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Gov’t to support cement wholesalers start own factory

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Government has given a green light to cement wholesalers to start their own factory to supplement production, amidst the high cement prices that are said to be caused by the scarcity of cement in the country. Speaking to the cement wholesalers in Kampala, the Minister …

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THIS WEEK: Dispute threatens Karamoja mining deal

THIS WEEK: Dispute threatens Karamoja mining deal Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Kosiroi village, Tapac sub-county in Moroto district in the north eastern part of the country have issued a warning to cancel a mining concession granted to Tororo Cement Limited over failure to sign a Memorandum of …

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Cement glut looms

Surplus expected to eat into the producer’s profitability KAMPALA, UGANDA|ISAAC KHISA| The cement industry in Uganda could be headed for tough times as firms increase production capacity next year beyond the available demand. Lafarge Group’s Hima Cement is setting up a new plant in Tororo, eastern Uganda, with capacity of …

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Lafarge in cement deal with Chinese construction firm

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Lafarge’s subsidiary in Uganda, Hima Cement, will provide raw materials for the ongoing infrastructure projects being undertaken by China Communications Construction Company Limited in the country under a new trade deal. Allan Ssemakula, the commercial director at Hima Cement said the firm will supply cement …

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Cement glut

By Julius Businge Low demand takes toll as local cement prices tumble This is the best time in two years to buy a bag of cement. Two years ago, a 50-kg bag of cement was retailing at between Shs 30, 000 – Shs 33, 000 at most outlets across the …

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Local cement feels pressure from imports

By Patrick Kagenda Government says 2 new companies coming The Uganda National Bureau of Standards and ministry of Works Laboratories find no quality problems with it but imported cement from Pakistan has local producers worried. A combination of rising costs of production, low supply and growing demand pushed the price …

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