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Lafarge cement repositions itself for growth.

The company’s performance was mainly affected by several reasons, including the roof collapse in 2021 which halted production and resulted in low revenues.

Another factor is foreign currency exchange losses incurred on the related party borrowing of US $32 million and related party payables. As a result, the company has not been able to generate sufficient cash fl­ows to settle short-term borrowings due to external parties. The decommissioning of cement mill 1 to make way for the commissioning phase of the VCM also adversely affected cement volumes.

Although the decline in revenue is partly attributed to the decommissioning one of the existing cement ball mills to make way for the installation of the new Vertical Cement Mill (VCM). The new VCM which is anticipated to be fully operational by Q4 2022 is expected to revive production and income.

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Fossil Mines is reportedly owned by Obey Chimuka, according to 263Chat Business.

According to a publication by New Zimbabwe dated June 7, 2022, the disposal of Holcim’s Zimbabwean shareholding follows prior disposals of Holcim shareholding in the Northern Ireland, Zambian and Malawian markets amid plans that the group is in the process of disposing of its Indian cement business. The firm told Bloomberg that they are constantly evaluating possibilities to align their portfolio with a vision to open new growth opportunities.

On January 25, 2022, the group announced the intention to dispose of its 76.45 per cent shareholding in LACZ as part of its strategy to divest from the cement manufacturing business before inviting interested bidders to submit their expressions of interest to its Financial Advisors, ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking in South Africa.…