Food For Thought
*JUST curious. For instance, a Med-Rescue ambulance is on its way to an accident scene. Then it comes across another serious accident. Do they stop and attend or continue to their original destination?
*KILLERS and murderers should think twice. Why should a mother suffer at the hands of her own sons? Please remember if you can’t see the potential and loving care of our mothers, then there’s something wrong with you. A woman is the seed of life. Stop humiliating them. It is because of them that we are in the positions that we are today. They deserve respect. I thank all men who are against the unrealistic killing of our mothers and sisters. Let us join hands and tackle this satanic mentality. I am sure we will make a difference.
*WHO rules Africa? Looks like Africa is always ruled by non-Africans. Whether we call them imperialists, colonialists, missionaries or consultants! It’s the same medicine we are drinking for the same African disease. Only the label has changed!
*WHERE can we get a help? We, the soldiers at Rundu Military Base are eating rotten bread and meat. We told our commander about this problem, but he does not take us seriously. We need help.
Bouquets And Brickbats
*IT seems our government is just buying time to respond to drought, which is right here. Most of the ministers and officials are always traveling and eating S&T. Surely, time to act is now. One option for this drought is to help the farmers buy fodder for their animals. Forget the bureaucracy.
*I WONDER if the Mayor of the City of Windhoek drives on our roads. The taxis are horrific, and private cars are now following the example. The traffic news on ‘Good Morning Namibia’ on NBC does not help at all. We are now moving in the direction of a lawless society. Mayor, please get out of your office and experience the problems we are facing on our roads.
*MINISTER of Lands and Resettlement, the community of Otjimbingwe would like to thank your office for the plans to expand the communal area in size. But I would advise that you consult with the Ovaherero and Zeraua Traditional Authority, as they are also leaders in Otjimbingwe and not only the Tsautoma Traditional Authority. The land issue is very sensitive and should be dealt with in a fair and careful manner. Namibians are from different cultural backgrounds. I am sure that you have witnessed that during the handing-over ceremony. Please, don’t be selective. We are indeed proud of you.
*STOP moving the ‘struggle children’. They don’t have mothers and fathers because of our liberation struggle. We must help them because we have gained independence through the hard work of their parents. The Namibian Police must be ordered not to shoot the children with rubber bullets and teargas.
*WE all know that too much alcohol can be harmful in various ways, but I think the Traffic Department at Swakopmund should be considerate towards the town that is popular to domestic and international tourists. We all know what tourism is all about.
*MOOLA Bonanza is not transparent. They urge and encourage us every morning to play as much as we can, but we don’t win. We only waste money without winning, not even a N$10 voucher.
*THE Katupose twins have contributed a lot since their arrival at Black Africa. Thanks Brian Isaacks for bringing them to Black Africa.
*KATUTURA Pep Stores, please try to improve your customer service before you lose valuable customers. The behaviour of the cashiers leaves much to be desired.
*IT’S a shame to witness how Napwu and Nantu sold out the civil servants by secretly agreeing and signing the unfair, confusing and totally messed-up job evaluations and regrading process while they pretend in the media not to have been consulted by government. Union leaders please come out and tell your members the truth.
*BANK Windhoek Oshakati branch, your service is very poor. How can you send me an ATM card without a pin code? I opened a bank account on January 21 2013 at Oshakati branch. I made an enquiry at the main branch Windhoek on January 23 2013 but I only received a card without a pin code. Please render good service to your customers.
*THANK you Standard Bank staff member at Home Loans Department for your comments regarding the new system. We, the staff are at fault again. In the past we had a system which was supportive to the customers’ needs, but the new system has been introduced which doesn’t provide proper service to clients. I hope clients will rescue us from this new system which is tarnishing the image of the bank. We want more of these types of SMSes in the most read newspaper from staff members at Standard Bank. Enough is enough!
*OUTAPI Town Council, since 2006 the Twahangana shack dwellers do not have water in our houses and this makes our living conditions bad. All of us know that water is life. Remember, we are tired of empty promises. How on earth can we depend on bucket-toilets for five years? The three houses with water taps are now making business by selling water to us. The five litre container costs N$1. It is very expensive for us. This is not good. We urge and humbly request the Omusati governor to intervene. We need your help.
*THE government must consider the life of poor Namibians who cannot afford to buy cars from South African car dealers in Namibia. They banned the import of cars from Botswana. Why? We feed our families with the money we earn from those cars by using them as taxis.
*WHY don’t Government Institutions appreciate the efforts we make as graduates? Some of us joined the Police Force, Prison Service and NDF due to a lack of job opportunities in other sectors. The institutions I mentioned do not remunerate us in line with our qualifications. Our certificates are not cheap. Our parents paid a lot of money for our education. We want to eat the fruits of our labour.
