An Unrealised Vision

An Unrealised Vision

I AM pleased to hear the President saying that he realises that people are not doing their jobs and are roaming around – ‘Vision 2030 is in danger’, an article which appeared in a local newspaper.

It’s true. Just look around and I can bet you that the majority of the working class who are roaming around in town are most probably civil servants.Most of them are also out of office ‘legally’.And a reasonable portion of them are currently enjoying on or the other form of leave (‘compassionate’, study, vacation, ‘sick’, etc.) Claims for compassionate and sick leave are not always true since our colleagues are always making use of any loophole possible not to be in office.Then think about those who are using GRN properties to advance their personal interests.Look around and see how many GRN vehicles are being used to load and off-load school kids at their schools in the mornings and after one.Why do only these colleagues have these privileges? Why is it not known to all of us if such benefits exist? Why are so many colleagues always busy on their computers browsing on the Internet? Why are so many GRN vehicles driving around town over the weekends? What are they doing? Why is the civil service still loaded with the previously advantaged Namibians on Deputy Director level? Most of them don’t have degrees as is required currently.Some of them are only there to advance their personal interests and the interests of those they like.They are known (most of them are in the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Works).I exclude colleagues who are honestly doing their jobs, from all the remarks above.Credit should be given where it is due.A Rooi KatuturaJust look around and I can bet you that the majority of the working class who are roaming around in town are most probably civil servants.Most of them are also out of office ‘legally’.And a reasonable portion of them are currently enjoying on or the other form of leave (‘compassionate’, study, vacation, ‘sick’, etc.) Claims for compassionate and sick leave are not always true since our colleagues are always making use of any loophole possible not to be in office.Then think about those who are using GRN properties to advance their personal interests.Look around and see how many GRN vehicles are being used to load and off-load school kids at their schools in the mornings and after one.Why do only these colleagues have these privileges? Why is it not known to all of us if such benefits exist? Why are so many colleagues always busy on their computers browsing on the Internet? Why are so many GRN vehicles driving around town over the weekends? What are they doing? Why is the civil service still loaded with the previously advantaged Namibians on Deputy Director level? Most of them don’t have degrees as is required currently.Some of them are only there to advance their personal interests and the interests of those they like.They are known (most of them are in the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Works).I exclude colleagues who are honestly doing their jobs, from all the remarks above.Credit should be given where it is due. A Rooi Katutura

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