Hima Cement completes water treatment facility

Hima Cement completes water treatment facility
Published: 12 November 2004

Hima Cement has completed and commissioned a water-treatment plant at the factory site at Hima in Kasese.  The water purification plant worth Euro 85,000  (Shs189 million) will provide clean water for human consumption at the plant and on the estate housing factory workers.  The purification process involves removal of debris and chlorination to kill germs in the water.  The Community Relations Manager of Hima Cement, Mr John Rwaboona said: "We believe this investment will go a long way in promoting the health of the employees, their families and the community by protecting and safeguarding them against contracting waterborne diseases," he said.  The plant will benefit at least 200 families within the community.  This is among the many other activities that the cement company has undertaken to improve the living conditions of its staff members and their families.  The firm has in the past put up a social centre for the employees complete with recreation facilities.