Dangote commissions 3m tonne Tanzania cement plant tomorrow
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.