High Level Statement - HardapRC
HIGH LEVEL STATEMENT
The Hardap Regional Council's Mandate is defined in Part VI, Section 28 of the Regional Councils Act (Act 22 of 1992) and the Namibian Constitution, Article 103. The mandate clearly stipulates how the region is required from the central government through decentralization, to bring services closer to the people.
To achieve the Vision and Mission, HRC has adopted the following core values to guide the management and work of all institutions within the Council. These values form the foundation of the Council's ethical culture and principles, and provide a framework in which decisions should be made. They will guide the policies, strategies and the daily work and behavior of staff members.
To be Namibia's most prosperous and best developed region.
To promote sustainable socio-economic development through participatory democracy in order to ensure equal employment opportunities, human capital development and adequate infrastructure.
|WHAT WE MEAN
|To ensure services are available and provided to all, and that development is equally provided in all Constituencie s
|Accept full responsibility and to be answerable for all our actions.
|The leadership and Officials will act with loyalty and honesty in all dealings with all stakeholders.
|Recognize that time is precious and commit to deliver fast and efficient services
ABOUT HARDARP REGION
Hardap Region is situated south of the Khomas, Erongo and Omaheke region, on the east along the 20" E Longitude line, the region is further sharing the national border with the Republic of Botswana and South Africa, and to the south it borders the Karas region and alongside the west it is bounded with the Atlantic Ocean. The region is named after a local dam which reflects on the prominent role played by the Hardap Dam in the agro-economic development of the region.
The Hardap region is the third largest region in Namibia with the total area of 109 659 km2 occupying 13.3 percent of the country's total land surface, with the low population density of 0.6 persons per square kilometre. The region has a population of approximately a projected figures of 72 483 total population size, with 35 262 females and 37 221 males (NPC, CBS 2001). On the question of land ownership, 75% of the entire region form part of commercial farms; 10% communal farmland and national parks claiming the almost 15% of the remaining area. The region is further divided into eight (8) political constituencies, namely: Rehoboth Urban West; Rehoboth Urban East; Rehoboth Rural; Mariental Urban; Mariental Rural, Gibeon, Aranos and Daweb.
The region has a large variety of landscape from the western coastline and the Namib dunes, to the well defined escarpment of the Naukluft Mountains that creates an interior plateau to the Kalahari Desert in the east.
The soils in the region can be classified into three groups: Aeolian sands, Calereousus soils; and Lithosols. The rainfall in the region varies from 50mm to 300mm decreasing from the east towards the west. The dry climate conditions are not only enhanced by the variability of the rainfall, but also by the extremely high evaporation rate during summer. The region has vast differences in temperature which can drop below freezing point and climb to above 40 degree Celsius.
The region has scare vegetation consisting of isolated trees, shrubs and grass. Some part have typical savannah or steppe vegetation, which provide forage for some small stock, while in the area with the red-Kalahari sandy soil and water springs, crop production is carried out.
Prominent physical characteristics of the region include the world's oldest desert-the Namib Desert with the Kuiseb Valley and river where some oldest rock formations are found, part of the Namib Naukluft Park and the world famous Sossusvlei and Sesriem. The Hardap Dam provides water to areas within close proximity and for irrigation crop production schemes.
HARDAP REGIONAL PROFILE
PLACE REGIONAL PROFILE
PLACE INFORMATION HERE