Dangote to Commence Production at Cameroon’s $150m Plant in August  … Emerges ‘Cement Company of the Year’ 

The continental expansion drive of Dangote Cement has sustained its upbeat with the planned commencement of production at its $150 million Cameroon plant in August.
The company’s management explained that the 1.5 million tonnes per year capacity plant was almost ready and would commence initial production at one million tonnes per annum before being stepped to its maximum capacity level. Conducting journalists round the factory in Douala, Cameroon, the General Manager, Abdulahi Baba, stated that the cement plant would revolutionalise the industry in Cameroon and help stimulate the sub-regional economy as Dangote Cement would be churning out its known quality grade of 42.5 at a very competitive price. According to him, the plant is ready for test running and what remains to be completed are little engineering works, as well as access roads to the plant.

… Emerges ‘Cement Company of the Year’ 

The Dangote Cement Plc has won the cement company of the year award from the just concluded Abuja Housing Show, a statement from the company said Dangote, according to citation by the organizers of the show, defeated its competitors owing to its recent stride in the cement sector as well as its quality cement grades. The housing show reputed to be one of the biggest to be staged in the country was attended by about a hundred housing related companies in the country, “where Dangote pavilion turned to Mecca of a sort as participants thronged the stand to make enquiries on its products and how they could enlist as distributors. Speaking, coordinator of the programme, Barrister Festus Adebayo said: “Dangote emerged the Cement Company of the year because of its stride, huge investment and compliance with best practice in the past one year. Regional Director (Sales and Marketing) of the Dangote Cement Plc M. Jagdish received the award on behalf of the Dangote Cement Plc. The statement said the award would encourage the company to do more, adding that it would not comprise standard in terms of quality of cement which it rated the best in the country

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