Oshikango Constituency

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

Oshikango is a constituency in the town of Helao Nafidi in the Ohangwena Region of northern Namibia, on the border to Angola. It has 27,599 inhabitants[1] and covers the Oshikango suburb from which it has its name.

Politics[edit]

The first Regional Councillor of Oshikango Constituency was Michael Hishikushitja. He served in that position until his death in 2001.[2]

As is common in all constituencies of former Owamboland, Namibia's ruling SWAPO Party won the 2015 regional election by a landslide. Its candidate Fillippus Namundjebo gathered 6,023 votes, while the opposition candidates Timotheus Shikongo of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) and Gabriel Shikudule of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), received 451 and 172 votes, respectively.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constituencies of Namibia, 2004
  2. ^ Shiremo, Shampapi (4 November 2011). "Michael Hishikushitja: An effective and eloquent Parliamentarian of the National Council (1953-2001)". New Era.
  3. ^ "Regional Council Election Results 2015". Electoral Commission of Namibia. 3 December 2015. p. 14. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015.

Coordinates: 17°24′S 15°53′E / 17.400°S 15.883°E / -17.400; 15.883