Uganda: Karuma dam has to bring in Kenyan cement

Uganda: Karuma dam has to bring in Kenyan cement
Published: 21 April 2016

Tagged Under: Uganda Construction 

Contractors for the Karuma dam in Uganda have resorted to importing Kenyan cement to help keep work going at the site.

In a media brief to journalists over the weekend at the construction site, the Karuma Hydro power plant project liaison officer, Qu Jinwei, said they were forced to source high grade 42.5 cement from Kenya since both Hima and Tororo cement factories could not deliver the qualities they need as they are used to producing OPC.

“We inspected their factories before we started the project and we noticed that they could not supply the qualities we wanted so we had to look elsewhere and we found Savannah Cement in Kenya,” he said.