Dangote calls for limestone allocation to invest in Ghana

Dangote calls for limestone allocation to invest in Ghana
Published: 22 January 2013


Dangote Cement has said it is yet to receive a limestone allocation from the government of Ghana to invest in local production. The Nigerian cement major is instead having to bag cement produced in Nigeria for distribution on the Ghanaian market.

“If we get limestone today, within 24 months we will be producing,” Alhaji Tajudeen Sijuade, Vice Chairman of Dangote Cement Ghana Limited, told told press at the company’s plant in Tema terminal in Ghana where tonnes of finished cement are bagged for the domestic market.
 
He said Ghana's limestone deposits have been “encumbered” by people who have applied for mining and exploration licences. Mr Sijuade said that instead that instead of partnering another company, Dangote want to receive an allocation directly from the government of Ghana.

As well as the 1Mta terminal in Tema, Dangote is also constructing a 2Mta import terminal in Takoradi,  Ghana at a cost of US$25m.