PPC Zimbabwe says it has enough cement supplies to meet local demand and that it has been actively involved in ensuring market stability by tackling man-made cement shortages.
“Artificial scarcity harms Zimbabwe’s goals and progress, as cement supplies are often diverted to the black market in this case.
“PPC products underpin the efforts of many to improve local infrastructure, and PPC will continue to do its part. PPC continues to work to breathe life back into Zimbabwe’s local industries and not only strive for stability in our market, but also for growth within our country and beyond its borders, ”said PPC Zimbabwe Managing Director Mr. Kelibone Masiyane
“PPC Zimbabwe believes that investing in our own people, our own communities and our own future has to play a role.
“With so many factors affecting the country’s economy, PPC is committed to its ongoing partnership with the government in support of the road rehabilitation program. The company has both the capacity and sufficient inventory to ensure the successful completion of the program. “
Mr. Masiyane said PPC was instrumental in delivering Phase 1 of the recently completed Beitbridge redevelopment to Harare Road, while Phase 2 of the project is underway with over 32 percent of the completed phase.
With industry first products and services, PPC recognizes its important role as a manufacturer at this point in Zimbabwe’s history and vision for 2030 efforts.
PPC’s SUREROAD and SURECEM were used to build Zimbabwe’s roads, highways and infrastructure for the future from the Zambezi to Limpopo.
PPC has three factories in the country in Harare, Bulawayo and Colleen Bawn with a grinding capacity of over 1.4 million tons of cement per year.
The Colleen Bawn facility was recently closed for maintenance but is now fully operational, said Mr Masiyane.
The company is also involved in the modernization of the Hwange thermal power plant, which is currently being carried out with its SURETECH cement product.
“The focus cannot be on today alone, but on a vision for the Zimbabwe of tomorrow and its people.
Roads, hospitals and schools are vital to the health, wealth and quality of life of Zimbabweans, ”added Mr Masiyane.
“PPC Zimbabwe is doing its part to elevate the nation through various ongoing projects. The construction of the Causeway Dam in Marondera, the Manyame Air Base Hospital, the student dormitory of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and the redevelopment of the RG Mugabe International Airport are just some of the projects currently under way with the partnership of PPC and its high quality Product range are in progress.
“As Zimbabwe works towards Vision 2030, PPC will continue to strengthen its partnership with the government to address any challenges that stand in the way of Zimbabwe’s development and prosperity.”