AfriSam CEO: AfriSam's new Lesotho plant to help country's growth

AfriSam CEO: AfriSam's new Lesotho plant to help country's growth
17 February 2017


AfriSam cement manufacturing plant in Lesotho will add to the growth prospects of the country, AfriSam CEO, Stephan Olivier, says of the newly-commissioned 0.2Mta cement plant.

Mr Olivier made the remarks during the launch of Lesotho's first cement manufacturing plant which was officially opened by Lesotho’s Prime Minister, Dr Pakalitha Mosisili, last week. He indicated that the new cement plant comfortably meets the local cement demand and is capable of producing specialized products for large infrastructure projects such as the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP).
"For AfriSam the establishment of a cement manufacturing facility in Lesotho symbolises the positive relationship between AfriSam and the people of Lesotho. We are proud that we can contribute in this manner towards the future economic development of the country," he said.

Prime Minister Mosisili also reiterated that AfriSam's establishment in the country would meet the entire local demand for cement and be capable of producing specialised products for large infrastructure projects. "The timing is right for AfriSam to relocate in Lesotho as we are on the verge of commencing LHWP Phase II which will use tonnes of cement in the dam construction. The potential for AfriSam product to be profitably is if it used in that gigantic project. That it will have made good sense for AfriSam to relocate in Lesotho at this point in time," he said.

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