Food for Thought
*AS much as Namibians want to live in harmony, forgive those who wronged us in the past and respect the policy of national reconciliation, there are still some people with colonial mentalities who intimidate fellow human beings on the basis of skin colour in an independent Namibia. For the sake of peace, some senior citizens at Maerua Mall need to change their attitude towards black people.
– Concerned gym member
*SWAPO should have dealt with their skeletons straight after independence. It is partly the fault of all Namibians but more so those who were in exile and witnessed the atrocities committed against innocent freedom fighters. Parliament should put it on their agenda and create a platform that will enable Swapo and the affected families to address the issue openly. It’s about time!
*THE government is for all of us not just war veterans and Swapo ‘kids’. This is unfair to us who were born inside, we were not born in a peaceful land so let’s compete fairly for jobs.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*BIG, big thank you to everybody who helped us on the morning of February 16. A special thanks goes to all involved at Homestar Security that assisted us with my son’s knifepoint robbery. Also, we like to thank the officer of the City Police, Absalom Kahunga for his superb service. We as the public should have more respect for those who try to keep us safe 24/7. Please let us work closer together and be respectful to each other. Thanks again for all your support and help.
– Kind regards, Werner and Heiko Schlierkamp
*MANNIE Heymans and everybody who helped Costa Seibeb, you did a great job. Thank you so much and God bless you all.
*I FULLY support Sebastian Ndeitunga: Girls must wake up and realise that not all men can control their urges.
*EU meat inspectors must seriously consider visiting Khorixas with regard to the possibility of exporting donkey meat. It’s far better than horse meat. It’s free advice.
*SEBASTIAN Ndeitunga; come to the Swakopmund beach if you want to see buttocks, you will have more than 50 arrests a day. How many rape cases were reported at beaches around Namibia? Leave the ladies alone. A man will rape a woman regardless of what she is wearing, if he is sick and if he wants to. Start identifying those men and counselling them.
*BREAKING news: Lazarus Shaduka is rumoured to be in Namibia wearing a mini skirt. In the meantime Nampol has come up with an ingenious ploy to have him arrested.
*GENERAL Sebastian Ndeitunga: You say the police don’t want to interfere in citizen’s constitutional freedoms, but your men arrested women for wearing miniskirts, which translates into interfering with those freedoms. While your police force gathers women in miniskirts, the real criminals roam the streets. Your jaundiced vision to criminalise women in miniskirts does not fit the safety of our country. Give the job to someone who can prioritise our safety adequately. You are spreading tyranny against women and you are not suited for the position of Inspector General. Sies!
*WE paid our DStv and things that played long time ago always repeat and keep on repeating. We are really tired of these things, like on the Action channel, ‘Van Helsing’ and ‘48 Hours’, which has been going on for about three weeks. Can you please change just for a while so that we can watch new things?
*A BIG thank you to the Namibian Police for enforcing the indecency law, I am a mother and I really don’t appreciate the indecent dressing I see going around. The police should also check these young boys who wear pants that are dropped so low you can see their undergarments; some Namibians should really be called to order.
*INSPECTOR Sebastian Ndeitunga has obviously been reading the ‘Missionary Book of African Culture’ written in the time of Victoria. What nonsense from him.
*I HAVE a problem with this restriction to be placed on woman by the police, restricting women from wearing miniskirts and shorts. That is a violation of our rights. We are in a democratic country and not a Totalitarianism political system. We should wear what we want and feel comfortable in.
*SEBASTIAN Ndeitunga please concentrate on the unnecessary killings of innocent babies and women instead of wasting valuable time arresting girls. Is it again a case of wrong priorities or small mindedness? I just wonder!
*SEBASTIAN Ndeitunga must know that this country is bound by laws, has he consulted the laws before making such public statements about miniskirts? We are not living in the past; soon he will arrest people for using iPads in public, as it is unAfrican. I will suggest, he seeks legal advice before he makes people rich through law suits.
*THE Namibian newspaper, well done for every article intended on yesterday’s front page. Discussing the miniskirt issue with the Inspector General Ndeitunga’s hands directed to the swimsuit model.
