Mayor / in: Jesse David Uuzombala

Chief Executive Officer: Gisbertus Mukulu

Last election: 2010

Next election: 2015

Address of the city administration: Okahao Town Council P. O. Box 699, Okahao, Namibia

Geographic coordinates: S 17 ° 53 '0 E 15 ° 6 ' 0

Height: 1093 m

Okahao is a city in the same constituency Okahao in the Omusati Region in northern Namibia with 1600 inhabitants. The city lives off the land and is located about 70 kilometers south-west of Oshakati, 25 kilometers from Tsandi and 55 kilometers from Outapi.

The surrounding settlements at Okahao among other things, the village belongs Ongandjera (17 ° 53 ' S, 15 ° 4' O 17.8833315.06667, 2,850 inhabitants), the birthplace of Samuel Nujoma, Namibia's first president. Ongandjera is also the seat of Ongandjera kings. Other villages are Etunda (17 ° 54 ' S, 15 ° 6' O 17.915.1 ) and Oshimanya.

Okahao has an airfield ( FYOH ), a gas station, a hospital and, since 2008, the Shilongo shopping center.

The town's name means something like " small vessel to keep out of water."


The city with the surrounding villages is closely connected with the history of Ongandjera kings and the Finnish missionaries of today's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia. The town is traditionally known as a spiritual source.


The city has a municipal council in front with seven members, who are all members of SWAPO currently. Chairman is the mayor Jesse David Uuzombala.


In the education circle Okahao there are the following schools, with only the Okahao Primary School is located directly in the city.

  • Ankonga Primary School
  • Nangombe Combined School
  • Okahao Primary School
  • Okatutuwa Primary School
  • Onetumbo Primary School
  • Etalaleko Secondary School
  • Omuthitu Combined School
  • Shaanika Mashilongo Secondary School