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Lafarge Zambia considers review of headcount

20 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zambia is considering reducing its workforce of 670 employees by around 30 per cent, according to a memorandum circulated by a group of unionised workers. A sales report from Lafarge dated 12 August 2014, Emmanuel Rigaux, CEO of Lafarge Zambia, stated: “The recent trend in our costs though is not favourable, partly as a result of negative currency impact. We must take action to contain our costs and ensure the sustainability of our business, including the review of our headcount. ...

Lafarge Zambia plans to double capacity

13 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zambia plans to double capacity by adding another production line at its Chilanga cement plant, as the country's leading cement producer seeks to tap domestic market growth. "The new production line is still at design stage, but we will be looking at ramping up production to 4000tpd to 5000tpd once construction is complete," Emmanuel Rigaux, Lafage Zambia chief executive officer, told journalists after a Chinese delegation led by Ambassador Zhou Yuxio toured the plant. Construc...

African Forum checks dynamics of cement prices

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Zambia has recently recorded intermittent increases in the cost of cement, prompting government to call for additional private investment in the industry. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has disclosed that a market study has been carried out under the auspices of the African Competition Forum (ACF) and was simultaneously undertaken by Tanzania and South Africa. CCPC public relations officer, Hanford Chaaba, said that the findings on the study have since been ta...

Zambia: 'High cement prices will affect construction sector growth'

13 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement traders in Eastern Province have accused Lafarge Cement Zambia of creating artificial shortages by preferring the international market. Meanwhile, local contractors in Lusaka have warned that the recent increments in cement prices could slow growth in the construction sector. However, Eugene Chungu, Lafarge spokesperson, said the recent increase in cement demand and prices, which had been caused by panic buying after the Lusaka plant shutdown three months ago, should ease following ...

Zambia confirms Lafarge MD deportation

11 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zambia's managing director Folayinka Esan has been flown back to his country of origin, Nigeria, for contravening the Immigration Act, Zambia's Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu has said. Mr Esan, 44, a Nigerian but a holder of a British passport, had his resident permit revoked on Wednesday this week for violating the Immigration and Deportation Act number 18 of 2010. "Mr Esan had his resident permit revoked and consequently cancelled on Wednesday because his conduct was found to ...