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PPC Commissioning New Ethiopia’s Cement Plant

April 4, 2017

By Wallace Mawire

PPC chief executive Darryll Castle. File picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi

PPC chief executive Darryll Castle. File picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi

Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) is to commission one of its cement
plant projects in Ethiopia soon as the company implements its
expansion strategy in Africa.

Darryll Castle, PPC Chief Executive Officer recently revealed at the
commissioning of the $82 million Harare cement plant that the company
had initiated similar projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) and Ethiopia.

Peter Nelson, PPC Group Chairperson said that the company’s inclusive
approach of doing business through partnerships and localisation had
resulted in its success.

Nelson said that the approach has been replicated and taken PPC to
other countries like Rwanda, DRC and Ethiopia.

He added that Zimbabwe was one of the first countries that the
company invested in, in 2001 when it decided to implement its
expansion strategy.

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