Food for Thought
*TO everybody complaining about the exorbitant salary increases of our national fat cats... Guess what? In two yearsí time you will be queuing up again at voting stations to vote for Swapo. And so the cycle of abuse, corruption and self-enrichment will continue. So stop complaining!
*IN response to the article ĎWhere black is not really beautifulí. I came to Namibia from a European country where they lack sun for most of the year. There ladies waste tons of money for products that make their skin darker. I wish I had black skin since my pale pink skin is always freckled and pimpled. I wish women all over the world concentrated on taking pride in their God-given features instead of envying the ones they lack. ĎIf itís white, itís not always nice.í
*SOME people do not understand what it means to get fat. They think fat is healthy or is a sign of wealth but in fact fat is trouble. To be fat means high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure and you canít run. If you donít want to chop your money nicely, you better avoid getting fat otherwise you will end up chopping tablets for diabetes and cholesterol on monthly basis.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*GOVERNMENT is now providing free education from Grade O to 7. Why must parents ask the stationery store to refund them? Shame on parents.
*FINALLY! Woermann & Brock got it right in Ongwediva! The image we had of Woermann is wiped away. A clean store, friendly staff and a helpful manager. Keep it up.
*GOVERNMENT, stop wasting money! What food bank? Approve BIG, finish en klaar! Deduct N$100 monthly from every minister, deputy minister and CEO. Ministries must contribute N$500 monthly to cater for the grant. Why ignore this grant and come up with impossible ideas? What if no one or only a few deposit? Who will benefit? We have drought relief which doesnít materialise at all, what next?
*THANK you so much Abraham Iyambo for free pre-primary and primary education. I am so happy and may God bless you.
*THE Ministry of Education is doing things illegally. For SDF to be abolished the Education Act must first be amended. The amendment signed into law, then a circular be sent to implementing officers principals for implementation. Be gentlemen and do the right thing before you run to the media to spread rumours. Otherwise you are doctors for nothing!
*FREE primary education and now a food bank. Wow! I have never been so proud of our government. Respect!
*HOW on earth could NBC TV show a movie with sexual intercourse as part of it between 14h00 and 16h00 on January 9? I was so embarrassed watching the movie with my seven and 15-year-old girls? Aghhh!
*WHAT is it with the Government? Canít you see how busy the Trans Kalahari (Buitepos) Border post is? But there is no development. Not even enough accommodation for the private sector workers, only for the GRN workers. We want shelter so please build flats for us to rent. We will appreciate it.
*NAMPOL, department of fingerprints, improve your services. Seven monthsí waiting is unbelievable or can we visit the Ministry for the answer?
*STANDARD Bank PRO, you choose to respond to only convenient matters. Whatís your response on serious matters like one ATM in Khorixas serving clients of Khorixas, Fransfontein and Bergsig etc?
*MTC, we need network at Oluvango village in the Omusati Region. We already have electricity.
*I AM a state patient suffering from a heart complaint. Since June 2012 the doctors at Okahandja Hospital keep on giving me tablets instead of referring me to a cardiologist. Richard Kamwi must I first have cardiac arrest or a stroke as my BP remains very high too? I am off to South Africa for more humane treatment.
*IUM, when are you going to pay our refunds for the graduation gowns? Itís been four months now.
*THE human resource department at Windhoek Central Hospital is really a mess. People resigned four to six months ago and their pensions have not been processed and leave days not been paid yet. No one can tell you why.
*STANDARD Bank Home Loan Windhoek, we are still waiting for the refund that you have promised to give to us around December 20 2012, for the NHE Otjomuise Project.
*NAMIBIA needs a better internet service provider than Telecom or MTC. MTC gets bandwidth from Telecom and Telecomís Speedlink is so pathetic and frustrating. ADSL is now way slower than before and do not try calling the help desk for they do not know what the technical department has done or is doing, so theyíre always coming up the dumbest explanations why the ADSL is slow or not working properly. Telecom has the best technology but not the know-how and are taking their customers for a ride, big time. People stand up! Letís not allow this anymore.
