LafargeHolcim Tanzania fast tracks supervisors

Attendees at the supervisory development programme graduation

Supervisory Development Programme celebrates graduates

The Supervisory Development Programme (SDP) awarded its attendees with their diplomas on 11 December 2018. The SDP graduates completed a year-long intensive development course, run by LafargeHolcim Tanzania.

The SDP is an educational and practical training course that further develops the skills and key competencies of industrial and non-industrial supervisors. The programme begins with a foundation leadership workshop and then leads into a series of training modules.

The supervisors receive training to improve team performance, the quality of work and to develop positive leadership skills that they can then use in the workplace. A deep level of trust and team building are core benefits of the development programme.

During the course of the SDP, the supervisors are assessed on the eight key areas of their development and competencies. These assessments are followed by monthly one-on-one coaching sessions with the managers to ensure that the supervisors were on-track and performing well.

The supervisors have to complete regular module tests and on-the-job practical assignments in order to test their application of course content in the real world. These workplace assessments are observed by the managers and at the end of the 12-month programme, the supervisors have the skills necessary to perform their duties well.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region at Songwe in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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Protect your home’s concrete foundations

Concrete foundations for a new home

A home’s foundations are the main support structure that provides strength to the walls and roof. Although this slab of concrete is largely buried underground, it is still important to check it regularly for any signs of water damage or cracks.

The foundations can sometimes crack if there is too little or too much water in the soil surrounding the house. After heavy rainy seasons or droughts, check your foundations and follow these tips to protect your home.

How to inspect the foundations

Check the top 10cm of the foundations on different sides of your home. You may have to dig some soil away. Look for any hairline cracks or excess water build-up. It’s good to catch these problems early before they become serious. Small cracks are easy to repair and excess water can be drained by digging a drainage ditch away from the house.

When it comes to water, there are two sources of moisture that can affect foundations – condensation and hydrostatic pressure. Condensation mainly occurs on the inside of the foundations, particularly in underground storage rooms. Hydrostatic pressure is excess water in the soil that gets trapped along the outside of the foundations, sometimes caused by heavy rains or burst pipes.

Take care of your foundations

Tanzania is prone to dry spells and wet seasons. During the dry season, keep your foundations damp by spraying some water around the base of your house. During a wet rainy season, make sure your roof gutters direct water away from your house. Water drainage ditches are a good way to allow water to flow away from your foundations.

You can also grade the soil around your house to slope slightly away from the foundations in all directions. This will help to move groundwater away from the building during the rains. Double check your pipes and taps. Ensure joints are tightly sealed and that there are no leaks that can cause hydrostatic pressure build-up on your foundations.

Avoid planting big trees or plants with strong roots near your house walls. The roots can sometimes damage the foundations, grow under your home or affect the moisture in the soil.

How to repair cracks in the foundations

Small cracks that don’t expand over time can be repaired quickly and easily. Make a simple mortar (Tembo cement and TemboFundi are perfect for the job) and simply patch the cracks. For larger cracks, a building contractor may be required to replace sections of the foundation with strong concrete, such as Tembo FastaPlus.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region at Songwe in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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The cement manufacturing process

Infographic of cement manufacturing process

How is cement made?

Cement is one of the core ingredients in concrete. The cement powder forms a paste when mixed with water that binds to sand and crushed stone to form strong concrete. Cement is made from limestone and a few other minerals that are chemically-treated and roasted in a furnace.

The limestone is mixed with other minerals, such as clay, fly ash, silica sand and iron ore. They are heated to form a hard rock-like substance, which is then ground into a fine grey powder – cement as we know it.

Steps to making cement powder

Step 1: Core ingredients are delivered to the cement factory. The limestone is crushed by a series of rolling crushers and hammers and is then sent via conveyor to the next stage.

Step 2: The crushed limestone is mixed with sand and clay in large vats. The resulting mixture is then fed into a kiln.

