Kavango East

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Kavango East is one of the fourteen Regions of Namibia. Its capital is Rundu. Because of its rather higher rainfall than most other parts of Namibia, this region has agricultural potential for the cultivation of a variety of crops, as well as for organised forestry and agro-forestry, which stimulates furniture making and related industries.

In the north, Kavango East borders the Cuando Cubango Province of Angola, and in the south and southeast the North-West District of Botswana. Domestically, it borders the following regions:

The region is subdivided into six electoral constituencies: Mashare, Mukwe, Ndiyona, Ndonga Linena, Rundu Rural, and Rundu Urban.[1][2]

The Fourth Delimitation Commission of Namibia, responsible for recommending on the country's administrative divisions suggested in August 2013 to split the Kavango Region into two. The president Hifikepunye Pohamba enacted the recommendations. As a result, two new Regions of Kavango East and Kavango West have been created.[2]

The first Governor of Kavango East is Samuel Mbambo, former Governor of Kavango Region.[1]

Transport[edit]

There is a particular dearth of north-south roads in the Region, apart from the Rundu-Grootfontein main road. Rundu has a small airstrip to accommodate medium-sized tourist or cargo aircraft in daylight only. The poor condition of the roads and the long distances had a negative effect on tourism; this situation was improved by the completion of the Trans–Caprivi Highway. A major highway connecting Rundu to western Kavango and the Ohangwena Region is under construction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Haufiku, Mathias (22 August 2013). "Kavango awaits second governor". New Era. 
  2. ^ a b Nakale, Albertina (9 August 2013). "President divides Kavango into two". New Era. 

Coordinates: 18°20′S 20°35′E / 18.333°S 20.583°E / -18.333; 20.583