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Dangote Cement Ghana takes delivery of 1000 trucks

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Dangote Cement Ghana Ltd. has taken delivery of 1,000 brand-new-trucks to facilitate the distribution of cement to all parts of Ghana.

This is part of the expansion plans of the company to meet the growing demand of the Dangote brand of cement.

The Media Relations Manager of the company, Etornam Komla Buami said all the 1000 trucks arrived on the shores of the Tema port from July 4 to July 8.

“This is the largest single importation of trucks by a manufacturing company in Ghana and obviously, good news for the whole of Ghana. More than 5000 direct and indirect jobs are going to be created, and this also means more money for the government through the payment of income tax,” he said.

On his part, the Managing Director and CEO of Dangote Cement Ghana Ltd, Mr. Tor Nygard said the importation of the trucks is a direct response to the demands of the Dangote brand of cement. Mr. Tor added, “these are components of the Company’s mission in Ghana which is to stimulate its economy and get quality cement to all Ghanaians at an affordable price.”

Mr. Nygard said the company is also investing over $100 million in the construction of a new plant in Takoradi in the Western region. The plant which will be a state of the art modern Cement Grinding Plant will have the capacity to produce about 1.5 million tons of cement per annum.

“This project, when completed, will further cement the presence of Dangote Cement business in Ghana and is a further proof of our commitment to the Infrastructural development of the country and will also enable us to meet the growing demand across other countries in West Africa.”

On the quality of the Dangote brand of cement, the Media Relations Manager said they supply only 42.5R grade of ordinary Portland cement onto the Ghanaian market “and this is the highest you can find on the market; one reason why we continue to have high demand.”

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