Step 3: The cement kiln heats the mixture to 1500℃ in large cylindrical rotary drums lined with firebrick. These huge kilns are angled downwards so the ingredients move from one side to the other while being roasted. Gases are released from the mixture, leaving behind a new substance called clinker – small grey balls about the same size as marbles.

Step 4: The red-hot clinker is discharged from the lower end of the kiln and then fed into a clinker cooler. The heated air from the cooler is returned to the kiln, saving fuel and energy in the process.

Step 5: The cooled clinker is mixed with gypsum and then sent to a grinding mill where it is ground into a fine powder. Cement is so fine that one kilogram of powder contains about 300 billion grains.

Step 6: The cement powder is then sent to storage tanks where it is packaged into 50kg bags or delivered to building contractors in bulk tankers.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region at Songwe in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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Lightning safety at LafargeHolcim Tanzania

Lightning in a rain cloud storm

Stay safe during the storm.

Lightning is often not considered as a hazard but it has killed more people in Tanzania than most work-related accidents. Lightning is a prevalent threat in Mbeya, Songwe and many other Tanzanian areas.

There are many stories of students, teachers and commuters that have been struck and killed by lightning in Songwe. During the rainy season, it’s important to protect yourself from the dangers of lightning by avoiding tall trees and seeking shelter in a building.

What causes lightning?

Lightning is basically a giant static discharge between the atmosphere and the ground – it’s a large spark that strikes when there are two different charges present within the clouds and the Earth. Most lightning happens in the clouds, but sometimes it strikes the ground.

This massive static spark can carry over 100 million volts of electricity – about 445 000 times more than a common household plug. Just before lightning strikes the ground, you can often hear a whistling or humming noise as the negative ions in the ground rush towards the point where the lightning will strike.

Myths about lightning

There are many myths about lightning in Tanzania, such as lightning will strike you if you wear red. These are false perceptions that can sometimes put you in danger rather than make you safe from a lightning strike. Here are some other myths:

  1. If lightning strikes a person, don’t touch them – This is false. If someone is struck by lightning, you should immediately help them. Look for burns on their body and take care when moving them. Perform first aid as needed.
  2. Lightning never strikes the same place twice – In fact, lightning often strikes the same place or objects repeatedly, especially if they are tall, pointed and made from metal.
  3. Lightning only strikes tall objects – Lightning is actually indiscriminate and can strike anything. It often strikes the ground near trees, or cars near tall telephone poles.
  4. It’s ok to seek shelter under a tree – Hiding under a tree during a thunderstorm is actually one of the worst places you can be. If the tree gets struck, the lightning spreads out in all directions along the ground. If you’re next to the tree (within 20 metres even), you can get struck too. Being underneath a tree is the second leading cause of lightning fatalities.
  5. There’s no lightning without clouds or rain – False. Lightning has been known to strike up to five kilometres away from thunderstorms. This is often far outside the rain cloud.
  6. A car with rubber tyres will protect you – It is true that being inside a car or truck during a thunderstorm can protect you, but this has little to do with the rubber tyres. It is the metal body of the vehicle that diverts the lightning around you and to the ground. Motorbikes, bicycles and convertible vehicles offer no lightning protection.
  7. If you’re outside in a storm, lie flat on the ground – Lying flat on the ground actually makes you more vulnerable to a lightning strike. When lightning strikes, the charge spreads out along the ground in all directions which makes it more likely to reach you if you’re lying down.
  8. Having metal on your body will attract lightning – The presence of metal rings, watches and jewellery makes almost no difference in determining where lightning will strike. Although lightning is more likely to strike pointy metal objects, having metal on your body won’t make you more prone to being struck.
  9. A building will keep you safe during a thunderstorm – This is partially false. A house is the safest place to be when there is lightning around, but you need to avoid any conducting path leading outside. Stay away from electrical wires, television cables, metal plumbing, window frames, door frames and corded telephones. Don’t stand near a window to watch the lightning.
  10. Surge protectors will guard your home against lightning – Although surge protectors can stop your household appliances from being fried by lightning, they don’t protect the structure of your home. If your home is directly hit by lightning, it can still cause significant damage whether you have surge protectors or not.