*MINISTERS of Foreign Affairs and Education, please talk to the South African embassy about speeding up study permits. Our students will not be able to get these permits on time.
*THANKS Elma Dienda for tabling that motion in Parliament regarding the unconstitutional charge of SDF for primary education. The Swapo government at last acted after five years.
*WHEN will government implement the increase in housing subsidy which was supposed to be effective from November 2012?
*MAY the government please intervene in finding suitable job opportunities for accounting students as it does for teachers and nurses please!
*OFFICE of the Prime Minister should ensure that fair and equal procedures, polices and laws are applied for interviews and appointments for senior posts in the public service of Namibia. ACC get involved as soon as possible.
*PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba, are you aware that pensioners and ordinary unemployed parents are suffering by paying exorbitant fees to Polytech and Unam for their dependants? This while politicians are enriching themselves with a 31 percent salary increment. Many poor students from rural areasí applications for loans at NSFAF are always unsuccessful every year. Every Namibian child has the right to that fund without any condition or criteria. Our government should have a human heart and face. Give rural elders time to rest!
*FREE education is finally Ďfreeí in Namibia! The Ministry of Education will provide free pre-primary and primary education. MOE please look into fees charged by some pre-primary schools/kindergartens and creches. Itís exorbitant. N$650 x 12 = N$7 800. Almost equivalent to tertiary education.
*ABRAHAM Iyambo, please help me! Why are people saying they canít continue paying for my studies while I have signed a contract of three years and I havenít even failed since I started.
*POLYTECHNIC, in all my years in South Africa I have never seen a faculty that changes rules and regulations like a rainbow as the engineering department does with its requirements for assessments of tests. Please shape up. By the way, please get experienced lecturers before you train half qualified engineers. Also, please get enough qualified lecturers otherwise you are compromising on quality education. The latter applies to Unam too. Otherwise we should continue to send our students to RSA for quality education.
In and From the Regions
*ITíS with great shock that I read in todayís paper that Oshakati town council buys water for N$13 million and sells it for N$31,5 million. Canít the town council make money elsewhere and not over charge its people? More than 100 percent profit they are making from water, shame!
*PLEASE councillor of Onkani area, bring potable water to the communities so that we can have water in our homes and houses. We and our livestock are suffering from thirst. We are ready to assist you with digging for the main pipes. Please ask Government for the pipes. Treat this as one of your top priorities.
*ONGWEDIVA Town Council, how many times and for how long do we have to beg the council to get street names? In as much we appreciate development it is very difficult to direct people in Ongwediva, especially some of the old suburbs.
Lost and Found
*I FOUND the ID of Hipondoka Rinouzeu Josephat. Contact me at 0812476100.
*I, SAMUEL Shipanga, lost my wallet with my documents in Windhoek. If found, please call me at 0816050899.
*I, BERNADINE K Muyamba, lost my ID, bank cards and Social Security card in Usakos. If found, please call me at 0812193962.
*I, JAKURAMA Simon Roree, lost my ID and bank card in December in Opuwo. If found, please contact me at 0817151929.
*I, LAVINIA K Ileni, lost my ID and other important documents in Ondangwa. If found, please call me at 0813015331.
*I, SOFIA Kantema, lost my wallet with ID, medical aid and ATM cards in Kuisebmund, Walvis Bay. If found, please contact me at 0813433509.
*I, JOHANNES A Hainghono, lost my file with documents like Grade 10 and 12 certificates and a learners licence. If found, call me at 0814656723.
*I, JURASSIC Robert Mouton, lost my wallet containing my ID, bank cards, medical aid card and more. If found, contact 0812756326 or 081788623.
*I FOUND a driverís licence of JL Britz. Contact me or SMS 0813163450.
*I FOUND the driverís licence of AM Black. She can contact me on this number 0813202867.