Lafarge Zambia under the Kumanga Franchise successfully handed over 5 fully stocked container Shops worth K250, 000 each, in the just ended Win a Container Shop Campaign in the Copperbelt. The Win a Container Shop promotion ran from 1st June-30th July 2016. To win customers had to buy 10 bags of mphamvu cement to receive an entry form into the draw.
The ceremony was held today 21st September 2016 at Itawa, Ndola and was officiated by the Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary (PS), Rev Howard Sikwela, Commercial Director Kaziwe Kaulule and Human Resources Director Thecra Milambo.
Speaking at the event Lafarge Zambia's Commercial Director Mr Kaziwe Kaulule said that the Kumanga Franchise was about creating a new business for our customers, and allowing Lafarge products to be close to the customers while creating a consistent retail experience. He further said that the franchise would stock Lafarge cement brands and other building materials such as brick force wire and tile fix which are often required by home builders.
Meanwhile the Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Rev Howard Sikwela congratulated the 5 winners, and urged them to guard their businesses jealously as such opportunities didn't come around too often.
Rev Sikwela commended the Kumanga Franchise whose main focus is on entrepreneurship as he said that over three quarters of the youth in Zambia can be empowered through this initiative. He further encouraged women to venture in all domains more especially in the construction industry as they too can be retailers by selling construction materials through the container shops.
The lucky winners of the fully furnished container shop with 300 bags of cement and building materials such as tile fix, steel rods and brick force were David Kalunga Musonda in Ndola, Silver Chilumba Kabwiku also in Ndola, Gift Kasongo in Luanshya, D. Mwanza in Mufulira and Amozi Mukupa in Kalulushi.
The Kumanga Franchise is a Lafarge initiative which allows customers to become a Lafarge sole distributor by owning a container shop which sales cement and other Building materials. The customer is provided with a fully furnished container shop and they are only required to provide land and an initial capital.