Food for Thought
*GIRLS in mini-skirts and illegal immigrants in prison – while murderers, rapists and armed robbers freely roam the streets.
*AIR Namibia, why don’t you lease out your routes to a major airline? At least you’ll be sure of an income and we will not lose our income from overseas tourists. And you’ll stay out of the news.
*NAMIBIANS, why do we make life difficult for our own people? Just imagine, a plot that goes for N$850 000 in Windhoek, shame! People just want to be rich! Rescue us, President.
Bouquets and Brickbats
*CONTRARY to popular belief, we aren’t a sports crazy nation. DRC, Mali and Ethiopia have convinced me otherwise. They are very proud and loyal to their countries, and they love their countries’ attire, too. Here we tend to wear Springboks, Man United, Liverpool, WP and Blue Bulls’ attire while the Brave Warriors or the Welwitchias are playing. We are too involved in party politics and our leaders don’t care to improve and develop our sports skills. We have a long way to go.
*PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba, you have shown us that some of your ministers are untouchable, especially the Minister of Transport. He is unsuccessful. Look at the airport, Air Namibia and TransNamib. They have all failed! Dismiss him like you did Kazenambo Kazenambo, please!
*NBC, why don’t you play ‘Noose of Gold’ and ‘Rhythm City’ before the soccer? We aren’t all soccer lovers.
*THE personnel at the Deeds office in Windhoek are so unfriendly and unprofessional, second only to Home Affairs.
*TO those officials at the NAC who lash out against the media for writing about problems, we the taxpayers of Namibia appointed the press to guard over our tax money, so stop messing with it and they will leave you alone. Easy, ne?
*IF the Polytechnic is really going to be a university, the quality has to improve drastically, which includes the attitude of the rector towards students and lecturers, and his micro-managing like a rural primary school principal.
*NAMIBIANS should stop being jealous of each other and instead help each other to achieve economic emancipation for the greater good. We should refrain from the tendency of calling each other names and accusing each other of being gay just because the other person drives a flashy car and has more money than you. There are actually a lot of citizens out there who work very hard for their bread. Let us unite.
*ON my child’s report from the principal, we were told to “marry” Christmas.
*I SUGGEST that Theo Namases follows Tobie Aupindi’s lead and use the Air Namibia turn-around strategy for a PhD. The strategy is clear and would require minimum analysis – take bookings for flights, passengers gather at airport, cancel flights, passengers turn around and go home.
*OUR leaders must learn to be honest. Why deny Abraham Iyambo’s hospitalisation in Cuba? Leaders must know that they are holding positions of trust. We know Abraham Iyambo has been absent, hence the presence of his deputy. What’s the secret if he is sick?
*JACQUELINE Asheeke, a fine piece on mini skirts! Easy to understand for all. Thank you. We must all respect our constitution.
*SHAME on the Rundu police! They want to emulate Festus Shilongo of the Khomas Region who is doing a good job when it comes to combating real crimes, but they are doing it the wrong way by targeting innocent young girls. Are their actions not deemed as violence against women? Sebastian Ndeitunga, please intervene for the sake of the law.
*OUR emergency services need a serious overhaul to respond faster and more effectively to accidents. I witnessed an accident on Tuesday on the Western Bypass and the response was pathetic. Instead of attending to the injured, the police rather focused their attention on harassing journalists and onlookers. Change your attitudes so that lives can be saved.
*SINCE September 2012, our domestic worker who lives in Havana has been at least one hour late for work every day. Why? Because the bus drivers arrive late in Havana. Since I have to pay her for that one hour and as it is not her fault, do I charge City of Windhoek for reimbursement?
*ROADS Authority, please upgrade your lay bys. They are muddy and in a deplorable condition.
*CAN all government controlled schools (primary and secondary) each be provided with the relevant official pick-up vehicles, please. They will be used for official trips by and for the school only.
n THE government and City of Windhoek must act on the Western Bypass road that passes through Windhoek before more lives are lost. Reduce the speed limit to 60 km/h on this road. Why don’t our leaders want to listen? Why do they only listen during times of election? This issue should be on the election agenda, maybe then our leaders will listen to our plight.