Stay safe this rainy season by following these tips. There are many false myths about lightning, so make sure you know what to do during a thunderstorm to protect yourself. 

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region at Songwe in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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Uendelevu

Geocycle sustainability sign at LafargeHolcim Tanzania

Takwimu zinaonyesha kuwa kufikia mwaka 2050, asilimia 70 ya watu duniani watakuwa wakiishi mijini. Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim, tunalenga kuchangia katika uendelevu wa miji duniani kote. Ufumbuzi wetu hutuwezesha kujenga nyumba thabiti zaidi huku tukidumisha ubora na uimara unaosifika katika LafargeHolcim.

Kwa kuwa malengo yetu ya ukuaji wa muda mrefu ujao ni sehemu kuu ya msingi wetu, LafargeHolcim inaendelea kuvumbua na kusanifu bidhaa endelevu zinazolinda mustakabali wa dunia yetu. Kwa kuwa tunafanya kazi katika jamii za vijijini, tunaweza kuendeleza lengo letu la kulinda mazingira.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania inafanya uhamasishaji wa usimamizi wa taka na utunzaji wa maji ili kuyatunza mazingira ya maeneo husika na kuzinufaisha jamii husika. Pia tumeshirikiana na Geocycle Tanzania, kampuni ambayo imetoa huduma za kitaalamu katika sekta ya usimamizi wa taka kwa zaidi ya miaka 30.

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LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

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Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

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Utafiti na Maendeleo

Duniani kote, LafargeHolcim ndiyo kampuni iliyo na kituo cha kwanza cha R&D cha ujenzi, na imetumia CHF milioni 141 kufikia sasa katika utafiti na maendeleo. Tuna wahandisi na mafundisanifu 240 kutoka kote duniani ambao huunda mbinu katika sekta ya ujenzi. Wataalam hawa wametuwezesha kuunda bidhaa, mbinu na huduma bunifu zaidi ili kupunguza gharama za ujenzi na kuweza kujenga nyumba za bei nafuu zaidi; kuboresha ufanisi wa matumizi ya kawi katika majengo; kuboresha umaridadi na uthabiti wa miundo imara na ya kipekee; kupunguza uharibifu wa mazingira; kuanzisha mbinu mpya katika sekta ya kawi; kuboresha afya na uendelevu katika miji na vituo vya kufanyia kazi; na kuwa mstari wa mbele katika mitindo mipya na kuangazia teknolojia mpya.

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LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

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Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania yaijengea jamii barabara ya watembea kwa miguu

New community road built by LafargeHolcim Tanzania

LafargeHolcim Tanzania inaijali jamii inayoishi na kufanya ukulima karibu na kiwanda chake cha saruji. Tunathamini kuwekeza katika jamii ya karibu na migodi na kiwanda chetu cha saruji, na kudumisha usalama wa watu wote wanaoishi mle. Hivi majuzi, tuliwajengea wakaazi wa Mbeya barabara mpya ili kuwapa njia mbadala ya kwenda mashambani na vijiji vya jirani

Kilimo na ufugaji ni sehemu kuu ya wakazi wa Mbeya, na mifugo hutumia barabara ya migodini kwenda malishoni. Mifugo na watu walihitaji barabara salama zaidi kwa sababu magari makubwa huendeshewa kwenye barabara hii.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania ilijenga barabara ya zege kuwawezesha watu na mifugo wao kusafiri kwa namna salama, na pia kuruhusu barabara ya machomboni itumike na malori na magari makubwa ya migodi. Viongozi wa jamii walialikwa kufungua barabara hii mpya mwezi Mei 2018 ambapo wanajamii pia walihimizwa kutumia barabara hii.