*UNTIL the law that prevents public indecency is repealed, police must do their job; some women come to town with hot pants. Ondalengwa vakwetu (I am ashamed).
*PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba, Since you have not appointed the Deputy Minister of Finance, I would suggest you include former DTA Parliamentarian Johan De Waal on the list of candidates you intend to appoint. He proved himself during his time in Parliament and also as the chairman of the economic committee on state finances. It is time that the country starts appointing and looking at skilled and knowledgeable individuals to run the country’s key ministries.
*CITY Police, you have now started with community policing and Nampol has been busy with theirs. Why can’t you just work with Nampol? You are confusing us. Each one is busy with their own thing. Who do we follow and listen to?
*CITY police is to extend amnesty over month end, to allow for the working class to participate in the payment process.
*FELLOW Namibians, please rally behind me in the quest to halt the government from forking out any money this year towards the independence celebrations. Instead let it be the day on which the people on the streets are fed, patients in hospitals are visited and treated to a proper meal, the children at orphanages are remembered, the physically challenged are attended to, elders recognised and the marginalised included. Let all of us do something liberating as the feeling of peace, solidarity, and togetherness will make us truly free from corruption, greed, division and hatred.
*PENDUKENI Iivula-Ithana, please come to the Regional Office and see how we suffer here. Some clerks must go for customer care training; they think they are talking to animals. The police there are also not friendly, no one has a smile on his or her face and they first start read newspapers. The doors open past 08h00 and inside offices have no lights and are dirty. Please make a surprise visit to them.
*POLYTECHNIC of Namibia: I need my refund, I wasn’t granted a loan to enrich you.
*NAMPOST Otjiwarongo, please improve on your services between 12h00 and 13h00, there are only two tellers who are often on their cellphones and you have to wait to get assistance.
– Concerned citizen.
*I WORK for a commercial bank and I am very disappointed with Bank of Namibia. It takes more than a month for them to make industry statistical data available to banks. We need this data to compare our performance against other banks. The Banking Supervision Department should improve. Why is it called Centre of Excellence if they can’t deliver on time?
*WINDHOEK Municipality, your electricity is always off especially on weekdays at Havana Number Two. Please help us before it leads to negative effects. We are now going to work and school without eating!
– Concerned citizen.
*THE Permanent Secretary of Home Affairs; please, some of your staff members are agents and leave their official duties to perform agency practises. Please stop them.
*MINISTER of Home Affairs and Immigration; your staff at the Khomas Regional Office (birth registration) are cruel with clients. Please pay them a visit.
*HOW far is government with the programme on rural electrification? Have they forgotten?
*MINISTER of Labour and Social Welfare, we are suffering here in Walvis Bay. The labour office has been closed for almost three weeks now; they said they are busy moving from the location to town but up to now they are still not finished. How long will the move take? Is it a month? We don’t know where to take our complaints and it seems there is no control on labour office employees of Walvis Bay. Last month the employee come at 14h00 but when someone complained about the late coming, he closed the office and drove off. We are tired of these funny games. Minister please do something!
*THE financial year end for the government is this month and our study loans for last year are still not paid, what are they waiting for? They are telling us that they are not bankrupt but how long are we going to wait?
n IS GOLD Prime Time recognised? If not; what about our money? Will it be refunded?
*I WANT to remind OK Groceries in Grootfontein that their customers are still waiting for the draw of the competition which they ran in December about cars which were supposed to be won. We want to see the winners. Keep your promise.
*THE Minister of Finance, please be so kind to explain to the public why there has been a delay in the release of funds for PSEMAS? Is it incompetency or lack of manpower? We are dying. Your last pay run was in December, how do you and your ministry feel about this?
*MTC is taking customers for granted. The Valentine’s promotion phones are nowhere to be seen and no apology or explanation is forthcoming. Market dominance is no licence for poor customer service!
*ALPHEUS !Naruseb, can you allocate a farm in Erongo to someone living in Caprivi? What procedures are to be followed when the resettled person is not using the land while there are people who really need to use it? The process is also very slow. What’s going on?
