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Diamond Cement Ghana to work with government on Keta Port

10 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Diamond Cement Ghana Ltd, to build a port at Keta, Volta region, Ghana. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's New Patriotic Party (NPP) government guaranteed that it would build a port as part of its manifesto and site preparations will start in June.

Diamond Cement to be visited by the EPA after environmental concerns

16 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Officers of the Environmental Protection Agency in Accra are expected to visit Diamond Cement Factory and the area of Aflao Duta in Ghana on Friday 16 February, because the land surface of Agbawoeme, Duta and Agorbiakorpe is heavily polluted with cement dust. Local residents have complained about their crops being affected and no access to clean water. The cement factory has already been called upon to supply piped water to communities within its catchment area. While water to some communi...

Ghacem opens new depot

30 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Ghacem Ltd has opened a new depot in Sefwi-Wiawso, Ghana. The company now has six depots, with the latest being part of a scheme to increase cement availability in the Western Region. The depot has a 3000t capacity and will be used to store weekly deliveries for local towns, reports Joy Online. According to Nana Philip Archer, commercial director of Ghacem, the company has also purchased new vehicles to serve the depot and prevent shortages. "Our contribution to the growth of Ghana's e...

Ghana's cement manufacturers suggest policy to consume surplus

26 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement companies in Ghana have appealed to the government to act upon a policy that would ensure all future roads in the country are constructed out of concrete, reports Modern Ghana. A member of the Cement Monitoring Committee (CMC) stated that President Akufo Addo had mentioned the possibility of such a scheme in the past. Manufacturers insist that the proposal would help the country consume the surplus cement that the country is generating. Figures from the CMC show that Ghana consumes...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials Company (CNBM) is one of the investors behind a government scheme to make Ghana a hub for west Africa. The Association of Ghana Industries is believed to on the verge of signing a US$2bn facility with a consortium of Chinese investors to help fund its ‘one district, one factory’ (1D1F) policy, according to GhanaWeb. The aim of the policy is to bring at least one manufacturing or processing facility to each of Ghana’s 216 districts, capitalising on the reg...

Bridge closures in Ghana raise cement prices

19 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The price of cement in Tamale, Ghana, has risen to GHS34-35 per bag (US$7-7.70 per bag), an increase of GHS3, on the back of a cement shortage due to bridge closures in the the Central Gonja District. The price hike is a result of Dangote requiring an alternative transport route and Diamond Cement halting production. The bridges are closed for major repair work to save them from further deterioration.

Iran-Ghanaian joint venture starts construction of new 0.6Mta cement factory

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A 0.6Mta cement factory is being set up as a a joint venture between Ghana and Iran, at the Dawa Industrial Enclave, on the Tema-Aflao road, Ghana. The US$30m Ilam Cement factory is expected to be completed in two years. Ghana's Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, was at the ceremony that marked the start of the construction. Iran owns 90 per cent shares in the project with Ghana owning the rest. An MoU was signed earlier this year between Ghana and Iran when the Dr Bawumia visited the...

Urgent action required on Ghana's imported clinker valuation

04 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, the Chairman of the Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana, has appealed to the Ag Commissioner to intervene in the valuation on the importation of clinker by the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). Dr Dawson-Ahmoah who is also the Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director of Ghacem and the Chairman of the Tema Branch of the Association of Ghana Industries, stressed that the unfavorable economic environment was making business difficult in Gh...

Tanzania is the latest price-pressured African market

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

While South Africa's cement market is wrapped up in merger talk and oversupply, and Ghana's cement industry is crying out for protection against low imports, Tanzania is the latest African country to find that the bustle for greater market share is pushing prices down to unsustainable levels. Tanzania's price war Tanzanian cement producers are facing a sudden collapse in profitability as cement prices are falling in an increasingly competitive market. Heidelberg-owned Tanzania ...

Foundation stone laid for new grinding venture

16 August 2017, Published under Cement News

President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new grinding factory in the port city of Tema, some 30km east of the capital city Accra. The project is being executed by CBI Ghana, an affiliate of Lafarge-Holcim, and is to be located at the Free Zones Enclave. "I look forward to the construction of what we expect to be a state-of-the-art cement grinding factory to diversify the sector, promote healthy competition, and improve pr...