By Dishonourable Ember
I watched some Sunday evening TV for a change and happened to come upon "The Week that Was". Talking about the privatization of state schools they were. Talking around the bush they were! They were all preaching from the same pulpit.
We work to the principle that
all animals are equal and that
no animals are more equal than
others. Cde. Namwandi has
made it crystal glass clear that
no alienation or privatisation of
government schools will be entertained!
So, why do the board and
staff of a previouslyadvantaged
school keep on
clamouringto leave the fold and
going their own way.
That - to many - seems like
someone is trying to drag in elitism
and extra privileges for already
privileged learners by the
In all probability the end result
will be stigmatisation for
those unfortunate enough not
to be able to afford an additional
N$500 per month. And, bet
your life on it: Their names
WILL be known!
Friends of mine have been
avidly following the continuing
inanities of Big Brother Africa.
Now, is that really entertainment?
Listening to the many
less than stellar comments by a
bunch of immature, mindless,
childish and frivolous sexstarved
celebrities is not what I would
call suitable fare for our
An in-depth discussion of the
feeding habits of the lesser great
griffin would be more interesting
and more educational.
Scraping the barrel they are.
The great Taxi Strike was
nothing more than a damp
squib. A total flop and disappointment
for all concerned
who had to save some face by
handing over a petition to Jakes
Jacobs of the National Assembly.
So much for proper
organisation. Instead of finding
a lot of sympathy these few
strikers lost their revenue for the
days they were dong nothing
and had to see their better organized
brethren scoop the funds
they should have had because
-despite some 40% of the taxi
industry being on strike - the
impact was not felt all that
much. What also adds to their
failure is the fact that many,
many inhabitants expressed
themselves favourably about
the more disciplined road
behaviour by the other taxis and
about the sudden improvement
in rush hour traffic. In the foot
they shot themselves.
KatuutireKaura of the DTA
may once have been an active
and valuable member of the
Constituent Assembly and, at
some time, an able politician,
but his insistence to again stand
as leader of the nearly defunct
party for the next election cries
to high heaven. Why should the
electorate vote for a failure; for
a man who dragged the party
from 21 seats in the NA to a
mere 2 at the last election. Why
continue to follow a has-been
if there is ample new talent
I wonder what Namibia's
print media is coming to when
the newspaper often called the
'flagship of Namibia journalism'
in its heyday is publishing
front pages full of grammatical
errors and spelling mistakes.
How the mighty have fallen!
Another geriatric who cannot
find a final rest and wants
to again stand in the next election
is the leader of the so-called
official opposition. In this case
I hesitate to say that there are
suitable replacements waiting
in the wings. They seem to be
singularly devoid of any talent.