Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) hosted a delegation from Kenya. The delegation which comprised of legislators and public officers from Laikipia and Narouk Counties in Kenya were brought to BMC by Ethics and Integrity Institute from their country. The institute is engaged in research, advisory services, education and strategic collaboration.
In her welcome remarks, the Executive Manager Compliance Dr Boitumelo Mogome-Maseko explained the BMC mandate, vision and purpose. She further explained that the Commission is a significant contributor to Botswana’s Economic Diversification Drive. Dr Mogome-Maseko further explained that the beef sector provides economic livelihood to a large proportion of small scale farmers who own approximately 80% of the cattle in Botswana. She also hinted that the beef sector accounts for 30 % of the country’s total direct and indirect employment. The delegation were also informed about cattle procurement, cattle throughput, BMC production capacity, challenges and beef markets.
The delegation were impressed by the warm reception they were afforded by the Commission management and staff. They also appreciated the informative plant tour where they witnessed the beef production process.