Diversification of a remote, single industry-led town does not happen organically.

OMDis Town Transform Agency (“OMDis”) is a Section 21 Company, or Special Purpose Vehicle. Its sole purpose is to proactively accelerate Town Transformation – the economic diversification of Oranjemund – to ensure the town’s sustainability by 2030 and beyond.

It serves this purpose alongside the efforts of other Town Transformation
stakeholders. OMDis’ focus areas are:

  • Support existing businesses to become more sustainable
  • Develop new SMEs and a culture of entrepreneurship
  • Create new large industry platforms that can support the economy alongside or instead of mining

Governed by a Board, OMDis’ small team of business developers is led by a General Manager. The team’s core activities include: Economic research, industry and business case development, funding and investment facilitation, SME development and business skills and entrepreneurship training.

Town Transformation

There is a critical juncture where goals converge with opportunity to achieve the highest ambitions. This is the inspirational moment when vision, competence and passion can combine to set a trajectory for the extraordinary.

Our Vision

OMDis, alongside other accountable town transformation partners, pro-actively accelerate the development of a diverse economy for a sustainable Oranjemund by 2030.

Our Mission

OMDis supports and creates SMEs, cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship, and initiates other industries through connecting ideas, opportunities and assets with investors and funders.

Our Values

Passion, Excellence, Collaboration, Trust

Oranjemund Aerial-view

What are we working on currently? Well, firstly, we are talking with all the businesses in town to introduce ourselves and understand the economic landscape better. We are engaging with every single Ministry and the regional offices whose mandate intersects with ours, to help carve out opportunities, obtain guidance and hopefully funding for projects. We are partnering with SME Compete to provide business acumen training and registration assistance to existing SMEs and entrepreneurs in Oranjemund. As part of marketing Oranjemund, we have partnered with Tribefire Media in Windhoek to tell the story of Oranjemund, its remarkable people and the transformation activities. And we have already or are in the process of supporting eight (8) existing and new SMEs in town. Of course, not every dream is a viable business reality, but the opportunities and projects are as many as the day is long.

Now, to come back to those things that were provided to Oranjemunders free of charge in the “good old days”. Whilst things continue to change, there is no reason why an entrepreneur could not start delivering food to homes, active citizens can once again emerge as sporting heroes, and producing food locally can once again be a sustainable enterprise for Oranjemund. This, and much more is possible. Citizens and local businesses have the opportunity to build their futures here. And rest assured, OMDis is on this journey with you.

If you have any queries, contact, or come see us at our offices next to Spar.


To learn more about OMDis click here: OMDis Brochure

News & Announcements

Through our news and announcements, we hope to keep you engaged yet inspired as we share Oranjemunds transform journey with you.

Joint SME development project kicks off in Oranjemund

OMDis Town Transform Agency, Uconomy Namibia and Nedbank Namibia this week announced a collaboration that will boost the SME development...
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ART CAN TRANSFORM Project kicks off at Ambrosius Amutenya Primary School (AAPS) in Oranjemund.

Windhoek based artist Nicky Marais and Oranjemund based artist Aurelia Sieberhagen was contracted by OMDis to coordinate a school mural...
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OMDis open up SMEs Centre on their premises

On Thursday, 19 August 2021, OMDis officially opened up the new SMEs Centre in Oranjemund, located at the OMDis Offices...
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Benches donated and installed at the East Gate Courtyard

Three wooden picnic benches have been built by a local carpenter as part of the support local businesses initiative. East...
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Property Development project kicks off in Oranjemund

On the 10th of August a team of town planners, architects and engineers from the AIJ consortium had an inception...
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Agricultural Project Pamwe doing big things

Mara Beukes, the principal of Ambrosius Amutenya Primary School in Oranjemund, says their school prides itself on its school garden....
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