hon-lotto-kuushomwa-mp-oshakati-east-constituency

Oshakati East is one of the 11 Constituencies of Oshana Region and its office is in Omeege Village, situeted south of Oshakati, 7km from the main road. (Santorini-Ompundja road). Oshakati-East shares boarders with Ongwediva on the northern  side, Ondangwa on the eastern side, Ompundja on the southern side and Oshakati-West on the western side. The constituency has an area of 187sq.km and has 17 centers.

The 2011 Namibian Population and Housing Census results show that Oshakati-East had a population of 27,227 people of which 14877 were females and 12350 were males.

Lot Kuushomwa is serving as the Councilor. The Constituency is predominantly consists of rural area under traditional authorities consisting of traditional homesteads were 28% of the population live. The subsistence agriculture and informal trading activities mostly form part of the livelihood. Despite rural characteristics, there are various developmental programs aimed at improving living standards such as rural development programs, rural sanitation etc.

Roads Infrastructure

  • The constituency is connected to B1 main road.
  • Oshakati – Ompudja road
  • Various access roads such as Ompundja – Eheke, Omeege – Omagongati, Omeege – Ohakweenyanga etc

Telecommunications Network

Network services is available in the constituency (MTC and Telecom).

Media Communication

Radio and Digital television coverage exits in all parts of the constituency. Postal and Courier services are available (NAMPOST). Print media – newspapers and magazines are accessible daily from local shopping outlets.

Electricity and Renewable energy

Although the constituency is connected to the National Electricity grid, only 26.5% of the households are connected (2011 Census). All schools in constituency are electrified. The utility of renewable energy not yet fully explored. Thirty nine point one percent (39.1%) of the population relies on wood / charcoal for cooking and heating (2011 Census).

Water and Sewerage Network

86.2% of the households have access to potable water (2011 census). Sewerage networks are only available in the Township area, however, some public facilities, informal settlements as well as few households in remote areas have access to septic tanks.

Rural Sanitation

About 38% of households in rural areas had no toilet facilities (census 2011). The constituency has got 175 rural toilets (112 Eco-san toilets as well as 63 Amalooloo toilets) in addition to the individual private ones.

Local Developments

  • 1 State Hospital
  • 2 Primary Health Centers
  • 1 School Circuit Office
  • 13 Schools
  • 33 Community Water Points
  • 1 Early Childhood Development Center
  • 1 Airstrip
  • 2 Public Libraries
  • 2 Commercial Bank
  • 6 Accommodation Facilities
  • 1 Magistrate Court
  • 1 High Court