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Overview

This service allows citizens and businesses to apply for the licensing of poultry premises in line with the Livestock and Meat Industries Act 2007 and Regulations for Red and Poultry Meat. The meat premises licenses are valid for 12 calendar months.

Who is eligible?
  • Citizens of Botswana.
  • Companies (Local and Foreign).
How do I get this service?
  • Fill and submit the Application for Licence of a Poultry Abattoir Form or Related Premises Form and relevant supporting documents.
  • ​​​​​Once a decision is made by the Director, the applicant will be updated in writing.
What supporting documents are required?
  • A certified copy of valid National Identity Card (Omang) for citizens.
  • A certified copy of valid company's registration certificate.
  • Proof of ownership of site and land use.
  • Site/location plan.
  • Meat premises plan.
How long will this service take?

Sixty (60) working days.

Where can I obtain this service?

Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security Headquarters
Department of Veterinary Services Room 113 or Room 123 

Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 then 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday except public holidays.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Deputy Director (Meat Hygiene and Quality Control/Veterinary Public Health).
Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security Headquarters
Department of Veterinary Services Room 113 or Room 123 
Private Bag 0032
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 368 9400/368 9511/ 3689509
Fax. (+267) 3903744

Call Centre: 17755
Email:moa17755 [at] gov.bw

 

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