A Zambia government official on Thursday commended a Chinese cement producing company for creating 1,000 jobs for local people.
Japhen Mwakalombe, a lawmaker in Chongwe district commended Sinoma Mpande Limited for setting up the cement plant and providing local people jobs.
The lawmaker, who is also Copperbelt Province Minister, made the observations when he toured the plant to familiarize himself with its operations.
He was pleased with the operations at the firm and commended the company for helping to improve the economic and social life of the people in the district through employment creation.
He said that the residents employed from the area were now able to send their children to school, fend for their families and plan for their future because of the empowerment that the company had brought to the area.
The lawmaker observed that the company had also created indirect jobs for those who were trading in its products, adding that the company had come at the right time when the country was undertaking massive infrastructure development such as roads, health facilities and schools which required quality construction materials.
Meanwhile, company vice general manager, Wang Yibing disclosed that the firm was now set to begin the second phase of the project which would increase its production capacity.
He said that this would enhance economic and social benefits through employment creation and product distribution. According to him, the company has also undertaken a number of community projects in the area. Enditem