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Cement prices fall 25% in Uganda

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Uganda have fallen 25 per cent in the last six months, dropping to UGX28,000/50kg bag (US$7.5/50kg bag) from UGX38,000/50kg bag. The drop in prices follows the recent boost in production capacity in the country, with a number of plant expansions and greenfield projects commissioned within the past year. As a result, the country's total cement capacity stands at 7Mta compared to a 2.4Mt demand. However, the country's largest producers, Hima and Tororo, have stated that pr...

New Ugandan power supply will feed extra cement capacity

21 August 2018, Published under Cement News

As new cement factories start-up in Tororo, power distributor Umeme is making investments in anticipation of the projected increase in power demand. The existing nearby substations of Tororo Rock, Nagongera and Mbale are currently unable to take on the expected load, hence the need for a new substation. 

 Umeme, therefore, has spent up to UGX14bn (US$3.88m) setting up a new substation at Nyakesi, an investment that is tipped to boost industrialisation in the area through reliable power sup...

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...

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...

Uganda faces cement price hike

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices have risen in Uganda since the start of the year, with wholesale prices now between UGX29,000-30,500 (US$7.90-8.40)/bag. Tororo Cement has announced that prices increased to UGX29,500 from UGX28,500 recorded in the first week of January 2018, according to the Daily Monitor. " There is an increment of UGX1000. At wholesale level, the price is UGX29,500. It is due to the fuel price hiking and the dollar price currently at UGX3650," said Alok Kala, chief marketing manager, Toror...

Uganda: Tororo Cement trucks damaging Karamoja roads

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Tororo Cement, Uganda’s largest producer, has been warned by the national roads authority that they may be banned from transporting limestone by road due to the damage caused by their trucks. According to reports in the Daily Monitor, the company’s use of heavy-duty trucks to ship limestone from the Karamoja sub-region to the Tororo plant some 160-200km to the south is causing serious damage to local infrastructure. “A truck carries very many tonnes of the mineral along the road daily....

Uganda: two new plants in Tororo by 2018

20 January 2017, Published under Cement News

After previously only being home to one cement plant (Tororo Cement), 2018 will see Tororo District welcome at least two new plants. By the end of 2017, Simba Cement of Kenya will have completed a grinding plant on the Tororo-Mbale highway. Simba Cement’s new plant will have the capabilities to produce in excess of 1Mta. Hardly a kilometre from the site, Hima Cement is expected to have started production on its US$40m (UGS144bn) plant by June 2018, which will see Hima’s production capa...

Uganda: Tororo Cement's trucks to be billed for road damages

27 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Tororo Cement trucks are being asked to foot the bill for damaging roads in Uganda with their heavy loads. More than 40 trucks carrying limestone, pozzolanic rocks and marble from Kosiroi mining site in Karamoja ply the route daily as they ferry the raw material to Tororo for the manufacture of cement. Uganda taxpayers risk paying an extra UGX23bn (US$6.6m) in repair of the Namunsi- Sironko- Muyembe road to offset the damage caused by heavy Tororo Cement trucks.
 However, Uganda Nation...

Uganda: Hima to open new plant

27 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement is set to invest US$40m in a new plant in Tororo with a view to raising its output to 1.8Mta. The company's CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said the decision was a step to address the rising demand in east Africa. Mr Pettersson said, “We are embarking on several projects, starting with the construction of a grinding station at the end of 2016.” Hima is the second manufacturer to gain a presence in Tororo, following Tororo Cement’s lead. Tororo Cement is also set to expand its capacity...

Uganda: residents decry lack of consultation over mining licence award

22 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Residents of Moroto district have accused Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of acting illegally in awarding a mining licence to Tororo Cement without first consulting local communities, the Daily Monitor reports. Local people have protested against Tororo’s limestone mining operations in Kosiroi by blocking trucks from entering or leaving the site. They accuse the company of having operated for 15 years without signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with their commu...