230 job opportunities at Cheetah cement

17 July 2017 | Business

The Whale Rock Cement factory at Otjiwarongo on Thursday promised to recruit about 230 Namibian workers by end of July this year on a permanent basis.

Trading under Cheetah Cement, the Whale Rock Cement factory is situated on a portion of the Cleveland Farm belonging to the Otjiwarongo Municipality.

The municipality, together with local businessman Zedekias Gowaseb and some Chinese nationals, holds shares in the factory.

Spokesperson of the factory, Manfred /Uxamb said in a media release Thursday that by the end of July, the factory will recruit about 230 local permanent workers and 75 Chinese.

/Uxamb is the former Otjiwarongo Municipality CEO.

He said the jobs are for both skilled and unskilled workers.

/Uxamb said construction activities on the project started in February 2017, about six kilometres north of Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region.

“This project is intended to be constructed in about a year, and will bring additional 400 employment opportunities to the country,” /Uxamb said.

He said that in order to have a strong and firm cement plant, special skills in construction are needed to build foundations that can carry heavy loads, buildings and cement silos.

This requirement prompted the Whale Rock Cement management to bring in Chinese workers with special construction skills in cement plants.

The factory is expected to manufacture over 1.5 million tonnes of cement in a year, /Uxamb said.

NAMPA

Similar News

 

Debmarine plans world’s biggest offshore diamond mining vessel

21 hours ago | Business

Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers has ordered a new US$142 million diamond mining ship as part of its strategy to grow its offshore operations,...

NMP blasts critics over seabed mining

21 hours ago | Business

Amidst an ongoing legal battle regarding the controversial mining of marine phosphate in the country, Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) says the development of the industry...

Company news in brief

21 hours ago | Business

Total’s investment in Iran in jeopardy France's Total will lose all of its investment of US$66 million if it pulls out of a deal with...

Company news in brief

1 day - 22 November 2017 | Business

Netcare to restructure UK businessSouth African private healthcare operator Netcare will restructure its operations in Britain after the group reported a drop in annual profit...

Company news in brief

2 days ago - 21 November 2017 | Business

Pioneer Food FY profit halves following droughtSouth Africa's Pioneer Food Group reported a 49% drop in full-year profit due to high maize prices during the...

Joe’s boosts dividend for Stimulus

3 days ago - 20 November 2017 | Business

Staff reporter - The board of directors of Stimulus Investments Limited has approved an interim dividend payment of N$25.8 million to all its preference share...

Nimbus targets big stake in Paratus Telecom

3 days ago - 20 November 2017 | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – Nimbus Infrastructure Ltd, which debuted on the local index of the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) as the country’s first capital pool company...

DBN rewards innovative businesses

3 days ago - 20 November 2017 | Business

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) last week held its Good Business and Innovation Awards in Windhoek. The awards recognised business excellence that contributes to...

Increases in construction sector still to be gazetted

3 days ago - 20 November 2017 | Business

The Construction Industries Federation of Namibia (CIF) and the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (Manwu) have signed a collective agreement which includes the future...

Company news in brief

3 days ago - 20 November 2017 | Business

Benin expels local MTN boss amid fees rowBenin's government expelled the head of South African telecoms giant MTN Group's local unit amid a dispute over...

Latest News

Brave Warriors move up FIFA...

8 hours ago | Sports

The Namibian national senior football team moved up 10 places on the latest Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) world rankings.Namibia moved from 129 to 119th...

Swapo congress kicks off

8 hours ago | Politics

The much-anticipated elective congress of the ruling party has started in Windhoek with over 760 delegates as well as invited guests attending this morning’s opening...

Alweendo seeks US help to...

21 hours ago | Economics

Tom Alweendo, the minister of economic planning and director-general of the National Planning Commission (NPC), has asked the United States of America to help stem...

Debmarine plans world’s biggest offshore...

21 hours ago | Business

Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers has ordered a new US$142 million diamond mining ship as part of its strategy to grow its offshore operations,...

Population grows by 200 000...

21 hours ago | Economics

The estimated population of Namibia grew from 2 113 077 in 2011 to 2 324 388 in 2016, which represents a 10%, according to the...

Hope and scepticism among Zim...

21 hours ago | International

When the sun rose over Zimbabwe yesterday morning, a 37-year-old reality was changed forever with the resignation of Robert Mugabe on Tuesday evening. He resigned...

Boy 7, raped by girl,...

21 hours ago | Crime

A seven-year-old boy was raped at a house in Block E, Rehoboth, on 15 November. In their daily crime bulletin, the police say the boy...

ACC wants more teeth

21 hours ago | Justice

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is appealing to the government to make adequate financial and human resources available to it to meet huge expectations from the...

PDM lashes 'reckless' govt, Schlettwein

21 hours ago | Economics

“Irresponsible”, “reckless”, and “unreliable” were some of the words used by People's Democratic Movement (PDM) member of parliament Nico Smit to describe finance minister Calle...

Load More