Food for Thought
*IF I was Dr Education I wouldnít accept the proposed 31 percent increment because I have rejected the 40 percent demanded by the teachers. Otherwise the nation will clearly see that politicians are not fighting inequality but rather enriching themselves.
*LEADERS of Namibia, surely you must be aware of the serious mess in many African countries! Namibia must not fail its people! Stop the greed, selfishness, theft and corruption. Share the countryís wealth with the poor and uplift their lives in every respect and all Namibians can live in peace and prosperity as stated by the President in his Christmas and New Yearís message. Let it be!
*SINCE Independence school development fund has been charged for education. Thus, education was not for free as per our constitution. The whole nation must be blamed.
*I AM requesting the Ministry of Education to introduce May-June mid-year examinations. Some of us have 20 points in five subjects but we cannot wait for October exams. Please!
*POLYTECHNIC of Namibia will soon be renamed to the University of Science and Technology and therefore should consider offering a Bachelor of International Marketing, particularly on distance mode.
*SOCIAL workers, please help street children to go back to their own homes or put them in childrenís homes. Also, take homeless people to shelters.
*HAS Windhoek become Sodom and Gomorrah?
*LET us talk less and do more and walk the talk. Let us make it our new yearís resolution to be a hard working nation and take ownership of our country. Let us stop targeting and hating people who have worked very hard to succeed and be where they are today. Let us respect hard work and adopt a culture of hardwork for ourselves, our children and generations to come. Long live Namibia and God bless.
*IT is a sad beginning to 2013 to hear that a rhino has been killed. To prevent a bloodbath of rhino poaching like what is happening in South Africa, there is just this one chance to stop this in its tracks: Make an example of this suspect by giving him such severe punishment, when convicted, that other would-be poachers will not even try to kill a rhino in Namibia. A light sentence will open the Namibian bush to rhino horn trade, mark my words.
*I UNDERSTAND and I am sensitive to the fact that Rivaldo is washing cars for a good purpose, which is to make some bucks for his school fees. However, what Rivaldo is doing is purely child labour. Children are forced to do hard labour because some parents, particularly fathers, do not want to take their responsibility. What a nation. God have mercy on us.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*MOOLA Bonanza, you made a draw at 18h45 on National Radio and then you came on during NBC TV News at 20h28. Please make the draw live. We lose a lot of money. You just call the winner but you donít show them. I played for four years now but I was never a winner.
*ON Wednesday afternoon between Karibib and Swakopmund a VIP convoy, travelling east from Swakopmund, nearly killed us and themselves by knocking us off our side of the road without proper warning. We would have been happy to show respect and give up our side if clear lights and sirens had alerted us in time but the convoy drivers were speeding recklessly on the wrong side and there was no time or space to get out of the way. Please VIP drivers, use adequate warning lights! Safety first!
*CONGRATULATIONS to the so called caring representative of Napwu employees. You retained your position and 80 employees at Gobabis Municipality are now on the street. Eighty households will start from zero.
*STOP being jealous! If you want to congratulate Karas an Hardap Regions for their pass in science subjects do it without referring to the north. Stop undermining others. Anyway, how many doctors and engineers are from these regions?
*AIR Namibia canít pay its pilots a decent wage and canít pay its bills. How will they be able to pay for an Airbus?
*I HAD a confrontation with an acting principal and two teachers at a private school in Walvis Bay two years ago as they were allowing my daughter to be bullied! Till this day they still hold grudges and have even involved other teachers! People like that cannot be good examples for children!
*OUR national leaders shame us with their conduct and attitudes. When will the Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy publicly apologise for [alleged] racial and tribal remarks he made?
*TRUSTCO is at it again. My Free Live Cover was N$20 096.15 but now itís reduced to N$16 000. Why and how? Namfisa should investigate this company.
*BRAVE Warriors secured international friendlies with Morocco and Zambia on January 12 and 15. This is the time to build on young players. Coach Bernard Kaanjuuka and the technical team, please leave the professionals out. Letís build the HG Eleven for Prime Minister Hage Geingob as a gift for his tireless support since independence. The entire nation wants to see HG Eleven qualifying for the next World Cup.
