At the official opening of the NPI’s extensive poultry facility on Klein Okapuka farm, 30km north of
Koos Ferreira, chief executive officer of Namib Mills Investments (NMI) Namibia, stated, "If we regard the population in
“They consume 21mn chickens per week in
“We therefore decided to design the hatchery and abattoir to be able to double up from 250,000 per week to 500,000 per week, if expansion is required later."
Pohamba also pledged Infant Industry Protection (IIP), through the Ministry of Trade and Industry, to NPI, which would protect the new industry from other competitors with tariffs for a limited period.
NPI is part of the Namib Mills Investments Group, who has bases in five SADC countries where they manufacture and supply basic food, including animal feeds and poultry products.