Oshakati East

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Oshakati East constituency (red) in the Oshana Region (yellow)

Oshakati East is an electoral constituency in the Oshana Region of Namibia. It comprises the eastern parts of the town of Oshakati. The Okatana River separates Oshakati East from the Oshakati West constituency.[1] The constituency had 22,634 inhabitants in 2004[2] and 19,606 registered voters in 2020.[3]

Politics[change | change source]

In the 2010 regional elections, SWAPO's Lotto Kuushomwa won with 6,501 votes. He defeated Epafras Nghinamundova representing the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP, 276 votes), Agatus Antanga of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA, 72 votes), Timoteus Kambishi of the Congress of Democrats (CoD, 34 votes) and Ndateelela Nakale of SWANU (16 votes).[4] Councillor Kuushomwa (SWAPO) was reelected in the 2015 regional elections. He won with 5,559 votes, far ahead of Daniel Andreas (DTA) with 241 votes and Natangwe Shiwayu (RDP) with 81 votes.[5]

The SWAPO candidate also won the 2020 regional election, albeit by a much smaller margin. Abner Shikongo obtained 4,575 votes, followed by Simon Neshiko of the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC), with 2,411 votes.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kadhikwa, Pendapawa (13 September 2011). "Oshakati to deepen river". The Namibian. p. 1. Archived from the original on 13 September 2011.
  2. Constituencies of Namibia, 2004
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Regional Council 2020 Election Results". Interactive map. Electoral Commission of Namibia. 18 January 2021. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  4. Election results from Electoral Commission of Namibia[permanent dead link]
  5. "Regional Council Election Results 2015". Electoral Commission of Namibia. 3 December 2015. p. 2. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.