Masons urged to form cooperatives

Masons urged to form cooperatives
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20 masons chosen to visit the Hima Cement factory

Masons, builders and foremen have been urged to form cooperative unions if they are to achieve/profit from their trade.

This was part of Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, the Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, advice to builders who took part in Hima Cement Builder’s Academy training program in Mpigi and Mbarara over the weekend.

“Very often, builders are viewed by clients with a lot of suspicion mainly because a number of them want to do side-cuts. I therefore, encourage you to form cooperatives, because it then becomes easier to deal with an organized group. It even becomes easier for you to get contracts because people know your work as well as where to find you,” Kyambadde said.

She lauded Hima Cement for going the extra mile to train its customers on how to get the most out of its products.

At the end of the trainings over the weekend, 20 masons were chosen by the different team leaders to visit the Hima Cement factory in Kasese to get an understanding on how cement is manufactured.

Bashir Ssendagala, the Program Manager at Twezimbe Development Foundation lauded Hima Cement for going the extra mile to train builders on how to get the most out of its cement and building products.

The major challenge cited by the masons who attended the trainings both in Mpigi and Mbarara was that site owners often dictate the mixing ratios, thus going against the building codes.

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Starting January 1, 2017, Hima Cement is introducing a ‘concrete and cement ambulance’ that will be at the disposal of customers at no cost.

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