Food For Thought
*TODAY we are talking about Ďstruggle kidsí (Plan). Tomorrow it will be Herero kids (1904 Genocide). Next will be born frees (Independence). How will government be able to handle the situation if all the groups demand jobs in the near future? It would be better to stop discrimination against Namibian youth and find a suitable solution.
*I WANT to ask the people who are saying that the police or City of Windhoek are treating them unconstitutionally or that this is not what they fought for, like the ones who were asked to remove their car businesses from the road or from the Gammams Service Station in Khomasdal, have they read the Constitution or were they promised lawlessness and anarchy?
*ARE we Namibians just strange and difficult to comprehend? At all national events it feels like we are celebrating the late Jackson Kaujeua but we all, including of Government, did nothing significant for him when he was alive accept for late efforts before he passed on. We were at each otherís throats on his hero status but now national TV and radio is always playing his music. What hypocrisy is this Namibia ?
Bouquets And Brickbats
*I AM realy impressed by the Youthpaper, especially by the question: What would you ask our president? Penetius Mangundu, you are a star: Saying weíre fresh graduates. Where are we suposed to get jobs since all companies are looking for years and years of experience. This only means one thing Ė we are not intrested in training Namibians. Letís exploit what is already exploited. Train new people please. Stop this thing of five to 10 years experience. Itís so discouraging.
*THE RDP touched on two issues that I never supported from the beginning: The party list and the National Council. Bravo! You have my support there. What I want with respect to traditional leaders is for government not to recognise all of them. If they want to stand for positions as regional councillors they should be free to do so. Denying them their right to take part in politics is not in line with democracy.
*MINISTER of Home Affairs and Immigration, did you know that some officers in your ministry have private businesses without the approval of the Permanent Secretary, and how do they pay tax to the Receiver of Revenue?
*I THINK Shoprite Trusco Life Cover is a rip-off because on the March 16 my cover stood at N$2 108,85 and on March 19 it was only N$1 990,50. How is it possible?
*METROPOLITAN manager, please monitor your staff or consultants because they keep on hiding the truth. It is now a month and a half that they make promises when I consult with them about the refund of my money that was deducted. I cancelled the policy and I want to know whether the deducted premiums are refundable or not.
*MINISTRY of Finance, why should Namibians sleep at border posts because they do not have enough money for tax?
*BE careful for fake developers who collect money from people. Those developers are working with lawyers and they make people sign documents through their lawyers. The payment is done through the lawyers and at the end of the day the people lose their money. Please be careful.
*USAKOS Town Council, I fail to understand how the council can allow someone to operate a workshop in the Erongosig suburb. Too much noise, scrap metal and spilled oil everywhere. Old cars and trucks are parked as far as the eye can see. CEO please help.
*THE Lord wants us as Christians to take care of the plight of orphans. Leadership in government, in particular the Swapo Central Committee, must pay attention to them. At least listen to their problems. Because the planned demonstration will negatively impact on the image of Namibia as the entire unemployed youth will join forces against the government. We are hungry in the resource-rich Namibia.
*NAMIBIAN Police, please put your house in order. What is the point of opening a criminal case if it is never dealt with or resolved. We are frustrated and disappointed with the public service.
*WHY donít they simply dig up the late Mandumeís skull and do a DNA test? Maybe Namibia is already in possession of the skull?
*A CLERK receiving N$3 181 per day for S&T. How many workers in this country receive such a huge amount of money per month? Viva Namibia, Land of the Brave!
*ANTI-Corruption Commission, please come and investigate the Uukwangali Traditional Authority. I think corruption is taking place. Land is being sold on a daily basis.
*WHEN is the Namibian Government going to wake up? The town of LŁderitz and its businesses are in need of financial support to ensure their continued existence. The Ministry of Fisheries should be held accountable for the financial instability of the industry there.
*CAN someone from the Immigration or Customs please visit the City Heights (old De Beers flats). A lot of illegal immigrants are living there. They donít respect other people and their property. They portray lawlessness and I am sure many of them are involved in illegal business. When is the Namibian government going to stop people to come to Namibia for a visit and end up staying forever? Even their children are not attending school.
*I BELIEVE that the Governors are appointed by the President as his advisors. Had I been the Governor of Oshana Region I would have advised the President not to hold the independence celebrations in Oshakati because of the road construction and expansion of bridges in the town. There will be too many cars making it difficult for the contractors to complete their job within the scheduled time due to road closures and stoppages that normally come with VIPs. He must not later complain about the poor quality of work and the contractors not completing the work in time. Advise the President without fear or favour. I know that independence celebrations bring investments to the town but let us not be greedy. I would have proposed that the celebrations be held at Opuwo so that the drought stricken Kunene Region could benefit.
*VEICCOH Nghiwete you canít chastise Marianne Young for not going through normal diplomatic channels when our very own President didnít do that either. And as for the Presidentís words Ė they felt like a lot of hot air with regard to a topic we canít answer.
*IT baffles my mind that the socalled Ďstruggle kidsí are still supporting Swapo, whereas Swapo does not want them. They should form their own political party and enter politics.
