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250,000 MT per annum modern Cement Factory for Sierra Leone

250,000 MT per annum modern Cement Factory for Sierra Leone

A giant cement factory is expected to start operation in Sierra Leone in the next few months. Using sophisticated modern machinery, the coming factory, CT-CEM, will be producing 250,000 metric tons of modern standard cement per annum to meet the demands of Sierra Leoneans.

This was recently revealed by the factory’s General Manager, Oliver Albrecht, during the day-long Public Disclosure of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), organized by the Construction Engineering Manufacturing Management and Technical Services (CEMMATS) Group at the Archbishop Brosnahan Hall, Satanno House Howe Street, Freetown, on Wednesday 3rd March, 2013.

Mr. Albrecht stated that he has already identified two areas where CT-CEM will be operating, old SLPMB at Cline Town where the production will be, and Wellington where bagging will take place. The General Manager assured that his workers will be well paid, well protected and well equipped, and pledged that the factory will work in collaboration with and in the best interest of the communities, disclosing that there is already a budget for the factory to fulfill its corporate social responsibility to the fullest.

The Honorable Member of Parliament representing Constituency 97 where the factory is to be located, Ibrahim Nox Sankoh, raised fears of possible pollution while appreciating the fact that the factory will provide job opportunities for his constituents. The MP pointed out that despite the many factories in his constituency, his people at Wellington and Peacock Farm continue to suffer due to water shortage, bad roads and blackout and many of the youths remain unemployed.  Honorable Sankoh promised to consult his constituents on the establishment of the factory in their community.

By Mohamed Y. Turay

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