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Hima Cement Partners with Jumia Uganda to Drive Convenience for the Customer

Kampala, 1 July 2020 – Hima Cement and Jumia Uganda have announced an exciting Partnership which is aimed at driving flexibility and convenience for cement customers. Starting 1st July 2020, customers can now access the wide selection of Hima cement solutions on Jumia, Uganda’s number one e-commerce platform. The service starts in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono, giving customers the chance to place small to large orders of cement, which will be delivered to their doorstep. “It is our ultimate objective to create convenience for our customers at every stage of their interaction with our product; and the internet is creating incredible opportunities which Hima Cement is excited to explore. With this partnership, customers can easily order our cement, pay online and receive their order in record time; and all this can be done from the comfort of their home,” says Jean-Michel Pons, the Hima Cement CCEO.

The Jumia platform is ideal for a range of Hima Cement customers including individual home builders, people doing small DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects, and commercial construction sites. Customers wishing to purchase cement of 20 bags of 50kg and above, will have their cement delivered by Hima Cement free of charge to locations in Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, Kajjansi, Bulenga and Gayaza. Orders that are below the 20 bags threshold will be delivered by Jumia at an affordable fee.

Hima Products will include Multipurpose, Powerplus, Powermax and Rapidset, the only cement for Precast.

Jumia Uganda CEO, Ron Kawamara said the collaboration with Hima Cement is a testament to their dedication to provide the widest and most diverse product offering to their customers.

“It is a big step for us to add building materials onto our platform and we are optimistic that our customers will benefit from this partnership.” Mr Kawamara added.

About Jumia:

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and thousands of sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners. JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions within the Jumia’s ecosystem. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people’s lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.