11 Mar 2016 08:40am
WINDHOEK, 11 MAR (NAMPA) The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) on Thursday donated 13 boxes of beef to 13 Namibian Embassies/High Commissions to celebrate Namibia's 26th Independence anniversary on 21 March 2016.
Handing over the donation to the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maureen Hinda, the Executive for Quality Assurance at Meatco, Rosa Katjivena said the embassies assist the meat company in relationship building with its clients in those countries, help establish new clients and greatly assist in accessing new markets.
Through that we are very appreciative of the work of government and the embassies. That is why we see it fit to assist them in the celebration of our country's Independence celebrations, she added.
In response, Hinda explained that the donation is intended for foreign missions to be able to host dignitaries in different countries to enjoy the Namibian delicacy during the country's national day.
She complimented Meatco for the role it plays in branding Namibia as one of the top quality-meat producing countries, and called on other big companies and exporters to follow suit.
Hinda praised the meat company on its business model and the way it continues to empower meat producers on the ground.
Meat production remains the backbone of the agricultural sector of Namibia and also contributes in reducing poverty, because 30 per cent of its market comes from small farmers (communal farmers) and we are looking forward to learn more and exchange views on how that business model would be build, she noted.
The deputy minister further complimented Meatco for taking active control in the pricing of its products, saying it is important for the sustainability of the market.
Other industries can learn from Meatco on how to have a hand in the end price, she noted.
Hinda encouraged other producers who want to market their products in foreign countries, to contact her ministry.