Ohorongo Cement was established in 2007. The plant is situated 25 km on Sargberg farm north of Otavi within Otavi Constituency. The plant has a production capacity of 700,000 tons of cement per annum. Limestone reserves are confirmed for approximately 300 years. The company has provided employment opportunities to local people and supplying cement to local market as well as exporting to neighboring countries.
Namib Mills LTD
Namib Mills was established in 1982, it is the largest grain processing company in Namibia. It produces flour, pasta, animal feeds, sugar and other products from raw materials including maize, much of which are consumed locally. The company also sells its milling by-products as feed ingredients to feed master, an animal feeds company in the NMI Group.
The company is anchor of the economy of Otavi town, as it provides employment opportunities to the vast majority of the town population.
Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the constituency with development of hunting farms and game ranges and lodges becoming increasing popular. The tourism sectors employees’ significant numbers of active population in the constituency. Strategically, Otavi is located in the central area serve as the inter node link to the North, East and South of the country. The town of Otavi is also situated 80 Km to Tasha National Park (Halali gate). The important tourist sites in Otavi are:
Khorab Monument Site
On July 1, 1915, the German Army was defeated at Otavi by South African troops; on June 9 they surrendered nearby and signed the Khorab Peace Treaty. The monument was veiled in 1920, to mark the end of German rule in South West Africa. It is situated 2 Km north of Otavi town and is a tourist attraction for foreign and local tourism travellers.