!Naruseb appoints new commercial representative on Meatco Board

31 May 2019 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 31 MAY (NAMPA) – Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) Alpheus !Naruseb appointed Kay-Dieter Rumpf as the director representing the interests of commercial farmers on the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) Board of Directors.
A statement issued by Meatco Corporate Affairs Manager Rosa Hamukuaja-Thobias on Friday said Rumpf’s appointment is effective from 20 May this year until 15 February next year.
The statement said Rumpf is a commercial farmer in the Omaheke Region, the director and co-owner of a Namibian charcoal packaging plant and has been involved in the Namibian and southern African agricultural sector as vice-chairperson of the Animal Health Consultative Forum from 2015 to 2016.
His appointment comes after the resignation of Stefanus Oosthuizen as the Commercial Representative on the Board and after having received the highest number of votes amongst three other nominees during a nomination process that took place at Meatco’s Special Members Meeting on 26 October 2018.
!Naruseb was quoted in the statement as expressing confidence and trust in the ability, commitment, fairness and professionalism with which the appointee will be expected to discharge his national duties and responsibilities as a Member of the Meatco Board of Directors.
Rumpf holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering obtained from the Benoni Technical College in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1991, he obtained a qualification as Artisan Fitter and Turner at the Atlas Aircraft Corporation, also in Johannesburg.