The Ministry of Work and Urban Development (MoWUD) on Friday confirmed that both Muger and Mesebo cement factories have partially restarted production to ease the current cement shortage.
According to Mekonnen Zergawu, Chief Executive Officer for Mugher Cement, the factory had not been producing and had instead been conducting maintenance work for the last two months. Subsequently, it could not resume production due to the power shortage.
The factory started production partially on Tuesday, July 9, after the Government decided to supply electric power. Mekonnen explained that by next week the factory will be distributing two kind of cement, namely Ordinary Portland Cement and Portland Pozzolana Cement.
Arkebe Equbay, State Minister at MoWUD explained that this is the right decision of the Government to attempt to reduce the current high price and ease the shortage of the building material in the country.
Source: Ethiopian Review