More Agra at Oshivelo
Mutorwa said the government fully agrees that Agra, through this new branch, will provide a significant footprint in the Namibian agricultural industry. “The investment is in line with the overall policy directives of the government to pay particular attention to areas previously excluded from development”, he said as he referred to specific resolutions of the 1991 Land Conference on Land Reform with regards to development of rural areas. Mutorwa also quoted his ministry’s Strategic Development Plan, the government’s Fourth Development Plan (NDP4) and Vision 2030 which all encourage partnerships of all role players to achieve the national development goals.
Agra’s CEO, Peter Kazmaier, confirmed Agra’s confidence in investing in the rural areas leading to this investment of N$7 million in the Oshivelo building and another N$3 million in stock.
Kazmaier expressed his appreciation for the support and participation of the King of Ondonga, King Immanuel Kauluma Elifas and the headman of Oshivelo, Mr. Nation Nashikaku, who was instrumental in getting the project off the ground. Kazmaier said the headman was instrumental from day one to make the project successful. King Elifas and Headman Nashikaku are both shareholders and Mr. Nashikaku also serves on the Board of Directors of Agra Oshivelo retail.