Cameroon’s public metallurgy enterprise, Prometal has assured consumers supply of its products will remain interrupted despite a fire incident it recorded days ago.
A portion of the enterprise went up in flames in the afternoon of January 02, 2023, leaving its production capacity in doubt.
But PROMETAL Communication Director, Grace Vouillon-Ondo has said output is not a thing to worry about. “The catastrophic fire,” she explained, “affected the scrap metal area.” The production unit however was unscathed.
“We take this opportunity to assure pour customers that we will continue production because this incident has in no way affected our production tool. We will continue to supply our products to the market as usual with the same speed,” she promised.
Revisiting the cause of the fire, Grace Vouillon-Ondo said it could not be figured out, given the extent of the damage caused before intervention. The official’s declaration on the availability of the enterprise’s metal products resonates with that of the Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atanagana.
He described its available stock as “substantial and constant” and assured consumers to remain confident.
His assurance came at a time of growing concerns over the shortage of fuel products in the country, as well as a gradual rise in the price of other non-related products in past weeks.
Prometal was created in 2010, with a view to promote the home industry and curb Cameroon’s reliance on import of metallurgy products. Some of its products include farm tools, roofing sheets, wires and iron rods.
The institution boasts of an increase to over 10 billion FCFA revenue annually, matched by a 300,000-ton production.
Poise News Desk