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LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

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Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

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LafargeHolcim katika eneo la Mashariki ya Kati na Afrika

LafargeHolcim workers in the Middle East and Africa

LafargeHolcim inafanya kazi katika nchi zaidi ya 80 duniani kote, nchi 25 kati ya hizi zikiwa Mashariki ya Kati na Afrika. Kundi hili la makampuni linawaajiri watu karibu 14 500 katika viwanda 46 vya saruji na kusaga klinka katika kanda mbili pekee.

Mbali na viwanda vya saruji, LafargeHolcim pia inaendesha viwanda 34 vya kokoto na viwanda 220 vya mchanganyiko tayari wa zege katika Mashariki ya Kati na Afrika. Kwa pamoja, viwanda hivi huzalisha Faranga milioni 4 za Uswisi (~ TZS bilioni 9.3) kila mwaka kutokana na mauzo.

Nchi ambapo tunafanya kazi katika kanda hizi

LafargeHolcim inafanya kazi nchini Tanzania, Afrika Kusini, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Madagaska, Nigeria na Misri, miongini mwa nchi nyingine barani Afrika. Katika Mashariki ya Kati, LafargeHolcim hufanya kazi nchini Oman, Falme za Kiarabu, Katari, Kuweiti, Yordani, Siria na Lebanon.

Katika nchi zote hizi, LafargeHolcim huwekeza katika jamii iliyo karibu na kiwanda. Kampuni yetu pia huboresha na kuwekeza katika sekta za soko la ndani ya nchi, mipango ya mafunzo na vifaa vya kiwanda, ikishirikiana na serikali za nchi husika kuhakikisha kuwa wafanyakazi wetu wanafaidika.

Mkuu mpya wa kanda hii

Kampuni ya LafargeHolcim ilitangaza kuwa imemwajiri mkuu mpya wa kanda ya Mashariki ya Kati na Afrika mwezi Julai 2018. Bw. Miljan Gutovic ni mjumbe wa Kamati Kuu ya LafargeHolcim.

“Bw. Miljan ni meneja mwenye ujuzi wa biashara anayestahiki kuiongoza biashara yetu katika kanda ya Mashariki ya Kati na Afrika. Katika vyeo vyake vya awali, alianzisha na kutekeleza kwa mafanikio mikakati ya ukuzaji, na analeta uzoefu wa kina kwa kanda hii, “alisema Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa LafargeHolcim, Jan Jenisch.

Bw. Gutovic ni raia wa Australia ambaye ana tajriba ya zaidi ya miaka 13 katika sekta ya nyenzo za ujenzi. Alijiunga na LafargeHolcim kama mkuu wa mauzo na ugunduzi, na baadaye alisimamia mipango ya maendeleo ya kisasa ya kampuni katika bidhaa na ufumbuzi wa ujenzi. Gutovic ana Shahada ya kwanza ya Uhandisi wa Ujenzi na shahada ya juu ua udaktari  ya Uhandisi kutoka Chuo Kikuu cha Teknolojia cha Sydney, Australia.

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LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

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Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

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Usalama wa barabarani kwa wanafunzi wa shule zilizo karibu na kiwanda cha saruji cha Mbeya

Road safety for school children in Mbeya

Kiwanda cha saruji cha LafargeHolcim Tanzania kipo Songwe Mbeya – na huwaajiri watu wengi katika jumuiya na familia za eneo hili. Kuna shule mbili zilizo karibu na kiwanda cha saruji, na usalama wa wanafunzi wake ni jambo ambalo kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania hulithamini sana.

Kampuni yetu ilichukua jukumu la kuzipa shule hizi mbili zana za usalama na alama za barabara ili kuwawezesha wanafunzi kuvuka barabara salama. Malori na magari makubwa mara nyingi hutumia barabara kusafirisha vifusi vya mgodi na bidhaa za saruji kutoka na kwenda kiwandani.

Kila shule ilipokea alama 10 za kusimamisha magari wakati wanafunzi wanavuka barabara kwenye vivuko maalum. Shule zote mbili pia zilipewa vizibao 10 vinavyoakisi mwanga ambavyo vinapaswa kuvaliwa na waelekezaji magari walio katika zamu.