In and From the Regions
*ISAK Katali, who is entitled to have rural electricity? After 22 years of independence, our children are still taught in a classroom without electricity. Please, we want electricity at Ankonga Combined Primary School in Oshimanya, Omusati Region.
*ERKKI Nghimtina, kindly build a road connecting the Onambutu-Omatha-Ohamwiimbi areas. These areas are sandy and are mainly only accessible with a four wheel drive vehicle.
*ONAYENA councillor, can you put a gravel road between Onekayi and Ambunda Combined School? What are you doing in your office?
*CHINESE contractor in Rundu: How ironic that such an offence as building illegally is only fined by N$2000. That is a mere N$8 per house. Surely this won’t stop the contractor? And since when can a town council chairperson give the professional opinion that a house is “well designed”? This should be reserved for architects. This is corruption at the cost of our own people!
*KEETMANSHOOP Town Council, take the example of Arandis Town Council who built houses for their people.
*WE, the people of Omaheke, request the government to introduce a monthly bus service between Windhoek, Dordabis, Leonardville, Aminuis and Post 13, returning on Sundays. It will be greatly appreciated.
*MINISTER Alpheus Naruseb and your deputy, illegal fences must also be removed in Aminuis within the next two months. We are tired of waiting!
*WE are very disappointed with the Mariental Lutheran Church management. Now that the government decided to subsidise the kindergarten, they close down the kindergarten and fire the teachers. What about our children? Roaming in the street. Shame, what a decision.
*WE want electricity at Osingela in the Omusati Region. How many years of freedom without electricity?
n OPUWO Town Council, what is your duty? The town is very dirty, please do something.
*SHAME on Rundu State Hospital, you speak of cleaning our yards to reduce malaria, but what about your own hospital yard?
*THE Grade 11 students at Andimba Toivo Ya Toiva High School don’t have a teacher for math and physics. How can we pass?
*PLEASE, Minister of Education, do something. The schools are full, especially Grade 11. We are now housekeepers, because we couldn’t find space in schools. Is this what the nation wants for us? Please do something.
*TO all the NSSC exam markers (teachers), just because you were on strike and threatened, you decided to just mark for the sake of marking and made us all fail. It’s not fair! The subjects were easy, we studied very hard but we failed! Minister, we demand a remark! Hear our cry.
*I AM a university student in Namibia, I pray for the day I can go to my campus and register within an hour. Fees keep rising but they can’t fix this issue.
Lost and Found
*I, THOMAS Mutsvene, lost my Zimbabwean passport with my FNB bank card inside it. If found, please contact me on 081-626 3968 or drop it at The Namibian’s offices.
*I FOUND two IDs, one is Ruhaka Ragel Ngakate and the other is Kauami Ebson. Please contact me at 081-852 9659.
*I FOUND IDs belonging to Paulus Groria Ndinelao Tuwilika. Please call 081-315 8293.
*I, NGHISHIDIMBWA Rabban S, have lost my ID card, bank card and other cards in Windhoek. If found, please SMS me at 081-714 0899.
*I, HAIHAMBO L, lost my ID and other cards in Windhoek. If found, please contact 081-802 7233 or 081-336 3812.
*I LOST my driver’s licence written T Shavuka. If found, please call me at 081-841 2722.
*I, PAULINA Ndapanda Shali, lost my ID and other documents in Windhoek. If found, contact 081-820 1651.
*I,WILLIEBARD K Kamati, lost my ID in Oshakati. If found, please call or SMS me at 081-200 1636.
*I PICKED up a pair of spectacles on the road between Wernhil Park and Fruit & Veg. If you lost your spectacles call 081-203 1336.
*I, JULIA Mirjama Tambuleni Kapofi, lost my ID in Windhoek. If found, please SMS me at 081-380 1192.
*I, KONGHOLA Immanuela S, lost my wallet with all my documents in Grootfontein in 2011. If found, please contact me at 081-368 1877 or 081-311 1935.