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Dangote effect: Kenya, Tanzania enjoy better cement prices than Uganda

By Roger Kyazze

While Ugandans continue to choke on high prices of cement, their Kenyan and Tanzanian counter-parts are enjoying relatively cheaper and more stable prices. The market instability in the Ugandan market recently led to panic buying, hoarding and creation of an artificial cement crisis resulting into the recent skyrocketing of prices.

Local content drive: Hima Cement inks deal to supply 120 tonnes of cement

The MoU signed between the parties is for the supply of cement for these projects; Entebbe International Airport Expansion, Mubende-Kakumiro-Kagadi (MKK) Road Construction Project and the Soroti - Moroto Road Upgrade Project.

In a first of what is increasingly a competitive cement market, Hima Cement Limited has inked a deal to supply 120 tonnes of cement to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Limited that will service its works on three mega infrastructure projects the Chinese contractor has won in Uganda.

Construction sector biggest beneficiary of Uganda’s local content policy

Local Ugandan manufacturers of construction materials and providers of associated construction products and services will be the biggest beneficiaries of Uganda’s local content policy called Buy Uganda Build Uganda (BUBU), given the massive infrastructure projects that the Government is currently executing or has lined up for implementation.

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