FemBioBiz participant: Mary Shikukutu

Mary Shikukutu - N T Okawa Trading cc


Processed Pearl Millet

Mary Shikukutu is the founder and Managing Director of a mahangu milling company called N T Okawa Trading cc. They are based at the SME Incubator Centre in Katutura. The business was created in 2007 with the intent of developing and processing pearl millet, called mahangu in Namibia.

They are processing a traditional food known for its nutritional values, providing long-lasting energy, into fermented and unfermented flour into 5kg, 10kg and 12kg packages in polypro woven bags, and selling directly to loyal customer base in Windhoek. They also brew and sell a mahangu drink locally known as oshikundu which is basically a meal replacement drink. They also provide service milling to those bringing in their mahangu, maize, wheat and rice to be processed.