Tanzania: Twiga Cement forms MOU with Boko prison

Tanzania: Twiga Cement forms MOU with Boko prison
Published: 25 November 2014

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Tanzania Portland Cement Company Ltd (Twiga Cement) and Tanzania Prison for the production of limestone at Boko Prison on the outskirts of the Dar es Salaam.

Mbaraka Abdulwakil, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, said the production of limestone from Boko prison mines will commence during the 1Q15 following the government approval of the deal.

At an official ceremony US$100,000 (TZS100m) as well as 1200 bags of cement were donated to the prison for the construction of houses to prison warden’s officials and staff at Wazo Hill Prison.  

Mr Abdulwakil said: “The government is welcoming the improvement made by the management of Tanzania Prison in collaboration with the private sector (investor) through Public Private Partnership (PPP),” he said.

Twiga Cement managing director, Alfonso Rodriguez, said the firm will continue supporting the government through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in various sectors such as power, water and the construction of houses.