Work restarts at Dangote’s Douala works, Cameroon

Work restarts at Dangote’s Douala works, Cameroon
Published: 19 June 2012

Tagged Under: Dangote Cement Cameroo 

Construction of Dangote Cement’s plant in Cameroon has restarted after a land dispute is resolved, Reuters reports.

Work on the 1.5Mta cement plant, situated in Douala, began last September and was scheduled to last 15 months. However, construction was halted earlier this year after the ethnic Sawa people filed an injunction against the project, complaining it violated their sacred site on the banks of the Wouri River.

“Following instructions from the Presidency of the Republic, work has resumed at the Dangote cement factory," Joseph Beti Assomo, the governor of the Littoral Region under which Douala falls, told local state radio.

“Let me seize this opportunity to inform you that the mix-ups surrounding the site of the Dangote project have been entirely dissipated to enable work resumption which must not be interrupted again," he added.