The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya has conferred the very best civilian honour within the nation on the President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote
Dangote obtained the Commander of the National Order of Valour honour in recognition of his efforts in infrastructural growth of Cameroon and Africa via his cement vegetation, in line with the President, Vanguard reviews.
The President expressed pleasure at Dangote’s varied efforts to advertise industrialisation throughout Africa via the constructing of cement vegetation in a number of African nations at a conferment ceremony held on the Unity Palace.
He urged the main African investor to think about extra investments within the manufacturing sector in Cameroon, explaining that there are quite a few enterprise alternatives within the nation. Noting that the vegetation have supplied 1000’s of direct and oblique employment at their varied places, to spice up the economies of their host nations, identical to in Cameroon.
“My government is focused on promoting a business-friendly environment to make the country more attractive and an investors’ destination.” He added
Meanwhile, Dangote appreciated President Biya and the folks of Cameroon for the good honour performed to him within the award of the nation’s highest civilian honour, stressing that there are plans to diversify the group’s investments in Cameroon, beginning with vitality.
He stated, “We have plans to expand our investment to other sectors beginning with oil and gas while our capacity in cement will be expanded.”
While expressing appreciation for the help supplied by the President in fixing the challenges encountered within the building of the plant. He counseled the Cameroonian authorities for offering an enabling setting, which aided the profitable completion of the Dangote Cement plant.
“At the inception of our construction activities at the plant, we encountered several challenges, but the government stepped in and ensured that we overcame these initial problems.
“Also, the incentives by the government to investors are encouraging. We feel very much at home here in Cameroon because of the business-friendly environment. If demand for cement increases, we will increase the capacity of the plant and make the country self-sufficient in cement production.”