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Govt To Maintain Import Permits On Cement

Govt To Maintain Import Permits On Cement

Industry and Commerce Minister Sekai Nzenza on Monday said cement import permits will continue to be issued until local production returns to normal. She said:

Lafarge still has production challenges and we will continue issuing import permits until the situation improves.

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe, one of the country’s largest cement producers, experienced a plant breakdown resulting in a shortage of cement in the country.

Lafarge and PPC control more than 70 per cent of the domestic market.

In October this year, a roof collapsed at one of Lafarge’ cement mills.

The incident, which happened on 11 October, however, recorded no fatalities or injuries but disrupted production.

The shortage of cement has led to price increases, with some traders and dealers selling a 50 kg bag for US$13.

By contrast, in Zambia, on average, the 50 kg bag of cement costs around US$4.50.

A Harare-based retailer told The Herald that a shortage of locally-produced cement forces them to import the product resulting in steep prices. Said the retailer:

It’s very difficult to get cement from big suppliers and we end up getting the supplies from private importers, but at a very huge cost that will pass on to consumers. That is why the prices are so high.

More: The Herald

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Daily prophecy 5 months ago

Hapavakike pakadai

Brian 5 months ago

Mapanzure gvt high school in mvg could not finish mathematics exam due lack of stationary.The was no graph papers and the pupils left the questions unanswered because of limited graph papers.Some of the students are talking of reporting to zimsec in Masvingo town.This is because the administration is corrupt and they eat exam fees and could not buy the stationary.Basure the siniour teacher and the gvt high school told the pupils that Zimsec was supposed to provide the stationary not the school which is incorrect.Mapakomhere high school nearby had enough graph papers for the exam about 4 graph papers each which is correct. Chauraya head of Mapanzure gvt high school is said to be tyrant and running currupt administration.Everyday he goes to town Masvingo using school resources but he could not buy the stationary for the poor pupils.Chiweshe the deputy head of Mapanzure high School is believed to the who was in charge of the paper 2 mathematics.I think Pindula news and the Anty corruption council of Zimbabwe should visit the school to investigate the issue because most of the stack holders and community are complaining of the currupt adminstration of Mapanzure high school. Head's office is in the school car and most of his teachers are subotaging the head.The ACCZ should visit the school and community to investigate this mathematics exams because the future of the students is in danger.Can you guys help to reach Pindula news so I could give the news in full

J C 5 months ago

4.50 munomu ichiita 13 kumwe 16 us haa Zimbabwe ka ii mwari dai vapindira havo vanhu vanoparara chokwadi

Chapwititi 5 months ago

Zim is a jungle,it's like ship without a pilot.

Mbok 5 months ago

Kusouth africa.
Cheapest ma 56 rand.. Expensive ma 86 rand pa cement

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