PPC Botswana has handed over a new stock brick machine and mentorship to Modipane based brickmaking company Katlego Bricks.
The arrival of the new brick-making machine will increase productivity at Katlego Bricks. Katlego Bricks has been using 25 cement bags in a day and expects to use at least 40 bags in a day due to the new machine.
PPC Botswana Head of Business Unit Tuelo Botlhole says community development is important because it provides the foundation a society builds off to improve the lives of its citizens. “It creates strong, diverse communities that can attract and keep talent, start and grow businesses, and overcome issues that arise,” he says adding that what is more impressive is that this Katlego Bricks is led and managed by a lady who understands the craft of brick making so much”.
Katlego Bricks has been a loyal PPC Cement consumer in the Mmodipane area. During the brick-making machine handover, Katlego Bricks and Modipane residents were also equipped with highly advanced brickmaking skills by PPC Botswana experts. Through this highly advanced mentorship, the trainees are also expected to start producing high- quality and competitive bricks.
“We have brought highly skilled experts that will be drilling you with the latest skills of molding bricks, these are experts that have worked on some of the best projects in Botswana. Remember PPC Botswana cement has also been used to build some of the iconic structures we have in Botswana such as the iTowers, Dikgatlhong dam, and the Obed Itani Chilume Stadium in Francistown. I am giving these examples to show that PPC Botswana does quality work and after this workshop, all the brickmakers involved will be producing high-quality work too,” Botlhole said.
Katlego bricks founder Patricia Katlego Mokgwa was in a jovial mood after receiving the brickmaking machine. She believes that the mentorship and machine will improve the business operations and will improve productivity in her business.