East African Portland Cement Company Shareholders got a taste of just what cement manufacturing is all about on Friday 26th February 2010. The Company had organized for a Shareholders visit that would see its Shareholders take a tour of the Plant in Athi River and see for themselves what cement “ really is”.
The site tour was preceded by a short meeting where the EAPCC Managing Director, Eng, John Nyambok had this to say “ We here at EAPCC are tasked with ensuring that we deliver outstanding performance and superior returns to you our valued shareholders” The MD thanked the Shareholders for taking the time away from their busy schedules to join us. He said that this turn up goes a long way in boosting the employees morale as it identifies them as a key part of cement manufacture.
EAPCC Chairman of the Board, Mark ole Karbolo expressed his thanks to the EAPCC Shareholders for the continuing confidence that they had shown to the Board of Directors and indeed the Management and Staff of the Company. He said that the Board had set various strategic moves into place to ensure that EAPCC continues to grow its market share not only in Kenya but in the greater East African region as a whole.
EAPCC Head of Production Operations Kananga M’nchebere informed the shareholders of the areas they would visit during the factory tour. He called upon them to conduct themselves in a safe manner in order to avoid any incidents at the Plant.
The Safety Health and Environment (SHE) Manager, Jane Kaguathi informed the Shareholders of the various Safety measures that were underway at EAPCC and that the Safety, Health and Environment Department strives to ensure that the employees of the Company are always safe in the areas within which they work in. She continued to emphasize the importance of using the Safety Equipment that added on the importance of why the shareholders had to wear filter masks, helmets and dust coats during their tour into the depths of cement production.