The President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said that his company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives have commenced in Mfila, Congo Brazzaville, where it just opened a $300m, 1.5 million-metric-tonne capacity cement plant. The cement magnate declared that $1.2m had also been given as loan to aid the country in the completion of a bridge.
He was addressing the concerns of the local people about their welfare, noting that it was the firm’s policy to give back to the people in areas where it was operating. In addition to the bridge, the firm, according to him, has also established scholarship schemes for students around the area.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who represented President Muhmmadu Buhari at the event, noted that Dangote Cement Plc with its 29.25 million metric tonnes of cement production per annum had contributed substantially to the expansion of local cement production from about three million metric tonnes per annum over a decade ago to an anticipated figure of 45 million metric tonnes per annum by the year 2018.