New Meat Board scheduled for February 1

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WINDHOEK – Role players in the Namibian meat industry will only have 17 days in the new year to submit their nominations for members of the new Meat Board.

The term of office for the current Meat Board members will expire on January 31, 2014, and the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa, has urged nominating organisations to submit their nominations through the General Manager of the Meat Board, Paul Strydom, to the minister not later than January 17, 2014. The Meat Industry Act of 1981 in section 4 (1), a, b, c, d and e, as amended by Schedule 2 of the Meat Industry Act of the State Owned Enterprise Governance Act of 2006, provide for the appointment of the members of the Meat Board.

Nominating organisations are strongly advised to submit at least two names (one male and one female) and their CVs must accompany the names. Current serving members are also eligible for re-nominations.

Mutorwa also announced that the term of office for the current serving members of the Cooperative Advisory Board (CAB) would expire on February 28, 2014.

The Cooperatives Act of 1996 provides specific and detailed information which is applicable, appropriate and relevant to the appointment, composition, duties, functions and meetings of the CAB.

Nominations for these members must, with their CVs, be submitted through the office of Loide Jason, Registrar for Cooperatives, agriculture ministry head office not later than January 10, 2014.

By Deon Schlechter

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