*CAN NHE come out publicly to explain the delay on the Otjomuise houses? Since this year started, no contractors were seen working on the houses but yet we have started paying money at Standard Bank.
*THE government should impound cattle along the roads of Namibia. People die because cattle herders do not take care of their animals. Do we live in Botswana or what?
*BASILIUS Haingura promised civil servants that after the meeting with the Prime Minister, [he would] provide feedback on non-payment of housing and transport allowances. Kindly act on your promise and release regarded new structures.
*YOU have not experienced bad service until you have a policy with Namlife. Their service is poor. They can take ten days to pay out your money! My advice is, if you want a policy; rather look at other insurance companies to avoid high blood pressure!
*ALFRED Ilukena, according to the ‘Public Service Rules Misconduct, Section 5.1.2 Serious Offence: 1. Illegal striking in terms of the Labour Act. B. Possible action to be considered: First written warning. Now you want to deduct money from the teachers who were striking. Does that make sense?
*HOCHLAND High school’s principal and staff are not serious; to send Grade 12 girls home because their skirts are too short? The principal and staff should shape up their dress code!
*DAVID Namwandi, please explain to us the meaning of ‘free education’. The government schools in town are still insisting on ‘voluntary contributions’. The children are terrorised because of their parents who do not send back the pledge forms. Namwandi, stand up and intervene on behalf of our children. When we as parents address these issues our children are being victimised and labelled. Please call an urgent meeting with the principals and their management to stop asking for money!
*PLEASE, we want the Director of Health or people from education offices to inspect the hostel at Ella du Plessis High School. We paid a lot for hostel fees but our children are suffering from hunger. How do you expect learners to pass on hungry stomachs? Do something. We want change.
*I DON’T understand why the Ministry of Education is recruiting retired teachers to work again while there are young people from Unam, Polytech and IUM sitting at home! Please David Namwadi, do something! If there is a shortage of teachers, give young people a chance to work for a while!
*DIRECTORS of Education; stationery is not delivered on time and if delivered, it is not enough. What is wrong? Please, no visits to schools by the inspectors or advisory services during the first term? You expect from us to plan in advance but you do things without planning. Next time, consult the teachers or include us when you do the planning. No money, no stationery!
In and From the Regions
*I WOULD appreciate it if the boss of Cenored in Otjiwarongo can tell us about power cuts during the day; I have lost my TV, radio, microwave and fridge due to power cuts.
*WHAT’S wrong with proposals to have the vast Linyanti Constituency demarcated? Critics should argue on the merits of the motivation rather than tribalising the whole issue. It’s a known fact that people who harbour tribal sentiments always see tribalism or racism where it doesn’t exist.
*HELAO Nafidi Town Council; we need water and electricity; we suffer a lot, why do we have to wait three months to apply?
*OKAHANDJA Municipality do something about the electricity, every time there is strong wind or rain we don’t have electricity. Was it also like that during colonial times?
*MINISTER of Regional and Local government, why can’t you downgrade the Helao Nafidi Town Council to Village Council? Because it does not look like a town, it is a total mess. I think Minister Jerry Ekandjo was giving a good example.
Lost and Found
*I SECILIE Kamati lost my bag containing all my documents. If found, contact me at 081 2282752.
*I KATRINA Martha Mulilo, ID number 82120210667, lost my purse with all its contents in Oshakati, including ID, medical aid card, ATM cards, retail store cards etc. If found kindly call or SMS 0812623546, or drop it at any Standard Bank in Oshakati.
*I LOST my wallet containing my ID, FNB card and IUM student card in the name of Shidute Fanuel Twafindana. If found, please contact me at 0816282551.
*I MARADONA from Swakopmund, found Uakuramenua Martinlina Seranline’s ID and passport. Please contact me on 0812141146
*I ELUNDE Frieda lost my ID, FNB Card and medical cards in Windhoek. If found, please SMS 0814425811.
*I OTTO Muzorongondo lost my ID in Rundu. If found please call or text me on 0813268798.