*PUBLIC Service Commission, we need an explanation on the delay of the appointment of the chief education officer for Khomas education region. Is nepotism, favouritism or something in the mind of the director? Certainly she has a favourite candidate. If so, what is the reason for advertising and interviewing candidates? PSC, this is a wake up call for you. We want some changes in the region. It’s unhealthy for an education directorate to remain so long without a person permanently employed in that position.
*WHAT is the NSSU doing about schools athletics? It is where our next Frank Fredericks should be identified. The Khomas Zone D athletics was a flop due to sloppy organisation, especially timekeepers from the host school. Children who ran well did not qualify for the regional competition. Please investigate or give us your details to submit formal complaints.
*PEOPLE in Shilunga Street in Cimbebasia. Please keep your dangerous dogs in the yard and lock your gate.
*NAMIBIANS, we can produce champions in the field of boxing but it will take a century to have a champion of Harry Simon’s calibre. So open your eyes and give him a second chance.
*NBC why are you showing us a ‘Tutaleni’ programme from 2011? It’s so pathetic.
*The majority of the lower ranked officials in the Ministry of Defence will resign after the upcoming salary regrading because it will only benefit those with higher ranks.
*MINISTRY of Trade and Industry we would like you to visit International Commercial (PTY) LTD at Oshikango town. The management of the company should do something about the employees’ salaries. They make a lot of money in a single day but we are not sure if we will receive our pay at the end of the month. The tax deducted is very high. With all due respect, we plead with you to visit Oshikango and investigate this matter.
*THE consultant for the regrading of government salaries must be joking. What has been in place is the position of chief development planner and not a senior development planner. It means, the senior development planner post is created and becomes functional. There is no way a chief development planner can be regraded or demoted to the post of senior development planner. That will create a serious conflict in the system. Please, get it right.
*AUAS Delta Motors Windhoek, your service is pathetic. Ordering a small part takes three to four weeks. If you take a car for service they break it down. Improve or close your doors please.
* PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba stop searching for the skulls of dead people. We are dying of hunger and unemployment. You are a President and not an induna or a witchdoctor.
*NAC board and management must learn from Rio Tinto’s Rossing Uranium as to how the retrenchment process is done.
*IT is shocking and unbelievable to see the proposed salary scales for nurses with huge differences between registered nurses and enrolled nurses. The Ministry of Health must revoke this new structure or else face the music.
n TEACHERS, when you went on an illegal strike who was there to oversee the running of schools? When you came back who were you blaming for not being part of the strike? Heads of departments and school principals’ patience paid off. Patience always pays. You must learn that lesson.
*IT was long overdue for principals and heads of departments to be paid a reasonable salary. Apart from teaching they oversee their colleagues’ work, liaise with the parents and the line Ministry and the list goes on. Thank you. We saw them suffering for many years.
*WHY does Nampol take so long to pay out S&Ts in the finance department? I’m tired and fed-up with them. It is now two years and they just say there’s no money. Can I take Nampol to court? Inspector Shikwambi can I do that?
*MINISTRY of Labour, we need help from the labour office in Otjiwarongo. Our manager says we must put our bags in the toilet with our food,and they don’t respect us. They are shouting and insulting us. Please come and investigate.
*I HAVE been working for 27 years now in Etosha but they fired me for nothing. Can NWR tell me how long I have to wait for my pension money? So far I have received nothing after they’d fired me in 2010. I have children and a wife to support. Please NWR, do something about my problem. I am hungry.
Responses On Previous SMSes
*I WONDER whether Standard Bank management is listening to the complaints coming from their clients. Your Home Loan Department is equal to mediocrity. Please hear the cry of your customers. The attitude of your staff at the reception leaves much to be desired.
The management of Standard Bank Namibia’s Home Loans department acknowledges the concerns raised by customers. We would also like to thank you for making the effort to bring these issues to our attention. Customer service is of paramount importance to us as a bank and therefore these queries on home loans will be dealt with accordingly. For any queries, customers can also contact the Home Loans management or as an alternative, customers can speak directly to us through our Facebook (Standard Bank Namibia) and Twitter (@standardbankna) pages.
Manager: PR and Communication
Standard Bank Namibia
*HI, I am responding to those who judge Harry Simon. God loves us all. He died for us on the cross and He has risen from death for us. God forgives us our sins. He forgives 70 times 70. Harry you are a son of God. Pray for the person who lives in hate and anger.
*NAMIBIANS let us not decide on the fate of others because God knows our way forward. Harry Simon, I hope you are not demoralised by the statements made by your enemies. Take your call seriously and go into prayer. Try it out. We want you back in the ring soon.
Lost And Found
* I, SHITUMBULENI Sebron left my wallet in a taxì around Ondangwa and there are important documents, such as my ID card and driver’s license. If found, contact me at 0813344568.
*I, AUGUST Gariseb lost my wallet with cards. If found, contact me at 0814744335.
*I, LODEWYK Max R lost my blue Adidas backpack at Unam’s main campus on March 13. All my important documents, like my birth certificate, house keys and school reports are there. If found, please contact me on 0814846873.