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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Nigerian trillionaire enters cuts Kitui cement deal

Kitui county government is working in partnership with the government in the cement mining in Kanziku and Simisi locations, Ikutha district in the county, county governor Julius Malombe has said. “We have no problem with the national government regarding the mining in the county. We are working in partnership in the programme,” the governor said.
Malombe at the same time assured the Nigeria’s Dangote Mining Group total support from the government and the people of Kitui in its cement mining process in the area. He thanked the group for investing in the region.  Kanziku and Simisi locations are endowed with plenty of limestone deposits.
The governor was speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting regarding the cement mining in Kanziku and Simisi locations held at his boardroom where the two locations cement mining liaison committee officials led by their chairman, Vincent Mutambu  were in attendance.
The Dangote Mining Group had been represented to the meeting by Ado Dangote and Muneer Khan, who are the group’s senior officials.
“Your investment is for the good of the people of Kanziku and Simisi locations and Kitui county in general,” Malombe told the Dangote Mining Group’s representatives. The governor said they have no objection to the Dangote Mining Group in the area. “What we want is to work with serious people. Part of this process is building confidence between the investors, the liaison committee and the community,” the governor added.
On his part, Dangote said that the cement mining in Kanziku and Simisi locations will change the livelihood in the area. “There will be employment opportunities and education. Hospitals will be built and schools, water, roads will be there. The mining will help the community,” Dangote said. The function was also addressed by the Kitui county environment, natural resources and mining investments minister George Mulatya among others.