Nigerians send feelers for BMC beef

BMC- Lagos State Government  Commissioner Gbolahan Lawal leading the delegation during BMC visit PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
BMC- Lagos State Government Commissioner Gbolahan Lawal leading the delegation during BMC visit PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

LOBATSE: A delegation of 20, comprising government officials, abattoir operators and veterinary experts from Lagos in Nigeria are currently in Botswana on a beef mission. The delegation, led by Commissioner Gbolaham Lawal arrived at Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) headquarters just after 11am and headed straight into the boardroom where they were welcomed by BMC head of operations Thamani Machacha.

He took them through a brief background of the beef industry and the challenges the sector is facing such as Foot and Mouth Disease, low throughput of the slaughter facility, and the European Union market.

The delegation was also scheduled to tour the plant but it was delayed due to an audit-taking place. They, however, toured the cannery  Although the details were sketchy at the time of going to press, the indication was that the delegation was seeking a meat deal with BMC, and the talks are still confidential.

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