LafargeHolcim Tanzania had the privilege of hosting President John Magufuli at its cement operation in Mbeya. The purpose of the president’s visit was to inaugurate the plant capacity expansion project. The ceremony was attended by all LafargeHolcim Tanzania employees, contractors and a number of government officials, including ministers and regional commissioners.
LafargeHolcim Tanzania chief executive officer (CEO) Ilse Boshoff started the proceedings by welcoming the president and esteemed guests. Boshoff and President Magufuli then unveiled a plaque on the fountain to officially open the expansion project. The team then took the president and guests on a tour of the facility, explaining the values at LafargeHolcim Tanzania and how it intends to benefit the country.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Joseph Kakunda, attended the ceremony. He explained the market situation to President Magufuli in terms of current competition between cement manufacturers and their outputs. He highlighted the good relationship and cooperation between LafargeHolcim Tanzania and the government, as well as the good working conditions at the Mbeya cement operation.
The president commended the company for manufacturing its own clinker and not importing it from outside Tanzania. He was also impressed by the improved employment statistics that LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been working towards, providing many career opportunities for local citizens. The president’s visit was a success and we look forward to a continued partnership with the Tanzanian government.
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.
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 in Southwest Tanzania.
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.