"We are imbeciles if we do not say thank you"
By Comrade I. V. M. Kanamutenya, Windhoek
The drought situation facing our country, we are also aware that the government is trying it best to minimize the effects of this disastrous phenomenon.
However this is neither my
topic nor is it what I want to
write about now. I feel I have a
voice to say, much as it is my dully duty as a citizen of this
country. What I want to talk
about is the so much distorted
information on the donated
house to the former Zambian
President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda.
Why should we Namibian
forget so easily? Why
Namibian we are so selfish?
Why do Namibians like to twist
things? The house in question
is N$4 million and our newspapers
keep on misinforming
the public that the cost of the
house is N$13 million. Did they
really do the correct research
and get the real price of the
house or they just want to cause
havoc among the public?
Why should we have to link
this issue to every occurrence
in this country?
I once have a problem with
the news in the print media in
this country. I really don't know
if there is any media watch-dog
in this country to make sure the
reports are accurate and legitimate.
People tend to write whatever
they want to and it gets distorted
by those unguided youth and
unpatriotic Namibians, especially
those of the previous dispensation.
It's only 23 years to forget all
the suffering our people have
to endure for 100 years! I was
in exile and have seen how we
as Namibians made these
people (Zambia, Angolan, and
Cubans etc.) suffer because of
our presence there. And I know
the people were no happy at all,
and it is because of the firmness
of their brave leaderships, the
likes of Kaunda, Agustihno
Neto and others, that we managed
to be accommodated in
And we were not there because
everybody was happy; it
was because they felt sympathy
for the future and for the
total liberation of Africa.
Angola and Zambia suffered
emotionally and economically.
They were made battlefields by
the white minority regime
which terrorized all the inhabitant
of these two great countries
so that they could not support
us! Today the same people
(who sided with the boers) are
now behind doors promoting
hatred and distorting information
through the so called news
and sms in the public and private
It is shameful to read every
now and then people complaining
about useless things. The
money donated has nothing to
alleviate poverty, being donated
or not this money was no made
for that specific project, therefore
Namibian we must learn to
appreciate what others have
done for us as a nation.
The given house to an old
man is just a symbol of the recognition
the Zambian people
have done for all of us you and
me. It was through the sacrifices
of the Zambian and Angolan
peoples that today most of you
born-frees are enjoying freedom
and good education in this country.
My blame goes directly to
The Namibian news paper, it
has a tendency of promoting
havoc and divisions. Why does
it publish inaccurate information
if the right people have made it
clear that the amount mentioned
was not accurate? Why not correct
the error and give the right
and correct figure to the public?
This inaccurate information is
read by everyone in this world,
if this is how we are as
Namibians, we are such an
The former South African
apartheid regime used all what
they had in power to make sure
that they destroyed our
economy, and the economies
of those neighboring countries.
How many helicopters were
here, and Casspirs running day
and night? Have we already
forgotten? Today we cannot
even buy a single plane as nation,
yet we are being hijacked
by this petty bourgeois to obliterate
our own comrades who
The donated house will remain
a symbol of appreciation
and will serve as symbol of
unification for both nations.
Kaunda is old and soon or later
he will go were all of us will
go, but this property will remain
there for future and will
serve all Zambian.