Late Norval hailed for integrity

“Dr Norval … was undoubtedly a person of great repute and integrity. His death is a major loss to Namibia’s agricultural sector...,” the agriculture minister said.

18 January 2021 | Agriculture

OGONE TLHAGE







WINDHOEK

The late deputy chairperson of the Meat Board of Namibia, Archie Norval, has been hailed for his integrity following his death a week ago.

Norval was also credited for playing a major role in the growth of the agriculture sector by Meat Board chairperson, Patricia Gurubes.

“Dr Norval’s great personality and vast experience of the meat industry, especially in the field of animal disease control - accompanied by his extraordinary insight - led to valuable contributions to the growth of the Namibian meat industry,” she said.

“Dr Norval was a person of integrity, a person who could listen, a person who could debate, but most importantly, a person who would try to find a solution to a problem,” she added.

Major loss

Agriculture minister Calle Schlettwein also expressed sorrow at Norval’s passing.

“Dr Norval, who was a qualified veterinarian by profession, was undoubtedly a person of great repute and integrity. His death is a major loss to Namibia’s agricultural sector and in particular the meat industry. His candid debate over tough issues as a solution-driven persona will be solely missed,” he said.

Norval died after a heart attack at his farm near Stampriet. He served as the chairperson of the Stampriet Farmers Association until 2012, and is also credited as being part of the Land Reform Advisory Committee.

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