Oshakati West Constituency is situated western part of Oshana Region and it borders with Ompundja constituency to the South –East, Okatana constituency to the North-West, Uuvudhiya constituency to the South and Oshakati-East constituency to the East. The northeastern part of the constituency falls within Oshakati Town’s boundary. It has a population of 20 676 inhabitants, according to the Namibia 2011 Population and Housing Census with the surface area of 240 square kilometers and consist of 20 administrative centers. The constituency office is located at Olupumbu village. There is a growth point at Okaukamasheshe known as Okaukamasheshe growth point.
Hon. Andreas Johannes.
The constituency’s economic activities are such as hospitality and tourism, service industries, Small and medium businesses Enterprises, Subsistence Farming, Manufacturing and processing industries and several major shopping malls.
Potential Investment Areas
There is a rapid growing population that is creating the market for all sectors. With great potential opportunities in the areas such as land and housing development, Cultural Tourism, and Hospitality, agro-processing, and small scale service industries, hides and skins processing, the constituency can be a centre of attraction by potential investors especially on housing sector where the demand is high.
Key Government Institutions
There are ten (10) schools of which three (3) are secondary schools, three (3) are Combined Schools, four (4) are Primary Schools, Education circuit office, one (1) intermediate hospital, one (1) health centre, one (1) clinic, Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), Ministry of Safety and Security, (MSS), Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW), Ministry of Agriculture and Water and Forestry (MAWF). Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration.