Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Sunday gave a piece of coal-rich land to Nigerian
investor Aliko Dangote so that he produces his own coal to power the 650 million-U.S. dollars Mtwara cement factory.
Speaking at the official launch of the 580 trucks, which are used by the Nigerian investor to transport cement from the southern region of Mtwara to the rest of the country, Magufuli gave a seven-day ultimatum for the Ministry of Energy and Minerals to ensure that the land in Ngaka Coal mining area is available to the Dangote cement firm to start production of its own coal.
Magufuli also directed the ministry to ensure it links the Dangote cement plant with natural gas as soon as possible so that the investor produce at minimum low costs and people buy the product at the cheaper price.
He assured the Nigerian and other investors in Tanzania that his government was ready to assist them any time they need assistance.