I’ve got to understand over the years that I’m a rare breed who lives and understands both the mathematics of life but is also a creative. It’s rare to get that breed; thanks to our fathers, mothers, grandparents, friends and everyone who fought so hard for this country, not to forget those who lost their lives in the fight for this freedom. We owe our success to you.
I also want to send a special shout out to the guardians I had over the years, my school principal at Gosen CS Mr Sisamu Keneth, my English Teacher Mr Ernerst Matengu, Mr Festus Amunyela, your physical science lessons help me a lot every day. Not forgetting Mr Paulus Imene, Mr Sarri Amupolo, the one gentleman who taught me how to balance the accounting equation, Mr Hango Mathew (namesake), the first teacher who really got me to figure out math in high school, insist that break time was also called “recess”. Of course, I did not understand the word ‘recess’ at the time.
Shout out too to my key English teachers and lecturers in high school and university, especially Mr Simata, Dr Ashikuti, your ‘Lexis and Basic grammar teachings’ keep this blog going, Prof Akbabio, Dr Nelson Mlambo my good friend and one guy who helped me along the way to understand the African literature focus. Ironically, most of my teachers from primary, high school and University who are still alive follow me religiously on Social media. I hope I haven’t disappointed them.
But more importantly, since we are celebrating 31 years of freedom, economic growth, education and other achievements, I want to thank each and every one of the 160 000+ of our followers. It’s been a long journey over the years and I want to just take the time to express my sincere gratitude and thanks for each and every one of you for sharing this amazing journey with Biashara online newspaper. Special mention to the lovely 5000+ friends on these social media sites who think all I do is just sit down and write stories for them. I love you too.
For a long time over 10 years in fact – I have struggled to understand this thing called life. Mark Twain famously said that the two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why you were born. I believe I know the first two and also figured out the third most important day and that’s the day you find out exactly what you need to do with knowing why you were born.
For me, it was the realization that for my life to make sense, I have to live it knowing that whatever I do will contribute to uplifting the consciousness of humanity. It’s my personal vision of life and all of you have shared in that vision. I hope that by sharing what I share up in here, I get to touch you in a way that contributes to my vision. Even if I get to change the life of one person, that’s a very good day at the office. Also, we at Biashara news live to see businesses, especially SMEs prosper despite all the economic challenges.
As a journalist and creative, I understand the value of your time. I hope that every second and minute you spend with me up in here is of value to you. Thank you for your friendship over the years, thank you for your love, thank you for your drama, I live because you do. Thank you for keeping me honest.
31 years of independence should bring us endless employment opportunities, business opportunities, academic qualifications, wealth, love, prosperity and peace. My only desire is that Namibia should be a good producer and no one should be hungry, shedding tears for food in the country.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO YOU ALL