Food for Thought
*THE death penalty should be reinstated! Look at Botswana, the safest country in Africa. What an example!
*HAGE Geingob does not need to be married to be a great president! The Namibian Constitution does not say that presidents must be married, so please just stop the match-making, you are wasting valuable time. Botswana’s president doesn’t even have kids and there he is. Hage is a good father and grandfather. We should focus on what he will do alleviate poverty or improve education instead of this petty issue!
Bouquets and Brickbats
*THANK you, Abraham Iyambo, for telling the public the truth that you went for a check up. Your friends told us that you went on leave to Hawaii, shame on them! I don’t like what they said about you. May Allah bless you, they’re too wicked.
*I WOULD like to congratulate Annastasia Mukanda for being the best overall student nationally in the Namibian Senior Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary Level examinations for 2012. Being a child of a poor single parent, I hope and pray that a visionary will offer her a scholarship, for her to further her studies. God bless.
*I WOULD like to express my gratitude to whomever is responsible for getting the robots installed on the Rocky Crest, Khomasdal and Otjomuise four-way stop interchange. Thank you. You have contributed to the well-being of the Namibian people.
*NDESHI & Jakes. I enjoyed today (Friday’s) joke. Very nice. Your jokes are really hilarious, but at the same time, it sends a message. Wow, keep it up. I love it and read it daily.
*THE Weekender crossword is back! Thank you!
*I CANNOT agree more with the previous authors about the bad attitude of Poly’s staff.
*I DO not believe the reason for the breakdown of the Intercape bus. They most probably ran out of diesel. Since when can loose gravel on the road damage a radiator? They are Air Namibia’s equivalent on the road.
*THE Independence Stadium really looks good, keep it up! Namibians, let’s maintain the standard, and take care of our things!
*IF the ‘best Hartlief’s boerewors’ that I bought last week is, indeed, the best they can do, then they have a serious problem. It contains, by far, the most and the biggest pieces of gristle I have ever encountered in any similar product.
*THE mini circle on Rand and Shangai Streets was fine, until they put a traffic officer there. It now creates a long queue of cars from Single Quarters up to the circle. Find another place to regulate the flow of traffic because at that spot, you just create chaos rather than regulate traffic.
*GREAT to read good news at last: Free primary education (better a tad late than never), 1,7 million text books being distributed, and our lovely Minister of Education is healthy (and hasn’t lost his sense of humour). Well done, Ministry of Education.
*TO Brigette !Gontes and her teaching staff at Usakos Senior Secondary School, well done. Ever since you became the principal of that school, the pass rate of our Grade 10 students improved. You’re truly an iron lady who pleases the hearts of parents. Well done and keep it up! God bless you all and may He give you wisdom, even more than you already have!
*WHY is the president turning a blind eye to the disrespect many regional councillors are showing? Many of them can not be found at their offices. They are just busy with their private businesses, at the expense of the community. When are you going to step in? Our people are being betrayed! Did we vote for people to do their personal business on our time?
*IT is Friday morning, I am trying to get through to Telecom who have made a mess of my driveway. All the numbers, including the Telecom customer contact centre, are engaged. Has it become time to dispose of our landlines?
*POLYTECHNIC of Namibia, please refund us! We are tired of waiting, we’ve been waiting since last year.
*CITY of Windhoek, we need speed bumps in Omukaru Street in Freedomland, please. Cars drive too fast here and many drivers use this street to test their cars.
*WE need a road upgrade at Groot-Aub. Government, remember you will need us to vote, we need you now.
*WHAT is going on with Namlife Insurance claim management? I made a claim on January 10 at the Ondangwa branch and was told to wait seven days, but until now nothing has been done. They must be serious! We really need the money as we have saved it with them.
*STANDARD Bank main branch, why do you place only one teller at the senior citizens counter? Since 2010 the shortest time I have spent in that queue is 35 minutes! Once I stood there for an hour and 20 minutes! CEO, please employ unemployed youth.
*NTA BOARD and management, please hold your staff accountable for record keeping. Professionals have no time to repeat the same procedures over and over again. Their expertise is valued all over, they will go where they’re respected.
*WE as the private sector have to agree with the article in The Namibian about the NTA’s service and availability. The CEO and GM Operations are never available for meetings. If the Minister of Education wants us to contribute towards a training levy, please appoint reliable and accountable management.
*TO the person who wrote about being charged N$4 000 for a flight from Windhoek to Ondangwa, I find that very shocking! Last week I paid N$2 900 for my return ticket from Windhoek to Johannesburg from our very same Air Namibia.
*NIILO Taapopi, do you know that many people in Windhoek are in need of houses? We are waiting for serviced land. We’re tired of renting, and also stop with the flats! Give NHE first option to build affordable houses for us.
*I THINK all the people who applied for low cost land from the City of Windhoek through the correct procedures, and have been waiting for more than four years, should get themselves organised and come together to see how we can engage the City of Windhoek so that we may come up with certain suggestions or solutions towards this problem.
*MINISTRY of Home Affairs and the German Embassy, please investigate the status of Klaus Weichaus in Namibia. He is an internet bully and calls himself “the minister of the German empire for special duties abroad”. Please also check his papers!
*DAWID Bezuidenhout High School, please don’t repeat the poor Grade 10 pass rate of 39 percent of 2012, this year. Parents want to help. Involve and guide us.
*WHY did the government build the Vision School in Kavango? Does the government expect me to send my child up there? Why not in Swakopmund or Windhoek?
*I HAVE a child in Grade 12 this year and I want to motivate her but I do not know how, since many of the parents I know have children who showed better pass marks throughout the time since the Grade 10 results failed. What chance does my child have because she achieved only average results compared to these children who achieved above average results, but still failed.
*IS the Ministry of Education fair in giving loans? Some students are getting huge refunds from their loans, about N$20 000 to N$40 000 each year, while other students are sitting at home without a loan. If you can refund someone N$40 000, there is clearly enough money to cater for about four student’s tuition fees. Abraham Iyambo, please re-check the refund issues.
*WE also need text books in Onesi circuit, especially schools in Ruacana. MCA distribution through the Ministry of Education should reach us this time, please.
*FRUSTRATED and tired! Can some private companies explain why they keep underpaying people? We are not your family to make you rich, we have our own families to support. Start paying us please!
*COMPLAINTS and more complaints. The unemployment amongst the youth, ‘struggle kids’, the educated etc. Prime Minister, I say one possible solution is to do a survey on us who are over 50 years old and above. There are people who are willing to swap work with the young ones. Some of us have good ideas we can put into practise to go into partnership. Business consultants can come and help those who want to go into business. We also want to help where we can.
*DOES the government realise that the police and other civil servants are underpaid? Imagine, with the inflation rate sky rocketing, how are we going to survive?
Response to previous SMSes
*I ALSO support the idea of police officers being educated in the law. They do not have a clue. They don’t know Namibian law and that’s the problem.
*AFTER much debate about the action of Rundu police and the article written by Jacqueline Asheeke, I want to add my comment and say that her views and comments are through the eyes of women. Men think differently! So as a man, I do not agree with everything she had to say.
*I SALUTE you my brother, you could not have given a better description to the City of Windhoek than ‘mafia’. Their rates are sky high, no ordinary citizen can afford their rates!
Lost and Found
*I PICKED up a woman’s watch in a taxi from Khomasdal about two weeks ago. You can call me on 081-356 0170.
*I LOST my driving licence, I Amwaalanga. If found, please contact me at 081-404 4914.