by Paul Osas
The Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has said his planned $600 million cement plant in Kenya may begin operations within months.
Dangote disclosed this during the visit of the Kenyan deputy prime minister, William Ruto, to Dangote Cement Obajana plant in Kogi State on Friday.
The Kenyan deputy prime minister was accompanied by Kenya’s secretary of information and communication Dr Fred Natiang, secretary of industrialization Mr Adam Muhammad, chief of staff to the deputy PM Mr Marrianne Keitanany, director of communication Mr Emmanuel Talam, secretary of policy Mr Peter Karinki, member of parliament Hon. Annah Kenyata and special adviser to the prime minister Mrs Phannie Mogaka.
The deputy prime minister noted that “I am now convinced that we are dealing with the right person. I am really impressed with what I have seen here. I am convinced that as soon as the remaining two licences are secured and the company is established, it will create jobs for our people back home. I also want to assure Alhaji Aliko Dangote that Kenya is a peaceful and friendly country to do business.”
Dangote expressed satisfaction with the level of support and partnership from the government of Kenya.