The town of Nkurenkuru is the Regional Capital of the Kavango West. According to the National Population and Housing Census of 2011 figures, the population of the region is estimated at 115600 inhabitants. Its catchment area serves around 50 000 inhabitants working mainly in public sector such as school teachers and other ministries.
During the Angolan Civil War (1975-1989) Nkurenkuru became home for a base of the South African Defense Force and in 1988 the Nkurenkuru high school was founded and is one of the best performing schools in Namibia, and was rated among the top five best performing schools in Namibia both junior and secondary schooling in 2013 ministry of education final school results.
Strategy: its strategic plan is be prudent financial management, Ensure a health community, Provide condusive environment and encourage income generate project, Strengthen community capacity enhancement programme (HIV/AIDS), Create community awareness programmes, Accelerate Infrastructure development, Promote local economic development, Device retention strategy, Labour turnover, Develop policies, Improve ICT infrastructure utilization, Strengthen human resources capacity building, Ensure performance management system roll out and Improve stakeholder relations.
Mandate: The mandate of NTC is derived from the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia and the Local Authority Act of 1992 as amended and is to:
Govern, plan and administer local affairs within the Nkurenkuru local authority area.
Mission Statement: To govern, administer and plan socio-economic affairs of Nkurenkuru town in partnership with stakeholders towards improved living standards of the inhabitants while ensuring sustainable development.
Vision Statement: To be a local authority of excellence in managing, planning, leading and coordination towards the development of our locality.
||Setting targets and striving towards achievement.
||Demonstrating a high standard of ethical behaviour in carrying our duties.
||Creating one identity and implementing a systematic approach to management.
||Ability to do business differently.
||Carrying out our duties in an open, fair, consistence and procedural manner.
||Responsible for our actions.