Bamburi Eyeing Great Lakes

Bamburi Eyeing Great Lakes
Published: 11 February 2004

Bamburi Cement Limited is now eyeing the lucrative Great Lakes region.  The company chairman, Richard Kemoli, said in Mombasa that the firm was exploring the possibilities of expanding its market to Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  "We are aiming at broadening the market reach for our products that are internationally backed by the largest cement producing company - Lafarge," he said.

Bamburi will this year be marking its 50th anniversary of operations in the country. Speaking separately, the company’s Group Marketing Manager, Dennis Kashero, said that the Great Lakes region was a potential market for Bamburi products. Kashero said the company last year exported about 120,000 tonnes of cement.  He said most of the exports went to key markets on Reunion island, Mauritius, Uganda and Comoros. He, however, pointed out that high power tariffs as an impediment to growth of cement industry in Kenya.