Katutura Central

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Katutura Central is a constituency in the Khomas Region of Namibia, comprising the extensions 2-5 and 7-11 of the suburb Katutura.[1] In 2010 its population was 21,243.[2] Katutura is a township within Windhoek that was founded by the then apartheid government of Namibia for black people in the 1950s, when the previous township, Old Location, was converted into the suburb Hochland Park.[3] The majority of households in this constituency are headed by women. 74% of the employed residents work for other people (as gardeners or house keepers) instead of for companies.[2]

Politics[edit]

The 2015 regional elections were won by Ambrosius Kandjii of SWAPO with 3,009 votes. Joseph Kauandenge of the National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO) came second with 930 votes, followed by Bensen Katjirijova of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA, 718 votes).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matundu-Tjiparuro, Mae (28 February 2011). "Khomas Region, a constitutional, political and geographical hybrid". Focus on: Khomas Region. supplement to New Era. p. 3. 
  2. ^ a b Kapitako, Alvine (12 November 2010). "ELECTIONS 2010: Khomas Region profile". New Era. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "History of Old Location and Katutura". Namibweb. Retrieved 6 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Regional Council Election Results 2015" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Namibia. 3 December 2015. p. 9. 

Coordinates: 22°31′23″S 17°03′37″E / 22.52306°S 17.06028°E / -22.52306; 17.06028