Bamburi Statement on News Regarding Chinese Contractor Workers Denied Entry into the Country



Following online posts regarding Chinese citizens who have been denied entry into the country for not self-quarantining for 14 days as per the coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive measures directive issued by the Kenya Government and the World Health Organization (WHO). Bamburi Cement wishes to clarify that it has contracted a local company for an assignment that had been scheduled for end March this year. The contractor’s team presented themselves and their certificates of Covid -19 health clearance to travel from their country of origin but were denied entry.

As a responsible corporate citizen, Bamburi Cement reiterates that it fully supports all guidelines on preventive measures on (COVID-19) outlined by the Kenya Government and WHO. The wellbeing of our staff, clients, partners and fellow citizens is our priority, and we are committed to do our part to stop the spread of the virus.   




About Bamburi Cement Limited

Bamburi Cement Limited, a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim, and is the leading cement manufacturing and marketing company in the Eastern Africa region, having been operational for 63 years. It has three subsidiaries: Hima Cement Ltd (Uganda), Bamburi Special Products Ltd and Lafarge Ecosystems Ltd.

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LafargeHolcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions. We are active in four business segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products.

With leading positions in all regions of the world and a balanced portfolio between developing and mature markets, LafargeHolcim offers a broad range of high-quality building materials and solutions. LafargeHolcim experts solve the challenges that customers face around the world, whether they are building individual homes or major infrastructure projects. Demand for LafargeHolcim materials and solutions is driven by global population growth, urbanization, improved living standards and sustainable construction. Around 75,000 people work for the company in around 80 countries.

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