Dan­gote com­mis­sions 3m tonne Tan­za­nia ce­ment plant to­mor­row

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Ibraheem Hamza Muham­mad

The Dan­gote Ce­ment Plc will to­mor­row com­mis­sion its new three mil­lion met­ric tonnes per an­num ce­ment plant lo­cated in the Mt­wara Dis­trict of Tan­za­nia.

The new plant, which is part of the com­pany’s Africa ex­pan­sion strat­egy, is the fourth plant to be com­mis­sioned af­ter Ethiopia, Zam­bia and the Camer­oun plants, which started op­er­a­tion last month.

Pres­i­dent of Dan­gote Group, Al­haji Aliko Dan­gote who will com­mis­sion the Tan­za­nia plant, is due to com­mis­sion two oth­ers this year in Sene­gal and South Africa.

There are also plants be­ing con­structed in Sene­gal, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Su­dan and Kenya.

The ground-break­ing cer­e­mony for the Tan­za­nian ce­ment plant was con­ducted on May 27, 2013 and within 24 months, the plant com­mis­sion­ing.

With the plant in op­er­a­tion, Tan­za­nia is on its way to be­com­ing one of those coun­tries prov­ing to be self-suf­fi­cient in ce­ment pro­duc­tion.

Mean­while, there is an ar­range­ment for the ground-break­ing cer­e­mony of the 25 hectares of jetty land at Mgao vil­lage in the dis­trict the same day. This will en­able eas­ier ac­cess to the plant from the coastal area of the coun­try.

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