Dangote Cement, major contributor to Senegal’s economy – Envoy



Aliko Dangote

Dangote Cement Plc’s huge investment has been described as one of the major contributors to the of the Senegalese . Besides, the Cement plant located in Pout, 60 kilometres away from Dakar, has greatly assisted in strengthening the relationship between Senegal and

Dangote Cement Senegal currently holds a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per year, producing higher quality cement to meet the country’s demand as well exporting to neighbouring countries around Senegal. 

Charge D’Affaires, Embassy of , Senegal, Mr.  A.K Zanna, who spoke on the contributions of Dangote Cement’s investment in Senegal at his office in Dakar recently, called on Dangote and other interested to explore the investment opportunities available in the Senegalese Salt and Real Estate industry. 

According to him, Dangote’s Cement investment in Senegal is contributing significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), through its export from neighbouring countries and social investments in the country. “I think the company has done a lot in strengthening the existing relationship between and Senegal,” he added. 

Zanna stated, “As one of the biggest foreign in the Senegalese , Dangote Cement is contributing significantly to the country’s . We are proud to associate with the company as a Nigerian brand. The company has done a lot in Senegal since its establishment in 2015. It has created huge for the Senegalese; it has created both direct and indirect opportunities for many people in Senegal. 

Country Manager, Dangote Cement, Senegal, Luk Haelterman attributed the success of the company in Senegal in the past five years to the company’s investment in quality production and introduction of what is commonly referred to as the ‘Senegallisation’ Policy. 

He stated, “The success of Dangote Cement is coming from quality planning based merely on the improvement on the quality of cement to 42.5R that was not available everywhere and certainly not to everybody at affordable price in Senegal. Introducing this into the market was a guarantee for us to gain the market share that we needed.  

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