Over 3000 Masons trained in Builders Workshops

Hima Cement Limited is set to conclude a series of builders’ workshops which have been conducted across the country by industry experts over the last three months, with over 3000 masons getting training on professional building practices. This coming weekend, the final two instalments will happen in Hoima and Masindi. 

Philemon Mubiru, the Head of Innovation and Marketing says; “Masonry is a key skill in the construction industry and these Builders Workshops are part of our contribution in laying a strong foundation of empowerment and capacity building for the industry.”

Many masons and foremen have built their skills mostly through informal learning (apprenticeship) and this program is strategically designed to bridge existing skills gaps.  The goal is to build on the skills they already have and to have a long-term positive and sustainable impact on the industry at large.

The day-long seminar provides the participants with an opportunity to interact with building experts and peers, facilitating a deeper comprehension of optimal construction techniques, troubleshooting common construction challenges, as well as insights into business acumen, safety protocols, and customer relations. The ultimate aim is to facilitate professional growth. At the end of the training the masons receive various building tools and personal protective equipment.

“We have dispensed a broad curriculum of building knowledge during the workshops including laying foundations, roofing, interpretation of plans and drawings, walling, plastering, how to avoid construction defects while building and tips on using building materials economically. We have also covered aspects of personal and team safety while at construction sites,” says Mubiru .

The Builders Workshops which started on 6th May have covered the entire country reaching the diverse locations including Kampala, Entebbe, Wakiso, Kayunga, Mpigi, Masaka, Luweero, Mityana, Mubende, Jinja, Kamuli, Lira, Gulu, Arua, Serere, Soroti, Mbale, Tororo, Mbarara, Kabale, Bushenyi, Fort Portal, Masindi and Hoima. This widespread reach underlines the commitment of Hima Cement to foster expertise and elevate construction practices throughout Uganda.


Builders Workshops Across the Country

Masons engagement during a session in Mubende
In Soroti, masons show off their certificates of attendance
Group effort