NCA cattle underpin Meatco AFCTA aspirations

…as company engages Ghana, Gabon

By Hilary Mare

AS part of its bid to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Meatco is in the process of opening new beef markets in countries such as Ghana and Gabon in which the company hopes to supply using beef from the Northern Communal Areas (NCA), Meatco CEO, Mushokabanji Mwilima has said.

Mwilima noted that Meatco was out to crush the myth the NCA cattle is not productive, highlighting that the 1.6 million herd of cattle in the NCA presented Meatco with an opportunity for a transformational strategy to make this area productive.