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Bamburi Cement

Bamburi Cement has launched an innovative and green construction project in Kenya dubbed “Houses of Tomorrow’ (HoT) in a bid to fulfil its sustainable construction agenda through low-carbon based building solutions.

The projects seek to achieve very low embodied CO2 footprint buildings using low carbon cement-based materials and locally available resources.

The project involves careful selection, design and use of materials which leverage low carbon standards in the overall construction, and especially application of near zero embodied energy concrete designed by incorporating low carbon content cement. Some of the cement products to be used for this construction project feature a mix of Bamburi Cement’s products Powermax and Nguvu pozzolanic cements for concrete works. Fundi masonry cement, a low carbon cement, will also be used for mortar and plaster works.

The project launched by Bamburi’s parent company LafargeHolcim, is ongoing in several countries on each continent.

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Bamburi Cement

Bamburi Cement Group has defied COVID 19 adverse impact on the economy to post an improved pre-tax profit.

According to a statement from the firm the cement, the manufacturer has recorded a pre-tax profit of KSh 213 million ($1.96 million) for the first half ending June 30, 2020, up from KSh 23 million ($$212,431) in the corresponding period last year.

The growth in Profit before Tax has been attributed to the swift implementation of the “Health, Cost and Cash” action plan adopted by the Group at the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic, to help mitigate the adverse impact of the crisis.

“The performance of the Group in the first half of 2020 is a testament that all of us; our employees, our customers, our stakeholders, and our communities, we can overcome adversity if we espouse the spirit of caring for one another.” Said Dr. John Simba – Chairman of the …

Just one day before Kenya announced its first coronavirus case on the 12th of March a company that specialises in the processing of quality fish leather, was incorporated in Kenya. 

Named Newton Fish Leather, the company is a Kenyan tannery leading in the manufacturing of exotic leather from fish skin. Newton Fish Leather is stationed in Kisumu, in the north-eastern coast of Lake Victoria. 

Kisumu’s fishing economy has been firmly established since the very beginning of the twentieth century when the railway from the coastal Kenyan town of Mombasa to the Ugandan capital Kampala, was completed. Running through Kisumu it enabled the transport of fresh catch to Nairobi markets making it the most important inland fishing town in Kenya. 

“We use skin from Nile Perch, which largely populates the iconic Lake Victoria, chief reservoir of the Nile River,” says the company’s CEO and co-director,

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and the Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) have launched a sensitization program targeting counties to combat counterfeiting and other forms of illicit trade in the country.

The program is expected to help curb the heightened level of illicit trade in the country costing the country billions of shillings.

Speaking during the event, KAM Chief Executive, Ms Phyllis Wakiaga, the vice has grown to great proportions in recent years, threatening our economy and the realization of a number of the country’s development goals, including the Big 4 Agenda.

“KAM will continue to work closely with both National and County Governments in order to address the menace of illicit trade which threatens the health and safety of all citizens, undermines national and regional security, destabilises economies, increases the cost of public health, sabotages tourism, stunts innovation, and offers a haven to organised crime and trafficking,” said Ms Wakiaga.

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