A few years after the Dangote Group extended its cement manufacturing branch to Ghana, the firm has announced the highly accelerated growth that was achieved in Ghana. As matter of fact, an urgent need of constructing more branches spreading to more market areas in Ghana was called for, after the conclusion of the Accra International Trade Fair exhibition that took place in the country recently.
While addressing Ghana News Agency after the event, the media relations manager of Dangote Cement, Mr. Etornam Komla Buami said that the company will speedily embark on two major projects to meet up with the high demands in Ghana. He said that Takoradi cement plant needs to be completed as soon as possible including the expansion of Tema manufacturing facility.
The firm is aiming to increase productivity from 21000 tonnes in response to the current demand levels. Buami also confirmed that this development will also result in the recruitment of more permanent staff and thousands of casual workers across the country.
Dangote Cement is presently managing over 700 cooperate staff and thousands of indirect employees. According to Buami plans are in the works to increase the salaries and benefits of these workers and he added that the strength of the workers will be increased to 1,700 permanent employees.
Dangote Cement was noted for contributing immensely to the economy of Ghana in terms of stabilization of cement prize and payment of taxes and job creation, which met the overall well-being of the country. Buami said that Dangote Cement will not relent in keeping up the positive work that the group is known for.
Business gains compromising environmental ones
Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna a Nigerian journalist who won the United Nations Foundation (UNF) gold medal as the world’s best Development Humanitarian reporter in 2015 told Nigerianreporter.com exclusively that Nigerian business owners and conglomerates like the Dangote Group, who have heavy ties to the government, in terms of receiving tax subsidies for property expansion in rural communities need to go about legally constructing on the land; specifically doing an environmental impact assessment prior to construction.