Meat industry implodes over REDLINE

By Hilary Mare

TENSIONS are high in the meat industry after its regulator, the Meat Board of Namibia (MBN) wrote a letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Calle Schlettwein against Meatco’s involvement north of the Veterinary Cordon Fence (VCF) known as the redline, which has met stern resistance from some farmers’ unions.

In the letter seen by Confidente and penned by MBN chairperson, Patricia Gurubes to the minister, she cites actions of Meatco that present doubt on the future performance of the company further saying “any offending actions will cause doubt and loss of confidence not only by its Namibian stakeholders, but also its international trading partners.”


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