Dangote’s $480m Ethiopian cement factory for inauguration June 5

Dangote Cement Plc says it will inaugurate its 2.5 million tonnes per annum cement plant in Ethiopia on Thursday as the company inches towards the mark of 40 mtpa global production capacity before the end of 2015.

Located in Mugher District, the cement plant is said to be the single largest investment by an African in that country and the fifth offshore cement plant of the company to be rolled out in the last one year in Africa, coming after Senegal, Cameroon, South Africa and Zambia.

The statement by the Dangote Group on Sunday indicated that the government and the people of Ethiopia were excited about the completion of the project and the economic prospects of having such a huge company in their country.

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