Food for Thought
*AS a concerned Namibian citizen and touched by the history of the late eighteenth century that disabled me from being perceived as somebody, the German government is responsible for that. The German ambassador should apologise or pack and leave.
*GAY or not gay! Itís a personal issue. Whoever put it in the public should know better. Why those names?
*WHOEVER proposed or conceived the marriages draft bill to be tabled in Parliament which seeks to legalise polygamy must be in an adulterous relationship. Now they want to legalise their immoral acts. They are abusing their power to legalise and violate the law. Shame on them! It will be unconstitutional discrimination against women. Women rights groups, please speak out loud.
Ė Concerned citizen
*NBC, I am appealing with due respect to please repeat the interview with Abraham Iyambo on the Ď1 on 1í programme. Please do it for us who missed it when it was shown on TV.
*ACE Mutelo, I agree with you. China Town must only sell goods in bulk so that we sell in single quantity. It should be a wholesale please.
*NAMIBIAN government, please take note. Have a directive of work permits to have a certain period and then go back to your country to re-apply. Foreign doctors, especially Zimbabweans, came to work for the government, and because Namibia is asleep, they opened their own clinics in less than a year and abuse poor Namibians working for them.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*PLEASE! The quality of bread in Namibia, especially in big chain shops. Do something, your bread quality is not good.
*THE Namibian, thank you for being there and still telling it like it is. Our appeal for old newspapers and magazines placed in the paper received an overwhelming response. Keep up the spirit.
*AS a Namibian citizen, I think Iím very proud to have our own military trained personnel who stand guard for our entire country. All their missions were successful. Angola, DRC, Liberia, and they neutralised bandits in Caprivi and Kavango respectively, unlike what happened in Mali. We need to give them all the support we have to be able to defend us in a situation like that. Viva NDF!
*ENOUGH is enough. Something must be done with the Keetmanshoop police. How many people died in their hands?
*WITHOUT the time change, schools will start an hour before sunrise. Please change the times according to the terms and not before the holidays.
*WE had three days mourning our beloved Dr Abraham Iyambo. Out of curiosity, I spent N$8 each day on newspapers, but not for one single day did I ever come across an advert in the papers of even just two simple sentences from the Otjozondjupa Regional Council expressing its sympathy and condolences to the nation, family, and friends on the passing on of this beloved son, father and brother. All other Regional Councils did! Shame on you Otjozondjupa Regional Council! You failed us all as employees of the Council! Otto Ipinge, I think itís time to get your house in order, especially the management! They are a total disgrace!
*VIVA Zimbabwe, Viva Mugabe for not abolishing the death sentence. Mugabe is not scared of the hypocrites of the world.
*BANK of Namibia, with regards to the issue of Gold Prime Time, be very careful because you are busy committing injustice to human rights. Namibia is a democratic state and also part of the global community. Our constitution makes provision for the citizens to have rights to life. Why is BoN mistreating people who are trying to add value to their lives by purchasing gold prime time gold products. Gold Prime Time is a legally registered South African business with a physical product. Therefore, I donít see them as a pyramid otherwise BoN must do their investigation again.
*MTC 3G internet services in Swakopmund, downloads are so slow they time out at most times (after you have already paid for the partial unsuccessful download of course). Their data charges are also ridiculous.
*PRIVATE doctors, please take note that it is fraud to treat a patient on someone elseís medical aid to which that person is not a member. It is also fraud to book off someone whom you have not treated or someone who you know the sickness is not that serious and the person can still be productive at work. Let us be truthful in our deeds and please help our nation to bring up responsible and committed citizens.
*THIS is Valentineís week. Please school head masters, before you send our children to collect money for Valentineís Day and to wear red and white, define Valentineís Day first for what it is. My understanding is that itís for love between those adults dating or at least for love on that level. What message do the primary school teachers send out or teach our children when they celebrate that day and send them to collect money for that day. Can The Namibian please run that letter by S Manyeruke again which appeared last year with a clear message about Valentineís Day. I believe the writer wouldnít mind. I donít know whether the teachers encourage our kids to start love relationships or what they are trying to achieve.
*WEATHER service, are we experiencing drought or is it still going to rain?
*MANAGER of Bank Windhoek, Auas Valley branch, on any given Saturday, Bank Windhoek clients using this branch have to stand in line for between 30 to 45 minutes because there is only one teller on duty. Can you please improve the services of this branch, particularly on Saturdays.
*TRANSNAMIB needs to service the trains. A train was supposed to depart at 19h40 but the people were still at the Windhoek station by 21h00 without any explanation.
*CITY Police, canít you be humble and have mercy on us and extend the payment of outstanding traffic fees until end of February? We donít have money now.
*HELP! Night and day we are breathing in the stench of the Gammams River.
*WE need land in our own country. Just imagine working for our own government but one does not have a portion of land to call home. Please President Pohamba, hear us cry. We need land please.
*PS of the Ministry of Health, when will the results of pharmacist candidates interviewed in October last year in Rundu be revealed? This is delaying them to make other choices. Why is it taking so long?
Ė Concerned parents
*I FAIL to understand what is going on within the Okahandja Municipality. They cut my water which in my point of view is not a problem. But, my concern is, they also cut my power supply even after I paid 78 units. How legal is that? Please readers, advise me accordingly, what I can do?
