Dangote Cement to recruit 5,000 workers in Ghana

Posted by News Express | 13 July 2016 | 3,434 times

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Dangote Cement Ghana has announced moves to recruit 5,000 workers in the West African country.

This came on the heels of the procurement of 1,000 brand-new-trucks to facilitate the distribution of Dangote Cement in all parts of Ghana. The company has already commenced the process of recruitment of drivers, truck driver assistants and loaders.

These trucks which came in three different vessels arrived at the shores of Tema Port between July 4 and July 8, 2016, according to the Company’s Media Relations Manager, Mr. Etornam Komla.

“We’ve started the recruitment exercise and by the end of July, all of the drivers will be on board,” Komla said.

The recruitment exercise, according to Komla, is part of the company’s objective of contributing to Ghana’s economic growth through job creation and honoring tax obligations. “These are components of the company’s mission in Ghana which is to stimulate its economy,” Komla said.

He said the company has also invested over $100 million in the construction of a new plant in Takoradi in the Western Region. According to him, the state-of-the-art modern Cement Grinding Plant will have the capacity to produce about 1.5 million tonnes 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 demands across other countries in West Africa,” Komla stated.

Dangote Cement is Africa’s leading cement producer with 44 million tonnes per annum (Mta) of capacity operational at the end of 2015 in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

Headquartered in Lagos, the Group is managed by an executive team led by the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), who reports to the Chairman and the Board of Directors.

Dangote Cement has three regions: Nigeria, West & Central Africa and South & East Africa, each with its own CEO and CFO reporting to the Group CEO and Group CFO respectively. The company is owned by Nigeria’s serial entrepreneur, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who has lately forayed into oil and gas and is building a multi-billion dollar refinery in Lagos which is expected to end Nigeria’s dependence on imported petroleum products.

•Photo shows Aliko Dangote.

Source: News Express

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