Ethiopian government commends Dangote over new cement plant

Ethiopian government commends Dangote over new cement plant
Published: 19 August 2013

Tagged Under: Dangote Cement Ethiopia 

The prospect of large job creations arising from the establishment of the new cement plant has encouraged the government of Ethiopia has commend the effort of the president of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and promised to provide the enabling atmosphere to make the business thrive.

The commendation, conveyed through a letter from the government of Ethiopia to Alhaji Dangote came on the heels of a similar appreciation by the government of Tanzania over the recent ground-breaking ceremony of the US$500m worth 3Mta cement factory at Mtwara, Tanzania.

Dangote Cement had launched a 2.5Mta plant in Mugher, in Ethiopia's Adaberga District, with a pledge by the company to ensure that it was completed on schedule.

The Ethiopian government, in a letter to Dangote, signed by the state Minister of Industry, Tadesse Haile, said it was happy with steady progress being recorded at the plant construction site and stressed the determination of the government to ensure the construction continued unhindered.

“We received the progress report of the project from your office and it was a pleasure for us to see the remarkable progress being made by your esteemed organisation in the setting up of this prestigious project,” the letter read in part.

According to the document, the Dangote Cement plant had become a successful reference point in the government’s task of attracting foreign investors to do business in the country, saying “the success of Dangote Cement will be a boost to the country’s search for more investors and the overall creation of employment opportunities.”