Executive Director in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Percy Misika said government is expected to sign trade agreements with Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as Congo Brazzaville to enable export of cattle from the Northern Communal Areas to those countries’ markets. The Namibia press agency reports that while briefing the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources, Misika acknowledged the lack of cattle in the communal areas due to the devastation of a recurrent drought but assured MPs that the ministry has come up with strategies aimed at restocking farmers. He added that government has already instituted a taskforce led by the Meatboard of Namibia to look at such strategies.