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Govt affirms strong partnership with Lafarge


SIMON MUNTEMBA writes



LAFARGE Zambia plc has been known for its good reputation as a good employer that has made a difference in Zambia and as government, we affirm our strong partnership with them, says Minister of Works and Supply Mutowe Kafwaya.
Mr. Kafwaya affirmed government’s strong partnership with the organization when Lafarge chief executive officer Jimmy Khan paid a courtesy call on him at his ministerial office.
Mr. Khan explained to the Minister that Lafarge Zambia was working to ensure the company remains committed to conducting business in a more sustainable way without being detrimental.
He also explained the graduate trainees and internship programme which Lafarge has embraced that provides opportunities to recent graduates to gain practical work experience and develop significant skills in the areas of their career interests.
This Programme is done under the support and guidance of experienced employees in respective areas or fields.
“Lafarge Zambia also takes students on attachment as part of our contribution to developing talent in Zambia. The interns are coached by various mentors who create an enabling environment for learning opportunities,” explained Mr. Khan.
In response, Mr. Kafwaya stated that Lafarge Zambia has been known for its good reputation as a good employer that has made a difference in this country.
The Minister attributed this to the company’s attention to investment in human capacity development.
He further highlighted that Lafarge high quality cement has basically built Zambia noting the oldest building in this country still is standing-That is what quality products does.
“It from this back ground that I affirm Government’s strong partnership with you the private sector which the Republican President of this country has continued to encourage,” Mr. Kafwaya said.
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