The Tanzania Portland Cement Company (TPCC) Limited has said the power shortage in the country which started at the end of last year’s last quarter has been a major impediment to its production though it has recorded positive gains.
Speaking at the firm’s annual ceremony to mark the achievements made nationwide by its cement distributors in Dar es Salaam recently, the company Managing Director, Lesoinne Pascal warned that if immediate measures will not be taken by to resolve the current power crisis, the economy would be greatly affected.
“If it continues, we shall not be able to produce cement according to our plans,” added Pascal.
The company held the cerebration after a successful year of sales insisting: “The year 2010 was very successful for TPCC as we managed to achieve our sales target.”
Handing out certificates of appreciation to distributors, TPCC sales and Marketing Director, Ekwabi Majigo thanked the distributors who he said contributed to the firms’ achievements in 2010.
“Our network of authorised cement distributors across the country has upheld the positive image of Twiga Cement, representing our vision and fulfilling our plans,” he said adding, “for this reason we are very proud with our distributors and their performance.”
TPCC upped its production capacity to 1.4Mta in 2009 grabbing the approximately 40 to 50 per cent of the product’s market share in the country.
The company is committed to remain the market leader with more increase in production capacities to be unveiled later this year, according to the management.