Tanzania: Prime Minister Kassim Majawali has ordered regional commissioners to investigate a cement shortage that has reportedly caused a price rise. The Daily News newspaper reports that, in response to price rises first noted in October 2020, Majawali has requested a report by 20 November 2020, and questioned the part that cement producers had played in the issue. He said, “For those who use coals, we have enough to supply them. Clinker is also available at the same market price. We need an explanation behind cement price hiking."
Producers have refuted the accusation that they caused cement prices to rise.