Zim imports beef from Namibia

HARARE - Namibia Agriculture minister John Mutorwa has declared the Northern Communal Areas (NCA) Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free after announcing that the Veterinary Services have cleared the first 1 000 tons consignment of Bone in Beef for export to Zimbabwe.

Mutorwa said the area is technically free of FMD after intensified animal disease surveillance by the Veterinary Services.

The Bone in Beef for export to Zimbabwe will mainly come from farmers currently involved in the communit-based Rangeland and Livestock Management in the NCA.

Zimbabwean ambassador to Namibia Chipo Zindoga said Zimbabwe has already issued permits for the exports to prevent unnecessary delays in exporting the beef.

This is the first time that Namibia exports Bone in Beef from the Northern Communal Areas (NCA) outside Namibia’s borders.

South Africa is the NCA’s only consistent market for boneless beef.

The Zimbabwean ambassador did not shy away from the fact that her country is experiencing sanctions and called on Namibia to export its beef to Zimbabwe.

The 1 000 tonnes quotas will not exceed 50 tonnes per month over a 20-month period.

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry is leading a business delegation to Zimbabwe to explore trade and investment opportunities.

Mutorwa said that Namibia is working hard to have the NCA declared FMD free and to get international recognition in this regard.

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The Truth - 28 October 2013

From being a bread basket of Africa to being a basket case of Africa. Another case of lost income and our balance of payments going the wrong way. what are those Zimbo farmers doing? Ranching goblins instead of cattle

Gwenaz - 28 October 2013

VaMugabe, hakuna hudofo hunopfuura izvi. After 33 years? Luckily for you you are shameless.

Rudadiso - 28 October 2013

am dump. speechless what next,will be importing human resources, minerals,water ,rivers and bridges,etc.god have mercy on your poor souls + this our once country of milk and honey.

zorodzai - 28 October 2013

Shame shame shame Zanu pf shame shame shame Gushungo

Mari Manyemba - 28 October 2013

Maize from Zambia (eat now, pay later!), Beef from Namibia, everything else from S Africa & China- welcome to Mugabe's Republic of Nikuv.

Stop-a-Thief - 28 October 2013

The bogus zanu criminal so called war vets had an orgy braaiing. Stolen cattle on looted productive farms

biggest boss - 29 October 2013

It all started during the war! These guys got used to eating and getting clothed for free, their mentality is that they own everything in Zimbabwe except responsibility. Mugabe is probably the most stupid and pretentious person in Zimbabwe today. He is the ultimate evil. Not only does he use the CIO to kill people, he enjoys seeing people starve, die of preventable and curable diseases. If Mugabe had a conscience he would have stepped down a long time ago but he is the ultimate evil and his kind only leave through death. God help us, we are perishing, can you take this evil killer please.

Bingo Wajakata - 29 October 2013

Kusanyara!! Sanction rinorambidza mombe kufura here? Rinoita kuti sora risamera? Kana munhu asina zvekutaura ngaavhare muromo wake!

Nhamson - 29 October 2013

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