*TO the CEO of NamPost: Thank you for introducing shifts for a more reliable and quick service. Keep it up.
*WE, the residents of 4th Street Okahandja (new extension), sent several letters to the CEO of Okahandja to address our concerns regarding our street which is the only one in town that is not tarred. Our letters date back to 2008 with no response at all. What is the next step to at least get answer from them? Can someone please hear our cry? Itís now going for five years.
*MTC Mobile Home Maerua Mall, Iíve been calling your landline since 09h00 and there is no answer. Itís now 13h45. Sometimes the phone is engaged meaning that the phone is operational and is being used. Is it because you donít want to answer calls?
*ITíS very surprising to learn that only new teachers in the profession, HODs and school principals will benefit from the regrading process. Is the Office of the Prime Minister aware of the discouragement they are sending out to the experienced teachers? For sure those teachers will not deliver anymore because they feel unappreciated for what they have been doing for the past 10 years or even more.
*I STRONGLY sympathise with the long serving teachers. They will not benefit from the regrading like those new teachers in the profession. The responsible committee must re-look into this matter before they implement it. Please?
*THANK you Justina Jonas of Manwu to come out and admit that you and the president acted irresponsibly and wrongfully by removing Evilastus Kaaronda and Elias Manga from NUNW. The workers are eagerly waiting for the press release as per CC directives. Viva Manwu! Viva Kaaronda and Manga! Viva workers!
*TO the Minister of Mines and Energy: You are willing to build a mining camp at Otjondeka. The Otjondeka community agreed to the government requirements but there are some villages who do not want the camp at Otjondeka, like Otjitunduwa and Okozonguehe. We the Otjondeka community agreed and proposed the site at Otjondeka.
Response to Previous SMSes
*I SUPPORT the SMS which said orphaned children of liberation must be considered and those with parents must go back home.
*THE Standard Bank Namibia main branch in Windhoek should really improve its service. I requested them twice to transfer my credit card from Swakopmund branch. On both occasions they promised that the card would be in Windhoek after three working days. To my surprise, nothing has been done. I am very disappointed with their service. I cannot travel to Swakopmund just to get a new card. I am considering moving all my accounts. Thank you.
*THE service at Joeís Beerhouse continues to be disappointing. I think itís high time that the management address this issue. I would like to draw their attention to the manner in which Namibians are treated. Foreign tourists may be the target market but I think they have a responsibility to accord respect and give good service to Namibians as well.
Ė Disappointed customer
* ALL of the Standard Bank ATMís do not dispense smaller notes like N$10 and N$20ís. Why? Is it a new practice? You are losing clients to other banks.
*WHEN wil nurses and police get the eight percent increase and rent dating back to April 1 2012? We were promised in November 2012.
*Employment Equity Commission please investigate the Stone Marine Services Namibia which is based in Walvis Bay. The general manager of the company is hiring and firing employees as he wishes. We also want our salaries and benefits be reviewed. We do not have a union to represent us hence the attitude of the company. The general manager refuses to sign an agreement with the union. The company has a labour consultant whereas the workers are denied representation from outside. Please help!
*RUBICON Security Company remunerates its employees on the seventh of the month. We want to be paid at the end of the month. Can the Ministry of Labour look into this problem? We are suffering because of that.
*MINISTER David Namwandi, please go to Eunda and Mupolo Schools and investigate. Some of the teachers and the principal are always going to South Africa to attend prayers while the learners are left unattended. We want to see disciplinary measures taken against them and that they be given unpaid leave for the days they were absent. They are at present not here and that is for almost a week.
* DEPUTY Prime Minister Marco Hausiku, the children of Ovatwe and Ovatjimba settlement are concerned about a person that was brought from outside the region to teach our children. She does not have a Grade 10 certificate. She has a Grade 9 report. She is teaching Grades 4 to 6 (English and Mathematics). Deputy Prime Minister, please hear us. How can a person with that qualification teach our children? Are we really contributing to the development of this country in that way? We are already marginalised. We need a qualified person or at least someone with Grade 10 or Grade 12 certificate.
*THE Ministry of Education must stop the rumours of bringing a retired education director to the Caprivi Region. What is wrong with the current acting director since his probation period is also confirmed? We donít want tribalism in Namibia.
*SOME schools have initiated a compulsory hostel development fund, now that the school development fund has been done away with. Is this legal?
*IS the Minister of Health aware that the Onandjaba Health Centre does not have an ambulance and that it never assist people after hours? Women are delivering babies at the hospital gate. Police officers are the ones assisting the women. Minister, you must make sure that the health centre is furnished with an ambulance and the police be given a vehicle.
Lost And Found
*I FOUND the driving license and bank cards for DDF Schroeder. Contact 0814257900.
*I, FLORENCE Konguavi lost my Polytechnic student card and NDF access card in Windhoek. If found, please contact me at 0813268738.
*I FOUND the wallet of Iipinge Ruusa. Please contact Dorry at 0812954652.