Cheetah cement to recruit about 230 Namibians by end of July

14 Jul 2017 09:10am
OTJIWARONGO, 14 JUL (NAMPA) - 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 chief executive officer.
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.