BITC continues to propel its mandate of luring investors to setup in Botswana. The Centre has yet again facilitated a manufacturing company, Cheetah Cement - a world class Cement Plant Facility, utilizing first class technology and experience in the production of cement products.

Cheetah Cement, which is located in Matsiloje, currently employs 50 local employees, and it is estimated to employ 200 locals when complete. The plant is currently producing 100 tonnes of cement and will produce 900 000 tonnes when fully operational. The company produces two main types of cement Portland 42.5 N and Portland 32.5 N cement in strength. It currently supplies construction companies, Hardware Stores such as Buy and Build, Build Quick, Builders warehouse, BMS. Apex and individuals.

When engaging the media at the visit, BITC CEO Mr. Keletsositse Olebile said Botswana has been importing cement for a long time as such Cheetah Cement will play an integral part of reducing the import bill substitution as well as anchor high demand of cement in Botswana.


For his part, the Chairman of Cheetah Cement from Nambia Mr. Gowaseb, expressed his delight for the facilitation they continue to get from BITC. He highlighted that while the plant will create direct employment, there will be more benefits for Botswana due to other downstream linkages such as trucking, supply of other products they need such as limestone.