Region Overview

Oshikoto Region is one of the fourteen (14) demarcated political region in Namibia. The Name Oshikoto lends it well to this region as it describes the most prominent natural heritage, the Otjikoto Lake. The Region is strategically located to attract economics activity and opportunities as it stretches north wards, connecting the (form Ovamboland) and southern areas (former white dominant area).

Oshikoto is known for its copper mine situated in one of its vibrant town Tsumeb. The underground water which is found in the area of Tsumeb and Oshivelo makes the Oshikoto Region to be a champion of fruits and vegetables production.

Oshikoto region is home to Etosha National Park. One of the famous tourist attraction areas which offer tourist and other interested people to view wildlife and the beautiful Andoni plateau.

Agriculture activities, both communal and commercial in the area have opened up a window of hope for crop and livestock farming in the region.

In terms of Geographical location, the Oshikoto Region is border by Ohangwena Region to the north, to the east the region shares a common border with Okavango West Region, to the Southern East, the region is bordering into the Otjozondupa Region, while Oshana and Kunene Regions from the Western boundaries.


Location Map

Omuthiya: Headquarter

The four-storey building was funded by the Chines government to the tune of N$22 million and built by the Chines construction company Ziangsu Zhengtai.

Oshikoto Regional Council had made a wise decision to relocate its headquarters to Omuthiya, because the town was situated in the centre of the region. "For many years, the residents of the Oshikoto Region, especially those in the central parts of the region, had to travel many kilometers to access services such as banking or shopping. They had to travel to either Tsumeb or Ondangwa, but now all residents of Oshikoto can easily reach their headwaters. People from Tsumeb and people from the Oshigambo area are now traveling equal distances to reach Omuthiya.

Development of Omuthiya as the regional capital would create job opportunities as banks, retailers, doctors and other professionals would establish themselves at the growing town. That would relieve the migration burden on Tsumeb, which is the only fully development town in Oshikoto. The Regional Council had already provided water and sewerage services at a cost of N$15 million, while a further N$20 million would be invested during the current and next financial years.