!
*AIR Namibia, your domestic flight prices are very expensive. How can I pay N$2 500 for a ticket from Ondangwa to Windhoek? Please reduce your prices!
*IT is very sad to hear about what happened to the boxing president Kelly Nghixulifwa. We wish you a speedy recovery.
*ARE the police lying to the nation? Shortly after new year, they said they had closed in on the fugitive Shaduka, it was a matter of days before arrest would take place. Please Nampol, donít put the cart before the horse. Be a credible force and donít ever lie to us again. Whatís the reward all about if you already cornered the man?
*MINISTRY of Finance, is it fair for one to be punished for the wrong doing or negligence of another person. The case in point is paying money to the Receiver of Revenue after the officials failed to deduct the required amount.
*BRAVO PM for telling the German Ambassador the truth. The German government should not try the Ďdivide and ruleí tactics that they used during colonial times. We Namibians have learned from the mistakes our forefathers made.
*ďPEOPLE are painingĒ, the Prime Minister was quoted as saying. If Namlish is spoken by the Prime Minister, what do we expect from the rest of the nation?
*PEOPLE who want the government to pay parents back for the past 22 years are very reasonable if one comes to think about it. But, why canít we just be happy and leave it at that? You donít just want the hand, you want the arm too. Shaking my head.
*MINISTRY of Defence, once again your employees are misusing our tax money. They go around shebeens with NDF vehicles drunk and even remove number plates to load their friends. Do something please.
*OLD Mutual, donít people who have policies with you since 2006 and 2007 or longer deserve cash back? Why is it only people who joined in February 2008?
*CAN someone please tell me, do I have to belong to a certain household or be a friend to a police officer for me not to be locked up but be given a simple fine or a warning for the same crime others go to prison for? Hoaxanas Police, do your job properly.
*STANDARD Bank Home Loans and NHE, how could you start making deductions from the clients accounts while the houses of the Otjomuise project are not yet completed? You promised to refund clients but up to now we didnít receive our money. We are running out of patience. Please respond.
*KATUTURA State Hospitalís pharmacy, are you there to give medicine or to ask if we are not paying, and about our sicknesses. Stop and do what you should do please.
*WHAT is the need for Unam to charge a late registration fee if it cannot render a late service. One needs to stand in a line for the whole day just to get to the first point where one gets a checklist.
*GOVERNMENT please take care of our school at Dobra. Itís very old and the hostel is even worse. The buildings will collapse soon. The food is poor and the price is hurting our pockets.
*IUM when are you refunding us? We want to make our manual copies. Assignments are already a lot and yet we donít have manuals. Loans are meant to pay for our tuition fees and to buy our books, not to be kept in the schoolís account for months. Waiting for our refunds is just too much. Please refund us.
Ė A concerned third year student.
*I WENT to quickly pick up mail at the post office in Independence Avenue. Were do I park? NamPost, do something before you lose one of your loyal customers.
*ITíS now the sixth week of school and schools did not receive the promised free education nor the stationary. What are we teachers supposed to do? Beg?
*WE are in the middle of February and pupils in Grade 8 at Concordia College have not yet received textbooks. Please principal, give the textbooks.
*ACC must intervene at Unam urgently regarding registration fees. Today, some loan holders were requested to pay N$900 for registration instantly while some not. As a rule, the loan covers registration fees. Where does the Unam cashier take the N$900 collected from some loan holders?
*spandex tights and a t-shirt. Is this allowed? Itís embarrassing!
*MINISTRY of Education, my child is at Caprivi SSS in Grade 9. There are no teachers for Computer Science, Agriculture, and History. This child will be in Grade 10 next year and what will she have learned in Grade 9 is a basic part of Grade 10. Please deliver, deliver, and deliver!