Ashaka Relocates Communities Over Quarry Activities

Ashaka Relocates Communities Over Quarry Activities
Published: 02 October 2007

Speaking during a visit to the Ashaka works, Nigeria, the Co-President,
Cement Division of Lafarge Group, owners of Ashaka, who is in charge of
Africa, Mr. Guillaume Roux, said the resettlement of the affected people and
provision of basic amenities was in line with the company’s community
development efforts.

The three settlements, Jauro Buba, Jauro Yaya and Jauro Chindo, have been
relocated some kilometres away at Sabon Gari, where the company built 52
flats comprising of 2-bedroom flats for the settlers with a primary school,
three hand pumps, a dispensary and three mosques.

Roux noted that the company had made safety its foremost policy and the fact
that it was celebrating the first 400 casualties-free days in history was a
testimony to the fact that "we place high premium on safety of our
employees".