Omusati Region




Omusati is one of the 14 regions of Namibia and lies to the north of the country. Omusati has approximately 230,000 inhabitants ( about 10% of Namibia's population ), and as part of Ovamboland a typical high population density.

The name " Omusati " means " Mopanebaum " as this is the predominant crop in the region.

Omusati Region is the home of Samuel Nujoma, the first President of Namibia.


The Omusati region is crossed by extensive sand dunes. The dominant plants are the Mopane ( Omusati ), Makalani ( Omilunga ), Wild figs ( Omikwiyu ) and marula ( Omigongo ).


Regionalgouverneuerin the region is Sofia Shaningwa the ruling SWAPO. She took up her post after the regional elections of 2010. You are 12 Regional Council members, one for each constituency to the side.

Chief Regional Officer ( Chief Administrative Officer; similar to a CEO ) is Amutenya Andowa. This is supported by four directors in the areas of development, General and staff, education and health.


Omusati is divided into 12 constituencies. The region consists of the following towns and villages:

  • Capital Outapi with 30,313 inhabitants
  • City with 26.035 inhabitants Okahao
  • City Oshikuku with 8,089 inhabitants
  • City with 10,722 inhabitants Ruacana
  • Ogongo settlement with 18,498 inhabitants
  • Settlement Okalongo with 28,657 inhabitants
  • Settlement Onesie with 12,935 inhabitants
  • Tsandi settlement with 26 834 inhabitants
  • Settlement (planned) Elim with 15,210 inhabitants
  • Settlement (planned) Etayi with 34 970 inhabitants
  • Settlement (planned) Onawa
  • Settlement (planned) Otamanzi

In addition, there are nine traditional authorities to monitor the allocation of land:

Economy and infrastructure

The region is predominantly agricultural and there is no significant industry, but local politicians and interest groups want to promote industrialization; among other things, to receive electrification of the city Ombalantu. Vocational and medical facilities are strongly encouraged by the Namibian Government, Windhoek.


Agriculture currently still based primarily on agriculture mitversorgender. The potential for wider use of groundwater and soils is considered very high. In view of this, a large irrigation project in which each year (January 2011) 5000 tons of maize, 2,000 tons of cereals, 180 tons of bananas, watermelons 120,000, 5,000 and 20,000 Süßmelonen Butternut was started, among others, are harvested. The grain and corn are processed in local mills.

2010, there were in the region of 276 975 cattle, 14,737 sheep, goats and 245 497 155 939 poultry. In addition, since 2004 the " Omahenene Aquaculture Centre " and the company are cultured in freshwater fish.


The traffic- development of the region with among other roads and airfields ( airport Ruacana ) is considered relatively good.

Social Affairs and Health

The Omusati Region has 143 health facilities. They include four hospitals, six health centers, 39 hospitals and 94 health centers.

In 2001, you have given the average life expectancy at birth of 46 years for men and 50 years for women. The spread of AIDS is in the north of the country far beyond the Namibian average.