Waelekezaji wa magari walipewaa mafunzo juu ya usalama wa barabarani na jinsi ya kutumia alama za trafiki kuashiria malori kusimama. Wanafunzi walifundishwa jinsi ya kuvuka barabara salama na wanaendelea kuhimizwa kutumia vivuko maalum wanapotembea kwenda au kutoka shuleni.

Madereva wa malori na maafisa wa polisi wa barabarani pia walihudhuria vikao vya mafunzo na wanafahamu kikamilifu usalama wa wanafunzi wanaotumia barabara za eneo hili. Kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania itaendelea kushirikiana na maafisa wa polisi wa eneo hili, madereva wa malori na wasimamizi wa shule ili kuhakikisha usalama wa jamii ya Mbeya.

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LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

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Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

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Matofali Yaliyoimarishwa kwa Udongo na Mradi wa Uashi kwa Vijana wa Tunduma

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Kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania imeungana na Kamishna wa Mkoa wa Songwe,
Mheshimiwa. Chiku Galawa, kufanya jaribio la Mradi wa matofali yaliyoimarishwa kwa Udongo
na Mradi wa Uashi kwa vijana wa Tunduma. Mpango huu wa elimu unawafundisha vijana wa Tanzania kuhusu matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa, na sanaa ya uashi.

Washiriki walijifunza stadi muhimu ambazo wanaweza kutumia baada ya mpango wa mafunzo ili kuingia katika ajira na kujichumia kipato cha kila siku. Washiriki pia hupewa mafunzo ya biashara na ujasiriamali, pamoja na ushauri kuhusu afya na usalama ili kuhakikisha kuwa watafanikiwa wakitumia stadi zao mpya walizopata.

Jumla ya vijana 40 Watanzania walihudhuria kozi hii na kumaliza mafunzo yao. Waliweza kujenga darasa kamili wakati wa mradi huo, wakitumia matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa. Baada ya kozi hii, vijana walianza miradi yao wenyewe ya matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa, ambapo wanatengeneza na kuuza bidhaa zao wenyewe.

Baadhi ya washiriki wamepata kazi kama waashi wa serikali ya mitaa ya Tunduma ambapo wanaunda bidhaa maalum za mawe za matumizi mbalimbali. Kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania huwatuma wateja wake wanaohitaji matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa kwenda kwa baadhi ya washiriki wa mradi huu.

Matofali yaliyoimarishwa kwa udongo ni nini?

Matofali yaliyoimarishwa kwa udongo ni nyenzo za gharama nafuu na zinazolinda mazingira. Udongo na matope zimetumika kama nyenzo kuu za ujenzi kwa maelfu ya miaka, humomonyoshwa na maji.

Uvumbuzi wa matofali ya kuchoma ulibadilisha ujenzi kwa sababu nyenzo hii hukinzana na maji
na ni ngumu sana. Tatizo la matofali ya kuchoma ni kwamba yanahitaji nishati nyingi
kutengeneza, iwe ni katika tanuu ya moto wa kuni au tanuru ya kiwandani.

Njia mbadala inayookoa nishati zaidi ni matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa. Matofali haya hutumia saruji kama nyenzo ya kushikamanisha. Kiasi kidogo cha saruji huongezwa kwenye udongo na kisha kubanwa kwa kifaa cha mikono hadi kutengeneza tofali la ujenzi. Matofali haya hukinzana na maji na ni imara hivi kwamba yanaweza kujenga nyumba na mijengo mikubwa.

Matofali yaliyoimarishwa kwa udongo ni ya bei nafuu na hutengenezwa kwa haraka, hivyo kupunguza gharama za mradi wa ujenzi. Tofali moja la udongo lililoimarishwa hugharimu nusu ya bei ya matofali ya kawaida ya kuchoma, na hutumia kiasi kidogo zaidi cha maji ili kujenga nyumba ya matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa.

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LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

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Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

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