Dangote set to commission new Tanzanian cement plant

29 September 2015

Dangote Cement is set to commission its new 3 million metric tonnes per annum cement plant in Mtwara District, Tanzania, on October 10, 2015.

The company will also hold the ground-breaking ceremony for 25 hectares of Jetty land at Mgao village in Mtwara District the same day.

Tanzanian Cement plant broke ground on May 27, 2013 and within 24 months; the plant is ready for commissioning. With the plant in operation, Tanzania is on track to become self-sufficient in cement production.

Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo, described Aliko Dangote as an exceptional African entrepreneur, commended his phenomenal vision, entrepreneurship and commitment to the development of Africa and Africans.

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.”

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