History was made in the Republic of Congo on November 23rd 2017 with the commissioning of the largest cement plant in terms of capacity in the central African country.
The 1.5million MTPA cement plant in Mfila which was built at a cost of USD300 million was commissioned by the President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso in the presence of the locals and a strong delegation from Nigeria. The Nigerian delegation was led by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi and the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment Dr Okechukwu Enelamah.
The President of the Dangote Group Mr Aliko Dangote announced that the plant was the fifth to be inaugurated by the group within a space of two years., adding that in line with their continental focus they have built cement plants in fifteen African countries with a combined capacity of 45.8 million MTPA.
In his speech, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria who was represented by Dr Kayode Fayemi identified Aliko Dangote as a champion of economic renaissance in Africa and used the medium to encourage other African companies to invest in Africa.
The impact of the investment is expected to halt the importation of cement in Congo Brazaville, create more jobs, enhance infrastructure development and transform the socio-economic well being of the entire CEEMAC Region.