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Senegalese cement imports not subject to higher taxes

12 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Gambia will not levy higher taxes on cement imported from Senegal, confirmed Gambia's Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional integration and Employment, Mr Baboucar Ousmaila Joof. Mr Joof explained that the excise tax is levied on imported bagged cement regardless of its source, justifying that the measure doesn't target any specific country as that would constitute discrimination. “Past studies of the manufacturing sector in the country found that more than 80 per cent of the manufacturin...

Gambia to temporarily allow Senegal imports

10 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Gambia’s government has announced a temporary re-opening of its border with Senegal to allow the delivery of cement that has been held up at the border for several weeks, reports Bénin Web TV. The step will help to meet domestic market requirements. Since 16 May 2024, many cement trucks have been help up at the border, causing disruptions in building material supply to Gambia. The Cement Importers and Traders Association urged the government to take measures to enable the entry of cement in...

Heidelberg Materials sells Gambia terminal

22 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has completed the divestment of its Gambian business with the sale of its cement terminal in Banjul to B5 Plus for an undisclosed sum. The divestment is part of Heidelberg Materials’ ongoing portfolio optimisation focussing on the most promising and strongest market positions. In 2021 Heidelberg Materials had already sold its subsidiary Leocem in Sierra Leone. Going forward, the buildings material producer will serve its west African customers through its Benin, Bur...

Bafuloto plant to open in 2020

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction work has started on Jah Multi Industrial Company Ltd's cement plant in Bafuloto, in the West Coast region of Gambia. Sheriff Faye, operational manager of Jah Multi Industrial Co (JMIC), said the plant will not be commissioned until 2020, but the company would be supplying the local market with cement before then. Two vessels of cement will dock at the port every 10 days, he claims, to earn the confidence of consumers. Mr Faye added that within a period of two months, the con...

Gambia raises tax on Senegalese imports

24 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Gambia has imposed a new import tax regulation on cement being imported from Senegal that has exacerbated the shortage of cement and increased prices in the country. Both the Commissioner General of GRA, Yankuba Darboe, and the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Mod Secka, confirmed that a cabinet decision was reached on the increment of excise duty on cement, imported from neighbouring Senegal. A five per cent excise tax was put on the CIF import value from 1 January 2019. Th...

LafargeHolcim Algeria completes third Gambia consigment

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Algeria carried out its third export shipment of grey cement to Gambia from the port of Arzew on 28 March, the company said. Following two earlier shipments in December 2017 and March 2018, some 30,000t of bulk grey cement was delivered from its Oggaz cement plant in Mascara to Gambia. LafargeHolcim Algeria aims to raise its exports to west Africa to 5Mt by 2020. The group has two cement plants in M'Sila and Oggaz (Mascara), a partnership with the Souakri Cilas Group at a...

Gambian cement shortage leads to vendor price hikes

23 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Gambian cement producers, have denied being responsible for the recent price hikes in cement prices. Both Gacem and Salam Cement expressed their surprise at the retail prices. Many vendors sell the commodity between GMD300 to GMD320/bag (US$6.3-6.7/bag). The Human Resource Manager at Gacem Cement Betty Njie, reiterated that they are selling cement for D260 from their outlets and does not understand the reason why vendors have been selling cement at their own exorbitant price tag. Ida Jaite...

CEMTEC ball mill order for Salam Cement

25 September 2017, Published under Cement News

In January 2017 CEMTEC (Cement and Mining Technology) and Salam Cement company signed the contract for engineering and supply of the first cement grinding plant in the country, to be located in Banjul.    The low-cost project with a steel structure-based design comprises a CEMTEC slide shoe ball mill of 3.2 x 9.5m with a1250kW motor in closed circuit with a latest-generation separator CTC-045. It is capable of producing 35tph of CEM II-32.5. The plant is expected to start production in...

Gambia cuts cement import tariffs

24 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Gambia’s government has announced a lowering of import tariffs on cement. The supplementary tax of GAD1/kg of cement as well as the five per cent tax levied on cement imports has been lifted.

Gambia minister refutes reports on Dangote licence

18 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Gambia's Information Minister, Sheriff Bojang, has refuted claims that Dangote Cement was denied a licence to establish a local cement plant, explaining that such an investment was never on the cards given the west African country's lack of raw materials. In December 2015 an African news agency reported that Dangote had secured land and started implementing equipment for a new cement plant project in Gambia, but that the said licence was subsequently blocked to protect domestic cement impo...