Dangote to build cement plants in 18 African countries and Asia

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Aliko Dangote

In a statement offered by Aliko Dangote, his firm plans to build cement plants in 18 African countries  and a factory in Nepal, Asia.

He stated this at the commissioning of the 3.0 million metric tonne per annum cement plant in Mgao Village, Mtwara, Tanzania.

According to Dangote, it is time for Africans to step up to the challenge by investing more, stating that the entire Africa firms, set to produce more than 80MTPA of cement was in a bid to promote Africa as an export continent rather than import-dependent.

President Jakaya Kikwete and Alhaj Aliko Dangote been reveal official launch of Dangote cement factory

The cement plant in Tanzania  is the largest in Africa after Nigeria, is to stimulate the continent’s growth and create more jobs for its huge population.

Dangote chose to have the firm in Tanzania because of its abundant natural raw resources that would keep the firm for more than 49 years.

For the host communities, the company had given out a 500,000 dollar grant to help fund small start-ups owned by the active poor while schools and markets would be built in the various communities.

Dangote with Jakaya Kikwete

Dangote commended President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete for providing such an enabling environment that has made the project possible.

Dangote cement has so far built and commissioned cement plants in Ghana, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Zambia, while that of Senegal and South Africa are set to be commissioned at the end of the year.