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The Pension Fund of Government Institutions (GIPF) announced its contribution to the groundbreaking manufacture of pet food and medicine blocks this week.
GIPF invested approximately N $ 10.2 million in WinSalt Manufacture, a 100% Namibian company based in Walvis Bay, Namibia that manufactures a variety of nutritious blocks of salt for the agricultural industry.
“GIPF saw an opportunity in the agribusiness through animal feed and nutrition blocks and decided to invest in their production for all livestock,” said David Nuyoma, CEO of GIPF.
WinSalt is a trendsetter in this industry. The company is the first of its kind in Africa and the world to make pet food and medicine blocks with indigenous ingredients such as moringa and devil’s claw.
To date, WinSalt has made nutritional and medicine blocks with the following ingredients: pure salt; Seaweed; Apple; Carrot; Garlic; Cherry; Moringa; Cobalt iodine; Trace elements; Sulfur; Aniseed liquor; Selenium; Aloe and anti-tannin agents.
The above food and medicine blocks last four times longer than other molasses blocks in the industry. The blocks are inexpensive for farmers, weather resistant, contain no sediments and molasses (sugar), and improve animal nutrition and health.
“The WinSalt Manufacture blocks are made from raw materials that are sourced locally. The blocks are highly recommended as they allow the animals to regulate their salt and mineral intake per lick themselves. These blocks have proven themselves in cattle and livestock farms in Popular in Europe, America, Asia and Australia, “Nuyoma said.
With a workforce of 8 employees, WinSalt is aiming for an increase to 25 employees. The company has so far exported internationally to Australia, South Korea, Spain, Portugal, Zambia and Angola and is currently engaged in the South African market.
“GIPF appeals to all of its members and the public, the impact of investing in WinSalt Manufactory and the testimonials on One Africa, NBC and on all GIPF social media platforms between September 9th, 2021 and September 17th, 2021 to follow, ”concluded Nuyoma.