Meatco Foundation update

Executive Officer: Meatco Foundation, Kuniberth Shamathe


The Meatco Foundation is introducing a project that it jointly funded with the Norwegian Group UNIL and Meatco. At Okahungu Village also known as Goreses situated 20 km from Otjinene in Omaheke Region.

In the first phase, the Foundation will be building a borehole and installing solar panels as well as water tanks for the supply of water to the community and their livestock. Furthermore, a study is currently underway to conduct or investigate how to alleviate or treat Dichapetalum Cymosum commonly known as poison leaf (gifblaar) that has been killing thousands of cattle in various parts of the Omaheke Region.

The proposal that was submitted in November 2020 was approved in January this year.

“As per our mandate, seeing this project to fruition will give us a great sense of relief as we always strive to make an impact in the livelihoods of communal farmers throughout Namibia.” Executive Officer: Meatco Foundation, Kuniberth Shamathe says.

In the same vein, the Meatco Foundation, UNIL and Global Protein Solutions (GPS) are planning on launching the Gam European Union (EU) Kraals that have been improved on.