NAB announces lifting of Omahangu import restriction

04 Jun 2019 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 04 MAY (NAMPA) – The Namibia Agronomic Boards (NAB) said Pearl millet (Omahangu) processors will have to import grain due to insufficient local production.
In a statement issued to the media on Tuesday, the NAB said since the beginning of May 2019, the production of Omahangu grain has been insufficient.
The statement said NAB has therefor decided to uplift the restrictions of cross-border importation as per Section 21 of the Agronomic Industry Act 20 of 1992, effective from 03 June 2019.
“All processors are advised to apply for import permits at the Agro Marketing and Trade Agency as well as permits authorisation at the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry as soon as possible,” the statement reads.
The NAB further expressed gratitude towards all the processors who supported the government’s initiatives, such as the market share promotion by buying locally to benefit the local grain producers and the country’s economy.