Shayona’s new cement plant in Malawi commissioned

Shayona Cement Company has unveiled a high technology second phase cement plant worth over USD50 million at its factory in Kasungu.

Shayona new plan
Shayona new plan
Patel: Lamented over challenges the company is facing
Patel: Lamented over challenges the company is facing

Commissioning the plant, Minister of Natural Resources and Mining, Bright Msaka described the cement company as a viable supplement in the development of the country.

Situated in the remote area of Traditional Authority Wimbe in Kasungu, Bright Msaka said Shayona Cement Company is an emerging giant in the mining industry in Malawi.

The Minister said he was impressed with the amount of investment on phase 2 of a high tech plant which will enable the company produce huge quantities of cement to satisfy the domestic market.

He further pointed out that the investment will help in saving the much needed forex than before when the country imported cement from outside.

In terms of standards, the company has a well stocked chemical laboratory to test the quality of the cement to match with Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) specifications.

The company which operates in a rural setting, also extended its social corporate responsibility to Chigumba Primary School in Kasungu which it constructed at a tune of K26 million.

Shayona Managing Director Jitendra Patel, lamented over challenges the company is facing seeking government’s attention.

“Our biggest challenge is the road. Trucks have problems using the dusty 27 kilometre road to reach our factory. I hope government will look into this problem,’’ said Patel.

An investment that Shayona Cement Company is offering is seen as a boost in meeting Malawi’s growing infrastructure development needs.

Shayona Cement Company started producing cement in 1997 at a rate of 400 tones per day, which has shot to 1,200 tones to date.

The company employs more than 1,200 people.-MBC

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7 years ago

Government must take immediate action to facilitate easy transportation.This commodity is too expensive these days.

7 years ago

If the 27km road is not constructed to modern standards tomorrow then its true, our poverty is by choice. K6bn Will construct ten roads of that kind yet you want to save some crooks from paying their debt.

Roads drive economic boom. Why construct one road in 20 years and then you get suprised when international investors over see you and invest on neigbouring countries. Dont wonder also why young energetic Malawians cross the borders for employement.

7 years ago

If you call cement production as a giant mining industry then we are lost.

7 years ago

Mseuwo muyenera kumanga ndiinuyo osati aboma ai. Kumanga school sinkhani kwenikweni. Makampano onzuza anthu inu.

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