Dangote to commission Tanzanian cement plant
Dangote Cement Plc has concluded plans to commission its new 3.0 million metric tonnes cement plant located in Mtwara District of Tanzania on October 10, 2015.
According to a statement, the company will also unveil its 25 hectares of Jetty land at Mgao village in Mtwara District the same day.
The company noted that the commissioning of the new cement plant is part of its Africa expansion strategy and will be the fourth in the series after Ethiopia, Zambia and Cameroun, adding that cement plants due for commissioning this year include that of Senegal and South Africa, while construction works are ongoing in several other African countries.
With the plant in operation, Tanzania is on its way to becoming one of African countries that are self-sufficient in cement production.
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo, while speaking at the commissioning of Zambian plant, lauded Aliko Dangote on his investment in several African countries, saying the Federal Government is proud of the company.
Osinbajo, who described Aliko Dangote as an exceptional African entrepreneur, commended his phenomenal vision, entrepreneurship and commitment to the development of Africa and Africans.
He said: “Dangote is a Nigerian from Kano State and he is a pan-Nigerian and pan-African who has done us all proud and his companies spread over 16 African countries, are a signal of an African multinational enterprise.”
Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, who also praised the business ingenuity of the Aliko Dangote, said “his business expansion across African is worthy of emulation by African businessmen in the task of continental development.”
Cameroun’s President, Paul Biya at the commissioning of the 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum Dangote Cement Grinding Plant in Douala, thanked Aliko Dangote for his massive investments in cement plants across Africa adding that Dangote has shown willingness to play a significant role in the industrialization of the Cameroonian economy.
For Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, Aliko Dangote is Africa’s most potent investor who has rebranded Nigeria through cement plants located in many African nations.
According to him, Dangote Cement billboards are located across many African streets in countries where the company has plants which he said presents Nigeria as a source of investment in other nations.
He said: “Dangote has spurred the industrialization of many African economies through the establishment of integrated cement plants which are geared towards making those countries self-sufficient in cement production, the real sector is the engine room of any economy therefore investments in the sector will have a multiplier effect on other sectors leading to massive direct and indirect job opportunities.”