Exclusive: Checkout Samples of Ibrahim Mahama’s New Dzata Cement.
Samples of the much anticipated Dzata Cement belonging to businessman Ibrahim Mahama have been spotted in town. The samples according to checks by Paakwesiasare.biz are currently being tried and tested to ensure fineness, consistency, soundness, heat of hydration amongst others. The bagged cement product is packaged beautifully with an embossment of a lion’s image. “Dzata” is the local name for a lion. This will be the highest single cement facility in Ghana when fully operational.
The Dzata Cement factory is located on about 10 acres of land near the Tema port and just opposite Dangote cement. The over 200 million dollar plant is expected to produce an average of 120 bags per minute from its two production lines and is expected to create some five thousand direct and indirect jobs. This will be the first cement manufacturing plant built and owned by a Ghanaian. Paakwesiasare.biz is reliably informed commercial production will commence soon.
Construction of DZATA Cement started some nine years ago when the ground was broken for general earthworks to commence. Following the completion of general Earthworks, the Foundation of two (2) warehouses started in earnest. Construction of the foundation took twelve (12) months after which attention shifted to the main plant installation. The installation was undertaken by Ghanaian artisans with supervision by the manufacturers. This exercise was undertaken in sixteen (16) months. The factory is located on ten (10) Acre land near the Tema Port with technology deployed by German developers Haver & Boecker. The type of cement produced by the plant is the Ordinary Portland Cement which is imported for the plant. The plant will bag an average of 120 bags per minute from the two (2) production lines with an annual production of 2.6 million tons of cement. The plant has two (2) warehouses that accommodate two shiploads of jumbo bags of cement. Production Silos can hold forty thousand metric tons of cement at any given time. Control of the plant is from a centralized point as the operations will be automated with very minimal human activities within the plant.