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Wharic Construction and KMP Construction crowned Botswana’s No.1 Builders

After a six month search by judges to find and crown Botswana’s No. 1 Builder, Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) Botswana is pleased to announce that Wharic Construction has won the Civil and Commercial Construction category of the competition and KMP Construction the Building Construction category.  Announced at a cocktail party held in Gaborone on Friday 3 September, each winner was commended for their commitment to safety and their excellent quality of work. 

Aside from the prestigious title of Botswana’s No.1 Builder and as reward for their exceptional work in the industry, both companies received one ton of PPC Cement. On top of this Wharic Construction also received a Toyota double cab bakkie and KMP Construction a 7 ton truck to assist with the everyday needs of their respective businesses.

The runners up in both categories were Codi Construction and ITJ Investments, who were each awarded 15,000 Pula. Third prize winners PA and Associates and Bashi Moruti Lesitaokana each received 10,000 Pula. All the other finalists (Rimu Enterprises, China Civil Construction, Mosupi Bricks and Abram Suwe) received 2000 Pula. All competition finalists have already been awarded PPC hampers and certificates of excellence in building endorsed by construction industry bodies ABCON and Tshipidi Badiri.  

PPC would like to congratulate the winners and all the finalists in this inaugural competition, not forgetting all participants who made this competition the success it was. PPC is committed to the building industry in Botswana and through these landmark events we hope to continue to raise the level of workmanship and safety on worksites across the nation,” said PPC Botswana General Manager and competition judge, Werner de Beer, who attended the event. 

Picked from a pool of over 3 000 entries, the winners, who were chosen by a panel of judges, had to demonstrate their performance across a number of different areas of which safety and the quality of workmanship were key.  “While excellent workmanship was an important component in this competition we wanted to highlight our commitment to safety in the industry. For PPC our employees are the most important part of our business and their safety is paramount. By instilling this belief throughout Botswana we hope to make all construction sites as safe as our PPC sites,” said Harley Dent, PPC’s Director - Lime Aggregates, Botswana and Zimbabwe, who handed over the awards. 

“The construction industry in Botswana is helping this nation grow and we are pleased to be associated with PPC in this regard,” said Mr Basiami, a Tshipidi Badiri spokesperson. “I look forward to seeing the next entrants and watching how these awards improves the quality of work in the industry.” 

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