Safety in the work place is a priority that has assisted Mbeya Cement Company in maintaining its lead in the local market, the company’s General Manager Mbuvi Ngunze has said.
Mr Ngunze was speaking in Dar es Salaam over the weekend during the climax of a month-long safety focused activities which were introduced by its holding conglomerate Lafarge based in Paris, France.
He said that last year, the company had a single fatal accident which involved its truck shipping coal from Malawi to its Mbeya manufacturing plant.
He said MCC actively involves its transport partners in road safety training provided by Traffic Police in Mbeya which has helped to check against accidents which cause loss of life and property.
"We regularly work with Regional Traffic Officer in Mbeya to assist with training our drivers and transport partners who distribute our products in the neighbouring countries including Burundi, Malawi, Congo and Rwanda," Ngunze pointed out.