President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has disclosed that his conglomerate is planning to build a $600 million cement plant in Kenya.
The Group Chief Executive made this disclosure during the visit of the Kenyan Deputy Prime Minister, Wiliam Ruto, to Dangote Cement Obajana plant in Kogi State last weekend.
Mr. Dangote said the three million metric tons factory may start operation very soon because preparatory arrangements have commenced.
He expressed satisfaction with the level support and partnership from the government of Kenya.
Speaking, Kenyan Deputy Prime Minister said he was impressed with what he saw at the Obajana factory, which is considered to be one of the biggest cement factory in the world.
He said: “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 licenses 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,” he said.