Meat regulator will end BMC monopoly

BMC Headquarters
BMC Headquarters

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The public outsourcing director of the Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatization Agency (PEEPA) Ishmael Joseph says that government has decided to establish a meat regulator to liberate the meat market and end the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) monopoly in the exportation of beef.

Speaking before the Selibe-Phikwe Town Council meeting last week, Joseph said the regulator would be established to facilitate open market so that private abattoirs may also access the international market. He told the full council that the regulator would also look into the licensing of abattoirs, marketing and distribution agents and enforce quality controls by setting standards and regulations for meat grading and animal inspection.

“The regulator would also enforce compliance with the international standards and market requirements as far as hygiene and sanitary requirements are concerned. The regulator would also ensure consumer protection and public education as well as enforce standards and regulations in relation to the protection of farmers’ interests through tariff setting among others,” he said.

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