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Friday, May 29, 2015

DANGOTE SET TO COMMISSION ETHIOPIA CEMENT PLANT



In furtherance of its expansion plan in Africa leading Cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc will on Thursday June 5 commission its 2.5million mtpa cement plant in Ethiopia as the company inches towards the mark of 40 million mtpa total production capacity globally before the end of 2015.

Located in Mugher District, the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Prime Minister of the Mr. Haile Mariam Desalegne is expected to perform the opening ceremony.

A statement from the Dangote Group indicated that the government and the people of Ethiopia are excited about the timely completion of the project and the economic prospects of having such a huge company in that area of the country.


An invitation letter sent by the Dangote Cement to the Chief Executive Officer of one of the commercial banks showed that Nigerian guests would be flown to Ethiopia next week Wednesday, June 3 to witness the event on Thursday, June 5 and would be brought back to Nigeria on Friday, June 6.

The Dangote Cement plant said to be the single largest investment by an African will be the fifth in the series of the offshore plants of the company that have rolled out cement within the last one year in the African continent, coming after Senegal, Cameroon, South Africa and Zambia.

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