Malawi bans meat import from South Africa

Malawi government has  with immediate effect banned importation of meat  and  other meat products from South Africa.

Malawi has banned the importation of livestock and meat products from South Africa

This follows confirmed reports of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) that has hit South Africa and other neighbouring countries.

“FMD is highly contagious viral disease that mostly affects cattle and has significant negative socio-economic consequences if not timely controlled,” said a a statement dated January 25, 2019, issued by  Principal Secretray  in the Ministry of Agriculture, Grey Nyandule Phiri.

Nyandule Phiri  said government is currently in regular consultation with veterinary authorities within the region and  will continue to update the public as well as other stakeholders.

Director of animal health and  livestock development at the ministry, Patrick Chikungwa said the ban extends to in-transit movement of all cloven-hooved animals that include cattle, goats, sheep, and pigs, among others.

Government said it  has done so in order to protect the health of its citizens and  also to protect the country’s herd in conformity with the Control and Animal Diseases Act (Cap 66:22) and  the World Animal Health Organisation.

“The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development is in regular consultation with veterinary authorities within the region and shall continue to update the public and specific stakeholders on any changes in the status from time to time.,” said the statement.

Malawi authorities at the border posts are alert and checking for the illegal importation of livestock and meat products.

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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago

kkkkkkkkk abana ndege zawo kuti zitere pa chileka, nafenso takana nyama zawo za ma ARV zawozo kkkkkk.

Bhaji
2 years ago

Ma albino aja ndi Amenewa tikudyawa—Eeeesh !!

Bond Namiaka
Bond Namiaka
2 years ago

Zimbabwe Namibia Moz and Botswana banned the imports over a week ago. What took the government this long.?
Unbelievable incompetence.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago
Reply to  Bond Namiaka

Eish kodi anthuni mudzanyansitsa dziko lanu kufikila liti? Tadzikondankoni dziko lanu sometimes mmalo momangolinyoza in every decision it makes. It doesn’t matter kuti mayiko ena achita ban a week ago, ali ndi njira zawo zochitira process ma decision like amenewa, nafenso tiri ndi zathu. What’s more important is that the decision has been made and no one has fallen sick or got affected by this forbidden meat. Please Bond Namiaka, be a true Malawian citizen. Malawi is our country not those countries you mentioned. Nawonso pali dzinthu zina zimawachimwa ndipo ife timachita bwino koma sunamvepo anthu awo akuwanyoza ngati momwe… Read more »

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
2 years ago

True. Malawi has its own procedure of effecting the ban upon assessing the situation on the ground. But the inordinate delay may have given those that had made the importation to repackage the meat products in different packages so as to conceal country origin of the products, and later sell it on the market. Remember that a certain Asian company in Limbe was caught red handed filling empty sacks with expired fertiliser ready for distribution to beneficiaries of farm input subsidy program. Thanks to the national bureau of standards, the MBS, It swung into action. With the meat products, a… Read more »

Levi
Levi
2 years ago

True let’s not underrate our country,,

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