Hima cement receives prestigious energy conservation award

By Patricia Osman
Hima Cement Communications Coordinator Caroline Kezaabu says the company is continuously innovating new ways to conserve energy to support an environmentally sustainable society.
While receiving a prestigious award for conserving energy when carrying out its work from the govt, Kezaabu adds that their objective is to reduce energy consumption each year by implementing best practices and improved engineering solutions among other strategies
Other winners include Makerere University, Mukwano Industries, Abacus Pharmaceutical, Speke Resort Munyonyo and NSSF Uganda.
The awards organized by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in partnership with GIZ, Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Programme (PREEEP) are aimed at encouraging a culture of energy efficiency and conservation, as well as recognizing enterprises that have made major and sustainable gains in energy efficiency through the application of modern energy management principles and practices, and in the process made significant energy and cost reductions.

Government reposes Kilembe Mines, Hima Tibet company sues

Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has taken over the security of Kilembe Mines in Kasese district.

The Kasese Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Aminadab Muhindo, says UPDF has taken over the security of the mines to counter any security threats that may arise from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The deployment comes only a few months after government repossessed the mines through Kilembe Mines Limited-KML.

In February 2018, the Finance, Planning and Economics Development Ministry terminated the 25 year concession of Hima Tibet Company Limited on the directives of president, Yoweri Museveni.

It followed allegations that a top minister and several government officials pocketed bribes from the company over the deal. Tibet Hima has since dragged government to court in seeking compensation of Shillings 600billion for terminating its 25 years concession.

Muhindo defends the involvement of the army, saying UPDF is also charged with protecting the wealth of the country, which includes mines.

Col. Philip Mugarura says they have only deployed to reinforce Uganda Police Force.

Meanwhile, Fred WeragaKyakonye, the Chief Executive Officer Kilembe Mines Limited, says they are working on reinstating the infrastructure underground and revamping Mubuku Hydro Power Plant, which broke down under the management of Tibet Hima.




HIMA donates cement to police

By Uganda Police Media

Hima cement factory has donated 400 bags of cement to Uganda police to help in the construction of its housing unit project.

The cement was received by the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura at police headquarters Naguru.

While handing over the cement, Ambrose Byona the head of protocol Hima Cement Limited said they are ready to support the project by supplying all the cement required.

Kayihura also revealed that 26,000 housing units will be constructed countrywide starting with 10,000 for Kampala metropolitan.

The project has already started in Naguru barracks with laying of bricks.