Dangote Cement procures 1,000 brand-new-trucks to facilitate distribution
As part of the initiative to widen access and improve on the availability of cement in all parts of the country, Dangote Cement Ghana has procured 1,000 brand-new-trucks to facilitate distribution of the product into all parts of Ghana. With these, the Company has commenced the process of recruitment of drivers, truck driver assistants and loaders.
These trucks arrived at Tema Port between July 4 and 8, 2016, according to the Company’s media relations manager, Etornam Komla. Komla said the recruitment is part of the company’s objective of contributing to Ghana’s economic growth through job creation and honouring tax obligations.
He said the company has also invested over $100 million in the construction of a new plant in Takoradi in the Western Region. The billions of dollars invested in building new cement capacity has singlehandedly helped Nigeria become self-sufficient in cement.
In the process it has created thousands of jobs across the country in factories, logistics, sales and support. At 13.25Mta, its Obajana Cement Plant in Kogi State, Nigeria is the largest in Africa and one of the largest and most profitable cement factories in the world. Employing thousands of people directly and indirectly, it was opened in 2008 as a 5Mta plant and has twice been extended in size.