Population of Otjozondjupa Region has increased with 9,000 people in 10 years

OTJIWARONGO: The population of Otjozondjupa Region has increased with nearly 9 000 people in 10 years.

The Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, Samuel Nuuyoma made this announcement yesterday during a one-day information sharing meeting in Otjiwarongo.

The meeting attended by different regional heads of Government Ministries here was organised by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA).

The meeting was mainly also used as a platform to reveal findings of the National 2011 Population and Housing Census conducted by the NSA from 28 August to 15 September 2011.

The NSA Census report indicates an increase in the population of the Otjozondjupa Region by 0.6 per cent from 2001 to 2011.

“In 2011, the NSA noted an impressive increase of nearly 9 000 people, making us to have nearly 144 000 people in the region. This is a good figure for our economic growth, said Nuuyoma.

He then called on the managers at the Otjozondjupa Regional Council to seriously take note of the regional population growth, saying the regional council was tasked by central government to develop the rural areas through deploying basic services like electricity, water, medical and education services.