About Oshikoto - Oshikoto RC
About Oshikoto Region
Undertake regional planning, development and the provision of specified government services, so as to uplift the living standards of its people in the Oshikoto Region.
Our reason for existence is: To proactively, effectively and efficiently spearhead the direction and management of all developmental services in our region, in order to improve the quality of lives of our communities through participatory democracy and good governance. In so doing create a conductive environment for all stakeholders.
To be the leading industrialized of excellence.
The core values enlisted bellow express the shared behavior, attitudes, style and practice of the Council's leadership, management and employees;
We value and are dedicated to provide the essential and much needed services to our communities and stakeholders.
We shall strive to be true to our word, be reliable and honest in our business and financial transactions and will continue uphold the highest ethical standards.
Courtesy & Helpfulness
We shall provide a helpful service; Our staff will be readily identified by customers through wearing name badges.
Accountable decisions, based on clear criteria and open to internal & external security. We shall strive, at all times, to be open about how and what we do in the Council and the cost involved in rendering services.
We shall ensure that services are available and applied equality to all, ensure that development is equality distributed in all constituencies
Quality of service
We strive to maintain and ensure high quality, effective and efficient service delivery.
We committed to personal responsibility for our actions and for achieving our planned outcomes.
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) and it has 11 Constituencies.
The Oshikoto Region is in the north central part of Namibia. It has an area of 38,653km square. The region is predominantly communal and rural in character, the administrative centre is Omuthiya and business center is Tsumeb surrounded by commercial farms.
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 bordered by Ohangwena Region to the north, to the east the Region shares a common border with Kavango West Region, to the Southern East, the region is bordering into the Otjozondupa Region, while Oshana and Kunene Regions from the Western boundaries.
Places of interest
- Etosha Etosha National Park
- King Nehale Conservancy
- Hunting grounds
- Water springs
- Gigantic Trees
- Cultural village
- Craft shops
- King Nehale war against Germans at Amutunie
- Unique vegetation
- Springbok & other wildlife such as Rhinos, Elephants, Lions, Wildebeests; Leopards
- Traditional food