Chairman AIC and AIC Board Members
Afghan Investment Company (AIC)
Mahmood Karzai - brother of President Karzai - was in the Board of Directors of AIC which controls two coal mines and a cement factory. He shares resposibilty for payment of workers in Afghan Coal LLC and Afghan Cement LLC. Does he care? Alleging non-payment of salaries over the last three months (Nov., Dec. 2009, Jan. 2010) hundreds of workers of two coal extraction companies went on a strike in northern Baghlan province on Wednesday. The 350 workers of Afghan Coal warned of blocking the highways leading to Karkar and Dodkash coal reservoirs in Pul-i-Khumri, if their demands were not met. Afghan Coal Company Director Eng. Munir Ahmad confirmed non-payment of salaries to employees. However, he said all-out efforts were on to clear workers' dues as soon as possible.
Furthermore, the group is also setting up Ghori III Cement Plant which will be a new state of the art Greenfield Cement Plant near the existing Ghori II facility with a production line of 4000 TPD clinker. The plant is expected to be in operation by the end of 2010. GHORI CEMENT Ghori Cement enjoys above-standard specifications due to high-grade limestone / gypsum used and close monitoring of chemical composition and grinding fineness giving our customers a product of high strength and lasting durability.