President to commission the Khayah Cement Zimbabwe Vertical Mill (VCM) plant
President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to commission another high impact project as he commissions the Khayah Cement Zimbabwe Vertical Mill (VCM) plant in Msasa, Harare.
Khayah Cement Limited formerly traded as Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe and changed its name early this year, following the acquisition of the major shareholding by a local investment consortium.
A Vertical Cement Mill is a type of grinder used to grind materials into extremely fine powder for use in mineral dressing processes, paints, pyrotechnics, cement, and ceramics. It is an energy-efficient alternative to a ball mill.
The Second Republic led by President Mnangagwa has embarked on a major infrastructural expansion that includes road rehabilitation under the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme, dam construction, agriculture transformation schemes, and a housing delivery program consistent with its desire to attain an upper middle class economy by 2030 anchored by its economic blueprint, the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1).
These programs have boosted the cement industry and other downstream sectors that have benefited from the spin-offs of the massive projects since the overwhelming bulk of construction materials are locally supplied.
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