Epembe Constituency

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Location of Epembe constituency (yellow) in the Ohangwena Region (dark grey)

Epembe is a constituency in the Ohangwena Region of Namibia, on the border to Angola. It has 14,837 inhabitants,[1] the district centre is the settlement of Epembe.

Villages in this constituency include Eenheni, Egongo, Ekuma, Etambo la Mushi Onamogani, Etapa, Iikelo, Ohenghono-Ohamikoka, Onhinda, Okuuya, Othilku, Oondunda, Onamvula A, Onamungonzi, Omuhongo, Omalambo, Onanyati, Ombaba, Oshamono, Okahwandada, Oshiweda, Onaame, Omushuwa, Omufiya wa Amutenya wa Shiweda, Ohamwiimbi, Okakwena, Onhinda, Ohamatundu Omevataahekele, Okamwandi, Onangolo and Onamundidi. Many of them have only weak cell phone network coverage, and access to clean water is not universally available. Health and education facilities are far away for many residents.[2]

Politics[edit]

Namibia's ruling SWAPO Party won the 2015 regional election uncontested, as no opposition party fielded a candidate.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constituencies of Namibia, 2004
  2. ^ Shivute, Oswald (15 April 2016). "Waiting for the fruits of independence". The Namibian. p. 6. 
  3. ^ Kangootui, Nomhle (23 October 2015). "Swapo gets ǃNamiǂNûs uncontested". The Namibian. Archived from the original on October 24, 2015. 

Coordinates: 17°46′S 16°12′E / 17.767°S 16.200°E / -17.767; 16.200