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Ghana: Dangote aims to speed up expansion work

23 June 2016, Published under Cement News

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 t...

Ghana: bulk cargo jetty for Tema port

09 June 2016, Published under Cement News

A newly-built bulk cargo jetty has become operational at the Tema port, Ghana, possessing the capacity to hold hour larger vessels at any given time. The jetty will prevent bulk cargo vessels having to stay on anchorage for long periods due to inadequate space. The facility financed by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) cost US$132m and has increased the port’s vessel berthing capacity from 12 to 16. The GPHA hopes that this new handling space will attract larger vessels that w...

Ghana: new Dangote plant

02 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement have announced plans to establish another cement plant in Takoradi, Ghana.  The new grinding plant will have a capacity of 1.5Mta. The company has acquired 41 acres (17ha) of land for the project.

Ghana: Dangote appeals for ban on Chinese imports

25 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote has called on the government of Ghana to ban imports of Chinese cement, warning that the measure is necessary to save local producers from collapse, Ghanaweb reports. In addition to the economic impact of such imports, Dangote also claimed that Chinese cement was not subject to proper quality checks and as such could put consumers at risk. Joseph Abo, sales and marketing manager of Dangote Cement, said the use of this cement meant Ghana was “building our death traps”. Tor Nygar...

Ghana to limit cement imports

18 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Trade and Industry in Ghana has moved to ban imports of cement into the country. The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has backed the initiative, arguing that the ban will protect the local industry which already has an excess of capacity. In March, this year the Ministry of Trade and Industry proposed imposing a ceiling on the annual importation of cement into Ghana through a legislative instrument. The sector minister Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, who announced the decision to...

Ghana to restrict cement imports

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

The Ghanaian government has announced plans to restrict cement imports into the country with Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, proposing the curtailment. "The Ministry of Trade and Industry proposes through legislative instrument to impose a ceiling on the annual importation of cement into Ghana. Companies that wish to import bagged cement shall be issued a permit to avoid the chaos that has lately saddled the sector," the statement said. Cement importers will have...

Ghana: Ministry on cement-trade-war alert

29 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Ghana's Minister of Trade and Industries, says his Ministry is undertaking a thorough evaluation of various interests in the current trade-war between local cement manufacturers and importers. Local cement makers are claiming cement imports from Nigeria and China are flooding the market, thus making their businesses uncompetitive. Dr Spio-Garbrah said the exercise, with references to price build-ups in other countries, should enable the ministry pronounce appropriatel...

Ghana: Western Diamond Cement Ltd launches product on Takoradi market

09 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Western Diamond Cement Ltd has launched its cement under the brand name ‘Diamond Cement’ on the Takoradi market in Ghana. The company, which produces cement in a vertical kiln, will produce 42.5 and 32.5 grade cement. Buddarajo Roju, quality control manager at Western Diamond Cement Ltd, explained that the company is part of Diamond Cement Group Ltd located at Bokro in the Ahanta West district of the Western Region and has branches at Aflao in the Volta Region and Buipe in the Norther...

Ghana's cement producers seek protection

03 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Ghana's cement producers are under pressure from cheap Chinese imports of bagged cement. The domestic producers have been supported in their struggle by a customs review of the cost and freight value of imported cement which have been adjusted from US$25/t to US$60/t. Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, chairman of the Ghana Cement Manufacturing Association (GCMA) and strategy and corporate affairs director of Ghacem, said the country does not need the influx of bagged cement, expressing optimism tha...

Ghana cement producers' association formed

11 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Local cement producers in Ghana have come together to form a new association to protect and accelerate the development of the domestic industry, and promote the interests of its members through collaborative efforts. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) dated 12 May 2015 named the founding companies of the Ghana Cement Manufacturers Association (GCMA) as GHACEM Ltd, Diamond Cement Ghana Ltd and Savannah Diamond Company Ltd. Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, Strategy & Corporate Affairs Director o...