*MINISTRY of Home Affairs, thereís nothing wrong with your building! It is the internal operations that need upgrading! Please stop wasting our tax money by trying to Ďeye-blindí us with your bubblegum changes.
*WHY does Home Affairs want to build a Head Office in Khomasdal? Social Security Commission with its HQ in Khomasdal opened an office in the city as it is more convenient for their clients. We should stop taking offices to residential areas and invest in the CBD of Windhoek. If the offices of Home Affairs are not suitable, demolish them and built 20th century buildings to fit the current needs. Why move from this prime land to a venue outside the CBD of the capital? Eish!
Lost and Found
*SS Nangolola, your important documents have been posted to PO Box 1414 Tsumeb. Any person who may know this person please contact me at 0813776326.
*I, Eiseb Hieronymus lost my ID with other important documents in Gobabis. If found, please call me at 0817765769.
*WHY has the Polytechnic of Namibia not paid out the balance of our loans until now? This is January 2013. Why?
*WITH three different councillors since the establishment of Havana in 1994, residents of Havana number one are still crying for help. We need electricity! Our Hakahana neighbours have electricity. Why not us? Why this discrimination in independent Namibia?
*OCEAN Basket in Town Square really dealt me a disappointing blow when serving me food that looked re-heated and tasted even worse. As of this moment I am scared to eat there as food poisoning is common with shell fish. Ocean Basket, please try to maintain a good standard of service.
*STANDARD Bankís Mpumzi Pupuma, double deduction of debit orders in January? You have got to be kidding me!
*HOME Affairs at Eenhana, you are irresponsible! Imagine, we applied for IDs last year April but we still do not have them. What are you doing all the time? We want our IDs because we want to use them.
*MINISTER of Home Affairs, please change the validity of the Namibian passport to 10 years as it is the case in lots of countries worldwide. This would take the pressure and load off your staff and perhaps they than perform better. Then you can also double the amount of the passport fee, which will give you a bigger profit and less books are used or waisted.
*WHY must only one door at Eros Post Office be opened? No matter how full it is and how hot it is, the other door may not be opened!
*I AM so tired of standing in long queues in Pep Stores Grootfontein. Always only two terminals are working while there are more then five tills. If the tills are not working why canít they fix them? Fix the air conditioners also please.
*NAMWATER in Ondangwa, your service is very poor. A person applies for water and wait for a year to get the water connected while the pipes are burning in the sun. You tell clients that the tools are finished or you are going to a specific place this week but its not true, you will take another five months. Please do something about your service!
*ITíS really bad for Grade 10 results not to be printed in newspapers. How will we know that our kids really passed? You know todayís kids can lie, especially if the fail, and not all parents can read the results. If published, their brothers and sisters can witness and inform the parents accordingly. Please publish them as in the past!
*THE first task for our law makers, when Parliament opens, should be to pass the land/urban land reform bill which scraps auctioning of urban land.
Response to Previous SMSes
*I SUPPORT an SMS in The Namibian of January 4. Moola Bonanza, since your competition is an ongoing thing, please be transparent. Show us how you make your draws.
In and From the Regions
*THE Oshigambo-Eenhana gravel road was built in the late sixties. However, up to date it has not been tarred. Newly constructed gravel roads are receiving much needed attention. How about this one? Since 1994 I have bought three cars and all of them are wrecks. President Hifikepunye Pohamba, before stepping down kindly make this one of your last assignments.
*OSHAKATI Premier Electric, when are we going to get electricity? The residence of Okaku and Omumbu village on your way to Omungwelume. Well, It seems that we are the unfortunates ones. We have bad roads, get flooded and have no electricity. Can a good Samaritan please build a school or clinic in our area so that we may benefit from electricity? I guess itís the only way.
*COUNCILLOR of Sibbinda what is your plan? We need electricity! Just drive on the Chinchimane road and count how many villages have electricity.
*OSHIKANGO councillors when will Eembidi village have access to clean water as well as electricity? Please do something. We are tired!