By Amos Njau
Savannah Cement Managing Director Ronald Ndegwa has been awarded the prestigious African leadership CEO of the year 2018 award in an event held at Kigali Convention Center.
The prize by Africa leadership Magazine UK awards leaders in corporate world who have over the years contributed to business growth in the continent at large.
African leadership advisory board emphasized on importance of corporate leaders to solve the continent’s unemployment challenges.
“We as Africa leadership advisory board (ALAB) recognizes efforts being made by regional corporate leaders towards prosperity but much need to be done to compete with the rest of the world at large,” said Faruk Yabo, African leadership advisory board member.
He added that sustainable growth requires strategic regional interaction, collaboration and partnerships among business leaders.
While receiving the award, Mr Ndegwa emphasized on the need to have quality products. He challenged all cement manufacturers to ensure eco-friendly plants.
“The cement industry is fast growing, requiring stringent measures to ensure our customers get quality products. We must embrace modern technology in cement manufacturing to be able to attain a double digit growth,’’ Mr Ndegwa said.
Savannah Cement boasts of being the first cement producer to formulate and manufacture a special cement used for soils stabilization in road construction.
Savannah was the pioneer cement company to manufacture Rapid strength development cement (32.R and 42.5R). The specially formulated “R” cement gains strength rapidly ahead of the normal strength development curve.
Savannah Cement 32.5 R, 42.5R, 42.5N and Savannah Hydraulic Road Binder (HRB) are the stable products of the company.
By Amos Njau