WINDHOEK: If Cabinet approves the proposed new Meatco ownership and operational structure, it would be very difficult for the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to run the company on sound business and corporate principles.
This was the view of the Executive Director of the Namibia National Farmers’ Union (NNFU), Oloff Munjanu, in an interview with Nampa today.
Advocate Vekuii Rukoro was appointed as the new CEO of the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco), and will take up the post from 01 March 2013, taking over from current CEO Kobus du Plessis, whose employment contract comes to an end in April 2013.
Munjanu said should Cabinet approve the proposed new Meatco ownership and operational structure, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) would have some veto rights or powers, and may influence effective and efficient business decision-making.
However, he noted that Rukoro’s appointment will make positive contributions to the agricultural sector in Namibia, citing the latter’s knowledge of the political climate in Namibia, with particular reference to his position as the former Attorney-General from 1995 to 2000.