Matsiloje Portland Struggles To Resurrect

Matsiloje Portland Cement
Matsiloje Portland Cement

FRANCISTOWN: The managing director (MD) of Matsiloje Portland Cement (MPC), Rachit Josh has said that it will be difficult to re-open the company unless the government moves swiftly and puts in place measures to restrict the importation of cement into the country.

The company which operates a cement manufacturing plant in Matsiloje, near Francistown, is a 100% subsidiary of Nortex. The company closed in January last year in a move that resulted in over 150 people losing their jobs.

Josh highlighted that lack of protection from South African firms is one of the main reasons the company was forced to close.

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