Food for Thought
*ON the Namport tender: Why are we sitting idle and allowing all these things to happen to us Namibians? I propose that all interested parties prepare to challenge the High Court on the constitutionality of this tender.
*PRIME Minister, you have a large ‘backlog’ of things to do now that you are in the position you deserved all those lost years ago. We chose proactive, hard working, capable, honest, and motivated people to change things for the better for all poverty-stricken Namibians and not just for a lucky few. You can do it. So give hope to 2,1 million desperate Namibians.
*NAMIBIAN Police Force, it has come to my surprise last weekend that Nampol invade people’s private property (cars) with no search warrant or explanation looking for alcohol. When you ask for an explanation, they become aggressive and rude. What are my rights as a citizen when a police officer opens my car without permission claiming to search for alcohol? They have no courtesy to apologise. Can this matter be investigated. Thank you in advance.
*I DON’T understand how a judge can sentence a man 15 years for rape and be satisfied. The rapists should get lifetime imprisonment and murderers should get the death sentence. That’s why it will never stop!
Bouquets and Brickbats
*NO evidence against the suspected cheating culprits during last year’s Grade 12 final exam shows how stupid the system is.
*THE story of mercenaries reported in Confidente is exaggerated. The combined total of members who served in the SWATF and Koevoet since these two units were established in 1975 onwards never went beyond 10 000 members. Some of these people were born between 1950 and 1960 (53 to 63 years old now), so how can they be active at that age? Note that some ex-SWATF are currently serving in the NDF.
*MARIA Dax, get your NamibRe house in order. Why employ unskilled MDs and GMs? You and your board members are also to be blamed.
*GETTING administration work done at Polytechnic is becoming more unpleasant than a visit to Home Affairs.
*CITY of Windhoek, its so unhealthy here at Greenwell Matongo, Twahangana. Our toilets were demolished and we are now using the bushes, in a city. Wake up and respond!
*I THINK there is a very serious problem at Ministry of Finance’s Income Tax division. How many years does it take them to work out a person’s tax returns?
*ONE Africa, stop repeating the same movies especially over weekends!
*NAMIBRE is another financial disaster due to management and board incompetence and negligence. When will we learn to appoint board members that actually know what is going on and exercise due diligence?
*I CAN’T believe another N$2,5 billion for a facelift at Hosea Kutako International Airport! Why can’t we get our national priorities right? This airport is fine for now and there is no congestion as suggested by the minister. Why do we waste money on useless projects while the majority of citizens need shelter, jobs, and food? Please, let us stop corruption and self enrichment!
*NAMPOST Saving Bank, your transactions are too slow. I use to get my GIPF social grant monthly on the 27th. But now I get it on 29th. Why? So goodbye Nampost. Welcome FNB.
*THANKS to the USA Government for providing free stationery to Namibian kids via the MCA. God bless America and its people. In God we trust.
– Recipient of free school stationary
*I COMMEND the courage of the young woman that decided to approach the court to stop her ex lover from stalking and harassing her. Stalking in the US is a very serious crime and the psychological impact stalking has on its victims is equally serious. I hope people take this type of deviant behaviour and abuse seriously. That man must accept the relationship is over and move on with his life and leave the young woman. I am curious however. The man is married and I pity his poor wife. She too is a victim.
*TAXIS should be forbidden to use Fidel Castro street between 07h00 and 19h00 during the week and on Saturdays. Their behaviour is completely disrespectful. Parking has been removed to create a better traffic flow but more than 6000 taxis force their way and disobey the rules thus putting human lives at risk. City Police, you have completely lost control and its only getting worse!
*I WANT to advise the Ministry of Education that people must be given certificates with different subjects/result statements if that person completed and passed Grade 10 or 12 like the Cape Education System used to do. Wise people like me will support the idea.
*BANK Windhoek in Rundu, there is no air conditioning, one teller at enquiries, and the person working there is too slow. It can take you four hours in a queue. Improve please!
*NBC, still repeating ‘Watagwan’ of last year on January 28! Didn’t they make any resolutions for this year? Please improve! A new year with a new ‘Watagwan’!
*DAVID Namwandi, make a turn at Michelle McLean Primary School. Nothing is going on there. One Grade four class is without a teacher. Please do something!
*BANK Windhoek, Nkurenkuru branch, for how long will your ATM be rejecting credit cards for not reading them? Please do something immediately!
*I WANT to complain about a very rude and unprofessional clerk in Opuwo’s Bank Windhoek. She must go for customer training. Please manager, talk to your staff.
*KHOMAS Medical Centre, please get educated office administrators because those women at the reception are so unorganised and unfriendly. If you do not change, you will lose out on customers.
*CAN the Minister of Works and Transport please introduce a learners licence written test here in Otjiwarongo NaTIS.
*NTA, please find out what’s happening at Cosdec in Luderitz. There are no job attachments for trainees.
*THE regional management of Kunene Education is on a suicide mission, they have transferred all principals and HODs after the high failure rate of Grade 10 and 12. I am afraid this will be a blunder to the region again. We cross fingers for them.
*I TOTALLY agree with the huge loan refund that high institutions students get while some can’t even afford registration fees. Honourable minister, re-check the refund money to be used by other students.
*OSHIKOTO education, is it moral to let pupils repeat five times to be at position one nationally?
*APPEALING to all fellow Namibians with heaps of old magazines and newspapers stocked in their houses to kindly donate them to our school please. Thanking you in advance, contact me at 0812195746.
*MINISTRY of Labour and Social Security Commission, are you aware of the gross violations of your laws by some Walvis Bay employers? Wake up and help the Namibian employees.
*BASILIUS Haingura, when are you planning to inform teachers what the regrading entails? Will you force it on us again? Remember the court case is over and now our attention will be diverted to your removal as a Nantu leader!
*CAN the companies please stop looking for years of experience for simple jobs. Where are the poor unemployed youth going to get experience from? Be realistic. You don’t need five years experience to answer calls or for doing basic bookkeeping!
*THIS Swapo government is taking the civil servants for a ride. The 8 percent they gave us does not even make a difference on our pay slips and yet they say others are underpaid. Why do we have to wait for 10 percent during the election year?
Response to previous SMSes
*TO the person who asked why the government decided to build the vision school in Kavango rather than Windhoek or Swakopmund. Why not there? Do you also expect a parent from Kavango to send his/her child as far as Swakopmund? Stop being selfish and let the government decentralise things.
*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.
The management of the main Windhoek branch is aware of the full stream of customers who come in especially at the end of the month. However, for our senior citizens, we have in fact two dedicated tellers clearly marked for them inside the branch. In order to avoid them standing while queuing, some chairs are also provided for their convenience. For a quick response to any customer queries, please feel free to contact us directly on our Twitter (@standardbankna) and Facebook (Standard Bank Namibia) pages.
– Standard Bank Namibia