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"Perhaps We'll Have Footprints In Zimbabwe In Near Future" - Dangote

Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate, Dangote Group, has said it is a possibility for the company to establish a cement manufacturing plant in Zimbabwe, in the near future.

When that happens, the plant will be its 11th across Africa as it expands its footprint on the continent.

Owned by Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, the company first expressed interest to invest in Zimbabwe in 2015 when he last visited the country.

During that time, it was said the company was interested in building a US$400 million cement plant, but the plan did not come to fruition, a development largely blamed on bureaucracy prevalent under the previous government.

During his visit then, Dangote also expressed interest in investing in power generation and coal mining.

Dangote Group executive director, Engineer Mansur Ahmed, who is in the country for the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) told New Ziana:

Today our flagship business, the Dangote cement business has footprint in about 14 African countries, with actual investment in cement plants in 10 of these.

It is my hope that perhaps not in the too distant future Zimbabwe will be the eleventh.

Dangote cement is Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest cement company with a production capacity of 48.6 million tons a year across 10 countries.

The company has cement plants in Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania,  South Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, and Cameroon.

Dangote Group is invested in steel, agriculture, transportation, infrastructure, oil and gas among other sectors.

More: New Ziana

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11 Comments

The King of Serpents 9 months ago

Ngaauye tiwanewo mabasa


cute 9 months ago

imi makamuramba muchida kutonyorwa


Tio4 9 months ago

Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo kkkkk nyika ichavakwa ne the likes of Tagwire"s . Whilst mortgaging our minerals at zero costs

Ribvungu 9 months ago

It is his hope that perhaps not in the too distant future Zimbabwe will be the eleventh. These guys just express interests in investing in Zimbabwe, so rediculous


Aliko Dakote 9 months ago

ndozvifarira zvangu. ndinga Opener cement business in Zim's GOVT'S kut ndakapusa here. ndanga ndashaya nyaya zvangu. ndoidii mari isina zita. No foreign currency evooooo🙌🙌


nitoo 9 months ago

ndipo pamunosara ipapa in the same environment Strive Masiiwa is now 44billion from 2.7 his proceeds are from Cassava tech & econet wireless company

imi muchiti rtgs njan njan iye arikuruka mari

Kaka 9 months ago

@nitoo its 4 billion not 44,Dangote ane 14billion

hlomZk 9 months ago

4 billion mhan iwe

VYBZ KARTEL 9 months ago

ngaasauye mu Zimbabwe kusvika CCC yatonga

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putin 9 months ago

unonyuraa mari yako nembavha idzi


shaya dzembongoro 9 months ago

ngaauye atorerwe investment yake



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