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Hima Cement taken to High Court over mining in Queen Elizabeth National Park

06 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Activists under the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) has taken Hima cement to the High Court over encroachment into Queen Elizabeth National Park, and engaging in the illegal mining of limestone. In 2008, Uganda Wild Life Authority (UWA) permitted Hima Cement to mine limestone in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated reserve. However, the environmentalists are challenging the validi...

Hima Cement forecasts prices to fall in Uganda

14 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Nicholas George, Hima Cement Country CEO, has stated that cement prices in Uganda will fall some more as new capacities, such as Hima's 1.7Mta expansion in Tororo, come on-stream. Mr George said the period of rising cement prices was over. Speaking to the Daily Monitor, he said: "The country was faced with rising cement prices for about one month. But it is over. It was an accumulation of different parameters, all arriving at the wrong time. But with the new capacities in the market, the ...

Ugandan cement producers struggle to participate in SGR project

14 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Local cement producers will have to change their products to supply the new Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project in Uganda. The SGR project is a mega railway transportation network that will be constructed by Chinese firm, China Harbour Engineering Company. "The cement we have is not cement meant for the railway, we benchmarked from Kenya and found that Bamburi plant in Mombasa had changed its manufacturing configuration to meet these [SGR] standards," said SGR project coordinator, Kasingy...

New plants boost Uganda cement industry

08 May 2018, Published under Cement News

In the coming month, the Ugandan cement industry is expected to expand with two new plants in Tororo district as Simba Cement and Hima Cement commission their projects. Construction of the works started in February 2017. Simba Cement will bring its 3000tpd works at Tutir, on the Tororo-Mbale highway, online this month, according to Vishnu Patel, Simba Cement’s country manager. “We will offer employment opportunities to over 200 people directly and more than 2000 people indirectly besides ot...

Hima Cement to open new plant in Uganda next month

17 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement has announced that its UGX144bn (US$40m) new plant in Tororo, Uganda, will begin operations next month. The country is currently experiencing a severe price hike and George Nicola, CEO of Hima Cement Uganda, has stated that increased production can solve the issue. “It is not the producers increasing the price but it’s the full distribution channel that has been impacted,” said Mr Nicola. “What is causing the price to go up is because our customers’ distributors and retailer...

Ugandan cement producers given three weeks to lower prices

11 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Uganda's Government, through the Ministry of Trade and Cooperatives, has vowed to allow cheap imported cement into the country if local cement manufacturers do not lower prices.
 Trade minister, Amelia Kyambadde, says the manufacturers in Uganda have three weeks to lower the prices. "We have given them an opportunity until May. If by May the prices have not gone down......but even May is very far. We also have to protect them because these are the few industries that we have," said Ms Kyam...

Hima partners with Chinese contractor for three infrastructure projects in Uganda

06 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement, LafargeHolcim company in Uganda, and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) on 12 July signed a memorandum of understanding to deliver solutions for three major infrastructure projects. The Ugandan government prioritising infrastructure development as one of the drivers of economic growth and Hima Cement will contribute to the country’s effort to build durable and reliable infrastructure. According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed mid-July, LafargeHolcim ...

Hima Cement signs supply deal for Uganda infrastructure

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Uganda-based Hima Cement is to supply infrastructure projects being undertaken by China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) in the East African country under a new trade deal, local media have reported. Allan Ssemakula, Hima Cement's commercial director, said the LafargeHolcim company will supply cement for the ongoing Entebbe International Airport expansion, construction of Mubende-Kakumiro-Kagadi Road as well as upgrading of Soroti – Moroto Road. The firm will supply 30,000t of ...

Geocycle launches in Uganda

05 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Geocycle has been launched in Uganda with the aim of providing a solution to waste management to LafargeHolcim group company Hima Cement, local media report. Under the Geocycle brand, LafargeHolcim offers waste management services in more than 50 countries around the world. “Our promise is to offer a superior solution to disposing off waste in landfills. Geocycle will collect, segregate and incinerate waste in cement kilns of Hima Cement Ltd, in a partnership that is set to deliver a 'z...


03 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement, which forms part of LafargeHolcim through Bamburi Cement, is to build a 1Mta grinding centre at Nyakesia, Rubongi, in Uganda.   The new unit is expected to cost around US$40m and to come on-stream by June 2018. The company is in the final stages of exploration for a limestone deposit in northeastern Uganda.  The new works should take Hima Cement’s capacity to 1.9Mta.