Lafarge Zambia hands over 5 fully stocked container Shops worth K250, 000 each

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Mr Silver Chiluba Kabwiku on the right pose for photo with a friend after receiving the shop
Mr Silver Chiluba Kabwiku on the right pose for photo with a friend after receiving the shop

Lafarge Zambia under the Kumanga Franchise successfully handed over 5 fully stocked container Shops worth K250, 000 each, in the just ended Win a Container Shop Campaign in the Copperbelt. The Win a Container Shop promotion ran from 1st June-30th July 2016. To win customers had to buy 10 bags of mphamvu cement to receive an entry form into the draw.

The ceremony was held today 21st September 2016 at Itawa, Ndola and was officiated by the Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary (PS), Rev Howard Sikwela, Commercial Director Kaziwe Kaulule and Human Resources Director Thecra Milambo.

Speaking at the event Lafarge Zambia’s Commercial Director Mr Kaziwe Kaulule said that the Kumanga Franchise was about creating a new business for our customers, and allowing Lafarge products to be close to the customers while creating a consistent retail experience. He further said that the franchise would stock Lafarge cement brands and other building materials such as brick force wire and tile fix which are often required by home builders.

Meanwhile the Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Rev Howard Sikwela congratulated the 5 winners, and urged them to guard their businesses jealously as such opportunities didn’t come around too often.

Rev Sikwela commended the Kumanga Franchise whose main focus is on entrepreneurship as he said that over three quarters of the youth in Zambia can be empowered through this initiative. He further encouraged women to venture in all domains more especially in the construction industry as they too can be retailers by selling construction materials through the container shops.

The lucky winners of the fully furnished container shop with 300 bags of cement and building materials such as tile fix, steel rods and brick force were David Kalunga Musonda in Ndola, Silver Chilumba Kabwiku also in Ndola, Gift Kasongo in Luanshya, D. Mwanza in Mufulira and Amozi Mukupa in Kalulushi.

The Kumanga Franchise is a Lafarge initiative which allows customers to become a Lafarge sole distributer by owning a container shop which sales cement and other Building materials. The customer is provided with a fully furnished container shop and they are only required to provide land and an initial capital.

L-R Mr Kaziwe Kaulule, Rev Howard Sikwela and Ms Thecra Milambo before cutting the ribbon
L-R Mr Kaziwe Kaulule, Rev Howard Sikwela and Ms Thecra Milambo before cutting the ribbon

6 COMMENTS

  1. Too little too late.They’ve already been swallowed up by the mighty Dangote.The business model Lafarge is using is too outdated and they need to pick a leaf from the competition.Anyway good luck.

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  2. Eugene chungu and this marketing must be fired for taking time to be innovative. there is frustration buying out there. people don’t want to hear anything about Lafarge coz they feel they made a lot of money already through monopolistic pricing .

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  3. Really laughable…and the winner will be an entrepreneur over night…who comes up with such silly competitions?

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  4. ‘a Lafarge sole distributer?’ Surey you need a diverse product range to attract a wider customer base with varying price range to meet all pockets. If you have land and capital why go with Lafarge?

    I suppose it’s better than a poke in the eye. This is a ready made business for……….?

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  5. A slice of bread is better than none. The lucky guys now have a means of having a business. One thing that comes to my mind when I see Lafarge posters or their product is how they skinned me when I was building the last house. Cement was at K85 but slowly I managed. How come today the cement is around K50 (plus/ minus) even at Lafarge? I do not think it is the kwacha which has improved but that they have realized that one can’t cheat for ever. Am sorry to say so. Its my opinion.

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  6. DANGOTE START USING ZAMBIA RAILWAYS or we start BURNING your TRUCKS.
    DANGOTE has KILLED MORE ZAMBIANS THAN ALL BUS ACCIDENTS COMBINED since Established!
    DANGOTE HAS DAMAGED OUR ROADS MORE THAN ALL TARRED ROADS IN NIGERIA!
    GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER MR F**KING BILLIONAIRE OR WE SEND YOU HOME. Take your sponsor Edgar Lungu with you, he drinks Jameson. Nigerian Billionaire with corruption money, cleaning it in Zambia.

    Oh, thank you CHILANGA CENMENT.

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