EAPCC pledges to in­ject Sh10 mil­lion in com­mu­nity

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

East African Portland Ce­ment Com­pany has pledged to in­ject Sh10 mil­lion into so­cial in­vest­ments to up­lift the com­mu­nity around its lime­stone quarry in Ka­ji­ado county.

The money will be put into wa­ter, in­fras­truc­ture and ed­u­ca­tion projects, ac­cord­ing to the new man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Si­mon Nk­eri.

He said the pro­grammes will ben­e­fit Nkama Group ranch mem­bers, Mashu­uru sub­county, where the com­pany’s 1,000-acre quarry sits. Dur­ing a visit to the area on Wed­nes­day evening, Nk­eri handed out Sh1 mil­lion bur­saries to the com­mu­nity. He said the com­pany will dou­ble the amount from next year to en­sure it caters for all needy stu­dents.

“The projects will in­clude sink­ing a bore­hole, dig­ging earth dams, wa­ter pip­ing and ren­o­vat­ing Kib­ini Pri­mary School to a cen­tre of ex­cel­lence,” Nk­eri said.

The com­pany’s turn­around strat­egy also in­cludes en­gag­ing the com­mu­nity to win their sup­port and good will.

“We are de­ter­mined on turn­ing the com­pany around to a pos­i­tive tra­jec­tory. We need all our stake­hold­ers on board,” he told the com­mu­nity.

Kenyawa-Poka ward MCA Henry Kim­iti wel­comed the ini­tia­tive, as­sur­ing the EAPCC man­age­ment of their sup­port.

“For the Ese­lenkei-Sul­tan road, we will work to­gether to en­sure it is dealt with as a mat­ter of ur­gency. The sup­port of the com­pany comes in handy,” he said. The res­i­dents said it was their first time in many years to en­gage the EAPCC boss di­rectly.

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