By Sylivia Kugonza
A bitter war between the Harugongo Pozzolana miners, transporters, drivers and Hima Cement Factory has come to end after the two parties signing a Memorandum of Understanding that harmonizes their operations.
The conflict that started in 2014 after an NGO in their report indicated that the Harugongo miners were employing children in mining and loading pozzolana, prompting Hima to suspend buying the minerals from miners.
Hima factory brought in their own machine to do the mining and loading leaving the locals jobless.
The District chairperson Kabarole Richard Rwabuhinga signed on behalf of the Harugongo miners and transporters while Nicholas George the Chief Executive Officer signed on behalf of Hima factory.
The 2 year MoU gives opportunity to the locals to mine and sell pozzolana to Hima factory a tone at shs25, 000 on delivery at factory while it stops the miners from employing the children.
George Nicolas the CEO Hima warned the miners and transporters against employing children below 18 years.
Richard Rwabuhinga noted that the five year conflict between Hima and Harugongo had rendered them jobless and advised them to avoid whoever comes to confuse them with intentions of fulfilling their interests.
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