Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote is in Tanzania where he opened a new cement plant.
At the opening ceremony Aliko Dangote was accompanied by his three daughters Halima, Fatima and Sadia.
Halima is the most popular of his daughters. She is said to have her father’s business acumen. According to reports, Dangote has several daughters but no son.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote has said the firm would build cement plants in 18 African countries, including Nepal in Asia to make the continent import-dependent free.
A statement by the company on Sunday said Dangote made the announcement at the commissioning of 3.0 million metric tonne per annum (MTPA) cement plant at Mgao Village, Mtwara, Tanzania.
He said the entire Africa firms, which would produce more than 80MTPA of cement, was to make Africa an export continent rather than import-dependent .
He said the cement plant, which was the largest in Africa after Nigeria, was to stimulate the continent’s growth and create more jobs for its huge population.
According to him, it is time Africans take their destiny in their hands by investing their huge resources in their fatherland.