Land dispute halts Dangote’s Cameroon plant construction

Land dispute halts Dangote’s Cameroon plant construction
Published: 15 March 2012


Land protests have halted construction work on Dangote’s new cement plant in Cameroon, according to reports from the Cameroon Tribune.

Despite having reached an agreement in September by Dangote and the Cameroon government, a dispute about a 2000m2 piece of land acquired by the government through a 30-year lease, and sitting close to the Ngondo Annual Cultural site and the Douala Ports Authority complex, has been continuing for the past two weeks.

According to reports, the stoppage aims at seeking a mutual understanding between the company  and protesting locals who claim ownership of the land.