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The Department’s mandate is to provide health services and promote economic development in the City of Windhoek. Services include food and water sampling, pest and environmental pollution control, identifying and implementing projects that address community needs, to the promotion of small, micro and informal businesses as well as business attraction, retention and expansion through investment promotion, both local and foreign.

The Department is also responsible for the development and maintenance of sporting facilities, swimming pools, open spaces, bush clearing, recreational areas, cemeteries, parks and gardens and the general upkeep of street trees and traffic islands.


This Department comprises the following Divisions:


Economic Development

Economic Development is tasked with promoting domestic and foreign direct investment opportunities in the city and to facilitate the provision of relevant business development support services. This includes developing the competitiveness of the SMME sector through the creation of a conducive environment; provision of infrastructure, relevant business support interventions and stimulation of an entrepreneurial attitude.

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Emergency Management

The Emergency Management Division provides services that include suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, heavy rescue, water rescue, hazardous material response and community awareness safety education in an effort to enhance the safety and quality of life for the people of the City of Windhoek.

Environmental Management and Health Services

The Environmental Management Division is tasked with ensuring that activities within the City are in compliance with sound environmental management principles.

The Health Services Division forms part of the Department of Economic Development and Community. We aspire to be recognized as a forerunner in attaining excellence in the services we provide. This is our commitment to the facilities we regulate, the general public and our customers in order to enhance the quality of health in the City.

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Parks and Gardens

The purpose of the Parks & Recreation Division is to beautify the City through the provision of professional horticultural services, establishing and maintaining exceptional parks, cemeteries, sport and recreational facilities to meet the needs of the growing population and to ensure neat, safe and secure public open spaces through effective bush control services.

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Community Services and Youth Development

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