*SOME teachers are forcing pupils who have chosen science to take other fields. Minister of Education, please do something.
*I AM shocked by the SMS that stated, ďI failed because teachers were not teaching.Ē When will you learn to be responsible for your own outcomes. You sound like a struggle kid. So you donít study on your own because you never had lessons? You failed because you deserved to. You can never be at university.
*DAVID Namwandi, please rescue our children at Ella du Plessis High School. We are paying N$500 for the hostel and our children still suffer.
*I HAVE a problem with Unam Distance Centre in Oshakati. I paid N$5 800 but I did not get any materials or assignments. Are we paying our money for nothing?
*NANTU starts organising a legal strike. What a joke! They are the followers of Frans Kapofi. He promised to give the teachers an eight percent increase, 15 percent on transport and we donít know what on housing. Another joke! What did teachers get up to now? Only around N$5000, without a payslip over the holidays and nothing else. Why will they inform teachers about regrading while telling them nothing about the back-pay? They have no respect for teachers! What a sad situation in Namibiaís education.
*PLEASE Minister of Defence, help the medical students in the army. A certain commander in the military school is asking us to have 25 marks and Grade 12 for the basic combat medical course while Unam requires 20 marks for nursing. The army courses are not even recognised anywhere in Namibia. Please help us.
*WE teachers want our government to be rich and to feel proud. Deduct by all means and donít pay us for six months.
*WHY does government build houses for nurses in Outjo and not for teachers?
Ė Concern teacher
*MINISTRY of Finance, please be kind to release private doctors money. We are suffering because of your poor services. Since December until today, you are holding our money. Besides, we need to pay rent, workers, and childrenís school fees.
Response to Previous SMSes
*TO the person complaining about poor food at Ella du Plessis High School; how do you expect a person, even your own child to live on N$450 for three months and expect good and adequate food from that small amount?
*I REALLY suggest that the time should not be changed. If the time change is for school pupils, then change their time and leave the time as it is for us.
*FOR your information, it is the municipality which is responsible for road construction in municipal areas, not the Roads Authority!
In and from the Regions
*OTAVI Municipality wants to make money through poor residents of the Single Quarters. In the whole of Namibia, we are the first group living in very dirty and smelly areas. Our toilets donít have enough water to flush, and there are no lights in toilets at night. Our municipal officials donít even visit the area because of its bad smell. Why must we pay rent then? Resettle us to better areas so that we can start paying. Ministry of Local Government and Housing, hear our cry and look into this matter. We also wants to taste the fruits of independence.
*THE performance of Okakarara Secondary School is becoming a concern for the Okakarara community and its surroundings! Something must be done because the results look like there is no proper teaching. Deputy Minister of Education, please intervene while it is the beginning of the year!
Lost and Found
*I FOUND the driverís license and the Social Security card of Joseph Mbangula. Call me at 081-274 0039.
*I FOUND the documents of Dennis Neib. Contact me at 081-333 6165.
*I, KORNERIUS Selma N, lost my ID in Windhoek. Please contact me at 081-630 0152.
*I PICKED up a driverís licence of E Nyamu in Windhoek. Contact Genera at 081-311 5791.
*I, LUSIA Mumati, lost my wallet with all my documents in Wernhil Park. If found, please contact me on 081-236 7613.
*I, ERASTUS Ntinda, lost my driverís licence in Windhoek. If found, please contact me at 081-293 0392.
*I, KAIPUKUA Jefta Kasembi, lost my ID and driverís license. If found, please drop it at the nearest police station or call 081-333 3030.
*I, PINEAS Ananias, lost my wallet with all my documents in Windhoek. If found, please contact me at 081-389 8213.
*I SHIPWE Paulus lost my ID and FNB card in Windhoek. If found, please contact 081-694 1257.
*ANYONE who picked up a hand-made brown leather key holder with three or four keys, please contact 081-127 2427 or 061-287 3046/8.
*I, HILMA Leefa Nghiyalwa, lost my black wallet at Otjomuise with my ID, two bank cards, and a medical card. If found, please conduct me at 081-292 1531.
*I, DAVID Sakaria Pendukapo, lost my wallet with documents in Rundu. If found, please contact me at 081-622 0762 or 081-342 6992.
*I FOUND an FNB card, Clicks Club card, Edgars Cash card, and Social Security card belonging to Martha N Amputu. Contact me at 081-424 2593.
*I FOUND the Passport of Justina Calista Jahs. Contact me at 081-842 1376.
*I, IYAMBO Gerhard Ipinge, lost my ID, driverís licence, and other documents between Windhoek and Karibib. If found, please contact me at 081-231 9430 or 081-356 4888.
*I FOUND the documents of Dennis Neib. Contact me at 081-333 6165.
*I PICKED up the ID and bank cards belonging to Ligio Januario Paulino Jose. Contact me at 081-127 2427 or 061-287 3046/8.
*I, SNYDEWEL J, lost my ID and other documents in Wernhil. If found, please contact me at 081-648 0491.
*I HELENA Mbeeli, lost my wallet with my ID, FNB card, Social Security card, and smart card. If found, please contact me at 081-808 6064.
*I, HAIMBONDI Johannes, lost my ID in Oshakati. If found, please contact me on 081-886 1390.