Ghana: Dangote aims to speed up expansion work

Ghana: Dangote aims to speed up expansion work
Published: 23 June 2016


Dangote Cement Ghana Ltd hopes to quickly complete its new plant being built in Takoradi and in addition to the expanded facility in Tema to increase its silo capacity beyond the current 21,000t.

Mr Etornam Komla Buami, the media relations manager of Dangote Cement Ghana said: "The demand for Dangote Cement is increasing by the day and we have no choice than to speed up our expansion works. This is a positive development for the whole of Ghana in terms of job creation and contributions to the general economic growth of the country."

He said the company, which entered into the Ghanaian market few years ago is currently has more than 700 staff with thousands of indirect employees in the industry. Mr Buami announced that by end of July the staffing strength could be increased to 1700 as one thousand more workers would be recruited.

Mr Buami told disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency that the entry of Dangote cement into the Ghanaian market had created a competition that had resulted in price stabilisation throughout the country.