Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor on Tuesday, March 22,2022 launched the CEMENCO Cement Academy Project while commending the Management of CEMENCO for its continued support to the infrastructural development of Liberia.
The Cement Academy Project is an initiative of CEMENCO intended to train young Liberians in rural Liberia in the making of concrete bricks and other technical skills in infrastructure works.
Vice President Howard-Taylor described the project as an extension of CEMENCO’s Corporate Social Responsibility to the rural part of the country, adding that this will provide an empowerment opportunity for several young people attending technical vocational institutions in the counties.
According to the Vice President partnering with various technical vocational training institutions to provide technical skills for Liberians at this time is highly welcoming and commendable.
The Liberian Vice President assured that the government will continue to create the enabling environment for development and business partners while at the same time encouraging Liberians to take advantage of the opportunities to build their own skills.
Speaking earlier, CEMENCO Managing Director Williams Gaihnard explained that the cement academy project will provide training opportunities for hundreds of youths in the counties.
Mr. Gaihnard opined that as part of the project, CEMENCO will also deploy materials to the counties to make CEMENCO concrete bricks for onward distribution to public institutions involved in construction works.
The CEMENCO Managing Director averred that the company is also taking major steps to extend its business services across Liberia to reduce the high cost of acquiring CEMENCO products especially in the south eastern part of Liberia.