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Ghana: Dangote creates 5000 jobs

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

To improve the access and availability of cement across the country, Dangote Cement Ghana has acquired 1000 new trucks for the distribution of cement into all parts of Ghana. These new trucks have opened up opportunities for drivers, loaders and truck driver assistants. Media Relations Manager for the company, Etornam Komla, said that the cement producers has started the recruitment process and that all new drivers will be on board by the end of July. As well as investing in distribution,...

West Africa powers up

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

West Africa’s booming population and economic development are expected to fuel cement consumption in the long term and the region’s prospects look bright. However, as the regional cement sector rapidly builds production capacity to keep pace with anticipated demand, challenges remain for the industry, including inflation, lower oil receipts and power shortages. By ICR Research, UK. Ghana: HeidelbergCement's Tema plant keeps production rolling West Africa’s population is set to m...

Dangote Cement

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

With Ghana’s economy expected to grow by 4.5 per cent this year on the back of an upturn in oil production in 2H16, Dangote is rapidly speeding up its expansion plans in the country. The company is currently investing over US$100m in a 1.5Mta cement plant in the western regional capital Takoradi, which is due to be completed by the end of this year. It is also increasing silo capacity at its Tema plant beyond its existing 21,000t. Despite subdued oil and cocoa exports in 2015, ongoing fis...

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...