The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry signed the governance and performance agreements with the Meat Board of Namibia last week.
The agreement sets out the roles and responsibilities of the minister and those of the Board, indicating the corresponding performance, expectations and objectives.
Chairperson of the Meat Board of Namibia, Poena Potgieter and the line Minister John Mutorwa, signed the agreements.
It was in turn signed by each member of the Meat Board and the minister.
The performance agreement’s purpose is of communicating to the board member the performance expectations of the minister.
Mutorwa emphasised on the fact that these agreement based on the laws are meant to ensure duties and expectations from sides.
“The agreement lead to the issue of reporting and accountability from sides; it assures that we strengthen our relationship and work towards a greater development; thus we must live up to the agreement signed,” he said.
Potgieter, noted that the agreement signals the end of a process started almost two years ago. “Today marks the beginning of a strong relationship between the ministry and the Meat Board. The agreements serve as our guideline, lets note that our board is always trying to run on good governance and principles,” he said.
The Meat Board is a statutory body which facilitates the export of livestock, meat and processed meat products to importing countries. It regulates the meat industry through managing annual production of livestock and meat, as well as import and export control.