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chronicle.co.zw 03 Aug, 2022 01:15 am

Government to engage cement producers on prices

Government to engage cement producers on prices
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In response, Industry and Commerce minister, Dr Sekai Nzenza, said although the Zambia product is cheap, they hardly match local products on quality.“There are differences on the cement that is manufactured in Zambia and the one that we have in Zimbabwe,” said Dr Nzenza.To buttress the high quality of the local product, Dr Nzenza said cement from SinoZim has been used in the construction of the new Parliament building in Mount Hampden near Harare and it is the same cement that is being used on the major roads like the one from Beitbridge to Chirundu.“As a ministry, we will talk to those that produce cement so that they can reduce their price so that it can be affordable to the majority of the people,” said Dr Nzenza.

The minister said a report from the Consumer Protection Council indicated that the local cement is of high quality compared to that from Zambia.I have a report that came from the Consumer Protection Council and they have highlighted that the cement from Zambia does not set very well when you apply it on the floor and if you use it on the wall, that wall may collapse.

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