Rwanda: dealers and developers call for Cimerwa price drop

Rwanda: dealers and developers call for Cimerwa price drop
Published: 19 September 2016


Cement dealers and property developers in Rwanda's capital, Kigali, have called on Cimerwa to cut its prices, Rwanda Focus reports.

Current prices for a 50kg bag of Cimerwa cement are around RWF11,000 (US$13.68), compared to RWF8500-9000 for imported cement.

Busisiwe Maria Legodi, Cimerwa's CEO, said in an interview with Rwanda Focus earlier this year: "People who think that imported cement is cheaper than the one made locally need to look at one thing: what is cheap is cheap because they don't have to invest anything in Rwanda, they don't have to employ anyone in Rwanda. They might see our cement as very expensive, but at the end of the day, we are not expensive because we are involved in many developmental projects in the country".