Grootfontein Constituency

Location:

Some 542km from Windhoek, north-east on the B8 road.

As per 2011 population census, there are 24878 (12,748 male and 12,130 females) people within the constituency and the workforce rate in the constituency was highest with 77,6% (it is contributed by the Namibia Defence Force workforce, agriculture sector etc.) compared to other constituencies in the region.

The unemployment rate and actively looking for job people as per 2011 census stands at 2,365 (19.3%), unemployed male is 873, female 1,492.

Social Characteristics:

24878 people reside in the constituency, Grootfontein is the only town with the biggest Army Base in Namibia, Main languages spoken is Otjiherero, SAN(Hai//khom, Ju/hoansi, !Kung), Three Secondary Schools, nine Primary Schools and one Agricultural College, One District Hospital, access to portable water , sanitation infrastructure in rural areas needs improvement.

Landscape:

300-600mm rainfall p/a, Bush encroachment experienced in the area, plenty of underground water, referred to as Kartsveld Zone(both grass and tree cover present)

Economic Characteristics:

Infrastructure and Services: Otjivanda Shopping Center in Grootfontein, Airstrip at Army Base available, Road and rail network in good condition, new tar road under construction from Grootfontein to Okamatapati, ITC coverage and electricity (CENORED) supply satisfactory, Land provided by Local Authority housing etc, water canal supplied water from Berg Aukas to Windhoek via Von Bach Dam, Berg Aukas Youth Development Center.

Education

The constituency has three government secondary schools, one private scholl and nine primary schools.

Health:

The constituency has one district hospital, one polyclinic and one private hospital.

TourismTourism

The constituency is home to the Hoba Meteorite which is a National Heritage site and a tourist attraction.

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Hon. Elder Filipe

Contact Information

Tel No: +264 67 241 742
P. O. Box 23, Grootfontein