Bamburi appoints agent for Southern Sudan

Bamburi appoints agent for Southern Sudan
Published: 16 May 2006

Bamburi Cement Company has appointed Kenbro International to supply its cement products to southern Sudan.The marketing agent will distribute 2000t of the product to the region on monthly basis. Kenbro International has been given a go-ahead to source the cement from Bamburi’s main factory in Nairobi or load the export product from its subsidiary in Uganda - Hima Cement. 
 
Mohamed Ashraf, the Kenbro International chief executive officer, on Monday said his company would spend Sh21.6m every month to serve the region.  "We will be buying the commodity at US$105t ex-factory, and an additional US$200t on transport," said Ashraf. 
 
Ashraf said the company would use its warehouse in Juba, from where it will supply other southern Sudanese towns -Rumbek, Wao, Bor and Malakal. The supply deal follows a comprehensive peace agreement that was signed between the Christian/animist south and predominantly Muslim North. 
 
The peace agreement set in motion an emergency rehabilitation project for the city of Juba, which is expected take massive volumes of cement. This includes the reconstruction to asphalt standard roads in all the Juba city streets, refurbishment of the entire city buildings, including water and sewerage sections, construction of army headquarters, schools and hospitals.