Lesotho’s Lephema Executive Group and Lafarge have launched a new plant, Maloti Mountain Cement, in Lesotho.
Speaking at the inauguration launch, the founder of Lephema Executive Group, Lebona Lephema, said the establishment of the cement plant is a ‘dream come true’ after years of travelling all over South Africa to find a partner among the country’s cement producers.
He said his passion to establish the plant was not necessarily driven by money but to rescue Basotho and join in the battle against high unemployment rate in the country.
Even though the plant is still at its initial stage he said it has already hired not less than 150 employees. “It is not only about putting bread on your individual families’ table people but also to create jobs and contribute in the wellbeing of other people in turn contributing to the economy of our country,” said Lephema.