Namibian cement producer, Ohorongo Cement, has delivered its first consignment of bulk cement to south Angola, according to local press reports.
A bulk tanker shipped the load to Santa Clara last Monday, The Nambian reported. The shipment forms part of a contract between Benjamin Hauwanga, owner of BH Motorspares in Nambia, and his customer CFRL in Santa Clara. The deal will see about 30,000t of cement exported until year-end.
However, Ohorongo’s manager for sales, marketing and logistics, Johan Burger, highlighted that the trade deal does not mean the Angola government has lifted the ban on importing cement from Namibia yet. This particular deal was allowed because a permit holder was involved, he said.
The Angolan government last June introduced a moratorium on the importation of several products, including cement. Earlier this year, Angolan Minister of Commerce Maria Idalina de Oliveira Valente was quoted in the local media saying that the government would ease import restriction for normal or all-purpose cement.