Industry & Commerce

Dangote is a partner in economic development, says Togo govt

The Togolese Government has described the African industrial giant, the Dangote Group as a great partner in Africa’s industrial and economic development.

Disclosing this at the ongoing 17th Lomé International Trade Fair, the Prime Minister of Togo, Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe who visited Dangote Cement Pavilion, noted that the cement company is welcome to increase its investment in the country.

According to Tomegah-Dogbe who toured the stand in the company of the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Local Consumption, Kodzo Adedze commended the management of Dangote Cement for investing in Togo and helping to provide both direct and indirect jobs to the citizens.

In his remarks, Kodzo Adedze prised the peace and tranquillity in the country adding that the economic revival would not be possible without an environment of peace and security.

He noted that it is the desire of the Togolese government to build a peaceful and model nation with an inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

According to him, the fair is; “The perfect opportunity to allow our small and medium-sized enterprises, which have just been given a new charter, to do good business at the end of the year.”

Also speaking, the Nigerian Ambassador to Togo, Adedowale Adesina stated that Dangote Cement products are of high quality and well accepted in Togo.

He urged Dangote Group to increase its investment in the country by taking advantage of the phosphate in Togo to establish a fertilizer plant.

The Ambassador noted that the project if realised will foster employment, increase standard of living, and will further cement the good relationship existing between the duo.

The officials were introduced to the four different products of Dangote Cement by representatives of the company. Dangote 3X is prevalent in the Togolese market while Blockmaster and Falcon are recently launched.

They used the occasion to enlighten the public officials on the different grades of cement and their various uses.

Officials of Dangote Cement explained that their main objective is to make sure that every Togolese has a roof over their head at a very affordable price.

Dangote Cement is Africa’s leading cement producer with nearly 51.6Mta capacity across Africa. A fully integrated quarry-to-customer producer, we have a production capacity of 35.25Mta in our home market, Nigeria. Our Obajana plant in Kogi state, Nigeria, is the largest in Africa with 16.25Mta of capacity across five lines; our Ibese plant in Ogun State has four cement lines with a combined installed capacity of 12Mta; our Gboko plant in Benue state has 4Mta; and our Okpella plant in Edo state has 3Mta. Through our recent investments, Dangote Cement has eliminated Nigeria’s dependence on imported cement and has transformed the nation into an exporter of cement serving neighbouring countries.

In addition, we have operations in Cameroon (1.5Mta clinker grinding), Congo (1.5Mta), Ghana (1.5Mta import), Ethiopia (2.5Mta), Senegal (1.5Mta), Sierra Leone (0.5Mta import), South Africa (2.8Mta), Tanzania (3.0Mta) and Zambia

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