Food for Thought
*HOW can a reporter take part in a miniskirt strike? Journalists sit on the fence and should always be objective and write balanced reports. What is happening to media professionalism and ethics in Namibia?
*CAN the City of Windhoek and the liquidator of Ramatex group of companies in Namibia confirm to the nation at large if the legal dispute has been settled? And if not, why is the Ramatex trade name and facility been used for boxing and other non activities of Ramatex? Who is benefiting from the funds generated from these activities? We are paying TV license fees, but the NBC avail TV air time to promote MTC, boxing and illegally using the Ramatex trade name and investments without the consent of Ramatex. Richard Metcalfe as the Ramatex legal representative in Namibia; can you confirm to the public who gave consent to using the Ramatex trade name and facility for activities not related to the 99 year lease mandate.
*“WHAT is good for the goose is also good for the gander” so we say. Does this notion only exist as words? We only wonder. Senior citizens are just as good human beings as the junior citizens when it comes to financial needs. They are all veterans in one way or the other, without having fought for the liberation struggle.They built our cities, municipalities, towns and villages and deserved a decent living afterwards. Bring senior citizens allowances to at least on par with the veterans and orphans and vulnerable children to N$500. Senior citizens are taking care of extended families at all times. It is possible.
*I have noticed that a lot of people who become famous and rich are growing big heads. Maybe they forget where they come from and where they are going. Not to mention the wild lifestyle they are living, like there’s no tomorrow and if something goes wrong they crash with a big bang. If you know you cannot handle fame ask for help, but please leave drugs and parties alone, because it will knock you down.
*IT’S strange how those who violate the law are being rewarded for it. Take for instance the NBC advertisement. Those who didn’t pay their TV licenses can pay now and will be entered in the competition for a car. I think I will not pay my TV license this year
Bouquets and Brickbats
*WELL done Minister of Trade (Investment Centre) for the advert to invest in Namibia on CNN. It is an excellent and great promotion for our country. Keep it up.
*WHAT on earth is the Namibian police up to? They arrested ladies in miniskirts at Rundu but they are watching these ladies getting in the boxing ring as ring announcers half naked. We are watching you. If it is all about arresting ladies who are displaying their bodies, let us look at both sides. Namibian police! Do the right thing!
*ALEXACTUS T Kaure’s attempt to paint a scenario of gloom and despair under Hage’s leadership is contrasted sharply by the one of hope and optimism presented under the editorial!
*COMPANIES should stop lying about how good their products are. Especially MTC with the speed of their 3G and 4G products. This is day-light robbery. We pay a lot for the services we don’t really get.
*SARAA Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, how can you spend millions on a newspaper that nobody is reading. Please give us the names of the directors. Why not support our favourite news papers, like The Namibian and the Republikein. Is it because they publish the weaknesses of the Government?
*ONE law for the rich and another for the poor. John Grobler: best to sign up for a mixed martial arts class!
*HOW can a 25 year prison term be called a heavy prison term for murder? In fact, it should be 50 years! Only then would it have the desired effect.
*I fail to understand why the NBC is showing violent films while the nation is reeling under violence against women and girls.
*PAULUS Ambunda! You rocked the nation! Congratulations. You did us all proud, may you be a champion for years to come. Well done!
*I was shocked and couldn’t believe my eyes when after the Ambunda - Singyu bout, the NBC female presenter threw her arms around Paulus Ambunda and drew the boxer close to her, while interviewing him! She held him tight during the entire interview. It was very unprofessional and highly uncomfortable for Ambunda and the viewers!
*CONGRATULATIONS to Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda! The Namibian government and Windhoek municipality should seriously start considering building a National Boxing Arena. Boxing is one of Namibia’s best performing sports, yet international fights are being held in warehouses, hotel conference rooms or parking areas!
*CAN the government and private sector please consider raising funds for the drought affected areas in the north. We are all Namibians. That might encourage the entire country to assist, as well.
*BON vs banks – what about Agri Bank, when are they also dropping their interest rates?
*WHY should GRN subsidise vehicles for senior officials, like Chief Foresters in the Directorate of Forestry who never use those vehicles for official trips. Instead they are using government vehicles. Yet, they claim for kilometeres to be paid by the government as if they are using the subsidised vehicles. ACC must please investigate and bring these culprits to book.
*MINISTRY of Education, can Agriculture and Economics as subjects be compulsory in schools? That would be good for food production and will grow our country economically. We need it please. Namibians, what do you think?
*NAMIBIA Fish Consumption Trust. Can you please find a solution to your outlet in Ongwediva? People spend the whole day in a queue. Can you open more outlets?
*I am so disappointed with FNB. They have an emergency number for cancelling stolen cards, which is a Namibian number routed to SA and the people take long to act on calls. I lost money because I waited too long for action on Sunday, February 3 at Pick n Pay Katutura, and there is no camera. Why can’t we get local people to operate telephones during weekends?
*THE ACC expects complainants to provide sufficient evidence of corruption before they lift a finger. How in the world will a complainant be able to prove that a prosecutor received money to do a ‘bad job’? While the ACC can easily just check his/her bank accounts. Before we have the ‘political will’ to root out corruption, which this country surely does not have, nothing will happen and it will destroy us.
*MINISTRY of Safety and Security and Sebastian Ndeitunga please do something. If you go to the police headquarters all commissioned officers have cars, but when it comes to charge offices and roadblocks, there are no cars at all. How can one car pick up around 150 members per day.
*MINISTER of Health, please visit Outapi State Hospital. You will be supprised that patients are sleeping on beds without bedsheets. The hospital is dirty - toilets are not flushing and water is running for 24 hours.
*THE public service of Namibia: Why are you grading and paying all school principals the same salary? We have primary and secondary school principals. Grade and pay them as such, and you will save some money and enhance competition.
– From worried public servant.
*MINISTER of Finance, how can someone with five years experience be a shift-leader and the guy with 22 years experience and clean record is sidelined. This is happening at customs at Ariamsvlei.
*I asked a bricklayer, working on Sundays on the renovations done to Baines Shopping Centre in Pionierspark, if they get double pay as the law requires and he answered: The Chinese don’t pay Sunday double pay. Ministry of Labour, please send your inspectors there and see that justice is done to our Namibian workers. Or are some construction companies above the law?
*BUILDING schools in our country is futile as long as we do not invest in teachers! A more compassionate, understanding and motivated teacher will do more for our children than buildings.
*MINISTRY of Home Affairs and Immigration, just do research, especially at a the small colleges here in Windhoek. There are Zimbabweans without work permits. Their certificates should also be investigated. Our government must be pro-active!
*Enden Primary School in Okahandja is refusing to refund parents. We all know that education is free and we want our money back. Minister of Education must do something.
*ANYONE interested in Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Biology CDs, please call 0818287389.
In and From the Regions
*OPUWO Town Council, we need tarred roads in our town, we are tired of gravel roads and potholes are everywhere on the tarred roads.
*WE are not happy with the development of Oshakati. It’s far behind if compared to Ongwediva. Government must intervene and speak to the management.
*TOWN Council of Oshakati, please attend to our problems. It seems that you are only interested in getting money and do not consider our problems. You are blocking the road used by our customers thereby causing inconvenience. Get real and follow the example of Ongwediva. You are killing us at Okadjengedi.
*OUTAPI is a growing town, but the electricity is going off and on everyday and night. What is wrong?